Chanel’s new Lumiere Byzantine collection

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Every now and again, Chanel launches something they refer to as a ‘Fast Track’ collection. Essentially, it’s a look that’s put together directly after a big fashion show and sold for a limited time in selected stores. Tres exclusive…

This month, look out for the Lumiere Byzantine collection at the Chanel Studio in Edgars at the V&A, Sandton, Menlyn and Gateway. It was inspired by the opulent Byzantine decor in Coco Chanel’s apartment and used for an exclusive fashion show that took place there earlier on this year.

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Byzantine babes
Byzantine chanel
Love the look…

For those of you who don’t know, the Byzantine Empire was an Eastern Roman empire that existed during the Middle Ages. Now get a load of the make-up…

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Clearly there’s nothing medieval about these limited edition lovelies.

I’m particularly taken with the Regard Signe de Chanel Quadra eye shadow palette in Tokapi, R595:

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Gorgeous, right?

The look also includes a gold and scarlet blush, Chanel Joues Contraste powder blush in Rouge and Or (the gold shade), R395, as well as a Rouge Allure lipstick in Byzantin, R325, a shimmering blue-toned red.

This is definitely one for the wish list…

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Leigh van den Berg is a freelance beauty writer and avid blogger ( She's addicted to all things glossy and glam and currently has eight MAC lipglosses rolling around in her handbag.

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  1. Maria Meyer

    Going on the wish list right away – Chanel Joues Contraste powder blush in Rouge and Or especially!

    7 years ago •

  1. Rochelle Stewart

    I’ll put this one on my wish list!

    7 years ago •

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