We have definitely been seeing a slew of new foundations recently, and Sisley joins the game with their new *Phyto Teint Expert. Besides my thoughts on the formula, I received sample packets of all the 8 shades in the line-up, so I thought I’d swatch them for you! If you’re curious about the formula or wondering if you could find a match, let’s get down to it!
Sisley Phyto Teint Expert (30 ml/ 1 oz. It goes for 85,50 euros in Bleigum) comes in a frosted glass bottle with a pump. The formula is made out to be an “all-day long flawless skincare foundation.” All Sisley makeup boasts some kind of skincare properties, but I can never evaluate skincare properties when it comes to makeup, so I’d give it the benefit of the doubt.
The floral-scented formula has a light liquid consistency. It is easy to work into the skin. If you don’t want to use a brush or a sponge (I have tried both, and I prefer to apply with Dior Backstage Blender), you can also just use your fingers. It offers light coverage, but you can build it up a little. So first thing first, this is not a foundation for people who prefer more coverage.
The finish is on the natural side to begin with, but I personally need to set it with a powder. Even then, the sheen comes through fast. I usually only have this “too much sheen” issue on my T-zone, but with Phyto Teint Expert, even my cheeks start looking a little too glowy after a few hours. With the sebum on my T-zone, the foundation fades fast, so touching up is inevitable. I would more recommend it to those who have drier skin that lacks radiance than those who have combination/oilier skin.
Shade 2 Soft Beige swatches:
Soft Beige passes as a match for me. With a sheerer foundation like this, you do get more leeway.
As promised, here you see the swatches of all 8 shades! From left to right: 0 Porcelaine, 0+ Vanilla, 1 Ivory, 2 Soft Beige, 2+ Sand, 3 Natural, 4 Honey, 5 Golden:
A closer look at 0 Porcelaine, 0+ Vanilla, 1 Ivory, 2 Soft Beige:
A closer look at 2+ Sand, 3 Natural, 4 Honey, 5 Golden:
You have seen Sisley Phyto Teint Expert on my skin in the following photos:
All in all, if you have drier skin and you’re not looking for a lot of coverage (also, if you have a bigger budget), Sisley Phyto Teint Expert might be one you could consider. Like all the foundations I write about, see if you can lay your hands on a sample packet first to make sure it agrees with your skin!
Ladies with drier skin, here is my question for you: which foundations have you tried and loved?