Monday, March 24th, 2014

Formula X A Little Sexy Nail Lacquer
Formula X A Little Sexy & Inspiring Nail Lacquers

Formula X A Little Sexy Nail Lacquer ($10.50 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as a “pearl light periwinkle.” It’s a softened, medium-dark periwinkle blue with a metallic finish. It was opaque in a single coat (which is what is shown in the swatches), but the consistency is noticeably thick. The metallic finish is very unforgiving if you don’t let it completely dry on the first coat before applying additional coats, and it tends to look best with a single coat, because it has the least amount of visible brush strokes. Illamasqua Cameo (P, $17.00) is brighter, no shimmer (cream). Chanel Sky Line (LE, $27.00) is much lighter but had a metallic finish/slight muted quality to it. China Glaze Modify (LE, $7.50) is similar without a top coat. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Formula X Inspiring Nail Lacquer ($10.50 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as a “pearl light turquoise.” It’s a light-medium, aqua-teal with a metallic finish. This was mostly opaque after a single coat, and it looked the best with one coat of polish as the consistency was also on the thicker end of the spectrum, which made minimizing brush strokes difficult if you had more than one coat. I also had slight bubbling on two nails. Essie Naughty Nautical (LE, $8.00) is greener, darker. MAC Salad Dressed (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted, less shimmery. Illamasqua Venous (LE, $17.00) is darker, less shimmery. Dior St. Tropez (LE, $24.00) is slightly darker, less shimmery. Zoya Zuza (P, $9.00) is darker, more shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

The Glossover

LE
product

A Little Sexy

B-

Product

6/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

6.5/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

3.5/5

Results
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Dupes
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LE
product

Inspiring

C+

Product

6/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

6.5/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

3/5

Results
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Formula X A Little Sexy Nail Lacquer
Formula X A Little Sexy Nail Lacquer

Formula X A Little Sexy Nail Lacquer
Formula X A Little Sexy Nail Lacquer

Formula X A Little Sexy Nail Lacquer
Formula X A Little Sexy Nail Lacquer

Formula X A Little Sexy Nail Lacquer
Formula X A Little Sexy Nail Lacquer

Formula X A Little Sexy Nail Lacquer
Formula X A Little Sexy Nail Lacquer

Formula X A Little Sexy Nail Lacquer
Formula X A Little Sexy Nail Lacquer

Formula X A Little Sexy Nail Lacquer
Formula X A Little Sexy Nail Lacquer

Formula X Inspiring Nail Lacquer
Formula X Inspiring Nail Lacquer

Formula X Inspiring Nail Lacquer
Formula X Inspiring Nail Lacquer

Formula X Inspiring Nail Lacquer
Formula X Inspiring Nail Lacquer

Formula X Inspiring Nail Lacquer
Formula X Inspiring Nail Lacquer

Formula X Inspiring Nail Lacquer
Formula X Inspiring Nail Lacquer

Formula X Inspiring Nail Lacquer
Formula X Inspiring Nail Lacquer

Formula X Inspiring Nail Lacquer
Formula X Inspiring Nail Lacquer

The Dupe List: A Little Sexy

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The Dupe List: Inspiring

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26 thoughts on “Formula X A Little Sexy & Inspiring Nail Lacquers Reviews, Photos, Swatches

  1. They are both so pretty, especially A Little Sexy..I wish they rated a little higher!

  2. The finish is really interesting. Too bad about the streaks though.

  3. I love Inspiring! So gorgeous!!
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  4. I almost bought Inspiring a few weeks ago, but I’m glad I didn’t. I initially skipped out because it wasn’t exactly the shade I was looking for, but I definitely don’t love the finish of these.

  5. These Formula X do lasts forever. I have a few myself and I love them

  6. Too bad inspiring doesn’t perform better!
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  7. A little sexy is a gorgeous colour – you did so well not to get any obvious brushstrokes! I’m not very good with metallic polishes like that :-P
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  8. Ooooh, I love the finish on these. And the colors! Ahhhh.

  9. kath

    I like them both, especially Inspiring. I don’t mind brush strokes too much but I do wish the formula was better.

  10. I find blues and greens really beautiful in the warmer seasons. I’d be all over these had they been cream finish or even matte. Just not a fan of metallic!
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  11. i love the finish of these but they aren’t really my kinda colors. maybe inspiring would be nice every so often!

  12. I really like the color of Inspiring! But I have no patience with thick polish… Too bad!
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  13. Too bad these don’t perform that well. I’d love to get the periwinkle one!
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  14. They look very nice but I feel like I can never pull off pearly polishes:/
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