FOTD: Chanel Byzance Collection

I used all of the pieces from Chanel’s Autumn 2011 Byzance collection. This is not meant to be a ‘day at the office’ look… it’s quite dramatic. I don’t know about you, but despite the drama, I still find it wearable. I’d totally wear this look out.

Armani Designer Shaping Foundation (9.5)
Bobbi Brown Concealer (Honey)
Kevyn Aucoin Diaphonous Radiance Powder
Chanel Blush in Rouge (contour)
Chanel Blush in Or (highlight)
Chanel Topkapi Quad:
Dark brown on the lids
Medium brown through the crease
Gold on the browbone
YSL Eye Pencil on waterline
Eyelure Double Lash Falsies
Chanel Rouge Allure Lipstick in Byzantin

Lip Service: Chanel Rouge Allure Byzantin

Remember when I was fussing about ‘Impatiently Waiting’ for my Chanel Byzantine Collection items? At the time, I had NOT purchased the lipstick in the collection, called Byzantin. Well, just talking about it made me want to try it, so I ordered it separately.

It has already arrived.

I have to say, I’m SO GLAD I bought it! It’s a gorgeous shimmering red… and a throwback to classic Chanel colors.

The packaging is similar to the regular Rouge Allure lipsticks, with a push bottom container. The formula is smooth, but not that moisturizing. I tried to put it on completely dry lips and it skipped a bit. So I moisturized first, re-applied, and the lipstick went on beautifully…

Love it! I’m so glad I got it. Now the collection will be complete! The other pieces are set to arrive tomorrow. When they get here, I’ll post pictures and swatches. Ciao for now!