"Lunch at the Delhi" from OPI India Collection


India Collection by OPI for Spring/Summer 2008 is probably the most impressive nail polish collection in recent seasons. When I first saw it on magazines, I was intrigued by its bright and bold colors. Most of the shades in this collection are warm and suitable for the mood in spring. OPI has captured the elements of Spring 2008 fashion and merged the hot colors, such as blue, green, yellow, pink, and coral, into the the India Collection. This India Collection has the luscious colors to compliment Spring 2008 fashion.

This collection has a spectrum of beautiful shades from pale pink, bright pink, bright red, deep wine red, shimmery golds, navy blue...etc. I am going to share with you my favorite color from this collection; Lunch at the Delhi. This shade is so unique and subtle. It is a little difficult to find a suitable word to describe this shade precisely.
Perhaps, a picture is worth more than a thousand words. If you look at the picture shown above, you will find a swatch tested on a transparent tape.

Lunch at the Delhi looks quite rosy-pink red in the bottle. It delivers a glossy red finish on the nails with pink and coral undertones. Surprisingly, I found the color reflects a warm tone of red shade under natural lights or indoor lights. Unlike the sexy, dominant power of deep reds, bold reds or true reds, Lunch at the Delhi is a soft, sweet tone of red with a girly woman characteristic. I have tried many kinds of red nail colors before from different brands. Lunch at the Delhi is one of the few that suits my complexion nicely, and is appealing to me.

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2 comments:

The Style Page said...

It's a beautiful color, but I thought that OPI's ad for Lunch at the Delhi showed ignorance and cultural insensitivity, given that many Indians abstain from meat. For more, see Cultural Insensitivity, http://thestylepage.blogspot.com/2008/02/cultural-insensitivity.html.

Beauty Anonymous said...

Hi the Style Page,

You have brought up a good point!

I do love the beautiful coral red color! For some reason, I can not relate the shade with the name of this nail polish - Lunch at the Delhi.

I understand that nail polish companies want to be creative and playful on the names for colors. On the other hand, names are sometimes tricky. I agree with you that there is a lack of cultural awareness for the ad and the name "Lunch at the Delhi", considering a significant percentage of the population are vegetarians.

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