Barielle describes Secret Encounter as a metallic magenta. While this polish does have a bit of a magenta tone to it I would not call this metallic. I’d describe Secret Encounter as a super shimmery burgundy with magenta undertones (it’s significantly more pink than OPI Every Month is Oktoberfest). The color is GORGEOUS particularly in the sun and perfect for a sunny fall day.
The formula is fantastic. I used just two coats in my swatches.
Either way, Secret Encounter is part of the permanent line. If you manage to track it down, Secret Encounter is a good addition to any collection!