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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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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, 7 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 4 months ago
JennP13
(Bourbonnais, IL)
answer 2
Yes I do add an extra top coat
answered 1 year, 6 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, 6 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, 7 months ago
joannelk
(Cincinnati, OH)
answer 5
yes, I have to extend the polish life.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
lauraanne
(corona,ca)
answer 6
I would as a matter of habit and preference.
answered 1 year, 7 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, 7 months ago
rebeccacdm
(Corona del Mar. CA)
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Is the brush "flat" or the "round" shape?
asked 3 months ago
Andulusa
(Middle GA)
on The Colors
6 answers
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answer 1
Flat
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
MaiGen
answer 2
It's more of an oval, and smaller than most other brands, between 2 and 3mm at its widest.
answered 2 months ago
asta
(Montreal)
answer 3
Formula X brushes are flat
answered 2 months, 1 week 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 2 months, 2 weeks ago
vanhelsing
answer 5
Flat.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
dreamerb
(Fargo, ND)
answer 6
It is flat with a round-ish tip edge. If that makes any sense.
answered 2 months, 3 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 10 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 4 months 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 5 months ago
parmela
answer 3
It lasted only one to two days for me without chipping.
answered 5 months, 3 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 5 months, 3 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 10 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 10 months ago
msema
(Brooklyn, NY)
Question
Contain formaldehyde?
does this polish contain formaldehyde?
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
MimiBl
(Cincinnati,OH)
on The Colors
4 answers
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answer 1
No, it does not. The nail polish is 'Three Free' which means it does not contain toluene, formaldehyde, and dibutyl phthalate.
answered 1 month ago
terr12scott
(York, Pa)
answer 2
yes, it does....so disappointed....
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
freezebug
(Indiana)
answer 3
No it does not contain Formaldehyde.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
nixxy
(Flemmington, NJ)
answer 4
Yes unfortunately this product does contain Formaldehyde.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
Caityrose517
(Virginia Beach, VA)
Question
does it contain formaldehyde?
asked 1 year, 8 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 1 year 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, 8 months ago
lillysgg
(dallas, tx)
answer 3
Formula X is 3-Free :)
answered 1 year, 8 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, 8 months ago
canterbury23
(NJ)
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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 2 months, 1 week ago
Anonymous
(West Palm Beach, FL)
on The Colors
4 answers
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answer 1
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 3 weeks, 5 days ago
CoolKatsmom
(Taylorsville, UT)
answer 2
In my experience you do not need a light source. The polish is rather fast drying. Air drying would be sufficient.
answered 1 month ago
terr12scott
(York, Pa)
answer 3
Thanks for your help, appreciate it so much :-)
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
Anonymous
(West Palm Beach, FL)
answer 4
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 2 months, 1 week ago
DrinaRaposo
(Edmonton, Alberta)
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Is this nail polish cruelty free?
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
yazie
(los angeles)
on The Colors
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes
answered 1 month ago
terr12scott
(York, Pa)
answer 2
I doubt it. :/
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
adoramorales
(Windsor, ON)
answer 3
hmm, well, it doesn't hurt when I apply it.
answered 1 year, 7 months 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, 9 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 month, 1 week ago
fatcatmeow
answer 2
It's is listed as a 3-free polish. Products are free of formaldehyde, toluene, and DBP
answered 1 year, 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 1 year, 9 months ago
ktrdk
(Denver, CO)
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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, 8 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, 8 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, 8 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, 8 months ago
meowary
(Dana Point, CA)
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 1 year, 2 months 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 2 months, 1 week 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 11 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, 1 month ago
linny43
(Phoenix, AZ)
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