It is one of those lovely weeks when hump day is already over on Tuesday since we have Thursday off in the south of Germany. It also started getting a bit more productive so loving it so far. I am recently considering to finally purchase some good lighting to shorten my editing time and increase the quality of my photos (I started getting very unsatisfied about them). I have been researching but I started getting confused by all different shapes and types of lights available in the market. Time to read and watch tutorials I guess. I hope I won't fall into another rabbit hole after make-up that is. All kinds of recommendations are appreciated.
Today I have two of the newly released Sisley Phyto Eye Twist Long Lasting Eye Shadows for you which I had been testing for the last couple of weeks. The packaging is similar to their concept of Phyto Lip Twists but the brand logo is written in blue instead of red. There is a cap and the product can be taken out by twisting the bottom of the pencil. Here are my thoughts on how they apply and perform on me.
|Sisley Phyto Eye Twist Long Lasting Eye Shadow #2 Bronze & #7 Havana|
Two of the shades I was most interested are #2 Bronze which is a mid-toned antique gold with khaki base and golden shimmer and #8 Havana which is a deep chocolate brown with satin finish. On me Havana leans coppery because of its subtle shimmer.
|Swatch: Sisley Phyto Eye Twist Long Lasting Eye Shadow #2 Bronze & #7 Havana|
Sisley Phyto Eye Twist Long Lasting Eye Shadow #2 Bronze is a great everyday swipe and go shade. This one is really fool proof, the amount of shimmer is not over the top and on the eyes it looks like a natural shade with a little bit of something. I applied some white highlighter on the inner corner, which looks a bit harsh with this very warm easy shade. Note to myself, next time go with something warmer there.
|In-action: Sisley Phyto Eye Twist Long Lasting Eye Shadow #2 Bronze|
I especially like combining Sisley Phyto Eye Twist Long Lasting Eye Shadow #2 Bronze with warm orangy or coral tones. Bronze goes well with statement lips and this summer it will be all about orange. Here is a look I shared with you previously with my MAC Wash & Dry Collection review.
|FOTD: Sisley Phyto Eye Twist Long Lasting Eye Shadow #2 Bronze|
Sisley Phyto Eye Twist Long Lasting Eye Shadow #7 Havana is a shade right up my alley. It is exactly what makes my eyes pop while giving me a softer smoky eye. Upon first application, I found Havana to be a little darker than what I am used to. It could be because it is almost summer and I gravitate towards less smoky and more fresh eye looks with peaches and pinks. That said, Havana earned me a few compliments, so it seems I am the only one who cares about the seasonal details after all. Below I applied Havana all over the lid and on the water line. I didn't use a liner with this look, only a highlighter on the inner corner and some mascara and blended over the crease with a clean brush.
|In-action: Sisley Phyto Eye Twist Long Lasting Eye Shadow #7 Havana|
Here is the look in context with hot pink lips (Clinique Wow Pop, review coming up soon) and some nice dose of bronzer (new from Smashbox, review will be up soon) combined with just a touch of Tom Ford Cheek Color in Wicked. Sisley Bronze wore like iron all day without fading or creasing.
|FOTD: Sisley Phyto Eye Twist Long Lasting Eye Shadow #7 Havana|
Notes on Application and Formula
When I was swatching the new Sisley Phyto Eye Twist Long Lasting Eye Shadows, I noticed that once they set, they are very hard to remove, call it water-proof or even bullet proof. The important thing to note is that, they set quiet fast so you don't have lots of time to blend. The best way to apply such formulas is to apply a little, smudge, apply a little more. They can be build up at spots when you blend too much without getting messy. Most of the similar formulas I know work that way, such as Charlotte Tilbury Color Chameleons (Bronzed Garnet reviewed here). In terms of longevity I find Sisley Phyto Eye Twist Long Lasting Eye Shadows superior to Charlotte Tilbury but with CT you have a little more time to blend but it may crease during that time. Setting time and longevity looks like being a trade-off in these formulations.
I pulled out some similar shades from my stash. Sisley #2 Bronze looks like a new shade in my stash. I didn't find anything similar (any ideas?) but it can be because usually I don't gravitate to antique golds. MAC Paint Pot in Genuine Treasure (reviewed here) looks like the closest shade I have. Armani Eye Tint #5 Onyx (reviewed here) is cooler.
#7 Havana is similar to my favorite shades so I have a few closer ones. One of my all time favorite Armani Eye Tint #10 Senso (reviewed here) is cooler and on the eyes it is much lighter. Latest from Chanel, Stylo Eye Shadow #147 Caroube (reviewed here, sorry for the typo below) is more shimmery and also a little lighter.
|Comparison swatches of Sisley Phyto Eye Twist Long Lasting Eye Shadow #2 Bronze & #7 Havana|
Coincidentally Sunny from Mostly Sunny also has a review on Sisley Phyto Eye Twist Long Lasting Eye Shadows on her blog today. Check out her review too especially since it is a little different than mine and it is always good to read different opinions :-)
Final thoughts: I really like Sisley #2 Bronze for an effortless warm natural eye, it is very fool proof. #7 Havana requires a better application since it is a deeper shade but the end result is worth it. The longevity is very impressive and setting time is very short, so you need some practice to get the best out of your Sisley Phyto Eye Twist Long Lasting Eye Shadows.
Have you tried Sisley Phyto Eye Twists? What is your favorite eye crayon formula?
Disclaimer: The products in this post were provided free of charge for my consideration.
I am not paid for this review. All opinions are honest and my own.