ZOYA Pixie Dust Special Texture Edition Collection Review, Photos, Swatches

Texture is the new big thing in nail polish, and ZOYA brings us their take on this trend with the Pixie Dust Collection. This special edition collection is comprised of six shades; all of which sparkle beautifully, dry matte, and have a textured look and feel. With Pixie Dust, you’ll want to use base coat, but you’ll skip top coat. The use of top coat will eliminate the special textured effect. (ZOYA actually recommends skipping base coat too, but I didn’t find that the use of one hurt the final look. I’d personally still wear it.)

When I first spied this trend, I wasn’t entirely sold on it—and you’ll see it from several brands this season. But as usual, ZOYA sealed the deal for me, because I think theirs turned out beautifully. I love the sugary, sparkling look!

Zoya Pixie Dust Special Texture Edition

In terms of application, these are actually pretty easily. The flow of the polish is consistent and even, and it takes about 10 minutes for the product to dry to a completely matte-textured finish. You’ll want to allow each coat to dry before applying the next. (For example, wait five minutes before applying coat two, then wait five more minutes to dry.)

The shade will actually determine how many coats to apply. I used two coats in all of the swatches below, but in hindsight, I wish I had used three on a few of the pale shades. While you can feel the textured bumps with these on the nail surface, I find that the ZOYA Pixie Dust formula is smoother than the OPI Liquid Sand finish, and that the effect is much more dynamic. Actual length of wear is still questionable for me with these since I haven’t had them long enough for a proper wear test, but I’m hearing around the blogosphere that the wear is still pretty decent, considering you’re not using a top coat.


Godiva is a nude-beige with a metallic-matte textured finish. This is one that I wish I had tried with three coats, but I still find it incredible. It has a very antique look to it, it’s very unique.

Vespa is a cool mint green with a metallic-matte textured finish.

London is a neutral foggy grey with a metallic-matte textured finish.

Nyx is cool periwinkle with a metallic-matte finish.

Dahlia is a cool grey-black with a metallic-matte finish.

Chyna is a cool, dimensional ruby red with a metallic matte finish.

Bottom Line…

I wasn’t expecting to like this trend at all, but I’m actually all for it! Pixie Dust is a solid collection with beautiful shades and a gorgeous finish. I can’t even pick favorites here, because I think they’re all winners! Will you be trying out this texture trend?

Price & Availability…

$9 each, zoya.com

An editorial sample was provided by the company and evaluated to determine our opinion of the product in this post. Please see the Disclosures page for further information regarding our policies for using editorial samples.
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=509473139 Celine Anne

    I’m actually into this trend. I love the dark shades like the grey and black.

  • http://collegemakeupbudget.blogspot.com/ Beauty on a College Budget

    I’m not sure how many of these I will actually end up buying but I want to try London first before I buy anymore of them. Hopefully they will be included in the next big sale they have!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=562320491 Shauna MacGregor

    I love the matte finishes! I just wonder about the wear; I’ve used matte before and it doesn’t last as well as when you can use a topcoat….

  • http://naturalsupplementadvisor.com/zetaclear-review/ Jokas

    Chyna is sexy.