Spring blush the Makeup Wars way

Spring blush favorites

Spring blush favorites

Makeup Wars is back to redden your cheeks, bring a flush to your face and enchant you with beautiful blush. We’ve picked some of our favorites that are gracing our cheeks this spring and into the summer. I’ve chosen 9 but I could have chosen 90 most likely.

Makeup Wars spring blush open

Makeup Wars spring blush open

If you are a Beauty Info Zone reader then you know that I love cream blush. I’m much more likely to buy a cream blush than a powder one so I’m starting with my springiest creams.

Tarte, Maybelline, Face Stockholm, Josie Maran, Make Up For Ever

Tarte, Maybelline, Face Stockholm, Josie Maran, Make Up For Ever

1. Tarte cheek stains come in 8 shades and you’ll have a tough time picking out a favorite. I chose Fearless since that’s the one I’ve been using the most lately. It’s a pinky coral and seems to look great with almost every eye look I choose.

Tarte Fearless Power PIgment and Cheek Stain

Tarte Fearless Power PIgment and Cheek Stain

2. Maybelline Master Glaze Cream Blush Stick in Pink Fever is my version of Radiant Orchid in a blush. It’s one of the best buys of the year for me since I love the longevity of the product, the perky color and the price. I need to pick up more of these.

Maybelline Master Glaze in Perky Pink

Maybelline Master Glaze in Perky Pink

3. Face Stockholm Creme Blush in London is getting a lot of love these days. I took a new picture for this review but I’ve used it so much that it looked raggedy. It’s a papaya shade that looks super bright in pictures and swatches but not on my face. I use a light touch when applying this long lasting color.

Face Stockholm London blush

Face Stockholm London blush

4. Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee in Poppy Paradise is a blush that just doesn’t want to swatch for me. It’s described as ‘warm toned hot pink’ which is a great, if confusing, description. It feels cooling when you apply it. The Cheek Gelee can be used alone or as a stain to wear under a powder if you find blush fades on you. I just might have purchased Pink Escape during the Sephora 15% off sale.

Josie Maran Cheek Gelee in Poppy Paradise

Josie Maran Cheek Gelee in Poppy Paradise

5. Make Up For Ever HD Second Skin Cream Blush in 210 but I easily could have picked 225 and 330 since the 3 I have are scrumptious. I love the colors of these. They are so smooth and as Lisa said “DREAMY”. We’ve reviewed 6 of these and can’t praise them enough. Find a color (or 5) that you love and you’ll never be sorry.

Make Up For Ever HD Creme Blush in 210

Make Up For Ever HD Creme Blush in 210

from left: tarte fearless, Maybelline Perky Pink, Face Stockholm London, Josie Maran Poppy Paradise, MUFE creme in 210

from left: tarte fearless, Maybelline Perky Pink, Face Stockholm London, Josie Maran Poppy Paradise, MUFE creme in 210

I’m no slacker when it comes to powder blush and have a small mountain of those too. The 4 I’ve chosen are the ones I’m finding most versatile for spring.

Makeup Wars spring powder blush

Makeup Wars spring powder blush

6. TheBalm InStain in Argyle is my latest buy. I purchased it from Hautelook and will purchase more the next time they are on sale. I love the color of Argyle (petal pink) and I love not only how smoothly it applies but it has amazing longevity. It does have stain-like qualities. The pigmentation is intense even though Argyle is the lightest shade available.

TheBalm Instain blush in Argyle

TheBalm Instain blush in Argyle

7. Tarina Tarantino Dollskin Cheek in Parasol is absolutely beautious. I constantly express my love for the Dollskin Cream blushes so I was excited to receive this powder blush. It’s as amazing as the cream blushes. Parasol is so soft and cream like. It has a gorgeous glow to it. Tarina Tarantino describes it as shimmering bright pink coral. I describe it as beautiful.

Tarina Tarantino Dollskin blush in Parasol

Tarina Tarantino Dollskin blush in Parasol

8. Senna Sheer Face Color in Pink Diva is the sweetest pink of the group. When I want a pink that’s pink this is what I pick. While the name says sheer, the blush isn’t sheer. It’s loaded with cool tones of pinkness.

