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It’s no secret that Gabrielle Chanel’s thirst for travel shaped the style of her brand. In fact, it was on a trip to Venice that she developed a passion for Byzantine art. The rich and bold Baroque spirit not only inspired her design aesthetics, but till today, still influences the maison’s fashion, fine jewellery and now, beauty selections. Enter the Les 4 Ombres Byzance.
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This season, Chanel reinvents its iconic Les 4 Ombres eyeshadow quad in dazzling jewel tones. It evokes the same sophisticated and audacious Baroque spirit inspired by jewellery that the maison’s heritage department preserved.
In Les 4 Ombres Byzance, the limited-edition palettes swap their usual black cases for a stunning hammered gold interior. Lift the lid to four gleaming and highly pigmented shades that sparkle like precious stones. Choose from four pocket-sized palettes boasting the most sumptuous colour combinations so you can create a multitude of sparkling and radiant looks.
Firstly, the jewel-toned 338 Parure Baroque features shades of ruby red, emerald green, antique gold and pearl white. Next, 308 Parure Impériale conveys opulent glamour with gem-like hues comprising yellow sapphire, garnet, red quartz and rose gold.
For a glamourous neutral colour scheme, 318 Parure Vénitienne offers a soft mix of coral, sand, brown and white with watery green highlights. Lastly, 328 Parure Cristal provides a romantic combination of soft opal and quartz hues, from delicate pink to mesmerising taupe.
Can’t wait to adorn the eyes with Byzantine splendour? The Les 4 Ombres Byzance multi-effect eyeshadow palettes are now available at Chanel’s Fragrance & Beauty boutiques at SGD116 each. They will also launch at Chanel counters from 4 August and online from 10 August.