Sunday, May 5th, 2013

Zoya Liberty Nail Lacquer
Zoya Liberty Nail Lacquer

Zoya Liberty Nail Lacquer ($9.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “blue sugary sparkle” witha Pixie Dust finish. It’s a medium, lightly brightened blue with sugary sparkle and a textured, matte finish. I don’t have anything like this in my stash that I can think of, due to the textured finish. The color reminded me a bit of Zoya Phoebe, which has a matte finish, but it isn’t raised or “sugary.” China Glaze Blue Iguana has a similar blue coloring and also has larger shimmer, but it’s not as sparkly or as textured as Liberty (they are not dupes, but they’re more alike when you apply a top coat over Liberty).

Liberty was mostly opaque after two coats, and it honestly looked fully opaque to my eyes when I was photographing it, but lo and behold, it wasn’t quite.  There is some visible nail line at certain angles and when held further away.  I learned after taking my initial set of swatches that Zoya recommends three thin coats for full opacity with the Pixie Dust polishes, which I think would get you to full opaque color here.  Compared to the other shades I reviewed recently, the consistency of Liberty seemed thinner, almost watery, but it didn’t pool or slide around the nail.  It did seem to take a bit longer to dry, though.  The Pixie Dust formula wears really well; a nice seven-days of wear without chipping and very minor tip wear (whichlooks more like the sugary granules were sanded down on the edges).

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Liberty

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This is one of the shades that I liked better with a top coat (personally), but it can be worn either way, so it comes down to preference!

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

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Zoya Liberty Nail Lacquer
Zoya Liberty Nail Lacquer

Zoya Liberty Nail Lacquer
Zoya Liberty Nail Lacquer

Zoya Liberty Nail Lacquer
Zoya Liberty Nail Lacquer

Zoya Liberty Nail Lacquer
Zoya Liberty Nail Lacquer

Zoya Liberty Nail Lacquer
Zoya Liberty Nail Lacquer

Zoya Liberty Nail Lacquer
Zoya Liberty Nail Lacquer (with a top coat)

Zoya Liberty Nail Lacquer
Zoya Liberty Nail Lacquer

Zoya Liberty Nail Lacquer
Zoya Liberty Nail Lacquer

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Zoya, $9.00.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

The color reminded me a bit of Zoya Phoebe, which has a matte finish, but it isn't raised or "sugary." China Glaze Blue Iguana has a similar blue coloring and also has larger shimmer, but it's not as sparkly or as textured as Liberty (they are not dupes, but they're more alike when you apply a top coat over Liberty).

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19 thoughts on “Zoya Liberty Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. I’m really loving this one, it reminds me of the ocean. :)

  2. Definitely one of my favs in this finish!

  3. this reminded me a lot of China Glaze’s “Dorothy Who?”

  4. Love this color! And it’s much better with a top coat because I find the finish of these a little eerie lol.

  5. This is so pretty, I think I actually like it with the topcoat more though!

  6. Alyssa

    WOW! That is a beautiful color; it has such depth! I think I need to pick this one up.

  7. Kat

    I’m not crazy about the Pixie Dust finish on its own, but it looks great with a top coat! Beautiful color.

  8. Super pretty! I think this is my fave of the pixie dust collection so far!

  9. Julie

    Liberty is my top fave from this collection. I’ve been drawn to it from the very first time I saw it. So beautiful!!

  10. LOVE it with a top coat!! I want at least a couple shades of these Pixie Dust polishes so badly, but I dislike ordering polishes online. I hope my closest ULTA gets this collection. I don’t know where else I would be able to get them!

  11. I’m definitely getting a few colors from this collection. I have Chyna and Godiva and application was flawless. I don’t really like matte finishes– I always wear the Pixies with top coat because then they look like glitter sandwiches except that they’re much easier to do!

  12. That looks so pretty! Looking at the bottle, I didn’t think that I would like it, but on your nails it’s so beautiful. I’m usually not a fan of blues. I love them in the bottle then hate them on me, but that one looks like it would be worth a try.

  13. Oh my. I think I’m in love!

  14. Olga

    This looks like a dead-on dupe for OPI’s “Get Your Number” from the Mariah Carey collection earlier this year, except the OPI also has holographic glitter, which makes it better, imo.

  15. VickyM

    Very pretty, I love it.

  16. Mina Tran

    what top coat do u use?