Color Club Rebel Debutante Spring 2010 Collection Swatches & Review

Here we are on Monday, yet again, sigh.

Color Club has a new collection called Rebel Debutante for spring 2010. The flyer I got with these says “Rebellious shades that go from classic to trendy”. I’m not so sure I totally agree with the statement that these are rebellious shades. I think this collection is fairly tame actually. There are a few standout colors here, but I didn’t feel like anything totally original was created in this collection.

The formula was pretty good on these, if a but thick. A couple were harder than others to apply and I’ll note those ones below.

Check them out below!

Who Are You Wearing?

Who Are You Wearing? is a pale white/grey. I wound up liking this more than most of the others for some unexplained reason. It’s just a very pretty light color, but isn’t boring. I think I like the grey in it. This was on the sheer side so was three coats.

High Society

High Society is a mushroom taupe creme. You know I liked this one, right? Even though I have quite a few of these colors, they mushroom colors are some of my favs. They are unusual and just so pretty! This was three coats.

Uptown Girl

Uptown Girl is a medium kind of greyed out purple. This has a slight dusty quality to it. I really love this on me in this picture, but I wore it the other day and somehow it didn’t look as good! Very strange. This was three coats.

She’s So Glam

She’s So Glam is a bright blue-based pink. This was on the thicker more streaky side, as these pinks usually seem to be. I like it, but I think I have a few others that are very similar. This was three coats.

Rebel Debutante

Rebel Debutante is the namesake of the collection and definitely the most “rebellious” color. It’s a bright lime green. I don’t love it on me though. Lime greens aren’t my favorite kind of green, I prefer darker or more olive toned ones. This was on the streaky thick side also and was three coats.

Gossip Column

Gossip Column is a bright medium blue with a hint of slate grey in it. It’s pretty, but I’m not totally in love with it. This was two coats.

Ms. Socialite

Ms. Socialite is a bright purple with a lot of pink in it. Again I think this is pretty, but I’m not wowed much by it. This was two coats.

Best Dressed List

Best Dressed List is a sand or camel colored beige. I really don’t like this on my skin, it’s just not working for me at all! This was three coats.

Charity Ball

Charity Ball is a burnt orange/brown creme. These colors never look good on me, they just don’t appeal to me at all. I can see how they might look good on different colored skin maybe, but I have to say I really don’t like this color. This was three coats.

Overall I think this was kind of a strange collection. I don’t think it was very unique or edgy, like I expect from Color Club.I hope to see more interesting things from them in the near future!

These are available already at various e-tailers.

How are you feeling about this collection guys?



  • February 22, 2010

    It would make better sense to divide this one collection into two separate ones (neutral and um…edgy?). Just seems like they threw random colors together and decided to make a collection out of it. Overall, I feel like I’ve seen all of these colors before. Nothing there that really grabs my attention which is a bummer :(

  • February 22, 2010

    This is my favorite spring collection – it usually never happens that I want 5 shades out of 9! The colors may not be that unique, but as far as I’ve seen they do offer a little variation to known favorites and are not just plain dupes. I’m wondering about Ms Socialite though, maybe you can tell me if it’s dupe-y to OPI Pamplona Purple, Can you dig it or maybe Zoya Demi? Or is Ms Socialite pinker than these? :)

  • February 22, 2010

    I like this collection, even if all shades could not work with my skin tone. Each shade is a blending of preppy and daring. I could see how every polish could work with a cardigan and a string of pearls. The neutral shades are amped up and the edgier shades are muted. Rebel Debutante indeed.

    I like when a collection makes sense, rather than a smattering of colours with arbitrary names.

  • February 22, 2010

    I only bought Gossip Column from this collection, but now I’m seriously lusting after Who Are You Wearing? and wish I’d picked it up! I love how pale it is; I think that would make for an interesting contrast on me.
    .-= Keerthi´s last blog bb couture impact driver =-.

  • February 22, 2010

    I love them all, exept Charity Ball. And just wondering: Is Gossip Column anything like Susie Says Feng Shui?

  • February 22, 2010

    Thanks for the swatches and especially for the notes on the formula. Nothing worse than picking up a color you love and finding out that the application is impossible. I like the blue and some of the grey/taupe colors, but overall the only unique thing about these colors is the fact that they’re all thrown into one collection together. Individually, I don’t think any of them are too special. I don’t own any color club polishes, and I don’t plan on picking up any of these, especially with the notes on the streaky formula.

    • February 22, 2010

      Hi jamie,

      Color Club normally is really outstanding in terms of their unique colors and application. The ones I had issues with here were anomalies, for sure. You should check out my other Color Club reviews, they are much better!

  • February 22, 2010

    @ laquermaniac – I was wondering the same thing. It’s the only one from this collection that looks like it might be unique, but I picked up Feng Shui last week, and I’m thinking they look pretty close. I should admit, though, I haven’t worn Feng Shui yet, just did a single nail swatch to see it on.

  • February 22, 2010

    I totally agree with you on these Kelly. They are not unique and rebellious at all. That is totally disappointing. :( There are only about two I would even consider picking up. I do love Rebel Debutant and Gossip Column. I might pick those two up in the distant future. Thanks for the swatches. 😀
    .-= Crystal Polish´s last blog ..TOP 25: Number 7 – Essie Sag Harbor =-.

