Yes, it's dark. Like really dark. But I actually am growing quite fond of having a dark nail (short, of course....long talons are just so...Dynasty). I find that if you keep everything minimal, like jewellery and the like, it can actually be quite unexpected and fun, albeit I must confess, there is quite a bit of cleanup you have to do after the fact. At least, there is if you're me. Maybe I should cut down on the caffeine.