Since I buy a lot of Sisley products (and get tons of GWP), I’ve accumulated many samples of Phyto Teint Eclat foundation in various shades. Each sample contains 2ml, so I’ve probably used up the full size amount in samples.
Phyto Teint Eclat (Oil Free Foundation) foundation comes in a 30ml pump bottle and it is very expensive – it retails for $115.
I have fair skin, neutral to yellow undertone (NC15), although my face is currently somewhere in between NC20 and NC25. My skin is oily and, while I do not have heavy acne and I am not breakout prone, I can count on one acne per week. My pores are also very expanded.
What I require from the foundation is minimal coverage – the foundation simply needs to even-out my skin tone, cover slight discolourations and minimize the appearance of the pores.
Phyto Teint Eclat has low to medium coverage and the people looking for heavy coverage may want to avoid it (although it is possible to add one more layer to get better coverage, some wouldn’t consider it heavy enough).
It is very lightweight (also a “must” for the foundations) and you can barely feel that you wear one. Small amount is needed, which is good because the foundation is very expensive. It evens out the skintone and covers discolourations. The foundation is lightly fragranced, but the smell completely disappears after application. I experienced no breakouts.
It minimizes the appearance of the pores and doesn’t accentuate dry, flakey skin. It lasts all day and provides natural, slightly matte finish, but I cannot say that mattifies because I had to use blotting papers after several hours.
This foundation definitely needs to be tested before the purchase, because some shades oxidize as they dry. The shade Ivory got much darker (and more pinker, although it still had neutral undertone) when it dried. It is much darker than the shade 103 Ivory in Clarins. I think that Sisley Phyto Teint Eclat in Ivory is more closer to NC20-25, especially after it dries.
If you have almost good skin, maybe with some expanded pores or redness, this will be the ideal foundation. If you deal with acne, this foundation won’t provide satisfying coverage. This foundation gives “no foundation” look – it only improves you skin, but without visibly masking it.
Up until I have found Clarins Everlasting, Sisley Phyto Teint Eclat was an epitome of what my ideal foundation should be like but now I think I would like it more if the coverage were a bit better.
This foundation is really a splurge. I can easily say that it is not better than $50 foundation, but if you have $115 to spare, it is a nice treat.
UPDATE: I have purchased the full-size of this foundation in shade #0 and I have updated the post with the new foundation bottle picture.
Sisley Phyto Teint Eclat #1 Ivory Swatch:
Sisley Phyto Teint Eclat on my skin (no foundation/foundation) – you can click to enlarge:
The comparison of Sisley Phyto Teint Eclat in Ivory and Clarins Everlasting in Ivory:
Sisley Phyto Teint Eclat INGREDIENTS:
Aqua, Clyclomethicone, Propylene glycol, Silica, Dimethicone, Dimethicone copolyol, Polyethylene, Polysorbate 20, Sodium cocoyl glutamate, Disodium cocoyl glutamate, Sodium chloride, Beeswax (Cera alba), Phenoxyethanol, Acrylates copolymer, Malva sylvestris (mallow) extract, Tilia cordata flower extract, Sodium dehydroacetate, Gardenia florida extract, Methylparaben, Fragance (Parfum), Sorbitan sesquioleate, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Propylparaben. May contain (+/- Titanium dioxide (Cl 77891), Iron oxides (Cl 77491, Cl 77492, Cl 77499)