10 Timeless Red Nail Polishes For the Fourth of July

4th of July

When it comes to preparing for the Fourth of July this year, skip the American flag nail art, and instead opt for a classic red that is just as festive while still totally wearable post Independence Day festivities. Look no further than tried and true brands like Chanel, Tom Ford, and Christian Louboutin, for manicurist-approved reds that offer high shine and long lasting formulas all in one—and don’t look too shabby on your vanity, either. For those looking to elevate their go-to, playful shades of coral red, like the one offered by Jinsoon offer a modern feel to the classic manicure. Or, go for something a bit more vampy with a metallic shine by Givenchy that is sure to catch a few eyes. Here, ten timeless shades of red to buy now.


The inspiration: Selena Gomez in “Liked By Many,” photographed by Steven Klein, styled by Edward Enninful; W magazine March 2016.


A vibrant red that will leave nails with a luxurious finish and lightly infused with their La Petite Robe Noire perfume.

Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Nail Color in Red Heels, $25,


Does it get more classic than a Chanel red nail? Pair with your favorite red lipstick for the ultimate summer glamour.

Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Color in Red, $28,


The ultimate accessory for your vanity, Christian’s Louboutin triangular brush make allows foolproof application for a long-lasting finish.

Christian Louboutin The Pops Nail Polish in EdgyPopi, $50,


Smith & Cult’s smooth formula and high gloss finish make this opaque red an easy choice.

Smith & Cult Nailed Lacquer in Kundalini Hustle, $18,


For the ultimate high shine, notice-me red, look no further than Marc Jacobs’s offering.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Polish in Lola, $18,


If you’re searching for something a bit darker than the traditional cherry red, look no further than Givenchy’s limited edition metallic hue.

Givenchy Cosmic Night Limited Edition Couture Nail Colour, $24,


For a hue that errs on the side of coral, Jin Soon’s Coral Peony fluctuates between red and pink depending on the light.

JINsoon Nail Lacquer in Coral Peony, $18,


Want to turn heads with your pedicure? This fire engine red shade is sure to do the trick.

Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish in It’s Raining Men, $18,


What could be more perfect than a classic red shade by Tom Ford? A classic red shade by Tom Ford named Carnal Red.

Tom Ford Nail Lacquer in Carnal Red. $36,


A high-shine cherry red that will last an entire long weekend, and then some.

NARS Nail Polish in Dovima, $20,

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