I was able to use two coats to make it opaque. The polish applies extremely easily with minimal clean up.The one small drawback is that you can see some slight blush strokes when painted on the nails. I like the color so much though that this really doesn't bother me much. The color lasted a while on my nails without chipping. Overall this is an amazing formula and while it is an expensive polish at around $16 a bottle, it is worth the price if you can afford it since it is such a unique color. What nail polishes are you loving now?