Senna Pink Diva

Senna Pink Diva

9. Eddie Funkhouser Ultra Intensity Cheek Color in A Little Toasted doesn’t appear to be a blush you’d choose for spring but it’s great for that very reason. I sometimes need a very neutral shade and this is a neutral. There’s a brownish mauve tinge to it that was hard to capture but it’s there. It’s almost like a contour color for my fair skin.

Eddie Funkhouse blush in A Little Toasted

Eddie Funkhouse blush in A Little Toasted

from top right: TheBalm, Tarina Tarantino, Senna, Eddie Funkhouser

from top right: TheBalm, Tarina Tarantino, Senna, Eddie Funkhouser

Do you have any of my 9+ blushes? Do you have others to recommend for the days of upcoming sunshine? — Marcia

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*some products were purchased, some were sent for review

Pretty Pinks Lip Lacquer Trio from Senna Cosmetics

Pretty Pinks, a trio of pink shades from Senna Cosmetics, is a fantastic value with a great selection of shades for spring. Right now you can get all three shades for only $39 - normally they would cost $60.

Pretty Pinks

Senna Pretty Pinks

I have been a big fan of  Senna Lip Lacquers for a long time. The texture is thick but not sticky. That said, Lip Lacquers certainly ‘stick’ around longer than most lip glosses on me.  They also have a hint of vanilla flavor, which I find quite pleasant. Lip Lacquers are very moisturizing with Shea Butter, Grape Seed Oil, Jojoba Oil and Mango Seed Butter.

Belladonna

Belladonna Lip Lacquer

wearing Belladonna

wearing Belladonna

Belladonna is the lightest shade of the three. It’s a sparkling pink prism with a bit of iridescence that makes teeth look whiter. There is enough depth from the shimmer to wear this shade alone, but it is truly awesome layered over any matte lip shade.

Flaunt

Flaunt Lip Lacquer

wearing Flaunt

wearing Flaunt

Flaunt is a rose-pink with just a hint of shimmer. This is a very natural shade that is perfect for a casual daytime look. It is also stunning layered over a deeper lip shade.

Chic Pink

Chic Pink Lip Lacquer

Wearing Chic Pink

Wearing Chic Pink

Chic Pink, a lively pink glow, is the deepest of the three shades. It is such a pretty pink, very shimmery and shiny without being too over the top or too Barbie Doll pink.

All three shades are gorgeous and right on trend for spring. This set gets a huge thumbs up – Pretty Pinks is a pretty good deal that shouldn’t be missed!  - Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

Makeup Wars – heavenly foundations

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This week the Makeup War bloggers have decided to take on foundations again. It’s not a new subject for us, or any bloggers, but since we are such fickle pickles most of us change our minds more often than the typical pickle. I have a box filled (or overfilled) with foundation, BB Cream and CC Cream. Choosing which to share was actually easier than I thought since I looked at my vanity and saw 6 bottles and tubes that I’d been switching between for the last several months. So that’s what you see here (along with my laundry room!).

Makeup Wars Heavenly Foundation picks February 2014 @beautyinfozone

Makeup Wars Heavenly Foundation picks February 2014 @beautyinfozone

There are 3 foundations that have been in heavy rotation. These are the items I’ve used the most in January especially.

Makeup Wars foundations: Senna Lasting Illusion, Eddie Funkhouser Luxlight Revitalizing Foundation, Lancome Teint Miracle

Makeup Wars foundations: Senna Lasting Illusion, Eddie Funkhouser Luxlight Revitalizing Foundation, Lancome Teint Miracle

Senna Lasting Illusion Satin Matte Foundation – I recently reviewed this and to be honest it’s been on my face almost constantly the last few weeks. I’m crazy about the finish of this foundation. It’s the fullest of the three I’m sharing but it’s not so full that it’s mask-like. It covers my imperfections beautifully and lasts wonderfully even in the harsh weather we’ve had in Michigan. I can’t get over how much I like it. I have new items to review but I don’t want to put this away.

Eddie Funkhouser Luxlight Revitalizing Foundation – I need to write a review of this soon. This is the lightest weight, sheerest of the foundations shown but some days that’s exactly what I need. You can build this up to give a fuller coverage though. It’s a beautiful luminizing finish. It comes in 6 shades and it’s only $14.99.

