This is something that's been glued to my lips almost continuously since I've got my hands on it. These beauts are Phyto Lip Twists by Sisley. Of course they look like your regular lip butters but having tried out almost every variation from every brand out there, I've learnt to pick out the ordinary from the extra ordinary. Those that have fallen in the latter category for me till date have been by the underrated Pixi and the cult-favourite Clinique. Now, these one's by Sisley have craftily made their way up to the top of the my list.
I've always had a soft spot for Sisley in my collection. I love every single product from them just so much that it literally always ends up in my make-up bag. I must appear so high-maintenance pulling out a Sisley face powder, blusher and now a lip twist from my hand bag, hah! If you've got the cash to splurge and know certain shades will last you a lifetime than I highly recommend you indulge in some Sisley.
Back to the lip twists. They have a very unique consistency in the sense that they appear to initially not glide on to the lips as well. But once on, they form a thin film like texture and pigment by pigment coat the surface area of the lips flawlessly. There is absolutely no flaking or chapped lips peeping through with this baby as it's intensely hydrating. The formula of it is a hybrid between a hydrating lipstick and a nourishing lip balm. A bit like how Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream would be if it were coloured! As for longevity, I haven't come across anything better. Oh and they are full coverage too so no more rubbing it on your lips until you see a hint of colour.
I have shades 4 and 5, both of which are equally gorgeous but I clearly have a favourite. No 4 is a bubblegum pink, blue toned shade that's easy to wear if you shy away from bright lippies as it can be sheered down. No 5 however is this gorgeous deep red with warm undertones, which somehow seems to complement my olive skintone like a match made in heaven. With all my full on red lippies going waste as I can't pull them off on a usual workday, this comes out victoriously letting me play around with the classic shade albeit subtly.
Retailing for £28 each, I highly suggest you indulge in some swatching and smearing at a Sisley counter.