Sunday, January 22, 2012
Project Red: OPI Royal Rajah Ruby
Pulling out an oldie from a few years back... OPI Royal Rajah Ruby was released in spring 2008, part of the India collection. It's a blackened ruby red with red micro-shimmer. I love vampy colors, so it's no wonder that I couldn't resist this beautiful ruby version.
The red shimmer may be difficult to detect from a distance, and not as noticeable to most, but I still find the color stunning nonetheless.
Royal Rajah Ruby really shines under bright lighting, so it's one of those colors that may be considered almost-black in most lighting.
In some lights, I detected a hint of "warmth" to the color, having a very autumn vibe to it. Royal Rajah Ruby is definitely well suited for fall and winter.
While I thought this was a color well suited for the India collection, I did find it a bit odd for it to be released for spring. For spring, I imagined lighter shades, and not so much dark colors. But I'm not complaining since I do love my dark vampy colors. The formula on it was okay. If you wait enough time between coats, you should be able to get even coverage with 2 coats. I ended up doing 3 because I got some bald spot due to my inpatient nature.