Lancome Teint Miracle – I’ve had this particular bottle at least 3 years but it’s just as good as ever. I know some people wouldn’t keep it that long but as a blogger I am constantly switching and testing. Yet I come back to Teint Miracle often. If I’m asked about Lancome this is what I recommend too. It’s available in an amazing 31 shades so there’s something for everyone here. When I first reviewed it (January 2012) it was available in 16 shades. They’ve since doubled the amount of shades and raised the price $6. I will most likely rebuy this with the right gwp some day.

Makeup Wars Foundations - CC Cream version with It Cosmetics, Kate Somerville Illumikate CC, Pur Minerals

Makeup Wars Foundations – CC Cream version with It Cosmetics, Kate Somerville Illumikate CC, Pur Minerals

My BB creams are all put away for now but 3 of the CC Creams I have are still playing a big part in my rotation. I use these often when I’m in a hurry because they contain skincare elements and SPF but I also use them because I love the finish of them.

IT Cosmetics Your Skin but Better CC+ Cream has been mentioned by me so often that you are probably tired of the repetition. But when something is this good, it’s worth me telling you over and over. As much as I love this brand and want to recommend it all to you, this is my absolute favorite product from them. This fickle pickle has told you other products were her favorite but this is the true favorite. When I first reviewed it was summer, now it’s winter and it’s still just as wonderful.

Kate Somerville IllumiKate CC Cream is my newest CC Cream and it’s another winner. This only comes in 4 shades though. I was sent this in Fair to review but it’s still a little dark. The solution for me is to take some of my tarte maracuja concealer and mix them, about 1/3 concealer to 2/3 IllumiKate. That color works and I have this beautiful glow that has SPF 50. Look for a full review very soon on this.

Pur Minerals CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is another favorite that works for me year round. I’ve worn this in all seasons except spring and my skin loves it in all of those seasons. The consistency is mousse-like and spreads so easily.

This fickle pickle is officially declaring these 6 products her favorite foundation picks. But don’t be surprised to hear of more later though since I have a few more products to review for you. Fickleness can be delightful!! Have you worn any of these 6? If not which would you most want to try? — Marcia

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*some items sent for review purposes

Senna Lasting Illusion foundation wins our heart

senna foundation

Senna Cosmetics is an amazing company. You have to look long and hard to find a company of this size and stature that remains independent. So many of the cosmetic companies that we know and love end up being bought up by a conglomerate. That’s not saying it’s bad since it isn’t. But it’s hard to remain true to your vision if you are no longer the sole owner.

Eugenia Weston created Senna Cosmetics Studios in 1976. She was the first professional makeup artist to create natural and wearable colors for women like us. Here’s one of the things we admire her for: “Her mission of bringing beauty to every woman has led her to regularly donate her time and talents to the American Cancer Society’s ’Look Good, Feel Better’ program.”

We appreciate it when Senna sends us items to review and introduce you to and today’s review on Lasting Illusion Foundation is one we especially appreciate. Both Marcia and Lisa have fallen for this foundation. It’s available in 7 shades from Alabaster to Chestnut in order to reach women of many skin colors.

Alabaster: pale ivory for fair skin tones

Buff: light beige for light skin tones

Sand: neutral beige for medium skin tones

Beige: cool beige for medium/ tan skin tones

Golden Beige: warm honey for medium/ tan skin tones

Tan: tan for medium dark skin tones

Chestnut: dark tan for deeper skin tones

all 7 Senna shades

all 7 Senna shades

7 shades blended

7 shades blended

Senna Lasting Foundation on white toweling

Senna Lasting Foundation on white toweling

The full name of this foundation is LASTING ILLUSION SKIN MATTE FOUNDATION. It was created to last for 16 hours. Here’s what Senna tells us about the foundation: “The modern satin matte finish captures and reflects light from fine lines and wrinkles for an exceptionally youthful appearance. It erases imperfections, won’t settle into lines, and looks seamless on the skin. Works beautifully for all ages and skin types.” Now let’s hear what Marcia and Lisa want to tell us about Lasting Illusion.

