I don't know about you, but I'm very picky when it comes to gold nail polish. I don't like when they are too yellow or coppery! If you are like me, you might want to check out the newest nail lacquers from Guerlain's A Night at the Opera collection! Aren't they beautiful?
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Colour Lacquer #400 Coque d'Or ($27 CAD for 10ml)
Coque d'Or is a soft champagne gold with a shimmery, slightly metallic finish. I love this shade, it's not too yellow! I also love the large and flat brush with a round tip, similar to the OPI nail lacquer brush.
This shade isn't completely opaque with 2 coats, it really need a third coat. The good news is that each thin coat dries quickly and it doesn't look streaky! The staying power is great, it began to chip on the third day.
Gold Top Coat #901 L'Oiseau de Feu ($27 CAD for 10ml)
L'Oiseau de Feu is a clear top coat with golden flakes. The texture is just perfect : thin enough for the brush to glide smoothly, yet still thick enough for the flakes to adhere properly on the nails. The surface of the nails feels a bit rough but less than I thought it would be. You can always apply a clear top coat over it if the sligthly rough surface is bothering you though. It gives a beautiful look and is super pretty with Guerlain Colour Lacquer in #400 Coque d'Or!
The sad part is the staying power, on the second day it began to look like cracked glass. It didn't chip and none of the flakes fell off, but the cracked effect didn't impress me.
(I received these products in order to evaluate them and give my opinion, but rest assured that my comments are always honest and impartial.)