Iíve really found myself drawn to plum and berry shades lately and this one is perfect. I would describe the color as deep plum with gold shimmer. The gold isnít too visible under regular indoor light but under bright/sunlight itís perfect. The shimmer totally pops and really makes the color sparkle. Indoors itís a really dark plum that borders on chocolate brown. Itís a perfect shade against my light skin.
Application was really easy and two coats were enough for total coverage. This is my first Merle Norman polish but Iím definitely thinking about getting more after trying this one. I received this in a swap so Iím not sure how much they normally are retail but if theyíre in line with my usual polish brands (OPI, China Glaze, etc.) Iíd be ok purchasing. If youíre looking for something vampy that has noticeable color and interesting depth Iíd highly recommend checking this one out!