The color of cateye gel polish can look different in various lighting, and depending on what color you place under it. It can even be placed over chrome pigment and foil which gives it unlimited results.
At Wildflowers, we are very passionate about art, and color theory regarding art. Our white cateye is called "white" because the color of the light reflected is white. That means you can take any of our inks or glass gels (see-through products - like stained glass) and place them over it, and you'll get a true representation of the color you're placing over. This is because silver translates to white when it hits the human eye when it sparkles. The white cateye is the only one that works like this because the other cateye gels have reflective particles that are colors other than white when they sparkle.
The best example is that you can take the white cateye and place our pink glass gel over top, and you'll have a blazing neon pink cateye nail.
Check out the picture with three nails. The first is over a gel polish called "Mist" which is a light gray. The second is over one called "Chef Crispy" which is a dark gray, and the last one is called "Desert Rose" which is a medium to light pink.
The first photo is taken with the flash on, and the second with the flash off. When you're in very reflective light, you're going to see a lot of that white reflection. In regular light, you'll see a little more of the undercolor coming through.
If you'd like to add a cool effect, you can place the cateye over our angel flakes for both an iridescent and sparkly effect.
The nail pictured is light blue, with one of the Angel Flakes added on top of that, and then we applied the White Cateye. You can see how very different the effect is when I simply turn on the flash of my camera. It will look very different throughout the day depending on what lighting situation you walk into.
Notice how the light line going down the center of the nail has turned pink in the natural light. When the natural light hits the nail, and the particles are not glittering or reflecting light due to the way they've been pulled with the magnet, the particles can look gray. If you're trying to achieve a light color look on the nails, I would recommend using a glitter, shimmer, or chrome powder over the light color base to help continue to reflect the light in the areas where the white cateye gel is not sparkling. You will also want to use a light amount of cateye gel and avoid excess and unnecessary gel; this too will help minimize the particles that are not in a position to reflect light.
It's all very interesting, and the possibilities are endless depending on the combination you choose to make.