Get into the Tropical Spirit with Sisley!

Sisley Tropical Spirit FOTD

I don’t know if you saw these photos on my Facebook page several months ago, but it finally feels right to blog about Sisley‘s spring/summer collection, Tropical Spirit! Since we have three products to cover in one post (*Pearl Phyto-Ombre Glow, *Phyto-Touche Illusion d’Été, and *Cherry Phyto Lip Twist), let’s get down to it!

Sisley Tropical Spirit 2014 swatches, review

Like other Sisley makeup, all three pieces here boast some sort of botanical extracts. I can never assess how alleged skincare benefits work in makeup, but that is supposed to be one of the biggest selling points of Sisley!

Sisley Pearl Phyto-Ombre Glow

First up, we have Pearl Phyto-Ombre Glow. Phyto-Ombre Glows (1,4 grams/0.05 oz. It goes for around 31 euros here), in other words Sisley‘s hybrid powder-gel eyeshadows, came out last autumn. Two of the shades, including Pearl and Gold, are being repromoted with Tropical Spirit.

Sisley Pearl hybrid shadow closeup

Pearl is a pale yellow gold. It has the gloriously texture that is common among hybrid eyeshadows. It feels as smooth as a cream, applies easily with no fallout, and has a metallic finish that can be toned down when blended out. It is the type of shades that I reach for often in summer!

Sisley Pearl eyeshadow swatch

I applied Pearl on the inner two thirds of my lid here with a matte shade in the outer third. I lined my eyes with UD Bourbon for a lighter, summery vibe. Do note that I used a fluffier brush and blended rigorously, so the finish isn’t as metallic as it can be (didn’t feel like going there. Also, I apologize for the strand of hair that had its own agenda)!

Sisley Pearl eyeshadow EOTD

Sisley Pearl eyeshadow EOTD closed

I am pretty sure I have some near dupes in my stash, but this is the type of looks I associate with summer! Pearl brings a lot of light to the eyes.

Sisley Sun Glow Bronzing Gel-Powder packaging

I can’t say I am surprised to see a bronzer in the collection, but the hybrid texture of Phyto-Touche Illusion d’Été might set it apart from the others!

Sisley Sun Glow Bronzing Gel-Powder review

Phyto-Touche Illusion d’Été (11 grams/0.38 oz. It goes for around 70 euros here) comes in a slightly flimsy compact. I would expect a bit more heft, but that’s personal. It promises to give “a natural sun-kissed complexion to pale skin tones and illuminate tanned skin.”

Sisley Sun Glow Bronzing Gel-Powder closeup

Again, the gel-powder hybrid texture makes this incredibly smooth and lightweight. It is not a powder that looks like a powder on. Despite the fact that it looks somehow reflective in pan, on the skin the finish is glowy and natural. My main concern with this one is the shade runs orange. If I use a bit more of it, the orange tone could look very obvious. The texture does make it easy to blend out, so I don’t end up looking like a oompa loompa. However, do note that my skin tone (NC 25-30 with yellow undertone and some olive) usually gets along well with bronzers. If you tend to have problems with bronzers looking orange on you, I would definitely encourage you to at least swatch before you buy! Also, while I personally don’t find the glowy finish exaggerating pores, I have to be careful about using it on my oily T-zone. That is something else you might want to bear in mind!

Sisley Sun Glow Bronzing Gel-Powder swatch

You can probably see the orange undertone here, but the finish is surprisingly natural-looking!

Sisley Cherry (6) Phyto Lip Twist

Last but not least, yes, Sisley made some chubby sticks, too! There are 6 of these Phyto Lip Twists (2,5 grams/0.08 oz. They go for around 30 euros here) in total. They are touted as “tinted lip balms,” but I noticed some are more pigmented than others when I swatched them. The shade I have, Cherry (6), happens to be the most intense of them all!

Sisley Cherry chubby stick

Cherry, a deep raspberry pink with silver shimmer, is surprisingly good! Intense pigmentation and convenient twist-up mechanism aside, this drier but not drying formula really stays in place. You know how some slippery formulas move around a little? Especially if the shade is bright, I get paranoid about it migrating out of my natural lip lines. The drier formula of Cherry on the other hand, stays in place well. It doesn’t even transfer that much at all! The lasting power is also impressive (so impressive that I think it is misleading to sell it as a tinted lip balm). It will survive multiple drinks, a full meal, some more drinks, and leave behind the world’s most even stain. The silver shimmer is not obvious on the lips (though if you look, you can see a fleck or two), and I can’t feel it at all.

Sisley Cherry (6) Phyto Lip Twist swatch

Here is a closeup of Cherry on my lips:

Sisley Cherry Phyto Lip Twist lip swatch

It keeps my lips pillow-soft as well!

