Birchbox Subscribe to Birchbox Subscribe to BirchboxMan Shop Birchbox Shop BirchboxMan Gift Birchbox BirchboxMan
Makeup Hair Skincare Fragrance Bath & Body Lifestyle Accessories Tools Nails Gifts with Purchase $25 and Under Birchbox Exclusives Best Sellers Limited Edition Boxes Birchbox Discovery Kits Value Sets What’s New Sale Brands for Women Latest Articles and Videos
Skincare Hair Body Beard Shave Fragrance Apparel & Accessories Gifts with Purchase Sampled This Month $25 and Under Best Sellers BirchboxMan Exclusives BirchboxMan Collections Gift Sets Sale What’s New Brands for Men View the Guide

Editor's Tip Editor's Tip

Keep a packet of Deborah Lippmann the Stripper to Go in your purse for chipped polish emergencies.

Deborah Lippmann Ruby Red Slippers

$20.00 Ships Free
0.5 fl oz

Availability: Out of stock


Birchbox Breakdown

There’s nothing more iconic in movie history than Dorothy’s ruby slippers. Inspired by those legendary shoes, this deep red polish is packed with two sizes of red hexagonal glitter that really sparkle when they catch the light. And the jelly-like texture applies smoothly and evenly—no wizard required.

How to Use

After applying a base coat to set a strong foundation, paint nails with two to three coats of polish, letting each coat dry before moving on. Finish with a glossy top coat for extra shine and protection.

Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Phthalic Anhydride/Trimellitic Anhydride/Glycols Copolymer, Isopropyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Adipic Acid/Fumaric Acid/Phthalic Acid/Tricyclodecane Dimethanol Copolymer, Citric Acid, Biotin, Butylene Glycol (AND) Water (AND) Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Aucoumea Klaineana Oleo-Resin Extract, [ +/- ] (May Contain) Titanium Dioxide; C.I. 77891 D&C Red #6 Barium Lake; C.I. 15850, D&C Red #7 Calcium Lake; C.I. 15850:1, D&C Red #34 Calcium Lake; C.I. 15850:1, FD&C Yellow #5 Aluminum Lake; C.I. 19140, D&C Yellow #10 Aluminum Lake; C.I. 47005, FD&C Blue #1 Aluminum Lake; C.I. 42090, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide; C.I. 77510, Red Iron Oxide; C.I. 77491 . Black Iron Oxide; C.I. 77499, Mica; C.I. 77019, Bismuth Oxychloride; C.I,77163, Guanine; C.I. 75170, Polyethylene Terephthalate, D&C Violet #2; C.I. 60725, Aluminum Powder; C.I. 77000.

More for You!

Product Reviews & Sample Feedback

10 Reviews
3.7 out of 5 stars
5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
my profile
people who
17 & under
55 & over

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Not what I envisioned

The description of this product is "Dorothy's Ruby Red Slippers" which made me think of a rich red glitter. Which is what this polish looks like---in the bottle. However, once applied, you realize the red glitter is suspended in black polish! It's definitely more Halloween/Queen of the Dead colored that holiday party appropriate. As far as the polish goes, it also requires 4-5 coats to cover, and takes a long time to dry. I'm really bummed! I was looking forward to wearing this now that Christmas is near, but unfortunately I'll be returning it.

Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No 5 of 5 found this review helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Solid Glitter

Wow, the name says it all! This gives a finish like Dorothy's little red slippers in the "Wizard of Oz," and, honey, you aren't in Kansas anymore when you wear this color. Goes on well, covers well; I can't say that for a lot of cheaper glitter polishes. Some glitter polishes are very thick to begin with, some thicken quickly over their shelf life. I don't think this one is going to be one of those. Somewhat pricey for a polish, but, in my experience, you get what you pay for.

Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No 0 of 1 found this review helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
poor staying power, ambivalent about look

I'm really into how this looks at a glance, but if you look any closer, it looks raggedy real fast. The base color is like a translucent blackish, which just looks a bit strange. The biggest thing is that it begins to chip really easily, even with a base and top coat that tend to work pretty well for me, and all that taken together means it goes from fab to drab more quickly than I'd like, especially for the price. :/

Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Razzle Dazzle in a Bottle

Love the multi-sized "sequins". It applied easily & dries just as fast as this line's regular polish. It's exceptionally festive. I would recommend a light clear coat be reapplied on the 3rd day or so though.

Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Definitely Not Ruby Red!

I probably should've read the reviews. When I hear the name, 'Ruby Red Slippers', I don't think of black with red glitter. It's a nice product, but just not my style. I'll be returning this ASAP!

Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No