Application was fine, as I expect from Orly; I used two coats (over a base of Sally Hansen Age Correct Growth, which has been demoted to swatching duty since I'm still having a fling with Salon Sciences Instant Artificials for my regular manis). I used no top coat because a) I was just swatching and b) this collection is all about the finish, and top coat would interfere with that. The press release on this collection touted "... a unique new formula that coats the nails with a smooth glossy matte 'plastic' finish. The exclusive finish and texture is a first in the nail category, delivering a monochromatic, shiny and rubbery look ..." Glossy matte? Aren't those two things mutually exclusive? In any case, I wasn't blown away with the specialness of the finish—it's satin, which we've seen before. I was half hoping it would look like I'd used a melted Tupperware bowl instead of nail polish, and maybe it would have if I'd piled on a few more coats.
I did like the color—a somewhat darker shade of the blue-ish purple that Zoya Remove+ is. To have a little fun before I took it off, I tried mattifying one finger and glossifying another:
Given that I can achieve a satin look with a matte top coat and day or two of my regular hand lotion applications, I don't think I'll be buying the rest of the colors in this collection; I have teals and reds and oranges enough in my stash.
I still plan to share complete stash pictures soon, but in the meantime, here's what it looked like after I dumped an entire Helmer drawer of my collection onto the hardwood floor. I believe my heart actually stopped for a second until I realized there was no broken glass and no puddle of polish spreading out under my feet. Amazingly, there were no casualties at all.