Illamasqua Scarab. Saw it in the bottle and knew I had to have it, despite the fact that when I saw the promo pics I thought to myself, "Oh, nah, a red. I won't need that!" It's so glowy and has incredible depth. Plus, I do get pulled in by glowy, shimmery, or sparkly reds.

I decided to try layering it over other colors to see what the effect would be! I used, in order from left to right, two coats each of: Essence Fabuless, Scarab, Chi My Red Hot Martian Lover, and OPI Funkey Dunkey.

Aren't they all cute...just waiting to be covered up?

Well, covered up is right! I added just one coat of Scarab over each nail and this was my result.

Hello, opacity! You really can't even tell that there is anything under the Scarab.

I had to laugh at myself for not realizing that this would happen, but still, I thought it would only be fair to post my comical results.

And Scarab is so stinking gorgeous, no matter how you do it. Again, with the Illamasquas, they practically apply themselves!! This one was a little thick in texture, but it didn't affect the outcome one bit.

Do you have this one? Will you be getting it?

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