Franken – Ray of Light

Earlier this year, Deborah Lippmann posted a teaser shot of some upcoming polishes for Spring 2012. In the set was a gorgeous deep indigo flakie, Ray of Light, which was begging for a ‘frankenzied’ version I could immediately wear. I refrained from posting my concoction until I could see swatches of the actual polish, but since it was recently released I can compare the two.

Franken - Deborah Lippmann Ray of Light


To create my franken, I mixed the following polishes (mostly the first two, with small amounts of the last three):

  • Maybelline Colorama Ruby Rays
  • China Glaze First Mate
  • Wet n Wild Clear Coat
  • Ulta Plum Perfect
  • Wet n Wild Ebony Hates Chris


The Maybelline polish is hard to find, but you could use a similar polish like Nubar 2010 or Finger Paints Flashy.


Franken - Deborah Lippmann Ray of Light


My franken isn’t spot-on, but I think it’s in the same ball park.  Mine is a more muted blue, compared to vibrant indigo I’ve seen in others’ swatches of Ray of Light.  Also, the flakes in my mix are more sparse and have more of a color shift.  I think I can fiddle with my formula a bit… add some more Ruby Rays, a little more clear polish, and something to amp up the saturation.

Who knows?  When I finish, it may be enough to slay my Ray of Light lemming!


Franken - Deborah Lippmann Ray of Light


Franken - Deborah Lippmann Ray of Light

(Swatch is two coats of the franken and one coat of Seche Vite under artificial light.)


6 thoughts on “Franken – Ray of Light”

  1. I love it, Ally! I think it’s pretty spot on. I might actually prefer this slightly more than Ray of Light. Your franken just seems… Neater? I think I prefer the flakies in this too.

  2. This is stunning. I agree with Sarah, based on swatches I’ve seen of Ray Of Light, I prefer this – the base shade is more appealing to me.

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