Urban Outfitters Mystic
Mystic is a deep indigo blue that leans slightly blurple jelly with coppery pink flakies.
The flakies in the bottle in person look iridescent, however, on the nail and when photographed the iridescent color flash doesn't not really show. The flakies on most all accounts here will look coppery pink. The formula on this was a bit sheer, but buildable. The photograph makes it look more sheer than it does in real life. This is a great deep jelly shade with gorgeous flakies.
Let us now see how it compares to DL Ray of Light: (I'll be using UO to reference Urban Outfitters and DL to reference Deborah Lippmann below.)
Index & Ring Finger: UO Mystic
Middle & Pinky Finger: DL Ray of Light
Top: UO Mystic
Bottom: DL Ray of Light
These are not dupes, but they're close. Below I have listed the bullet points of differences and similarities.
- Base color is different. UO is darker and leans more purple than the DL.
- UO base is sheerer and slightly more jelly than DL
- UO has more visible flakies than DL
- They both have iridescent flakies that appear coppery pink on the nail
- DL formula is better and easier to apply than the UO
If you want something similar to DL Ray of Light, but don't want to pay the DL price I think UO is a good alternative. These are not dupes though, but they are very similar If you have DL Ray of Light, and you're happy with that I wouldn't say you need UO Mystic unless it appeals to you too. I think if you have the DL already, you will prefer that formula to the UO.