Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Formula X Beacon Nail Lacquer
Formula X Beacon Nail Lacquer

This post features three more shades from Formula X’s Liquid Crystals Nail Lacquer ($12.50 for 0.40 fl. oz.) formula. If you missed my original post, you can view it here. Beacon and Equinox were nicely pigmented, shiny, and easy to apply, but Moon Glow had all the same issues as Fluorescent.

Beacon Nail Lacquer ($12.50 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as a “royhal blue micro-glitter in sheer blue.” It’s a deepened–but still bright–medium-dark blue with lighter blue and purplish shimmer and sparkle. The texture is smooth to the touch, and the finish is shiny–foil-like. It was fully opaque after two coats. I also tried one coat over black, and it can work, but you can see how one coat is quite dense. Zoya Dream (P, $9.00) has larger shimmer, more muted. Marc Jacobs Beauty Blue Velvet (132) (P, $18.00) is more muted. China Glaze Blue Year’s Eve (LE, $7.50) is lighter. Zoya Song (P, $9.00) is bluer, brighter. See comparison swatches.

Equinox Nail Lacquer ($12.50 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as a “purple micro-glitter in sheer purple.” It’s a fuchsia-shimmered, medium purple with warm undertones and a shiny, foil-like finish. It had full coverage after two coats, and the consistency wasn’t too thick or too thin, so it was easy to apply. China Glaze Senorita Bonita (LE, $7.50) is brighter, less shimmery. Zoya Kieko (P, $9.00) is less shimmery, more muted. See comparison swatches.

Moon Glow Nail Lacquer ($12.50 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as an “iridescent blue micro-glitter in sheer baby blue.” It’s an iridescent, light blue-shimmered blue-tinged base. It seems more like iridescent blue shimmer suspended in a clear base. The formula seemed watery, which resulted in sheerer, more uneven color payoff. The shimmer didn’t spread evenly across the nail with each coat. I used three coats on my ring finger, and while significantly more opaque than two coats, it was still noticeably sheer. I did one coat over black, and it was stunning, so if it was something you only wanted to use as a top coat, it may still be worth considering. Color Club Blue Heaven (P) is the closest shade I could think of, but it is opaque, not as iridescent, and it is holographic. See comparison swatches.

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Beacon

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9.5/10

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9/10

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10/10

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5/5

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9.5/10

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8/10

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Formula X Beacon Nail Lacquer
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Formula X Beacon Nail Lacquer
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Formula X Equinox Nail Lacquer
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Formula X Moon Glow Nail Lacquer
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Formula X Moon Glow Nail Lacquer
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35 thoughts on “Formula X Beacon, Equinox, Moon Glow Nail Lacquers Reviews, Photos, Swatches

  1. Beacon is just mesmerizing :-)

  2. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of liz liz

    oh jeeeeeeeeeez I’m picturing layering moon glow over like a pale pearly pink with some flakies over and under the layers. UNICORN NAILS.

  3. I want Equinox and Beacon!

  4. Alex

    Loving all the different Nail Lacquer’s, especially the Formula X Equinox!…subscribed :)

  5. You’re killing me with these…Onto my ever-growing wishlist…
    Kayvid Recently Posted: DHC Cleansing Oil Review

    • These are SO pretty. I can’t get over how shiny and sparkly they are, but they’re smooth – doesn’t feel like glitter or micro-glitter at all.

  6. I am really impressed by Formula X, bought one nailpolish and now I want them all. Love how smooth and opaque they are in one coat. Want them all! These and the ones you reviewed yesterday look soo pretty.
    Shivani Recently Posted: LUSH Tender is the night massage bar & Prince Charming Shower Gel| Taken or single, LUSH wants you to have a Valentine’s day in, in the shower, that is!

  7. Why, Moon Glow, why? All of the shades that I was most excited about in the bottle are turning out to be complete duds swatched out!

  8. ARGH – Beacon is gorgeous! 0_o

    I like Moon Glow as a topcoat, the way you’ve done it here, but it would be nice if it applied a bit more evenly…
    Sylirael Recently Posted: My Rogueish Valentine: A Love Quest with Chanel Rouge Coco in #40 Charme

  9. Codename Duchess

    I swatched Moon Glow while was in Sephora on Sunday and had the same impression. It’s uselessly sheer if you try to use it on its own but oh so gorgeous over every shade I swatched it over. I didn’t buy it as I was there to get Formula X’s shimmery neons, but it’s definitely one I want to get in the future! I love this nail line. I haven’t bought a dud from them yet!

  10. In love! I really want Equinox what a beautiful purple!

  11. Moon Glow is really pretty!
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  12. Michelle Reece

    Aaaahh, so mesmerizing!

  13. Ylona

    Moon glow remind me Azuré from Chanel !
    Looove Azuré, i bought some back up of it, that much looove :)