I have makeup moments that give me palpitations. My first glance at Sisley's Palette Orchidée for Spring Summer 2012 was one of those moments (click on the photo above to enlarge it!). It's the centerpiece of the Tropical Orchid Collection. Isn't it heavenly? I'm going to need two of them - one to use and one for my makeup museum.
For the first time, Sisley will showcase the emblematic orchid, which adorns all of its products, in a trio of luminous and subtly pearly sun-kissed shades in Palette Orchidée. The highlighting blush with white lily will sculpt the face and illuminate the complexion - so perfectly I can see it in my mind's eye.
In the gleaming silver compact, also stamped with Sisley's iconic orchid, there are three pink-peach shades sculpted in a petal design. Coral pink is interlaced with a delicate silky light brown and sprinkled with gold and pink "dust." Freshness and warmth blend together for a luminous, translucent, and gorgeous (I'm sure) finish.
The Palette Orchidée combines the latest technological advances in makeup with Sisley's skin-care expertise. It's feather-light, silky, blendable texture adheres perfectly to the skin, thanks to a complex of esters, mother of pearl, and silicone that ensure a perfect second-skin appearance and buildable coverage. The powder will enhance luminosity and add softness to the skin.
Incredibly lightweight, the Palette Orchidée powder has a special coating to provide translucency and light. The colors will remain pure and radiant with wear, thanks to micronized pigments. Extract of white lily provides a moisturizing and emollient effect to leave the skin velvety smooth, enhance the complexion, and provide skin-care benefits.
Sisley's Spring-Summer 2012 look was inspired by the soft, yet exuberant colors of Southeast Asian landscapes - combining warm and cool colors for a chiaroscuro effect ("chiaroscuro" is an Italian term that literally means light-dark). The Phyto-Ombres Eclat shades for the eyes range from soft, pearly pink to intense, luminous violet. Phyto-Lip Shine in sunny orange-coral or summery fuchsia pink will complete the look. This is an exciting collection. I'll have more information for you later.
I've already placed my name on the waiting list for Palette Orchidée. I'm not sure when the Tropical Orchid Collection will arrive at Sisley counters, but I'll be there the moment it does. I'm revved.
Photos courtesy of Sisley