As promised, I did a bit of playing around with essence Metal Glam Frosted Apple using different bases. The results were mixed, but here they are:
Base: Maybelline Color Tattoo in Pomegranate Punk
Verdict: Disappointing. Came out kind of a grubby reddish brown rather than pink, and the gold sheen is somewhat muted. Boo!
Base: Camouflage Colour in Cool Pink
Verdict: Disappointing. A bit wishy-washy, and once again, the metallic sheen leaves a lot to be desired. Boo!
Base: Maybelline Color Tattoo in Too Cool
Verdict: Yay! Success at last - I KNEW this pink was gorgeous, but it took a white base to bring it out, and the gold is still shimmering there in sufficient quantity to make it interesting :-)
In summary, if you want more of the gold metallic sheen to stand out, then use a gold base. But if emphasis on the pretty pink is what you're after, then use white underneath :-)
And for comparison purposes, here is the original look using MNY Color Tattoo in Bold Gold...
Well gals, which one do you like best?
Take care of you,