I realized that I’ve been doing numerous high end polishes since my haitus. So let’s get back to some low priced options. I started the NYX Advanced Salon Formula series before my break and still had quite a few bottles left to swatch. So over the next few weeks, I’ll have 3-4 more posts covering this line. You can see previous posts for NYX ASF here.
NYX Formula hasn’t been around for all that long… a little under a year? But the range is extensive. You can find these for a whopping $3.60 at Cherry Culture. Although nothing beats an on-the-nail swatch for internet buying, their color swatches are pretty good compared to other lines online. For the colors I already posted, I was pretty impressed with the line, especially considering the lower price range.
When I first looked at the bottle of Winter, I was pretty sure I wouldn’t like it. Nude is not my favorite palette. However, once I started putting it on the nails, I changed my mind. It has just enough pink in it to keep it from being a true nude. This is a pretty transparent color. Shown is four coats to get to a level of opacity I was happy with. You can opt for two coats if you prefer visible nail line.
Pink Sugar was the exact opposite of Winter. Loved it in the bottle. But since it turned out to be a frost, the application was not optimal and you can see lines all over the place. Shown is two coats.
While I liked the finish product, Amber was another difficult polish to apply. It was extremely thick and chalky (not due to evaporation, this seemed to be the natural state of the polish). Shown is three coats, not due to opacity but because I needed to get rid of lines and even out the polish.
I think Magenta is the stunner out of this four pack. It has a hot pink base with beautiful pink-purple shimmer. This went on flawlessly in two coats.