There’s something about certain times of year when lots of of new launches happen. However, over the last year or so I’ve become less swayed by new launches and more selective in what I try so it took a lot to sway me to try a new foundation. But I did, and I’m pleased I gave it a shot. The new foundation in my life is the Sisley Le Teint Anti-Ageing Foundation. So let me show you it in action and give it a bit of a review.
The Sisley Le Teint Anti-Ageing Foundation is a foundation that’s all about light and radiance – with the aim of having an anti-ageing effect by countering dullness that can come as skin matures. The three big ‘anti-ageing’ effects of the foundation are ‘smoothing, plumping & radiance’. So that had me sold, because who doesn’t want a bit of all of those?!
The coverage is fairly light, which I am a fan of. Hydrating and you could build it easily if you wanted to. I prefer to keep it light though. It claims to offer 8 hour coverage and I’d say that’s fair, although it is hydrating so if anything it might ‘slip off’ and need a touch up. But rather that than go to dry and show creases. The formula contains two types of mica (mica is a silicate mineral) to deliver the radiance and glow. One being a ‘crystal’ mica (aka tiny little mirrors) and another is the ‘healthy glow mica’ (aka tiny little pink mirrors). When I say mirrors I meant teeny tiny reflective things, not actual bathroom cabinets. In amongst other ingredients (such as red vine extract, Chlorella extract, vitamin E and more) they offer skin-benefits as well as a lovely finish.
For me, I like that it feels light on the skin and adds an instant glow. My new favourite way to apply foundation is with a beauty blender – yes, I am fully a convert to the way of the bouncy sponge. Why didn’t I try it sooner, the finish is as amazing as everyone says.
The only negative comment I have about the foundation is that there are only 8 shades. Which is quite limited – I use the shade Vanilla 0.R with the R indicating more rosy undertones or shades with a number then a B indicating more beige. With the darkest being Chestnut or Almond…which are both pretty fair really. So the shade range is limited. Oh, and it’s not cheap. I knew Sisley wasn’t the *most* affordable of the beauty world, sitting very firmly in the ‘Premium’ category, but I was still a tad shocked when I went to check the price. I anticipated around the £60 mark, but at £98 this is officially the most expensive foundation I’ve ever tried. It’s a good job I really like it or else that would be a massive disappointment!
So, to sum up my thoughts. A really lovely, lightweight and radiance/glow boosting foundation. Great if you have dry skin and want a dewy finish or are concerned about ageing. Ideally if you’re on the fair end of the spectrum and have a pretty hefty amount to spend on a foundation product.
Sisley Le Teint Anti-Ageing Foundation * is available from John Lewis (£98)
*PR sample or gift