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My goal when I put on makeup, is to look fresh and natural. And to highlight, rather than hide. Senna Cosmetics aims to do just that. And I can tell you, their Barely Base – Sheer Mineral Makeup, a very light foundation with a SPF 20, succeeds. I fell in love with this product!
But before we delve into the products, a bit about the line. Eugenia Weston, the founder of Senna Cosmetics, is an Emmy nominated celebrity makeup artist and has been a driving force in the cosmetics industry for decades. Quite an accomplishment in the fickle world of beauty!
Ms. Weston created her makeup style by mixing her own colors; they were an instant hit with her friends and ultimately beauty insiders, including the top fashion photographers, and Senna Cosmetics was born. A self-professed “obsessive” over eye brows, she also broke new ground with her brow tweezing services at her Senna Studio. Then after noticing that “the majority of women either ignore or over-tweeze their brows, (she) designed the first-ever brow stencil kit, Form-A-Brow“ so that every woman had the tools be a brow guru too. (Our tester Erin received this kit and will be sharing her results in the comments).
Today, Ms. Weston’s Senna Cosmetics fans include top celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Aniston, and the Senna line can be seen on the sets of many television shows. But her most glowing recommendation may be that she was often cited as a “muse” to one of wht’s most beloved makeup artists’ Kevyn Aucoin.
Senna Studios sent the review team some products that will help everyday women like us, look like stars ourselves. The packaging may not grab your eye because it’s pretty basic. Don’t let that deter you, the products have been getting rave reviews, and are featured in many magazines and beauty blogs. Most mention Senna’s light and long lasting formulas, which to me are the most important things when it comes to makeup.
Senna has given us an array of their products to try, including:
Barely Base – Sheer Mineral Makeup SPF 20 – A sheer mineral makeup for “casual, sports, and those who don’t like to wear foundation!” This basic tube of tinted moisturizer works to even skintone, without heaviness, and thanks to light diffusing pigments hides fine lines and flaws while adding a subtle glow to your complexion. As a bonus this mineral makeup is loaded with good stuff – botanicals, antioxidants and Vitamins E and C – to protect and replenish skin.
I have extremely dry skin and most foundation feels really thick and makes my face feel even drier, so I usually opt for a tinted moisturizer. The downside is that many tinted moisturizers leave me feeling naked with all my flaws exposed. But the barely there Barely Base gives me full coverage while feeling and looking light.
Totally Transforming Eye Shadow Primer – This brilliant product combines the coverage of a neutral eye primer with an eye cream packed with the latest in the fight against aging. It contains a “potent vegetable ogliopeptide from natural hibiscus that functions in much the same way that Botox injections do, but without the pain and loss of facial expression!” I can’t wait to hear what our tester has to say about this eye primer touted as a must have, especially for those over 30.
Sheer Lipstick SPF 15 – These lipsticks have a super sheer consistency – just right for summer. The glistening shades also contain an SPF 15 to guard against the sun as well as jojoba and avocado to keep lips moist and smooth. Check out the punchy new shade – Bellini (a pure peach tint) for this seasons hottest shade in the sheerest of lipsticks.
That’s just the tip of this beautifully hued, high-quality line. We’ve got even more to discuss! Don’t forget to check the comments for the we heart this review team’s thoughts and experiences with Senna Cosmetics.
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