Regard Signe De Chanel in Topkapi – Collection Byzance

June 23, 2011

In the word of Rachel Zoe I went ‘BANANAS’ today’!! Because the Collection Byzance De Chanel just arrived in Australia. I actually planned to take a rest at home for the whole day today as I was feeling quite sick, as soon as I got a call from my beloved Chanel SA,  I rushed down to my closest Chanel counter and got myself a few goodies. First thing I wanted to show you is the Regard Signe De Chanel Quadra Eye shadow Palette in Topkapi. It may look like another boring neutral eyeshadow palette from the promo picture to some people, but you HAVE to see it in real life if you have any faith in Chanel. It is simply breathtaking!


It is a limited edition palette and as far as I know the quantity is very limited –  there are only 100 of this available in Australia! Different to the regular Chanel eyeshadow quad, this palette comes with a black insert and has a Chanel Logo embossed on each shadow, which is a bonus for the die hard fans like me 🙂


How does this one compare to the regular quads? I declare with my hand on my heart – the quality and texture of these shadows are by far the best Chanel has ever done! They are so silky smooth and soft, not powdery and extremely pigmented. What you see in the pan is what you get on the skin. I hope this quality will be carried over to all the future releases from Chanel…


Cool toned silvery taupe

A shimmery yellow gold

A dark burgundy brown with fine red shimmers, on the skin it shows up as matte

Shimmery bronze




On my eyes:

The taupe shade all over my eyelid

The dark brown shade smudged all along my upper lash line

The bronze at the outer v and along the outer corner of my lower lash line

The gold at the inner corner of  lower lash line

The gold and the taupe are the stand out for me.  This gold shade looks good as a highlighter for the inner corner of the eyes, or can be worn all over the eyelid which is also stunning.

The taupe shade reminded me of the recently released stylo yeux eyeliner in Rose Platine but in the form of powder.



Overall Look

Thought would give it a go as I am not feeling well , glad the pictures didn’t show much sign of it..haha the art of makeup 😛

without flash


with flash



Last but not least, along with Regard Signe De Chanel Quad I have also picked up two limited edition blushes which are also absolutely stunning. Will review them in my next post 🙂 Hopefully I will get better soon as I have so many blogs to catch up on!


FYI Regard Signe De Chanel Quad retails for $100 in Australia.

{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

flyavsted June 23, 2011 at 8:59 pm

I am green with envy 😉 Gorgeous!!


Angela June 24, 2011 at 1:27 am

Wow! Stunning palette. Looks really lovely on you.


nomake June 24, 2011 at 2:01 am

seriously, i am super jealous!!
you look stunning as usual!


Celina June 24, 2011 at 3:37 am

You have such refined taste in cosmetics <3 🙂 I love it!


Joyce September June 24, 2011 at 12:23 pm

Man, those shades are so wearable. I’m a sucker for taupes and browns. I gotta go try swatch them, if they’re available at my local counters.


cclarebear June 25, 2011 at 5:58 am

I adore Chanel & that quad looks amazing!!!
Found you via bloglovin today, by the way. Love discovering new Sydney bloggers 🙂


onlyfr33b33 June 26, 2011 at 4:08 am

STUNNING!!! The yellow is fantastic under your eyes!!!


Ariel June 27, 2011 at 2:19 am

Very pretty color combo– love it!


Reika June 27, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Thank you Ariel 🙂


mulberrytea June 27, 2011 at 3:42 am

I saw this at the Soho boutique today. The SA told me it had just come in this week (I didn’t see it at the store last week) and she expected it to be sold out by end of week. The quantity is so limited they didn’t even have a tester out.

I wasn’t too impressed by the colors and didn’t see a need for the gold shade, so I passed on the quad. But your eye look is lovely and I’m glad you showed it to us. I definitely like it better on than in the pan!


Reika June 27, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Thanks mulberrytea 🙂 Wow..not even providing a tester…Chanel certainly knows how popular they are!
The gold shade surprisingly doesn’t pull too yellow or khaki on me 🙂


Me, my best and I June 27, 2011 at 6:13 am

The mushroomy taupe is such an amazing colour, would have never thought to pop the goldy colour under my eye but it works beautifully on you


Ava July 6, 2011 at 3:51 am

I love the look, especially the gold on the lower lash line!


Reika July 6, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Thanks Ava. The gold is such a stunning shade, would look lovely against any eye color.


lina July 6, 2011 at 4:33 am

Hello there .) I just found your blog.
Thank you for showing such a great make up, Topikapi looks wonderful on you, I am very tempted to get it but I’m afraid it will be too bright for me. Thank you for review!
xoxo lina


Reika July 6, 2011 at 12:12 pm

Hi Lina, thanks for dropping by 🙂 In my opinion, Topkapi is a fool proof neutral palette – all shades would look flattering on any skin tone when applied light handed.


Cindy July 14, 2011 at 6:35 am

How much is this quad? LEMMING!


Reika July 14, 2011 at 1:20 pm

I think it’s around $100 AUD.


CC July 24, 2011 at 8:41 am

I’m a bit “late” in deciding that I want to get mu hands on this quad, but do you reckon its now sold out in DJ’s or Myer? 🙁


Reika July 24, 2011 at 2:40 pm

I saw this collection was still on display at the Chanel counter in Myer last week..but I’m not really sure if there is any left though..
Good luck on finding it, it’s such a beautiful quad to have 🙂


alexis August 9, 2011 at 5:12 am

Hi, what contacts are you wearing in this photo?


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