Estee Lauder's Pure Color Polish really surprised me. I'm an Opi fan but got this as a gwp. The brush, though small, was surprisingly easy to use, swiping on perfect color with each stroke. The color went on true, thick and smooth (it's a bright pink on me), went on even better than my Opi polishes and that says a lot! The best part? I've had this bottle for almost 2 years and went I opened it, expecting a hardened mess, the constituency is still as good as ever! Now, that's a good performer :)
This nail polish is a pinky mauve color. There's a tad bit of shimmer/sparkle in this polish but it's not anything really really noticeable. I think I can find drugstore alternatives that are just as good.