Dior Vernis Massaï 853 ($25 for 10 ml/0.33 fl oz) is a classic deep red cream. It was released in the new Gel Shine Long Wear Formula (swatches of multiple shades here) and is also a repromote with Dior's Fall 2014 collection. Massaï applies flawlessly with two thin coats. You get full coverage and a nice glossy lush finish. It does need a top coat to extend the wear (I like the Dior Gel Top Coat) and I've gotten a full week of wear without any tip wear or chipping (more on my nail tips and essentials here). Check my other Dior Gel Shine review on Tra-La-La for close ups of the brush. It's been redesigned in a curved shape which makes it super easy to apply on the fingers.
A few comparisons to:
Tom Ford Shameless (d/c, review here)
Louboutin Rouge (review soon)
It's pure love. I probably sound like a broken record by now, but I really do think Dior's nail polish formula keeps getting better and better. It's always been phenomenal as far as I can remember, but they've really improved the lasting power and shine. If you're looking for a classic deep red that is super easy to apply, this is it.
Massaï currently retails for $25 at all Dior retailers. Mine was gifted to me by Nordstrom which I was thrilled about since I've had my eye on it since April. Even though it's part of the fall collection, I don't think it is a limited-edition shade so it should be relatively easy to track down.
What's your go-to classic deep red?