Today I had time to swatch Julie and GieGie. These are fabulous, they have a pearl like finish. I don't top coat when I swatch. The shimmer in these colors do collect a bit a light shake before you paint will do. The application was easy each layer dried well, the smell didn't diff from other lacquers. Take off was different my fingers have shimmery residue. So much that my husband thought I played with his pearl mix for his car paints!