Friday, July 1st, 2011


Chanel Byzance Collection for Fall 2011

Regarde Signe de Chanel ($65.00) (Limited Edition)

Beloved by Mademoiselle Chanel, the opulence of Byzantine art served as muse for this quartet of creamy powder eyeshadows. Copper, taupe, gold and bronze, touched with shimmer and light, create mesmerizing effects. Limited Edition. Available in Topaki.

Joues Contraste ($43.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Or Sheer, lightly shimmering shade of gold to bring a subtle new luminosity to the face
  • Rouge Subtle new shade of red, accentuated with traces of gold and pearlized shimmer

Rouge Allure (Limited Edition)

  • Rouge Byzantin Iridescent ruby red with a hint of sapphire

availability: Now @ Chanel.com

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44 thoughts on “Chanel Byzance Collection for Fall 2011

  1. Loved all of them, esp the eyeshadows and lipsticks…

  2. flyavsted

    They look gorgous! Will you be doing reviews?

  3. Rouge looks beautiful. I hope it’s actually terrible so I don’t feel bad about not being able to afford it! :p

  4. I love this quad and lipstick, bought them the other day at Selfridges in London and they are BEAUTIFUL! The pigmentation in the quad is fantastic.

  5. Lily

    Actually it’s Topkapi not Topaki. I’m loving the quad and the rouge blush, can’t wait for the swatches!

  6. mumtaza

    I want that lipstick! The classiest blue-red ever. I also like those red and gold powders. It’s like old style Edith piaf beauty.

  7. Pishi

    Hi Christine, thanks for sharing! this collection looks so nice! Will you do a review of the quad and the lipstick?

  8. panduhbear21

    isnt there also a $250 palette coming out w/ this collection?

    • Eileen

      You are referring to Lumières Byzantines de Chanel Palette Highlighters. Only 1500 of them were made. Each one came with an instruction card that was also hand numbered so that you knew which one of the 1500 you had received. They were released in May and are long gone, quickly snatched up by make-up aficionados. Topkapi is the quad that Chanel created for the rest of us and it’s stunning in beauty, elegance, and sophistication.

    • Avatar of Adriana Adriana

      No .. .. only 200 will be available for US customers ..

      • Eileen

        The 1500 was the total manufactured number of palettes world wide.

        • Eileen

          I think we’re getting the two different palettes confused :-P. I’ve been discussing the expensive and extremely limited Lumières Bysantines; not the lovely and limited Topkapi. When I said that was the one for the rest of us, I was referring to the price point and relative ease in obtaining it– as easy as going to Chanel.com.

      • Eileen

        Lumières Bysantines can be seen on Café Makeup and Best Things in Beauty. It’s a work of art masquerading as a set of golden highlighters.

  9. Natasha

    I think this collection is destined for me, all my favourite eye, lip and cheek colours. Lovely. Is it UK too?

  10. Avatar of Mariella Mariella

    That red blush looks gorgeous but I just can’t justify the cost of Chanel (though once we’re not spending a fortune keeping our grumpy old cat ticking along, that might become my indulgence – right now, it might be my vet who’s buying Chanel…paid for by MOI!!!)

  11. Nancy

    I broke down and ordered it last night. The eye Quad, Rouge Blush, and Lipstick.

  12. That eyeshadow quad is LOVELY!!!!!

  13. That eyeshadow quad is LOVELY!!!

  14. Michelle

    Everything looks so gorgeous!! I ordered the quad and some things from the Fall Collection — can’t wait to get everything!

  15. lily

    I’m in for both blushes!

  16. Sara

    I am intrigued *only* if that gorgeous shiny metal look to the shadows goes all the way through. Oversprays make me feel cheated. :(

    I look forward to your reviews and swatches! :)

  17. Nicole

    Does anyone know if counters in Canada are receiving this? I really shouldn’t buy anything from this collection, but it’s still tempting to check it out in person. Hah.

  18. Sexy Sadie

    That lipstick must be mine!

  19. Annahita

    Where can I buy this as a custumer from Germany? Or is this LE U.S only? :( The lipstick looks fabulous…

  20. Bernice

    I normally love Chanel promo pictures but could those ‘brushes’ be any uglier? LOL

  21. Stephanie

    I thought there was a 24k gold liquid eyeliner coming out with this collection? Any word on that?

  22. Arabella

    Hi Christine do you know when it will be release internationally? im from Japan thank you and more power!

  23. Avatar of Alisha alisha in wi

    you going to review this quad?

  24. Vera

    I want it all.
    And there is nothing “subtle” about this new blush, it’s one dangerous in-your-face red! I’ve seen swatches and all the bloggers who swatched it point out that it’s extremely pigmented. But oh my, how beautiful it is!

  25. I have ordered this whole collection. Can’t wait!

    • Nina

      Awesome! I just got both blushes. Now I want the eyeshadow quad! These are the first blushes and now eyeshadow quad I’ve ever puchased from Chanel. They are such great quality that, hey, why not get them. Hehehe. So happy, and such a Chanel fiend now. :-)

      • Avatar of Sheri Jinete

        I got the lipstick, red blush and the eyeshadows yesterday. All are beautiful. However, the shadows are very small–about the diameter of a penny.