MARCIA’S EXPERIENCE WITH ALABASTER:

Senna Lasting Illusion Foundation

Senna Lasting Illusion Foundation

I was sent Alabaster which is the lightest shade in the Lasting Illusion line up and it’s a perfect match for me. I wear the lightest or second lightest shade in foundations generally. The name Alabaster makes it sound like it’s almost white but the foundation has just enough color in it to make my skin look close to flawless. I’ve seen Lasting Illusion described as a medium to full coverage but in my opinion it’s not full coverage. It allows my cute freckles to show through without making my face look like I’m wearing a mask.

Senna Lasting Illusion Foundation swatch in Alabaster

Senna Lasting Illusion Foundation swatch in Alabaster

The name describes this as a matte foundation but at the same time it’s satiny. When I think of matte I think of flat and Senna Lasting Illusion isn’t flat. It gives an aura of perfect skin.

Senna Lasting Illusion

Senna Lasting Illusion

In addition to loving this foundation (and I do love it) I also love the bottle. It’s elegant looking so it looks great on my vanity. With a pump to dispense the foundation it’s sanitary and easy to use. I’ve been using it for weeks and so far I’ve never gotten too much pumped out.

LISA’S EXPERIENCE WITH BUFF:

Senna

Senna Lasting Illusion Satin Matte Foundation

I agree with Marcia – this foundation is a total winner. The bottle is truly elegant and I feel all chic and sophisticated using it. It is very refreshing to find some fun in foundation!

Senna Lasting Foundation in Buff

Senna Lasting Foundation in Buff

swatch of

swatch of Buff

Senna Lasting Illusion Foundation FOD

Senna Lasting Illusion Foundation FOD

My shade is Buff, and it’s perfect for my NW23 skin. I tend to have an oily t-zone so I like matte foundations, although they can result in what I call ‘boring’ skin. This foundation is a satin matte, so I get the oil control without that dull finish. I also prefer full coverage foundations and while this isn’t full coverage it is wonderfully buildable and it lasts all day. It is a thick, creamy foundation that is a pleasure to apply. There really isn’ t anything I don’t love about it…my heart has definitely been stolen by Senna Lasting Illusion Foundation!

Allow your heart to be stolen by Senna once again and try this easy to blend, easy to wear, lasting foundation.

*sent for review

 

Lisa’s Top Twelve Picks for 2013

The older I get, the faster times flies…I just can’t believe another year has gone by already!

goodbye-2013-and-hello-2014-32013 was a great year for fantastic finds that I now use almost every day.  Here, in no particular order, are my favorite products that have brought me constant joy.

1.  Verge Ribbon Wand ($120)

Ribbon

The Ribbon Wand

Ribbon

a Ribbon Wand curl…

Ribbon

and then the Ribbon Wand curl combed through with my fingers…swoon!

The Verge Ribbon Wand is like a curling iron and a flat iron got together and had a baby. It makes extravagant, sort of retro curls.

2.  Wantable Accessories Subscription Box ($40 for one box)

Ellen

Wantable Ellen Necklace

I adore subscription boxes and none continually delighted me as much in 2013 as my Wantable Accessories Subscription Box. My jewelry wardrobe now has far more depth and interest than ever before.

3.  Bronze Buffer (2 sponges for $10)

Bronze Buffer sponges

Bronze Buffer sponges

Ah, sometimes the smallest things make the biggest difference. These little sponges (they always make me think of Lisa from The Simpsons!) ensure that my every faux tan is perfection.

4.  HTY Gold

HTY

HTY Gold

This wonderful line was new to me in 2013 and I adored everything I tested…the Face and Neck Serum is unquestionably worth its weight in gold.

5.  Lanikai Bath and Body

Lanikai Loofah Soap

Lanikai Loofah Soap

Lanikai is such a gorgeous bath and body line, and I am always up for some Hawaiian daydreaming. I adore, adore, adore the Loofah Soap, it is amazing.

6.  Zuca Artist Backpack ($139)

Zuca Artist Backpack filled (zuca.com)

Zuca Artist Backpack filled (zuca.com)

I use this backpack at least six days a week. I love it. Zuca has tons of amazing travel items and organizational things for makeup artists but this is my favorite. I rarely go anywhere without it.

7.  Make Up For Ever 102 Small Foundation Kabuki Brush ($36)

102 Small Foundation Kabuki

102 Small Foundation Kabuki

I use this every single day. It is the best buffing brush for concealer I have ever found.

