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Formula X The Colors

What it is:A classic shade of lacquer revisited—this polish comes in a striking array of bold and brilliant shades that will revolutionize your wardrobe of signature favorites. What it does:Classic polish staples just got a makeover with this selection of essential shades from Formula X. Infused with ShineXcel™—a luminescent ingredient that enhances color and overall shine—these vivid lacquers feature a fast-drying formula that instantly leaves nails with a smooth, flawless finish. Its patented No Compromise formulation offers long-lasting, incredibly-saturated color with a stunning finish. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens What else you need to know:This polish is a three-free formula. The brush design was engineered to complement the highly-pigmented formula, giving you the most even and precise lacquer application.
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Questions & Answers for Formula X The Colors

Question
Do you apply additional top coat?
For those that have been using do you apply additional top coats as you do other polishes? I would apply top coat every 2-3 days with OPI or other.
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
dmcrop
(St. Louis, MO)
on The Colors
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
You still apply a top coat but it makes it super shiny and makes it last longer.
answered 3 weeks, 3 days ago
JennP13
(Bourbonnais, IL)
answer 2
Yes I do add an extra top coat
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
misscass
(alameda)
answer 3
Yes, I definitely do apply a top coat, but that is mostly from habit. This polish does not really need a top coat on it, as it gives a nice smooth and glossy finish, and is quite chip resistant. I find that the polish still looks good as new even after having it on for almost two weeks!
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
Irlynn
answer 4
I add another coat of top coat periodically, but I have very soft nails. If you do too, then it really helps lengthen the life of your manicure (or at least it does for me!)
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
joannelk
(Cincinnati, OH)
answer 5
yes, I have to extend the polish life.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
lauraanne
(corona,ca)
answer 6
I would as a matter of habit and preference.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
42andhot
(richmond, va)
answer 7
In my experience, you wouldn't need to, but there is no reason you couldn't. I have tried three colors/formulations of this polish and all of them have lasted (without chipping) for 2-3 weeks while maintaining their sheen. It's really good stuff - far better than OPI in my opinion.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
rebeccacdm
(Corona del Mar. CA)
Question
How long does the nail polish last before it chips?
with basecoat and two coats of the new classics
asked 7 months ago
Anonymous
(Vancouver, BC)
on The Colors
6 answers
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answer 1
Mine has lasted as long as 2 weeks. I got a tiny chip on one of my nails but not as bad as other nail polishes.
answered 3 weeks, 3 days ago
JennP13
(Bourbonnais, IL)
answer 2
I've found that this polish usually goes about 5 days before chipping when I use it with the Formula X base coat and top coat (I haven't tried it without a base or top coat yet).
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
parmela
answer 3
It lasted only one to two days for me without chipping.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
kywildcat0220
(Sellersburg, IN)
answer 4
Mine chipped on the fourth day but that seems to be different from others. I used a top coat too.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
sparklybacon
(New Brunswick, Canada)
answer 5
I didn't use a base coat with this nail polish but I used a top coat and it lasted about week before it started chipping ( I do a lot of dishes and I was my hands a lot).
answered 7 months ago
kycharlie
(Toronto, ON)
answer 6
This will last 3-4 days before you begin to see some minor chipping on the edges of your nails. I'm on day 5 and still going strong!
answered 7 months ago
msema
(Brooklyn, NY)
Question
does it contain formaldehyde?
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
cosmo5
(Baltimore, MD)
on The Colors
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Several have referred to this as a 3-Free polish, however it DOES contain formaldehyde resin as seen on the ingredients list.
answered 9 months ago
kelsiege
(Seattle, WA)
answer 2
from other answers i saw that it contains formaldehyde resin on the box even ZOYA polishes contain the resin. i am confused since so many answers says 3-4 FREE. can someone clarify for me? will this product harm those that are sensitive to formaldehyde, in addition to it being a cancer causing chemical. i know this is an answer mixed with a question but i thought it might be seen this way and bring to light the confusion many are having. thank you for your help.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
lillysgg
(dallas, tx)
answer 3
Formula X is 3-Free :)
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
monkeebutton
(Idaho)
answer 4
No, it shouldn't contain formaldehyde. This line is "three-free formula", meaning products are free of formaldehyde, toluene, and DBP.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
canterbury23
(NJ)
Question
Is this polish replacing the Sephora X collection?
I had asked a few weeks ago about the Sephora X collection and the person who replied said that the formula was being revamped and I wanted to know if this is replacing the Sephora X or is this something totally new?
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
AlleyTish
(Thornburg, IA)
on The Colors
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Sadly, yes. I say "sadly" because my personal experience with Formula X has been vastly inferior to that of OPI. Peels off easily (I removed every scrap of polish from my nails without needing polish remover, if that gives you an idea); chips easily; dries out nail beds. Two of my friends have had this same experience and we're all so disappointed. Formula X colors and effects options are fun, but not if they don't last and damage my nails.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
thebirdlady
(seattle, wa)
answer 2
This polish is the Sephora X collection. The old Sephora by OPI is being phased out.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
canterbury23
(NJ)
answer 3
I was told in the store that Sephora has discontinued their nail product line with the OPI/Sephora brand. This is their NEW formulation and is amazing! I would definitely recommend it.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
meowary
(Dana Point, CA)
Question
Does it replace the old Sephora X nail polish?
This applies to all the new kinds of polish in the collection. I loved Sephora X and bought a bunch of colours ans the top and base coat. Will it all work together, or do I need to start a new collection?
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
kelly674
(Quebec City, Canada)
on The Colors
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
As long as you are using 3-free products together, it should work fine. Using one product that is 3-free with something that isn't can cause them to smudge, bubble, not dry right, etc.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
canterbury23
(NJ)
answer 2
I guess so. It says made in UK on the bottle.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
JessicaMiller
(Canton, OH)
Question
3 or 4 Free?
Is the X Formula 3 or 4-free?
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
ssc11
(Marietta, GA)
on The Colors
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
It's listed as a 3-free polish, but it's actually 4-free because it doesn't contain parabens either.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
canterbury23
(NJ)
answer 2
Formula X is 3-free.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
cindydeily
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Does the Formula X line of nail polishes contain dibutyl phtalate, toulene, formadehyde or formaldehyde resin?
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
Anonymous
on The Colors
2 answers
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answer 1
It's is listed as a 3-free polish. Products are free of formaldehyde, toluene, and DBP
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
canterbury23
(NJ)
answer 2
I just got the system today - the polish bottle says it contains "ethyl acetate, butyl acetate, nitrocellulose propyl acetate, tosylamide/formaldehyde resin, isopropyl alcohol, triphenyl phosphate, trimethyl pentanyl diisobutyrate,"

