Sisley Phyto-Teint Ultra Eclat Foundation Takes Top Place in Our Prestige Picks

BY GEORGIA ROSE

An angel, and by angel, I mean Sophie, has found my new favourite foundation.

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19 FEB - 2021

It isn’t the cheapest foundation on the counter, but in my opinion, it sure is worth it.

Overwhelming is an understatement when it comes to finding a go-to foundation. You know - finding the one. The one that fits all the requirements; correct coverage, the right feel and wearability.

For years, I have relied on a few select foundations - NARS Sheer Glow and Estée Lauder Double Wear - because, well, I didn’t really want to spend my hard earned dollars just to be met with more disappointment. I think it’s safe to say that not many foundations really stack up next to Double Wear, and 24 years of countless five star reviews really says something. Yes - it was launched in 1997. (Many of you were born after that, I presume.) However, I stand corrected.

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Sisley Phyto Teint Ultra Eclat Foundation Campaign

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Sisley Phyto Teint Ultra Eclat Foundation, NZD$130

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The Application

Sisley is underrated, especially here in New Zealand. But I plead with you to branch out, and I promise it will be worth it.

What Sisley promises: The Phyto-Teint Ultra Eclat Foundation, NZD$130, is a light diffusing, oil-free foundation. The long lasting and lightweight formula offers a natural, velvety finish with a medium buildable coverage. Sisley is one of many brands combining skincare benefits and makeup, with mauve and gardenia flower extract to add an extra hydration boost. “More radiance, more shades, more skincare.”

One of the reasons I love this foundation is that regardless of how I’m applying it - fingers, beauty blender or brush - it always looks good, which is great for moments on the run and applications in the car (which there were many of). It’s fool-proof for people of all makeup levels.

The formulation blends beautifully and as I mention a lot - a drop of Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair works a dream mixed in.

Wearability

Imagine an ant trying to push over a brick. Weird visual, but let’s just say she doesn’t budge a bit. I could easily wear this from early morning and evening - a little bit of my skin's natural oils come through, but if I’m honest I don’t usually wear makeup that long and it’s easy to powder or top up a layer.

Although the foundation is buildable there is no worry about it becoming heavy and caking, which is why I mostly opt for sheer formulations.

With regular use, over the past few months, I haven’t noticed any makeup related breakouts. I don’t particularly believe in the “blurring imperfections” claim of most foundations, but think that the Sisley Phyto-Teint Ultra Eclat Foundation provides a fresh and luminous coverage.

“Sisley is underrated, especially here in New Zealand. But I plead with you to branch out, and I promise it will be worth it.”

Final Verdict

This Sisley baby has definitely earned an exclusive space in my favourite foundation list. It’s the only foundation I have been using for the past month. At $130, it’s definitely more of an investment foundation - there’s no doubt about it - but for those willing to splash our on quality, I don’t think you can go wrong landing at the Sisley counter.

To boil it down, it’s a superior prestige foundation for those wanting a luminous everyday hero for those natural makeup days.

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