Orange nail polish is another one of those that most people have a love / hate relationship with. Just like the yellow. There are so many shades of orange from the soft and pastel to the neon and metallic. I wasn’t sure where coral fits in so I added it in with the Oranges. Let’s have a look shall we?
Essence – Off to Miami
This is more of a coral shade. It’s a bright colour though and is quite pretty. I used this once with a mint green and surprisingly, it worked. I don’t have to tell you again how lovely the Essence formula is. This was no exception. Went on like butter and smoothed out beautifully. I had no streakiness with this one at all. It was also quite opaque in one coat already but for me, it needed the second coat to smooth out perfectly.
L.A. Girl – Electrocute
Electrocute is from the L.A. Girl Brites collection. It’s a bright neon orange. Neon polishes are known for drying a little matte and for being very sheer. This was neither. I was surprised that it still held a pretty good shine once it was dry. Not glossy shine but definitely more than I expected. This was also absolutely opaque in two coats. It was a little bit sheer and streaky on the first coat but with the second coat it smoothed out perfectly. This also dried pretty quick (no top coat – as with all these posts). I also used this before in this post with the yellow and silver striper.
Sinful Colors – Boogie Nights
I love Sinful Colors. This is a brighter orange creme with a bit of coral undertones. As you can see it was a bit sheer on two coats with some visible nail line. I could’ve added a third coat to fix this but decided to stick with to for consistency. If this is something that bothers you, you can fix it by adding a thin third coat or wearing it over a coat of white polish. Beside this, this is a gorgeous polish with a great formula. No streaks to speak of. I used this before for my retro polka dots as well.
Sinful Colors – Hazard
Hazard was a dream! This is a milky creme. Almost completely opaque in one coat. I only added a second coat because I always do. When I look at this I immediately think of peaches and cream. It’s beautiful! No streaks, no sheerness. Pure pleasure. Definitely one of my favourites with formula and application. The colour is really pretty as well! Gorgeous!
Sinful Colors – Island Coral
This is also a coral creme. Based on the name and the the number of this polish I suspect it might’ve been part of the “Cast Away” range. I loved the colour of this one but when applying the first coat I was really worried. The polish seemed really thing and sheer. I wasn’t sure how this was going to go but once I added the second coat it was gorgeous. As you can see it was perfectly opaque in two coats. It definitely shows you never to judge a polish on the first coat 😉 I really liked this shade!
Tip Top – Mango Tango
Mango Tango is a bright orange with a semi metallic, semi duochrome finish. This is really so pretty. I struggled to capture the true beauty of this polish. I think if I took the photo in the sun it would’ve highlighted all the beautiful extras of it. This is two coats. It looks like it shows up some brush strokes but in real life I didn’t see any of that. It was pretty opaque in the one coat even though it was quite a thin polish. If you do experience visible brush strokes with this I am sure a third thin coat will solve that problem. As I said though, I did not see any of that in real life. Beautiful colour with the usual gorgeous formula from Tip Top.
Tip Top – Orange you Lovely
Orange you lovely is a milky creme. I love the name of this polish. It’s so cute. This is a pretty orange with the popular Tip Top shiny finish. Even though this is a perfectly fine colour there is nothing different about it. It’s a standard orange. You get what you see here. It does however finish with the a glossy shine. I did use this polish in my Dotty Recreation as well.
Tip Top – Solar Flare
Solar Flare is a bright, orange, beautiful polish. This is such a bright polish without being a ‘neon’. Solar Flare applied like a dream. Completely opaque in two coats. You might even be able to get away with one coat if you were that way inclined. I really can’t find anything wrong with this polish. Another added bonus is that it is apparently great to stamp with as well. Siobhan used it in her post here where she stamped it over Tip Top – Mango Tango. Gorgeous!
Tip Top – Creamy Orange
Creamy orange has quite a pink undertone which would make me lean more towards coral. This is a gorgeous colour and was a dream to apply. This is two coats. In certain lights I could see a bit of visible nail line. It was very slight though so it didn’t really bother me too much. Finished off with that fabulous Tip Top glossy shine it is a winner.
In case you were thinking that some of these polishes looked very similar, here is a comparison. I have put the following polishes all next to each other to be able to compare them better. I have:
- Sinful Color – Hazard (Pinky)
- Essence – Off to Miami (Ring finger)
- Sinful Colors – Island Coral (Middle finger)
- Tip Top – Creamy Orange (pointer finger)
Please excuse the ding on my pinky finger. It literally happened minutes before taking the photo and I was running out of day light.
I tried to keep the ‘talking’ to a minimum because I know there were a stack of polishes to show you. If you have any questions that I didn’t answer please feel free to let me know. What do you think of orange polishes? Is it a colour you wear or would wear?
Thanks for reading!