You know how most dark nail colours need at least a second coat before they look anything like the deep, gorgeous colour in the bottle?
Not this one!!
I’m super-impressed by the way Estée Lauder’s Pure Color Nail Lacquer (£14.50) in new Smashed (above) goes on super-smoothly and gives you shiny, rich coverage with just one application.
It’s not billed as a quick dry or single coat formula, but it fits the bill and makes it possible to switch to something wintery, ultra-quickly and easily!
The colour itself is a perfectly deep, burgundy-black in the true Chanel Rouge Noir tradition, with just the right touch of metallic shimmer!