SB-35 (small batch) is a burnt orange creme that stamps & water marbles beautifully.
Opaque in 1-2 coats, depending on application. Any spots or sparkles that you may see on the pop stick are reflections from air bubbles. This polish is 100% a creme.
I use high-quality & highly saturated pigments in my products, so staining is possible. It’s always advisable to apply a worthy base coat, especially under darker colored polishes. I recommend Take Your Base protective base coat.