Chanel Blue Rebel, Coco Blue & Blue Boy Comparisons

September 9, 2011

Here are a few blue comparisons of the new Les Jeans de Chanel shades to other Chanel & Dior blues. Included are Chanel Blue Satin (featured here), Dior Bond Street (here), Chanel Blue Rebel, Chanel Blue Boy, Chanel Coco Blue, Chanel Riva (here) and Chanel Nouvelle Vague (here).

The three Les Jeans de Chanel colors:

Other blues all lined up and swatched on tape (two coats each):

Arm swatches two different views:

Here you can see they have a high gloss finish:

After playing with the blues all day long, I still have the same mixed feelings. While I think there is very little that beats the feeling of having perfect fitting jeans (my favs are Paige and Joe’s Jeans) I don’t associate denim with the words “luxury” or “luxe” or “runway” like I do when I think of the brand Chanel. I thought this was an odd choice of theme for Chanel for Fashion’s Night Out (last year’s Les Khakis, Steel and Strong were much better being both edgy and unique). In addition, the high price tag of $29 per bottle this year is very hard to swallow for colors that aren’t unique or special, even for a limited-edition Chanel piece. Still, I caved and I can rest assured that I won’t have any Chanel regret nor will I have to pay uber high eBay prices to get one when they’ve sold out. To clarify, I do think these are very good high quality blues, but for FNO and for the price, I expected more. Perhaps it is just the recent releases of amazing colors like Black Pearl, Morning Rose, Quartz and Graphite that have overshadowed these basic blues.

Bottom line, nice but not must-haves. Dior Bond Street is more navy and slightly darker than the Les Jeans colors but it still has my heart for blues.

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  • All of these look gorgeous but I don't tend to wear many blues on my nails – thanks for the comparisons though x

  • I really like Coco Blue on you, actually. Maybe it just isn't "you" and doesn't fit your personality?

  • Z

    I'm glad I got all 3, but I agree that none seem to be knockout colors on the scale of Black Pearl or Graphite. Thanks so much for the comparisons. If there had been a Bond Street dupe I would have been bummed.

  • That Tiffany Blue is to-die-for! CoCo looks the prettiest out of the bunch of comparisons

  • Gail

    Thanks for the great swatches and comparisons Sabrina. My fave is Dior Bond Street. I called Dior this morning to see if there was any way to still get it and they said they will be re-launching it in October!! πŸ™‚

  • I agree the price is steep for FNO and Graphite is such an amazing color you'd think Chanel would kick it up a little bit especially surrounding an event like this.

  • Anonymous

    I suspect MAC Blue India is more teal than Blue Boy, but it looks similar enough that I really don't care to spend $29 on Blue Boy, even though its my favorite of all three.

  • Thanks so much for doing this. I think I can safely pass on all three, as none will surpass my love for Dior Bond Street.

  • These are gorgeous, lately I find myself being drawn to blue nail polish πŸ™‚ Great swatches.

  • Ava

    Well said. and since I have to pace myself, I decided to save my money for the holiday collection.

  • I totally echo your comments about blue vs Chanel (even Dior.) I keep buying all the new shades simply because I collect them, but I just never seem to wear them apart from playing with some swatches! do you also have Dior Tuxedo and Blue Denim? I got both recently too and now it's just staring at a pile of blue/aqua polishes that I'm probably never going to wear, lol.