Baroness X Hedonist is a holographic olive green-brown base with gold shimmer. It was sheer but had a good thickness. This is 3 coats plus top coat.
Tonic Nail Polish Carnality is a multi chrome polish that shifts from purple to plum to red to glowy red and at the edges a golden red. I had smooth application but it does dry quickly and a little patchy. I had a sheer first coat, this is 2 coats and no top coat.
Of course I love the Baroness X – you all should know that from how often they’re featured on this blog. This is my first experience with Tonic, and I just have to order more to make a better informed decision. 😉