It's extremely pigmented so you can get away with one thick coat, but I did - as almost always - two thinner coats. It has a high shine finish, even without Seche Vite, which I applied nevertheless.
Application was great as well as drying time (10 min w/ Seche Vite).
This polish ranks among my favourite reds of all time, it's a lovely color: Red but - due to the brown undertones - not your random everyday red.
IMO Chanel reds makes the most amazing reds out there!
And to prove my statement from above, I'd like to show you another red from Chanel, "Coromandel":
This is really stunning, it has hidden shimmer that only pops up in the sun or artifical lighting. I really adore the color, it's bright & warm & simply amazing!
If you like to wear warm reds, you need to try this!
It's even more pigmented than "Rouge Fatal", but I still did 2 coats& topped it with Seche Vite.
Application was flawless & drying time was again about 10 min.