Sisley-Paris Artist in Residence Robin Black Shares 3 Signature Makeup Looks


This past year, Sisley-Paris named celebrity makeup artist and photographer Robin Black as the brand’s Artist in Residence. Her colorful, rule-free approach to beauty continues to paint the town Tango (Robin’s favorite shade of red created by Sisley-Paris).

We caught up with Robin to discuss her top beauty tips, favorite Sisley products, and three signature makeup looks.

The main piece of beauty advice that guides her work? Experiment, explore, and have fun with color. And if color isn’t your thing, Robin has a few helpful tips.

“If you feel a bit shy about experimenting with color, try swapping one of your regular neutrals for a fun color, but keep your usual application style,” shared Black. “For example, if you always do a thin line along your upper lash line in taupe, try that same line, but in a bold color.”

She added, “Makeup is the least risky thing you will ever experiment with. Don’t like that purple liner after all? Just wipe it off! Be brave and you might just discover that bright red lipstick is exactly right for you.”

Speaking of red lipstick, Robin has a go-to hue that’s been a staple in her arsenal for almost a decade. It’s the Phyto-Lip Twist Matte #18 in Tango.

“I can’t count the amount of tubes I have gone through, but there is always one tucked in my bag, on my vanity, in my studio, in the glove box of my car, and on my desk,” said Black. “Nothing makes me feel ready to tackle the world like the perfect red lip.”

Her additional Sisley-Paris favorites include So Intense Mascara and Phyto-Cernes Éclat Concealer.

In 2023, she incorporated both of these eye staples and her love of color into three, easy-to-follow makeup tutorials.

“I tend to work very spontaneously. The model is always part of creating the look, their unique beauty, personality, and style merge with other inspirations, such as a color I am feeling particularly drawn to,” Black expressed.

“Sisley is an amazing partner because their DNA is deeply rooted in artistry and they understand the creative process.”

Read on to recreate these timeless, full-face looks throughout the new year and beyond.

Look 1: Everyday Soft Glam

“Everyday Soft Glam is a wearable look, very simple to create, but with an unexpected pop of purple on the eyelids.”

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  1. Create a smooth, radiant base that lasts for up to 8 hours with Sisleÿa Le Teint anti-aging foundation.
  2. Brighten, depuff, and camouflage signs of aging under the eyes with the fast-masking Phyto-Cernes Éclat.

  3. Stipple the ultra-soft formula of the Phyto-Poudre Compact to smooth and set your foundation.

  4. Lift and sculpt with the cream-to-powder Phyto-Blush Twist in Contour by applying the buttery formula along your cheekbones, jawline, sides of your nose, and under your lower lip. Blend with your fingertips for a natural finish.

  5. Add a pop of bright pink to cheekbones with the Phyto-Blush Twist in Fuschia.

  6. Create metallic purple lids with Phyto-Eye Twist in Black Rose. Apply and blend with an eye shadow brush.

  7. Follow up by lining your upper lids with Phyto-Khol Star in Mystic Purple and blend for smokey definition.

  8. Swipe on So Intense Mascara in Deep Black for voluminous separation and lift.

  9. Add a sheer, rosy-brown veil of shine to lips with Phyto-Rouge Shine in Sheer Ginger.

Look 2: Effortlessly Chic Evening

“Effortlessly Chic Evening is a modern version of one of my favorite 90’s makeup styles - a black lined eye with a smokey eyelid paired with a brownish nude lip.”

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  1. Apply Phyto-Teint Nude for a light-weight, even-toned complexion.

  2. Stipple Blur Expert powder for a luminous, skin-perfecting finish.

  3. Sculpt with the cream-to-powder Phyto-Blush Twist in Contour by blending the formula along your cheekbones, jawline, sides of your nose, and under your lower lip.

  4. Use the Stylo Lumière Radiance Booster Highlighter Pen to illuminate your cheekbones, brow bones, and bridge of your nose for added radiance.

  5. Craft the perfect smokey eye with the Phyto-Eye Twist in Black Diamond. Line upper lids and blend with an eye shadow brush.

  6. Follow up by lining your upper and lower lids with Phyto-Khol Star in Sparkling Black. Blend for a long lasting smolder with a hint of delicate glitter.

  7. Add dramatic length and volume with So Intense Mascara in Deep Black.

  8. Top off the look with Le Phyto Rouge in your favorite beige hue for hydrated lips with an added plumping effect.

Look 3: Bold Party

“Bold Party is fun, brave, and fashion forward. A direct challenge to the notion that you have to choose between a bold eye and a bold lip.”

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  1. Apply Phyto-Teint Ultra Éclat oil-free fluid foundation for a blurred, velvety base.

  2. Add Phyto-Cernes Éclat to under eyes to conceal dark circles, signs of fatigue, and puffiness.

  3. Use Stylo Correct for detailed concealing while soothing and purifying skin.

  4. Add a swipe of the Phyto-Poudre Compact to smooth and set your foundation routine with a second-skin, never-cakey finish.

  5. Le Phyto-Blush in Rosewood gives skin a dusty rose flush enriched with botanical oils for a lightweight, comfortable veil of color.

  6. Using a dense eye shadow brush, pack Les Phyto-Ombres Eyeshadow in Silky French Blue onto your lids and along your lower lash line for a 3D metallic stare.

  7. Add an extra pop of blue to your lashes with So Stretch Mascara in Deep Blue.

  8. Line lips with Phyto-Lèvres Perfect Lipliner in Burgundy. Use the brush end to blend the lines toward the center of your lips to diffuse the nourishing color.

  9. Finish off with Le Phyto Gloss in Sunset to achieve a creamy, copper-red lip.

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