Sisley Les Phyto Ombre Eyeshadows are long-wearing and deliver the pleasing power of their unique half-cream, half-powder formula that’s definitely made me fall down a happy rabbit hole into the brand. Plus, I’m playing catch up because these eyeshadows were added to the brand’s lineup in the Autumn of 2019.
Texture/Application: Easy to pick up but you’ll need to go back a few times to intensify the payoff. It’s a toss-up between using fingers or a brush to apply but ultimately, I really prefer to use an eyeshadow brush.
Scent: While it isn’t explicitly listed as being fragrance-free, any scent is undetectable to me.
Suitable For Sensitive Eyes and Contact Lens Wearers: Yes
Product Size: 0.05 ounces/1.5g
Packaging: Mirrored plastic compact with a tiny applicator.
Formula Standouts: Camellia and Rosehip Seed Oils.
PAO (Period After Opening) Time: 12 months
Made In: Italy
The collection is made up of 20 shades in 5 finishes; silky, matte, metallic, glow and sparkling. I have Silky Chestnut 20 and Mat Grape 22; thankfully there are no oversprays to contend with so you can dig right in.
Silky Chestnut is a gorgeous light mushroom brown that immediately opens your eyes. While the shade is very approachable and is a bang-on everyday staple, it’s the type of shade that also works as a base layer for other shades and in the water line to round out an eye look.
I have zero complaints about fading or shifting especially when worn over an eyeshadow primer. There’s also no fall-out to mention when applying but as I said at the top, you’ll need to do a few layers with this particular shade especially if your skin tone is deeper.
Don’t expect a high-impact pigment payoff either as these eyeshadows were created to draw light to the eyes and veil them in colour.
Mat Grape is a muted purple with brown undertones and the shade is unlike any other eyeshadow in my collection at the moment. I chose it because I wanted something in the purple colour family that I could also use as a liner and to softly sculpt out my eye socket.
Thankfully, this isn’t an opaque shade as there’s some translucency to it. It’s the kind of purple you may consider as a fresh alternative to standard brown eyeshadow. And even though it’s among the matte shades in the collection, it possesses a pleasing luminosity that keeps it from being flat or even chalky. That characteristic makes it very easy to use, especially if you like applying eyeshadow with your fingers.
Silky Chestnut and Mat Grape bloom nicely in that, a few minutes after application, you’ll really see the beauty of the formula.
These eyeshadows are finger application friendly and are meant to make a subtle, light-driven statement that toes the line for safe, goof-proof makeup. However, the 3D effect is specific to Sisley, so in that sense, these low-key beauties are actually quite high-tech and so beautifully formulated.
Of the two, I adore Silky Chestnut for how easy it is but Mat Grape is the gorgeous wild card I’m glad I betted on and I hope this helps.
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