Beauty Test Drive: X Factor Liberty Nail Polish

We love stupidly simple nail art! X Factor’s Liberty top coat is a simple way to add a little red, white & blue to your manicure, whether it’s the 4th of July, Bastille Day, the Queen’s Birthday, or just a normal Thursday.

Price: $12.50, Sephora

Application: Start with your favorite red, white, or blue nail polish and apply as usual. Then shake bottle and apply one coat of Liberty. I suggest checking your brush for ample speckles before applying the top coat. If need be, let top coat dry and apply a second coat of Liberty.

Results: Fan-fucking-tastic! The glitter goes on evenly and looks sleek and festive. The only catch is that, like other glitter polishes, this stuff is a pain in the arse to remove.

Rating: 4/5