Of the several colours released by NYC for their Frightful Fingers 2007 Halloween Collection, I only kept two: Orange and Red (they might want to work on their naming for next year…). These, as well as some of the other shades, have exact duplicates in the Sally Hansen collection. Since NYC is the cheaper of the two brands, and is reasonably equivalent in terms of quality, I went with the NYCs!
Orange is a red-orange, and overall it is deeper, redder and brighter than NYC’s 112A Times Square Tangerine. It’s a creme and honestly a pain in the pumpkin to apply. I had to do three coats to get it to a passable level of evenness. At least it’s opaque and the colour is pretty. It kind of has a crayon-y texture that I’m not sure I like. Reminds me of a more orange version of OPI Tasmanian Devil Made Me Do It: both are close to neon and have the same strange, glossy but waxy-looking texture. Rating: 2.5/5.
I was quite pleasantly surprised by Red. It applied very smoothly and was perfectly even and opaque with two coats. The red is quite true (neither too blue nor too orange), clear and bright. This one’s a winner for me, and you can’t beat the price with a scythe! Rating: 4.5/5.