Elisa is a gorgeous red metallic. It's vibrant and glowy, much more than pictures show. 2 coats. The formula was fabulous; it was very pigmented and glided on. No effort at all! Dried with a nice shine and in an average amount of time. Definitely use basecoat and make sure to remove Elisa off completely or you'll get redder-than-usual nails! Now, I'm not really into reds, but Elisa is enchanting!