  • February 22, 2010

    The only one I felt compelled to buy is Gossip Column. I’m currently wearing it and like it a lot. After seeing your swatches, I might have to buy High Society. I’m digging taupes lately.

  • February 22, 2010

    I’m kinda diggin’ Uptown Girl…

  • February 22, 2010

    I’m digging High Society, but really, none of these scream ‘rebel’ to me, not even if said rebel IS a debutante. I think these have largely been done already, and better. They should have called this collection ‘Golf Pants’, in my estimation.
    Feh… (…and I usually LOVE Color Club colors…)

  • February 22, 2010

    Not a very interesting collection… Unfortunately Rebel Debutante and Twiggie (Poptastic collection) are dupes. I love green and ordered both :/

    Not very well done this time, Color Club!
    .-= Nea/ Fashioned in Finland´s last blog ..And the winners are… =-.

  • February 22, 2010

    Hi Kelly: I think maybe, everyone missed the message Color Club was trying to get out. Which was like, back in the times of “Rebel without a cause.” Picture this is you may: A young beautiful woman being picked up and driven by motorcycle to the “Debutante Charity Ball.” The lovely lady has a choice to make on which “nail varnish,” she wants to wear to the Ball and here are her choices.

    Tthe colors are unusual but that is another factor in this Spring Collection. The lime green is brighter than most lime greens, I love the purple of “Ms. Socialite,” remember she wearing this color to be more social, “Gossip Column” is for the woman who wants to talk about anyone and everyone, love this shade of blue. “She’s so Glam,” a light pink color for her pink outfit she plans to wear that evening, Same with, “Uptown Girl,” lighter purple/lavender; “High Society” and The very first color, Who are you wearing? which is the starter color choice the glamorous lady must decide to use that evening and proceeds through the entire collection toward the final choice; the burnt op range of “Charity Ball.”

    Anyway, I am just a hopeless romantic and these colors bring that flavor to me, but what do I know about nail polish colors, I am just a guy, LOL

    ((((Love Kelly))))

    Mc Huggs :)
    .-= Mc Huggs:)´s last blog ..Project Runway Season Six: Episode Eight =-.

  • February 22, 2010

    I like this collection, but I agree that there are many dupes for these polishes out there. In fact, I think I probably have a dupe for every single one except that reddish-orange color, which is not something I would ever wear. Thank you, as always, for your gorgeous swatches, VV!

  • February 22, 2010

    I always love your swatches, you have great pics, but these colours I would never buy. It just doesn’t give me the positive spring-feeling I long for after this winter.
    .-= PolishSis´s last blog ..Misa – Over the Edge =-.

  • February 22, 2010

    Thanks for the swatches. A big ole yawn-fest of a collection… The name of it is particularly funny to me. :)

  • February 22, 2010

    So disappointed by this collection. :(
    .-= TipsToToes´s last blog ..Island Girl Island Sunset =-.

  • February 22, 2010

    I agree with you that some of these are pretty, but they’re nothing to write home about – we’ve seen all these colours before. Oh well, I’ve saved some money.
    .-= Glockoma´s last blog ..Featured Feminist: Lindsey Van (Ski-Jump Champion & Winter-Olympics Challenger) =-.

  • February 22, 2010

    this is whats its all about, i absolutely love all the colors well except for rebel debutante!!!! Thanks Vampy

  • February 22, 2010

    I also don’t think this collection is very unique or edgy, and their “Pardon My French” collection looks even more boring and tame. I’m hoping to see swatches of the “Poptastic” collection somewhere because at least (from the promo images) those look like bright, fun colors!

  • February 22, 2010

    I agree that this doesn’t seem like a very unique or edgy collection, and their “Pardon My French” collection seems even more boring and tame. I am hoping to see nail swatches of the “Poptastic” collection because at least those seem (from promo images that I’ve seen) to be bright, fun colors!

  • February 22, 2010

    Gossip Column is sooo going to be mine, love it!
    .-= Vanessa H´s last blog ..Steve Madden Won Today =-.

  • February 23, 2010

    Gossip column gets my vote. None of the others wow me. I thought Ms Socialite may match one of my handbags, but having grabbed it from the wardrobe I can see that it won’t work.
    .-= Rosered´s last blog ..Genetically Modified Foods – Are They Worth the Risk? =-.

  • February 23, 2010

    i’m kinda meh about this collection. it’s pretty…but not what i’ve come to expect from a colour club collection
    .-= sara´s last blog one hundred and seventy, zoya colbie =-.

  • February 24, 2010

    I was actually really excited about this collection. I wanted the teal, and everything else is kinda the basics that everyone already has, except me! So, this was a great collection for me to get the basics: a deep purple, a light purple, a taupe, a burnt orange, a bubblegum pink, and white-ish grey. I didn’t bother with the green, but I still think it’s a fun color. I put on Charity Ball the other night, and was surprised that I really like the way it looked with my skintone. I then put Shim-merry Chic over it, and it’s a very interesting look.