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Review | Sisley Phyto-Touche Illusion d’été Sun Glow Bronzing Gel-Powder

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A natural-looking sun-kissed glow in just a few seconds without exposing your skin to the sun and its harmful effects? Sisley makes it possible this spring and summer with the new Phyto-Touche Illusion d’été Sun Glowing Gel-Powder! Let’s have a closer look together!

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Like all Sisley products the new Phyto-Touche Illusion d’été Sun Glowing Gel-Powder is an absolute beauty to look at. From the elegant silver-colored packaging to the pattern in the powder, Sisley products always manage to make my heart skip a beat. Some people need a good cup of coffee to start the day, well, all I need is a Sisley product for my day to be off to a great start! It’s the little things, right? :-)

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But it’s not just about looks with Sisley, because the quality of Sisley products is fantastic as well. Which by the way is how it should be considering how expensive Sisley products are. The new Sisley Phyto-Touche Illusion d’été Sun Glowing Gel-Powder promises to give you a lovely natural-looking sun-kissed glow. The powder is talc-free, ultrafine and lightweight which according to Sisley results in a perfectly natural finish. The powder also uses a soft focus effect to make fine lines and imperfections less visible, and the long-wearing micro pigments in the formula promise to even out the skin. And last but not least the natural ingredients in the powder like gardenia, mauve and linden promise to soften and hydrate the skin.

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The texture of the new Phyto-Touche Illusion d’été Sun Glowing Gel-Powder is quite unique. It’s not just a powder, but it’s a gel powder. That means that it feels and looks less powdery and less dry than a regular powder. By combining gel and powder into one formula you kind of get a best-of-both-worlds situation: the Sisley Phyto-Touche Illusion d’été Sun Glow Bronzing Gel-Powder is easy to apply and immediately becomes one with your skin for that übernatural look, but at the same time it also provides some coverage to even out the skin.

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The finish of the Sisley Phyto-Touche Illusion d’été Sun Glow Bronzing Gel-Powder is, as Sisley promised, indeed very light, natural-looking and glowy. It really gives you that I’ve-just-spent-a-week-on-the-Spanish-riviera look. Sexy! But I do notice that the product doesn’t really even out my skin. I still have acne and I suffer from some redness in my face, and to get rid of that I need a lot more than just a layer of the Sisley Phyto-Touche Illusion d’été Sun Glow Bronzing Gel-Powder. I also notice that the sheen in the powder slightly emphasizes my oily skin and large pores. Those of you that have been blessed with good skin can definitely use the Sisley Phyto-Touche Illusion d’été Sun Glow Bronzing Gel-Powder on its own for an all-over tanned effect, but if you have irregular and impure skin like me then you’re better off applying your usual face make-up and then using the Sisley Phyto-Touche Illusion d’été Sun Glow Bronzing Gel-Powder as a bronzer instead of as an all-over face powder. That way you still get that lovely sun-kissed effect, but without emphasizing imperfections.

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Bottom line? The Sisley Phyto-Touche Illusion d’été Sun Glow Bronzing Gel-Powder is a gorgeous product that adds color and radiance to your skin in a very natural-looking way. Depending on your skin type you can use the product as an all-over face powder or just here and there as a bronzer. If you like sun-kissed skin but don’t want to expose your skin to the sun or tanning beds, then you will definitely find a great ally in the new Sisley Phyto-Touche Illusion d’été Sun Glow Bronzing Gel-Powder. I know that spring and summer are still veeeery far away, but I already gave the Sisley Phyto-Touche Illusion d’été Sun Glow Bronzing Gel-Powder a spot in my daily make-up bag!

The new Sisley Phyto-Touche Illusion d’été Sun Glow Bronzing Gel-Powder will be available mid-March for 102 CHF.

What are your thoughts on the new Sisley Phyto-Touche Illusion d’été Sun Glow Bronzing Gel-Powder? What do you use to add some color to your face?


  1. Hmm, I already come with a nice, bronzy glow :)

  2. Hi Melissa, I love Sisley products, I tried a few of them in the past and they were more than fantastic, though very expensive as you said. I never tried this one, but may run to buy it soon:-)

  3. I’ve never tried Sisley products, it’s way out of my budget unfortunately, but that bronzer looks like an absolutely lovely product!

  4. wow, dit is echt een hele mooie….
    dan stelt mijn hema bronzer niets bij voor, hahaha

  5. Wat een prachtige bronzer!

  6. Vind hem wel erg mooi! Jammer dat hij zo prijzig is, anders had ik hem nog best willen proberen :)

  7. Aangezien ik bijna een spookje ben kan ik deze wel gebruiken :) lijkt me een fijne bronzer!

  8. Ik ben gek op Sisley, wat een plaatje is het!

  9. Hey Melissa, I have this one too but I haven’t given it a proper go yet! I’ll probably have to use it as a bronzer instead of all over, because the pores around my nose certainly need no emphasis ;) The texture reminds me a little of the Givenchy ones.

  10. I want this now! It sounds great, and you can never have enough bronzing powder, which for my skin colour I use as a blush.

  11. You have a lovely glow to your skin and this product only enhances it… you look beautiful as usual :)

  12. Wat een mooie bronzer zeg :D! deze lijkt me ook erg goed

  13. Ik gebruik deze ook als bronzer. Echt een heel fijn product !

  14. Wauw, wat mag deze bronzing powder kosten?
    Want dit merk heeft altijd make-up en waar menig dames blij mee zullen zijn!
    Het ziet er zo mooi uit! Ik ben wat dat betreft met dit soort make-up liever te vroeg dan te laat hihihihi….. ook al is de summer nog zo ver weg want voordat je het weet…….. ;-)
    In het voorjaar kunnen we nl ook al hoge temperaturen verwachten…..
    Je weet het maar nooit en dan zitten we hele zomer zonder zo een powder.
    Je hebt zo een gave huid en ik zie totaal geen spots etc. op je huid!
    Jij hebt een zeer mooie look gemaakt…… ;-)

    Fijne dag Xoxo

  15. Wat een beauty is het, geeft je echt een sunkissed skin!

  16. Wat een supermooi effect! Ik heb nog niks van Sisley..

  17. amazing effect :) you always review incredible items!

