Pahlish: Moonlight

Pahlish, PR, Regular release

*Disclosure: PR samples- I received these polishes free of charge in exchange for photography.*

Release: 15 March 2020

6 polishes

A collection inspired by the mythology of the goddess Elune from the game World of Warcraft


swatch pahlish darkshore 2

Darkshore is a dark blue crelly base with iridescent and UCC shifting flakes in green/blue/purple. I’ve been on a kick with applying this kind of polish in two thicker coats instead of three thinner coats. I feel like it gives the final result extra squishiness.

2 coats + top coat

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Light of Elune

swatch pahlish light of elune 2

I really liked the look of this one in the bottle, but application is tricky. Light of Elune has a white base with green/pink shifting shimmer. White-based polishes always have difficult formulas. I had to practice this one a bunch of times before finally taking photos. I settled on three thick coats and floating the brush as best I could to minimize streaking and patching. If I was more neurotic I might have gone for a fourth, but I’m not about that life at the moment. The pink shift in the shimmer is subtle but lovely.

3 coats + top coat

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swatch pahlish moonkin 2

Moonkin is a light golden ivory base with pink/gold shifting shimmer. The final appearance of this kind of shade will heavily depend on your skin tone. It looks light beige on me. The base shade is certainly warm enough for my skin to be a passable neutral, but it has a bit of a green cast (that I often see in warmer neutral shades) that I don’t like. You’ll definitely want to look at swatches of this one on a swatcher with a skin tone close to your own for the best understanding of this shade. The formula is not white-based so it is not as difficult as Light of Elune, but it can be a little patchy/streaky if your coats are too thin.

3 coats + top coat

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swatch pahlish moonwell 2

One of my favorites in this collection! Moonwell has a dark blue-grey creme base with lots of teal/purple/gold multichrome pigment. It’s somewhere between a creme with shimmer and true multichrome since the multichrome pigment really takes over the base color a lot. Very shifty and very lovely.

2 coats + top coat

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swatch pahlish shadowsong 2

I LOVE the colors of this one. Shadowsong has a raspberry base with bright pink/green shifting shimmer. In general, I’m a fan of pink/green/gold color combinations, and the shimmer in this one stands out so well. I think it’s the glowiest of the collection, and it has a fantastic formula.

2 coats + top coat

swatch pahlish shadowsong 3swatch pahlish shadowsong 4swatch pahlish shadowsong 6


swatch pahlish starshards 2

Starshards is a brown-copper base with red/gold shifting shimmer and holographic microflakes. The shimmer is showing a bit too copper in my photos…the resting color of the shimmer is a true red, and it then shifts copper/gold. Very nice rich, darker shade.

2 coats + top coat

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My far-and-away favorite of this collection is Shadowsong. I love glowy shimmers, and while I’m not necessarily a fan of very feminine shades, the strong green shimmer gives it an edge that I enjoy. I also like Moonwell a lot. I really like multichrome shifts that end with gold.

These will be available for preorder starting 7pm Central time starting 15 March. The preorder will run through the 17th.

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