This is one of those lacquers that is better in pictures. Most of the swatches I've seen show a really nice shimmer that is almost non-existent in real life. Maybe I got a bad bottle, or the batch is just not as shimmery. However, I do like the color, it is actually what I wanted Charisma to be. I think this is red/purple with very minimal amount of brown, and it goes well with my skin tone, so I can't complain. It was a bit patchy at 2 coats, I do think it would benefit from a third, although that is unusual for an illa.
2 coats Illamasqua Gothiqua
no basecoat or topcoat in these pictures