This is a nicely pigmented plain black creme shade of polish - no shimmer, glitter, or iridescence in the formula. And when I say black I mean a true black, not muddy or dark grey. It's a good basic shade to have in your collection, and the New Lengths creme polishes have a shiny finish.
The formula is smooth to apply and is quick to dry. This shade is a two coater on me as there are one or two thin spots left sometimes, but someone who is better at painting their nails then me could probably get away with one coat.