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Sisley Phyto-Teint Perfection Foundation

March 19, 2024

Sisley Phyto-Teint Perfection Foundation review

One of my favorite beauty brands Sisley launched a new foundation called the Phyto-Teint Perfection Foundation ($125). Sisley products are quite the splurge but in my experience everything I’ve ever tried whether purchased or a press sample has been exceptional in quality and performance.

The Sisley team sent over a few shades of their new foundation and new shades of Le Phyto Rouge Lipstick ($70) shades to try. Today I have a review + swatches.

Phyto-Teint Perfection Foundation

Sisley Phyto-Teint Perfection Foundation review

The Phyto-Teint Perfection Foundation is a medium-full coverage formula that gives a soft matte look with a blurred finish. It’s almost like wearing a filter on your face with the way it blurs out the skin. It’s described as “radiant matte” although to me it still feels like a true matte, perhaps a soft matte is a better description.

It’s described as having medium coverage that is buildable and I 100% agree. Still the pigment is opaque enough that I feel less is more. A little goes a VERY long way. I would recommend dotting or dabbing on spots around the face and blending with a brush or sponge. If you apply too much it will look thick.

You can see the transformation in this video linked below. It blends out really nicely.


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Lasting power is very good. It sets to a beautiful finish I think I could probably skip powder.

Shade wise I’m in between colors as I am still my winter skin tone. The foundation shades in the 3 shade range should match in a month or so as match my other Sisley foundations (I still love the Phyto-Teint Nude reviewed here). The Sisley team sent 3N Apricot and 3W2 Hazel, both of which are a little too dark for me. I ordered 2W2 Desert in hopes it would match but there is quite a big gap between 2 and 3. Mixing the two gives me the perfect match right now. (I ordered from Selfridges and signed up for their year long flat rate global shipping.)

Sisley Phyto-Teint Perfection Foundation review swatches

Overall love. I would say if you have texture or super dry skin this might emphasize imperfections as any matte finish will do. That being said my skin has been going through a hormonal skin flare up and I have break outs galore. This foundation covered everything so well and so smoothly I’ve gotten comments about how good my skin looks with this on (when underneath the base it does not).

Below with just the foundation on:

Sisley Phyto-Teint Perfection Foundation 2W2 + 3W2 mixed

Below with a full face wearing:

Sisley Makeup look

Le Phyto Rouge – NEW shades

Sisley Le Phyto Rouge 201 Rose Tokyo and 45 Rouge Milano

Sisley added new shades of the Le Phyto Rouge Lipstick ($70). These are super creamy, opaque and the formula is absolute perfection. New colors include 201 Tokyo Rose and 45 Rouge Milano. Both pull very warm on me but in the tubes they look more on the neutral side. I love the formula and they don’t really have a scent (they smell like a natural kind of scent). Colors aren’t really me right now but I suspect with a tan I will be wearing 201 more.

Overall love the foundation. I don’t think it will be for everyone though as it’s very matte and I know a lot of you prefer a sheer or dewy finish. Lipstick formula is definitely worth checking out. They have lots of other colors to pick from and if you’re looking for a classic lipstick with great texture, lasting power and opacity the Le Phyto Rouge is among the best. In terms of Sisley lipstick formulas I have to say that the Phyto-Rouge Shine is still my favorite.

Sisley Le Phyto Rouge 201 Rose Tokyo and 45 Rouge Milano

Sisley Le Phyto Rouge 201 Rose Tokyo

Sisley Le Phyto Rouge 45 Rouge Milano

For skintone reference I’m linking an older Foundation Shade Guide Roundup I did in 2021. It lists my foundation and concealer shade matches with links to reviews I’ve done. I think it’s time for an update since some of these formulas have since been discontinued. I’ll try to put together an updated one. Quick note that the list is what my matches are most of the year. Right now I’m lighter than nearly everything on the list but I tan easily and will be back to my usual skin tone shade very soon.

Sisley newness available now at Sisley, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Selfridges and all Sisley counters.

Phyto-Teint Perfection and Le Phyto Rouge gifted for review.

Eye Makeup Sisley-Paris

Sisley Phyto-Khol Star Matte & Ombre Eclat Liquide Eyeshadows

May 11, 2022

Sisley Phyto-Khol Star Matte & Ombre Eclat Liquide Eyeshadows

Always excited for newness from Sisley and today I have a look their Phyto-Khol Star Matte ($62 each) & Ombre Eclat Liquide Eyeshadows ($58 each).

