Sisley Phyto 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quartet #1 Dream, Review, Swatch, Comparison & FOTD

I hope you had a nice start in the week or you are ready to start tomorrow in case you were having a holiday as we did. If you follow me in Instagram, you know today I am reporting from Rome. It is one of my favorite cities in the world. It always amazes me how much history is contained in the walls as well as over and even under the ground. Italien people are always very sweet and caring and they know how to do the ice cream right! Do I need more reasons?

Now back to this beauty I got to enjoy for a few weeks now. Sisley released two eye shadow quads with their Spring/Summer Collection which joined the permanent line. Sisley Phyto 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quartet in #1 Dream is a harmony in warm and cool naturals, in pink, bronze, beige and brown. Today I would like to share my thoughts about it.


Sisley Phyto 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quartet #1 Dream




I have heard different opinion about the packaging. I find the black/white cover as a nice twist. The compact could be a bit slimmer but it makes it up by being sturdy and feeling very robust. It is also very easy to open and close due to the magnetized closure. All in all it is a product I wouldn't buy for the pretty packaging but it is functional. I like that the shades are arranged in an "S" inside, it looks nice and creative and the stripes doesn't wear off easily.


Sisley Phyto 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quartet #1 Dream

Now I admit there are pieces of make-up I buy just because of the pretty packaging but I am always more interested in products which actually do perform other than looking nice and pretty. The first time I swatched it, I didn't know how these will look on the eyes because Dream consist of two light and two deep shades and looks like it doesn't cover the middle range, but it turned out these can layer nicely and create mid-tones. Here are the shades it offers:

Top left: A very light metallic champagne. This one can be dusted under the brow bone, applied in the inner corner for highlight or all over the lid for an easy say look.

Top right: A very deep natural brown with saint to metallic finish. The finish of this shades is less metallic compared to others so it performs great on crease and outer corner.

Bottom left: A very deep metallic copper. A lovely shade which could be applied on its own or in combination with the other shades, all over the lid, on the crease or outer corner.

Bottom right: A light iridescent pink which has the most beautiful opalescence quality. This shade is definitely my favorite from the palette. It is gorgeous on its own and brings dimension wherever applied. It is also stunning layered over one of the deeper shades.



Close-up: Sisley Phyto 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quartet #1 Dream

Swatch: Sisley Phyto 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quartet #1 Dream

Each shade swatches beautifully but it is hard to understand the magic it performs on the eyes by just swatching on the hand. When I first started with the pink shade all over the lid, I was not impressed. But then went on with one of the deeper shades and I was surprised by how it layers and blends. It is one of a kind. The iridescent quality of the pink shade is more apparent when combined with the browner bronze. It also balances the warm naturals. It blends effortlessly but doesn't over blend, which seems to be hard to find even at high-end segment these days. I am usually not big on metallic finishes but these have very complex shimmer.

Below I have applied the pink in the middle of the lid, champagne at inner corner. brown and copper to the crease and outer corner as well as a touch of them to the inner third of the lid. You see the seamless effect. It looks like blended to perfection but I didn't spend more than 5 minutes on it.


In-action: Sisley Phyto 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quartet #1 Dream

You can combine Sisley Phyto 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quartet #1 Dream with almost all lipstick colors although I prefer it with cooler shades on cheeks and lips. Below is a natural look with nude lips and minimal cheek. The focal point is on the eyes.



FOTD: Sisley Phyto 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quartet #1 Dream

I was wondering how Sisley Quartet #1 Dream compares to a similar texture, Tom Ford Wet & Dry quads. I have pulled out the legendary Enchanted and recently re-released Nude Dip to see if they share different shades.




Sisley Phyto 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quartet #1 Dream vs. Tom Ford Nude Dip and Enchanted

Below you can see the light shades swatched side by side. Sisley Dream champagne shade (top left) is close to Tom Ford Nude Dip (top left) but more natural than warm. Top right shade of Nude Dip is deeper. Bottom right pink of Dream is very unique. It is not as light as the pink in Tom Ford Enchanted. I don't know if that makes sense but the pink shade in Sisley Dream has more to say.


