Editor's TipEditor's Tip

To get the most out of your hot mani and ensure longer wear, Lippmann suggests letting each coat dry for several minutes before applying the next coat.

Deborah Lippmann

Birchbox Breakdown

Every woman needs a classic red polish in her arsenal. This creamy shade is particularly great because it strikes the perfect balance between light and dark, for that true tomato-red hue. This timeless color is always in style —every time you wear it you’ll feel confident, happy, and sexy. Red hot, indeed!

How it Works

A striking, eye-catching color, Deborah Lippmann calls this her “classic, true red.” She doesn’t exaggerate. Lusciously opaque, a single coat would be just fine, but we recommend two for the truly refined ooh-la-la effect. Bonus: the formula contains green tea extract and protein-building biotin for stronger, healthier nails. 

How to Use

Start with a base coat to prevent any staining (this red is serious). Apply two generous coats, making sure to wait for the first to dry before layering on the second. Finish with a top coat to keep the color protected and chip-free.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

The perfect pop of classic red
Purchased

The color is simply the most perfect shade of red. Lippmann formula does not disappoint! Polish applies smoothly and evenly.

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Perfect for Christmas
Purchased

I've received a lot of compliments over this color. I'm loving it! Stays on long, with no chips! Gives a very glossy finish after just 2 coats!

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Good but Expensive

I really like this nail polish and it is really pretty but it is hard justifying $17 for one bottle. I almost would rather get a manicure.

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Beautiful color compliments with skin color

This is my new favorite red nail polish for a while now. It is my go to color with people constantly asking what color it is that if am wearing. I highly recommend.

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Like, but not love
Purchased

Its a nice quality nail polish, but I still think I wouldn't achieve perfection until I'd put on three coats. Seeing that the reviews say to use both a base and top coat that makes for a long time just to have red nails. The color is very nice, but much darker than it looked online. Its a good nail polish, I just wish I hadn't spent $17 on it.

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Stunning polish!
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Deborah Lippman polishes are such a splurge for me. I've only either bought them on sale, or with my bb points. I've been coveting My Old Flame for awhile, and I was worried it wouldn't live up to its reviews. Happy to report that this is the perfect red polish. It goes on really smoothly, and the color is gorgeous. If you only have one red in your collection, this should be it.

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I LOVE this nail polish!

This polish is such a beautiful, classic red. As a slightly darker than medium blue based red, it is very flattering on my pale, cool- toned skin - though I think it would compliment warm- toned skin just as well! The application is smooth and it dries very quickly.

If I could have only one red in my nail polish collection, this would be it - hands down.

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Not the best.
Purchased

I loved the color of this polish as well as the company's policies... however, unless you spend an eternity applying this stuff, it will chip and smudge and look horrible.

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I LOVE this RED
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Best red nail polish I've tried so far - and I've tried many. Red nail polish is my go to color if I want to feel confidant, and don't feel overly adventurous (blues & greens for example). Deborah Lipman nail lacquers are great, and this shade of red is amazing. I'm quite pale, and not all reds work for me, but this one is great.

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Fav Red Polish
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This is my absolute go to red nail polish! I currently have it on my nails and my toes! Great staying power! I love DL

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