Jul 15, 2014

'Best' Red Nail Polishes | ROUNDUP


BUTTER LONDON Pillar Box Red -- "classic red-orange creme" $15 [Temptalia]; 
CHANEL Dragon --"cool, blue-based hue" $27 [InStyle Best of 2013]; 
ILLAMASQUA Throb -- "blood-red" and cool-toned $23 [Temptalia]; 
BY TERRY Eccentric Vermillion -- vibrant orange-red $30
NARS Jungle Red -- "perfect balance of warm and cool tones" and a "true red" $19 [InStyle Best of 2012]





Harper's Bazaar
Classic red. Though I did poo-poo them in my last nail polish post, I keep coming back. There's no other color more bold or riveting, and apparently, more able to provoke human emotion. Or, rather judgment -- with a recent study making headlines the past few days, finding that women were both more likely to "speak negatively" about a woman wearing red [essentially, that she's a broke, cheating ....ahem], and more likely to "protect their significant others" from that woman as well. Take it with a grain of salt -- the study questioned a mere 196 women. [More shades inside!]

This collection of red nail polishes is loosely described as 'best,' meaning shades that are personal favorites of mine, others that have been deemed universal favorites by InStyle and Allure magazines, and a few that the web loves (MakeupAlley, Temptalia). OPI's 'Color So hot It Berns' is my go-to classic red, while By Terry's 'Eccentric Vermillion' is my new summer favorite for its less intense, orange-based hue. And that's part of the fun with nail colors, non? A relatively inexpensive way to try new colors and change your look, your mood, and get creative...off to google a tutorial on white half-moon manicures.


OPI Color So Hot It Berns -- "warm red" $8 [Allure Best of Beauty 2013]; 
NARS Dovima -- "tomato red" $19 [InStyle Best of 2014];  
RESCUE BEAUTY LOUNGE Bangin --"red-hot coral" $18 [Allure Best of Beauty 2010]; 
ESSIE Lollipop -- "candy-cane red" $8 [MakeupAlley]; 
CHINA GLAZE Ruby Pumps --  glittery true red $6 [MakeupAlley]

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