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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 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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Awesome nail polish!
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This nail polish is amazing. I didn't try it for the longest time because I'm not a huge fan of red polish with my skin tone, but this color was amazing and the polish goes on so well!

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decent, but not my color
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This stays on the nails for a reasonable time for me considering my nails chip so easily. However, I'm not a fan of the color, but that is of course my personable opinion.

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Best Red
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I received this sample about a year ago and it is still my favorite red polish by far! Defiantly a go-to! I tried it on my nails during the work week (no chips!). I tried it on my toenails while vacationing/river rafting (no chips). This is such a great polish.

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Fantastic!
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I am not exactly what you would call good at painting my nails but I still love to play around with this nail polish. The color is fantastic and it is so vibrant that it doesn't need many coats.

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Love
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I love this nail polish and am completely obsessed with the cap because it makes for super easy applica

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Absolute perfect red!
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This nail polish is the perfect shade of red with just the right amount of gloss. I have always been kind of like what's the big deal about buying expensive nail polish, but using this has made me more of a believer. I wore this shade to all my holiday parties and it was a big hit. Classic red polish!

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Simply gorgeous
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I can't say enough good things about this nail polish. It is a beautiful and classic red that goes with everything. It also has incredible lasting power and goes on smoothly. I actually enjoy painting my nails with this polish.

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This shade of red is awesome
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I love this shade of red. After a week or so of wearing it I went to get a manicure and pedicure and apparently the owner of the salon loved it too because he asked me what brand is it.

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Beautiful, but...
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The color is gorgeous and the consistency of the polish is great. It isn't gunky, like some brands. However, the applicator brush was messed up which made it really difficult to neatly apply. Because of that, I haven't used it much at all.

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Great color
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Such a great color! Works great for nights out, casual, and even professional! Goes on smooth and dries fast! Definitely want more of this brand!

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