This is 4 thin coats no topcoat. There is a bald patch at the tip of my ring finger :\ Way to notice it after the pictures are taken self. I suppose it speaks to the opacity though. The formula was a bit runny. This polish is an old white label China Glaze from 2004. You can get it on ebay these days for about $20 shipped. It is much cheaper on amazon, but I don't know that the sellers ship out of the U.S.