Yet another lip care + colour product, huh? 🙂 We’ve seen a lot of late. This time around it’s by Sisley. Sisley is known for using natural ingredients in their make up products, so lip care by this brand is an interesting thing to try out. Let’s see what it’s all about.
The boxing is all Sisley, more funky than the classic black and navy blue of Chanel and Dior.
There used to be six shades in the range initially. To me it’s a flaw. Just six shades? Not nearly enough for me 🙂 Obviously, Sisley agrees with me, so they came up with three new shades not too long ago, which I don’t have yet.
The packaging is cute though. Zebra pattern with the brand name in red letters. Nice.
As for lip care, there’s definitely some in this product. It feels soothing and comforting on my lips. I like the feel a lot. If you’re looking for the lip care element, it’s definitely there. In fact, it’s one of the top lip care&colour product on the luxury market, in my opinion. And when I tried the first shade I got – 2 Baby – it felt so good on my lips, I picked up all the other shades available in this lip balm range.
Now to the colour. When I hear ‘balm’, I imagine something rather sheer. Don’t you? Well, that’s not quite what this is. There are two shades which are pretty sheer, one shade that’s somewhere in the middle. And the three bright shades are pretty thick coverage. Classic lipstick like coverage with some shine to them. I just want you to know this, so you don’t get misled.
Well, as long as we’re talking colour, let’s see the shades, shall we?
1 Nude is what it sounds like. A shiny sheer nude. Classy. Pretty.
2 Baby is a shiny sheer baby girl like pink. Cute.
3 Peach is a light coral shade, it’s not as sheer as Nude and Baby. It’s kind of in the middle, between sheer and full coverage. Looks brighter in the stick than it actually is.
4 Pinky is fuchsia. Bright cool pink. Fun. It’s even less sheer than Peach, but not quite as thick coverage as the two shades to follow.
5 Berry Well, what can I say? Berry it is 🙂 More like full coverage.
6 Cherry The name of this shade just doesn’t feels quite right to me. It’s not cherry. It’s a bright red. Not orange red. Just red. Vampy.
All the shades have quite a bit shine to them.
Let’s see the swatch. Here we have left to right: 1 Nude, 2 Baby, 3 Peach, 4 Pinky, 5 Berry, 6 Cherry.
I’d like to move on to a more of a general ground here and talk about a pencil form of lip product that seems to be quite popular now. I have to say, I’m not a big fan. I can’t honestly tell you it’s terrible. But it’s not great, to my mind. It’s Ok. It just feels like especially for lip care products there can be a more gentle form to use of sensitive lips or lips than need extra care. Anyway, that’s my take on it.
All in all, this lip balm is quite good, especially as there’s more natural stuff in Sisley than there’s in make up in general 🙂 This balm is not the best out there, but it’s quite good. I like it and will use it.
P.S. By the way, when it comes to Sisley, don’t forget, the price is usually double what it is in other luxury make up products out there. Personally, I find it quite puzzling. Sisley make up in average is definitely as good as other luxury brands make up lines. Is it twice as good to cost double? I’m not convinced 🙂