On trial: Sisley Phyto-Teint Perfection Foundation
How does Sisley’s new base fare on five different faces?
What makes Sisley Phyto-Teint Perfection Foundation special?
Phyto-Teint Perfection is Sisley’s first skincare-first foundation, created with Ideal Skin Complex – a triple-action formula packed with active ingredients.
It’s available in 29 shades with 11 levels of intensity and three undertones – cool, neutral and warm. Phyto-Teint Perfection Foundation is the one for instant complexion perfection, with bonus long-term skin benefits.
What’s the coverage like?
Phyto-Teint Perfection Foundation is buildable – think high coverage with a barely there texture, a radiant matt finish and no caking.
Is it suitable for dry skin?
The zero-budge formula is suitable for all skin types – it hydrates, visibly smooths, plumps and protects skin against external aggressors.
Is it long-lasting?
It’s ultra long-lasting. Phyto-Teint Perfection Foundation passed the full-day test, from a 5am start through to work, kids’ bath time and a date night.
Skin type: acne-prone, ageing
Usually wears: concealer
Wants: natural-looking coverage that won’t clog
Wearing: 2W2 Desert
I’ve been blessed with surges of hormonal pustular adult acne and caking my face in anything more than concealer has felt counterintuitive. Sisley’s skincare-first foundation blurs the scars and blemishes along my jawline and feels featherlight. The fuss-free formulation is cake-free (ideal for exhausted undereyes) and helps to smooth, hydrate and illuminate – perfection. ★★★★★
Skin type: dry, acne-prone
Usually wears: no base
Wants: layerable, breathable coverage
Wearing: 4W Cinnamon
I found a great colour match thanks to super helpful Sandra on the Sisley counter at John Lewis in Kingston. This is easy to apply and unbelievably silky, and more than lives up to its lightweight promises. It evened out my skin tone but didn’t clog my pores, and lasted all day. The confidence it has given me during my adult acne phase is priceless. ★★★★★
Skin type: hyperpigmented, combination
Usually wears: powder foundation and full-coverage concealer
Wants: even skin tone without caking
Wearing: 2N1 Sand
This smells lovely – not strong, just pleasant – and glides on without gathering in fine lines or dry patches. Unlike some foundations, it doesn’t give my brown patches a greyish tinge, and I don’t need as much concealer as usual. People keep telling me I’m glowing. ★★★★★
Skin type: dry with acne scarring along chin and jawline
Usually wears: medium coverage
Wants: scar blurring, glow
Wearing: 1W1 Ecru
The Sisley foundation gives really even results and makes me look fresh and awake. It has great staying power and just two pumps is enough to take you from day to night. It smells great and while it’s pricier than my usual foundation, I’d definitely buy it again. ★★★★
Skin type: normal/dry
Usually wears: tinted moisturier
Wants: lightweight yet fuller coverage
Wearing: 00C Swan
Beautifully even coverage, feels lightweight and gives a natural, matt finish. Ideally I prefer a very light coverage but post-baby I need more and this does the job perfectly, plus a tiny amount goes a long way. ★★★★
Sisley Phyto-Teint Perfection Foundation 100% delivers – blemishes are blurred, skin feels softer and looks more radiant and, amazingly, the coverage lasts and lasts.