Rose Insolent is another Chanel pink that’s bright and pretty for summertime. I picked it up a while ago but hadn’t yet used it, since it didn’t really call to me through the winter very much. But now that it’s August, it’s perfect!
Rose Insolent was released late last year as part of a trio of polishes that also included Rose Confidential and Rouge Fatal. I was interested in this one since some people have reported that it’s very similar to Mistral, a bright pink from the same 2010 resort pop-up collection that gave us Nouvelle Vague. After passing on Mistral at the time I suddenly longed for it once I couldn’t have it any more–an all-too-common danger with Chanel polishes. So when Rose Insolent popped up I decided to buy it and sort things out later.
It applies in typical Chanel fashion, dry and controllable and opaque in two easy coats. It’s a pretty, medium pink that has warm, subtle red/rosy undertones. It’s a bit brighter than my pictures came out, by not by too much-it’s a sort of grown up pink that doesn’t want to be neon or silly, but is still bright enough to pop a bit. I like how balanced it is.
I dressed it up a bit with a coat of Chanel’s Illusion d’Or, which is so delicate and pretty. You can see the scattered, larger blue glitters that are mixed in with the gold flash distinctly over the pink. I like that the soft, fine reflections of the gold shimmer are apparent, too, since Rose Insolent is dark enough to pick them up.
Rose Insolent and Rose Confidential are still on the Chanel website, so it looks like Rouge Fatal was the big seller of this collection. I think that Rose Insolent is nice for summer and fun, so I’m happy to have it.