Sisley Paris Phyto-Lip Twists Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Sisley Paris Baby (2) Phyto-Lip Twist
Sisley Paris Baby (2) Phyto-Lip Twist

Sisley Paris Phyto-Lip Twist ($50.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a twist-up tinted lip balm that’s supposed to be “colored like a lipstick and shiny like a gloss.” According to the brand, it contains Commiphora Resin Extract that “smooths the lips and firms,” along with Phytosqualane, which “hydrates and protects.” The consistency is almost weightless, creamy, and smoothing as it applies. It is very comfortable to wear, and it hydrates well throughout the day–I wore these two shades over and over again over a period of two days. It’s mostly non-sticky, getting just slightly tacky after a few hours of wear. It has no scent or taste. Sisley Paris is a luxury brand, so this formula has a matching luxury price tag; it’s a very nice and well-done product, so the quality is there but whether it’s worth the splurge or not is up to you!

Sisley Paris Baby (2) Phyto-Lip Twist ($50.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a light-medium, warm-toned pink with very subtle micro-shimmer. It had semi-opaque color coverage and wore well for three and a half hours. NARS Sweet Revenge (P, $26.00) is warmer. NARS Belize (P, $26.00) is glossier. Chanel Pink Pivoine (88) (LE, $27.00) is less shimmery, sheerer, glossier. Urban Decay Flushed (P, $19.00) is less glossy, more opaque. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Sisley Paris Berry (5) Phyto-Lip Twist ($50.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a cool-toned, medium-dark berry pink with a soft shine. It had semi-opaque color payoff, and this one was slightly less glossy/luminous compared to Baby. It wore longer, though, and stayed on well for five hours. NARS Quito (P, $26.00) is sheerer, slightly brighter. MAC New Love (P, $22.00) is lighter, glossier. MAC Fashion Perk (P, $22.00) is sheerer, glossier. Marc Jacobs Beauty Studded Kiss (310) (P, $28.00) is darker, more shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Sisley Paris Baby (2) Phyto-Lip Twist
Sisley Paris Baby (2) Phyto-Lip Twist

Sisley Paris Baby (2) Phyto-Lip Twist
Sisley Paris Baby (2) Phyto-Lip Twist

Sisley Paris Baby (2) Phyto-Lip Twist
Sisley Paris Baby (2) Phyto-Lip Twist

Sisley Paris Baby (2) Phyto-Lip Twist
Sisley Paris Baby (2) Phyto-Lip Twist

Sisley Paris Baby (2) Phyto-Lip Twist
Sisley Paris Baby (2) Phyto-Lip Twist

Sisley Paris Baby (2) Phyto-Lip Twist
Sisley Paris Baby (2) Phyto-Lip Twist

Sisley Paris Baby (2) Phyto-Lip Twist
Sisley Paris Baby (2) Phyto-Lip Twist

Sisley Paris Baby (2) Phyto-Lip Twist
Sisley Paris Baby (2) Phyto-Lip Twist

Sisley Paris Baby (2) Phyto-Lip Twist
Sisley Paris Baby (2) Phyto-Lip Twist

Sisley Paris Baby (2) Phyto-Lip Twist
Sisley Paris Baby (2) Phyto-Lip Twist

Sisley Paris Berry (5) Phyto-Lip Twist
Sisley Paris Berry (5) Phyto-Lip Twist

Sisley Paris Berry (5) Phyto-Lip Twist
Sisley Paris Berry (5) Phyto-Lip Twist

Sisley Paris Berry (5) Phyto-Lip Twist
Sisley Paris Berry (5) Phyto-Lip Twist

Sisley Paris Berry (5) Phyto-Lip Twist
Sisley Paris Berry (5) Phyto-Lip Twist

Sisley Paris Berry (5) Phyto-Lip Twist
Sisley Paris Berry (5) Phyto-Lip Twist

Sisley Paris Berry (5) Phyto-Lip Twist
Sisley Paris Berry (5) Phyto-Lip Twist

Makeup Look
On face:
  • Guerlain Parure de Lumiere Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Pressed Powder
  • Sisley Paris Mango Phyto-Blush Eclat
On eyes:
  • Burberry Trench Eyeshadow
  • Sisley Paris Toffee Eyeshadow
  • Urban Decay Scorch Eyeliner

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meganlisa Avatar

Pretty! But I can’t do that price point. Two at $35 I can do. One at $50? Never! They are lovely on you …but then again so many other products are as well.

