Tried and tested: Nail varnish

Dark red nail varnish is a classic for a reason, but which is best? We put two new shades to the test...

Bourjois So Laque Ultra Shine Polish in Rouge Diva, €7.99


“I loved this classy but not vampish deep red. Easy to apply, it dries quickly to a gorgeously shiny finish, especially with a gel shine topcoat. 

"Compared with other high-end brands, its staying power makes it truly value-for-money. However, it claims to last for seven days, but four or five would be more realistic.”


Rimmel Super Gel Nail Polish in Venus, €7.99

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“Ultra glam, high-shine and with real depth of colour, a single coat easily does the job, while the wide application brush means (if you’ve got a steady hand) you can apply layers with just one swipe. 

"Even after two weeks, it’s barely chipped, and the hue hasn’t dulled at all.”



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