Sisley Phyto 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quartet #1 Dream vs. Tom Ford Nude Dip and Echanted

I have also compared the deeper shades. Bottom right shade in Tom Ford Nude ip is close to the natural brown (top right) shade in Sisley Dream. Bottom left copper in Sislet Dream is warmer than any of these, including the deepest shade in Tom Ford Enchanted.


Sisley Phyto 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quartet #1 Dream vs. Tom Ford Nude Dip and Echanted


A few more notes about the formula, it is a wet & dry formula but I didn't have to apply it wet. The shades have enough color pay-off once applied dry.These are also very long lasting on me. I was especially impressed by how freshly applied it looks after 10 hours.



Sisley Phyto 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quartet #1 Dream

Also check out Sunny's review of Dream at Mostly Sunny Blog and Melanie from mel-et-fel has nice swatches and eye look with the other quad called Mystery.

Final thoughts: Sisley Phyto 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Quartet #1 Dream has a formula which may sound trivial but it is very hard to find. It blends effortlessly, doesn't get muddy, layer beautifully and even after blending the shades the colors can be recognized. It is also very long lasting on my lids, lasts more than 12 hours without fading. I am truly, unexpectedly impressed.

Availability for Germany: Sisley can be ordered from Douglas as well as from the brand's online shop (not an affiliated link, only for your convenience). 

What is your favorite wet & dry formula?












Disclaimer: The product in this post was sent free of charge for my consideration. 
I am not paid for this review. All opinions are honest and my own.

31 comments

  1. I have only tried two wet and dry formulas: the mac mineralize (glitter bomb and creases) and the kiko water eyeshadows (very nice). However I too tend to just use them dry!


    For a change I might just use one of the water eyeshadows wet tomorrow and see what happens! Night night!

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  2. Hey Sara, oh this is so pretty on you! Out of the two quads, Dream is definitely more like my thing :) I'm hoping they'll expand the line-up soon!

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  3. Oh I love the darker shades of this quad. I always gravitate towards browns like this :-)

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  4. Hi Sara, i'm definitely intrigued by the Sisley quads! This looked so pretty on you! But at the same time, I'm finding it difficult to pull the trigger since the shades are not really unique on their own.... I'm quite certain I've got a few of such palettes just sitting around somewhere...

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  5. I hope you're enjoying your time in Rome! Big love beautiful city! It seems that Dream eyeshadow us indeed dreamy! I loved the swatches and the look you created! You look stunning! Also I realise once more that perhaps TF's enchanted is better in color than Nude dip.could TF bring it back as permanent too? :(

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  6. The Eye Crayons look gorgeous. I swatched them in store and they have pretty amazing colours!

    Love, Charline | Charline Has a Blog

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  7. I don't know why but I'm really drawn to this quad. I have so many neutral palettes, but I think the pink and bronze theme of this one make it somewhat unique in terms of my stash. I like the metallic finish too! Maybe I'll go stalk eBay. :-)
    I agree about the Italians...I went to Tuscany while in university and people were so kind and very encouraging of my attempts to speak Italian (I was learning Italian at the time).

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  8. THank you for all of your wonderful reviews - They are much appreciated!

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  9. *swoon* The beauty of it, oooh the beauty of it! Awesome review, as always very thorough and helpful. I'm relieved to hear that even when applied dry the intensity is on point. I hate using eyeshadow wet.

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  10. Welcome to Rome Sara! We are leaving actually leaving Rome tomorrow, heading back to London. Love this city but this time we got a lot of rain, so I hope things calm down this week for you and you get more sun : ). I love this palette! And the look you created is very pretty. I don't have many Sisley products because either I find them too pricey or - sometimes- I don't like the packaging. I have to admit this palette is tempting me! x

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  11. Hahaha, please do that and let me know.
    I spray just tiniest bit of MAC Fix + on the brush and apply it with that one. The metallic finish comes even stronger once used like this. If the shadows have complex shimmer, it is wonderful but with linear shimmer, I don't like it.

