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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 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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Bold color, long lasting
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I used this on my toes and my pedicure looked great for weeks! The polish is thick but not too thick. I would purchase additional colors from this company.

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Pretty Red!
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This polish went on smooth and dried easily. The shade of red is just right for a night out on the town :)

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Nice Nail Polish
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I got complements on it and I enjoyed the fierce color. It didn't bubble up or take forever to dry either. I'm not a huge nail polish person, but if I was, this would be my brand of choice.

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Love the color
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This has a wonderful bright red color! It goes on in one coat and dries quickly. I only wish the color would last Agee days longer without chipping.

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LOVE
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such a great color! i wear a lot of black and grey tones and this color POPS! i always put a ton of coats on too and try and prevent chipping and that definitely helped keep my nails looking fresh for a few extra days!

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I Don't Understand The Hype
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I was dying to be sampled one of these nail polishes. Finally my wish came true and I really don't get what all they hype was about. It doesn't last more that 2 days with base and top coats. But the red is gorgeous.

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Ruffian last longer than others
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Based on all the Ruffian samples I have received, the color last longer and doesn't chip as fast as other brands. (This is with using a base and top coat) The red is sexy and I received compliments every time I wear it.

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great color...chips easily
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I love a great red nail polish. The color is bold and sophisticated. I was getting ready for an important meeting and wanted to look my best. The color was perfect. Unfortunately it chipped off of three fingers. I had to rush to my office and use a handy nail polish remover pad right before my meeting.

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Liked it very much
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A contemporary color that didn't chip right away (it lasted about 4 days). I really liked the cap, which made it easier to grip while painting my nails.

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ABSOLUTELY LOVE
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I love the color and the formula. As a mom its imperative that I find a nail polish that can withstand a lot of tough love and let me tell you this polish stays on for a long time! Its fast drying as well which is a plus. I can wear this for about 3 weeks before it starts to chip. It has a rich deep intense color. The one i received was gorgeous. Against my skin tone it looks like a red/blood orange red. I will definitely repurchase!

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