|Two coats, no base coat, no top coat.|
I LOVE the Xtreme Wear line from Sally Hansen! First off, they're only $3. They carry a wonderful collection of colors, have excellent formulas, and have a nice wide, flat brush that makes application even and easy. Red Carpet is a beautiful shade of deep, ruby red with tons of sparkly microglitter particles that remind me of Dorothy's ruby slippers. (which I think it should have been called instead) I got decent opacity from one coat and perfect opacity from two. The finish is a little grainy and textured due to the glitter, but I'm sure it's nothing that can't be fixed with a glossy topcoat.
I think it's the perfect color for the holiday season, which is great because I'm considering wearing it to a wedding I'm attending next weekend. :)