Phyto-Khol Star Matte

Sisley Phyto-Khol Star Matte

The Phyto-Khol Star Eyeliners are long-wear eyeliners and now come in matte shades. I really loved the sparkling shimmers but love that they have a non-shimmer version now. These are in a retractable twist-up style. Formula is creamy and smooth. There’s no tugging in the application and they are long-wearing. Pigment is ultra-rich and intense. I’ve played around with the black shade and brown colors and they’re long-wearing without smudging.

Sisley Phyto-Khol Star Matte review

Colors include

  • 1 Matte Onyx – intense black
  • 2 Matte Tonka – deep brown
  • 3 Matte Jungle – deep jungle green
  • 4 Matte Graphite – grey
  • 5 Matte Peacock – matte blue
  • 6 Matte Chestnut – matte brown

Sisley Phyto-Khol Star Matte swatches

Ombre Eclat Liquide Eyeshadows

Sisley Ombre Eclat Liquide Eyeshadows review

The newest makeup launch includes six new shimmery metallic eyeshadows called the Ombre Eclat Liquide. They’re quite expensive but the colors are stunning, formula is super long-wearing once it dries and sets and I love the finish. Every single shade is a stunner!

Formula is a nice pigmented liquid. They blend easily before they dry/set but once they set they don’t budge. Layering wise you will need to work quickly to blend if you use more than one shade. They come with a sponge tip applicator and if I’m applying one single color all over the lid it’s easy to brush onto the eye lids and blend with a finger. If I want more intense color then I find it easier to take a cream eyeshadow brush (I like MAC 242) and swipe it on the sponge applicator to pick up product, then brush it onto the lids.

Colors include

  • 1 Champagne – shimmery champagne pale gold
  • 2 Copper – shimmery soft fawn
  • 3 Pink Gold – pretty pink with subtle gold shimmer
  • 4 Coral – warm copper pink shimmer
  • 5 Bronze – shimmering brown with gold shimmer
  • 6 Wild – sparkling olive green with gold flecks

Sisley Ombre Eclat Liquide Eyeshadows

Sisley Ombre Eclat Liquide Eyeshadows swatches

My favorite so far is Pink Gold Shade 3. I love mixing it with Shade 4 Coral or any of the brown tones. I think they’re the perfect effortless wash of color for summer, especially for a nice vacation look!

Below wearing:

Sisley Ombre Eclat Liquide Eyeshadow Shade 3 Pink Gold

Sisley Ombre Eclat Liquide Eyeshadow Shade 3 Pink Gold

Sisley Phyto-Khol Star Matte & Ombre Eclat Liquide Eyeshadows

Overall some solid wins from Sisley. Pricey but I think worth checking out for the quality and colors.

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Available now at Sisley, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and all other Sisley retailers.

Sisley eye launches provided for review.

Lips Sisley-Paris

Sisley Phyto-Rouge Shine Refillable Lipstick Review

March 7, 2022

Sisley Phyto-Rouge Shine Refillable Lipstick Review

Sisley launched their new Phyto-Rouge Shine Lipsticks ($60, refills are $48) and I have six to share swatches of today. I’m always excited for Sisley newness and I was thrilled to see new spring colors for lips in a shine formula (I’m all about a glossy lip!). The Phyto-Rouge Shine Lipsticks are extremely steep in price at $60 each. They are refillable with the refills being $48 each (still very spendy). I think these are the best shine lipsticks I’ve ever tried.

Sisley Phyto-Rouge Shine Refillable Lipstick Review

The Phyto-Rouge Shine Lipsticks have medium buildable coverage. I think the color payoff is exceptionally good for a shine lipstick. These feel very comfortable on the lips. They’re like a balm + lipstick + gloss hybrid in one. They glide perfectly on the lips and the texture is perfect: smooth, creamy, not too soft, not too thick, perfectly hydrating. There is a subtle sweet vanilla like scent.

Lips feel smooth and hydrated with these. There is a slight plumping effect with the shine and hydration but it doesn’t feel like a plumping lip product.

Sisley Phyto-Rouge Shine Refillable Lipstick Review

The Sisley team kindly sent four to review. I purchased two more. The colors are flawless straight out of the tube. I couldn’t ask for more in a shine lipstick formula. Lasting power is pretty good for a shine lipstick. It won’t be super long wearing as it is a glossy finish but it’s a lipstick I don’t mind reapplying throughout the day.

