The applicator is amazing. The polish went on smooth. Once I was finished, my nails didn't look home-done. When ever I'm in the market for a polish, I will definitely pick up this line from Sally Hansen. I'm not sure if their other lines have the same brush, which is flat & wide. I couldn't make a mistake. As far as the color goes, it was a nice shade. I added three coats because two weren't reach enough for my skin tone.