Sure, Butter London Come To Bed Red is still the reigning queen of reds in my book, but I would say "Essie A-List " if you ask me to recommend the most classic red polish to you.
Finding a perfect red for one's skintone is the hardest beauty task of all.
You will eventually find one if you keep trying gazillion of red polishes (or red lipsticks for that matter) out there, but what do you do if you don't want all the hassles?
A-List probably is the most neutral & politically correct(?) classic red there is.
Some say this red has orange undertone, some say blue undertone which is exactly the opposite thing.
Quite confusing, right?
It is only because this red has everything in it.
To my eyes, it even has a slight brown undertone as well.
So it will work on any skintone never looking harsh nor gaudy.
This was taken under warmer lighting.
You see what I am saying? It works! :)
A-List has a slight jelly finish that is very flattering and the application is not bad at all.
I usually wear two coats with Seche Vite top coat.
I still prefer Come To Bed Red, but I reach for A-List without having to think too much whenever I want a classic creme red polish that goes with everything.
Oh, and it screams "Mad Men", too. ;)
Have you tried Essie A-List ?
What is your favorite classic red nail polish color?
Thanks for looking. :)