  • 10 Sheer Nude is a sheer light nude pink with a subtle sparkle, coverage is impressive for a nude this light in color (a lot of colors like this are either too pale or too sheer on me, but this one is perfect!)
  • 11 Sheer Blossom is a warm cream pink with a hint of peach
  • 20 Sheer Petal is a perfect pink cream
  • 21 Sheer Rosewood is a pretty rose pink with a slight shimmer
  • 22 Sheer Raspberry is a perfect raspberry pink with a subtle silver shimmer
  • 40 Sheer Cherry is the perfect true cherry red with shimmer

Sisley Phyto-Rouge Shine Refillable Lipstick swatches

Below wearing:


Sisley Phyto-Rouge Shine 10 Sheer Nude

Sisley Phyto-Rouge Shine 11 Sheer Blossom

Sisley Phyto-Rouge Shine 20 Sheer Petal

Sisley Phyto-Rouge Shine 21 Sheer Rosewood

Sisley Phyto-Rouge Shine 21 Sheer Rosewood

Sisley Phyto-Rouge Shine 40 Sheer Cherry

Sisley Phyto-Rouge Shine Refillable Lipstick Review

Every single color I tried is perfect. It’s hard to pick a favorite although I love Sheer Blossom and Petal – I love the pink tones! I think I have a good color selection right now although I have been eyeing the Sheer Cocoa and Coral colors. I decided to wait and splurge on some of the new Chanel Rouge Allure L’Extrait Lipsticks (review coming soon).

Have you tried the new Sisley Phyto-Rouge Shine? Available at Sisley, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and all other Sisley retailers. Are you team shine or team matte when it comes to lips?

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Four of the Sisley Phyto-Rouge Shine Lipsticks provided for review. Two purchased by me.


Sisley-Paris New Phyto Twists + Phyto-Teint Nude Foundation

October 27, 2021

Sisley-Paris New Phyto Twists and Phyto-Teint Nude Foundation

Always excited for Sisley-Paris newness and today I have swatches of the new Phyto Twists for fall along with a look at the new Phyto-Teint Nude Foundation.

Phyto-Teint Nude Foundation

Sisley Phyto-Teint Nude Foundation 3W1

The Sisley Phyto-Teint Nude Foundation ($95 for 1 oz) is the newest base launch from Sisley. So many of you have raved about their Phyto-Hydra Teint Tinted Moisturizer which I really wanted to love but found the shades too pink (so I never purchased it). I am thrilled the Phyto-Teint Nude Foundation is available in multiple undertones C for cool and W for warm. Some of the colors are available in N for neutral.

The Phyto-Teint Nude Foundation is a fluid skincare + foundation in one. It’s oil free, sheer to medium coverage, hydrating and plumping. On my skin it is sheer but still has noticeable coverage. A lot of you have already messaged me that you’re loving it for your dry skin. I have normal combination skin but it still works for my skin type. It has a lovely natural glow that isn’t too dewy but I do need to set with a powder. I set it with their Blur Expert which I always try to keep a backup of on hand. It’s one of my favorite blurring pressed powders.

Shade wise I am in between shades 3W1 and 4W1. However, because the formula is on the sheer side it is forgiving, and it does adjust slightly after it sets on the skin. It blends in beautifully and I had no irritation or issues even though alcohol seems to be high on the ingredient list. I picked 3W1 Warm Almond and I think it’s a really good match.

Sisley Phyto-Teint Nude Foundation 3W1 swatch

Sisley Phyto-Teint Nude Foundation 3W1

Sisley Phyto-Teint Nude Foundation 3W1

Phyto-Lip, Phyto-Eye and Phyto-Blush

There are new shades of the Phyto Twist color items for eyes, lips and cheeks. These are on the expensive side and I still remember the first ones I bought feeling a bit of an ouch to the wallet. I do think they’re worth the splurge though. They’re the effortless kind of makeup you can swipe and go for a classic kind of beauty look.

Sisley Phyto-Lip, Phyto-Eye and Phyto-Blush new shades

Sisley Phyto-Lip, Phyto-Eye and Phyto-Blush new shades swatches

Phyto-Lip Twist Tinted Lip Balms ($53) are some of my favorite twist up lip crayons. They have buildable pigment, have a glossy finish, add a nice glow and have a hydrating feel. My most-worn colors are 2 Baby and 11 Litchi. The new colors for fall are gorgeous! 24 Rosy Nude is a sheer nude rose, 25 Soft Berry is a pretty plum, 26 True Red is a bold bright red.

