Pahlish: Wilde

Pahlish, PR, Regular release

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

Release: 13 September 2020

6 polishes

A collection inspired by dark fairy tales and haunted woods


swatch pahlish afterglow 2

Afterglow features a desaturated plum purple base with red/pink/gold shifting shimmer. In the bottle I was really excited about the beautiful base color, but on the nail the rosy shimmer becomes much stronger and kind of takes over. Oddly enough, at certain angles the polish overall takes on a brownish-bronze tone.

2 coats + top coat

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swatch pahlish starborne 2

Starborne features an undersaturated army green base with strong red/orange/green shifting multichrome shimmer. The warm-colored shimmer warms up the base green color nicely. It reminds me of Pahlish’s Breath of the Wild, although that green base was more blue-toned, and this shade is more red-toned, if that makes sense.

3 coats + top coat

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swatch pahlish persephone 2

First of the two new gold flake polishes! Persephone is a deep eggplant crelly filled with crushed gold flakes. Such a beautiful, sophisticated shade! Shannon teased some new fall additions to the gold flake line, and this one surpasses any expectation I had.

3 coats + top coat

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Wild Lands

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The other gold flake is Wild Lands, a saturated medium green crelly base with gold flakes. This one has great coverage, and two coats was easily enough for full opacity. The green base is so pigmented that the gold flakes kind of take on a tinge of green instead of contrasting against the base color.

2 coats + top coat

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Fairy Ring

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Fairy Ring features a teal green jelly base with mixed iridescent flakes (the predominant one having a red/green shift) and platinum silver flakes. Those silver flakes have a stunning shine, but it doesn’t photograph well because it’s so shiny and reflective. So I have a photo in diffused lighting to try to show this polish better. It’s prettier IRL. The color of the jelly base is also difficult to photograph, but it’s a teal that leans more green. It might be showing a little too blue on your screen.

Since the base is quite sheer and there is a lot of stuff packed in, I definitely recommend doing even coats and letting each coat dry well to prevent the flakies from dragging around.

3 coats + top coat

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I added a matte top coat to better showcase all the flakes. You can really see all the flakes like this in real life, even with a glossy top coat instead of matte.

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And the last polish is Silkspun, which features a gold/green/blue multichrome set in a deep purple base. The resting gold state of the multichrome glows out against the dark base, but as it shifts through to blue, the deep purple base becomes more apparent. I just love this combination of pigment and base color, and for that reason I’d recommend trying to apply this color in two thicker coats instead of three thinner coats to keep the purple base color as apparent as possible. Applying in more coats tends to darken the base color to a plain black, which isn’t as exciting. Love this one!

2 coats + top coat

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My favorites of this collection are the multichromatic Silkspun and the deep purple gold flakie Persephone.

The Wilde collection releases on September 13 at 7pm Central. All shades are $12.


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