Monday, February 17th, 2014

Formula X Nail Lacquer
Formula X Metamoprhic & Vaporize Nail Lacquers

These are the last two Liquid Crystal shades I have from the ones released for spring (you can also check out part one and part two). I went into greater detail about the formula and pigmentation in part one, but to summarize, one is to, “Apply one coat for a sheer crystalline look, or layer for a full stained-glass effect.” Generally, they seem to be mostly opaque after two coats, but a few are definitely sheerer even if you were to layer three coats and are better as layering top coats than shades worn on their own. These sheerer shades also had thicker consistencies that made application trickier. I typically get a full week of wear with very minor tip wear (and no chipping!) with Formula X’s polish.

Formula X Metamorphic Nail Lacquer ($12.50 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as a “charcoal micro-glitter in sheer gray.” It’s a charcoal gray with silver and gray sparkle and shimmer. It was mostly opaque after two coats, but it did not apply as evenly as it should have. The finish dried down to a naturally shiny one, though, and it was very smooth (you could not feel the micro-glitter at all). Rescue Beauty Lounge An Accidental Interloper (LE, $20.00) is lighter. MAC Grey Friday (LE, $16.00) is more matte but similar. China Glaze Stone Cold (LE, $7.50) is more matte, darker. See comparison swatches.

Formula X Vaporize Nail Lacquer ($12.50 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as a “silvery micro-glitter in sheer pearl white.” It was more of a brightened, silvery-white with larger silver and white shimmer and micro-glitter. This shade was still semi-sheer after applying two coats, and the consistency was thicker, a little watery as well, so when applied, it wasn’t as even. The shimmer did not disperse as evenly across the nail either. Anna Sui Minnie Mouse Snow White (002) (LE, $16.00) is more sparkly. Zoya Seraphina (P, $9.00) is darker. Tom Ford Beauty Vapour (LE, $30.00) is more metallic, less sparkly. Dior Lady (LE, $26.00) is more metallic, less sparkly. China Glaze Icicle (LE, $7.50) is darker. China Glaze Frosty (LE, $7.50) is similar. See comparison swatches.

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Metamorphic

B+

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

4/5

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Vaporize

B-

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7.5/10

Pigmentation

8/10

Texture

7/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

3.5/5

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Formula X Metamorphic Nail Lacquer
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Formula X Metamorphic Nail Lacquer
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Formula X Metamorphic Nail Lacquer
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Formula X Metamorphic Nail Lacquer
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Formula X Metamorphic Nail Lacquer
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Formula X Vaporize Nail Lacquer
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Formula X Vaporize Nail Lacquer
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Formula X Vaporize Nail Lacquer
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23 thoughts on “Formula X Metamorphic & Vaporize Nail Lacquers Reviews, Photos, Swatches

  1. Both are pretty shades, the type I love to wear often!
    Vineetha Recently Posted: Lorac Pro Palette Review, Swatches

  2. I like Metamorphic, and Vaporize would look good on top of another color..

  3. Metamorphic looks really cool! I just wish it performed a bit better.

  4. I’d like Metamorphic if it was just a touch darker!
    Rikki Recently Posted: MAKEUP 101: Concealers

  5. Ooooo I like Vaporize on you!
    fancie Recently Posted: Maybelline & Milani Haul!

  6. I quite like the smoky grey of Metamorphic – I don’t own any colours in that line, but I think it would actually look quite striking on my vampire skin!

    I *think* it would, anyway ;-)
    Sylirael Recently Posted: Quest for the Emerald Empire: the Search for a Perfect Green

  7. Michelle Reece

    I expected Metamorphic to be darker. It would’ve been a must-buy if it was. :(

  8. I really like both of those! I like how they really don’t have undertones on either side of the spectrum!
    Erin Recently Posted: Drugstore Disappointments: Revlon’s Lip Butter in Cupcake & Rimmel ScandalEyes Nude Liner

  9. Vaporize is really nice. Reminds me of Pearls. Shame to hear that it doesnt perform as well as the other shade though. Seen so many nice shades from this brand wish they were available in the UK :(.

  10. I didn’t like how vaporise looks in the bottle, but it really suits you! I don’t think it’ll look good on me though. Metamorphic is really pretty too.
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