The Perfect Pink? A Lipcote Lipstick Review

November 4, 2015


Brand Name: Sisley Long-Lasting Lipstick

Colour: L31 Rose Fuchsia

Price: £32

Lipcote Rating: 5 / 5

Sisley is a French cosmetics company, founded in 1976 and specialising in phytocosmetology; the use of natural plant extracts in beauty products. They are now a world leader in luxury cosmetics, and a beauty editor favourite, so we just had to dip our toe in the makeup waters, so to speak…

We chose the long-lasting hydrating lipstick to review, in L31 Rose Fuchsia. An ultra bright shade this isn’t for the faint-hearted! It’s a bold pink, but unlike other fuchsia shades, which can be very blue or purple toned, this feels almost like a warm fuchsia, if that’s possible! With slightly coral undertones and much less blue than other pinks, it’s instantly easier for warm or olive skin tones to wear, whilst still flattering cool and fair tones too. As a hydrating formula we thought it might feel greasy or the colour would be too sheer, but we needn’t have worried! With intense pigmentation and a satin finish this lipstick appears much more like a full finish, matte version, but it behaves like a soft, buttery lip balm, applying smoothly but only needing one sweep to deliver full coverage, and true colour. There’s no greasiness, just a satin finish, so all we needed to do was apply twice as usual, blot after each application, and then apply Lipcote, and we didn’t even have to think about touch-ups for the rest of the day! The packaging definitely deserves a mention – the sleek gold tube with a punched-out ‘S’ opens to reveal a hexagonal twisted lipstick bullet with the Sisley logo embossed on one panel. We know, we know, it’s shallow, but we love the unique look this design gives the product, and it even comes with a little velvet pouch that the tube can be kept in!

In case you couldn’t tell, we’re seriously impressed, and that’s not a regular occurrence! It is very expensive, even above the price points of luxury houses like Chanel and Dior, but we reckon it’s worth it! So for your chance to win it, plus a bundle of other goodies in our Easter giveaway, enter via our competitions app on our Facebook page… and good luck!

Love, Lipcote x