Among my friends I’m known as something of a neutral eyeshadow aficionado. I have certain palettes I reach for during the day, those for night, and seriously special ones which I tend to stare at and drool over, rather than actually apply. I’m not quite sure where my new Sisley Phyto 4 Ombres Dream Eyeshadow Quartet fits in though, because the quad is as versatile as it is beautiful!
I’ve not tried Sisley eyeshadows before, so when the Phyto 4 Ombres Dream Quartet arrived, to say I was excited was a bit of an understatement! The palette has been released as part of Sisley’s Summer 2015 collection, and it really is a thing of beauty! The exterior of the compact is an eye-catching black and white chequerboard, which really stands out in the black hole which is my makeup bag, and it feels lovely and weighty to hold; there is even a lovely magnetic snap when you open and close it.
Inside is really something gorgeous though. I love the mix of warm toned browns and natural shadows. All four are quite shimmery, and they really benefit from Sisley’s unique gel-powder formula, which means they all feel super smooth to apply. All four of the shadows are well pigmented, and you can easily build up colour where you need it.
For an effortless feeling day look, I brush a little of the pink shadow over my lids, blend a little of the shell into my brow bone, the line using the soft brown. The mix of shadows gives the perfect amount of definition and warmth to my eye area, without feeling overdone. If I’m heading somewhere fancy, I apply basically the same, but pat a little of the light brown shadow on my lids and line with the chocolate shadow. The texture of the shadow feels perfectly buttery, and despite being quite shimmery, the colours last without a primer, and don’t settle into my eyelid crease.
Sisley’s Phyto 4 Ombres Dream Eyeshadow Quartet is priced at £57.00 and is available here (UK) and here (US)
So, I think it will come as a surprise to exactly nobody that I’m somewhat obsessed with skincare. I’ve applied eye creams religiously since I hit 18, and before that I was a regular raider in my mother’s skincare stash. But despite my all-too frequent skincare hauls, I’ve never found a product that was designed precisely for my age group. Anti-aging skincare always seems squarely aimed at those in the 30+ age group, and instead of preventing ageing, it’s normally trying to turn the clock back.
But that’s where SisleYouth is completely new! The cream has been designed for those who are around the age 25 and instead of fighting lines already ingrained, the cream works to increase skin youth through a pea extract, peptide-rich formula. It’s a perfect every-day moisturiser, as it feels lovely and light to apply, yet delivers a surprising amount of hydration. My usual dry trouble spots around my chin and nose feel soft and smooth after using the cream, and I can’t get enough of the calming lavender scent.
Indeed, SisleYouth is one of the most advanced moisturisers I’ve come across, and I’ve really noticed an impressive difference since I’ve been using it daily. My skin looks so much fresher thanks to the powerful cocktail of active ingredients which includes kiwi, ginseng, buckwheat seed and ginkgo biloba extracts. These work to reverse the negative effects that stress and pollution tend to have on skin. It’s also really preps skin for perfect makeup application thanks to the natural extract derived from wheat sugars, which encourages the retention of water in the stratum corneum, smoothing any fine lines and wrinkles meaning your skin feels perfectly smooth and soft.
SisleYouth is priced at £118.00 and is available here