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An Introduction to Sisley

Sisley is an 18th century originated French cosmetic brand and has sheltered in luxury departmental stores since years, keeping its values intact and quality uncompromised. 

When Sisley originated in 1976, it was one of the very first brands to introduce the concept of active ingredients and essential oils in the cosmetic industry. 

Contradictory to its luxury brand image, Sisley's expertise rather lies in Phytocosmetology which is using plant extracts to amplify the effect of other ingredients. 

It is known for its lush looking make-up and a scientific line of skin care. I have a few products to show you today including their Ultra Stretch Phyto Mascara, Phyto Poudre Compact and their Ecological Compound

On first thoughts, the fuss free, usable packaging is quite refreshing to be honest. 

The Mascara is not only lush looking from the outside but is a treat to use on its own. It's formula does not result in crisply, made up lashes but instead amplifies the lashes naturally, keeping their original texture and glossiness intact.

It stretches the lashes to its maximum hence providing length is its forte, followed by separation and texture. 

It gives a my-lash-but-better effect yet manages to look glamourous at the same time. I personally am a fan of drug store mascaras as high-end ones always disappoint me but surprisingly this particular one ticks all my criteria's when it comes to a mascara that I will use religiously. 

Pardon me for the image overdose but isn't this baby simply stunning? It looks like its just stepped off the runway. The matte, leopard print case is bang-on trend for this Autumn/Winter. It's quite sturdy and comes with a mirror huge enough to do a full face of make-up!

Shade 3 is miraculous as it matches my yellow-beige skin tone quite well, taking into consideration that this compact does not come in many shades, let alone warm toned colours.

Just like one would expect from the hefty price tag and fit-for-a-princess packaging, the powder itself is a dream to apply and is almost invisible when in contact with the skin, yet providing very sheer coverage and keeping skin matte.

I have found a perfect shade of foundation in Bourjois now so I am glad this product does not alter the shade or texture of my foundation.

Ecological compound is supposedly their star product that helps balance out skin from environmental changes.  It contains Rosemary, Ginseng, Horsetail as main ingredients that helps in toning and revitalizing dull and lustre lacking skin. 

The formula of this is quite old school, very thin lotion-like. 

It's suitable for use day and night but I personally prefer to use it at night as I feel the effects last longer and who doesn't like waking up with supple skin eh?

I do think the product is quite pricey for the amount you get but if you are someone who doesn't have much luck with moisturizers. I do feel, it is catered more towards combination-oily skin types as it's pretty lightly formulated and might be a little too light for dry skin. 

What are your thoughts on Sisley products? Have you got favorites that I should try?

Sugar said...

I've got the cream, i like the natural feel and everything but honestly I think it's similar to any face cream, only the composition is different. I don't think this cream is different :/ and the price is too expensive !!!


pwincesskam said...

Great review Shifa! I absolutely love Sisley cosmetics and drool at their counters.

I will defo be trying out these products.


sonibanno said...

Oooh the ecological compound sounds fancy! Need to try out. The packaging of that powder is so pretty too.


Get Gawjus! said...

@Sugar - I agree, it is heavily priced but I quite like the consistency of it and how it works in sync with my skin. I otherwise tend to break out quite a bit with moisturizers.




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