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Formula X New Classics

What it is: A classic shade of lacquer revisited—this lacquer 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-wear, 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 New Classics

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 11 months ago
dmcrop
(St. Louis, MO)
on New Classics
6 answers
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answer 1
Yes I do add an extra top coat
answered 10 months ago
misscass
(alameda)
answer 2
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 10 months ago
Irlynn
answer 3
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 10 months ago
joannelk
(Cincinnati, OH)
answer 4
yes, I have to extend the polish life.
answered 11 months ago
lauraanne
(corona,ca)
answer 5
I would as a matter of habit and preference.
answered 11 months ago
42andhot
(richmond, va)
answer 6
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 11 months ago
rebeccacdm
(Corona del Mar. CA)
Question
does it contain formaldehyde?
asked 1 year ago
cosmo5
(Baltimore, MD)
on New Classics
4 answers
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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 4 months, 2 weeks 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 11 months ago
lillysgg
(dallas, tx)
answer 3
Formula X is 3-Free :)
answered 11 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 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 ago
AlleyTish
(Thornburg, IA)
on New Classics
3 answers
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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 11 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 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 ago
meowary
(Dana Point, CA)
Question
What type?
Is this polish suppose to be like the new Gel Polishes? I have heard about them but never tried.
asked 11 months ago
darlenam
(Philadelphia,PA)
on New Classics
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 11 months ago
brownie1
(Delaware)
answer 2
Not a gel polish, but the finish is definitely gel-like.
answered 11 months ago
LocarBrits
(Danvers, MA)
Question
What color is closest to Tiffany blue?
I'm trying to match the Tiffany blue (from their flagship box) - which blue/green is closest? Thanks!
asked 6 months ago
bethesdaanne
(Ann Arbor, MI)
on New Classics
2 answers
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answer 1
I would mix High Frequency with maybe just a drop of white polish, and that should get you a pretty close match. HF is a lot brighter/less gray in person than it look in the online image; I think it's a pretty close match, but just a bit on the bright side so if you tone it back just a bit with the white, it should be great! The image is one I found searching online--it should give you a better idea of what the shade actually looks like...
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answered 3 months, 1 week ago
rachelnyc
(New York, NY)
answer 2
Formula X "High Frequency" is extremely close to the Tiffany blue. I have it and have compared it to the box.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
linny43
(Phoenix, AZ)
Question
3 or 4 Free?
Is the X Formula 3 or 4-free?
asked 1 year ago
ssc11
(Marietta, GA)
on New Classics
2 answers
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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 ago
canterbury23
(NJ)
answer 2
Formula X is 3-free.
answered 1 year ago
cindydeily
(San Francisco, CA)
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Does the Formula X line of nail polishes contain dibutyl phtalate, toulene, formadehyde or formaldehyde resin?
asked 1 year ago
Anonymous
on New Classics
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 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 ago
ktrdk
(Denver, CO)
Question
is this cruelty free?
is this cruelty free?
asked 1 year ago
gzb21
on New Classics
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 ago
canterbury23
(NJ)
answer 2
Hi Gzb21,

Yes! All of the polishes are cruelty free.
answered 1 year 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 ago
silkcrenshaw
(Toronto, Ontario)
on New Classics
2 answers
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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 11 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 ago
rachelnyc
(New York, NY)
Question
Gel Sculptured Nails
Can this polish be applied to nail that have gel sculptures?
asked 11 months ago
susan7880
(Chicago, il)
on New Classics
2 answers
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answer 1
Yup ! As my nails are gel too.
answered 8 months ago
PBG64
(Falls Church, VA)
answer 2
Yes it can!
answered 11 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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