Sisley Phyto-Lip Twist Tinted Lip Balms 24 Rosy Nude, 25 Soft Berry and 26 True Red

Sisley Phyto-Lip Twist Tinted Lip Balms 24 Rosy Nude, 25 Soft Berry and 26 True Red

There are two new Phyto-Eye Twist ($53) in 16 Taupe (mouse grey) and 17 Rose Bronze (soft mauve pearl). These are cream shadows in a pencil form you can swipe and smudge. Colors blend out to a sheer finish with the first layer you apply. They are buildable. I really like Taupe for an effortless wash. Lasting power is pretty good on my eyes – once they set they have a budge-proof finish on me although I use them more as shadows vs liners.

Sisley Phyto-Eye Twist 16 Taupe and 17 Rose Bronze

Phyto-Blush Twist ($72) in 7 Berry is the best shade they’ve launched to date. The price is outrageous but I’ve never found anything quite like it. These are soft silky cream blushes in a twist up form. Colors are easy to blend out and layer for a natural look. Since they are creams they won’t last as long as a powder but I still find they have decent lasting power. Berry is a warm berry color. They’re great especially if you have dry skin since they have Shea Oil and Camellia Oil to add hydration.

Sisley Phyto-Blush Twist Berry

Swatches of all the Twist Blushes:

Sisley Phyto-Blush Twist swatches

Sisley-Paris New Phyto Twists and Phyto-Teint Nude Foundation

I really like everything. I particularly love the new Phyto-Teint Nude foundation!

You can find the new Sisley launches out now. Available online at Sisley-Paris, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s and all other Sisley retailers.

Have you tried Sisley Makeup before? What are some of your favorites?




Phyto Twist colors provided for review. Foundation purchased by me.


New Sisley Le Phyto-Blush + So Stretch Mascara

March 19, 2021

Sisley Le Phyto Blush and So Stretch Mascara Review

I have some new Sisley launches to review today! They recently added a few things to their makeup line including the new Sisley Le Phyto-Blush ($80 each) and So Stretch Mascara ($72). With anything Sisley you can expect that the price points will be extremely high but the quality is always exceptional. I personally really love their skincare and hair care line. I have a few favorites in their makeup but haven’t tried a lot.

So Stretch Mascara

Sisley So Stretch Mascara

The So Stretch Mascara is a lengthening mascara that performs well for me. It lengthens and defines and does not smudge. It does a pretty good job at holding the curl even though it’s not waterproof. The applicator is perfect for my lashes – it did a good job at coating them all evenly while defining them. No clumping at all! I have low expectations for most mascaras and I like this one enough that I will repurchase in a few months.

Le Phyto Blush

Sisley Le Phyto Blush review

The Le Phyto Blush is a powder blush with a soft texture that blends beautifully into the skin. I purchased two from Nordstrom and the Sisley team also sent a couple for me to try. There are some matte finish colors that have a soft satin matte and then there are a couple of shimmers that act more like highlighters on my skin. I like that they add a nice chic flush of color to the face. For my skin tone I think the colors I ended up with are best when layered together but I swatched them and applied them on my face below just by themselves. These come in a beautiful mirrored compact that is super sturdy.

I found lasting power to be pretty good! For the shimmers I noticed it emphasized some texture when I applied them alone like a blush. For me the shimmery colors are best as a soft highlighter. Formula-wise these are excellent. Color-wise I think they can be easily duped with other brands. While the quality, pigment, texture and packaging are beautiful I have a hard time saying these are worth the $80 price tag.

Colors I have below, 1 Pink Peony is a soft matte baby pink

Sisley Le Phyto Blush Pink Peony


3 Coral is a matte coral

Sisley Le Phyto Blush Coral


4 Golden Rose is a peachy rose pink in the pan, on my skin it looks more like a soft gold shimmer

Sisley Le Phyto Blush Golden Rose


6 Shimmer is a light champagne colored shimmer

Sisley Le Phyto Blush Shimmer


Swatches below, along side comparison swatches to some of their Phyto Blush Twist:

Sisley Le Phyto Blush swatches

Sisley Le Phyto Blush swatches

On the skin, also wearing the new Chanel Sublimage L’Essence de Teint in B40 (review soon, but I think it is incredible!), YSL Touche Eclat in Shade 4.5,  Sisley Phyto Poudre Compact in 3 Sandy (love this for a soft pressed matte powder). Lips for each blush listed below:

Sisley Le Phyto Blush review Looks

Overall solid launches and quality-wise everything is excellent, true to Sisley’s usual standards. Performance is good for everything and I think you will love them if you try. I don’t know that I can say I think they are worth the steep price tag when you can find colors that have a similar vibe for the blushes.

