02 September 2015

Swatches & Review // Elevation Polish Marco Polo collection

Hi loves! I'm so excited about the brand I'm sharing today - Elevation Polish! I've been eyeing this indie for a while now, but hadn't had a chance to try Lulu's products. Well, because of a little mix-up with Emily's swatch package (check out the swatches on Very Emily here) I ended up with the (almost) complete Marco Polo set and finally had a chance to try this brand myself!

Elevation Polish Empress Chabi

Elevation Polish Khan of Khans

Elevation Polish Le Città Invisibili

Elevation Polish Saif al Jabbar

Elevation Polish The Latin of 4 Languages

Elevation Polish Zhenjin


Unfortunately one shade wasn't included, so if you want to see Munkh Khukh Tengri make sure to check Emily's post linked above!

What's really fun about this collection, is that Elevation Polish and Pahlish did a collaboration - they both went with the same theme for their collections and the Pahlish duo that normally consists of a base and topper by Pahlish, was this time a combination of an Elevation Polish base and a Pahlish topper.

The Netflix series Marco Polo was the inspiration behind this collection but I haven't seen it (yet) so I can't really comment on how the polishes fit the theme.

All pictures are taken under artificial lighting which highlights the holographic finish and shimmer and slightly washes out the smaller details like glitter.

Elevation Polish Empress Chabi

Elevation Polish Empress Chabi

Elevation Polish Empress Chabi


Elevation Polish Empress Chabi is a berry style red with blue and red shift shimmer, which may appear violet. I love this shade so much! Berries always look great on my skintone in my opinion, and there is something so sophisticated about them. The blue/red shimmer is a unique addition to the finish and provides an almost glowy look. Formula was great, I needed 2 easy coats for a smooth finish. Finished with topcoat.

Elevation Polish Khan of Khans

Elevation Polish Khan of Khans

Elevation Polish Khan of Khans

Elevation Polish Khan of Khans is a metallic burnished olive gold. My camera picked up mostly golden tones, though you can still see the olive hue, it's just more olive in regular lighting! It felt a bit brushstrokey, but I might have been too fast in my application. On my index and ring I used a matte topcoat followed by my regular topcoat. This way you'll smooth out some of the brushstrokes as well. Other than that it applied well and I needed 2 coats for opacity.

Elevation Polish Le Città Invisibili

Elevation Polish Le Città Invisibili

Elevation Polish Le Città Invisibili


Elevation Polish Le Città Invisibili is a purple leaning taupe with ultra chrome flake shimmer. SO. GOOD! Normally taupe shades aren't that flattering on me but the purple hue in this polish make it more wearable for me. The ultra chrome flakie shimmer makes it more interesting and adds that little bit of secret sparkle to keep you entertained when looking at your digits. Lovely formula, I used 2 coats for opacity and finished with topcoat.

Elevation Polish Saif al Jabbar

Elevation Polish Saif al Jabbar

Elevation Polish Saif al Jabbar


Elevation Polish Saif al Jabbar is a blackened base with red shift to gold shimmer and medium density holographic pigment. That holo! I love this shade, it's quite unique to my stash, not really black but not brown either. Again, great formula, I used 2 coats and finished with topcoat.

Elevation Polish The Latin of 4 Languages

Elevation Polish The Latin of 4 Languages

Elevation Polish The Latin of 4 Languages


Elevation Polish The Latin of 4 Languages is a copper metallic that leans red/orange. Such a gorgeous Fall shade! These orange copper shades always make me excited for colder weather and falling leaves ^^. The formula was great, just like the other shades. I use 2 coats for opacity and finished with topcoat.

Elevation Polish Zhenjin
Elevation Polish Zhenjin

Elevation Polish Zhenjin


Elevation Polish Zhenjin is a true burnished gold metallic with medium density holographic pigment. Leans more gold than holo. A lovely golden hue, this polish is definitely eyecatching! The holographic finish isn't overpowering but still very visible, and the formula is really smooth. I used 2 coats and topcoat.

Overall conclusion
This is my first experience with Elevation Polish, and it's a good one. Besides the gorgeous formula on each shade, I really like the packaging, the brush and brush cap. The ridged cap provides nice grip and the brush allowed for precise application. I've worn a few of the shades already as full manicures, they all held up beautifully for 2/3 days (and then I took them off to change to something else, no chips in sight). Yup, I can't wait to try some more of this brand!

Have you ever tried Elevation Polish? If so, which shade is your favorite? Tell me in the comments!
Elevation Polish is an US based indie brand that's available here. Worldwide shipping is available!

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