Product Review: Senna Do You Dare? Winter Collection

by Gio

senna do you dare collection

Name: Do you dare collection?
Brand: Senna Cosmetics
Size: Eyeshadow 2g; Eyeliner 1ml; Lipgloss 4.28ml; Lip Liner 1.08g; Lipstick 3.4g
Price: Eyeshadow and Lip Liner $18.00; Eyeliner, Lipgloss and Lipstick $20.00

From Senna’s website:
Eyeshadow: beautiful light reflective finish gives buildable coverage that can be soft on the eyes or richly intense.
Eyeliner: the extremely fine tip makes lining smooth and easy for anyone. The quick drying, high payoff true black formula gives 14 hour transfer-free and smudgeproof wear. Curved grip pen gives total control so color applies evenly without bleeding or skipping. Easily create a very fine line or bold, thick dramatic looks.
Lip Liner: the soft and superb texture gives perfect crisp and clean definition that looks natural and lasts exceptionally long. Full textured formula provides a barrier to help keep lip colors from feathering.
Lipstick: this creamy cushion lipstick formula is velvety smooth, hydrating and comfortable with maximum color impact and long lasting wear.
Lipgloss: This moist and smooth vanilla flavored lipgloss formula applies high shine and color.

What I liked:
– eyeshadow has a sparkling finish and a soft texture that blends easily; lasts long with a primer
– eyeliner is very pigmented, longlasting and glides smoothly on the lid
– lipstick has great colour payoff and a creamy texture that lasts for hours on the lips
– lip liner is pigmented, creamy and longlasting; prevents lipsticks from feathering
– lipgloss has great colour payoff, a very shiny finish, a fairly moisturizing texture and impressive staying power

What I didn’t like:
– eyeshadow produces some fallout and, without a primer, the colour payoff is very sheer
– lipstick is not very moisturizing; after an hour lips feel a bit dry unless you apply lip balm underneath beforehand
– lipstick fades a bit if you have a light snack
– lip liner felt stiff and hard on the lips at first; fades if you eat or drink
– lipgloss has a thick and slightly sticky texture

Do you dare to wear a bold red lipstick or an intense cat eye look? Then, you’ll love Do you Dare?, the new winter collection from Senna Cosmetics. The collection is simple but daring, featuring only a handful of products that will help you achieve a glamourous look that won’t make you pass unnoticed.

senna silver lining glow eyeshadow

Let’s start with the eyeshadow. Silver Lining Glow Eyeshadow is a silver shade infused with shimmers. It’s very sparkling, but also very sheer. The colour is barely visible when used on its own, so I recommend, especially if you have a darker skintone, that you apply it on top of a primer. A primer will also make it last longer, ensuring the eyeshadow won’t crease throughout the day. Despite the shimmers, the texture is quite soft to the touch and easy to blend, but some fallout does occur.

senna pinpoint micro tip eyeliner

Instead, I didn’t find the Pinpoint Micro Top Liquid Eyeliner too easy to use, but that has more to do with my total lack of skills at applying liquid eyeliners than with any fault of the product itself, which is actually top notch. It has a thin and fine tip that glides easily on the lid, and leaves behind an opaque and dark black line of colour. Both its pigmentation and staying power are amazing. Once applied in the morning, it remains put, without budging nor smudging till night.

senna cream lipstick venetian red

The Venetian Red Cream Lipstick isn’t as creamy as the name implies. It does have a creamy texture that glides smoothly on the lips and hydrates them, but only for an hour or so. After that, I start to feel the need to apply a thin layer of lip balm. If you apply that before the lipstick, though, your lips will feel fine for the 5 hours it lasts (although it fades a little if you drink or eat). The colour is a warm brownish red with a nice, natural sheen and impressive colour payoff. It’s opaque in just one coat.

senna crimson lip liner 01

The Crimson Lip Liner could be creamier too. The first time I used it, its stiff tip didn’t apply smoothly at all and kept tugging. Luckily, I tried it again. Once the tip had been smoothed out, it turned out to be quite creamy. Not as much as I would have liked, but enough to glide easily, allowing for a flawless, smooth application.

senna crimson lip liner 02

The colour is a classic red with good colour payoff that could be used underneath a lipstick to prevent it from feathering, or with a clear gloss on top to give it some shine. This too lasts a few good hours on the lips, but doesn’t survive a meal.

senna maraschino lip lacquer 01

Last, but not least, the Maraschino Lip Lacquer. It’s my favourite product in the collection. It’s a warm cherry red with gold shimmers and a shiny finish that looks absolutely gorgeous on the lips. It has great colour payoff, so one coat is all you need, but it doesn’t look harsh or too bold on. It’s just right.

senna maraschino lip lacquer 02

The thick texture is fairly moisturizing for a gloss, and just a little bit sticky, but I don’t mind that. It helps the gloss last longer and Maraschino lasts up to 5 hours on my lips too. It can even survive a light snack, but not a full meal. And did I mention that it is infused with a sweet vanilla scent?

The collection also contains the Voluptulash Mascara, a volumising mascara that provides length, thickness and definition to lashes. However, it can clump if you apply more than one coat. For a full review, click here.

Summary
Senna Do You Dare? collection features bold red shades for the lips, an intense black eyeliner and a sheer but very sparkling silver eyeshadow. All have impressive staying power, creamy textures and are easy to apply. However, the eyeshadow produces some fallout; the lipstick and lip liner may feel a bit dry on the lips after an hour if you don’t apply lip balm before or after application; and some people may find the texture of the gloss a bit too thick and sticky for their taste.

Rating: Eyeshadow and Lip Liner 3.5/5, Lipstick and Lipgloss 4/5; Eyeliner 4.5/5

Disclosure: this item was sent by PR for consideration. For more information, please see my disclaimer.

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8 comments

Trisha January 8, 2014 - 6:56 pm

That liquid eyeliner looks amazing. It’s definitely the most impressive from the swatches!

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Gio January 8, 2014 - 9:07 pm

Trisha, that’s my favourite product from the collection, despite the fact that I really can’t apply liquid eyeliner. But the shade is so intense and pigmented, and very longlasting.

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Marina(Makeup4all) January 8, 2014 - 7:58 pm

Gorgeous reds!

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Gio January 8, 2014 - 9:13 pm

Marina, they really are!

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Hunni January 9, 2014 - 12:55 am

I am obsessed with bright lip colors like orange-red and fuchsia! The colors are such a good fit for you!

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Gio January 9, 2014 - 9:03 pm

Hunni, thanks. These reds are very bright indeed.

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Icaria January 9, 2014 - 11:50 am

Oooh these are stunning! I have no idea why this brand is not available in my area. I would love to try one of their glosses.

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Gio January 9, 2014 - 9:31 pm

Icaria, I love their glosses. Slightly sticky, but sooo longlasting. It’s a shame they’re not available in your area. 🙁

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