Sisley’s Autumn 2012 offering is Belle De Shanghai is a beauty – I have two of the products here to review, one of the new style blushers and photo lip glosses.
I have a few products from Sisley and one thing I’ve found is that they last a looonnnngggg time.
I have a Sisley blusher in peach, and the bronzer too, both of which I have been using often for nearly a year and there’s barely a dint in the palette – ergo, I’ve decided that even though these products are expensive, they certainly will last a good amount of time.
The new design Phyto-Blush éclat has a zebra print. It’s worth noting that the old blush was also made of 2 colours and was split so that there was more blush than highlighter. With the old palette it’s easier to grab one particular colour whereas with this one, as it’s in strips it’s a bit harder to aim for just one of the colours, although it’s not impossible.
There are 5 shades currently in this range, Peach, Mango, Pinky Coral, Pinky Rose and this one I have, Pinky Berry (I really want Mango, I think because it’s called Mango! My favourite fruit!).
Berry is not always my first choice for blush as I worry it makes me looked flush as I get redness in the cheeks but actually…it’s really nice change from my usual peaches and pinks. A grown up choice, if you like.
I may have mentioned before that Sisley blushers feel almost slightly hard to me…however there is more than enough pigmentation so it works quite well in that, you don’t tend to pick up too much powder with this product, like you can with very soft textured blushes. There’s also less particles flying about when you use it. It comes with a large mirror and brush which I always use, which makes a change as I find a lot of palette brushes are useless.
The lip gloss:
If you have good eyesight you can peruse the ingredients on the left!
Sisley Phyto-Lip Gloss (new) is the supermodel of high end lip glosses. This formula is ‘more comfortable than a classic gloss, more shiny than a lipstick. Sisley`s skincare expertise in a treatment formula enriched with active ingredients for stunning, plumped up lips. A collection of glosses offering superb shine and smoothness.’
Sigh. That’s me sighing over this beauty of a lip gloss. It comes packaged in heavy, luxurious packaging and has a brush applicator. I do like brush applicators, although one has to be careful not to leave streaks.
The formula is pretty thick and rich and it is medium pigmented so it is very much like a liquid lip colour with the glossy, plumping qualities of a gloss. I can see why they call it a ‘lip care’ product as it’s hydrating.
Beige Rose 02 is the perfect shade for me – I love my naturals and neutrals, and this is natural but with enough colour to not look too ‘dead’. There are only 6 colours so far in this range (I am sure they will expand) and they’re very cover a broad spectrum, from a dramatic red, to a brown, rose and hot pink.
This is such a gorgeous lip gloss. I have a really big stash of glorious lip glosses but I really love this one – for this time of year when my lips get dry easily this is super hydrating and makes my lips look really full and healthy. I also like glosses that have some pigment in them rather than just being shiny and glossy – I’d use a lip balm if that’s all I wanted. I also love the colour, which is almost a milky-natural-rose-pink, so that helps.
On the lips – blusher too!:
The only thing is that it doesn’t last that long – without eating or drinking it lasts about 2/3 hours (average for a gloss?). I am not sure if the darker colours will leave a stain.
All in all, a lovely selection of colours! (they’re not limited edition so you can go down to the counter for these whenever!).
They sell online at House of Fraser, Harrods, John Lewis and also on counters.