The spectrum of red nail polish is wide-ranging (think orange to Bordeaux), but there’s nothing like a true, classic red to inspire a little extra confidence. Go bold with your next mani by swiping a few coats of any of these red-hot hues. Everyone should own at least one!
1.Essie Nail Polish in Limited Addiction
For a timeless, true red under $10, don’t miss Essie’s Limited Addiction. The garnet color gets deeper with each coat.
2.Smith & Cult Nail Lacquer in Kundalini Hustle
You’ll find the perfect cherry red color in Smith & Cult’s Kundalini Hustle. Plus, the bottle doubles as chic vanity decor.
3.Sundays Nail Polish in No.17
Along with creamy, opaque coverage, all of Sundays’ nail polish formulas are 10-free, vegan, and cruelty-free.
4.OPI Nail Lacquer in Big Apple Red
If you’re in the market for a new signature nail color, OPI’s Big Apple Red is a classic you can always rely on. It’s a perfect shade for any occasion.
5.butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in Come to Bed Red
This bright red from Butter London is certain to cheer up your day. The high-shine formula also has vitamins that improve nail strength.
6.Dior Vernis Gel Shine Nail Lacquer in Rouge 999
Add an icon to your collection with Dior’s nail lacquer in Rouge 999. The precision brush makes it easy to apply, and the gel shine has an ultra glossy finish.
7.Nails Inc. Nailkale Nail Polish in Victoria & Albert
While some polishes can be harsh on nails, this one actually makes them healthier! The limited-edition red is infused with kale extract, which stimulates keratin production (aka they’ll grow faster and stronger).
8.Tenoverten Nail Polish in Carmine 002
Fun fact: All of tenoverten’s nail polishes are named after streets in Manhattan. The Carmine shade delivers a bold, yet versatile red with a glossy finish.
9.Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Gitane
10.Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Gitane
We’re happy to report that Christian Louboutin’s Nail Colour is just as pretty as the bottle. Your nails will feel so luxurious when painted in the brand’s signature red.
11.Tom Ford Nail Polish in Smoke Red
Tom Ford’s Smoke Red nail polish is not too bright and not too dark. Your nails will ooze sophistication in this red shade.