First, let me show you a picture of the upcoming very VERY limited edition Chanel palette. So limited, it is rumoured that only 1500 are made for sale worldwide. Goodness! Are we looking at just a handful arriving on our shores?
Here it is. The Chanel Byzance Lumieres Byzantine palette (image source).
It looks like pieces of semi precious stones set in gold. Its artistic in that way. Its like a clunky piece of jewellery and fits well with the Byzantine look Chanel was going for. Not quite for me though. I don’t quite like how it looks. I like the look of the rest of the collection (the eyeshadow palette and blush – oh boy! the blush!) but not this one.
I have no idea if its an eye palette, or a face palette. Odds are, its an eye palette. But really. Would anyone use this? Or just display it?
It actually brings to mind another Chanel palette from the past that was also touted as a piece of art.
Then Chanel Lumiere D’Artifices metallic eyeshadow palette that was made to look like the sequins on a Chanel ball gown. Does anyone remember this from the mists of time? 😛 It was launched in 2006 and at that time, I commented that it sent shivers down my spine and raised goosebumps, just looking at it. I did actually check it out in real life at the time, and after the surface is worn down, its not too bad, but I don’t think I could get over how it looks in the pan.
Its the same with the Lumieres Byzantine palette. Personally, I don’t like it. It doesn’t send shivers down my spine but it does raise my hackles 😛 But that’s just me. Don’t let me stop you getting it! 🙂
Chanel doesn’t do artistic palettes very often, unlike the other brands out there. But for some strange reason, every time they do, I end up having nothing very nice to say about them. I guess I’m just conservative and perhaps not very artistic 😛