Sunday, July 29, 2012

My Top 3 Sisley Paris Makeup picks

As promised earlier, I am back here to review and share with you my favourite picks from the Sisley Paris Makeup range.

Firstly, I must say that all of them are great and easy to use everyday makeup products. Worth checking out the next time you go to a Sisley counter or have a look on their Sisley website for now.

Favourite # 1

Liquid Foundation :
Phyto Teint Eclat , Oil-free, Long-lasting
All skin types
Retail Price : $142

I strongly believe that the most important makeup product and the one you should not save money on is the foundation. This is one very important information which I share with every single one of my client. As that would be the first makeup product (if you are not using a makeup primer, that is) which will touch your skin right after your skincare routine.

A very lightweight and 'second skin' oil-free liquid foundation. This water in silicone foundation creates a flawless complexion while reflecting the light to give you a radiant complexion.

I use a Charm foundation brush to apply this liquid foundation for that even and natural coverage. It glides on so easily and blends into your skin without too many strokes of the brush. Upon application, it quickly sets into a matt finish.

Especially in our hot and humid weather, a non-drying and moisturising foundation is very important. When we are indoors, we are usually in an airconditioned room so this will cause skin to be dry. Once outdoors, our T-zone might start to get oily. So this non-drying yet silky matt foundation would address this problem. Natural plant extracts which make this a makeup product with skincare benefits.

Verdict :
- highly recommended
- great for light-coverage. buildable coverage
- perfect for dry skin or skin which needs continuous moisture
- very easy to apply and blend. Suitable for makeup beginners to makeup professionals.
- Comes in 10 shades. I use #1 & #2 the most.

Favourite # 2

Pressed Powder:
Phyto-Poudre Compacte  with natural
camellia extract
All skin types
Retail Price : $140

Almost all my clients who come to me for Personal makeup class tells me their makeup do not last , some having to touch up every few hours. This is because the foundation has not been set properly with powder. And I usually choose pressed powder over loose powder as this will give you a more natural finish.

Ok before I talk about why this is my number 2, I would like you to take a look at the packaging. It is so gorgeous! I have always loved animal prints for as long as I can remember, way before it was made chic of recent years. So I must say that this classy packaging would sit nicely in your purse and you might just like whipping this out just to get a reaction (of envy, that is) from your girlfriends. :)

Now back to business. To make sure your foundation has been set in properly , this light-weight and micronised powder will make sure your makeup last and last. Gives you a silky finish from the double coating of Silicone and Lecithin. I like to apply powder using Charm Stippling Brush to get flawless yet very natural finish. This brush helps to spread out the powder without giving you that cakey appearance.

Verdict :
- highly recommended
- great for natural finish
- absorbs excess oil to make sure makeup stays on
- micronised and very fine powder hides fine lines without looking dry
- Love the packaging
- Comes in 1 transparent Matt & irisee (iridescent)

Favourite # 3

Long-lasting lipstick:
Rouge à Lèvres Hydratant Longue Tenue
Hydrating Long Lasting Lipstick
Retail Price : $65

A highly hydrating and long-lasting lipstick because of its active natural ingredients of Calendula Vitamin C and E.

High performance coverage with a wide range of shades to choose from. All 25 of them.

Using a lip brush to fill your lips with this ultra creamy lipstick, colours stay on while keeping  your lips moisturised.

Comes in a very classy gold packaging, another one makeup item which will get the attention in the powder room.

Verdict :
- recommended
- Love the creamy texture and super full coverage
- long-lasting while keeping lips moisturised
- Love the gold and sleek packaging
- Comes in 25 shades. My personal favourite shades are  #14, #21, #32 , #31, #33.

Available at : Takashimaya @ Ngee Ann City
                    : Robinsons @ Centrepoint
                    : Metro @ Paragon
                    : Isetan @ Nex Serangoon

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Sisley Paris Atrium Event July 2012

The first time I was introduced to luxury skincare & cosmetic brand Sisley Paris, was in Paris!

That was during my early days as a flight attendant and a senior colleague of mine took me out shopping with her. I can still remember vividly how the small yet well-stocked beauty store looked like.

So you can imagine my excitement when I was invited to their atrium event here in Singapore to do makeup styling for their most esteemed and loyal clients last weekend.

I was pleasantly surprised with the extensive range of makeup products Sisley Paris has, and with them I was able to create flawless and natural makeovers for the ladies. As I was able to try out and use all the Sisley makeup products available, I ended up totally falling in love with many of them. What's even more exciting was that after the 3 day event, the wonderful people of Sisley gave me a whole lot of these makeup products so that I can continue to use them for my work! Look out for my reviews on them very soon.

The Sisley VIP clients came for a makeover with me before getting a photography session with Creme Photography so that they can keep a picture of them nicely made up :)

Sisley's concept:

Sisley products are derived from natural plant extracts and essential oils, rigorously selected and controlled to ensure that they satisfy the following criteria:
  • The geographic origin is chosen as producing the best quality,
  • The part of the plant chosen contains the desired activity,
  • The harvesting period is mastered to obtain the best extracts,
  • The extraction method chosen best preserves the component’s activity.
Strenuous quality control and careful dosage of components guarantees instant, visible results.

Sisley’s concept and demanding perfectionism have brought Phytocosmetology to a higher level.

Here I leave with a few pictures of me on different days at this event. Sorry for the lack of pictures as my schedule on those days were pretty tight and did not leave me much time to take many.

Makeover in progress

One for the road with George (Creme Photography) before we wrap up on the last day.

Sisley available at these locations :
Robinsons Centrepoint
Metro Paragon
Isetan NEXT

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