8.  Bango Hair Cutting Kit ($15.99)

Bango

Bango Hair Cutting Kit

If you have bangs…or if your kids have bangs…you need this. I am a total klutz with scissors and I get perfect results every time. It saved me a ton of money in 2013.

9.  Cailyn Gelux Eyebrow ($22)

the top conceals the brush

Cailyn Gelux Eyebrow – the top conceals the brush

I love the ingenious packaging, and I love the eyebrow gel even more. It makes great looking eyebrows a very easy thing to accomplish.

10.  Ellis Faas Hot Lips ($35)

Ellis

Ellis Faas Hot Lips

Without fail, one of these liquid lip gloss/stains is always in my purse. I dig everything about them – the texture, the shades, the packaging…and especially how great they make my not-so-great lips look.

11.  Savvy Sleeper Satin Pillowcases (from $36)

Savvy

Savvy Sleeper Satin Pillowcase

Not only does this satin pillowcase prevent those awful morning face creases, it also has a secret pocket for my hubby to slip me a love note. It is awesome.

12.  Senna Voluptulash Mascara ($22)

Senna Voluptulash Mascara

Senna Voluptulash Mascara

This is the best mascara I tried in 2013. The super cool helix-shaped brush gives me great big, soft, long lashes with just one coat.  It’s a winner!

2013 was a great year for beauty items…what fabulous finds made your list??

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!  Lisa

A very daring Side by Side: Senna Winter 2013 Do You Dare? Collection

Senna asks "Do You Dare?"

Senna asks “Do You Dare?”

Senna Cosmetics has a daring new collection for Winter 2013 called the Do You Dare? Collection.  It’s all about power lips and lavish eyes.  They sent the collection to the BIZ for review and now the question is … do Lisa and Marcia dare?? Let’s see what they say!

Lisa’s Side:

WOW, these are definitely daring colors for powerful lips! I think you will agree, this Senna Cosmetics selection has some of the prettiest, most wearable reds out there. The lip selections include Lip Liner in Crimson ($18), Cream Lipstick in Venetian Red ($20), and Lip Lacquer in Maraschino ($20).

Senna Do You Dare lips

Senna Do You Dare? lips

Each one is great on its own and they complement one another so you can mix and match. For a mega power look, combine all three.

Senna

Senna Lip Liner in Crimson

Senna Crimson Lip Liner

Senna Crimson Lip Liner

Crimson Lip Liner is a classic red. This lip liner is a traditional liner, although the formula has a slightly soft texture so it doesn’t drag on the lips. Lining with this beautiful red shade will keep other lip products from feathering. It also looks great alone with some clear gloss on top. An added plus, the formula includes antioxidants to keep lips healthy.

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Senna Venetian Red Cream Lipstick

Senna

Venetian Red swatch

Venetian Red Lipstick is a flame red cream. It is a beautiful red that leans a little warm. I love the creamy formula, which is moisturizing yet long wearing at the same time. It’s also good for your lips with Vitamin E, Shea Butter, and Jojoba Oil.

Senna

Senna Maraschino Lip Lacquer

Senna

Maraschino Lip Lacquer swatch

Maraschino Lip Lacquer is a cherry red with golden shimmer. This is so gorgeous!! I love it all by itself, although it’s also fabulous over the lip liner or lipstick. I adore Senna Lip Lacquers. The formula is thick but not the least bit sticky. It tastes of vanilla and is wonderfully hydrating with Shea Butter, Grape Seed Oil, Jojoba Oil and Mango Seed Butter.

Even though red lips aren’t typical for me, I am definitely daring to go red this season with these beautiful shades!

 Marcia’s Side:

Senna

Senna

What an incredible daring look Senna has come out with to delight your visual senses. It’s a gorgeous winter look that will get you through holiday parties, a sexy Valentine’s Day celebration or just when you want to show your strength and beauty. Lisa had the pleasure of showing you what the gorgeous red lips are all about and now I’ll show you the eyes.

There are three products that make up the eye look for Senna Do You Dare?: Silver Lining Glow eyeshadow ($18), Pinpoint Micro Tip Liquid Eyeliner in Black ($20), and the volumizing mascara ($22), Voluptulash. The 3 work together to give you drama without bold colors.

