I had a few misgivens about this polish once I had in my (greedy) hands. I thought it would be too sheer, too warm and it would show brush strokes. Ah, so glad to be proven wrong which is rare! Two coats and it dried smooth. It leans toward a muted old gold color but is still bright and has sublte shimmer. This won't appeal to everyone but I would love to see this on someone with a dark skintone. I think it would look stunning!