Jan 092017
 

I had a plan for today’s nail art look, but then I got lazy and decided to do something simpler instead. I wanted some sparkle, so I decided to try an ombre look where each nail is a different colour, and the overall pattern goes light to dark.

Formula X metallic ombre

The ombre affect isn’t super clean since the colours aren’t all in the same shade family, but they do combine to make a fun metallic look.

Formula X in X-Appeal, Wanderlust, Alchemy II, Electri-City and Epiphany

Formula X in X-Appeal, Wanderlust, Alchemy II, Electri-City and Epiphany

I did 2 coats on each nail. My thumb has Epiphany (gold), while my fingers index to pinky have X-Appeal (pink), Wanderlust (silver taupe), Alchemy II (bronze), and Electri-City (dark brown). All 5 polishes had the same easy formula, with no obvious brush strokes after 2 coats. The coverage is good, and the application was easy.

Formula X metallic ombre

I can see a few patterns within this ombre, with certain polishes working better together. For example, if you ignore the dark brown, the other four semi-represent the base metal variations (rose gold, gold, silver, bronze). Another view is that my thumb, ring and pinky finger form a more cohesive ombre (gold, bronze, brown).

Overall, this may have been a lazy nail art look, but it was fun to see how well these metallic polishes applied, and it’s fun to see pairings and coordination between the various shades.

  4 Responses to “Nail art: Formula X Metallic Ombre”

Comments (4)
  1. Pretty! I have Alchemy II – bought a year ago – still unworn! I have Alchemy I, as well… did Sephora ever release Alchemy III?

  2. Super fun ombre! I am all about simple manicures so this is right up my alley.

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