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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 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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nice
Purchased

Very dark and very nice. Ruffian might be my favorite nail polish brand of all time. The colors are unique and interesting. They go on smooth and easily. They have pretty decent staying power and they look good. They aren't streaky but not too thick. It's really true love!

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Very cool color
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This color is slightly metallic and almost a chalkboard blackish gray - I love the darker shades and this one did not disappoint - also love the brand - great long lasting polish - have about 5 shades from this brand.

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Love

A great black nair polish! I wear black on a regular basis and this has been my favorite so far! Will be buying!

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great coverage!
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Love this polish! Great color and coverage. The only complaint I have is the size of the product for the price. A bit small.

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Lasting color
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This polish covers evenly and does not require a top coat. It lasts close to 10 days without chips. Received several compliments on the color.

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In love, wearing it now!
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I was really looking forward to getting this nail polish. when I say it I thought that is was a little small for the price. However the color and who you only need one coat and that would be enough makes up for it.

5
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Perfect Marbled Black
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I subscribed to Birchbox because I read about the collab with Ruffian, and I was definitely not disappointed when I received my nail lacquer. It's the perfect marbled black - goes on smoothly, with a unique finish.

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Did I get a bad bottle?

The sample I received seemed "dry". It didn't apply evenly, and I had a horrible time trying to get even one nail painted. Perhaps the top didn't get put on tight enough. I don't know. Must have been a bad batch.

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Great basic black polish
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This polish brand is seriously the best. It goes on smooth, no bubbles or smudging, dries quick and has great coverage. With the black, I usually can get by with only one coat!

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The only black polish I use
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Not too matte and not too shiny, the finish on this polish is great. I use it as a base coat and place a sheer layer other colors on top, but it's nice as a stand-alone dark color as well.

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