Have you tried these? Or any other makeup items from Sisley? What did you think? You can find these available at Nordstrom and Sisley as well as at all other Sisley counters.



Pink Peony and Coral and Mascara provided for review. Other shades purchased by me.

Lips Sisley-Paris

Sisley Le Phyto Gloss Review + Swatches

July 9, 2020

Sisley Le Phyto Gloss Review and Swatches

Sisley launched a new gloss called Le Phyto Gloss ($55 each) and I’ve fallen completely in love with the formula and colors! These are hydrating lip glosses with a mix of oils including macadamia, shea and Vitamin E to help soften and nourish the lips. There are 10 shades total – 5 have a reflective micro sparkle shimmer and 5 are more of a non-shimmer shine. The Sisley team sent four colors and I was so enamored with them I ordered four more.

The Sisley Le Phyto Gloss comes with a sponge tip applicator. They are smooth and cushiony with a slightly sticky feel but not overly tacky. I cannot detect any scent or taste. They adhere well to the lips without feeling like they’ll slide around and last a decent amount of time for a gloss. I’ve been wearing these alone but you can also layer over a liner or lipstick. The glitter/shimmers have a tiny bit of texture to them but it’s not too chunky or noticeable after it sets on the lips.

These glosses are thicker in texture with more coverage compared to the Phyto Lip Delight Lip Oils. The new Sisley Le Phyto Glosses also have a little bit more pigment – coverage wise I’d say they’re medium. Not quite super sheer, but definitely not full-coverage opaque.

I think every single color is easy to wear and beautiful. After testing these I found myself drawn more to the deeper and brighter shades although I’m still a neutral lip lover.

Sisley Le Phyto Gloss review

Colors swatched below:

Sisley Le Phyto Gloss swatches

Swatched on the lips below, other makeup details:

Natural Makeup Look Sisley Le Phyto Gloss and Blur Expert


1 Moon is a sparkly white shimmer

Sisley Le Phyto Gloss in 1 Moon


2 Aurora is a shimmery soft light pink with silver sparkles

Sisley Le Phyto Gloss in 2 Aurora


3 Sunrise is a shimmery lighter pink, similar to but lighter than Aurora

Sisley Le Phyto Gloss in 3 Sunrise


4 Twilight is a shimmering rose

Sisley Le Phyto Gloss in 4 Twilight


6 Paradise is a sparkling coral

Sisley Le Phyto Gloss in 6 Paradise


7 Venus is a shimmery nude pearl

Sisley Le Phyto Gloss in 7 Venus


8 Milky Way is a light milky baby pink (the best baby pink I’ve ever tried!)

Sisley Le Phyto Gloss in 8 Milky Way


9 Sunset is a sheer blue based red, almost looks more pink on my lips

Sisley Le Phyto Gloss in 9 Sunset


Sisley Le Phyto Gloss


Overall I think these are a solid A+. At $55 each these are quite the splurge but I think they perform really well. There’s no settling into my fine lip lines, they don’t slide around off my lips, they feel nice and cushiony, colors are right up my alley.

My favorites are Milky Way (because it’s so hard for me to find a good wearable milky pink) and Paradise (because I love a good coral). If you’re super sensitive or picky with texture I do want to note that you can feel the glitter/sparkle slightly if you smack your lips together. But other than that it’s pretty subtle texture-wise.

You can find the Sisley Le Phyto Gloss out now. Available at Sisley-Paris, Beautylish, Saks and all other Sisley retailers. Have you tried these yet? If not what’s your current go-to favorite for gloss?



Press samples indicated with a * in the post. 4 shades of Le Phyto Gloss provided for review and 4 purchased by me.

Eye Makeup

New Mascara + Primer Testing: Pat McGrath, Marc Jacobs, Sisley + More

February 28, 2019

Mascara Testing Pat McGrath, Marc Jacobs Velvet Primer, Lancome Monsieur Big, YSL Curler, Sisley So Volume Review

I have another mascara + primer roundup today! As much as I love and swear by waterproof formulas like Chanel Le Volume Waterproof, L’Oreal Lash Paradise Waterproof and Tom Ford Waterproof Extreme (sold out everywhere!), so many of you prefer regular formulas because they’re easier to take off. I have straight lashes and live in a city that has high humidity so I really prefer waterproof most of the time so it’s beach-proof and sweat-proof. For me it’s worth the extra time and effort to remove every evening. Still I understand it’s a total pain to remove which makes it not worth it for everyone (I swear by these Almay pads to remove the most stubborn of waterproof makeup, make sure you pick the waterproof remover version). The good news is there are a lot of new formulas that launched I think you might want to check out. A couple of these aren’t entirely brand new but new to me.

