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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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Love it

I have tons of nail polishes and I love having this one too. Very nice shade, one of my favorite red shades. Thank you for a full size product!

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FUN!
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Love the color. Formula is opaque and goes on smooth. Sample size is GREAT! Good job on this one... Ruffian Red for the win!

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Great product!

I really liked this product! The only complaint I have is that the polish is a little thin. But other than that it's great!

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Long-lasting
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Did anyone notice that this nail polish lasts longer than most others on the market?

First, the color is exquisite. The applicator is easy to use and makes the process much cleaner around the nail.

Second, the consistency is lacquer-like, it's thicker and makes the nail feel much more resistant to breakage or damage

Third, the packaging is great. It's a great add-on for any gift!

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Best Red Polish in My Collection
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This is excellent nail polish. It's my favorite bright, classic red. It was particularly perfect for Christmas-time nail looks. The timing for this sample was great. It went on very smooth, dried evenly, and looked great.

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The Perfect Red
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I'm so obsessed with color. It's the perfect red. I love that it doesn't have any shimmer and I was happy to wear it all winter long and into the spring.

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Love it!!
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I was looking for the perfect red nail polish and it appeared in my Birchbox!! The color is great and the quality is awesome. The polish does not streak and gives a smooth gorgeous finish!

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classic
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This classic shade does exactly as advertised. It goes on satisfyingly smooth and when it dries it has a nice glossy finish. Great overall!

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Loved it!!
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I really loved this nail polish. I used it on my hands and toes. It went on smooth and the color was amazing! The sample was a decent size, also.

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stayed on
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stayed on pretty nicely for the first week and then chipped fast. better than using UV gel nails and i love the color

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