Anyone who has seen my nail polish collection would know that I’m typically an Essie girl through and through, but there’s a new nail polish out there that has stolen my heart. The Sephora Formula X polish isn’t exactly new, it just wasn’t something I was dying to try when it first came out. I was kind of biased in my assumption that brands like Essie and OPI had a leg up in that they’re exclusively a nail polish brand rather than Sephora. But I was happily mistaken.
I happened across a bottle of this at Marshalls one day and figured I would give it a go, not expecting much. While the color (At Your Own Risk) isn’t exactly a typical winter color, I couldn’t resist painting my nails with it right away. Plus it’s something I didn’t already have in my collection which is hard to believe for most people who know how much nail polish I have.
The bulky square top comes off to reveal a normal nail polish handle, which is nice because painting with that large block would prove to be a hassle I’m sure. The brush itself is a nice size, not so skinny to make it difficult but not as wide as some Rimmel polishes I’ve tried which have their own challenges.
The Sephora Formula X is by no means a one coat and you’re done polish so if you’re looking for speed this might not be for you. That’s the main reason I love it so much though because its thin formula means that it doesn’t apply too thick and cause bubbles. You get an even application every time. The first coat leaves a translucent wash of color, but after the second it’s completely opaque and flawless.
Don’t get me wrong, I still love my Essie polishes and will no doubt continue to buy them. However, I’m a big fan now of Sephora’s polish and will be opting for this formula every now and then. At $10.50 they’re priced in line with other nail polishes, but with a little searching I’m sure you can find them on sale.