Dark colors look so sophisticated, I love it. I have on Essie licorice then I added Orly Mermaid Tale on two fingers. Ahh my nails make me smile. Essie has the best black polishes formula out nails down! Smooth easy app and even coverage, two coats. Mermaid tale was surprisingly easy to apply, so much glitter in the bottle I was dreading chunks. It was not chunky and I have two coats on also. Dries even surfaced. No top coat!!