Ask any Byrdie editor about her favorite moisturizer, and Sisley's Black Rose Cream will probably be on the list. (In fact, one of us even deemed it the best moisturizer she's ever tried.) Thus, we were more than a little excited to find out that the brand was launching its cult-favorite Lip Twists and Eye Twists in Black Rose shades. And after testing them out, we can attest that they're everything you'd want a shade named Black Rose to be: a little inky, a little vampy, and surprisingly flattering, no matter your skin tone.
"I'm a big fan of Sisley's Phyto-Lip Twists, and now that fall is right around the corner, I've been slowly but surely tucking away my coral and peach lip colors for slightly moodier shades. The formula is creamy and the bullet tip made it easy to apply. I swiped the shade straight from the tube and felt like I was applying an especially pigmented lip balm. The finish is a bit shiny, and I usually prefer something a bit more natural and matte, so I just patted my finger on my lips to get rid of the shine.
It gave a really pretty blotted effect, and I was impressed that even a few hours later, my lips looked pleasantly stained with a dark cherry color. Yes, it's pricey, but you can feel the quality in how creamy and long-lasting the formula is. This might just be my new fall lip color." — Faith Xue, editorial director
"I've pretty much given up on any eye product that requires a brush to apply. I'm just too lazy, and there are so many easy, smoky cream-based eye products that look just as good when you tap them in with your finger. Case in point: This new Black Rose Phyto-Eye Twist. The color is different from the lip twist; it has slight gray undertones with just a hint of plum. I drew it directly on my eye, applying it about a third of the way up my lid, then quickly blended it in with my finger. Instantly, my entire look changed from day to night.
I looked like I had spent time blending together multiple eye shadow shades for a blended smoky effect, when in reality, it was just one product and took all of about five seconds. I did try to re-apply another layer after the first round had set, and it was much harder to blend, so I recommend really going for it right after you apply, because this stuff will not budge. I'll be keeping this smoky eye pencil in my purse at all times come fall. If you're thinking of splurging on a do-it-all eye pencil that amps up your look in just a few swipes, this is a safe bet." — Faith Xue
"The lipstick is glossy but really creamy; it's the texture that first enticed me. Then, of course, the color. I've been yearning for fall to come (I type this on a 95-degree day in New York) because I can't wait for the crisp weather and dark, sanguine makeup shades. This one is a perfect balance between brick red and purple as it complements your skin tone without overpowering anything else. It is glossier than I usually go for, but perhaps that's my new thing for fall." — Hallie Gould, senior editor
"I applied the shadow stick with my fingers and blended it by patting out the color from the middle of my lid to the outer corners. It was so easy to do, just smudge and pat. The result was a wash of warm reddish purple that was different than the color of the lipstick but coordinated really nicely. I'm a fan!" — Hallie Gould
"I'm very into sultry berry shades on my skin tone. This is one of those in-between shades you can transition from day to night makeup easily, so I love how wearable it is. Lip crayons make life easier. I'm usually always in a rush, so on rare occasions, I will use a lip liner then a lipstick. More often than not, I'm like, "Nah, too much work." I love how easy this Sisley pencil glides on my lips allowing me to outline and then fill the rest of my lips in. Any makeup product that feels super basic to apply is for me.
It also feels so creamy, which is the best for my inherently dry lips. I'd like to keep this guy around." — Maya Allen, assistant editor
"I'm really loving the pencil theme in this new collection. Like the lip pencil, I was able to apply this shadow crayon in 30 seconds, so I'm sold on that. I swiped it all over my lid, and the formula feels blendable, which made diffusing any harsh lines with my ring finger ridiculously simple. I don't usually wear moody purple shades on my eyes, and I wouldn't necessarily wear these two shades together. However, I have a feeling I'd love this shadow paired with a nude lip so I'm trying that next." — Maya Allen
Shop the Sisley Black Rose Phyto-Lip Twist and Phyto-Eye Twist below, along with the other Black Rose products Byrdie editors love.
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