Below: YDKJ-Suede with one coat of a clear top coat. The first picture is indoors with a flash, the others are outdoors with no flash.
Below: Bottle comparison of YDKJ's creme version and the suede version.
Ahh, some Fall color and texture after all of those glitters! YDKJ is close in color to it's creme version, but has silver shimmer added to it and a matte type finish. The combination of those elements gives it a look of texture, which I think is different and unique. It almost looks like it has some depth or dimension to it. As most of you know, the directions say that the finish on these polishes doesn't last as long as the finish on regular polishes. The directions also say not to use any hand lotion or top coat. I've had it on for a day now and I don't like following directions. I haven't noticed any problem in the finish, even though I've used hand lotion. As much as I love the 'suede' finish look, adding a top coat really brings this polish to life. It's much like applying a clear coat to a piece of wood, bringing out all of it's hidden beauty. The shimmer comes to life and I believe I see some copper shimmer mixed in with the silver, once a top coat is applied. The top coat also brought out a very slight lavender hue in certain lighting. If you want to go back to the original look, a coat of Essie's Matte About You will take you there.