Matte & Suede finishes had a brief time in the sun a couple of years ago as the new "It" finish. Despite the fact that this trend is done for now, I still really like mattes & suedes. But I think what buyers didn't like was the formula's fragility. One had to be thankful that these types of polish dried quickly because they would chip within minutes of application. Zoya's Veruschka was no exception to this problem. It had tip wear in a few moments and was terribly chipped by the next morning. It's pretty as anything but a trial to wear.