Home decor / style note details at the bottom of the post, but for all those asking my nail polish is OPI Another Ramen-tic Evening.

Mascara Testing Pat McGrath, Marc Jacobs Velvet Primer, Lancome Monsieur Big, YSL Curler, Sisley So Volume Review


Pat McGrath cannot do wrong in my eyes and she launched the new FetishEyes Mascara earlier this month. I received an early sneak peek and have been testing it for a couple months now. It’s a great non-clumping, defining mascara. It adds length and doesn’t smudge. For me it doesn’t quite add as much volume or drama as other formulas do but it’s a solid one and I truly appreciate that there is zero clumping. Curl holding is not the best, but also not the worst. If you don’t have issues with straight lashes I think you will have no problem with this formula. If you haven’t tried anything from her FetishEyes Collection I highly recommend her Perma Precision Liquid Eyeliner (the two available in the Xtreme Duo bundle on her website).

Pat McGrath FetishEyes Mascara Review


Lancome Monsieur Big Mascara has been raved about my SO many of you. You’ve told me it’s your HOLY GRAIL. I bought the pink packaging one at Sephora and really love it. The regular formula does not smudge but we have had a cold winter here (it has been down to 40s/50s) and even though it’s warming up the humidity isn’t what it normally is. I am worried it will smudge with the humidity so I’m going to investigate in the waterproof version soon. This one adds the most volume that I’ve tried for a non-waterproof formula. It will hold the curl too.

Lancome Monsier Big Mascara Review


Marc Jacobs launched a Velvet Primer to go with their Velvet Noir Mascara. I feel like most primers have done little for my lashes except the L’Oreal Lash Paradise Primer which is great, but not necessary. Even most high-end ones just didn’t do enough to wow me so I had low expectations for this Marc Jacobs Velvet Primer. It exceeded every expectation I had. Paired with the Velvet Noir Mascara it helps the mascara adhere SO much better and makes the mascara look much better. I haven’t tried it with other formulas but am going to. For now I’m thoroughly impressed. I think it’s worth checking out.

Marc Jacobs Velvet Primer Review


The YSL Faux Cils Volume Effect in The Curler just came on my radar. I don’t know how new it is (or if it’s really is new). It’s described as a “curling mascara featuring a unique hybrid brush that dramatically curls and defines lashes for an unparalleled full fan effect.” The description alone plus all near 5-star reviews sold me. It didn’t work for me or knock my socks off. It doesn’t hold the curl or curl my lashes. I really do love the brush and how it’s curved and has rubber bristles. It just didn’t live up to the description for me. I like that there’s no clumping, it defines nicely and doesn’t smudge. I just don’t see enough volume and for me there is no curling effect or hold.

YSL Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils - The Curler


Last but not least is the Sisley So Volume Mascara. For some reason I did not think this was new but the press email I received says it is. I’ve tried a few other formulas from Sisley and they’re all ridiculously expensive. This one has a thick chubby wand with bristles and does indeed add serious volume. It has ingredients to soften the lashes which is nice. Once applied it doesn’t have that crunchy feel most mascaras have but it stays put. I haven’t used it long enough to see if it is indeed strengthening but I don’t know that I would be able to tell with any formula. I like this because it adds volume with one stroke. It doesn’t hold the curl as well as waterproof formulas but doesn’t make mine go straight immediately. It’s also included in the Rachel Goodwin x Les Stars Collection bundle.

Sisley So Volume Mascara


I hope you found this roundup helpful! I think mascara is always tricky for me to write about because even with reviews it’s hard to tell how one may or may not work for you. We all have different lash lengths, density and eye shapes. I’ve tried so many that worked for others that didn’t for me so I know it can be the case for you as well. I still really prefer waterproof formulas so they’ll hold the curl for me. I end up with raccoon eyes most of the time so I’m surprised I found some non-waterproof formulas that didn’t smudge this round.

A few notes on other items featured in the post. On the nails is OPI Another Ramen-tic Evening, Mirrored Trays here, Coffee table here, my favorite eyelash curler is from MAC. Flat zip pouches in the Marc Jacobs photo are from The Daily Edited.

What’s your favorite non-waterproof mascara formula? Always love reading about your recommendations!



Press samples from Sisley, Marc Jacobs and Pat McGrath.