Hope that helps!
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
ktrdk
(Denver, CO)
Question
is this cruelty free?
is this cruelty free?
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
gzb21
on The Colors
2 answers
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answer 1
Unfortunately Sephora is not on the cruelty free list. http://www.mediapeta.com/peta/PDF/companiesdonttest.pdf
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
canterbury23
(NJ)
answer 2
Hi Gzb21,

Yes! All of the polishes are cruelty free.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
What lipstick is the same shade as Love Drug Formula X nail polish?
It doesn't matter what brand or what price I just need to find this exact colour for lips. A deep reddish raspberry. A plum burgundy but not too purple, definitely more red that purple. Any suggestions would be helpful?!
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
silkcrenshaw
(Toronto, Ontario)
on The Colors
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Have you tried r3vl0n black cherry? Depending on what gloss you use, it can transform from a medium deep red to berry to oxblood. If you blot and add red gloss, it makes the perfect slightly deeper than classic red lip. If you add a pigmented fuschia gloss to it, it turns a beautiful berry that leans raspberry. If you add a dark red to it, you can get a really nice deep 'oxblood'. If you add something orchid like, it brings out the purple. It is a cheap drug store option and I bet with the right layering, you can get it to the exact color of love drug. If you don't want to work for it, Marc Jacobs lip gel in 128 is close, if you want sheer tarte lip surgence in moody (but you can get that color easily with the r3vl0n), and mixing fresh balms in plum and berry would get you there too. As for an exact dupe, I'm afraid I cannot help. I'd look into the new line of bareMinerals lipsticks and the new line of urban decay lipsticks, UD usually does nice berry's and so does bare minerals imo. I had a lipstick from bare minerals that was the exact same shade, but they discontinued the line, but maybe the color passed over to the new line. if you can get into a store, I'd check it out.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
quesoluvr
(Bethlehem, PA)
answer 2
Check out Dior Addict Extreme Lipstick in Black Tie, or maybe Sunset Boulevard if BT is too purple (if you can't get a good idea of the color on here, do an image search for a swatch). If that's too intense, maybe Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey? Since it's semi-sheer, you might want to try it out in person to see how it looks on you. Hope that helps ... I haven't seen the nail polish in person, I'm just going from your description & the picture.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
rachelnyc
(New York, NY)
Question
What type?
Is this polish suppose to be like the new Gel Polishes? I have heard about them but never tried.
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
darlenam
(Philadelphia,PA)
on The Colors
2 answers
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answer 1
To me, when using the entire Formula X system, the color has the gloss of a gel without having to use an expensive gel system. However, that is just my impression. Other people may feel differently.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
brownie1
(Delaware)
answer 2
Not a gel polish, but the finish is definitely gel-like.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
LocarBrits
(Danvers, MA)
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