Snog is the perfect color from the darkest to lighest skin tones in my opinion. My mum is darker than I and we can both appreciate how the color may look a little different but still compliments our different skin tones. I always get compliments when I wear it. One coat is enough but I usually use a base & top coat as well & I may re-apply the top coat after a couple of days to make it last a little longer. Great polish. Butter London, Essie & Deborah Lippman are my favorite brands for mail color. The color is good for going out or for work, unless you have a very restrictive office.