Sisley Phito Cernes Eye Concealer 2 Review Swatches

Sisley Phyto Cernes Éclat Eye Concealer & My Makeup Philosophy

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

Sisley Phito Cernes Eye Concealer 2 Review SwatchesThe 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.

Sisley Phito Cernes Eye Concealer 2 Review SwatchesL-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 Phito Cernes Eye Concealer 2 Ingredients Review SwatchesSisley Phyto Cernes Éclat Eye Concealer ingredients

Amazing, right?

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?

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  • Reply
    May 4, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    It does cover your dark circles and blends in with your skin nicely 🙂 yes, I’ve been testing ways to really cover up my circles, by using a peach corrector, then concealer, then powder…it ends up cakey, but I notice it’s a little bit better when I do so before applying my foundation


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      Carol in a
      May 4, 2016 at 7:04 pm

      I love that this concealer is not cakey at all! In the States it’s super expensive, though… :-/

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    May 4, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    I know this is a cult product and I believe one of Sisley’s best seller, yet this is the first time I’ve read a review about it! It sounds interesting!

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      Carol in a
      May 4, 2016 at 7:05 pm

      Yeah, I remember searching for reviews in the past and I could barely find any! I guess it’s because it’s so expensive…

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    May 4, 2016 at 3:29 pm



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    Shireen L. Platt
    May 4, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    When I saw the results on your under eyes, I was like ‘oh yea!’, it’s brilliant and the results are amazing. And then I saw the price and I was like ‘oh hell no, girl!’…guess I’m lucky that I don’t have dark circles, just a forest full of fine lines…

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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      Carol in a
      May 4, 2016 at 7:10 pm

      Haha, that’s so not true, Shireen! You have amazing skin!

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    The Fashion Folks
    May 4, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    That’s sounds like a wonderful concealer, loved your review! Xx

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    May 5, 2016 at 2:24 am

    Wow it works really well on you! I JUST bought a Bobbi Brown corrector, too bad I didn’t read your post first. But I don’t think I could have stomached the “investment” anyway!

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    May 5, 2016 at 11:23 am

    The result is truly amazing, there is a huge difference in the before and after picture! But €75? Omg, I paid €80 at the supermarket yesterday to buy the groceries for the week haha! I am glad I don’t have dark circles, only fine lines and tiny wrinkles! (Thanks mum) 🙂


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    H A Parker
    May 5, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    Wow, this concealer looks absolutely gorgeous! I know that Sisley is a beautiful brand and I’ve only ever seen great reviews about their products. It’s definitely at the top of the high-end price tags. But I think that when a product works and does exactly what it say, then it’s completely worth it. I agree with you about applying as minimal make-up as possible too. I literally do the same thing, as I think it’s so much better to look as natural as possible. I would love to try this concealer out next – it’s made your under eye look pretty flawless.:D – Manny MUA x Makeup Geek Palette Tutorial

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    May 5, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    I still use the Bobby Brown Corrector, and even though you did the math for us so nicely, I would still be hesitant to spend that much at once for a makeup product.
    And there is no Bobby Brown in Italy? That is strange, I thought you´d get them everywhere (okay, maybe with th exception of Kongo).

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    Chaste & Beautiful
    May 6, 2016 at 9:36 am

    Wow, this sounds so great and the results are so good. I don’t have really dark circles and a yellow based concealer just works fine for me. Thanks for sharing this product. 🙂

    Chaste & Beautiful

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    Kiss & Make-up
    May 6, 2016 at 10:36 am

    I don’t have dark circles under my eyes (sowwy) so I don’t use under-eye concealer (double sowwy) but woah, this one really makes a world of difference! And yet you can’t see that it’s really there! Your eye area just looks naturally bright and fresh. That price though… UGH.

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    May 6, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    I do not have the dark circles and to be honest I rarely wear face make-up I more of an EYE gal. You are probably going to hate me for saying this but I really do not notice your circles all that much at all.. I think you look very beautiful as is 🙂

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    May 6, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    It is pricey… but the results are very impressive! x

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    May 6, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    The results are actually great!


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    Face to Curls
    May 6, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    Wow, it really does a fantastic job of covering your dark circles and blends in with your skin nicely. It is on the pricey side but sounds wonderful!

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    May 7, 2016 at 5:46 am

    I have honestly never used a corrector but U’m glad u found sth that works and it seems to work pretty well. Surprised to read there is no Bobby Brown in Italy. Great review.

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    May 7, 2016 at 9:38 am

    This looks and sounds amazing, It’s great it comes witha brush too. Will have to see if they do it in my sahde as it sounds so good.

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    May 7, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    Sounds really amazing. The effect is great but no doubt, It’s expensive. Nice review dear <3

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    May 7, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    I have very very bad eye circles and now you got my considering…guerlain has a pen like that but its an eye cream, but I like this concealer pen so much more PLUS it gives benefits too! Ahhhh…wish I had infinite money haha

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    May 8, 2016 at 9:12 am

    Looks really good!



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    May 8, 2016 at 10:47 am

    Wow this looks amazing! It covers up your dark circles so well! I think I need to have a looky at this myself. Thanks for the blog post!!!

    Jodie @ Jodetopia x

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    November 11, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    I know your review was posted in may but I just came across it because I am thinking of purchasing this concealer but I am concerned about it being thick and sticky like the bobbi brown one which I use now. The bobbi brown one covers darkness but it really is too thick and I don’t like that it pulls your under eye area when applying it; it also settles into or may even create fine lines under my eye it tends to get cakey. This one looks similar in shade but much creamier and not sticky is that true?

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      Carol in a
      November 13, 2016 at 9:30 am

      Hi Maria, the consistency of this one is completely different from the Bobbi Brown one. This is much more liquid and non-sticky, and it also feels more hydrating.

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