Sephora recently came out with a new nail polish formula called Formula X. I had tried a mini polish in the color perfection and decided to purchase a full-sized product in the color dramatic (dark lilac purple). I wanted to see how the two compared in quality and to see how I like the polish in general.
Formula X has a 4 step system (clean, base coat, polish, top coat). I'd heard some good reviews on the 4 step manicure kit, but I wanted to test the individual polish before investing in the system.
The top of this product reminds me of Butter London or Marc Jacobs nail polish (you pop the plastic top off to reveal the applicator). I also like the brush; it isn't too wide so it gives me more control to get into the smaller areas on the sides of my nails.
I wore this nail color with a base coat under it (Orly Bonder), two applications of the Formula X in Dramatic, and a top coat (Seche Vite).
I loved how shiny the polish turned out and the color is just gorgeous! Sadly, I wasn't impressed with the lasting power. I wore it for one day before it started to chip on my right hand, soon after my left hand started chipping as well. I'm going to try it again with a different base and top coat to test it out again.
Would I purchase Formula X again? I have other nail polish that I use and don't need a top coat at all (no chips for 3+ days), and it costs 1/3 of the price of the Formula X. As of right now, I wouldn't purchase another full-sized Formula X. While the color selection is impressive, this polish doesn't seem to want to stay on my nails!
I had the same issue with the Formula X mini in Perfection. The color was beautiful but it chipped so quickly even with a base and top coat.
I know some people really like the new Formula X nail polish. Please let me know what you think and what your experience has been in the comment section. Thanks!