Silver Lining eyeshadow is in the Glow formula which means there’s some shimmer to the shadow. You can use it wet or dry, I tend to use it dry over my eyeshadow primer. The color is darker than a typical silver but if you pat it on lightly you’ll end up with a soft silver shimmer that sparkles. I like my eyeshadows darker so I like to use a firm brush and dab it on blending the dabs together as I go. I finish my browbone area with a barely there white since I want some contrast.

Senna Silver Lining eyeshadow

Senna Silver Lining eyeshadow

Senna Silver Lining eyeshadow

Senna Silver Lining eyeshadow

There is a little sparkle fall out which is why I always do my eyes first. What you’ll find on your face when you are done though is tiny bits of sparkle that help with a holiday look. What I especially like about Silver Lining is that I can use it lightly or darker.

Next I put on eyeliner and Senna’s Pinpoint Micro Top Liquid Eyeliner is top notch. Lately I’ve been on a liquid eyeliner binge. I’ve been collecting them, wearing them every day and testing them out. I have a lot to compare to this one and I have to tell you that Senna’s Pinpoint Liquid is coming out on top. It’s a dark black even though my picture is going to look on the brown side – believe me, it’s black on my eye. You can adjust the thickness of the line without any problem just by the way you hold the brush. I wear it just like this beautiful (photoshopped) picture.

Senna Pinpoint Micro Tip Liquid Eyeliner daily look

Senna Pinpoint Micro Tip Liquid Eyeliner daily look

For the Do You Dare? look though you want to do a cat eye look – if you dare that is.

Senna Pinpoint Micro Tip Liquid Eyeliner cateye

Senna Pinpoint Micro Tip Liquid Eyeliner cat eye

Senna Pinpoint Micro Tip Liquid Eyeliner

Senna Pinpoint Micro Tip Liquid Eyeliner

Sena Pinpoint Micro Tip Liquid Eyeliner

Senna Pinpoint Micro Tip Liquid Eyeliner

You’ll be hearing more about this eyeliner since it’s one of the best I’ve tried. Senna says it lasts for 14 hours but I can get much longer wear on my top eye lashes and about 12 on the bottom.

The mascara, Voluptulash, isn’t a new mascara but it is one you’ll want to try out. I reviewed Voluptulash with the Bewitching Beauty collection over a year ago and I’m glad to have a new one to use. The brush on the mascara is what makes this so sensational. It’s a helix shape and it builds volume better than other mascaras I’ve tried. Senna’s tips are perfect to follow for the most volume and drama:

Place brush at eyelash base, wiggle brush side to side and then sweep out to lash tips. Reapply as desired.

Maximize lash thickness with three easy steps:

1: Side swipe: After coating lashes with the mascara wand held horizontally, tilt it vertically and use the wand tip like a windshield wiper side to side onto lash tips. This super coats each lash.

2: Sweep up: Always follow the side swipe with a sweep up holding brush horizontally at the lash base. This achieves good lash separation.

Senna Voluptulash mascara's helix brush

Senna Voluptulash mascara’s helix brush

That’s it – 3 pieces to create a perfect yet daring eye that can also be worn on a daily basis with just a little dialing down. Three pieces to create a beautiful red mouth that will stop people in their tracks, but can also be dialed down to just sort of make them stare admiringly. Senna has created another beautiful collection and YES you should dare!

Save 10% when you purchase the entire collection! $118.00 Value for only $106.20. includes one each of: Crimson Lip Liner, Venetian Red Cream Lipstick, Maraschino Lip Lacquer, Silver Lining Glow Eye Color, Pinpoint Micro Tip Eyeliner, and Voluptulash Mascara.

Currently there is a gift with purchase, with a $75 order you’ll receive Senna’s Moisture Lip Treatment Balm.

*sent for review

*some pictures are from the Senna Cosmetics website

 

 

 

Bring on fall with Senna’s Ravishing Ruby collection

The newest collection from Senna Cosmetics is available and fabulous. It’s called Midnight Wine and has two overlapping sides to it. In total there are 8 products that you can see here,

Senna Ravishing Ruby(image from sennacosmetics.com)

Senna Ravishing Ruby(image from sennacosmetics.com)

Yesterday you saw Lisa review the Neo Copper end of it and I’ve got the magnificent Ravishing Ruby products. Some of the items overlap and are perfect for both collections and of course on their own. Ravishing Ruby is inspired by tawny ports and blushed berry wines. It’s a beautiful collection with colors that scream fall with their bronzed eyes and deep lips.

