Guest Swatcher: Les Jeans de Chanel

Les Jeans de ChanelTremendous thanks to beauty blogger par excellence, Carla of Product Girl (or, as I like to think of her, “the other Carla”), who very graciously volunteered these nail wheel swatches of Les Jeans de Chanel when I lamented the unavailability of testers.

You may remember last year’s Khakis de Chanel, a trio of limited edition, muted, “fashion camouflage” colors released in honor of New York shopping block party Fashion’s Night Out. This year Chanel recreated the magic with a trio of blue polishes they’ve called Les Jeans. (And apparently good things come in threes, because there’s a trio of red or rose polishes in the upcoming Rouge Allure Velvet collection.)

Les Jeans include candy-colored Coco Blue, Parisian-blue Blue Boy, and deeper, nautical blue Blue Rebel.

Chanel polishes are regularly $25 each; these — in addition to being both limited edition and limited availability — are $29 apiece. I must, perforce, resist (but oh, Carla, did you have to make them look so desirable?).

Here are Carla’s thoughts on the trio:

I am a sucker for Chanel’s nail polishes. The formula is usually right on target for me (Mimosa is a recent exception) and this trio has that old familiar formula. Out of the three shades, Blue Boy is my absolute favorite, I love the shade’s not quite as “blue” as the rest and seems to lean a little to grey. I wish Coco Blue could have been a creme instead of the light shimmer that it is, but we can’t have it all, can we? Two coats will give you the color seen here but I’d opt for a third coat for truer bottle color.

Les Jeans de Chanel, swatches, Coco Blue, Blue Boy, Blue Rebel
Les Jeans de Chanel, swatches, Coco Blue, Blue Boy, Blue Rebel
Les Jeans de Chanel, swatches, Coco Blue, Blue Boy, Blue Rebel
Les Jeans de Chanel are available at, the Chanel boutiques, and select counters (Neiman Marcus Houston, Dallas NorthPark, Austin, Beverly Hills, Las Vegas, Oakbrook, Michigan Avenue, Tysons, Troy, Boca Raton, Natick, and San Francisco, as well as Bergdorf Goodman).

For more swatches, check out Cafe Makeup’s excellent post, and Beauty Look Book’s (plus comparisons!)

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4 Responses to “Guest Swatcher: Les Jeans de Chanel”

  • Miu says:

    These look real nice. But I’m afraid they’ll look ghastly on my skintone.

  • Cathy Blanton says:

    Hi Karla, I’m wondering what is that “nail wheel” that you’ve painted your swatches on? I would like to purchase one for testing different nail polishes on and I don’t know what to call it in order to find one online. Please let me know. Thanks! And love your site!!!

  • KarlaSugar says:

    Actually, they’re just called nail wheels. You can probably find them for cheap on eBay, or I think Sally’s Beauty Supply sells them for something like $5 for 5.

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