Red is not just the shades we adore; it’s a glamorous attention-getting color for a classic manicure and pedicure. We asked our nail salon friends in Jakarta to share their top sellers and industry favorites. These best polishes are all top performing in the red color spectrum, giving you the shine and lasting color you’re looking for, whether you bring your polish with you to the salon or prefer to DIY.

10. Essie Nail Polish In Forever Yummy

Essie Red Nail

We’ve always loved Essie’s award-winning, chip-resistant formula, and we dig it all the more when wearing this shade, appropriately called Forever Yummy. Your appetite will run wild in this hot red polish. Essie nail polish is also DBP, toluene, and formaldehyde free.

9. Marc Jacobs Enamored Polish in Red Sangria

Marc Jacob Red Sangria

Look like you just left the salon for days when flashing this high-impact, long lasting, high gloss polish around Jakarta. We love the deep darker hue as another alternative to your typical bright and brassy red – just unique enough to really stand out.

8. Christian Louboutin ‘Rouge’

Christian Louboutin Rouge

Get a splash of the iconic Christian Louboutin red at a much more affordable price with this branded polish that redefined classic and elegance. Plus, their custom-designed triangular brush are made for precise application, and the unique bottle is inspired by architecture, and will look great on your dresser.

7. Revlon Nail Enamel in Revlon Red

Revlon Red

A popular drugstore must buy, Revlon has been around for decades for good reason: It’s got lasting shine, up to 10 days, and their exclusive silk-protein formula works to even out the surface of your nail.

6. Tom Ford “Smoke Red” Nail Lacquer

Tom Ford Red

A grown-up, rich red perfect for every season, this high coverage Tom Ford polish does red elegant justice. Tame enough to be worn to a ladies’ brunch but intense enough for nightlife wear, this versatile polish is a classy pick. Tom Ford’s color stays true throughout wear.

5. YSL in Rouge N Pop Art

YSL Red Nail

This concentrated nail color remains intense with bright red shine and hold for at least four days. Enriched with chil rose bush oil to strengthen and protect nails, the formula has a quick drying time. If you’re looking for bright red, color your nails with this fun and snappy shade.

4. Givenchy Nail Polish in Carmin Escarpin

Givenchy Red Nail

You’ll want your lipstick to match your nails when showing this bright, opaque tomato-red polish off during your lunch with the ladies. They made this shade exclusively for the Fashion Week catwalk, so you’ll know you’re in elite company when sporting this high gloss finish hue.

3. Dior Vernis Nail Lacquer in Rouge

Dior Red Polish

A true, classic red that will stand the test of time, Dior’s Rouge 999 is bold, fancy and easy to apply thanks to the brand’s signature flat brush applicator. This gel-effect couture polish gives you a glass-like shine, and is made with special pigments that give color with maximum vibrancy.

2. Chanel Le Vernis “Dragon” Nail Color

Chanel Red

Chanel has several classic reds in its Le Vernis collection, and our all-time favorite is in Dragon.Formaldehyde, toluene, and DBP-free, this nourishing hue also works to moisturize and add strength to your nails, which is perfect for those who have to deal with malleable, weak nails.

1. OPI Nail Lacquer in Big Apple Red

OPI Red Nail

The most-asked-for brand in the industry!  A fan’s favorite, and we love OPI Big Apple Red because it’s a classic bright red that works for any season. This formaldehyde-free shade would make a perfect lipstick.


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