It’s time to show you the Sephora Formula X-polishes I bought in New York last October. They’ve been waiting patiently to be swatched, and today is the day they’re going to shine!
I’ve got six of them, and I’m going to show them two at a time.
The first two up are Catalyst and Vortex:
Catalyst is a deep blue jelly with various sizes of blue glitter. Vortex is cobalt blue with silver shimmer and textured.
I used two layers of each polish. The formula was good on both of them, but Catalyst was the hardest to apply because of the glitters. They made it a little bit difficult to paint close to the edges of the nails. The drying time was equally good for both polishes.
Here’s what they look like; two coats of each polish, only topcoat on the glitter:
Vortex dried up to a really nice texture.
I applied stickers and topcoated the whole thing, and here’s the final result:
The topcoat made the texture a tone darker than it was originally.
Verdict: I love the texture, it’s a really good polish. The glitter is nice too, but not my favourite blue glitter, it has to be said.
Next two polishes up are Celestial and Freaky like Freud.
Celestial is a teal green shimmery texture, and Freaky like Freud is a textured holo glitter.
Both polishes are equally easy to apply and covers well in two coats. The drying time is really good, no problems there either.
Here’s what two coats of each polish and no topcoat looks like:
I was surprised to find out that Freaky like Freud is a texture. I thought it was just another hologlitter polish and honestly bought it mostly because of the funny name. So it’s a total bonus to me that it’s textured, yay!
I made three dots on each nail with the alternate colours and topcoated the whole thing and here’s the final result:
Here’s a flash shot to show off the holo glitter :D
Verdict: They’re both keepers for sure. I love the colours and the textures of these.
The last two polishes up are Pedal to the Metal and Kaleidoscope.
I am going to show you Pedal to the Metal first. It’s a lovely reddish purple shimmer. It’s easy to apply, dries fast and covers in two coats. And it’s just gorgeous – take a look:
Isn’t this just lovely? I adore this colour!
It’s time for the last polish, Kaleidoscope, which is a layering polish – a purple to blue duochromatic shimmer. It is way too sheer to work on it’s own, so I applied a layer of Pedal to the Metal. And behold – my mani just got even more beautiful:
The duochromatic effect isn’t crazy, but it’s definitely there.
Verdict: That’s another couple of keepers! I love the purple and I have always liked a good shimmer topper to spice up my manis.
Have you tried Sephora’s X-formula yet?