The colours are true to the listing except for 1 which was brighter than I was expecting. You could get away with one coat if you're lazy as it is quite opaque. They are easy enough to apply even when the consistency is pretty thick but it is probably easier if you warm it up first. Value for money is good as you get 6 small bottles for the same price of 1 standard size bottle of some brands. Don't know how long these last yet.