Rebelle is a beautiful hot red-orange that goes on sheer but can be built up for some serious impact. The wear time is the biggest drawback, only lasting about two hours before needing touch ups, so one star loss. But it’s such a joy to apply – heavy luxe packaging, silky smooth application, beautiful shine and perfect on my NC20 skin so I deal with it. I pair with the Chanel Orange Intense liner all over lips to extend wear.
Chanel Rebelle Rouge Coco Shine ($32.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a semi-opaque red-coral with a healthy shine. It has warm undertones, but they’re subtle and come from the pink-red hue, rather than orange, so it should work on both cooler and warmer complexions. Guerlain Bal de Mai is similar but more opaque, less red. MAC Hibiscus is more orange. Bobbi Brown Guava and Chanel Flamboyante are brighter.