Formula X The Colors Nail Polish
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Formula X The Colors Nail Polish


4.5 out of 5 stars
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  • 4 Stars20%
  • 3 Stars9%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star1%


An array of high-performance nail polishes in vivid bolds and elegant neutrals. Classic polish staples just got a makeover with this eye-catching collection ranging from brights to chic, minimalistic neutrals. Enriched with ShineXcel™ a luminescent ingredient that enhances color and overall shine, each polish's patented No Compromise formulation offers long-lasting, incredibly-saturated color with a stunning finish.

It is formulated without:

- Parabens

- Sulfates

- Phthalates

Pair lacquer with The System for twice the shine, twice the wear* and stay polished longer.

*In an independent study, Formula X The System was tested vs. a leading salon nail polish. Results were after eight days of wear. This product is a three-free formula. The customized brush design is engineered to complement Formula X's highly-pigmented formula with precise lacquer application.

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  • Where can I buy these at? 7 Answers
  • Anyone know why Sephora is discontinuing this nail polish...2 Answers
  • They really work? Or they chip easily?? 4 Answers
Formula X The Colors Nail Polish
Formula X The Colors Nail Polish
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Kristen M.
69 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
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I think Sephora is discontinuing the Formula X nail polishes, but these often pop up in the sale section of Sephora. I picked these up from there for $2 each! I thought it was such a good price for these and I absolutely love the formula. It lasts probably around 2 weeks before chipping so it’s totally worth the price. Will definitely be repurchasing more of these when Sephora adds more to their sale section.
Kendall K.
Fremont , IN
315 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
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I have purchased this brand when it was sold at Sephora (I don't believe it is anymore, but I could be wrong). There are many nice colors to choose from, so I compliment the brand on it's variety. However, the polish is nothing special for the price. I thought that the formula would be more impressive if it was sold at Sephora, but I am not overly impressed. I can find longer lasting formulas at the drugstore for under 4 or 5 dollars. While this isn't the worst polish I've used (the finish itself was fine and it did look nice on my nails for the time it lasted), I feel that you can find nail polishes just as good or better at much fairer prices.
Lillian V.
Akron, OH
47 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Revved Up more...
Formula X was my favorite nail polish brand and I’m still heartbroken they were discontinued. They last for weeks without chipping even without a top coat and I’ve had them for almost 2 months without chipping. I’m still looking for replacement brand.
Tess M.
60 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Huntress more...
This nail polish has lasted me a while now! Great color (dark blue with goldish tint) and goes on so smoothly. It only took about two coats for my nails and I didn’t have any problems with it drying. I’m excited to try out different colors of this brand!
Amber E.
Flowery Branch
305 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Huntress more...
I received a sample of this in one of my beauty subscription boxes, and I adore the color! First coat applies fairly opaque, but second coat is definitely recommend. The color doesn't last long, even when adding clear coats on top (however, I am very rough with my hands/nails).
Marielle N.
Baltimore, MD
47 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Hands down my absolute favorite nail polish. I have well over 200 (prob closer to 300) polishes and have tried every different brand: OPI, Essie, Butter, Deborah Lippmann, Zoya, Julep, etc etc. But when I discovered Formula X it was a game changer. Plus when they go on sale at Sephora they are only $5 ;)
The color selection is great and most colors I've tried are pigmented for coverage in 2 thin coats. I will advise that some of the glitters (even those not labeled as effects top coats) can be sheer and need more than 2 coats. But they go on easily, dry fast and last! They're neither too thick nor too thin. I am obsessed.
Elyse S.
Davenport, FL
218 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I got the formula x in huntress from my secret Santa this year. The Polish is a nice deep metallic blackish green, which I love. It is super pigmented so if applied properly, you might not need a second coat! I see a lot of people saying that they didn't use a base or top coat. I always use a base coat to protect my nails and I use a top coat to keep it shiny but you really don't need the top coat. It's a great polish and I will probably get more colors from this brand!
Rebecca T.
San Diego, CA
149 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Amazing nail polish with a HUGE selection of colors. I promise you, any color your heart longs for... Formula will have... in 10 shades.

The formula of the nail polish is smooth yet very opaque. Most of the time, one coat is enough but some colors can get deeper and darker with multiple coats, which gives it a gel-like look. Price wise, they are a little more expensive ($10+) but their quality is comparable to Essie and other cheaper brands.

Will continue using this nail polish as long as they keep making awesome shades in different finishes! Great product.
Sara B.
Richland, WA
1,095 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
I really like the formula x nail polish that I received in my ipsy bag a few months ago! I wish the size was a little bigger as you have to use a couple layers to get the acquired look! It does stay on long which is why I gave it 4 out of 5 stars! I would definitely check out the formula x line if you are truly looking for a longer lasting nail polish that won't break the bank!
Ashley R.
Portland, OR
181 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I'm reviewing the color Huntress. I received it one of my Ipsy bags. When I first looked at it I thought it was way too dark and a forest green color. As a I put it on my nail I realized it was a very dark green blue with a bit of shimmer to it! It only took 2 coats for it to look phenomenal! I've used Formula X before and loved it! The polish stays on for about 2 weeks before chipping. Always has a beautiful shine. only takes 2 coats. and doesn't take forever to dry! I love it
Lindsey P.
Philadelphia, PA
19 reviews
About how long does the polish last ??
Caroline Y.
Duncan, SC
112 reviews
Where can I buy these at?
Amanda R.
Rossville, GA
13 reviews
Is it a fast drying nail polish?
Amy Q.
18 reviews
How long does the polish typically last without chipping?
Caroline Y.
Duncan, SC
112 reviews
When I use this my nails always chip within a day. Is there a good top coat I can use to keep them from chipping?

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