The Most Expensive and Best Foundation

Sisley Phyto Teint Expert Foundation
…that I’ve ever used.

I went to @HoltRenfrewCalgary and got the new Sisley Paris Phyto-Teint Expert Foundation.

I’ve used a lot of foundations recently, but this one is really taking the came – and at $160 a bottle, it’s the most expensive foundation I’ve ever had!

I’m totally a foundation junkie.  I love how it goes on to your skin and blends away imperfections giving you the illusion of flawless skin.  I mean, amazing skincare is a must, and helps your foundation just look and feel better, but it’s the one product that I always have and I’m always looking for.

The Sisley Phyto-Teint Expert foundation is a long-wearing oil-free formula that also helps skin look and feel better over time.

Because this is a long-wearing foundation, it does “set” and so it’s better to apply it with a clean foundation brush.  You could apply it with your fingers, I did for the first few days, but I found that some of the foundation would dry on my fingers instead of on my face, so a foundation brush is great at spreading product without picking it up.  I stipple on the foundation with the brush, and then go back and blend.  This gives the foundation a chance to set just a bit before you blend it out.  Start by stippling in the areas where you need most coverage and work out to the areas where you need less coverage.  Then blend beginning where you started.

I use this foundation without a primer – I find that long-wearing foundation works best on skin that’s clean and just moisturized.  I do wear moisturizer, wait for it to sink in, and then apply the foundation.  With my oily skin, I do find that it doesn’t last that long on my skin.  It looks perfect for about six hours, and then I definitely need a powder touch up.  It does separate in places that are especially oily and needs to be smoothed out at times.

Unlike most long-wearing foundations, this doesn’t dry out to a mask.  Instead, it’s moist, almost moisturizing, and leaves skin feeling very comfortable.  It has a satiny almost powdery velvet finish that’s not completely matte.  It’s slightly light-reflective and I think that’s why it makes the skin look so good.  Because there’s SPF 30 in the foundation, it does have flashback, so don’t save it for special occasions.  It’s fantastic for everyday.

Still, it looks so flawless when it’s nicely applied and does last on my skin for the rest of the day, and so I love this foundation and keep turning to it.  There aren’t a ton of colours available – eight in total – and there’s a good blend of warm and cool colours.

If you’re in the market for a new and long-wearing foundation, check out this one.


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1 Response to The Most Expensive and Best Foundation

  1. Kathy Smith-Woodcock says:

    Wow costly, sounds great though. Nothing is as impoertant as the base of course it sets the whole look good or bad.

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