Thursday, 16 December 2010

Lumieres Byzantines de Chanel

I’ve just stumbled upon a sneak peek of one of Chanel's limited edition palettes for next year and I must say… love at first sight. I really want this palette. The 'Lumieres Byzantines de Chanel' is a palette of five cream highlighters, inspired by Karl Lagerfeld's pre-Fall 2011 show, 'an ode to Istanbul and the rich Byzantine stonework aesthetic'. It includes shades of gold and metallic brown. 

The bad news is that this gorgeous palette is a very limited edition one. Only 1500 palettes are available. So I wish anyone trying get their hands on this amazing palette good luck because it is a beautiful palette! I’ll certainly try myself, but not sure whether I’ll have any luck. 

This, and the rest of the Chanel Byzance Make-Up Collection will be available to buy in June 2011.

Chanel: 2011 Paris-Byzance Metiers d’Art Show Beauty

Photo credit: Vincent Lappartient

“The theme of the collection, Paris-Byzance is a great inspiration on it’s own. The links and associations with Chanel are rich and plenty. Karl gave Sam (McKnight) and me a sketch giving us a rough idea of the direction he wanted for the look, from then the tone was set. Karl also showed us the world-famous mosaic portrait of Theodora, the Empress of the Byzantine Empire Mosaic from the Saint-Vital de Ravenne Basilica, which very naturally became the inspiration for the show’s makeup. The portrait gave me a focus point : the red eye shadow/liner that she wears on the arch of her eyebrows. This look is all about light and rich textures. The choreography between gold, bronze, black and red can be easily personalized according to the desires of each woman.” - Peter Philips, Global Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup 


Peter used the following CHANEL products to create the runway beauty looks:

o Skin prepared with HYDRAMAX + ACTIVE Nourishing Cream for Dry Skin.
o Vitalumiere Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup SPF 15
o Poudre Universelle Libra Natural Finish Loose Powder
o Eclat Lumiere Highlighter Face Pen
o Correcteur Perfection Long Lasting Concealer
o Regarde Signe de Chanel in Topaki (Exclusive Creation, available June 2011)
o Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Rouge (Exclusive Creation, available June 2011)
o Le Crayon Levres Precision Lip Definer in Rouge
o Le Crayon Khol Intense Eye Pencil in Clair
o Le Crayon Yeux Precision Eye Definer in Brun Teak
o Le Crayon Sourcils (Available August 2011)
o Inimitable Mascara in Noir
o Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Or (Exclusive Creation, available June 2011)
o Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Moca
o Soine Tendre Levres Hydrating Lip Treatment SPF 15
o Le Vernis Nail Colour in Beige Petale on the hands (Summer 2011 Makeup Collection, available May 2011)


 Photo credit: Vincent Lappartient

Photo credit: Vincent Lappartient