This Sisley eye shadow in Ebony (no. 19) is my little secret for the quickest defined eye looks, both dramatic and casual. Ebony is a dark cool brown that doesn't go all the way towards taupe, but is taupe-friendly. The color and pigmentation are very saturated, so Ebony is a lining and contouring shade for me. I start with a simple nude base, cream or powder all over the lid and under the brow (I'm loving Bobbi Brown cream eye shadows at the moment and pair them with just about anything, including powder formulas), then apply Sisley Ebony carefully with brushes such as Laura Mercier Smoky Eye or Chantecaille Eye Perfector and Eye Emphasizer (most smudge and smoky eye brush work well here). I blend and diffuse as needed- sometimes smoking it out, other times going for a more precise look, and that's it.
I've already surrendered to Sisley Phyto-Ombre Eye Shadow exquisite formula. It's luxurious both in appearance and the way it blends, and stays on without crumbling or budging for 18 hours easily, including a walk in the rain (I wish I could say the same about my hair. I've had some horror days lately). I find this one so fool-proof it's often my half-asleep choice and makeup bag staple when packing.
Bottom Line: now I really want even more color choices from Sisley.
Sisley Phyto-Ombre Eye Shadow ($46) is available from Saks and other top department stores.
All photos are mine.