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!
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!
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.
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!
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)!
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.
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!
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.”
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!
You can probably see the orange undertone here, but the finish is surprisingly natural-looking!
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!
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.
Here is a closeup of Cherry on my lips:
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:
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?