A couple more full-face shots for you to see everything in context. I applied the bronzer on the edges of my face, my forehead, and a tiny little on my nose bridge:

Sisley Sun Glow Bronzing Gel-Powder, Cherry Phyto Lip Twist FOTD

Sisley Pearl Phyto-Ombre Glow FOTD

Out of the three pieces, Cherry is for sure my favorite. I am not big on chubby sticks in general, but it is a pleasant surprise to see Sisley acing the formula!

Did you see anything that is potentially interesting for you here?

  • Whitney

    Omgoodness hahaha, I always have that one hair that’s not in its supposed-to-be place when I take photos. And you are rocking that lip colour Sunny! You look so ready to run to a beach and looking fabulous! I started becoming a chubby pencil person last year, the Clinique ones have a lot of pigment that I like! The Revlon ones are really good too!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Haha I get so frustrated sometimes I just want to yank it off (but I don’t)! I have Curviest Caramel and I do really love it! I’ve been eyeing some other shades as well. Revlon is getting EVEN harder to find here! I don’t know if they pulled out of Belgium, but when I went to the store that had a display last week, it wasn’t there anymore :(

  • Chia-Yi Liu

    I love chubby sticks for lips! This might have to be my first Sisley! The color looks gorgeous on you.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Chia-Yi, you should check these chubby sticks out! If you want slightly less intense shades, they’ve got those, too!

      • Chia-Yi Liu

        i like it to leave a noticeable stain after though and some of the less intense shades don’t achieve that. if you play around with the less intense shades, let us know!

  • Kiss & Make-up

    I love that lip color on you! And I quite like the eyeshadow as well. And the powder, I have that one myself, and even though it’s tricky to use it all over with oily skin (which I why I don’t do it) it looks lovely on the cheekbones!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Melissa, I have to dose the bronzer right on my T-zone, because it’s quite oily and I don’t need more help in the sheen department LOL

      I should try to use it as some kind of highlighter as well!

  • BeautiesEva

    the lip twist is so beautiful 😀

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      It really is a fun raspberry shade!

  • lyn

    These products are so pretty on you! Actually you’re just really pretty so anything you wear will look good :-) Lovin’ the summery vibe too. I didn’t know Sisley has makeup, thought they just do skincare and fragrances.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Aww thanks so much, Lyn! Sisley does do makeup, but I’m not sure how widely available it is. I don’t think I’ve seen Sisley makeup back home!

  • 38noodles

    Oh they’re all so gorgeous on you! I managed to get my hands on Cherry before they sold out the current shipment, and really love it. Intrigued by the hybrid texture bronzer, hopefully it would make it to TW.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks so much, girl! Oh wait, so I was wrong. Apparently we DO get Sisley makeup in Taiwan! Glad to hear you’re loving Cherry! I hope you’ll get to see the bronzer, too! Although in case you don’t, don’t be too sad because every brand does a bronzer or two in summer (and some of those HAVE to be available in Taiwan)!

  • Sofia

    oohhh I like pearl and cherry! As am working from home – and not put on make up yet, this just inspired me to do this same look right now with my dupes… except for they fantastic winged liner you do, I’ll just do my normal liner!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Sofia, haha I just read this now! Glad you did the look! Hope you’re enjoying it :)

  • jenn @Abeautifulzen

    you know waht? i’ve been loving this sort of look lately too. a brighter and ligher inner two thirds with a matte outer third. it just seems so brightening and put together.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Jenn, it always works and it looks great! I don’t wear matte shades well on the inner two thirds of my lid, but I like the depth they bring on the outer third!

  • Redhotjillypeppers

    I love the bronzer and the lip twist !

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      The lip twist formula is pretty phenomenal! I like how it’s pigmented without being thick, slippery, or transferring all over the place!

  • Sara_BeauTime

    Oh these look pretty on you. I always wanted to try the metallic eye shadows from Sisley but I was afraid to do so (another deficit on my budget lol). I had to laugh about the strain of hair. lol, I have them quiet often myself 😉 Cherry looks stunning on you. I am resisting crayons so far but this summer may change it.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Haha the good thing is the line-up isn’t that big (I think there are 4 shades in total), so hopefully you won’t have to blow too much money on them :)

      I am not THAT big on chubby sticks (I really love traditional lipsticks the most), but the couple of formulas I’ve tried so far are pretty good! I’m glad that more pigmented versions are available nowadays. In the beginning they were more like tinted lip balms that wouldn’t show up much on me.

  • Icaria

    I’m not a fan of chubbies but those lip twist with their 80s vibe are just too cute and I’ve only read good things about the formula. :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Helene, haha you mean the zebra print? It’s pigmented without being thick and slippery. Better than a lot of lipsticks I tell ya!

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    Very pretty collection for sure! I’m not sure the brand is here where I live though. It might be at my Holts-I can’t remember haha!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Here it’s a bit everywhere!

  • Judith

    I love the powder, it looks lovely. I’m still a Sisley virgin and I’m a bit scared by the prices.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Judith, I know what you mean. Sometimes I’m like, wow that’s a lot for a gloss/eyeshadow/eveything!

