Formula X Free Fall, Photoelectric, Prismatic Nail Lacquers Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Formula X Nail Lacquers
Formula X Nail Lacquers

Formula X Free Fall Nail LacquerFormula X Free Fall Nail Lacquer ($12.50 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as a “light blue textured glitter.” It’s a pale, sky blue with a sugary, textured finish. It’s matte but shimmery, and this is one of the more textured polishes I’ve come across–it’s rough and almost gritty without being sharp. The color is really interesting, but the application and coverage were difficult and uneven. I couldn’t think of a dupe for this one, due to the more unique finish. When I tested this shade for wear, it did last for eight days with minor tip wear (almost as if the edge “sanded” away).

Formula X Photoelectric Nail LacquerFormula X Photoelectric Nail Lacquer ($12.50 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as a “purple and blue micro glitter in sheer bright blue.” It’s a vibrant, just-shy-of-neon blue with green-ish undertones with blue and purple micro-glitter. It was mostly opaque after two coats, and it applied fairly evenly. Surprisingly, I wasn’t able to find any similar shades from what I’ve reviewed in the past (not to say there aren’t any, just that I don’t have any to share!). I typically get a full week of wear with very, very minor tip wear with this formula.

Formula X Prismatic Nail LacquerFormula X Prismatic Nail Lacquer ($12.50 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is described as a “emerald micro-glitter in sheer emerald.” It’s a muted, dusty, cool-toned green with lighter green and medium green micro-glitter. It was noticeably sheer with visible nail line after two coats. It didn’t apply as evenly as it should have. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Man by Man (P, $10.00), Zoya Giovanna (P, $9.00), and Dior Samba (794) (LE, $24.00) are all darker and brighter. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Chimera (P, $10.00) is less cool-toned. Zoya Zuza (P, $9.00) is still brighter. See comparison swatches.

Free Fall

PPermanent. $12.50.
B-
B-
6.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
3
Application
80%
Total

Photoelectric

PPermanent. $12.50.
A
A
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
93%
Total

Prismatic

PPermanent. $12.50.
B
B
7
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
83%
Total
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Formula X Free Fall Nail Lacquer
Formula X Free Fall Nail Lacquer

Formula X Free Fall Nail Lacquer
Formula X Free Fall Nail Lacquer

Formula X Free Fall Nail Lacquer
Formula X Free Fall Nail Lacquer

Formula X Free Fall Nail Lacquer
Formula X Free Fall Nail Lacquer

Formula X Free Fall Nail Lacquer
Formula X Free Fall Nail Lacquer

Formula X Free Fall Nail Lacquer
Formula X Free Fall Nail Lacquer

Formula X Free Fall Nail Lacquer
Formula X Free Fall Nail Lacquer

Formula X Photoelectric Nail Lacquer
Formula X Photoelectric Nail Lacquer

Formula X Photoelectric Nail Lacquer
Formula X Photoelectric Nail Lacquer

Formula X Photoelectric Nail Lacquer
Formula X Photoelectric Nail Lacquer

Formula X Photoelectric Nail Lacquer
Formula X Photoelectric Nail Lacquer

Formula X Photoelectric Nail Lacquer
Formula X Photoelectric Nail Lacquer

Formula X Photoelectric Nail Lacquer
Formula X Photoelectric Nail Lacquer

Formula X Photoelectric Nail Lacquer
Formula X Photoelectric Nail Lacquer

Formula X Prismatic Nail Lacquer
Formula X Prismatic Nail Lacquer

Formula X Prismatic Nail Lacquer
Formula X Prismatic Nail Lacquer

Formula X Prismatic Nail Lacquer
Formula X Prismatic Nail Lacquer

Formula X Prismatic Nail Lacquer
Formula X Prismatic Nail Lacquer

Formula X Prismatic Nail Lacquer
Formula X Prismatic Nail Lacquer

Formula X Prismatic Nail Lacquer
Formula X Prismatic Nail Lacquer

Formula X Prismatic Nail Lacquer
Formula X Prismatic Nail Lacquer

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I LOVE Photoelectric. I’m more of a creme finish person when it comes to my nail polish, but that blue is just my favourite shade of blue.

All of them are gorgeous! I’ve only tried two shades so far but this seems like a really nice polish line. I want more!

Photoelectric is incredible, and Free Fall is very pretty to look at 🙂 I wish we had Sephoras here (for MANY reasons), because these polishes have some real hits!

A solution to Free Fall’s sheerness is putting down a white base. I have a similar textured blue (darker though, with pink and gold shimmer) that suffers from sheerness. With the white base, you only need maybe 2-3 coats for coverage. ^_^ More layers, yes, but a lot of people do use base, color, and multiple layers of top coat 😛

I love the free fall shade, but I think the texture would annoy me. the other 2 shades are really pretty, though, and I definitely want to try some Formula X polishes.

I have Free Fall, and really love the color. But yes, it’s a huge mess to apply. I’d get clumps in one area, and show through in another.

If I want textural type nails, I will stick with my beloved Zoya Pixis. Still, the other two look nice. I just recently tried this system and to my utter suprise……it works!! My polish NEVER has lasted more than 2 days and I got 6 the first time I put it on. Amazing!!! Thanks for the review.

If only Free Fall weren’t a texture, I’d be all over that. I just bought a similar color, not a dupe (base is just as light, but a touch greener), but like a sibling? It’s in the Maybelline Color Show line, Frozen Over, and it took four coats for opacity! A similar two-coat color would have been worth buying after that.

Yeah, it was thin, at least, but that was probably part of the reason why it was so patchy. I don’t mind a bit of visible nail line if something is evenly translucent, but that one totally wasn’t.

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