Formula X A Little Sexy & Inspiring Nail Lacquers Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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.

A Little Sexy
B-

Limited Edition

6
Product
10
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
10
Longevity
3.5
Application
80%
Total
Inspiring
Inspiring
C+

Limited Edition

6
Product
10
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
10
Longevity
3
Application
79%
Total
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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

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Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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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.

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 😛

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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