Formula X Beacon is a very cool-toned, dark blue with a pearl finish. It is a permanent nail lacquer that retails for $12.50 and contains 0.4 oz.
Beacon Nail LacquerBeacon 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.
The lustrous, plasma sparkle of this unique lacquer comes in an array of shades—from cool hues like deep royal blue and olive green to warm shades of strawberry pink and tangerine. Comprised of crushed micro-crystalline and vibrant mica, the buildable formula intensifies with each coat and is long-lasting.