Senna Ravishing Ruby: Cordovan e/s, Moonberry blush, Mulberry Lip Lacquer, Ruby Cream Lipstick

Senna Ravishing Ruby: Cordovan e/s, Moonberry blush, Mulberry Lip Lacquer, Ruby Cream Lipstick

The items I received for review are Moonberry Face Color, Cordovan Glow Eye Shadow, Ruby lipstick and Mulberry Lip Lacquer. They also show Coppertina Glow with this part of the collection; the eyeshadows and blush work for both sides of the Midnight Wine.

Senna Cordovan Glow Eye Shadow

Senna Cordovan Glow Eye Shadow

Senna Cordovan Glow Eye Shadow

Senna Cordovan Glow Eye Shadow

My favorite items are for the eyes so I instantly wore Cordovan Glow Eye Shadow ($18). It’s described as bronzed wine and I wouldn’t change that description at all. It is a bronzed wine. It has a touch of red like wine would have and it has a lot of bronze. I’m sure it looks stunning with Coppertina Glow but since I didn’t have that I wore it with Rose Gold Glow Eye Shadow that was brought out with the Bronzelite collection. Two good things about these eyeshadows: they are not limited edition which makes it easier to rave about a color since it will still be around a year or more from now; they are called Glow eyeshadows and that’s what they do – they glow. They don’t sparkle, they don’t glitterize you, they are adult shades that we can all wear. Rose Gold softened the look, I either wear the Rose Gold on my lid or I’ll put Cordovan Glow on my lid with Rose Gold just above to open my eyes. I like a chocolate brown eyeliner with these.

Senna Moonberry Blush

Senna Moonberry Blush

Senna Moonberry Blush

Senna Moonberry Blush

The blush, Moonberry ($18.50) is described as a sheer berry. Not in my world. I think this is like a full bodied wine with a ton of pigment. It’s not as red as a berry is, it’s more of a cross between a berry and a burgundy. I’m amazed at the pigmentation in this. I need to use a very fluffy brush and just sweep it over the powder or it will be too much for me. It’s a gorgeous color as long as I use a light hand. I think this would be a perfect blush for someone with a darker skintone than mine.

Senna Ruby Cream Lipstick

Senna Ruby Cream Lipstick

Senna Ruby Cream Lipstick

Senna Ruby Cream Lipstick

There are two stunning lip colors with Ravishing Ruby that want to be a part of your fall beauty. The lipstick Ruby ($20) is described as a deep wine. This is a cream lipstick that feels and looks beautiful on lips. Senna cream lipsticks are moisturizing with great pigment that lasts well.  The reason they are so hydrating is that they contain Vitamin E, Shea Butter and Jojoba Oil; ingredients that condition your lips. With the weather turning cooler you need that extra hydration.

Senna Mulberry Lip Lacquer

Senna Mulberry Lip Lacquer

Senna Ruby lipstick & Mulberry Lip Lacquer

Senna Ruby lipstick & Mulberry Lip Lacquer

As pretty as Ruby Cream Lipstick is, I’d pick Mulberry Lip Lacquer ($20) as my first choice. Senna says it’s a mauve wine. On my lips it translates to a plum wine. I like that touch of plum for fall. This vanilla flavored gloss is moist and not sticky. With longish hair and fall winds I don’t need my hair sticking to my lips. The Senna Lip Lacquers are loaded with Shea Butter, Grape Seed Oil, Jojoba Oil and Mango Seed Butter to keep them moisturizing without that stickiness.

Senna Ravishing Red lips

Senna Ravishing Red lips

No matter what you pick from the Fall 2013 Midnight Wine Senna collection I don’t think you’ll be sorry. This is totally on trend with the hottest shades this year. The colors are cohesive and work beautifully together. Eugenia Weston did all the hard work by putting together colors that work. The easy part is buying your favorites. As a bonus you can get 10% off your Senna cosmetics through Oct. 31st by using the code FL13TEN. Don’t wait until this code is dust in the wind, get yourself ravishing now. — Marcia

*press samples for review