The colour selection is great because they are so vibrant and bright. The polish is super easy to apply and thick so it doesn't drip. I have also used it to create designs on my nails so it great for that too.Its also super quick drying.
So I received this polish in this shade Ignite (dark red colour) in the Sephora SuperStar Favourites kit. I was really excited to try this brand of nail polish since I heard amazing things (excellent formula, great application, quick drying time, durability, etc.) about it from bloggers, youtubers, reviews, etc.
What I thought about it when I first applied it - first thin coat is slightly streaky (that's okay, happens most of the time)..., first coat dies to touch quickly..., second coat goes on evenly..., only needed 2 coats (YAY!)..., dries quickly (with Seche Vite of course)..., and the colour is gorgeous!
Now, I used to be the girl who changes her nail colour every week, however, it's sad to say that these past months i've gotten lazy with my nail care/routine so I now change my nail colour every 2 weeks. Normally I could get my nail polish to only have minimal wear at the tips after the first week and after that, heading into the second week it would seriously chip away at the tips and at the cuticle.
Sadly Formula X started seriously chipping on me half way through the first week (darn!). I'm not sure if it's just the colour I had, but it was difficult to remove (double darn!). The worst of it however... is that it stained my nails red... SERIOUSLY, it looks like my nails are bleeding (triple darn!!). I tried scrubbing my nails to remove the stain as much as I could, but the colour just wants to hang on there...
So would I purchase this polish again? NO, the polish itself is expensive and even some drug store brands are more effective (Sally Hansen, Revlon). I would rather dish out $7-$9 for the reliable brands like OPI, China Glaze and Essie. Would I ever use it again? Maybe. Only because I only had a single experience with this brand. I love the colour, the application and the packaging, everything else is questionable.
While I find the colours beautiful they are very pigmented and smooth they just don't last...they chip the same day they are applied not worth the money in my opinion!
I think this polish stays on longer than those cheaper ones but it is a little on the pricer side though
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