Sisley Foundation Review


Today I’m bringing you a review of one of the most expensive foundations you can buy. Yes, we’re getting high-brow and high-falutin’ here on full clutch (I promise it’s only temporary). My makeup artist cousin has once again come through with some products I’d never be able to afford, but which she has access to through her work connections.

The product is Sisley Paris Phyto-Teint Éclat Fluid Foundation. The cost is $119 for 1 ounce. You read that right. From what I understand, the Sisley family decided to launch a makeup line where money would be no object–only the best, most pure and luxurious ingredients would be used. Sounds great, right? It is, but the downside is that cost is passed on to the consumer, of course

I’ve been using this foundation for a week…and it’s pretty amazing. It’s incredibly lightweight. When it SisleyParisFoundationcomes out of the pump, it’s almost as thin as water. It smoothes easily onto the skin. For me, I think I’ll only be able to wear it in the summer months, when my skin is oilier; I suspect in winter it won’t be creamy enough for my dry skin. Thus, I think this product would be perfect for people with oily skin who struggle with shine. This foundation lasts all day without betraying even a hint of shine. It’s a great base for blush or bronzer. It also evens skin tone and complexion.

We can’t not talk about the cost. $119 for 1 ounce. That is a lot of money, even for someone who loves makeup and buys it frequently. You can’t get around that reality. I did check out Beautypedia (see my explanation of this kick-ass website here), and this is what Paula says about this brand as a whole:

Strengths: …impressive foundations… 

Weaknesses: …Sisley’s makeup is a bit more straightforward than its skin care, at least in terms of exaggerated claims. However, the shockingly high prices are still intact. It would be nice if the prices were even a little justifiable, especially for their best products (the makeup has improved in a few key areas since its last review), but that is simply not the case. 

Unfortunately, Paula doesn’t review this specific foundation, but her reviews of two other Sisley foundations are very positive. What I take away from this is that the products are terribly expensive while not producing miraculous results–consumers are being overcharged for this foundation. I absolutely believe that–over $100 for an ounce of anything is obscene–but I also think this a great product, worthy of more than what you’d usually spend on foundation. Is it worth $119? You’ll have to decide that for yourself.

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