Makeup Wars starring Senna Cosmetics

Senna Cosmetics Nude Eyes, eyebrows, bronzer and cream foundation

Senna Cosmetics Nude Eyes, eyebrows, bronzer and cream foundation

This week the Makeup Wars bloggers each picked a favorite high end brand to share and maybe even convince you that their brand is the best. I chose Senna and the lovely ladies at Senna Cosmetics were kind enough to share some of the latest items. Lisa and I have reviewed a lot of Senna over the 5 years of our blog for several reasons.

1) We’ve been charmed by Senna for a dozen years. We started using it way before we began blogging. One of our biggest thrills was to meet and talk with Eugenia Weston at IMATS and have her personally recommend items for us.

2) Senna is an indie company owned by Eugenia Weston. She actually creates the products and doesn’t just put her name on something she’s bought.

3) Senna is cruelty free. Plus Senna Cosmetics are reasonably priced compared to so many of the higher end companies.

Senna matte nude eyeshadows

Senna matte nude eyeshadows

I’m going to share some of Senna Cosmetics newest products as well as long time favorites. For spring Senna is all about nude shades with their In the Mood for Nudes collection. The 5 main items in this collection are 4 matte eyeshadows and their Baja Matte Bronzer.

The Nude Matte eyeshadows are available in 4 shades. The difference in 3 of the shades is the undertone of them. All 3 of these are beautiful nudes to wear over your entire eye or in strategic places. What I love best about these is that my favorite under the brow shade was discontinued a few years ago and I’ve never found a replacement until now. It thrills me to have these 3 and these are getting daily use.

Senna Blend matte eyeshadow

Senna Blend matte eyeshadow

Senna Blend matte eyeshadow

Senna Blend matte eyeshadow

BLEND is the most neutral and is considered a neutral skin tone shade.

Senna Moonlight matte eyeshadow

Senna Moonlight matte eyeshadow

Senna Moonlight matte eyeshadow

Senna Moonlight matte eyeshadow

MOONLIGHT is a warm beige, it’s ivory on me with warmer slightly peach undertones.

Senna Essence matte eyeshadow

Senna Essence matte eyeshadow

Senna Essence matte eyeshadow

Senna Essence matte eyeshadow

ESSENCE is a creamy pastel peach.

Senna Nudist matte eyeshadow

Senna Nudist matte eyeshadow

Senna Nudist matte eyeshadow

Senna Nudist matte eyeshadow

NUDIST is a neutral brown that’s great for lids or crease.

Blend, Moonlight, Essence and Nudist

Blend, Moonlight, Essence and Nudist

Using these gives you a beautiful neutral eye or you can add in a darker shade for more definition or glitz. While these are matte eyeshadows they apply like a satin, they don’t look chalky, they just look smooth.

Whatever you do, don’t ignore your eyebrows. If anyone knows eyebrows it’s Senna since Eugenia Weston created one of the first and most famous eyebrow kits, the Form-A-Brow Kit. I have both a Brow Gel and a Brow Shaper Duo in use.

Senna Brow Fix, Brow Shaper Duo and Brow Pro 40

Senna Brow Fix, Brow Shaper Duo and Brow Pro 40

Brow Fix in Golden Brown

Brow Fix in Golden Brown

Senna Brow Fix in Golden Brown

Senna Brow Fix in Golden Brown

SENNA BROW FIX is available in 3 shades (clear, golden brown, taupe) to set your brow shape, color your brows and control them. It has tiny texturizing fibers in it to make your brows look fuller. If you have full enough brows then use this to set them and add a little more color. Or if you are like me, then use them over a pencil or brow powder to lock in the color and shape.

Senna Brow Duo in Brunette

Senna Shaping Brow Duo in Brunette

Senna Brow Shaping Duo in Brunette

Senna Brow Shaping Duo in Brunette

The Brow Shaping Duo also comes in 3 shades (Blonde, Brunette, Ebony) and is my preference. I’ve lost a lot of hair in my brows since my fall and I need the fullness and coverage this provides. The powder side is a micro fiber infused pressed powder and the pomade is a conditioning one. Brunette is a great match for me. My modus operandi is to apply the powder with the Brow Pro 40 brush, then apply the pomade over it. The combination of the two products intensifies the color as well as sets it in place. My brows last the entire day with this.

Senna Slipcover foundation in Buff with Foundation 39 and Multi 24 brushes

Senna Slipcover foundation in Buff with Foundation 39 and Multi 24 brushes

Senna Slipcover in Buff

Senna Slipcover in Buff

I raved before about Senna foundation since Lasting Illusion Foundation in Alabaster is one of my very favorite liquid foundations. Along comes Slipcover Foundation and it’s right up there with the best. Slipcover is a cream to powder foundation that comes in an amazing 18 different shades plus 3 duos if you change shades in different seasons or if you want to do some contouring. This oil free foundation applies like a dream with a foundation brush like Senna’s Foundation 39 or the wonderful Multi 24 brush. It then transforms into a semi-matte powder. So it’s one and done. I don’t need to set with a powder but it doesn’t look like a powder finish. It stays flawless and looks good all day on me. I love that Buff (porcelain) is so light and a color that blends perfectly on my skin.

