Zoya Liberty Swatches & Review

Zoya Liberty Swatches & ReviewMy favourite type of blue nail polish is vivid like the lagoon in a fairytale. So the minute I saw Zoya Liberty from the PixieDust Summer Collection, I knew it was a must-have!

It’s fresh, bright, bold, and fun – exactly what I love in a manicure. (I think it would suit a wide variety of skin tones, too!)

And oh yeah, I’m still on the textured-nail trend, baby! I won’t be getting off soon, unless the conductor kicks me out. (I’d be clinging on for dear life. Thank goodness for strong nails!) 😉

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I loved the Zoya PixieDust Collection for Summer so much that I bought the entire 6-piece set!

I’ve so far worn 2 from that collection, and I can’t wait to sport them all! Zoya really did a wonderful job on these colours!

Zoya Liberty Pictures

Zoya Liberty PixieDust Swatch, Review & Pictures

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Zoya Liberty PixieDust Swatch, Review & Photos


Liberty Zoya PixieDust Swatches & Photos

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Liberty by Zoya PixieDust Review, Swatches & Pics


Zoya Liberty PixieDust Textured Nail Polish

Zoya Liberty Ingredients

Zoya Liberty Ingredients PixieDust Nail Polish

Zoya Liberty Swatches

All swatches have:

    • Essie First Base (Base Coat)
    • 2 coats of Zoya Liberty
    • No top coat!

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Zoya Liberty Swatches & Review

Zoya Liberty Swatch

Zoya Liberty Review & Swatch

Zoya Liberty Review & Swatches

Zoya Liberty Swatch & Review

Zoya Liberty Swatches

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Zoya Liberty Swatch Blue PixieDust Swatches

Zoya Liberty PixieDust Swatch

Zoya Liberty PixieDust Swatches

Zoya Liberty Swatches Swatch Review

Zoya Liberty PixieDust


  • Blue sparkle (Yes)
  • Matte sparkle (Yes)

Key Notes

Zoya Liberty Review


You can’t go wrong with a blue like Zoya Liberty! It’s the kind of blue that has a spring in its step. It doesn’t just walk down to the local grocery store – it struts and whistles a happy tune. At least, this is what I imagine it would do. 😉

If you enjoy nail polishes like China Glaze Blue Sparrow and OPI Get Your Number as much as I do, you will no doubt also love Liberty by Zoya. It’s in the same fun-blue category.

What’s neat about this one is that it almost looks like the base is a ‘matte jelly’ and that the texture is somehow suspended in it. I think that’s why there seems to be depth.

Although I’m a greenphile, I must say that vibrant blues like this give greens some stiff competition!


Liberty by Zoya has the awesome PixieDust finish. There’s noticeable texture, which is right on trend, and it’s finely milled. Some people have described it as being almost ‘sugary’ in appearance, which I think is pretty accurate. There’s a delicate quality about the Zoya PixieDust finish.

You could add a shiny top coat over it if you prefer a smooth polish, but since I really am embracing the texture trend, I wore it solo.

Application & Formula

With the first coat, it seemed to be sheerer than I expected, but the second coat made a world of difference and gave me full opacity.

As with lots of textured nail polishes, Liberty by Zoya dried quickly. I really appreciate that because PixieDust polishes (and textured polishes in general) are my go-to when I am short on time, but still want a manicure that I know I’ll love.


Using my favourite nail-polish remover from Sally Beauty Supply, I found that this was very easy to remove. It’s way easier to take off than a traditional glitter.

When I removed Zoya Liberty, I noticed that it stained a little. I used a base coat, which probably prevented it from staining more. (You may even want to double up on your base coat if your nails are more prone to absorbing pigment like mine are.)

I saw that the blue pigment wanted to stay on my cuticles and skin.

But, don’t worry – you won’t have to go around with Smurf fingers. To rectify this, all I did was wash my hands a few times with regular soap. Wash. Rinse. Repeat. Do that a few times, and you’ll see the blue pigment fades and then pretty much goes away.

However, because of this, I would strongly suggest that you avoid removing this polish if you need to be somewhere soon or if you want to put on another manicure and be out the door.

Removing this polish and getting rid of the residual blue can take a little longer, so keep that in mind.


  • Gorgeous blue
  • Great finely-milled textured finish
  • Dries quickly

  • Can stain & the blue pigment lingers unless you wash your hands several times after removal

Final Verdict: 9.5/10

I am in love with Zoya Liberty! I would’ve given it a perfect score, but the staining factor forced me to knock it down very slightly.

Despite the one setback, I think that Liberty is amazing, and it’s soooo worth the extra effort for removal. This is my favourite PixieDust so far!

Did you get any of the Zoya PixieDust polishes from the summer collection? Do you avoid polishes that stain? If not, how do you cope with the staining or prevent it?


12 thoughts on “Zoya Liberty Swatches & Review

  1. Renée

    Gorgeous! I have a lot of blues and greens in my stash, a shade for every mood ha ha 😉 Shame about the staining though, but that’s kinda common with blue and dark(er) blue shades, I guess.

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Renee!

      Yeah, as long as the colour is spectacular, I can deal with a little staining. This was an amazing blue for sure!

  2. Meghan

    Is it just me, or is this almost an exact dupe of OPI Get Your Number, with a bit of texture difference? Not that that’s a bad thing, I’m just trying to convince myself I don’t really need both! 😉
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    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Meghan!

      The base blue is the same, but these polishes are really different. You can justify owning both!

      Get Your Number has holo glitter that Liberty doesn’t. It makes a big difference in the finished look on the nails.

      1. Meghan

        Ah yes, the holo would make a big difference. Guess I’m off to hunt down some more blues (need to pick up Tiffany Case while I’m at it – if I’m gonna get 1 similar, I might as well get 2, right? :D)

        BTW – love your blog, I’m playing catch-up on some previous entries and really enjoying your detailed information. Thanks!

        1. Mary S. Post author

          Aww, thank you so much! 🙂 I’m happy to hear that you enjoy the blog. I hope to continue blogging for as long as possible. My awesome readers like you make it more rewarding than I ever thought possible. So, a huge thank you!

  3. Tanya

    That is so pretty! Kind of like a less flashy OPI Get your Number? I probably won’t get this one since it’s close, but I did order the yellow one: Solange. I can’t wait!

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Tanya!

      Yes, that’s a good way to describe it. It’s missing the holo that Get Your Number has, but the base is a similar cheerful blue.

      Hope you love Solange – I have it, but haven’t worn it yet. It looks like a great colour for a sunny day.

  4. Jenny

    ooh so pretty… I would love to get, well, honestly, all the polishes in the collection, but they haven’t come out where I live, and there’s no date for them, so instead, all I can hope for is that they do get released… Same for the coming fall collection, I will get them, if they come out. otherwise I’ll have to search ebay or something for them… But gorgeous colour.

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Jenny!

      Haha, I know what you mean about wanting all the polishes in the collection. 😉 That’s why I ended up buying them all!


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