Hi Everyone, Here's an update. I've tried an opaque base soap an it did not shine at all. I have tried to insert a photo but it ended up in a gallery somewhere on this forum (LOL Hope the second time workedl. Thank you all for your advice and have a nice day. ChrisThanks. I will try an opaque base and use powdered colorants. I won't add texture because I want a smooth soap. Thank you all for your advice, It helped a lot.