Aside from their very fashionable zebra stripes, many brands make shadow sticks that look like these Sisley-Paris Phyto-Eye Twist Waterproof Cream Eyeshadows, but I don’t recall one being dressed as well or one costing as much (they’re $50!).
Dat black and white zebra print, tho.
Sometimes I feel like putting an animal print on something is a gimmicky (albeit usually effective) way to make it seem better…
Sisley-Paris, a high-end skin care and makeup brand, promotes their use of plant-based ingredients (full list of ingredients down below, but note — not all of them look natural), and if the thought of spending $50 for a waterproof creamy eyeshadow stick seems crazier than Ryan Gosling showing up at your front door astride a unicorn while carrying a bouquet of peonies and a homemade Key lime pie, they hope that their ingredients are one reason it’s not.
Despite their extravagant price, I do think that these are gorgeous on the skin, and they’re pigmented, smooth and dramatic with a capital “D.”
Here are two of the eight available shades. The others are 1 Topaz, 3 Khaki, 4 Steel, 6 Marine, 7 Havana and 8 Black Diamond.
First time I swatched 5 Lagoon, the teal shade, I bit down on my fist. Hard. It’s a terrifically intense teal with freakishly fine flecks of shimmer, and I fell in lust at first swipe. Sadly, though, 2 Bronze seemed easily dupable (looks like Laura Mericer’s Sandglow and Bobbi Brown’s Golden Bronze to me).
I think it’s nice, but probably doesn’t rise to the level of $50.
But that teal shadow…
It’s impossible to overlook the $50 price of these Sisley cream eyeshadows, but at least they multitask. They aren’t just run-of-the-mill cream eyeshadows. You’re also able to use them as bases for powder shadows, or as liners on the lash and water lines.
That takes the edge off the price for me, but probably not enough. Do you know how many bags of TJ’s cheesy puffs you can get for $50?! Because I don’t…but I’m pretty sure it’s a lot.
Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Lauroyl Lysine, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Polyethylene, Synthetic Wax, Octyldodecanol, Ozokerite, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Lilium Candidum Flower Extract, Propylene Carbonate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Lecithin, Tin Oxide, Citric Acid, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, May Contain +- Iron Oxides (CI 77499, CI 77491, CI 77492), MICA (CI 77019), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).
Both of these shades apply flawlessly, as they should, considering the un-ignorable price. With these waterproof shadows/liners, you get about 10 minutes to smudge and play, but once they’ve completely set, they don’t budge. You could watch The Notebook on your period before listening to that one terribly sad Adele song, and then swan dive off the rock at Waimea TWICE, and these will hold it down. In terms of durability and resistance to water, they’re definitely on point.
Long-lasting, and easy to blend and layer? Check, check and check. Wallet about to burst into flames? Also, check there.
If you’re interested and curious, they’re available online now in the Sisley-Paris permanent line and at Neiman Marcus.
PRICE: $50 each, available in eight shades
AVAILABILITY: Available now online and at Sisley-Paris counters in Neiman Marcus stores
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B (undoubtedly beautiful multitaskers, but that astronomical price…)
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,