Hands & Nails

Formula X nail polish in Centigrade

February 18, 2016
Formula X nail polish in Centigrade ($10.50)
Formula X nail polish in Centigrade ($10.50)

I thought I’d share some words about my favorite cold weather polish, Centrigrade by Formula X. It’s one of their shades from the Colors line ($10.50) and I’ve had it for over a year now. It’s a deep lapis lazuli blue cream that’s easy to work with and lasts a long time on the nails.

Formula X nail polish in Centigrade
Formula X nail polish in Centigrade

Centigrade looks great with 2 coats, and I enjoy the formula and brush. I’m always relieved when I use it because dark colors can be so unforgiving. It looks glossy once it’s dried and I’m not wearing a top coat in the photos, but the shine is the first thing I notice wearing down over the next few days so I do recommend a top coat just to keep it looking its best.

It lasts phenomenally in terms of chipping, though. For me, it wears very subtly over 4 or 5 days with no big, significant chips and it’s easy to keep it on for a week before I start to feel like it doesn’t look fresh anymore. That’s without a topcoat, and the kind of wear time that I just can’t get with most other polishes.

Formula X nail polish in Centigrade
Formula X nail polish in Centigrade

This is a cool blue, edging toward purple, and I love the name Centigrade which reflects the chilly weather it pairs so well with. Incidentally, Formula X has another temperature-related shade called Kelvin, a fiery tangerine, that’s currently on sale at Sephora for $5.25.

You can pick up Centigrade in Sephora’s Formula X Colors lineup for $10.50. Have you tried it? What’s your favorite cold weather color?

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