Formula X- Paint the Town Review and Swatches

A big thank you to Varnishta for holding such a great giveaway! I can’t believe I won! So what exactly did I win? Well it was a 22 piece mini nail polish set called Paint the Town by Formula X.

I decided I would go through each color and include a swatch as well. Along with the nail polishes also was a booklet that has all of the colors listed and 4 different nail designs that can be created with these polishes.

Now onto all the polishes!

Starlight
Starlight

Starlight- A glittery gold color perfect for a night out! I really like this polish but what I really love about it is that the glitter dries and is rather smooth for a glitter polish! No more getting stuck in my hair!!!

Pyrotechnic
Pyrotechnic

Pyrotechnic-  A rich red color that only requires one coat to be completely opaque! Who wouldn’t love that?

Astronomical
Astronomical

Astronomical- An extremely light, almost peach color. This one needed at least 3 coats to become opaque.

A+
A+

A+- In the bottle A+ looks to be almost fuschia but when wearing it seems to have a lot more red in it. If you enjoy darker colored polishes this is a must have!

Shockwave
Shockwave

Shockwave-  This glittery gem reminds me of Dorothy’s slippers from the Wizard of Oz, except it’s a light purple splashed with some pink. This color would work really well as an accent nail.

Illusionary
Illusionary

Illusionary- This is a great silver color that I think would work well for nail art. I’m envisioning me actually being able to stamp because this would be awesome as a bottom color!

Wunderkind
Wunderkind

Wunderkind-  A dark navy blue color that is so dark it almost appears black. The blue tones really show when in really good lighting.

Moon Sign
Moon Sign

Moon Sign- Another fantastic glitter polish! This is a lighter blue with specks of darker blue glitter. This one also drys completely smooth! No more snagging my hair!

Dark Matter
Dark Matter

Dark Matter-  This one really is dark! It’s a traditional black colored polish that has a decent amount of shine to it. It would look fabulous with a matte top coat!

Dramatic
Dramatic

Dramatic-  This is probably one of my favorite colors in this set. The only downside is that it does not film very well. The true color of this polish is more of a lavendar and isn’t truly as deep of a purple as the picture shows. Well, I guess it’s just following it’s name!

Monumental
Monumental

Monumental- This is a great neutral like shade although it did take a few coats before it became completely opaque.

Perfection
Perfection

Perfection- This color appears to me to be a cross between a purple with a hint of brown. It’s almost as if it can’t decide which one it wants to be! This one also seems to photo much darker than it actually is.

Absolute Zero
Absolute Zero

Absolute Zero-  Should be more like Absolute Perfection but then again what do I know? This polish is a beautiful glittery mix of silver, gold and a hint of pink. The glitter dries smooth, which by this point you know I am a fan of!

Ignite
Ignite

Ignite-  Looking for a vampire red? Look no more because this color will surely get the blood flowing. It has just the right amount of shine and required 2 coats to become completely opaque.

Luminosity
Luminosity

Luminosity- This gem is a great balance of sparkle and color. It dries smooth so no snagging and the color is a combination of silver and copper. Only one coat was necessary.

Gemini
Gemini

Gemini- A lovely spring pink. This color is great on it’s own but would also work well for those that enjoy nail art. I am envisioning the flowers already!

Umph
Umph

Umph- It’s not quite black but not quite gray. This color seems great as a base for stamping and the different color tones are more noticeable in a lot of light.

White Matter
White Matter

White Matter-  This was my least favorite of all the colors for a few reasons. The first reason is because well, it’s just a plain old white. The second reason is because the polish is far to thick to paint on. It was coming out of the bottle goopy and stringy which made painting the swatch almost impossible.

Fathom
Fathom

Fathom-  This one is my second least favorite. Like how White Matter was this one was also really thick and made swatching really difficult. The color itself is a deep blue but not a royal or navy blue.

Need For Speed
Need For Speed

Need For Speed- A shimmery silver that appears to be metallic. I’ve wanted to pick up a polish in this color so I was so excited to get this one!

Stratosphere
Stratosphere

Stratosphere- A sparkly mix of purple and silver glitters makes this one an eye catcher. Only one coat was needed to become opaque and dries completely smooth.

Pedal To The Metal
Pedal To The Metal

Pedal To The Metal- An awesome shade of deep purple but not quite a plum color. This one became opaque in two coats. It also has a great shine that sometimes makes the polish appear to be metallic.

Overall I am loving this Formula X set. It has so many amazing color choices. There are only 2 things that I would change about it. The first thing I would change is the consistancy of the white color. The second thing I would change would be the length of the polish brushes. Now I know that this is a mini set so the brushes are going to be small but fat fingers over here (A.K.A. me) could use like an extra 1/2 inch!

My favorite polishes are all the amazing glitters. They are such lovely colors!

Which are your favorites? Let me know in the comments below!

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6 thoughts on “Formula X- Paint the Town Review and Swatches”

  1. I read this & forgot to like it.
    Have to say I am totes envious of this kit. It’s to die for!! Congrats on winning it as wow. Amazing win!! 🙂 🙂

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      1. Don’t feel weird about it. The way I try to look at it is that it’s a way for the blogger to promote their site. Plus if I win I try to put a post up about it which gives the blogger a little bit of a plug. I feel like it’s the least I can do for them sending me cool stuff.

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