Essie Lapiz of Luxury is a mix between cornflower blue and lilac. In some light it is more blue, some more purple… I guess that makes it blurple? As for application it is a typical Essie formula that is somewhat jelly so for me, I prefer 3 solid coats to help cover the visible nail line. My bottle was a little thin and if I wasn’t careful I ended up with some pooling at the cuticle line. This is 3 thicker coats of Lapiz of Luxury followed by a single coat of nubar Diamont.