This polish is definitely on the sheer side. My index finger has 3 coats, middle has 2 coats, and last two fingers have a coat each. It dries with a glossy finish but first coat is almost jelly-like. I have to say though I love the formula. It dries even and there are no bubbles! You could use this pink with French manicures using one to two coats. All in all good product, I would buy this. The three coats though can almost say it's almost Nicki Minaj worthy.