Senna Lasting Illusion Foundation – Swatches and Review

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Lately, my focus has been on trying to make healthy choices and use my time as efficiently as possible. No matter who you are – there is only so much time in a day. Frankly, I do not have time to think about my foundation. When Senna Lasting Illusion Satin Matte Foundation arrived with the promise of lasting 16 hours, I could not wait to give it a test drive.


Senna Lasting Illusion Foundation ($48) is housed in a substantial glass bottle with fabulous little pump. I love the packaging because it is not only pretty but, it is efficient. The pump assists with what I call portion control. It is easy to use, even when you just need a little more like a half or a quarter pump. This translates into less waste, mess and keeps everything more sanitary. Overall, I think it extends the life of the product and helps you get your money’s worth.


This is a high quality foundation and delivers the best of the satin and matte worlds. I know this sounds confusing but, it truly delivers. It captures and reflects light while diffusing skin imperfections like redness, wrinkles and fine lines. This helps those of us who are constantly negotiating with Mother Time to look a bit younger.

The other great news is that it does not settle into fine lines, pores, or anything else that you don’t want to draw attention. It is not exactly a full coverage foundation because I still needed a bit of concealer. Yet, the coverage is very buildable and easy to apply.


Tip: Senna recommends applying this foundation in the center of your face and blend outward with a sponge. I will confess I am not much of a sponge girl so, I used my fingers. If you can do a good job of blending with fingers it really speaks to what kind of product you are working with. This foundation passed the finger test with flying colors.

The new Senna Lasting Illusion Foundation is available in 7 shades:


Alabaster – pale ivory for fair skin tones
Buff – light beige for light skin tones
Sand – natural beige for medium skin tones
Beige – cool beige for medium/tan skin tones


Golden Beige – warm medium/tan for skin tones
Tan -for medium dark skin tones
Chestnut – dark tan for deeper skin tones

 Long Lasting
Easy to Apply
Fab packaging

Limited Colors
Contains dimethicone

All in all, Senna does deliver its promise of a long-lasting foundation. It is very easy to use and with just a tiny bit of setting powder my face looks flawless and younger. Plus it has helped me save some time during busy days as my skin rarely needs a touch-up!

we heartsters – How do you save time in your beauty routine?


  • hao9703

    Holly is a Midwestern gal living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She loves gardening, animals and is a skin care junkie. She's always on the quest to try something new or old and live the best life possible. skin tone: NW 20 skin type: a true combo; normal, dry and oily favorite beauty product: skincare

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  1. I think there is a good number of color choices for most of us, maybe the dark colors are limited, but still a good choice. I wonder if it is preferable for a certain age, say 30’s ?

    1. I would certainly check this out. It is a quality product and long lasting. It did a good job of covering redness and acne scars.

  2. There IS quite a leap from Tan to Chestnut, which is disappointing. (But typical of many makeup companies, unfortunately…) Other than that, this sounds lovely, passing the finger test is a big deal; my beloved NC42 Studio Fix does, but any other lighter finish ends up being too streaky.
    Thanks for the review, @hao9703!

  3. I am a big fan of the finger test. Not every reader has lots of brushes and sponges around. I always try to test products a variety of ways to see what they are really made of. I will tell you a secret, during my testing of the product (on a home office day) I would do half my face with fingers and the other half with a sponge or foundation brush depending on the day. I had a post it on my desk reminding me which side I did with the finger and what I used to apply on the other side of my face. Then, I would check on how the product was holding up at various points in the day.

  4. Okay, you’ve got me really interested in this foundation! Seriously, I love a good foundation! It looks a bit thin in the swatches but like you said you can build easily with this and use some concealer in areas needed. Great post @hao9703!

  5. Senna Cosmetics have made a major positive impression on me. I like the fact that this has a “matte, satin” finish–it allows you to glow while disguising imperfections. Senna Cosmetics tend to be a little pricey, but I never bought anything that I didn’t feel exceeded the money I spent. Great review, @hao9703!

  6. I have liked pretty much everything I have tried from Senna so I’m sure this foundation would be no different. The hard part for me, as always, is trying to find the right shade for my skin tone…

  7. Cute packaging! But after finding the PERFECT shade of foundation, I don’t know that I can go over to a brand with limited options :( I’ve always had a hard time matching my skintone.

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