Deborah Lippmann Across the Universe is a dark blue jelly base with medium sized green and blue hex glitter along with smaller blue glitters. I found the base a bit too dark and opaque so it would cover up the glitter when I wore it on its own... I much prefer layering it although I have seen it on it's own on other blogs and it looks great so I'm not sure if maybe my coats were too thick so I ended up with too much base maybe? Shown is 2 coats over Essie Aruba Blue. Layering combo copied from Evonnz because these two are just so perfect together! Love!
Here's my base... 2 coats of Essie Aruba Blue. Review here
And here it is matte using Deborah Lippmann Flat Top. I think I personally prefer Across the Universe matte... What about you? Do you prefer Across the Universe matte or shiny?