The first one was so great, I had to move right on to another of the ILNP multichrome flakies. My partner picked a blue base and Success to layer over it.
Success is a predominantly kelly green flakie that shifts to shimmery pink on the nail. In bright lighting, it often looked bronze-gold, probably because these flakes are so metallically shiny, and not because the color actually shifts there.
|very bright CFL - here's where it looks most metallic|
In lower light, the shift was more apparent (like duochromes often do), with both green and violet-pink there, and a touch of aqua blue here and there.
|outdoor, overcast light|
At some angles, the green was a rich, saturated emerald:
|indirect bright sunlight|
And at very steep angles, it hit a violet purple that was nearly impossible to catch on camera (attempts at color correction to make my skin not yellow here were a total disaster, but the color of the purple flash is nonetheless accurate):
By itself, Success is a good bit less flashy. I think for all of these, you either need to pick the right undies (complimentary but contrasting), or else use 3-4 coats on their own to get close to opaque for them to look good.
|indoor, CF lighting, one thick coat over bare nail|
The green & blue combo is pretty, and I'd give it a try over purple next go-round to try and get a better flash of that angled color.
Of course, with that green & pink that angles up to purple, this is definitely a version of the multichrome in ILNP Mutagen, Enchanted Hey Jude (below), Hits Chameleon...
|indoor CFL. the matching color & shifting is even more obvious in motion.|
For undies here, I tried out a new-to-me brand, Barry M, that I received in a mystery bag from Ninja Polish. Indigo is an utterly gorgeous deep blue crème or crelly that was minimally staining (on skin only, totally fine on my nails) and dries to a fantastic shine. 2 coats here, no topcoat.
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars for both. Green flakies FTW! Gorgeous shiny blue FTW!
Where to buy: direct from ILNP for the flakies. Barry M is a UK brand sold at several importers such as Llarowe and Color4Nails.