Deborah Lippmann Ray Of Light 3D Holographic Nail Lacquer Swatches & Review

Deborah Lippmann Ray Of Light

Remember when I showed you Deborah Lippmann 3D Holographic Nail Lacquer in Sweet Dreams? Well here is her darker sister, Ray Of Light.

The formula with this baby is thick. SUPER thick. Not that easy to work with and much thicker than my experience with Sweet Dreams.

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Ray Of Light

Deborah Lippmann Ray Of Light Macro
Ray Of Light (macro)

Deborah Lippmann Ray Of Light Swatch
Ray Of Light

Ray Of Light is a dark navy blue, has a jelly-like base and it’s jam packed with multichrome flake glitter. The glitter looks mostly red/orange but changes to greenish/yellow depending on the light.

I felt like the flake glitter kind of sunk to the bottom of this polish though. That made for a kind of chunky, murky look, and not as amazing as Sweet Dreams in my eyes.

Deborah Lippmann Ray Of Light Swatch 2
Ray Of Light

Availability: Deborah Lippmann.

Pricing: $18.00.

What do you think about Ray Of Light compared to Sweet Dreams?



  • April 18, 2012

    I was really really disappointed in Ray of Light. It was my first DL :(

  • April 18, 2012

    Oh no, too bad the flakes don’t show well! I’d love it SO much more if the flakes are very much “in-your-face!” Sweet Dreams is much more awesome.
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  • April 18, 2012

    lol scrangie just reviewed this polish today as well, and based on the comments, there sure are a lot of haters :S

    sweet dreams definitely looks better (:

    this is one of those polishes where you wish the blingyness in the bottle translated directly onto the nails.. :/
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  • April 18, 2012

    It looks pretty but for $18 and a thick formula I’d rather do a jelly sandwich and get similar results.
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  • April 18, 2012

    Hmm this is interesting I guess, but I really like the mermaid one you posted the other day ;3

  • April 18, 2012

    I have sweet dreams and I love it! Too bad Ray of Light is not so good, all the DL I own are excellent :-(
    Maybe Cult Nails seduction or Nfu-oh 51 are better options…

  • April 18, 2012

    Oh wow, I like – I like Sweet Dreams too – really struggling to find either in the UK though :-(

  • April 18, 2012

    This isnt a holo flakie, which makes me feel like ‘holo’ is this magic word to get people to buy things at this point. Deb should know better than to market it like that. It’s a duochrome flakie. And there are better ones out there, so Im going to stay away from this one at this point. I guess they can’t all be winners. It looks darn cool in the bottle though!

    • April 18, 2012

      I agree, I thought the same when I saw the last one as well. I’m not sure what she was trying to get across with the names.

  • April 18, 2012

    I might actually pass on this one! It looks so pretty in the bottle though. Le sigh. Oh well, saves me $ right? Thanks for the swatches!
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  • April 18, 2012

    hmmm I like more how it looks in the bottle but is really pretty!
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  • April 18, 2012

    I’m with Kat, with Essie Shine of the times you can make a look just like we hoped Ray if Light or Sweet Dreams would be and infact in any colour you have!

  • April 18, 2012

    I was excited when I saw your picture of the bottle but when its applied it is really boring! I think I will pass!
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  • April 18, 2012

    *Sigh* holo is such a misused term :/

    Looks amazing in the bottle!

  • April 18, 2012

    this looks more like flakies and not really holographic, but anyways, so so pretty! 😀

  • April 18, 2012

    It looks pretty but it doesn’t sound easy enough to use.

  • April 18, 2012

    It looks great in the bottle, and that macro is gorgeous, but it’s really boring on the nail. That, plus the formula and the price tag, equals a pass for me. I might get Sweet Dreams, though! Thanks for swatching!

  • April 18, 2012

    Hmm, maybe I’d buy this one if they hadn’t called it a holo when it’s obviously not or if the flakies actually showed up better on the nail or if the formula was better. So pretty much this one is a failure.

  • April 18, 2012

    I love how this looks on the bottle and the macro shot. Bummer that it doesn’t deliver.
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  • April 19, 2012

    This polish is a mess. It does not cover well – the flakies go into oblivion. I had a lot of trouble getting it to spread on the nail. Not at all up to DL quality. If I had not bought it on HSN and had to pay all the shipping back, I would have taken it back like you can at Nordstrom. I don’t live 200+ miles from a Nordies – but at least they offer free returns by mail! DL should really be upset she got pushed to release this mess before it was ready just to meet her obligations to the calendar/contract she has with HSN

  • April 19, 2012

    They just look like Nfu Oh wannabes to me. At a higher price. :p

  • April 20, 2012

    Ugh kill me now. Gorgeous.

  • April 23, 2012

    Looks like you could pour some Hidden Treasure/Shine of the Times/etc into some blue jelly for the same look or–even better–wear it over the blue.

  • September 19, 2012

    Hi!!! I love your swatches! Can I ask how many layers did you use in these photos? Because when I used my Ray of Light, it came out darker than I expected, and not so jelly looking :(