Charmeuse is from the French word for female charmer, is a lightweight fabric woven with a satin weave.
Our Charmeuse Top Coat sits at 7 on a scale where 0 is very matte (ex. our super matte Smokescreen Top Coat) and 11 is an ultra high gloss/wet look top coat (our best selling Hydromancy Top Coat). We've all seen how very matte top coats can drastically change the effect of how some finishes look.
Our Charmeuse Top Coat also creates an alluring, interesting effect, it acts like a slightly matte top coat which gives us a look at all the interesting details in a polish without making it very matte. It's really interesting to see it over glitter and flakies because there is just enough shiny finish to get those to really pop but matte enough to see intricacies in the polish. It's also not so shiny that the glare of the reflection distracts your eye. This would be a great top coat for photos due to these properties.
Just apply one coat and let it dry. It will have a smooth, silky feel to the touch which is a nice tactile effect. There is no shrinkage and it will last up to 7+ days of wear. (Hydromancy, our gel-like, wet look top coat is known for having a very long wear time and we've used it in this formula to extend the wear time for you.)
Thank you to @bentminddesigns, @thepolishedmage and @cosmeticsanctuary for the beautiful swatches!