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For days when you’re feeling more neutral than noir, use RUFFIAN Nail Lacquer in RUFFIAN Naked.

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Birchbox Breakdown

There are few cities in the world that embody beauty and style quite like Paris. Inspired by the City of Light, Ciré Noir (“black wax” in French) is a rich black lacquer that dries to a satin finish, which makes it perfectly vampy instead of harsh. We love the unexpected look of ultradark polish on short, well-groomed nails. Très chic!

How it Works

This glossy high-end nail polish is formulated to hold up for days without chipping (not that we would expect anything less from this top-of-the-line fashion label). We dig the geometric deco-inspired bottle, but we especially love how easy it is to get a good grip on the cap so we can polish our nails with confidence and control.

How to Use

Begin with a base coat to set a strong foundation for long-lasting wear. Apply 1-2 coats of nail polish in smooth, even brushstrokes. Finish with a glossy top coat for a boost of shine and protection. If any polish ends up on your skin or cuticles, clean it up by dipping a cotton swab or small brush in nail polish remover and running it around each nail for a sleek, professional look. Want to create the perfect RUFFIAN Manicure? Watch the video on this page for a detailed how-to, then be sure to share your #RuffianManicure.

Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Acrylates Copolymer, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Benzophenone-1, Silica, Trimethylpentanediyl Dibenzoate. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Black 2 (CI 77266), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510).

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Great black polish
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I have wanted a black polish for a while, but many of them are too matte or two glittery. This one is perfect. It has a nice finish and lasts a long time.

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Stylish, but not perfect
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I love dark nail polish, particularly black and charcoal colors. I find sometimes dark polish can get thick, and gooey really quickly, and this product never did that.
I took off my previous nail polish, washed my hands, and swiped a cotton ball with nail polish remover over my nails before applying the polish, and after two coats I still needed more. There's not as much coverage as I anticipated, and the more coats I added the ticker the product got on my nails. I would like it more if it wasn't so opaque.

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IN LOVE!
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I just LOVE this color. It is almost like a graphite. It is really dark and sultry without being a harsh black. The formula is nice and it goes on smooth. I think the top is a little strange to hold, but I got used to it. I highly recommend this color if you like dark tones on your nails.

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amazing
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great nail polish. deep color after 2 coats. not alot of chipping. would buy again

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Best black polish I've tried
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Have a little patience applying this one--really load the brush, use two thick coats, and use topcoat. But it gives a really deep, elegant black that is more "lady wearing a tuxedo to be cool" than "hey look I'm a Goth today". As the description says, a beautiful option when a broken nail has made you chop them off shorter than you'd like.

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A great pearly-black
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I love this nail polish and the color. In my opinion, it's not a harsh black, it's a nice pearly black adn that makes it good for wearing year round. Plus, Ruffian just makes darn good and reliable nail polish.

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great colo!

I loved this color. It's my winter go to but the polish did take a bit long to try. I do like the cute bottle! :)

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love a good black nail polish!
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If you're looking for an awesome, sleek-finish black nail polish, this is the one you need! I don't even want to wear anything else because I really like this texture a lot. It also didn't chip very quickly, which I liked.

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A perfect Shade
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I received the orange shade of the Ruffian nail polish in my birchbox and loved it. When I saw this shade, I became very excited. I was very happy that the color actually lived up to my expectation. I highly recommend this line, especially this color!!

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Effortlessly Rough Around the Edges
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I have encountered few other polishes that toe the line between elegant and edgy so well. With a nearly black hue and the slightest shimmer, I find that it works best under a matte coat. As I found with Ruffian's Hedge Fund, the wear is long-lasting with only minimal chipping before I reapplied just out of sheer habit.

The size of the product is depressingly small, however, and just after a few months of regular use I'm already looking to buy another bottle. Additionally, I find that the dry time is also quite long, but that just gives me an excuse to be a little bit lazier than I otherwise would be!

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