I’m keeping with my holiday theme, but this time with a shade of red unlike any I’ve worn this month.  Illamasqua Scarab (Art of Darkness, Fall/Winter 2010) is a deep burnt red shimmer:

Picture taken in sunlight.  This applied very well; I did two coats here but it’s so pigmented that I probably could’ve gotten away with just one.  This is an interesting shade of red.  It’s not red-red, and it’s deep but not blackened; it has a warmth to it.  The finish looks so gorgeous and velvety, plus it has a lit-from-within quality.  I paired this with Sephora by OPI In the Shadows on my toes.