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!

Essie Red Nail Polish

For a timeless, true red under $10, don’t miss Essie’s Limited Addiction. The garnet color gets deeper with each coat.


Smith & Cult Nail Lacquer

You’ll find the perfect cherry red color in Smith & Cult’s Kundalini Hustle. Plus, the bottle doubles as chic vanity decor.


Sundays Nail Polish

Along with creamy, opaque coverage, all of Sundays’ nail polish formulas are 10-free, vegan, and cruelty-free. 


Christian Dior Vernis Gel Shine and Long Wear Nail

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.