Senna HD Eye Lift with Deluxe Fluff 600, Concealer 12 and Baby Face 21 brushes

Senna HD Eye Lift with Deluxe Fluff 600, Concealer 12 and Baby Face 21 brushes

Now that we have our eyes done, what about under our eyes? That’s where Senna’s HD Eye Lift comes into play. This used to be called Mineral Eye Lift which I’ve used before down to the pan. It’s been revamped and it’s still as great as ever. Now it contains HD light diffusing mineral pigments that help brighten your under eye area. It’s a subtle lift that helps brighten under eye darkness, set your concealer and it can also highlight any areas of your face. It contains Golden Seaweed to help stimulate collagen repair while you are wearing it. Call me sold.

Senna Baja Bronzer with Airbrush Face 24 and Angle Blush 506

Senna Baja Bronzer with Airbrush Face 24 and Angle Blush 506

Senna Baja Matte Bronzer swatch

Senna Baja Matte Bronzer swatch

Senna’s Baja Matte Bronzer is a sheer bronzer which is especially good for people who are very fair toned. It’s neutral enough that it will look good on most skin tones. I’ve used it half a dozen times and it’s never turned orangey on me. It’s recommended to use a powder brush with it but depending on how much color I want I prefer my Angled Blush brush or my Airbrush Face brush. This contains light-reflecting pigments which are said to diminish the look of imperfections. If I can wear this comfortably than anyone can! I love that there’s no sparkle in it.

I’m sure you can tell why Senna was my choice as soon as Makeup Wars decided on this topic. It’s a wonderful cruelty free, independent line created by a strong woman who is famous for being one of the top makeup artists in the world. I’m proud to share Senna Cosmetics with you. Because this review is so long, I’m continuing it later today to share some more products. — Marcia

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*some products sent for review

Comments

  1. I have never tried this brand before!

  2. I’ve never tried this brand but I loveeeee me some nudes! def checking them out!

  3. I haven’t tried Senna before but since I’m pretty pale, that bronzer intrigues me.

  4. Senna has a lot of great products. I love their brow products! So happy you chose them.

  5. You had me at “matte”, Marcia! I love matte shadows especially neutrals like these. I have only tried Senna lipgloss but I now have a lot more of their products on my Wish List!

  6. beautyin says:

    @Allison, these are the nicest mattes. The three base shades will get used to the very bottom.

  7. beautyin says:

    Phyrra, more people need to know about Senna. It just doesn’t get the coverage it deserves. This is well known in California where they have studios but not as well known in other areas. The brow powder is wonderful.

  8. beautyin says:

    @All Lacquered Up, I’m amazed that I can wear the bronzer. I love that it’s matte and the color is universal unless you are very dark already.

  9. beautyin says:

    Brooke, you need some Senna in your life and so does your blog! Try the foundation and these nude eyeshadows.

  10. beautyin says:

    Kelly, you don’t know what you are missing by not trying Senna. It’s an amazing company. It was an easy pick for me when we decided what brands to write about for Makeup Wars.

  11. I need to see this Brow Fix in action! Sounds like something I’d love!

  12. Senna eyeshadows always feel so nice on the lids!

  13. Jess Scull says:

    I bought a brush from them last year at The Makeup Show and it was the best money I have ever spent! I need to try their makeup!

  14. Senna is such a nice line; that Slipcover Foundation looks like a good one!

  15. I only have a couple of items from this brand, now I need more!!

  16. I have never tried this brand! It sounds lovely!!!

  17. I have read nice things about Senna.

  18. Never cared for matte makeup when I first started wearing it. Now that I am older matte is where it’s at for me. This brand does mattes well by the looks of it.

  19. Beautiful neutral shades!

  20. Rachel R. says:

    I’ve never used this brand. I’ll have to check them out, especially the eye lift and the bronzer.

  21. I should try this brand. I’ve heard nothing but nice things about Senna!

  22. Oh wow! You have ALL THE SENNA! <3 This is a brand I would love to try more stuff from!

  23. I’ve never tried a single item from their line! I’m intrigued, I’ll have to check them out!

  24. Love all those neutrals! I haven’t tried Senna (yet!). The brow duo looks like a great color too…hmmmm…might have to check it out! 🙂

  25. I’ve tried a few things from Senna. Although, they’re not really WOC friendly. I do like their brow products, and the Nudist eyeshadow is pretty.

  26. I was lucky enough to have Eugenia Weston do my brows for me at The Makeup Show, Orlando, and hear her talk. She’s a lovely woman. I have that brow brush, and it’s a game changer. So small that it can mimic brow hairs! Her lipstick in Stain is so pretty, I always get compliments when I wear it.

  27. I love Senna and Eugenia Weston is amazing! The first I ever heard about Senna was from James Vincent at The Makeup Show 3 or 4 years ago. I’ve never been disappointed with anything I’ve tried from the brand.

  28. beautyin says:

    Hi Mina
    Senna is definitely a great brand. I love how closely Eugenia Weston works with the brand and customers. She’s an integral part of Senna unlike most owners.

  29. beautyin says:

    Nidia, I hope to get to a Makeup Show some day. I wish I’d had her do my brows at IMATS when I had the chance.

  30. What I’ve tried from them I really liked!

  31. I saw this at the makeup show last year. I was really interested in the brow product!

  32. Oh. I’ve never heard of this brand before. It’s so tempting to try as I just learned that they do ship to the Philippines. 🙂

    Mnel <3 http://lifeonreverse.com

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