Rising Star from OPI’s Burlesque holiday collection is a super warm bronzey gold foil. Even if you’re totally cackhanded like me it’s ridiculously forgiving to apply because it’s not a hot streaky mess, just a smooth reflective finish that looks like liquid metal on your nails.
Application is a smooth two coats – one coat is a sheer wash of gold, two coats gives an opaque finish with no bald spots or pulling. If you need to rock a third coat then go for it; the polish dries very thin so you’re not going to end up with gloopy thick polish either way.
I really don’t have anything similar in my collection to compare Rising Star to. China Glaze’s 5 Golden Rings is much paler and the finish much grittier, and Mecca Cosmetica’s Double Majesty is more of a true yellow gold.
I also have a bottle of Take The Stage to try tomorrow, so sit tight!