Beauty Review: Sisley Paris Black Rose Eye Contour Fluid

Some beauty insiders call them an afterthought, but I believe that a skincare regime isn’t complete without a great eye serum, gel or cream. The skin around the eyes is the thinnest you’ll find on your body as well as having fewer oil glands than the rest of the face, so needs extra special care when and where it can get it.
Most good eye creams and serums are formulated specifically for the skin around the eye, so tend to be a little richer and packed with active ingredients aimed at issues associated with that area. It is more fragile, more prone to dryness, and quicker to show age and fatigue. Squinting can hasten the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and fluids collect under the eyes and cause puffiness and dark circles. 
A good eye-specific product can address at least some of these issues, but first make sure you are applying it for optimal effect. First, don’t overdo it. Follow instructions and go gentle - patting in with your ring finger is the best forms of application for this most fragile of areas, and allows your chosen product some time to sink in. 
Which brings me to the newest formula that I’ve been lucky enough to have a play with, the truly luxurious Black Rose Eye Contour Fluid from Sisley Paris. Designed to smooth, open up, and illuminate the eye in a single stroke, it’s a beautiful pink-hued gel formula that is super light but definitely efficacious. Enriched with rare black rose extract, it works to reduce dark circles and puffiness for a youthful, wide-awake look—and it feels really quite delicious going on thanks to the smooth, cooling ceramic applicator.
When Sisley first launched Black Rose Cream Mask in 2011, it became a cult product in record time, and I predict a similar result when this beauty hits the New Zealand market. It has some totally unique ingredients in play (Chlorella extract, Oily Black Rose extract) that come together to deliver on so many levels, and it has definitely helped my tired old eyes wake up in the morning over the last few weeks of uncertainty and disordered sleep. It comes naturally scented with rosewater so doesn’t irritate, and I love the sensorial aspect when the texture transforms from an emulsion into a refreshing, silky smooth gel on the skin’s surface.

With an RRP of $215 Sisley Paris’s Black Rose Eye Contour Fluid doesn’t come cheap, but it has the high performance qualities and premium feel of eye formulas at more than double that price point. Love it and highly recommend.


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