Essie’s Head Mistress has become one of my favorite red nail polishes ever! I usually hate red nail polishes because they look like a hot mess to me, but this was a pleasant surprise. In the bottle, this appears to be a brighter red. After applying two coats of the polish, it darkened to the beautiful color pictured above. This is the perfect fall color for me and I recommend this nail polish for everyone looking for a dark red. I took so many pictures of this polish, so look below for some more struggle pics taken on my iPad.