Wow! I'm in awe of this color. I don't have anything similar to this taupe beauty! Dusky Mauve is this purple, brown, gray mix with pink shimmer in it. It goes on fine in 2 coats, but for my liking three coats of this polish look better. Below are the swatches in the sunlight, natural light and with a flash. It's a slight pity that in natural light you can't really see any shimmer, it just looks mud-like.