Kristin Avatar

Hey! Just a heads-up, both of your links in the descriptions say Baby 2 (I think Berry 5 is the second one). Not to be annoying or anything… 🙂

Adriana Avatar

I love a bit of luxury sometimes, and these are undoubtedly lovely looking. I’m glad you reviewed these, Christine! But $50? Fifty dollars? That is insane. That is just bonkers. Looking at the ingredients (thank your for providing that, C!), there is nothing there that Sisley could use to justify that kind of price. It’s not a revolutionary formula. It didn’t take years to research. And commiphora resin extract is an irritant, not a smoothing ingredient. It’s myrrh. It smells good. But it ain’t gonna make my lips any happier.

I really, really love beautiful makeup, and I know that companies have a lot of costs, from research, testing, ingredients, packaging, manufacturing, transportation, advertising and all kinds of assorted legal stuff. All of that adds up. And I understand that makeup is often a luxury good, and ambitiously priced to enhance that coveted luxury aura. I get it. Like everyone else, I wish lovely things were cheaper, but that’s not the way the world works, dammit. So that’s ok. But FIFTY DOLLARS for a nice lip balm? ARE YOU KIDDING ME, SISLEY? GO TO YOUR ROOM AND HAVE A LONG HARD THINK ABOUT YOURSELF.

Christine Avatar

I would say it’s out of bounds, but since I’ve spent nearly $50 (or more) on lip balms before, like from By Terry, I’m not really surprised at the price point! In all honesty, when I read things like those ingredients, it just sounds like fancy marketing spiel.

Andie Avatar

$50 for a tinted balm with cheap looking zebra print packaging à° _à°  ?! I’ve never heard about of this brand. Maybe I should do some more research before passing judgement. My first impression was just à° _à° .

Andie Avatar

You’re totally right Christine. I should have been more direct with my words and said that this isn’t something I’m personally drawn to. I 100% support and respect an individual’s right to buy luxury items.

Kiran Avatar

For a luxury brand item at that price point the packaging is pretty underwhelming. But as far the quality goes these look good enough to eat.

CeliaV Avatar

These really are beautiful, Christine. I don’t get to stare at Sisley Paris often to avoid temptation, so it’s a pleasant treat to see how incredibly these apply. But I think my limit for fancy pencils is reached at NARS Velvet Matte/Gloss/Satin pencils. Isn’t it odd how I can love my 50-dollar lipsticks like my beloved Rouge G collection or precious Lipstick Queen Black Velvet Rope color and totally understand that purchase for myself, but cannot imagine paying 50 dollars for a balmy pencil? Seems so arbitrary. But if balmy pencils were my thing instead of lippies, I’m sure these would be the dream. So grats to all you balmy pencil lovers for what I’m sure is a super exciting find 😀

Christine Avatar

I’m just like you, Celia 😉 I have and will continue to pay for Guerlain’s Rouge Gs without hesitation, but this type of formula doesn’t appeal to me enough on a personal level to be like, “YES, GET THEM ALL!” But it’s the type of product I’d never reach for. I’d always go for lipstick + gloss, lol!

Quinctia Avatar

There’s something about a twist-up that…just makes me refuse to spend more than $10 on one. I won’t even touch a Clinique Chubby Stick, and the only Lipsurgence I have is a gift with purchase.

…it’s just like…I’ve spent money on Guerlain lipstick, and I know it’s just a lipstick, but when I take it out IT’S NOT A CHUBBY TWIST UP, at least! I’m not paying luxury prices for one. I think it’s a packaging and presentation thing. It’s like asking me to pay $60 for an eyeshadow palette that looks like it was made by Wet N Wild.

I really love the color of Berry, though! 🙂

Christine Avatar

Do you think it’s an oversized thing? I always feel like things that are jumbo, value, etc. can sometimes seem cheap. Though I have a love/hate relationship with Rouge G packaging (I feel like a blind bat trying to read those labels now), at LEAST you are getting some legit fancy pants packaging.

Quinctia Avatar

I think it’s because they’re in plastic tubes, and they remind me of those chunky crayons you give to very small children!

baby in a corner Avatar

I have the berry one and I love the formula – it is so hydrating and light. So yes they are expensive but worth it for me.

whitelace Avatar

I’m more of a lipstick gal than a lip balm fancier. I’ve drawn the line at certain prices for lipsticks, however one day I may splurge on a very high end lipstick, who knows? My jaw dropped at the $50 price tag for a tinted lip balm because I can envision factories squeezing this product into its moulds and making millions. I’m in the wrong business for sure! I’m almost shy to say that I recently bought a 99 cent lipstick because I really liked the color, and it’s one of the best lipsticks I own. I won’t be buying these, but to those that will be, I say enjoy them. They look lovely, but I’ll cover my eyes when the price tag pops up.

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