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  12. Oh I hope they expand the line, these have great formula. I would love to try other shades too.
    Thanks, enjoying at the moment.

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  13. Hi Lily,
    darker shades are gorgeous, especially combined with the rose one here, loving them.

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  14. Ah, these are my kind of shades and I love the pigmentation! Don't think I'd splurge this much on a palette... but it's definitely tempting :)


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  15. Well, tried it and it definitely intensified the metallic finish! However, I had forgotten that the kiko eyeshadows can crease a little as well D: Not much and only if I pack it on, but keeping in mind that I ALWAYS use primer and a paint pot under my eyeshadows, it is a tad disappointing

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  16. Hi Eleni,
    you are here too? That is such a coincidence! Yesterday and the day before was sunny but today it is raining. This is why I am blogging instead of walking around. This product is the best Sisley make-up item I have tried so far. I can recommend it for a starter ;-)

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  17. LOL, you always make me laugh. I don't like wetting eye shadows too but sometimes the effect is so beautiful, it is worth it, With this one, you don't need all the hassle though.

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  18. Aw, thanks so much for finding time to leave this super nice comment :-***

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  19. Hi Charline,
    yes they are very nice for a quick eye make-up.

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  20. Hi Linda,
    I know what you mean. It is a natural quad after all. But the complexity and the formula is great. If that is worth the price is a question everyone has to answer themselves. Sitting around? hahaha that is for sure ;-)

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  21. Hi Hara,
    yes this palette is so dreamy and as usual you are so right, I liked Enchanted much more than Nude Dip *sigh* wished they repromoted that one,

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  22. And i just bought the Dream palette !! It swatched very nice and along with your review,i could not resist :) :*

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  23. Yay!!! Write me back after you use it. Try the rose shade over one of the deeper shades, that one is so pretty!!!

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  24. Hi Jess,
    I know what you mean. I had been going to the counter like as if it is calling me since a month lol. Like insects are drawn to light or something :-P
    Oh so you can speak Italian? How nice you went to Tuscana to university, were you studying Italian language at the university then?

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  25. I will follow your always precious tips and i will let you know :)

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  26. Aww that is so sweet. You will love love love Dream. I can't wear any other palette since last week lol.

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  27. Ha ha...yes, the neutral palette addiction can be a problem. I've been eyeing Dior Ambre Nuit since I bought Contraste Horizone and am super happy with it. Probably the best Dior palette I ever bought.

    I should have been more clear about my Italian experience! I did an Erasmus year in Belgium, and I had the opportunity to take Italian classes there. I travelled to Tuscany during that time. I would have loved to stay in Italy to perfect my Italian, but sadly I had to go back to Canada, finish my degree and get back to real life.:)

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  28. The packaging overall is rather bland to me but look at the stuff inside! I didn't expect the shadows to be oh so pigmented! Wow! My kind of neutrals, too. But le sigh at the price, OUCH!

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  29. Right now I am trying to finish the urban decay primer potion and I have the nars and make up forever ones waiting to be used! And afterwards I always apply a bit of soft ochre paint pot to add another layer and even the tone of my lids. I set all this with either face powder, a flesh toned eye shadow or laura mercier brightening powder.


    I don't really like the regular Kiko eyeshadows, they feel rough or chunky, don't know how to explain it, but the water eyeshadows are stunning! After eight hours though there is sometimes some minimal creasing. But to be honest the same thing happens to me with the Mac Extra Dimension eyeshadows which have a veeeery similar formula but cost almost three times as much as the kiko ones! I can forgive the Kiko ones but not the Mac ones which is why I am not excited about them being made permanent this summer


    And now I feel as if I should apologize for the dissertation ;)

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  30. That is just so pretty and looks lush on you. I have been eyeing it up but as I find Nude dip too shimmery/frosty I am thinking I might feel the same about this.

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  31. OMG, my birthday is coming up in September and I was going to treat myself to an expensive HE shadow kit, from either Burberry or Tom Ford, but this one has just moved onto the list of possibilities. I have a lot of neutrals already, but nothing like this. The shimmer is so gorgeous and complex. Decisions, decisions.....

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