Happy Sunday! Today I have for you another polish from the Les Jeans de Chanel collection for FNO, Blue Rebel. I reviewed Blue Boy last week, and Blue Rebel is definitely the darker, sexier jean to Blue Boy’s well-worn denim feel. If Blue Boy is my favorite comfy pair of jeans, Blue Rebel is the slightly uncomfortable, slimming dark jean I whip out for nights out on the town.
Blue Rebel is a dark navy creme with smoky tones. It is highly pigmented and has a squishy formula – like Blue Boy, it feels like a jelly, and has a high gloss finish like a jelly, but is still a creme with full opacity in just 2 coats.
Blue Rebel is a little lighter in the photo than IRL; the deep color on the pointer finger is probably most accurate. It’s dark, but not too dark that one would mistake it for black – it’s definitely blue. This is another winner from Chanel!
I went through my collection to see if I had any polishes similar to Blue Rebel. The best I could come up with is a polish I picked up in my Euro haul this past summer, Mavala Smoky Blue. Mavala is a Swiss brand I don’t think is available here in the states. As you can see in the photo below, Smoky Blue is very close, but it’s slightly more gray and has a light blue shimmer, while Blue Rebel is a true crème. On the right I also swatched another navy blue crème, China Glaze First Mate, to show you the gray undertones in Blue Rebel.
|L-to-R: Chanel Blue Rebel, Mavala Smoky Blue, CG First Mate|
If you haven’t grabbed them yet, Les Jeans de Chanel is still available online at Chanel. The collection retails for $29/polish. They’re supposed to be available until the end of September, so be sure to pick up a polish or two while you can!