These swatches are two coats with base and top. I was surprised by the opacity of this polish. I expected the jelly consistency to be sheer, but two coats evened it out beautifully.
As you can see, this polish is perfectly smooth with top coat; I used Seche Vite. I love how the glitter is floating and doesn't sink at all. I keep looking at my nails in different lighting just to watch the glitter catch my eye.
Illamasqua is definitely near the top of my favorite brands list. I can't help but want them all!