Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Elevation Polish Darkness Collection (plus The Kek & Yeti Was a Shadow 2): Swatches and Review

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Hey guys! Today I will be sharing Elevation Polish's upcoming Darkness Collection, which will be released during their Dec 7th monthly restock (remember 9 pm CST) in their shop. Looking at the line-up this month, you can see why it's called the Darkness collection, all the shades are dark colors but in a variety of finishes. While I do like to wear colors that are not season appropriate, like neons in the middle of winter, I do tend to crave darker colors when the weather turns colder so this collection was exactly what I was needed right now. In addition to the Darkness collection, Elevation is also releasing a new core polish, The Kek, and a limited edition Yeti Was a Shadow. 

If you are curious to see how a few of these compare to their original SBP versions, I will be posting a separate comparison blog post later today. 

Elevation Polish Darkness of the Arctic 2
Two coats
Dark dark coffee brown jelly base with gold, bronze, and copper flake shimmer.
 Everything about this wonderful, the name, which brings to mind a dark cave somewhere in the far north, the blacked "bittersweet" chocolate base, and the heavy gold shimmer, which sparkles so well in the sun. The only critique is that it's a little on the thick side but it's not problematic when I applied it, just worth noting. 

(Direct Sunlight) 

Elevation Polish Hovd @ Dusk 
Two coats
Dark grape purple linear holographic with gold shimmer.
The gold shimmer is most evident in this one compared to the other holos in the collection and it adds a lot of warmth the the cooler blue toned purple. 

(Direct Sunlight) 

Elevation Polish Lost in the Darkness 2
Two coats
Dark emerald linear holographic with light gold shimmer
 I am going to start sound like a record on loop but man oh man, this color! It leans more blue in tone and that holo is strong as can be. I think this is easily could be my favorite dark green holo.

(Direct Sunlight) 

Elevation Polish Queen of the Night
Two coats
Blackened plum creme
Imagine your dream creme polish formula.....and you get this, with it's rich purple color. Without a doubt my favorite of the collection. It's neither too thick or thin, just the right consistency. It will look streaky with the first coat but despite the clout that a "one-coat-wonder" has, I always do two coats when applying a polish (black is the exception), so that wasn't a bother for me. I see myself pulling this out over and over again to wear for layering as well as by itself when I want something vampy. 

(Direct Sunlight) 

Elevation Polish The Kek 
Two coats
Khaki olive green linear holographic with a pink flash.
Formally a small batch prototype (SBP) polish, The Kek has returned as a new addition the Elevation core line and will be available for the foreseeable future. If you were able to get the original Kekekabic, then you can probably skip this as it's has not gone through any type of reformulation.  
I like the flashes of pink you see, that's more evident in person than in the photos. 

(Direct Sunlight) 

Elevation Polish Yeti Was a Shadow 2
Two coats
Dark gray linear holographic with light gold shimmer
Dark without looking flat, always an important detail but especially with gray polishes. This is an addition to always awesome Yeti line, and as with the previous Yeti polishes, it will be a limited edition polish for the month of December. 

(Direct Sunlight) 


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