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Eye Cream Quest Part 3: Sisley ‘Sisleya’ Eye & Lip Contour Cream Review

July 22, 2009
Sisley ‘Sisleÿa’ Eye & Lip Contour Cream ($200 for 0.53 oz)
Sisleÿa Eye and Lip Contour Cream is formulated with a particularly high concentration of active ingredients. It notably incorporates padina pavonica algae extract which works in synergy with natural plant extracts (matricaria, licorice, wheat proteins) and vitamins (E, B5 and F) to help to: maintain very effectively the moisturization of the eye and lip areas, thus limiting the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles; smooth and tone these very fragile areas, where the skin is especially fine-textured and delicate, to address the appearance of wrinkles; and prevent the appearance of under-eye puffiness and dark circles. After a few weeks’ daily use, skin appears more supple, more radiant and better-toned, with an average reduction in wrinkles of approximately 23%.

What It’s Good For: Sisley’s ‘Sisleya’ Eye & Lip Contour Cream is fabulous for those of you who suffer from excessive undereye dryness ~ I’m talking Sahara dry, parched, arid, moisture starved under eyes. It’s one of the most moisturizing, emollient eye creams I’ve tried to date and my mother swears by it during the cold winter months when her skin is at its dryest. Its amazing hydrating ability helps to plump up any tiny fine lines you may have, but I didn’t see it working any miracles on the one stubborn mini line I seem to have developed.

The Formula: Sadly this formula was a no-go for me. The fact that i’ts super emollient means that it has a tendency to slide around your face and to migrate, and I inevitably end up with this Eye & Lip Contour Cream in my eyes by the end of the day. Now that wouldn’t be so terrible if it wasn’t for the fact that this eye cream sting like the dickens once it’s in your eyes ~ blinding, searing, tear-inducing pain. I always end up tearing like crazy, which results in puffiness, which kind of seems to defeat the purpose of wearing eye cream. The excessive richness also caused me to develop some millia which I wasn’t too happy about.

The Age Range:
Because of its relative heaviness I deifnitely wouldn’t recommend this for those of you in you’re 20’s – early 30’s unless you suffer from excessively dry undereyes. I’d say this is best for those 40+, but of course it depends upon your individual skin type.

The Verdict: My mother swears by this eye cream come winter and the woman has beautiful, glowing, wrinkle-free skin, so who am I to argue with results? I’m thinking this may be great for when I’m older, but as of now it irritates my eyes, is too rich, and to top it all off it costs a small fortune for a mere half an ounce. That doesn’t mean I won’t be “borrowing” a bit of my mom’s Sisley cream every now and again, but I’ll be waiting a good number of years before indulging in my own tub.


Sisley ‘Phyto’ Lip Shine Swatches & Mini Review

January 27, 2009
Top Row: #2 Sheet Sorbet, #3 Rose, #4 Rosewood
Middle Row: #5 Raspberry, #6 Burgundy, #7 Peach, #8 Coral
Bottom Row: #9 Cherry, #10 Toffee

I blogged about Sisley’s new ‘Phyto’ Lip Shine lipsticks ($50) last week and have been thinking about them since, so of course when I passed the display at Bergdorf I had to take a quick swatching break! The shades, albeit sheer, are deliciously fruity looking and really beautiful, and they wear amazingly well.

Upon applying Phyto Lip Shine I was seriously amazing by how feather-light the formula was. I love the look of glosses and lipsticks, but I’m also the kind of person who can’t stand the feel of anything on her lips and so I always have to scrub off whatever I’m wearing on my lips before I’ll eat or drink–but not with Phyto Lip Shin. I applied Rosewood before heading out to dinner at the romantic Cafe des Artistes, and not only were my lips seriously hydrated, but I couldn’t even tell that I was wearing anything. Nothing has ever felt so light on my lips while wearing so well.

Now the downside–and it’s pretty major! I tested these at several department stores (Bergdorf, Saks, etc.) and all of the testers had the same issue-this lipstick is very soft, and all of the testers, while still relatively new, were in the process of breaking or were completely broken at the base. Now I love a sheer, shiny, glossy lipstick as much as the next person, but for $50 I’d hope that my lipstick would hold up for really well, and unfortunately Phyto just doesn’t seem to.

That doesn’t mean I’m not tempted because I still am, but the breakage issue definitely makes me think harder about plunking down $50 for one of these.

What’s your favorite shade?