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
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:
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.
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.
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:
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!
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