Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Product Review: Formula X for Sephora Lusture in Super Charged

Hi Everyone!!

Today I will be reviewing a nail polish by the brand Formula X. This brand was developed by Sephora, which is the biggest luxury beauty retailer in USA. I have never tried anything from them before and also I am not into glitter nail polish. But as a challenge I decided to buy a glitter nail polish from Formula X.

Formula X for Sephora Lusture in Super Charged

What the company has to say about this product:

What it is:
An out-of-this-world glitter lacquer that encrusts nails in color-sealed sparkle.

What it does:
Loaded with pigment and high-coverage sparkle, this textured lacquer coats nails in maximum glamour. Glitter sizes vary across the collection, offering you versatile finishes and effects. Sophisticated shades range from glimmering jewel tones to understated nudes to dark, urban-chic shades.

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. 

Suggested Usage:
- Note: This top-of-the-line formulation works brilliantly alone, but for optimal manicure staying power, use in conjunction with the Formula X System (Cleanse, Prime, and Shine).
- Apply two thin coats of nail color using the Tri-Swipe Application Method: paint one stroke down the middle of the nail from the base to the tip, the second stroke from the center base along one side, and the third stroke from the center base along the opposite side.
- For accelerated drying results, apply Formula X Drying Spray or Drops to prevent smudging.
- These lacquers vary in glitter particle size. For added smoothness, apply Formula X Top Coat. Reapply top coat after a few days to refresh manicure.

Formula X for Sephora Lusture in Super Charged

Formula X for Sephora Lusture in Super Charged

What I think about this product:

I have never tried a glitter nail polishes before because I was always skeptical about their wear, but I decided to bite the bullet and try one from Formula X by Sephora. Their Luster Collection offers 12 shades, out of which I tried the color Super Charged which is a charcoal colored glitter along with multicolor glitter. The packaging looks sophisticated with rectangular cuboid structure with curved corners. The outer cover has been provided only to make the packaging look nice. Inside there is a second cap that needs to be unscrewed to get the product out. The brush is a standard brush, its is not too thick and not too thin.

I was very amazed by the texture and the wear. Because of the small size of glitter, it applies were smoothly. It is a super fast drying formula which, I think, is the reason it does not streak when applied on the nails. It is a 2 coat nail polish for me. I don't apply a top coat as I like to enjoy the gritty texture. It does well in the staying power department and stays for about 2-3 days without chipping (with no base coat or top coat). I faced a little difficulty in removing this polish with a non-acetone nail polish remover which works perfectly for non-glitter polishes. But nonetheless this polish does come off after a little bit of struggle. 

It retails for $12.5 at Sephora. It is a high price point which is my only complaint from this product. If you don't mind the price and are into glitter polishes, then I think it is a great option to try!

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*****Disclaimer: I have bought this product myself and this is my honest review. The links mentioned are affiliate.*****