Red nails are a classic go-to manicure hue, and will add an instant pop of colour to any look.
The best red nail polishes comes in all sorts of shades but, whatever the colour, they should be long-lasting, richly pigmented and chip-resistant for tip-top tips.
Whether you’re looking for popping brights or berry beautiful deep hues, for high-end of high street, we’ve got you covered.
Keep scrolling to discover our pick of the best red nail polishes, from sizzling scarlet to full-bodied burgundy. What are you waiting for? It’s time to get reddy…
Best red nail polishes
Go full-on Hollywood siren with this headturning gel-like red nail varnish.
Fast-drying, fade-resistant and peel-protected for up to 10 days, it offers long-lasting, salon-worthy results.
A lovely vibrant red with orange undertones, it’s also infused with bamboo extract and diamond powder to promote stronger, healthier nails with every use.
Go full-bodied, smooth and berry deep with this no-fade, high-shine burgundy hue. A classic, strong red, it delivers a flawless application and a sophisticated tone.
Thanks to some nifty patented technology, it also boasts an oxygenated formula that allows air and water molecules through to nourish and strengthen your natural nails even when you’re wearing nail polish. Bonus.
Shimmer your timbers with this ultra-glam and glittery red nail polish.
Who said red sparkles were only for the festive season? Shine on all year round and add a dash of glimmer to any ensemble with this pure, popping bright red shade.
It boasts a vibrant pigment that lasts, and just the right dose of dream gleam. Just like its namesake, Jessica Rabbit, it’s sultry, sexy and oozes old Hollywood vibes.
We love a good orangey red, and Essie’s Meet Me At Sunset is one of the best.
It’s a deep, vibrant colour that manages to create a bright, fresh look.
It boasts a high-gloss finish, a wide brush for easy application, and a long-wearing, chip-resistant formula. A sizzling shade for steamy nights.
If you’re looking for the perfect classic red, stop the search because this is it.
The ideal finishing touch for any outfit, the creamy, lacquered colour oozes chic and speaks to an impeccably sophisticated taste. Let your fingertips do all the talking.
Splash out and treat your tips to a taste of luxury with Tom Ford’s sumptuous scarlet red nail polish.
Infused with a high-performing ‘bendable’ coverage, the nail varnish offers a rich formula and with high-shine finish. Grownup, glamorous and gorgeous.
Up your manicure game with this intense red nail polish by Diego Dalla Palma.
The Italian brand aims to “enhance women’s natural beauty in a timeless elegant fashion”, and this modern twist on a classic colour certainly does that.
The formula offers maximum coverage an easy no-smudge application, too.
Want professional-looking nails? Sally Hansen has you – and your tips – covered.
This quick-drying formula glides on effortlessly and boasts fade-proof colour that lasts for up to 10 days.
It’s infused with Argan oil to nourish your nail while working the punchy colour. We’ve got scarlet fever, what about you?
Paint your nails in a rich, luxurious deep classic red and add a bit of YSL old-school glamour to your beauty routine.
Not only is the colour rich and velvety, it’s also enriched with rose oil to promote strong and healthy nails.
Pop on a deep burgundy to raise the dark and mysterious glamour stakes.
A wide brush makes this red nail polish easy to apply, and the gel-like formula offers a seamless high-shine finish.
Long-lasting, wear-with-anything, and luxurious – all for under a fiver. The perfect manicure: nailed.