Macks was the very first Essie nail polish bottle I purchased, 2 years ago (believe it or not I've been Essie obssessed for about a year and a half now!). This is a standard dark red, one could even call it a blood red. Perfect application, and while more "wintery", I wear it in the summer as well! It's a classic shade that I think goes with almost everything. This is 2 coats.