Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Sisley Phyto-Blush Eclat in Pinky Coral #5



Above: Sisley blush is a delectable extravagance!

My birthday was almost two weeks ago and I received a plethora of beautiful gifts that I am finally finding time to post...up first is Sisley Phyto-Blush Eclat in Pinky Coral #5, a stunning cheek color that looks as amazing in the palette as it does on the face!  My dear friend, WQ, who understands and shares my love of high end beauty products, bestowed me with this generous gift.  This is meaningful because a year ago, she gave me the lovely Dior lip color that inspired my very first Beauty Professor review.  

I cannot believe that an entire year has passed since the inception of Beauty Professor and will need to do a proper "one year anniversary" post before this month is over!

Above: WQ and the Beauty Professor.

Above: The ingredients for the Sisley blush.

Retailing for a formidable $85, the Sisley blush is a serious investment!  It does, however, possess  some undeniably luxurious elements...housed in a sueded sheath, the slender compact features a striking black and white zebra design, a generous mirror and built in storage compartment for a small brush applicator (included).

Above: The protective sueded sheath.

Above: The Sisley Phyto-Blush Eclat is a work of art...before the compact is ever even opened!

Above: Pinky Coral #5 is just what the name implies...a luminous harmony of pale pink and true light coral,.

Above: The compact comes with a small brush applicator.

Above: The blush is embossed with an utterly gorgeous zebra pattern. It is so aesthetically wondrous that I am hesitant to do anything that would challenge the integrity of the design ; )
The blush itself is very finely milled.  Once applied to the face, it seamlessly blends into the skin, creating a glowing pink flush that is subtle, yet brightening.  Although the ingredients lists fragrance, I do not detect an obvious scent.  The finish of this blush is a satiny matte (rather than shimmer-laden) and I appreciate the fact that the intermixing of two shades allows me to customize my color, going heavier on the coral for a more dramatic look, or emphasizing the pale pink for subdued and innocent flush.

Above from L-R: A swatch of the darker coral powder, a swatch of the pink powder and a swatch of the two shades of powder combined in natural lighting.


Above: Sisley Phyto-Blush in Pinky Coral on the face

Bottom Line:  I love this indulgent blush...not only is it gorgeous to look at, but it also imparts an extremely flattering and believable pinky-coral glow.  It is finely milled, hasn't irritated my sensitive skin and is perfect for touch ups throughout the day...its triad of shades truly brings life to the face.  I am so thankful to have received this opulent gift!

21 comments:

  1. That looks lovely, especially for spring coming up!!

    http://jezzdallasmakeup.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hi Jezz!

      Good to hear from you! Thank you...this is definitely going to be one of my "go to" blushes for spring!

      Hope all is well with you...xoxo,

      --The Beauty Professor

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    2. Shoshana/StrongestroseJanuary 17, 2013 at 8:04 PM

      Happy Belated Birthday! I can't believe it's only been a year; your blog is so thorough and helpful. I just recently found it so I am excited that I might actually get through all your posts!! :)

      I too would LOVE to know what foundation you are wearing in these pictures! Glowing gorgeousness!

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    3. Hello Shoshana,

      Thank you so much!! Your sweet words about my blog just warmed my heart! I am so thankful you found your way here and am thrilled that you are enjoying my posts. In the pictures, I am wearing the Revlon Colorstay Whipped Cream foundation, which has completely surprised me in its finish and lasting power...highly recommended!

      Take care and talk soon...xoxo,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  2. Which foundation are you wearing. you are flawless.

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    1. Hello Anon,

      Thanks so much!! In the photos in this post, I am wearing Revlon Colorstay Whipped foundation in Warm Golden...I spent a long day at a ghost town and knew I needed something that would last for hours!

      Have a wonderful weekend...xoxo,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  3. Happy belated birthday. The blush is so pretty; you have a very generous friend.

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    1. Many thanks, Gail! You are so right on both accounts...lovely blush, even lovelier friend ; )

      Enjoy the weekend...xoxo,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  4. thank you for the foundation name. this could be the best picture of you that ive seen in your blog. looks airbrushed but its not. yes and happy belated birthday.

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    1. My pleasure...thank you so much for your amazing compliment and birthday wishes!

      Have a lovely weekend...xo,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  5. So glad you liked the blush, it truly looks great on you:). Also, thank you for the lovely TF birthday gifts--they are easily becoming favorites and are on heavy rotation! I'm even more thankful for your friendship!

    **Great post, BP.

    WQ

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    1. How could I not like it, WQ? It is truly exquisite ; ) Thank you so much on all accounts! I am thrilled that you like your TF birthday loot...you are a dear and wonderful friend, indeed!

      xoxoxo,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  6. I am positively crazy about this blush now. It looks stunning on you. Would you say that this your favorite blush? Also, how is the pigmentation level, and how does it compare to Tom Ford?

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    1. Thank you so much, Akitamama!! I would say this blush definitely ranks in my top three (along with Tom Ford Frantic Pink and Rouge Bunny Rouge Gracilis). The pigmentation level is completely on par with the TF...it just has less shimmer than the Frantic Pink. I am really happy with the coral element, which is different that the pure pink of my two other favorite blushes! It is certainly an investment, but totally worth it for a makeup enthusiast ; )

      xoxo,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  7. Would you mind doing a complete breakdown of what youbare wearing please?

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    1. My pleasure, Akitamama ; )

      I am wearing;
      1. Revlon Colorstay Whipped Cream Foundation in Warm Golden
      2. Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate #01--contour on my cheekbones
      3. Rouge Bunny Rouge Bronzing Powder in At Goldcombe Bay
      4. Sisley Phyto-Blush in Pinky-Coral on apples of my cheeks
      5. By Terry Ombre Blackstar Eyeshadow in Bronze Moon
      6. Guerlain MaxiLash Mascara
      7. Chanel Poudre Signee to highlight (upper cheeks, brow bones, bridge of nose and Cupid's bow)
      8. Tom Ford lipcolor in Spanish Pink and Nude Vanille.

      Let me know if you have any questions!!

      Take care and xoxo,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  8. Hello, I can't get this blush off my mind, can you recommend a lipstick would you go peachy or pink? My lips are naturally pigmented pink so anything nude or light doesn't work for me. The color you are wearing would wash me out.

    I am dark brunette, fair skin, hazel eyes, my foundation is Lancome Teint Miracle Buff 4 do you think this blush would work for me.

    Thank you,

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    1. Hello Gail

      Thanks for the comment...have you tried any lip color from the Tom Ford line? I think that Pink Dusk would look lovely on you. It is a light-medium mauve pink that is extremely creamy and opaque but not too pale. Also, in terms of your coloring, I do indeed believe this blush would work for you! Please let me know if you have other questions and have a wonderful rest of the week!

      xoxo,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  9. My Mac number is NW25 if that helps.

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    1. She is indeed! ; )

      Hope your week is going well...xo,

      The Beauty Professor

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