I'm not a big fan of red. Never have been, never will be. Maybe it's because it's bold and vibrant and you can't not see it. I tend to like to hide in the background; red is a color that stands out. Maybe it's because I've heard it stains like whoa. Either way, I tend to shy away from red. So when Cherry Culture had their 50% NYX sale I told myself that I was going to get a red nail polish and have at least one in my collection. I got it and...I kind of like it.
Fire Amber is a dark almost blood red. Or at least what I think of as blood red. What's amazing about this polish is that outside in the sun you can see all kinds of red shimmer. However, it's only out in the sun. I've tried finding it in other light sources and no dice. You just don't see it. But in the sun it's there and makes the polish that much prettier.
outdoors, sun, flash
The formula was okay. It was thin and spread quickly and can get out of hand if not painting carefully. I had a tricky time handling this one. However, it went on with one coat. The only other nail brand I can reliable wear just one coat is Zoya, so kudos to NYX on this. And it did dry pretty fast. I actually didn't need topcoat, but I'm so used to adding it at the end that I did it anyway. But that's where another negative comes in because it stained my brush pretty good. Which makes me fear taking this off and seeing my nails, but that's another issue.
You know, I like this. i don't think I'll ever turn into a fan of red nail polish, but it's nice having this one in the collection.