(pinkie - 1 coat, ring - 2 coats, middle - 3 coats, pointer - 4 coats)
Sure, it took 4 coats to be opaque on me. But Across the Universe would also likely be opaque in 3 thicker coats. I was applying rather thin in case the glitters were a pain, which they were not! The mixture of the different sized glitters in blue and green over the navy jelly base is stunning, and made for a festive birthday mani!
Deborah Lippmann Across the Universe retails for $18 and is available at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Beauty.com.