Sephora Formula X Brushed Metallic Nail Polish in Determined

sephora formula x brushed metallic nail polish review swatch determined duochrome
I got this nail polish probably over a year ago and I thought it would be the type of product I would very excitedly recommend to you but it's not. I love the concept- a brown/taupe with blue/green duo chrome. Sounds like the nail polish version of MAC Club Eyeshadow. Plus, this formula has a cool flat rubber/matte finish. Sadly, it didn't live up to my expectations.

sephora formula x brushed metallic nail polish review swatch determined duochrome
sephora formula x brushed metallic nail polish review swatch determined duochrome
This formula ended up being rough on my nails. It left them a bit "dry" (and I applied a base coat under it like I usually do). Plus it stained my nails a lot. They were yellow for over two months after wore this. My friend had a similar experience with a different color from this range. (By range I mean the Sephora Formula X Brushed Metallics, not the entire Formula X line.) Staining is something that is mentioned a lot on the Sephora customer reviews. Not to mention that the Brushed Metallics variety has a low rating on the website. They're also on sale right now ($6 each, down from $12.50) probably because word has spread about their quality (or lack thereof).

Sadly, I'm going to have to recommend you skip the Formula X Brushed Metallics altogether. They don't last long on the nails and they stain like crazy.  Let me know if there's any disappointing products you've tried recently. 

xx Coco


  1. i normally LOVE formula x nail polishes, but this one just sounds like a total bummer. boo. you might like their liquid crystals line, i have borealis and i LOVE it. that was my first formula x shade and it's absolutely stunning.

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  2. This is such a beautiful shade !

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  3. What a let down! Looks like the color has some potential in the bottle but anything that stains your nails that bad is a complete fail for sure.

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  4. The color is nice but staining one's nails with it is a downside. Thanks for your honesty, though. Such a sincere write up.


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