Let me start, I think this polish looks best when painting a single layer over a set of black nails (such as darkroom) or over a single layer of a black nail polish on natural nails. While somehow seemly like a thick polish when applying, it is very sheer even with basecoat and two layers. The green and purple shift is more 'vibrant' overtop black, when compared to just a clear nail primer. It did not chip on fake nails I painted on top over two days, but on top of a housemates natural nail it has already chipped. I think this product just lasts better over fake nails.. my hands and of course fake nails were exposed to less than ideal conditions more so than the housemates (cleaning products and 'over' washing my hands). It is a beautiful color in all honesty.. i love it to the point I ordered more colors that were apart of the grunge palette.. but it is so much better with the black base and for repainting fake nails.