I swear Sisley uncovered some secret new lip pencil formula when they created these Phyto Lip Twists. Because while they look like every other jumbo lip pencil out there, they couldn't be further from that. Yes, they have the shape of a lip pencil and the mechanics of one, but the feel of them on the lips is by far one of my favorite formulas of all time. The colors manage to be bold but not too bold, sheer but not too sheer - it is the perfect balance of coverage. Rarely have I ever come across a formula that perform like this and wear so well. The shape of them makes it so easy to apply - and this may shock you but I can actually apply these without a mirror. That is how perfect the point of the this pencil is shaped - it fits right onto my lip without being too small or too big and glides right on.
The three shades they launched are Candy (8), Coral (7) and Chestnut (9) (swatched above in that order) and will most certainly get you in the mood for spring's brighter colors. As you can see from the above swatches, they look incredibly even and smooth on the lips. I find that if my lips are experiencing any dryness or peeling, these lip pencils hide that immediately. My lips stay hydrated and moisturized almost all day when wearing these, and I only need to touch up once or twice. They are obviously not as pigmented as a matte lipstick or full coverage formula, so the staying power is strong but it's certainly not a 12 hour stain. That being said, I wouldn't want it to be because that may take away from the richness and emolliency which is one of the reasons my lips enjoy wearing these Phyto Lip Twists. I know these are quite a splurge, but they truly deliver on their luxury status and are worth every penny.
*pr samples included
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