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Formula X The Colors – Nail Polish

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 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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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 2 years, 7 months ago
dmcrop
(St. Louis, MO)
on The Colors – Nail Polish
8 answers
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answer 1
Not necessary, only one!
answered 1 week, 3 days ago
zukie2music
(San Diego, CA)
answer 2
You still apply a top coat but it makes it super shiny and makes it last longer.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
JennP13
(Bourbonnais, IL)
answer 3
Yes I do add an extra top coat
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
misscass
(alameda)
answer 4
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 2 years, 6 months ago
Irlynn
answer 5
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 2 years, 6 months ago
joannelk
(Cincinnati, OH)
answer 6
yes, I have to extend the polish life.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
lauraanne
(corona,ca)
answer 7
I would as a matter of habit and preference.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
42andhot
(richmond, va)
answer 8
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 2 years, 7 months ago
rebeccacdm
(Corona del Mar. CA)
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How long does the nail polish last before it chips?
with basecoat and two coats of the new classics
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
Anonymous
(Vancouver, BC)
on The Colors – Nail Polish
7 answers
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answer 1
I can get it to last a week before touch-ups, and I'm tough on my nails.
answered 1 week, 6 days ago
asta
(Montreal)
answer 2
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 1 year, 3 months ago
JennP13
(Bourbonnais, IL)
answer 3
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 year, 4 months ago
parmela
answer 4
It lasted only one to two days for me without chipping.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
kywildcat0220
(Sellersburg, IN)
answer 5
Mine chipped on the fourth day but that seems to be different from others. I used a top coat too.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
sparklybacon
(New Brunswick, Canada)
answer 6
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 1 year, 10 months ago
kycharlie
(Toronto, ON)
answer 7
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 1 year, 10 months ago
msema
(Brooklyn, NY)
Question
Is the brush "flat" or the "round" shape?
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
Andulusa
(Middle GA)
on The Colors – Nail Polish
6 answers
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answer 1
Flat
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
MaiGen
answer 2
It's more of an oval, and smaller than most other brands, between 2 and 3mm at its widest.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
asta
(Montreal)
answer 3
Formula X brushes are flat
answered 1 year, 2 months 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 year, 2 months ago
vanhelsing
answer 5
Flat.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
dreamerb
(Fargo, ND)
answer 6
It is flat with a round-ish tip edge. If that makes any sense.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
DrinaRaposo
(Edmonton, Alberta)
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does it contain formaldehyde?
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
cosmo5
(Baltimore, MD)
on The Colors – Nail Polish
5 answers
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answer 1
The bottle I am looking at lists tosylamide/formaldehyde resin as an ingredient.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
maggiesfarm
answer 2
Several have referred to this as a 3-Free polish, however it DOES contain formaldehyde resin as seen on the ingredients list.
answered 2 years ago
kelsiege
(Seattle, WA)
answer 3
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 2 years, 7 months ago
lillysgg
(dallas, tx)
answer 4
Formula X is 3-Free :)
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
monkeebutton
(Idaho)
answer 5
No, it shouldn't contain formaldehyde. This line is "three-free formula", meaning products are free of formaldehyde, toluene, and DBP.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
canterbury23
(NJ)
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Contain formaldehyde?
does this polish contain formaldehyde?
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
MimiBl
(Cincinnati,OH)
on The Colors – Nail Polish
5 answers
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answer 1
The bottle I am looking at lists tosylamide/formaldehyde resin as an ingredient.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
maggiesfarm
answer 2
No, it does not. The nail polish is 'Three Free' which means it does not contain toluene, formaldehyde, and dibutyl phthalate.
answered 1 year ago
terr12scott
(York, Pa)
answer 3
yes, it does....so disappointed....
answered 1 year ago
freezebug
(Indiana)
answer 4
No it does not contain Formaldehyde.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
nixxy
(Flemmington, NJ)
answer 5
Yes unfortunately this product does contain Formaldehyde.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
Caityrose517
(Virginia Beach, VA)
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Do you need any light source for these?
