Zoya Liberty Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

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).

Liberty

PPermanent. $9.00.
A
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9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
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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

The Overview
Nail Lacquer
Zoya
$9.00/0.5 oz.

93%

Average

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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

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!

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!

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.

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.

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