I am completely head over heels in love with this color!! It's sooo beautiful. It is a clear glitter base that provides full coverage. It sparkles in the light!! It does dry to a semi matte as you can see in the left hand side photos or you can add two coats of seche shown in the right for extra gloss. It was easy and smooth to put on and just WOW! I used a coat of nail tek under and then Essie feed me. I'm so into this color and it will be one of my go to polishes. Now I'm in search of the rest of the 2012 holiday collection!!