Pahlish Coyote & The Cloud
For a little over a month now, Pahlish has released 2 or 3 one-time-only shades each Friday, their "bespoke batches." Coyote & The Cloud is the first of these I've picked up.
|indoor CF lighting|
Coyote is a dusty stormcloud-blue-grey crelly filled with metallic bronze flakes. The flakes were amazing in the bottle, and a little more subtle on the nail.
|indirect, cloudy sunlight|
The formula and finish reminded me a whole lot of butter London's Two-Fingered Salute: the creamy base definitely needed 3 coats for opacity, but by the 3rd coat things start getting a little clumpy. I'm just too impatient to let each coat DRY for 10 minutes before tossing on the next one.
|same cloudy afternoon|
On the ring finger above, you can see that this isn't a straight crème finish; there's a pretty bit of translucency to this color.
Rating 3 out of 5 stars. The formula gave me some trouble, but those flakes are just lovely. The greyed-out tone of blue keeps it from being a spring- or summer-only shade, this is a year-round almost-pastel.
Where to buy: This was a one-time-only batch, so I'm not sure if they'll bring it back again. Keep an eye on their facebook page for announcements about the bespoke batches - they did bring back a handful for a second appearance a week or two ago. Pahlish's store is my go-to, but they are sold at Llarowe, too.