What you see on the nail is two coats with a top coat. I found on it's own it wasn't super glossy, Seche Vite added a nice shine. In most lighting it looks pretty dark, I knew I wasn't wearing a black and didn't ever consider it a black while I was wearing it but I did get comments that it looked black.
Overall application was good and removal wasn't messy. I find rich pigmented shades to be messy and even stain during removal but this was not the case.