Above & Below: These are all taken outdoors without a flash as the sun was setting, so they are not full sunlight.
Above & Below: With flash indoors above, and with a matte top coat below.
Below: Look how it turns back to gloss when I got it wet...I know you needed to know that!
We're going to travel closer to the dark side for this one, a deep purple shade that once applied, is one step away from black. The first coat looked like grape juice, but the second coat, which was all this took, transformed it into such a dark shade of purple, that it's difficult to decipher what color this actually looks like. You can see by my sloppy paint job that there is purple around the edges. In some lighting it almost looks like a burgundy/brown shade, albeit a very dark one at that. It's extremely glossy and was difficult to get a shot of it without some sort of reflection of my surroundings, even with no flash. My day is not complete unless I matte coat something, but I thought perhaps matting it would bring the purple color up a bit, which it did not. I may be more inclined to like this when Fall weather approaches, but I'm not really feeling it's dark allure at the moment.