That is so strange. I've never had this problem.No I'm using neutral saphir mirror gloss over Medaille D'Or cream. On the rag side of things, I see almost all the color of the cream come off the shoe, and on the shoe side of things its like the cream gets mixed into the mirror gloss so it won't shine properly.
Like here's an example of me using cream polish to antique a pair of Allen Edmonds and then gloss them after with neutral.
My suggestion would be this:
Apply cream polish. Let it dry and then buff to a nice, soft shine. Be sure not to use too much and try to work the cream into the leather by applying moderate pressure.
Apply the same colour regular pate de luxe on the shoes for three or more layers, making sure to buff well.
Then apply the mirror gloss with just a little bit of water. Just a little.
Finish with one last layer of pate de luxe, applied thinly as you can, and buff with just a drop of water and finish with a lady's nylon stocking for extra gloss.