It’s the season for autumn fairs and candy apples! Today’s nails are the color of caramel and have the tiniest hint of shimmer. They made me feel hungry all day. I sure do wish I could get my hands on a caramel apple…
Sparkling Caramel was made from medium magenta shimmer and yellow creme. After mixing these to get a sort of basketball-colored orange, I added Cardboard brown (light orange +medium green + white) together and then added some black to get a darker shade. You want to lighten and dull the orange to get this creamy caramel color. But this is not a pastel shade, so just adding white to the orange won’t work.
This one is fairly difficult to make but was a fun color to try. It would also look great with a shimmery gold topcoat to make it look a bit more festive, but I wanted to make a creamy caramel color, not an antique gold. Have fun!
This looks a little bit like photos I’ve seen of Lippman’s No More Drama. Same color family at least, though No More Drama is a much more interesting name than Sparkling Caramel.