In the bottle, these two shades don’t look that much alike. The FingerPaints looks deceptively more dense and colorful.
Then, I put one coat of Essie Shine of the Times on three fingertips and FingerPaints Flashy on one. I bet you can’t tell which:
Ok, if you haven’t guessed, the fingertip with FingerPaints Flashy is the Middle. There doesn’t seem to be much of a difference on the nail in different lighting. But the Essie is much more densely packed with color. Also the texture is not the runny texture of ordinary nail polish. It seems more like a mucilage type cellulose texture but not at all pasty (it’s loose and springy).
My preference is the Essie strongly and I recommend it. I am sure FingerPaints Flashy will find a good home.