I’m not sure I would say that the polish is very “metallic”, it’s more like a silvery glitter, but pretty none the less! The formula was very easy to work with, and I used three, easily applied coats to get a result I was happy with. In certain lights there was a slight VNL to be seen, but nothing that bothered me at all. The polish dried nice and quickly. The only drawback is the very odd smell. I couldn’t put my finger on it, but it smells more like “paint” than nailpolish.