Red, the most collectible nail shade in existence, comes in so many subtle hues that it’s hard to pin down the best of the best. Fortunately, Savoir Flair has picked the top 15 for you to choose from, from the deepest oxblood to the sultriest siren shade. No matter what the prevailing nail-polish trends are, one can never go wrong with a simple, classic shade of red.
Click through the gallery for our roundup of the 15 best red nail polishes on the market right now.
Part of Sally Hansen’s ‘Horoscope’ collection, this cheerful, sparkly shade of orangey-red is an optimistic choice.
Fans of true red will love this beautiful hue from Zoya.
For a classic shade that’s the perfect complement to an elegant LBD, try this deep-red polish.
As its name might suggest, Bobbi Brown’s ‘Valentine’ polish is a seriously romantic shade.
The glossy, sparkly sheen of this ruby-red shade is a sophisticated match for eveningwear.
A single coat of this highly pigmented polish will impart a glossy, raspberry finish to your nails.
From the hilariously named ‘Haute Dogs’ collection by MAC comes this deep, blackish-red hue that is big on come-hither attitude.
What could be more essential to your polish collection than a truly vampy shade of deep, dark red?
A classic pillar-box red should be one of your staple shades.
Channel your inner diva with this brilliant, notice-me shade of true red from Ciaté.
This knock ‘em dead red has a seriously slick, glossy finish in a high-performance, long-lasting formula.
Make your polish do double-duty by selecting one that moisturizes and strengthens your nails at the same time, as well as makes them look elegant and sophisticated, like this high-gloss pinky-red from Chanel.
You’ll be the life of the party in this noticeable shade of orange-red, formulated exclusively by Clinique to prevent skin and eye irritation.
Beauty mavens rave about this super-feminine shade that deepens with every coat.
This pearlescent polish in a brilliant shade of hibiscus will carry you through summer straight to the holiday season.