Face off #1: Sisley Phyto-Teint Ultra Eclat Foundation

January 24, 2020

It has been a long time since I reviewed base makeup here on the blog, which is not to say I haven’t been trying new ones, but I was trying very hard to empty out my existing stash.  Towards the end, I did accumulate a few new foundations and have been putting them through their paces.  Since I am in a bit of a quiet period now before work and the baby ramps up, I thought I’d play a bit of catch-up with a 5-part mini-series on the foundations that I currently have on rotation.  To get things started, I am kicking off with the recently launched Sisley Phyto-Teint Ultra Eclat Foundation!

Sisley Phyto-Teint Ultra Eclat Foundation

I have not had the opportunity to review many Sisley Paris skincare or makeup products over the years, and I hope to remedy that this year.  Sisley has a small but growing range of makeup, and everything that I’ve encountered so far is incredibly luxurious and beautifully crafted.  Their latest Phyto-Teint Ultra Eclat Foundation is no exception, and I was personally blown away by how much I loved it at first try!

Designed with skincare properties, the Sisley Phyto-Teint Ultra Eclat is billed as a radiance boosting foundation that will progressively improve the complexion with continued use.  It contains buckwheat seed extract that protects skin from pollution and envrionmental damage; and mallow and gardenia flower extracts to moisturize and soften skin.  Full list of ingredients may be found here.

Sisley Phyto Teint Ultra Eclat foundation effects**Please click on image to open in a new window to zoom

The foundation has a very lightweight fluid texture that applies like a dream, and goes to work covering up blemishes and smoothening any unevenness right away.  It has a medium coverage which is further lightened when applied with a damp sponge, but is sufficient to lighten my dark circles though a separate concealer is still needed for scars.  I love the velvety finish which does not accentuate my lines and dry skin, yet still giving my complexion a natural luminosity.  I wear the shade Ivory which is a perfect match, and it lasts me all day without oxidizing nor fading.

Sisley Phyto-Teint Ultra Eclat Foundation was love at first application for me… and that does not happen very often.  I enjoyed every aspect of it, from the relatively small and handy bottle (still contains the industry standard 30ml) to the texture and finish.  If you have matured skin, or are battling dryness this time of the year, or are just looking for something super flattering without too much shine, I highly recommend you check this out!

This post featured a product that was generously provided for my consideration.  Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own honest, unbiased views.