Product Review: Senna Glow Eye Color in Emerald And Rose Gold

by Gio

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Name: Glow Eye Color in Emerald and Rose Gold
Brand: Senna
Size: 2g
Price: $18.00

From Senna’s website:
Beautiful light reflective finish gives buildable coverage that can be soft on the eyes or richly intense. The glossy surface and depth of color and dimension make these colors wearable.

What I liked:
– pigmented, they can be used dry for a soft wash of colour or wet for a more intense look
– finely-milled shimmers brighten the eyes without looking over the top
– texture is soft to the touch and easy to blend
– good staying power, when used with a primer

What I didn’t like:
– if you have oily lids, you need to use a primer with these
– a tiny amount of fallout can occur

When emerald was announced as the Pantone colour of the year, I eagerly expected brands to jump on the bandwagon, but that didn’t exactly happen, did it? I haven’t noticed many emerald shades at makeup counters and, when a green appeared, it was either too dark, or too light… I think this is really odd. Emerald is a great shade for summer: it’s colourful, it’s vibrant and it beautifully complements a tan.

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Luckily, Senna has come to the rescue of all us girls desperate for an emerald fix, with the release of their Glow Eye Color in Emerald. Described as a jewelled green, Emerald is perfect for ladies who both love or are afraid of this bold colour. Emerald is very versatile: it can be used dry to provide a colourful but delicate pop of green that’s easy to wear even during the daytime, or wet for a more intense look.

The other shade released for the summer is Rose Gold. Pigmented but subtle, this pinky gold shade is very luminous. I like to use it on days when I’m tired and sleepy after a long night of insomnia. Just a touch of Rose Gold on the lids opens up my eyes, making them look awake and fresh. This too can be used wet or dry and would work with pretty much any shade you’d like to pair it with.

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Both shades are infused with shimmers, but these are so finely milled that they’re hardly visible, even when used wet. Instead, they are very reflective and just brighten your eyes rather than making you look like a disco ball. Emerald is much softer to the touch than Rose Gold, but both shades blend effortlessly. A tiny bit of fallout can occur, especially with Rose Gold, but that doesn’t really bother me.

How do they stand up in this hot summer weather? On their own, they start to crease and fade after about only 4 hours of wear on my oily lids. When used with a primer, however, they easily stay put for most of the day. You may just want to retouch them a little if you’re going out in the evening.

Senna Glow Eye Colors in Emerald And Rose Gold have a good colour payoff and a soft texture that’s easy to blend. They can be used dry for a delicate wash of colour, or wet for a more intense look. However, if you have oily lids, you’ll need to use a primer to make these stay put throughout the day.

Rating: 4/5

Disclosure: this item was sent by PR for consideration. The review is based on my own personal and honest experience with the product. For more information, please see my disclaimer.

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Ana July 31, 2013 - 2:47 pm

Gio, I think you’re the only one that could help me.

Can I put water (distilled) in tube of a dried up glitter eyeliner?
What if I put tap water?

I purchased Layla’s glitter eyeliner, finally a perfect gold, from the only store in Serbia selling their products, which was closing.
I didn’t test it there but now I see it’s dried up!

I don’t think the store will exchange it since I haven’t saved the receipt… and even if I did, there’s the whole ‘closing up’ business – I think they were pretty much thinking ‘Let’s get rid of all the old products, take the money and GO!’.

I tried googling, but it gives me tips for reviving gel eyeliners and felt tip eyeliner, nothing about brush + glitter ones 🙁 .

beautifulwithbrains August 2, 2013 - 9:14 pm

Ana, I’m so sorry your eyeliner has dried up. How awful! I’d send you a replacement, but all the stores in my area only keep the nail polishes.

I’d heard of people reviving liquid eyeliners like they do mascaras. They put them in a bowl of hot water, wait a few minutes, and then add one drop of distilled water (I wouldn’t recommend tap water as it may contain impurities). The downside is that water will probably make the formula go bad faster than it otherwise would. I also heard people adding a drop of glycerin instead of distilled water, but I’m not sure how well this would work with glitters eyeliners.

I hope you’ll be able to fix it. And if some stores here should start selling the eyeliners too, I’ll let you know, so even if you save it, you’ll have a place where you can get a backup.

Ana August 4, 2013 - 11:52 am

Gio, you’re a true gem, you know that?
Thank you.

The saleslady replaced my liner without a receipt – I was so thankful to her, too.

beautifulwithbrains August 4, 2013 - 4:53 pm

Ana, aww thank you. And you’re welcome.

I’m so glad she replaced your eyeliner. That was so nice of her. Most SAs would never do that without a receipt. 🙂

Mylanqolia July 31, 2013 - 9:41 pm

The emerald shade is true eye porn to me. Love it! It’s good to read that the eyeshadows perform well for the price.

beautifulwithbrains August 2, 2013 - 9:15 pm

Mylanqolia, that green is stunning, isn’t it? I had tried Senna eyeshadows in the past and found them really sheer, but they have improved a lot since them. These two shades perform very well.


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