The brand’s cult-following Black Rose collection expands with an eye treatment that depuffs, illuminates, and feels like a mini-massage.
Written By ANNIE TOMLIN
Think of all of the blinking, squinting, phone-reading, and lash-fluttering your eyes do on a daily basis. Then think of how many of us treat eye cream as a basic-but-boring part of our skin care regimens, not an indulgent reward for our most expressive facial features. The eye area deserves better than a haphazard dab or two of blah moisturizer.
The French already realize this, bien sûr, and they may well have perfected the art of eye-area pampering with the new Sisley Paris Black Rose Eye Contour Fluid. It isn’t an eye cream as much as it is an eye treatment, given its many sybaritic qualities. First, there’s the texture: a rich emulsion that transforms into a gel just before it melts into the skin. And then there’s everything else. It owes its light floral scent to May Rose water, while the namesake star ingredient, Baccara tea rose extract—borrowed from a goth-y garnet hybrid rose with petals like velvet—smooths uneven texture. The anti-aging blend also includes caffeine to depuff, vitamin E acetate to soothe and strengthen, red vine extract to discourage dark circles, and chlorella extract for a dose of antioxidants.
The fluid itself is thoughtfully luxurious, obviously, as is the application method. You need not use your fingers to apply it. Instead, its curved ceramic applicator feels refreshingly cold as it glides along the eye contour area. Under-eye puffiness? Gone. Fine lines? Smoothed over. The overall effect? Well, we’re not saying you’ll get carded—but don’t leave your ID at home. You never know.
“Everything I want from a luxury eye cream, down to the lovely faint (and naturally sourced!) scent. The illuminating formula and the cooling massage from the ceramic tip is a duo worth all the fuss.”
—MOLLY GREENWALD, Makeup Artist
“An eye cream that instantly brightens dark shadows is a makeup artist’s dream!”
—ASHLEY CORNETT, Makeup Artist
“I can’t get over how beautifully this melts into my skin – or how quickly it refreshes my eye area.”
—LORI YOUNG, Makeup Artist
As with every product on VIOLET GREY, the Sisley Black Rose Eye Contour Fluid reached our shelves once a minimum of 70 percent of testers deemed it a winner. At that time, we added it to our hair care edit with the Violet Code’s official stamp of approval.