Quick Review: Chanel Sunkiss Ribbon Blush Harmony {Swatches on Dark Skin}

Read ALL about my review process including how I take swatches, photos, and more here.

chanel sunkiss ribbon blush harmony packaging

The minute I saw images of the Chanel Sunkiss Ribbon Blush Harmony, I was like “I. NEED. THAT.” But oddly I SWEAR I saw it listed somewhere for $46 not the $70 I wound up paying at Neiman’s. Anyway.

Chanel Sunkiss Ribbon Blush Harmony is described as “an interlaced-ribbon design with a radiant palette of pink, beige and coral, and leaves a smooth, satin finish that brightens the cheeks.” It looks all bold and bright and punchy like how I LOVE my blush to be (the darker the skin, the brighter the blush) so I just KNEW I needed to have it. Only thing is this blush is a LOT softer than it appears in the palette and this is especially true with darker skin like mine. Even if you try to concentrate on the bolder areas of the palette, it’s still a lot softer on than you’d think. That’s great if you have a lighter skin tone because this will look all kinds of coral-y without being overpowering—there’s a slight amount of orange shimmer in it that truly does give a sunset feel. But on darker skin it looks very subtle. It’s not a bad thing that it looks subtle on darker skin—perhaps you’re not looking for a bold cheek—but for a $70 limited edition palette, I’d say it’s a pass for deeper skin tones.

chanel sunkiss ribbon blush harmony case

chanel sunkiss ribbon blush harmony compact

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chanel sunkiss ribbon blush harmony closeup

Chanel makes bolder blush shades (I have this one in my stash) that suit darker skin tones and a host of other things I love (like my Chanel lip combo and this bronzer I bought some years back).

Quality is amazing—I had no problems with it lasting on me at all and you can even layer it to intensify it (be careful because it can look ashy if you’re my shade or darker and you layer too much). If it had not been for the soft pink stripe that’s diagonal in the center (like if it were a much bolder shade), this would be perfect. But it’s looking like my niece will be lucking out and getting mine (I’d return it but I bought it while I was in Atlanta and the closest Neiman’s to me here in NYC is over an hour’s drive—there’s one opening in Roosevelt Field mall which is MUCH closer but that may not be for another month or so).

chanel sunkiss ribbon blush harmony swatches on dark skin
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chanel sunkiss ribbon blush harmony swatch dark skin together
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NOTE on the pictures below: I’m using a new camera (well, I’ve had it since July—Sony A5100—but just now trying it out for makeup pic “selfies”) and still figuring out best settings and what not for it when taking pics of myself. The blush doesn’t show up as much in the pics on my cheeks as they do in person—I still have to figure out how to get makeup colors like that to show up on me in pics in post-editing. But if you look at my cheeks you can see it—this is a softer-looking blush on me but it shows up more in person than what the pics are showing. I have a Chanel gloss on in some of the pics and the camera makes it look “chalky” when it definitely doesn’t look like that in person…lol. Ah, the joys of makeup picture taking…lol.

chanel sunkiss ribbon blush harmony swatch on dark skin face

chanel sunkiss ribbon blush harmony swatch dark skin 3

chanel sunkiss ribbon blush harmony swatch dark skin 2

The product pics were taken on my SLR and look true to what they look like in person, but this blush is a paradox—it looks so bright but looks much softer on darker skin but not as soft as it shows up on my cheeks in those last three pics. Make sense?

This is why I was taking pics of myself with my iPhone for so long. This stuff is stressful. LOL

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P.S. Love my lashes? They’re Thrive 01 from Elevation Lashes—a line owned by one of my favorite MUAs Danessa Myricks (follow her on IG here).

Bottom line: Chanel Sunkiss Ribbon Blush Harmony is a pass for me, but if you have a lighter skin tone, give it a whirl next time you’re at a Chanel counter.

Price and where to buy: $70 at Nordstrom (plus 3% cash back when you use eBates) and Neiman Marcus (plus 4% cash back when you use eBates)

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About Danielle

A former finance girl, Danielle is a New York City based freelance writer and fashion and beauty expert. She's a Hofstra University and Fashion Institute of Technology grad with an obsession with fashion and beauty which she loves to tell you all about every weekday on her award-winning blog. Think of her as your style and beauty entourage all wrapped up into one bubbly brown package. Danielle's work and expertise can be found in print and across the web in Cosmopolitan for Latinas, StyleBlazer.com, and more! She's also appeared as an on-air style expert on CBS New York's "The Couch" and WPIX11's Savvy Shopper segment.
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6 Responses to Quick Review: Chanel Sunkiss Ribbon Blush Harmony {Swatches on Dark Skin}

  1. Maisha says:

    I would buy that base on how it looks in the packaging alone and I love a softer blush look. $70 you say? (reschedules my Verizon bill to later this month to free up some funds)

  2. Erica says:

    I don’t want a “softer” blush look for $70!! I can get that look with my drugstore Milani Rose blush collection lol. It is entirely too soon to be wasting makeup coins when there’s all types of Spring/Summer makeup treats on the way. Thanks Doll!

  3. ETTIE says:

    So conflicted. It’s simply gorgeous and I’m okay with soft since i have so many bold options. But $70? yikes

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  5. Danyell Taylor says:

    Based on your review I purchased the product and AM IN LOVE! It is perfect for my skin tone and gives a great pop to my cheeks. You were right the quality is so amazing. Just a little last all day until its time to remove it at night.

    You got me out here looking right for spring. Thanks lady!!!

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