It’s not over yet ~ hold on to summer with Senna Cosmetics.
If there’s one thing that our overabundance of torrential rain in the spring and scorching heat in the summer has brought us this year, it’s gorgeous foliage and bright blooms of summer flowers everywhere right now. Even if you don’t have a green thumb in the garden, it’s still possible to borrow a little from from Mother Nature in your style.
You can keep your summer beauty blooming with the bright and bold meets fresh and innocent spring/summer 2011 collection from Senna Cosmetics.
This sweet, up and coming line is the creation of Emmy nominated makeup artist, Eugenia Weston and is renowned for their smart color selection and flattering cosmetics. According to Ms. Weston, this collection is full of “bright and vivacious color balanced by muted tones and soft illumination…to make your own unique beauty flourish“.
Amen to that! Like everything we’ve seen from Senna, this is a fresh and lovely line:
The we heart this team recently got a look at four of the latest products (as seen above, right to left) from Senna:
Bohemian Eye Color ($16.50) – a rich golden bronze metallic eye shadow
Forget-Me-Not Eye Color ($16.50) – a pale matte violet eye shadow
Lip Sync Lipstick and Lipgloss Duo ($24) – in Pink Mink, a Brilliant pink cream and a Gold flecked pink ~ which can also be mixed into a third shade
Light Tricks Highlight Duo ($22) – a two-sided creamy pencil highlighter
First up, let’s talk about the eye shadows. With all the fuss I’ve heard about this line, I was eager to start testing out the Bohemian Eye Color. Happily, Senna did not disappoint. This shadow is saturated with a gorgeous, rich, warm, bronzy brown.
One swipe spreads over my entire lid with ease and without fallout. It’s long lasting and does not end up in my crease. It also has a decent dose of shimmer, but it’s the pretty adult kind, not the chunky teenage kind.
Best of all to me right now, while Bohemian the shade is officially part of the spring/summer line, I can see wearing this shade (and Forget-Me-Not as well) right through fall…and then some.
I also had the pleasure of testing the Light Tricks Highlight Duo – and what a pleasure it is! I never knew I wanted or needed a highlighter like this, and now I am thrilled to have it in my makeup arsenal. This little gem is a two-sided creamy pencil highlighter used to accent the brow arch, inner eye, cheekbones, and cupid’s bow. It’s long lasting, smudge proof and waterproof, yet has a gentle Vitamin E enriched formula.
As Eugenia Weston herself says, “Highlighting can make the difference between looking just average and looking sensational.” She designed this unique pencil with ease and speed in mind – and it really works.
You use the wider, creamy champagne colored tip to highlight the brow arch, inner eye, cheekbones, and cupid’s bow of the lips. No brush is required – you just easily blend it in with your fingertips. There’s a beautiful shimmer to this side that catches the light perfectly.
You use the thinner matte vanilla tip to line the inside lower eyelid. Now being a contact lens wearer with fairly sensitive eyes, I have never once tried to line my lower eyelids – not once. I’m glad I’m a thorough tester though – because wow, I’ve been missing out! It is incredibly easy to use, causes no irritation, and immediately wakes up my eyes, making them look brighter and refreshed. I found that if I put on a few layers, it stays put all day – only one swipe, just a couple hours.
Finally, our local lip product fiend Stef had a chance to test the ingenious Pink Mink Lip Sync Lipstick and Lipgloss Duo, which finally combines a lipgloss and a lipstick in to one single product.
This duel ended product contains a brilliant pink cream lipstick and gold-flecked pink gloss in one handy stick. Both formulas contain a collagen stimulating plumping gloss that’s infused with shea butter, sweet almond oil, green tea, and vitamins.
So, what do you think, Ladies? Is your beauty in bloom with the sensational Senna summer collection?[ratings]
Wht contributor Mel is a new(ish) Mom to the absolutely adorable Kellyanne, an avid makeup junkie and a junior high science teacher. Beauty and brains – just what we want in a wht author!
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