The polishes come with a nice wide brush that makes them easy to apply and that spreads the color evenly across the nail. Personally I like to use 2 coats, but since they dry very quickly it won't take very long even if you decide to go for more than that. Another thing that I really like about Estée Lauder polishes is that they are very long lasting and will not chip or smudge easily. When you buy premium brands, to me this is very important and I've never been disappointed with the long wear from any of the Estée Lauder polishes I've got.
Estée Lauder - Smashed
The shade Smashed is a gorgeous rich deep Byzantium purple with shimmer scattered throughout in blue, cerise and silver which looks very sophisticated on the nail, without being too gothic or heavy. I adore this shade and thoroughly recommend it as an option to Taboo - so go on and Smash it with this stunning polish!