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Combination skin can be sometimes very tricky to handle. Skincare that hydrates, keeps the oil under control as well as works to treats it by preventing congestion and improve the skin quality – is all that is needed for a combination skin. With all these expectations from a line and using it since last month, I am going to give some description of the products as well as my review and experience with them. Sisley Paris Purifying Re-balancing Lotion and Sisley Paris Mattifying Moisturizing Skin Care are both suitable for combination to oily skin types. For your reference, I have combination skin which is prone to congestion.

Sisley Paris Products for Combination or Oily Skin

Sisley Paris Purifying Rebalancing Lotion with Tropical Resins

Sisley Paris Purifying Rebalancing Lotion is described as 3 in 1 skincare lotion that purifies, resurfaces and softens the skin. It helps reduce the imperfections and improves skin quality. The key ingredients that work actively to give benefits include: Incense and Myrrh extracts which soothe the skin, Benzoin extract that intensely purifies the skin, D-panthenol which moisturizes and soothes the skin, Java tea extract reduces excess sebum, Salicylic acid exfoliates and soothes, Lady’s mantle leaf extract smoothes the skin’s texture with its astringent properties.

Sisley Paris Products for Combination or Oily Skin

Sisley Paris Products for Combination or Oily Skin

I have been using Purifying Rebalancing Lotion since last month after cleansing my face. I apply the lotion on my face and neck with a cotton pad and then follow with my serum or moisturizer. Since I started using it, I noticed my skin is clearer and healthier. I do not have much problem about shiny areas on the face and it also did not overly mattified it, but more of clearer and smoother skin. I have noticed no congestion and breakouts. The redness which I had due to my breakouts a few weeks back, that is reduced and less visible. It does have a subtle scent that fades away fast but it nothing like alcohol or astringent kind of smell. My skin looks healthier overall.

Sisley Paris Mattifying Moisturizing Skin Care with Tropical Resins

Sisley Paris Mattifying Moisturizing Skin Care is described as a daily moisturizer for combination to oily skin types. It acts at three different levels of the skin to provide moisturizing, mattifying and purifying effects to the skin. Apart from key ingredients mentioned above for the Purifying Rebalancing Lotion, Mattifying Moisturizing Skin Care also includes Marshmallow extract to moisturize skin by delivering molecules able to retain water, bamboo water to mattify, Burdock extract to purify and rebalance, plant-origin glycerin that moisturizes and softens.

Sisley Paris Products for Combination or Oily Skin

I have been using Mattifying Moisturizing Skin Care every morning and most of the nights too since last month straight after Purifying Rebalancing Lotion or follow with my serum and then this moisturizer. I feel it is a nice moisturizer, I do not feel any dryness or dehydrated skin but nice moisturized skin with no oiliness. My skin feels very soft and comfortable. Using this with Purifying Rebalancing Lotion, I have no congestion since last two or three weeks. With skin in the hands of these two products, it is healthier and clearer. It does mattify the skin but to the extent that it looks radiant and luminous but not oily. When I use this during the mornings, I have not experienced any rolling off of makeup or anything, everything goes on smoothly over it and stays intact.

Sisley Paris Products for Combination or Oily Skin

These two products have really kept my congestion under control, keeping it healthier and radiant. The breakouts which I had when I started using this, they did not get bigger but they healed quickly. Both the products are a nice size and can be perfect travel companions as well as will look great on the vanity or skincare shelf. I am glad I did use them for a good amount of time to give you this update and recommendation for your combination or oily skin type. My skin seems calmer now and as winter is coming now, I would rather start cheating with this moisturizer for something more hydrating unless you have oily skin, you can stick to this one.

Sisley Paris Purifying Rebalancing Lotion with Tropical Resins and Sisley Paris Mattifying Moisturizing Skin Care with Tropical Resins are available at Holt Renfrew, Nordstrom, Space NK and Net-A-Porter.

*DISCLAIMER – These are press samples sent to ‘The Velvet Life’, all views and opinions are 100% honest and based purely on my own experience.