I read the application instructions and it looks straightforward. I did not see any mention of using light to cure the polish - (outdoor light like some other brands). Can anyone comment on the need to use light to help cure the polish better, specifically outdoor lighting? (I will not use any artificial lamp on my nails.) Does anyone know if outdoor lighting will help the durability of the polish or does this formula need any light to cure it? Thank you for your help !
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
Anonymous
(West Palm Beach, FL)
on The Colors – Nail Polish
5 answers
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answer 1
Nope, not at all necessary. My polish generally stays on (and bright!) for 2-3 weeks.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
guraqt06
answer 2
You do not need light for this polish. I put on two coats and it goes on so smoothly and evenly it is impressive! It dries quickly and usually lasts about 10 days.
answered 1 year ago
CoolKatsmom
(Taylorsville, UT)
answer 3
In my experience you do not need a light source. The polish is rather fast drying. Air drying would be sufficient.
answered 1 year ago
terr12scott
(York, Pa)
answer 4
Thanks for your help, appreciate it so much :-)
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
Anonymous
(West Palm Beach, FL)
answer 5
This is just like any other regular polish. It lasts longer like a gel and has the appearance of gel. Either a quick dry top coat or traditional hand waving typically does the trick.

Hope I was able to help!
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
DrinaRaposo
(Edmonton, Alberta)
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Is this nail polish cruelty free?
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
yazie
(los angeles)
on The Colors – Nail Polish
4 answers
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answer 1
Sephora brand products are not cruelty-free. I can't post links to outside URLs, but you can find comprehensive lists of cruelty-free beauty brands online. Sephora products are sold in China, which requires animal testing by law.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
maggiesfarm
answer 2
Yes
answered 1 year ago
terr12scott
(York, Pa)
answer 3
I doubt it. :/
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
adoramorales
(Windsor, ON)
answer 4
hmm, well, it doesn't hurt when I apply it.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
linny43
(Phoenix, AZ)
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Ingredients list?
Is there any way to find out if Formula X puts formaldehyde in any of their products? What other ingredients?
asked 11 months ago
DebBrown
(Orlando, FL)
on The Colors – Nail Polish
4 answers
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answer 1
The bottle I am looking at lists tosylamide/formaldehyde resin as an ingredient.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
maggiesfarm
answer 2
So fair, I only have the color "Gemini". Ingredients: ethyl acetate, butyl acetate, nitrocellulose, propyl acetate, TOSYLAMIDE/FORMALDEHYDE RESIN, isopropyl alcohol, triphenyl phosphate, trimethyl pentanyl diisobutyrate
answered 2 months, 4 weeks ago
DeeDee007
(MS)
answer 3
There is no animal by products in this polish or fermeldahyde. So you are safe.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
candy4u
(Dayton, Ohio)
answer 4
Formula X is 3-free nail polish so it contains no Formaldehyde, Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate. However it does contain Formaldehyde Resin and Camphor.
answered 10 months ago
lcbeauty
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 2 years, 2 months ago
bethesdaanne
(Ann Arbor, MI)
on The Colors – Nail Polish
4 answers
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answer 1
Picture Polish has an exact polish named "Tiffany" and is Tiffany blue. An Australian brand. You can buy it on line, through. I'm a nail polish junkie too!
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answered 10 months ago
zzzzzzzzzz
(Houghton, MI)
answer 2
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 year, 2 months ago
Kino81
(Tacoma, WA)
answer 3
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 1 year, 11 months ago
rachelnyc
(New York, NY)
answer 4
Formula X "High Frequency" is extremely close to the Tiffany blue. I have it and have compared it to the box.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
linny43
(Phoenix, AZ)
Question
Does the Formula X line of nail polishes contain dibutyl phtalate, toulene, formadehyde or formaldehyde resin?
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
Anonymous
on The Colors – Nail Polish
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 year, 1 month ago
fatcatmeow
answer 2
It's is listed as a 3-free polish. Products are free of formaldehyde, toluene, and DBP
answered 2 years, 8 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 2 years, 8 months ago
ktrdk
(Denver, CO)
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