Crystal Ocean is as fine of glitter as you can get. It being so small and thin allows for a variance in color depending on the thickness of this glitter. A thin layer results in a soft bright blue and as more glitter is applied it transforms into a rich electric blue. It reflects back a variety of blue hues under light from a deep dark cobalt graduating to a shiny bright light turquoise blue. Over a white background the blue flakes appear darker and less reflective. Over a dark backdrop the flakes appear brighter and have a greater variance in hue.