Sisley isn’t really a brand I’d ever looked into before. I’ve seen it stocked in Space NK but never considered it to buy, or even look into with more depth. The main reason being the price tag. This is a high end brand, and this is reflected not only in the pricing, but the quality of the products. I was approached by a lovely member of their PR and asked if I’d try out some of the products for consideration for review, and of course I said yes. Being an absolute beauty enthusiast, finding and trying new products, high end or high street, is all part of the fun. Seeking to find that permanent staple in our regime.
After trying these skincare and makeup items for a good few weeks, I wanted to give you my feedback. She’d picked out some of Sisley’s most popular items and things she thought I’d like (PR’s take note – know the blogger’s taste & skin type) She got everything spot on, as there was not one product I didn’t like. I was secretly hoping to be disappointed with one if not a few of the products, as I knew that falling in love with them, could leave me with quite an empty purse in the long run.
The first two products are the makeup items. I had no idea Sisley had a makeup range as they focus mainly on skincare. When I unboxed the first item, I was like an excited little girl as I pulled the gorgeous animal print compact from the sleek black velvet slip. How gorgeous is it? This is the “Phyto-Poudre Compacte”, a finishing powder to set foundation. The main thing I like about this is that it is very natural and has a transparent finish. It also has very finely milled shimmer, which when applied, leaves your skin looking glowing and very healthy, as well keeping makeup looking perfect all day. I keep this in my handbag for touch ups, and although it comes with a puff, I prefer to use a powder brush for a less concentrated application. The price of this is around the £60-£70 mark, depending on where you purchase it from, and this is pretty steep in my opinion. I know not all of you will agree, as everyone’s budgets are different.
The second makeup item is the “Phyto-Khol Star Liner”. Available in 7 shades, which are all extremely wearable, and most of which I now NEED to own. Again, this has it’s own velvet pouch, but as well as this, it’s own little diamante on the end. Cute. These liners all contain glitter/shimmer. The glitter in the pencil I received is silver, although I’m not sure that silver is contained in all other colours. This is what I would describe as the “Ultimate pencil for smokey eye”. It blends SO easily, it’s so creamy yet stays put for absolutely hours. One of my favourite khol liners for a smokey eye, is Mac’s Carbon, but I don’t use it because it smudges and falls beneath my eyes and takes “panda eyes” to a whole other level. Now I have been introduced to this, I can now see how USELESS the black khol liners are that I have previously used. The pigmentation is also amazing and priced at £37-£40 you wouldn’t expect it to be anything less than perfect. Can I personally afford to be buying all 7 of these at £37 a pop? No, but if I could, I would.
Now onto the skincare. If you look on the Sisley or Space NK websites, you will notice that some of the skincare rockets in price (I’m talking between the £100-£200 mark) but thankfully I wasn’t sent anything in this price range, as quite frankly, I’d be terrified to use it up, or enjoy it. The first is the “Radiant Glow Express Mask”. This mask claims to gently cleanse the skins surface for a quick beauty boost. It contains both red and white clays combined with plenty of botanical extracts. In just 5 minutes, this mask absorbs excess sebum to provide radiance and clarity on the skin. This mask retails at £66.50 on the Space NK website, definitely being the most expensive face mask I’ve ever used. I used this when my skin was looking particularly lack-lustre and dull, and it did everything it claimed to do. My skin looked a million times better after leaving this on for a mere 5 minutes. It was like magic. I’m going to save this for special occasions or for nights out, and I can see this being used on the morning of wedding days or photoshoots.
I saved my favourite for last. The “Gentle Facial Buffing Cream”. This cream is supposed to be used as a mask, and then “rolled” off to reveal a brighter complexion. It gets rid of dead skin cells and literally pulls away a dull complexion. I have also used this as just a simple exfoliator, and I can honestly say my skin has never felt so clean and soft in all my life. I have A LOT of dead skin cells on my face, I find I have to exfoliate quite regularly as a great deal of the skin on my face can become very dry and flaky, and spots leave terrible redness and blemishes which can take months to dissapear. This creams promises that with frequent use, it can refine the skin and be rid of any impurities, and I agree with this statement whole heartedly. My skin has recently been going a little haywire, and it calmed down SO much since I started using this. The texture of this is very creamy but also gritty (not BIG gritty, but very finely milled). This product is £50, and although expensive to most, I think this is slightly more reasonable and I would certainly treat myself to this after trying it out.
Overall, I was thouroughly impressed with Sisley as a brand and their products certainly didn’t dissapoint me, I just wish that it was slightly more in my budget so I could splash out on other things from the website.
Have you ever bought anything from Sisley? Would you ever consider it?