Pahlish & Elevation Polish Limited Edition Venetian Duo Swatches & Review

by Lisa Heath

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For the month of August Pahlish and Elevation Polish came together to create a limited edition duo: The Venetian Duo! You have probably already seen photos of this duo floating around, or even grabbed a set for yourself – but in case you haven’t Pahlish did a restock of this duo today and Elevation Polish will restock a limited quantity on August 22nd.

I briefly had a chance to meet both of the creators behind Pahlish and Elevation Polish at Cosmoprof NA (which is where I received this duo) and I wish I had had a little more time to mingle with them!

Let’s jump into this duo.

Elevation Polish The Merchant’s Son (Thermal)

The Merchants Son Thermal

The Venetian Duo The Merchant’s Son Thermal (Hot) Swatch

The Elevation Polish half of this duo is The Merchant’s Son which is a thermal polish. This is a turquoise creme with green shimmer in it’s warm phase and transitions to a beautiful medium teal with green shimmer while cold. I used 3 thin coats for these photos and a glossy top coat. You can see several photos below of The Merchant’s Son in both hot, cold and in between stages.

The Merchants Son Thermal top macro

The Merchants Son Transition Thermal

The Merchants Son Transition Thermal top macro

The Venetian Duo The Merchant’s Son Thermal (Transition) Swatch

The Merchants Son Cold THermal

The Merchants Son Cold THermal Macro

The Venetian Duo The Merchant’s Son Thermal (Cold) Swatch

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Pahlish The Wayfarer

The Wayfarer

The Venetian Duo The Wayfarer Swatch

The Pahlish half of the duo is The Wayfarer! The Wayfarer is a chrome flake top coat with very subtle silver shimmer in a clear base. I used 1 coat over Elevation Polish The Merchant’s Son and a glossy top coat for these photos.

The Wayfarer macro

The Wayfarer top macro

The Venetian Duo Overview


This is definitely a nicely done duo and a great collaboration between 2 fabulous indie makers. I’m a fan of thermals and love the transition between hot and cold with The Merchant’s Son, but the green shimmer really makes it stand out for me. Pahlish The Wayfarer is a great matchup to wear over The Merchant’s Son as well. I had no application issues with either shade.

Price: $22.00 For The Duo

Where To Buy: Pahlish Website (Restocked today) | Elevation Polish Website (Restocks 8/22)

Pahlish Social Media: Facebook | Instagram

Elevation Polish Social Media: Facebook | Instagram

What did you think of The Venetian Duo between Pahlish & Elevation Polish? Will you be picking it up?

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Polished Hippy August 9, 2015 - 8:30 pm

I had to pick up the 16-part full collection of both brands when EvP restocked this Friday! And I have to express love once again for your new macro shot – I love getting all up in a polish’s grill!

Lisa Heath August 9, 2015 - 8:55 pm

Thank you <3 It took me a bit to angle lighting right so it wasn't glare city and now I think I've got it!

Polished Hippy August 10, 2015 - 6:44 pm

You most certainly did! This shot is really helpful to me – thanks!

Simona August 10, 2015 - 1:17 am

That thermal polish! I really love its hot state colour!

Lisa Heath August 10, 2015 - 5:25 pm

So do I! It’s such a bright, fun shade!

Manna August 10, 2015 - 5:46 am

I LOVE thermals, this one is gorgeous. The topper pairs perfectly with ug

Lisa Heath August 10, 2015 - 5:26 pm

I’m a huge thermal fan and don’t think I have a turquoise to teal one, so I’m loving the addition to my collection!

Lothwen August 10, 2015 - 6:27 am

Very pretty, especially together! Very unique to combine shimmers, thermals and chrome flakies!

Lisa Heath August 10, 2015 - 5:26 pm

It is a great pairing together!

Deborah August 10, 2015 - 6:33 am

I love these so much! Your macro of the topper is to die for <3.

Lisa Heath August 10, 2015 - 5:27 pm

Thank you so much Deborah!

Jessica August 10, 2015 - 6:46 am

I’ve been sitting on the fence about picking up this duo. I’m not really into thermals too much. Do you think you have any dupes for the EvP in your collection? Otherwise, I really like the Pahlish topper!

Lisa Heath August 10, 2015 - 5:28 pm

Offhand I don’t think I do. I saw this comment this morning and have been thinking on it all day and looked through my stash and can’t find one like it

Cheyenne August 10, 2015 - 7:00 am

Both are lovely! Especailly love them when used together!

Lisa Heath August 10, 2015 - 5:28 pm

I love them together!

Color Me So Crazy August 10, 2015 - 12:32 pm

I love this duo! The turquoise and the chrome flakie together are just awesome! One of my favorite combos

Katherine August 10, 2015 - 3:58 pm

I adore flakie top coats like this! These both look great, I like the subtle transition of the thermal.

Roselynn August 10, 2015 - 7:26 pm

Although it’s a gorgeous duo I think I’ll be passing on it. Your swatches though are killer as always!

Alpana (Alpsnailart) August 10, 2015 - 9:01 pm

Lovely colors, they look so good together.

Painted Fingertips August 11, 2015 - 4:37 am

The Merchant’s Son is so gorgeous!

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