  • Jennifer Monforton

    Ah, Sisley. I’m so tempted by pretty much everything they make, but I haven’t brought myself to shell out for them. That bronzer is stunning and how cute that they’ve joined the chubby lip pencil craze. All of these shades look great on you! xo

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Jennifer, you’re right about the craze! By now I really can’t count many companies that haven’t done some chubby sticks! I’m glad they made a good formula!

  • Beauty Frontline

    wow dear! nice shade and packaging looks good xo

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Haha you mean the Phyto Lip Twist? The zebra print is almost a little out of character for Sisley, but it’s fun for sure!

  • Lys

    Cherry and Pearl look gorgeous!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Lys! Cherry is my favorite!

  • peggy timmermans

    I simply l.o.v.e the Phyto lip Twist pencils, I find them so comfortable on the lips and they last quite long.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Peggy, I’m glad to hear you like them, too! Cherry lasts forever on me!

  • Natasja

    I really love how you combine your clothing (or that little sneap peak to your top/shirt) with the make up you have on. This again goes perfectly together.. I absolutely love the products on you! This whole look is just perfect. I feel like i’m complimenting you a bit too much now, but I’m just that enthusiastic.. (don’t think of me as weird ha) sorry. I also love the thing eyeliner :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Natasja! I try to bring a little atmosphere into what I wear haha. I’m glad you enjoyed the post!

  • Syirael

    The eyeshadow and the lip pencil are super pretty! What can I say, as a bold-yet-classy rogue I’m always keen on bright blue-red lip colours (what?! I AM classy! So there! :-D), and as, well, a *rogue*, I can’t really go past things that are glittery and gold….

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Haha I do wear a light wash of gold often in summer as well!

  • Nikki P.

    I’ve got my eye on Cherry after reading your post. I’m a fan of chubby pencils with great formulations!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      You should swatch it! It is really, REALLY pigmented, and I like how it doesn’t feel too wet and slippery!

  • Shayne♥

    hihi that strand of hair is poking my OC tendencies 😛 im not very familiar with this brand. i remember stumbling on one of its products online at nordstrom (if i am not mistaken) i think it had a higher price range than most high end brands there so I didnt look into it. but i am very interested with the gel-powder hybrid texture you mentioned, ive never tried anything like this :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Haha I know! Sorry about that! There was NO way for me to keep it out of my face that day!

      Sisley does come with quite a bit price tag. Another talc-free hybrid bronzer you can try is the Givenchy one. Can’t think of anything else for the moment. If I do, I’ll keep you posted!

  • Isabelle

    Their ‘chubbies’ look really nice! Such a flashy packaging as well. I actually have never tried any Sisley makeup! I do want to try the phyto anti cernes, but the price tag was a bit hefty o_O

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Haha you and your concealer obsession 😉 I get it though!

  • Replica

    Those colours really work well together and look really pretty on you. I have swatched the bronzer a few times but decided it would be too much for my pale skin, shame as I did really love the feel of it. Sisley always bring out small collections with not many new products, I do wish they would do their eye palettes again x

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Clare! I think this could definitely be too dark for you. Another talc-free hybrid bronzer you could try is the Givenchy line. There are 4 shades in total, so I’m pretty sure you can find something!

  • Jacqueline Ma

    Not make up related but that green top you have on, what little I see of it looks amazing on you. I love bright coloured clothes. I cannot resist gold shadows, Pearl looks amazing.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Jacqueline! That’s a dress I’ve had for a couple of years :) It’s so perfect for spring/summer!

  • Jaa

    I’ve been wanting to try the Lip Twists but could never justify paying the price! :( Cherry is such a pretty color on you, Sunny! :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Aww yeah Sisley everything does come with quite a hefty price tag!

  • Teri

    Wow, you weren’t kidding about the pigment of the pencil, I’m impressed! It’s a very nice colour on you too!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Teri! I didn’t even have to color both of my lips. I kind of trace the contour, fill in my bottom lip, put my lips together, and that’s how intense it is!

  • Liz

    I’ve never paid attention to Sisley makeup before, but these are fun! The bold zebra stripes seem like a huge departure from their usual aesthetics.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      That’s what I thought! It’s almost out-of-character for Sisley, but it’s fun!

  • Shari

    The Phyto Lip Twists are calling out to me…. no! And agree with Liz, love the non-Sisley zebra print going on. I know they did this out-of-character prints in one of their past products, although I’m not too sure if it was a blush or a powder. Anyhoots, love the pigmentation of those pencils!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Shari, out of the 6 this is the most pigmented one!

  • Beauty Box

    All three pieces have stunning colour. I am in love with Pearl and Cherry. I never knew Sisley had a makeup range – I thought they were purely a skincare brand. I must say I’m surprised by the zebra packaging of the Phyto Lip Twists…I’m sorry but it doesn’t seem luxurious and understated as their regular packaging.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Yuming, yup they do! I think it is a brand that is more known for skincare. I think the zebra print is fun here (companies seem to go for fun in summer), but I don’t see them making this a go-to 😉