This is a gorgeous red--close to neutral, but leaning slightly to cool. It also has very, very fine gold shimmer that can really only be seen in direct sunlight. (Temptalia's photos show this very well.) Although it's not obvious, it gives the polish a unique depth of color. The formula is not too thick or thin, and despite its slightly jellylike appearance, it gives opaque coverage in two coats. (I might try three next time to give it a richer appearance.) I had only slight tip wear after a full week using Butter London basecoat and Seche topcoat. As a bonus, it comes in a gorgeous bottle with a great brush (not the annoying, hateful flat one Dior has been using) that makes application a dream. If you want a true, glamorous, classic, but not over-the-top red, this is it. Grab it before it's gone!
I love red nail polish! I am a red nail polish ho and I know it. I look at as many reds as I can to find that perfect red for that moment. I've found the perfect red for all my moments! It is wonderful. It is a straight red, it does not have lots of glitter going on. It is the truest red I have ever seen. Anyone could wear this red and be noticed. It is simply gorgeous! I bought this in a collection and in this collection I have #751 Marilyn, #901 Diva (yet to be tried on), and #011 Lady (yet to tried on). I think I will get the last of the 4 called Diorling which is a gold polish.
# 751 Marilyn went on like a dream without streaks. It covered in one coat but I used two to be on the safe side. I used a base coat and a top coat. When I removed the polish that seeped over my nail bed it did not stain like others I have used. This polish did not bubble either and did not shrink after drying. This polish does dry fast but does not ball up if you repair a nic before your top coat.
This polish is beautiful! Like something Marilyn would have worn, or my mother at that time, very sexy without being in your face about it. It's noticeable, but the kind of noticeable that speaks of elegance, timelessness, beauty. I'm thrilled with this shade of red! This is better than my favorite red from OPI "I'm not really a waitress".
I love the way the brush works. It's a standard brush not like the brushes that Dior has been using, but it did a fab job of painting without issue. The brush did not let the color ball up or streak and that's a plus.
It is so worth the price I paid for all three if I can enjoy nothing but this red then so be it, but I've got two more to try so that's my little pleasure. Get this if you can and wear it proudly! It is gorgeous, enjoy!