The eyebrow is the important part of the face that has the power to transform your whole look and appearance. Good eyebrow shape can enhance your natural beauty, make a good appearance of your face and even make you look more youthful. On the other hand, when the eyebrow has flaws, it will do the opposite. So what is in our hands to do to make the eyebrows look fleek? Actually, let me describe what ‘Fleek’ means first, Fleek is a variation of “flick,” a word well known to makeup-lovers — is when eyebrows are perfectly groomed, filled, and shaped. In essence, “brows on point” and “eyebrows on fleek” are the same thing. And grooming, filling and shaping the eyebrows is in our hands, yes Ladies. The eyebrow products I am going to talk about Sisley Paris New products for eyebrows in this post have totally changed what I thought was not important and how much a good eyebrow product can make a difference.

Sisley Paris eyebrow

Sisley Paris Phyto-Sourcils Design 3-in-1 Architect Pencil

Sisley Paris Phyto-Sourcils Design 3-in-1 Architect Pencil (CAD $80) is described as a multi-tasking eyebrow pencil with 3 specific functions including a taming brush, a triangular tipped eyebrow pencil to precisely redefine, reshape and fill in eyebrows and a highlighter to apply under the arch of the eyebrow for perfecting eyebrow makeup and highlighting the eyes. The texture of the triangular-tipped pencil is very smooth and glides easily for an easy, expert application. The product is very easily buildable from natural to more intense. The foam-tip is coated with a universal shade highlighter powder which enables the correct amount to be applied under the eyebrow. Phyto-Sourcils Design pencil is rub-proof, allowing the shape of the brows remains perfect all day long.

Sisley Paris eyebrows

This pencil is enriched with key skincare ingredients including Acacia wax and Camellia oil. Acacia wax softens and protects the eyebrows. Camelia oil nourishes and softens, enrobes and tames the brows. The natural powder provides a tailor-made coverage leaving a soft, matte dry film.

Sisley Paris eyebrow

I did not experience any sensitivity while using this pencil. Once I am done with my face makeup except for my eyebrows, I brush my eyebrows to remove any traces of makeup and then brush them upwards to correct the irregularities and any sparse areas. Then I use the triangular shaped tip to redefine, reshape and fill in the brows. Then I brush the brows in the direction of hair growth. Next point is optional but I do like doing it, I apply a little of highlighter under the brow arch to illuminate the eye area. The highlighter looks very natural after all Sisley Paris is all about looking beautiful naturally.

Sisley Paris eyebrow

Phyto-Sourcils Design is available in three shades, Cappuccino, Chestnut and Dark Brown. Dark Brown is perfect for you if you have dark brown or black hair, like me.

Sisley Paris Phyto-Sourcils Fix Thickening Gel

Sisley Paris Phyto-Sourcils Fix Thickening Gel (CAD $68) is described as a thickening and setting gel for eyebrows. The formula enriched with nylon fibers that help add body to eyebrows, resulting in the look of fullness. Shade 0 called transparent is completely invisible to tame eyebrows discreetly, which I am currently using. Shades 1, light-medium and 2, dark medium are described to subtly color eyebrows for an intensified look. The micro-sculpting brush enables a precise application for a precise shape with a very natural result. One single stroke for slightly highlighted eyebrows, or several for a more intense, yet still natural shape and effect. Phyto-Sourcils Fix is long-lasting and rub-proof and enriched with key skin care ingredients Pro-vitamin B5 which fortify and Passionflower extract that softens.

Sisley Paris eyebrow

I brush the eyebrows upwards to redefine the shape. Then I brush in the direction of hair growth concentrating on certain areas, if necessary, to set and thicken. It can be applied on its own or over an eyebrow pencil. The three steps are:

1- Highlight the brows: Apply Phyto-Sourcils Fix on its own for a very natural result. Brows are tamed and thickened. The shape is more precise.

2- Perfect the brows: Fill in the eyebrows hair by hair, using Phyto-Sourcils Perfect. Complete the look with a few strokes of Phyto-Sourcils Fix for a perfect shape.

