The Sisley Phyto Cernes Éclat Eye Concealer comes with a perfectly usable brush
My biggest ‘concern’ when doing my makeup is definitely concealing my under-eye area. I’m one of those gifted individuals who were lucky enough to have been born with a nice pair of purple semi-circles under the eyes.
Yep, the skin around my eyes is so thin and transparent that I’ve had dark circles since I can remember. It goes without saying that concealer was the first makeup product I ever got, and even these days it’s the one thing I ALWAYS use.
Actually, most of the time I apply a peach-toned corrector first and then a beige concealer, since using the latter alone tends to make my dark circles stand out more by making them grey. NICE.
For years, my corrector of choice was the Bobbi Brown Corrector in Peach, but since it’s not the easiest product to get ahold of here (no Bobbi Brown in Italy), I recently decided to look for an easier-to-source alternative that were just as good.
I’m glad to report that I’ve found an even better one in the form of Sisley Phyto Cernes Éclat Eye Concealer in shade 2.
The Sisley Phyto Cernes Éclat Eye Concealer has a metal applicator that gives a nice cooling sensation
Despite being called a ‘concealer’, this shade has a strong peach undertone that makes it ideal to color correct the purple under my eyes. The shade is so right for me that I can actually get away with using the Sisley Phyto Cernes Éclat on its own.
It doesn’t completely erase my dark circles, but I don’t think any corrector or concealer could really do that, unless I piled layers and layers of product. But that’s not the way I like to do my makeup… I always try to achieve the best possible result using as little product as possible. I definitely prefer having a few imperfections peek through, rather than look like I’m wearing a mask.
L-R: Sisley Phyto Cernes Éclat Eye Concealer in shade 2 heavily swatched, my dark circle in all its glory, and my eye area after applying the Sisley Phyto Cernes Éclat under the eye and on the inner corner and setting it with the yellow powder in the Diego Dalla Palma Contouring Palette. Most days, that’s enough for me, but if I’m feeling fancy, I’ll also apply a light-reflecting concealer where I still have a bit of darkness.
Besides being the perfect shade, this concealer also has a perfect consistency that doesn’t emphasize the creases, fine lines, and occasional dryness I have under my eyes.
As an added bonus, the Phyto Cernes Éclat contains a number of ingredients (like Glycerin, Red Vine, Arnica, Ginkgo Biloba, Caffeine, Horsetail, and Carrot) aimed at hydrating and soothing, as well as reducing under-eye bags and dark circles.
Sisley Phyto Cernes Éclat Eye Concealer ingredients
Definitely! But don’t get too excited… This concealer is 107 bucks (€75 in Italy – and I got 20% off).
Insane, I know, but it’s actually much better value for money than the Bobbi Brown one, which is $25 for 0.05 oz. The Sisley Phyto Cernes Éclat is 0.61 oz, so for 4 times Bobbi Brown’s price you get 12 times more product.
It’s still a crazy amount to be spending all at once on one product, so if the Sisley Phyto Cernes Éclat Eye Concealer sounds like something you may like, I highly recommend going to a counter to try it on… You definitely want to make absolutely sure it’s a product that works for you, before investing in it.
Do you have genetic dark circles? What products do you use to conceal them? And what’s your makeup philosophy?