November 12, 2014

Formula X Prophecy

 *Sent for review*

I am pretty happy that mattes and satins are having another moment this fall. I loved them in the very beginning and love them still, so it's always fun for me to see new brands release mattes and satins. Sephora's Formula X brand released a collection of matte shimmers for fall, called Brushed Metallics. When I first saw this collection, I instantly knew I had to have Formula X Prophecy. Prophecy is described as a matte metallic cobalt blue. It is a nice bright cobalt with hints of purple and the shimmer is really strong in person. This color is kind of chameleon-like, depending on lighting. Sometimes it looks dark, almost navy, other times it is clearly a bright cobalt, and other times it looks more purple.

The formula is pretty standard for a matte polish. It dries extremely quickly, so you have to work fast. You can't go back over a spot until it is completely dry. It is a bit thick, but not too thick to work with. I was worried about staining, but I wore it for a full day with no base coat and had no staining. I originally tried to wear a matte top coat as base coat, but the polish wouldn't apply properly, so I gave up on that. Mattes like Prophecy chip pretty quickly on me, but I love them anyway!

*Sent for review*

The Formula X Brushed Metallics all look really pretty, but I think Prophecy is a real stand out shade. If you like blues and mattes, you will want this one. Formula X Prophecy is available in Sephora stores and at


Ananka said...

What a pretty colout and a lovely finish :-)

Never Enough Nails said...

It is really pretty Ananka! I got a ton of compliments on this when I wore it. People just grabbed my hands and asked what it was!