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Get this color, along with the equally as chic shades Ciré Noir and RUFFIAN Naked, in the RUFFIAN Classic Collection.

RUFFIAN

Birchbox Breakdown

There are some things that will never go out of style: that little black dress, a good pair of pumps, a touch of sass, and, of course, red nail polish. Enter RUFFIAN Red, a modern take on a classic formula that goes on smoothly and dries quickly to a high-gloss finish. The style geniuses behind NYC fashion label RUFFIAN took inspiration from Vermillion, the scarlet pigment made from the mineral cinnabar, to make a “true red” polish that is universally flattering and timeless.

How it Works

This high-end nail lacquer 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 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, Triphenyl Phosphate, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Benzophenone-1, Silica.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Best Red Ever

The Ruffian Red is the best red nail polish I have ever used and has become my go-to everyday polish.

The intensity of hue is flawless and it has a brilliant lacquered finish.

With just one coat (over a base coat), my nails look perfect.

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Red hot but oh so not to miss out

I got this color in my first Birchbox box of the entry to the market, Ruffian colors, plus I love the nude color but this one is my favorite and will amaze you. Be sure to buy the base and top coats as well, because they will set the colors and other nail products. BTW: THIS LINE OF NAIL PRODUCTS IS SAFELY USED, none of the four bad chemicals are in ANY of these products.

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AWESOME

One coat is all you need. Easy to apply, but beware the drying time! Don't plan on doing anything within minutes of your mani. You need to be generous with the drying time.

Most polishes chip off me in a day or two. I was able to keep this chip free for over a week. A record for me.

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Decent formula, but not for the price

After trying my Ruffian sample in "Foxhunt" I decided to try this great red. Don't get me wrong--the formula is still very nice (but no better than your average mid-range polish). I was able to get coverage in two coats and I found it to be non-staining. However, I was under the impression that I was getting a full-size product--this is one the same size as the samples sent out. In the end, you pay a lot of money for a small amount of slightly above-average-quality polish.

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LOVE

This Red nail Polish was definitely the perfect shade for the holiday season PLUS it did not chip terribly. I only needed a few coats and it was perfect. Drying did take a bit of time, but then again most nail polish does need time and I am a bit impatient ;)

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Pretty color

I really liked the nail polish. The color was pretty and it stayed on for a week without chipping. I'd recommend trying it for yourself.

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Beautiful and long lasting!

Great color and long lasting polish! I did my nails on a Saturday night, had a busy Sunday of cooking and baking, and the nails held up beautifully! I did not even need to touch them up for a networking event the next Monday night! I highly recommend this polish. I look forward to trying the other colors.

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Classic color

Last lasting

Hardly chips

Doesn't turn your nails red

Classic color, like you just walked off the big screen

perfect for the holiday season

innovative bottle top is actually pretty great for application

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LOVE

with more bottles of polish than I can count and an at-home mani twice a week, I am a nail polish girl. I've tried so many brands and colors and THIS IS MY FAVORITE :) it's a gorgeous, classy, wearable shade of red that applies evenly and lasts for 5-7 days (the only reason I remove it by then is because my nails have noticeably grown out, not because the polish chipped).

People ask me where I get my nails done when I wear this polish-- buy it! very worth the $$.

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New Favorite Polish

I really love how deep and rich the color is. It glides on like silk and really shines. Velvetty smooth, deep true color!

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