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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, 2 months ago
dmcrop
(St. Louis, MO)
on The Colors
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes I do add an extra top coat
answered 1 year, 1 month 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 1 year, 1 month 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 1 year, 1 month ago
joannelk
(Cincinnati, OH)
answer 4
yes, I have to extend the polish life.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
lauraanne
(corona,ca)
answer 5
I would as a matter of habit and preference.
answered 1 year, 2 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 1 year, 2 months ago
rebeccacdm
(Corona del Mar. CA)
Question
does it contain formaldehyde?
asked 1 year, 3 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 7 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, 2 months ago
lillysgg
(dallas, tx)
answer 3
Formula X is 3-Free :)
answered 1 year, 3 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, 3 months ago
canterbury23
(NJ)
Question
How long does the nail polish last before it chips?
with basecoat and two coats of the new classics
asked 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Anonymous
(Vancouver, BC)
on The Colors
4 answers
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answer 1
It lasted only one to two days for me without chipping.
answered 1 week, 3 days ago
kywildcat0220
(Sellersburg, IN)
answer 2
Mine chipped on the fourth day but that seems to be different from others. I used a top coat too.
answered 2 weeks, 1 day ago
sparklybacon
(New Brunswick, Canada)
answer 3
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 5 months, 1 week ago
kycharlie
(Toronto, ON)
answer 4
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 5 months, 2 weeks ago
msema
(Brooklyn, NY)
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, 3 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, 2 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, 3 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, 3 months ago
meowary
(Dana Point, CA)
Question
Gel Sculptured Nails
Can this polish be applied to nail that have gel sculptures?
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
susan7880
(Chicago, il)
on The Colors
2 answers
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answer 1
Yup ! As my nails are gel too.
answered 11 months ago
PBG64
(Falls Church, VA)
answer 2
Yes it can!
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Is this nail polish cruelty free?
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
yazie
(los angeles)
on The Colors
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
I doubt it. :/
answered 1 week, 3 days ago
adoramorales
(Windsor, ON)
answer 2
hmm, well, it doesn't hurt when I apply it.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
linny43
(Phoenix, AZ)
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, 3 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, 3 months ago
canterbury23
(NJ)
answer 2
I guess so. It says made in UK on the bottle.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
JessicaMiller
(Canton, OH)
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, 2 months ago
darlenam
(Philadelphia,PA)
on The Colors
2 answers
Answers
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, 2 months ago
brownie1
(Delaware)
answer 2
Not a gel polish, but the finish is definitely gel-like.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
LocarBrits
(Danvers, MA)
Question
Can it be used with Gelish base & top coats cured under UV light?
Very interested if Formula X colors can be used in combination with Gel based base and top coats. If so, this would be a go to brand for color variety.
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
makeupaddictsep
(Nampa, Id)
on The Colors
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Sephora offers easy return or refunds. Just buy it and try it.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
linny43
(Phoenix, AZ)
answer 2
I usually get a full 1-2 weeks out of my nail polish. It was the same for the Marc Jacobs Petra. For at home manis/pedis, I always paint base and top coats of Nail Tek II Intensive Therapy Strengthener. I'm sure there are other products that would work just as well. For Petra, a clear top coat also really enhances the shine.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
aremen
(Brooklyn, NY)
Question
3 or 4 Free?
Is the X Formula 3 or 4-free?
asked 1 year, 3 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, 3 months ago
canterbury23
(NJ)
answer 2
Formula X is 3-free.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
cindydeily
(San Francisco, CA)
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