In addition to the polishes, the Formula X Paint The Town comes with instructions for four different nail art looks. I really wanted to swatch all 22 polishes in the Formula X Paint The Town set, so you could really see what you are getting, so I’ve done that, but I will be quite brief when reviewing them to keep this post from being ridiculously long. 22 shades is A LOT.
Astronomical is peachy nude with a cream finish that looks streaky until three coats, but ends up as a pretty neutral shade. Pyrtotechnic is a pigmented tomato red, but it is a jelly, so I went with two coats to try to hide some nail line and the end result is quite squishy. Starlight is a jam-packed gold glitter, which only required one coat for the coverage seen above, but is in a clear base so it would probably look best layered over another polish.
A+ is a raspberry cream polish that is nearly opaque with two coats. Shockwave is an absolutely gorgeous pink and purple, full coverage glitter that is opaque in two coats and dries to a slightly gritty finish without top coat. Illusionary is a pale silver metallic that requires three coats and has visible brushstrokes.
Wunderkind is a dark navy with a slightly shimmery finish that requires two coats. Moon Sign is another amazing full-coverage glitter, this time a silvery blue shade that is opaque in two coats. Dark Matter is a traditional cream black, that dries to a very glossy finish in two coats.
Dramatic, Monumental and Perfection all remind me of the Zoya Naturel collection, and are neutral, cream polishes opaque in two coats. Dramatic is a dusty purple, Monumental is a beige, and Perfection is a purple-taupe shade.
Absolute Zero is antique silvery glitter that is opaque in two coats and reminds me a bit of a grey version of Maybelline Gilded Rose. Ignite is a dark crimson red shade that dries to a very glossy and opaque finish in two coats, but may stain. Luminosity is a rose gold glitter with near full-coverage in two coats.
Gemini is a radiant orchid cream polish with a pink undertone that is opaque in two coats. Umph is a pearly dark grey charcoal that requires two coats. White Matter is a white cream that requires three coats and still looks a bit streaky and uneven afterwards.
Fathom is a dusty dark blue that feels unique to me and requires two coats for a nice, even finish. Need for Speed is an incredibly metallic silver that will show off any nail imperfections but looks really cool with two coats, although you could possibly get away with one. Stratosphere is a purple silver full coverage glitter with a textured finish in two coats. Finally, Pedal to the Metal is a bright purple with a glowy look to it that is a bit streaky with two coats.
Tired yet? I know my nails are! But there you have the 22 shades of the Formula X Paint The Town set. My standout favourites are the glitters (Stratosphere, Moon Sign and Shockwave) as well as Fathom, Need for Speed and Ignite. There is definitely a polish for every occasion in this set, and I actually didn’t find the mini bottles very difficult to use like they sometimes are.
If you have been waiting to try these polishes, or if you switch up your nail colour a lot and prefer minis, or if you just really love nail polish, this is the perfect set for you.
Are you hoping to find a Formula X Paint The Town set under your Christmas tree?