Illamasqua's "Scarab" polish is part of their "Art Of Darkness" collection, fall/winter 2010. It's a ruby red with an almost metallic finish (but not brushstroke-y at all) & some copper shimmer which makes it look a little browner on the nail than in the bottle.
The formula is a little thick, but still manageable, you just have to be careful to not have too much polish on your brush, so you'd want to strip off any excess before you begin to paint.
Due to the thickness I only needed one single coat *woo hoo*
The color looks like lit from within, it's darker (almost black) at the outer edges which intensifies the smoldering effect.