Edit: I am using this foundation for about 4-5 years now. The quality is very good and the lasting power is good as well.
Unfortunately, I found that the fragrance is doing no good for my skin so I am looking forward to find a fragrance-free foundation.
I won't miss the packaging: the cap always cracks, which results in my foundation drying out (or you can use a tootpick...).
This is my first review here because I just had to rave about this foundation. I have used Prescriptives, Lancome, Chanel, Dior, MAC, etc. and this one is by far the best. I am 59 and have a bit of redness and dark spots due to sun damage, although the texture of my skin is good and I only have a few wrinkles. This foundation looks so natural, stays all day and doesn't rub off. It doesn't sit in the wrinkles either. The coverage is great without feeling heavy. Well worth the money.
I love this foundation. Especially living in the south in the summer. This stays looking good. It covers all my pores without looking heavy. I just blend it in with my Mac 187 brush. It is the only foundation I can look in the mirror in natural light and not see my pores on my cheeks. I have normal skin mostly and this does not dry me out.
This foundation is great. For one it feels like you are not wearing anything. It does not have that suffocating feel other foundations give you. It is also very high performing. As time goes on the foundation looks and feels better. It never gets patchy, dirty or muddy so I don't have to retouch or reapply when I go out after work. It looks fresh till late hours of the night. The finish is matt so if you have dry skin like, you must wear something under it. I wear Decléor oil.
This foundation cost me around A$90 on Strawberrynet but let's face it you will never get the skincare value you get from this foundation from another foundation. The quality of ingredients becomes apparent when you take it off and find your skin looking healthy, clean and radiant. Nothing like the clogged up feel other foundations give you.
The colours range is very limited. Shade #2 is a tad light for me but I couldn't go to #2.5 since that was too orange. So some people may find colour range an issue, so try before you buy.
I have normal/dry skin, but weather here is really humid so I thought I would switch to something lighter. But this foundation is really drying. It actually made my face feel really tight when I used it the first time. (like I had a sun burn). Also, it is very matte and look lighter on the face. I don't like how it looks on my face. I felt that it ages me.
So after sadly giving up on Sue Devitt (they stopped selling it everywhere in my area and I'm not a fan of online purchasing) i have been on the hunt for an amazing foundation for my oily, acne, scarred skin. First I tried Cargo oil free foundation. I was a greasy mess and it seemed to mask all of my facial contours, and sink deeply ito my large pores, so after about 3-4 weeks of use I gave up on it and began my hunt again. Thats how i came upon Sisley.
I received a sample at Neiman Marcus and immediately went home and tried it out. My friend who was with me ( a very honest, overly critical friend) thought it looked great and told me she liked it. I went back the next day and purchased it. I really love it. I use it with the Erno Laszlo Controlling Loose Powder. A perfect combination. My skin is somewhat less oilly. My pores look way smaller and my co worker said it made my skin look very soft. The best part is, that after 12hrs of wear it still looks decent. Now thats a miracle. It is really expensive but hopefully it will last a while. If you have oily skin make sure to pair it with a oil controlling powder because the foundation is not enough on its own. Also one other plus seems to be that the oil I am producing on my face seems to be thinner than before. I'm in love!!! Well I will update this review as i get more face time wth this product. Get a sample before you buy, cause its pricey stuff.
So update! I'm still using this product and loving it. But now i use it with bare minerals mineral veil. I really love it. Each bottle lasts about 6 months and i do buy two different shades and blend then together as nessary to get the right color. Seems ridiculous to but two $100 bottles but it lasts you twice as long so its the same price in the long run. I mix 1 and 2+. Its really an amazing product!
UPDATE: 09/17/09- Still love this foundation. Now i just use the colour 1, it does get a little darker after about 30 minutes on your face so maybe try a shade slightly lighter than you would normally buy. But really..... I love this foundation.
I have been trying this foundation - on and off - for years now (thanks to my BA who also happens to be a friend – every time I leave her shop I am packed with all types of high-end treatment & makeup samples).
So by now I must have used the content of say 2 bottles of this foundation.
I like it, but I will never spend the outrageous money they ask for it!!
Don’t get me wrong: I mostly agree with the majority of the reviewers here: this foundation is lightweight, stays put all day, is not artificial looking.
Has a lovely texture and delicate natural/herbal scent… but to me, it is just a good foundation, period.
Nothing major to it, in addition I need to put a consistent quantity, for it does not cover properly my discoloration – I need concealer in addition.
This and the price, as I said, always discouraged me from buying the retail bottle. I will stick to my various HR, Lancome, Dior, Estee Lauder foundations!
I think Sisley is a good cosmetic house (I have been trying ALL the products in the range!!!!!!!) but it is way overrated and way overpriced!
This is simply the best stuff, especially if you can find a color match, I wear the lightest, but it's a little bit yellow, I mix it with with my Chanel Vitalumiere (in Porcelain), and the color and texture is perfect. I wear it over Cle de peau getle smoothing primer (as the fndtn doesn't have any SPF) and it looks good and stays put. Also, it's very comfortable on the face, not drying, and I think it keeps my skin clear and nice with all the antioxidants it has. No breakouts so far... Would highly recommend. Good stuff.
After using this foundation for two weeks, I feel like I need to go back and edit all of my other foundation reviews. Nothing compares to this elegant, lightweight, oil-free foundation. I've only recently discovered it. It is the only foundation that makes my skin comfortable, doesn't accentuate lines, and doesn't make my skin ultra oily. Its perfect for my skin type, which is currently sensitive and very acne prone. This is very, very expensive at $104 USD, By the way, unlike other reviewers, I need more than one pump to cover my face. I typically use two or three to get the coverage I want and need.
I have been using this product on and off for years. I have strayed occassionally and lately to La Mer (liquid & creme- too hyped/ too overpriced), Guerlain and La Prairie (unnatural/too overpriced/acne). But I always come back to this liquid foundation.
Funny but after stints of being disloyal, this foundation never ceases to amaze me everytime I start applying it on my face all over again.
Texture: Light and oil-free. Blends easily and you only need one small light pump to cover face. Spreads thinly but sufficiently. This is ideal for oily/combi skin, so if you prefer a little more moisture, get the Botanical Foundation (transmat) which is also as addictive.
Color: I have this in #2 soft beige and it stays true all day and night long.
Performance: For the first hour after application, it's just like any ordinary foundation. The dough kicks in after that one hour. My pores shy away. I look more vibrant and soft and younger as each hour passes by. I have the look of someone who's born with perfect skin...the most natural I have encountered so far. In fact, sometimes I become so accustomed to that type of skin that I hate my face when it's bare.
Price: Here in Singapore, this is very reasonable (about S$140) compared to La Mer (S$168 for creme fdn) and La Prairie (about S$360 last year). A little more pricey than ordinary liquid foundations but the result is priceless.
Conclusion: THE BEST FOUNDATION EVER CREATED. My issues on big open PORES and redness are swiped out. If you are thinking of buying any high end foundation, I highly recommend that you try Sisley first. Better performance and quality at a fraction of the price.
There are people who say that this fdn is overrated and over-priced and yet they keep on using its sample version over and over again for years...umhhh....