CHANEL unveiled the limited edition Lumières Byzantines de Chanel Palette design by Peter Philips, director of creative International makeup on December 7 2010. The Byzance collection is available now at selected Chanel boutiques.
Only 1500 pieces are available in the world.
Chanel’s craftmanship at the start of the Lumières Byzantines creation.
Inspired by the baroque jewellery created by Atelier Goossens in the 1950s to Gabrielle Chanel, Lumières Byzantines de Chanel Palette is reminiscent of Roman cross pendants created from large faceted stones.
The makeup palette consists of five creamy shades of precious metals such as white, yellow, pink, silver and bronze.
The last stages of the making of the Lumières Byzantines creation.
You can use it to brighten the eyes, on the cheekbones to sculpt the face with light or use the entire palette on the eye. The gold is applied to the whole eyelid, while the lower shadow find its place in the inner corner of eye. The last shadow, brown metallic, is applied as an eye-liner.
The Lumières Byzantines creation before it is housed in the black Chanel compact.
Presenting Chanel Lumières Byzantines de Chanel palette.
Availability: UK – Telegraph reports on May 14 2011 in the article “Sisters, pale is perfect” that each palette costs £130. Dial: 020 7493 3836. Vanity Fair (Italian edition) mentions Chanel Rue Cambon in Paris, Avenue Montaigne, Paris, Cannes, Moscow, Istanbul and Dubai.
You might wish to check out Best Things in Beauty‘s post which has swatches.
Return to the Chanel de Byzance de Chanel Collection for my other reviews and swatches on the rest of the collection.
Source: Translated from “Lumières Byzantines, une palette exclusive signée Chanel“ in Vogue (French edition) & “L’oro di Bisanzio by Chanel“ in Vanity Fair (Italian edition) by FM Damato (May 19, 2011). Images from “L’oro di Bisanzio by Chanel”