Lynnderella Pentimento has a little bit of everything. I believe Lynn once claimed this polish has over 100 types of glitter in it and I'm certainly not going to dispute that or even begin to catalogue everything that's going on in this amazing polish. There's just about every shape, size and color imaginable. You've got bars, hexes, round glitter, microglitter and squares in red, pink, yellow, green, blue, purple, orange...you get the idea!
Since Pentimento has so many different elements, I wanted a base that wouldn't compete with it so all of the colors and shapes could really pop. But I also wanted something that had a little bit more character than, say, a nude base would. Painting nails is a very cerebral process, you know. ;) I ultimately went with Deborah Lippmann Waking Up In Vegas, which I think was a great compromise and goes very well with Pentimento, if I am allowed to say so myself! I used two coats of Pentimento here.
I found Pentimento's formula surprisingly workable. Even those notoriously pesky bars stayed flat without any trouble. I did have to do a bit of placing here and there to cover blank spots, but other than that, application went off without a hitch.
I think anyone who loves glitter will find something that appeals to them in Pentimento. Although there are a ton of different colors and shapes, Pentimento somehow manages to never look sloppy or overwhelming. I think the white pieces do a brilliant job of breaking up all of the other colors in this polish and I really like the abstract effect Pentimento creates on the nail!