Reds can be so overdone but they are so very sexy! I know some people have trouble finding reds that suit their skin tone (kittytokaren!!) but I don't think I've ever met a red that has looked "off" on me. I've met some I didn't like, but never one that didn't suit my skin tone. Here are just a few I enjoy...
China Glaze Phat Santa. Love the name, love the colour. It's slightly jelly-ish.
Here it is with a coat of Dare to Wear Disco Ball sandwiched between. I loved this mani.
BB Couture Napa Valley Red. A particularly gorgeous take on the "red glitter in red jelly" polishes. It's a little deeper than others I have but not so deep that it's vampy. Actually, I'm wondering if the formula's changed since my bottle seems much lighter than other pics I've seen.
Chi Chi Va Va Va Voom. I keep wanting to write that as just Va Va Voom with only two Va's. Anyway, it's a bright red with hidden pink shimmer. The shimmer didn't want to come out and play in any of my pics though.
China Glaze Thunderbird. Super glowy metallic red. My camera had a mild freak out trying to capture this one.
Bloom Adelaide AKA Jessica Mauboy I. I heard that Jessica Mauboy I has been discontinued which is a shame since it's one of my favourites. Lots of lovely flaky shimmer.
Reds always apply so nicely, so smooth and opaque. I think it has something to do with the pigment... just like how yellow is always a little troublesome. Sometimes, at moments like this, I even understand why Suzi seems to love them so much.