Formula X Metamorphic is a slightly cool-toned, dark gray with a frost finish. It is a permanent nail lacquer that retails for $12.50 and contains 0.4 oz.
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.
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.