As base color fo this mani I used Essence Alice Had A Vision - Again (Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 Limited Edition), a very dark purple polish with pink flakie shimmer. I had no issues with application and used two coats for opacity.
Then I added one dabbed coat of Color Club Backstage Pass (Backstage Pass Collection), a clear base with medium hexes in silver, gunmetal, soft pink and fuchsia. Again, no issues with application. One coat of Rica Glossy Glam topcoat provided a smooth finish.