Chanel LA Sunrise Collection: Sunkiss Ribbon Face Palette

January 28, 2016

Oh there’s just no end to these museum-worthy pieces from Chanel!  If ever there is a brand that has successfully transcended the boundaries between fashion and beauty, it is Chanel.  Taking inspiration for a spring collection from the raw heat of LA was pure genius.  And the pièce de résistance is this utterly covetable, psychedelic palette – Chanel Sunkiss Ribbon Face Palette!

Chanel LA Sunrise Sunkiss Ribbon Face Palette

Chanel Sunkiss Ribbon Face Palette elevates the thin velvet ribbon that frequently accompanies purchases from Chanel Beauty, translating them into fashion-forward hues that demands all our attention.  The finesse of the execution deserves all applause because the intricate detailing right down to the weave of the velvet ribbons can be observed in the embossed pattern.  I love how the brand name has been placed in such a carefree manner and cut off in random places to replicate real life issues.

Chanel LA Sunrise Sunkiss Ribbon Face Palette

What sets the Chanel Sunkiss Ribbon Face Palette apart from other limited edition offerings from Chanel is the incredible variety of colors and intensity of pigmentation.  Even after all this time, it still blows my mind how those hues appear so unexpectedly, setting each other off in contrast, and yet remain individually wearable!  This palette packs a more generous-than-usual 11gm of product, and each shade is sizeable enough to be picked up individually (granted though that you will need a tiny cheek brush or more likely a large eye shader brush to pick up a couple of the smaller shades).

Chanel Sunkiss Ribbon Face Palette swatches

From left to right, the shades are:

This Sunkiss Ribbon Face Palette is probably one of the most pigmented that I’ve ever owned.  To apply on the cheeks, I have taken to using my newly acquired SUQQU cheek brush which is the perfect slim size to pick up just 1-2 shades.  The soft squirrel hair picks up more than I need with just the lightest press against the palette.  To wear on the cheeks as a blush, simply swirl a brush across all the shades, or use a combination of shades – the easiest is to take the 2 shades on the top left of the palette, or the 3 shades on the bottom right.

And of course, the little punk in me likes to have some unorthodox fun with my makeup.  Apart from using the Sunkiss Ribbon Face Palette as a blush, I’ve also taken to wearing it on my eyes!  The powder is so highly pigmented that it only takes a dab to show up on my lids.

Chanel Sunkiss Ribbon Face Palette EOTD

Most people would hesitate to wear so much pink on the lids, but I used Moonlight Pink [reviewed here] all over my lids as a base, thereafter I added the reddened rose shade on the outer half of my lid blending upwards and outwards.  Then I dabbed just a bit of the light pink on the center for a bit of dimension.  I also lined my lower lash line with the fuchsia, and the top lash line with a dark purple liner followed by Ardent Purple [reviewed here] on the lashes.

And the full look in context:

Chanel LA Sunrise Sunkiss Ribbon Face Palette MOTD

Et voila!  Chanel Sunkiss Ribbon Face Palette on cheeks and eyes, and Rouge Coco Shine in Shipshape [reviewed here] on the lips.  For the placement on the cheeks, I played around with using a mix of mauve and light pink on the sides of the cheek bones, finished with a pop of fuchsia on the apples of my cheeks.  There are lots of other ways to play around with the Sunkiss Ribbon Face Palette, and I’m just getting started!

Have you picked up Chanel Sunkiss Ribbon Face Palette from the Spring 2016 LA Sunrise Collection yet?!

xo Linda

This post featured products that were kindly provided for my consideration.  Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own honest, unbiased views.