3- Redefine the brows: Redefine the shape of the eyebrows with Phyto-Sourcils Design. Follow with a few strokes of Phyto-Sourcils Fix for an even more defined & intensified look and long-lasting hold.

Sisley Paris eyebrow

The eyebrows stay in place all day without stiffness as many other eyebrow products that keep the brows in shape and make them stiff.

These both products have totally changed my thinking about what a good brow product can do, and that too while looking perfectly natural. I would totally recommend these two products for those eyebrows on point. These are available at Holt Renfrew and Nordstrom.

Do you use eyebrow products? What is your main concern when it comes to eyebrows?

 

*DISCLAIMER – These products were sent to me for trial and review purposes, all views and opinions are 100% honest and based purely on my own experience.


Eyeshadows are something which can change your whole look with some touching and tweaking. You can have a simple daytime look with the same set of eyeshadows and add on or tweak the existing one’s in different ways like applying wet, using more quantity can change your whole eye look from daytime to smokey or intense look. For a person like me, who is eye amateur, I am always on the hunt for some great formula’s that are easy for me to work with and that does work for my day time work and for any outing if there is. Browsing through some websites online, I got to know about these beautiful eye shadows which I am going to talk about further. I bought these Sisley Phyto-Ombre Glow Luminous Eye Shadow (CAD $70 for single eyeshadow excluding taxes) in shades, Pearl and Amber, a few months back.

Sisley eye shadow

As described on the Official Sisley website, Phyto-Ombre Glow is a next-generation mono eye shadow with an unprecedented texture, for an ultra-radiant result and unrivaled sensory effect. Designed to be used alone or combined with other eye shadows, it allows creating tailor-made makeup results. Its ultra-soft formula enriched with plant-based extracts (Green Tea, White Lily, Camelia) is respectful to the delicate epidermis of eyelids. Lighter and comfortable to wear, this shadow adheres better to the eye and is lighter than a typical powder for an easy and long-lasting makeup. It’s high-tech texture delivers an ultra-pure color, with no risk of overdoing it and without powdery effect. Tested under ophthalmologic and dermatological control. Appropriate for those with sensitive eyes and those who wear contact lenses. The results are a flawless long-wearing makeup, without the risk of over-application. The sheer color and light to make your gaze sparkle.

Sisley eye shadow

The main active ingredients of these eye shadows are Camelia Oil which I do love for my skin and hair. It nourishes and softens the skin. White lily in the formula also nourishes the skin and Green tea hydrates the skin.

Sisley eye shadow

And the description is what made me buy these, I love the look of these and the results which are described as sheer color and light which will make your eyes sparkle. The packaging of these eye shadows is really pretty in classic black Sisley single eye shadow packing. The palette of single eye shadow contains a small brush which is nice and does work nicely. I have used the eyeshadow both with my eye brush and with my fingers.

Sisley eye shadow

The texture is very silky, it so hard to describe but so luxurious to apply. This is something I have not experienced before, the formula is so soft, silky and buttery, cream to powder which is very easy to apply and blend. It is very sheer in a single application and can be build up easily. It does give a sparkle to the eyes, the natural one. I have used this eyeshadow on the lids, on my brow bone as a highlighter and on the inner corner of my eyes to add the hint of light.

Sisley eye shadow

I carefully chose these two shades Pearl and Amber so that they look good on my medium tan skin tone. They do suit me as an eyeshadow and as a highlighter too. The other main thing about these eye shadows is the staying power which is really good, over 10-12 hours, it may have lasted long but that is the time I have worn them generally and they looked fresh until the end of the day for me.

Sisley eye shadow

They didn’t crease on my eye lids which are a plus point for me. The quality of the shine they give on the skin is really pretty, does not look any glittery or sparkly, just a nice perfect shine, maybe you can get an idea from the swatches. The pearlescent quality of these eye shadows did light up my eyes and I got the perfect shine I always crave for. I am a total fan, one of my favorites.

What is your preferred eye finish – matte or shiny? What is your favorite eye shadow?



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