Brand: Formula X
Collection: The Shifters Fall 2013
Shiny. Sparkles. Gold. Metallics are typically not my go to polish, but there are some metallic polishes that are just so captivating. Heroic is one of those polishes. Imagine standing in the sun slightly moving your fingers so you can watch your polish sparkle. This polish is one of my first encounters with Formula X, which is exclusively sold by Sephora.
This is a great polish! The packaging is great and so are the contents! The square top is removable leaving a smaller handle for polishing. The formula is easy to work with.
Applying this polish was a breeze. It had great coverage, even with just one coat, was not difficult to work with, and it did not apply streaky. This is a great formula!
Sephora describes Heroic as “lilac and gold metallic.” The combination of the lilac and gold very complementary though the color is not as vivid on the nail as it appears in the bottle. The gold flakes in the polish are quite visible in sunlight at the right angle.
The color wore quite well. Usual tip wear and light chipping after 5-7 days.
Ingredients: Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydrie Copolymer, Isopropyl Alcohol, Trimethyl Pentanyl Acid/Tromethamine Copolymer (+/ ), Titanium Dioxide (Nano) (CI 77891), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Mica, Bismuth Oxychlorine (CI 77163), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Ferr Ammounium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), [14 additional pigments].
The polish is big 5 free as it contains no Formaldehyde, Camphor, Formaldehyde Resin, Tolune, or Dibutyl Phthalate. The remaining ingredients are typical of what you would find in a nail polish and some are likely toxic to the lungs and nervous system, which is not at all surprising considering it is nail polish. It is best to polish nails in a well ventilated area and do not inhale over an open bottle.
I really like this color. It was a pleasant experience from a new brand. Heroic is a gorgeous color with a great formula. Formula X polishes retail exclusively at Sephora for $12.50. Though that is a bit above my usual polish spend, however, the polish was not a disappointment.
Nature’s Pulchritude All-Star!