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Formula X The Colors

What it is:An array of high-performance nail polishes in vivid bolds and elegant neutrals. What it does:Classic polish staples just got a makeover with this selection of 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. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates - Phthalates What else you need to know: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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Questions & Answers for Formula X The Colors

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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, 6 months ago
dmcrop
(St. Louis, MO)
on The Colors
7 answers
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answer 1
You still apply a top coat but it makes it super shiny and makes it last longer.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
JennP13
(Bourbonnais, IL)
answer 2
Yes I do add an extra top coat
answered 1 year, 5 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, 5 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, 5 months ago
joannelk
(Cincinnati, OH)
answer 5
yes, I have to extend the polish life.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
lauraanne
(corona,ca)
answer 6
I would as a matter of habit and preference.
answered 1 year, 6 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, 6 months ago
rebeccacdm
(Corona del Mar. CA)
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Is the brush "flat" or the "round" shape?
asked 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Andulusa
(Middle GA)
on The Colors
6 answers
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answer 1
Flat
answered 2 weeks, 5 days ago
MaiGen
answer 2
It's more of an oval, and smaller than most other brands, between 2 and 3mm at its widest.
answered 3 weeks, 3 days ago
asta
(Montreal)
answer 3
Formula X brushes are flat
answered 1 month ago
Kino81
(Tacoma, WA)
answer 4
The brush is more of a "round" shape. The fibers are pliable, though, and when pressure is applied it becomes somewhat "flat".
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
vanhelsing
answer 5
Flat.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
dreamerb
(Fargo, ND)
answer 6
It is flat with a round-ish tip edge. If that makes any sense.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
DrinaRaposo
(Edmonton, Alberta)
Question
How long does the nail polish last before it chips?
with basecoat and two coats of the new classics
asked 9 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 2 months, 3 weeks 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 3 months, 3 weeks ago
parmela
answer 3
It lasted only one to two days for me without chipping.
answered 4 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 4 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 9 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 9 months ago
msema
(Brooklyn, NY)
Question
does it contain formaldehyde?
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
cosmo5
(Baltimore, MD)
on The Colors
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 11 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, 6 months ago
lillysgg
(dallas, tx)
answer 3
Formula X is 3-Free :)
answered 1 year, 7 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, 7 months ago
canterbury23
(NJ)
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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, 7 months ago
AlleyTish
(Thornburg, IA)
on The Colors
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 1 year, 7 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, 7 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, 7 months ago
meowary
(Dana Point, CA)
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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 1 year, 1 month ago
bethesdaanne
(Ann Arbor, MI)
on The Colors
3 answers
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answer 1
FORMULA X COLOR Legendary - robin’s egg blue ITEM 1662931

Looks very close to tiffany & co color swatches I looked up best of luck hope it works out for you.
answered 1 month ago
Kino81
(Tacoma, WA)
answer 2
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 10 months ago
rachelnyc
(New York, NY)
answer 3
Formula X "High Frequency" is extremely close to the Tiffany blue. I have it and have compared it to the box.
answered 1 year ago
linny43
(Phoenix, AZ)
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Does the Formula X line of nail polishes contain dibutyl phtalate, toulene, formadehyde or formaldehyde resin?
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
Anonymous
on The Colors
3 answers
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answer 1
Look like the 3 free formula is referring to free of sulfates, Phthalates and parabens
answered 1 day ago
fatcatmeow
answer 2
It's is listed as a 3-free polish. Products are free of formaldehyde, toluene, and DBP
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
canterbury23
(NJ)
answer 3
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, 7 months ago
ktrdk
(Denver, CO)
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Contain formaldehyde?
does this polish contain formaldehyde?
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
MimiBl
(Cincinnati,OH)
on The Colors
3 answers
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answer 1
yes, it does....so disappointed....
answered 16 hours ago
freezebug
(Indiana)
answer 2
No it does not contain Formaldehyde.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
nixxy
(Flemmington, NJ)
answer 3
Yes unfortunately this product does contain Formaldehyde.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
Caityrose517
(Virginia Beach, VA)
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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, 7 months ago
kelly674
(Quebec City, Canada)
on The Colors
2 answers
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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, 7 months ago
canterbury23
(NJ)
answer 2
I guess so. It says made in UK on the bottle.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
JessicaMiller
(Canton, OH)
Question
3 or 4 Free?
Is the X Formula 3 or 4-free?
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
ssc11
(Marietta, GA)
on The Colors
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, 7 months ago
canterbury23
(NJ)
answer 2
Formula X is 3-free.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
cindydeily
(San Francisco, CA)
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