One of my favorite gifts is a gift card, and if that gift card gives me a good reason to stop into the wonderful makeup emporium that is Sephora well, that’s even better. For my birthday my Auntie gave me such a gift card, and the first moment I had to spare I ran to the store to see what wonderful goodies they had available.
Upon entering the store I became transfixed by the new line of nail polishes called Sephora X . The display was visually enticing, the colors scrumptuous, and the glitter polishes too beautiful to be true. The colors are arranged in groups that include a lot of gorgeous basics like The New Classics, The Sheers, and The New Neutrals. There are some fun brights in a group called The Electrics. Meanwhile, all kinds of shimmer is addressed in several groups including The Prismatics, The Cosmics, The Sparklers, The Industrialists, and The Pearlescents. But the most interesting group is probably The Toppers. Each polish in this group changes the base nail color rather dramatically. The store sales girl told me the polishes were top quality, and that they lasted for days without chipping. How could I say no?
Sephora X promises to be:
a state-of-the-art line that is breaking new ground on the nail scene. This collection of rich, bold lacquers delivers unprecedented color, spectacular shine and incredible long-wear. Our experts scour the globe for the most innovative ingredients, materials and technology so you can experience never-before-seen effects first. Immerse yourself in the latest looks, trends and technologies, found only in SEPHORA X.
So eXplosive. So eXceptional. One coat changes everything.
I purchased the intoxicatingly pretty gold and pale pink glitter mix called “Ice Princess” and went home to paint my nails.
Results? In order to get the same intense glittery look that the bottle suggests (as seen in the first photo) I needed to apply three coasts of polish. It looked fabulous but…
It chipped almost immediately.
It seems to me that the cheaper the polish, the better it lasts on my nails, and at around $11 Sephora X is definitely not cheap. I do love the color of the polish and I’ve never seen anything like it anywhere before or since, but it only lasted one day. I even tried wearing it over another polish that I know lasts several days on my nails. (In the photo above you can see the color worn over a sheer gold from Essie.) It chipped just as fast.
Oh well. It looked pretty for a few hours.
The problem doesn’t seem to have happen to everyone who’s reviewed the polishes, so it might just be me and my impossibly soft nails. The PolishAholic reviewed the line and posted photos of several colors but didn’t have any problems with them chipping. Nicole Reviews Beauty loves her bottle of Sephora X “Hypnotic” and Gotham Polish is wild about Chaotic.
Have you seen the Sephora X line at your local Sephora? Have you tried the polish? Ever found a nail polish you love that fails to live up to its promises?