Formula X The Match Clix is a clever new thing to help you pick a signature polish or pick something that’ll more than likely suit your skintone. While I have little to no interest in sets of polish (there’s always one or two that simply don’t appeal), I have to say this is a really freakin’ smart idea. There are nudes that don’t suit me at all. There are reds that pop Crustacean Hands on me, and there are greens that make my hands look other-planet-ish. If I just pick a Formula X The Match to match my complexion, I don’t even have to guess. Just buy, paint, wear.
I don’t know if Formula X The Match Clix will have more shade sets coming but the initial release is three sets of colour and one set of The System. Let me break it down for you! (Shades listed from left to right for all sets)
- Formula X The Match Clix: The System to Go includes a nail cleanser, base coat, a greige neutral called Thrilling, and a top coat. (There's also a version of this set that includes the shade Alive and one with Pyrotechnic.)
- Formula X the Match Clix Light to Medium: Pyrotechnic, Alive, Monumental, and Orbit.
- Formula X the Match Clix! Fair to Light: Ignite, Intensity, Invincible, and Unmistakable.
- Formula X the Match Clix! Medium to Deep: Power Source, Curiosity, High Frequency, Evocative.
Traveling? The Match is smaller than a tin of Altoids. It’ll fit easily in your carry-on or even in your makeup bag. And did I mention they all click right into that lid thingy? Oh. Durrr – probably why they called it Clix. Me smart.
Formula X Power Source (above) from the Medium-to-Deep set. That’s just one coat, friends. One. How is it possible? Dunno – just good polish, I guess.
And will you look at that (above)! That’s a full-sized brush in that mini bottle! To me, that's the most extraordinary part. I love a regular sized brush in a travel sized polish.