  18. The texture sounds really interesting! With powder sometimes you feel so cackey, even when it is bronzing powder.

  19. nice :D
    maybe we can follow each other? let me know!

  20. Gorgeous! I love how it looks in the pan and on you! Such a winner.

  21. Prachtige bronzer.. en het staat je héél goed en subtiel! Wel prijzig zeg… en een bronzer heb ik ook niet echt nodig haha. Alhoewel ik wel een bronzer van l’oreal gebruik als blush. But that is all!

  22. Ik heb dit merk nog nooit geprobeerd, maar wel een heel mooi resultaat!
    Sommige bronzing powders kunnen zo teleurstellend zijn, maar deze zeker ni! Prachtig

  23. Kende dit merk nog niet, maar klinkt erg fijn!

  24. Wat een mooi resultaat en zo gaaf!

  25. Oh, té mooi. Helaas ook té duur, haha.

  26. Jackie Harrison

    February 5, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    You did an amazing job with this tutorial you look beautiful I want that bronzer. Thank you for visiting my blog if you like to follow- Follow me by bloglovin I will follow back fast. Need to give this post a like on bloglovin great job.

  27. Oooh, gorgeous! I really like the pattern, and the warm glow it gives you! Makes me really want summer to be here already!

  28. Bautiful look as usual ;-)

  29. it looks great, love your makeup!


  30. le résultat est naturel, c’est joli!

  31. Looks so pretty on you The packaging is gorgeous too.

  32. It sounds almost too good to be true, it’s beautiful to see how the light reflects off your skin. Seems like a good shaping bronzer as well, if you don’t mind the radiant look.

  33. Goed product! en ook een leuke foto! ;)

  34. Ohhh pretty! I think I need it :)

  35. Oh wow, ziet er heel mooi uit, en geeft idd een natuurlijke finish. Ik heb nog nooit iets van Sisley geprobeerd, maar kom serieus in de verleiding!

  36. I love it how looks the color is very pretty, looks more dark on pan but looks very cute!

  37. Ziet er gorgeous uit op je huid ^_^ natural and healthy. I’m jelly of your skin woman :p ik ben gewoon te bleek voor 90% van de bronzers. Of illuminators. Illuminated orange over here dan.

  38. looks great on you! nice packaging too. thanks for sharing your review. xx. gigi.

  39. Hi Melissa, Sisley products are great, I tried a few of them in the past and I love them, but no doubt, they are expensive <3 You look so pretty <3

  40. Ik heb nog nooit een product van Sisley geprobeerd. Ligt iets buiten mijn budget ;), maar deze bronzer ziet er wel heel erg mooi uit!

  41. writtenbysuzanne

    February 6, 2014 at 11:18 am

    The packaging itself is super gorgeous!! I heard that Sisley’s skincare is amazing too :)

  42. Wat een prachtig product! Alleen al perfect om naar te kijken! Geef je huid een mooi kleurtje! :)

  43. I have not tried anything from Sisley but it sounds delicious! The chocolate-toned glow *o*

  44. I’m one of those people with ‘the sun is my mortal enemy, that’s partly why I spend so much time in dark dungeons’ kind of skintone, so bronzers are always a bit lost on me…

    …however, you look absolutely gorgeous in this one, and I’m so impressed/envious that you have something from Sisley ;-)

    • Well, the sun really IS our mortal enemy! I stay out of the sun too and I never tan. So good for you for avoiding the sun. That’s why night elves still look like they’re in their 20s when they’re actually like 454, you know: no tanning!

  45. Thank you for introduce me to this awesome, doesn’t hurt to try. Your make up is beautiful.
    xx ( You got my liked:))

  46. Whaou cette poudre a l’air sublime!!!

  47. I’ve never tried Sisley but I’ve heard so many good things about the brand.

  48. I think it looks good on ya! When you are pale though you gotta be careful!

  49. ziet er echt prachtig uit!

  50. It looks so beautiful in the pan! Too bad though because Sisley is not locally available where I am.

  51. This is such a gorgeous product! And not just in the pan. I love how it looks on you as a bronzer.

  52. That looks stunning on you. I’m so jealous of your perfect skin!

    Corinne x

  53. mademoiselle mode

    February 7, 2014 at 8:13 am

    Lovely and perfect color :)


  54. O de donkere kleur in de verpakking schrikt me af haha. Ik ben echt slécht in het aanbrengen van bronzer of contouren. Ik zie er altijd veel te bruin uit. Ben jaloers op hoe prachtig jij ermee staat haha!

    xoxo Anine

  55. Such a pretty design! If it weren’t for the price I’d get it just for that! The finish looks really lovely and natural on you! These days I’m totally hooked to Guerlain Crazy Terracotta but I think I’ll soon switch to a bronzer soon, can’t wait for spring! :)

  56. That looks great on you, I did have a swatch at the counter and agree the formula is lovely, but this would be a bit too much on my skin, Sisley really do some lovely makeup, I’m surprised they don’t have a bigger collection really.

  57. *Whistles at you* Spanish Riviera indeed! I love the sunkissed look sans sun! :)

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