January 11, 2015

Formula X Determined

 *Purchased by me*

I am definitely on a big Formula X kick right now. Every one of the polishes I've tried so far has been really gorgeous and I keep seeing new ones I'd like to purchase. Formula X Determined, from the Brushed Metallics collection that came out in the fall, is described as "matte metallic taupe gray". That description does not begin to address the wondrous shimmer that pops out of this matte taupe beauty. The shimmer is a blue, sometimes blue-green, and it lends the polish that frosted glass look that I love so much in some matte shimmers. There is really a lot of shimmer in Determined, it's not hidden by any means. I am really happy about that. The shimmer is so visible in the bottle and I was hoping it wouldn't be one of those let down polishes. But never fear, there is frosted blue shimmer aplenty!

Determined has a pretty good formula and a nice consistency (not too thick like some mattes). This is three coats. It was opaque in two, but I wanted to even out a streak or two. It is a typical matte, so you need to be careful to not do too many brushstrokes per nail. If you can cover the whole nail in just 2-3 swipes, it comes out much better. Also, make sure to let each coat dry completely before applying the next coat to avoid dragging. It dried quickly, like many mattes.

*Purchased by me*

Formula X Determined is available now at sephora.com and may still be around at some Sephora stores. I know I was one of the people who mourned the loss of the $OPI line, but I am really happy with the Formula X line! Give them a try if you haven't already.


Ananka said...

It really is something else isn't it! I love it :-)

Never Enough Nails said...

Me too Ananka! Did you see the new Formula X Sea Glass collection? They look cool too!

Ananka said...

No I've not seen it! We don't get Formula X over here in Scotland :-(