The Best Of Senna Cosmetics

by Gio

the best of senna cosmetics

Senna Cosmetics is a very underrated brand imo. Maybe it’s because of the high prices, or the boring packaging, but in any case, it’s undeserved. Founded in 1976 by celebrity makeup artist, Eugenia Weston, the brand is best known for its eyebrow products, which are among the best I have ever tried, but also makes luscious and longlasting glosses, soft and pigmented matte eyeshadows that are joy to work with and lots more. If you’re new to Senna Cosmetics, here are a few idea where to start from:

senna sketch a brow 01
It’s not easy to find an eyebrow pencil that doesn’t make your eyebrows look unnatural and harsh. But there’s no risk of that happening with the Sketch A Brow Pencil. It has buildable pigmentation and a thin point that allows you to easily create faux hair that look natural in just a couple of minutes. And it comes with a small comb to tame unruly hair too! It’s not the most longlasting pencil out there, but you can easily fix this by setting it with a clear brow gel.

senna haute nudes sultry palette 02
This is the perfect eye and face palette for lovers of neutral matte eyeshadows. The formula of the eyeshadows, and of the matte ones in particular, is wonderful: pigmented, buttery soft and easy to blend. No chalkiness here. Plus, the palette also includes a blush and a face highlighter to complement the look, and two applicators and a big mirror for easier application. All the shades are very longlasting too.

senna form a brow 05
This kit is perfect for newbies or travellers as it contains everything you need to groom your eyebrows: four stencils to help you give them a nice shape; three powders you can use alone or mix to create the perfect colour for your brows; two applicators that are actually useful; a mirror; and instructions! The result? Arched, natural-looking brows in just a few minutes.

senna cheeky blush 01
This cream blush has a wonderful texture that’s soft to the touch and blends effortlessly into the skin, without leaving a sticky feel behind. The colour, which lasts for more than 8 hours on my dry cheeks, is also quite pigmented and chockfull of shimmers. While it won’t make you resemble a discoball, the shimmering glow it gives cheeks s not for the faint of heart.

senna pearl glow lip lacquer 01
Senna Lip Lacquers are sticky. I know a lot of people have a problem with sticky glosses, but it is this stickiness that makes lip products last long. And these glosses are among the most longlasting I have ever tried and can survive a small snack (but not a proper meal). They have a sheer to semi-opaque colour payoff and a beautiful shiny finish. If you’re tired of having to reapply your glosses every hour or so, do give these a try!

Have you tried anything by Senna Cosmetics? If so, what are your favourite products?

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Meagan March 2, 2013 - 3:42 pm

I bought two lipglosses about two years ago and tossed them this year. Just too thick and sticky for me, like putting oil based paint on my lips, certainly nothing to wear on a windy day and never with my hair down. They also had a very…. medicinal feel to them, I think is the best way to describe it, maybe it was the taste/smell. That being said, the colors were pretty and staying power was certainly there, but I guess I’m more of a tinted balm girl in the end. If the sticky/tackiness and smell/taste don’t bother you these are big winners.

I also bought two charcoal and plum colored eyeliners and have NO complaints about those. They have powerful color impact, they stay put (except on the waterline they fade after a few hours, but what doesn’t), are easy to sharpen, and they don’t bother my contacts. I’d love to try their eyeshadows sometime.

beautifulwithbrains March 3, 2013 - 9:50 pm

Meagan, I agree about the stickiness. They’re not the best glosses to wear on a windy day, but then it’s the stickiness that makes lip products last longer and these have exceptional staying power, so I’m more than willing to put up with that. I know not everyone will feel the same though. But none of my 3 glosses have a medicinal smell/taste to them. That would have bothered me more.

I’m glad you love their eyeliners. That’s one of their products I haven’t tried yet, but your words are really tempting me to.

Janessa March 5, 2013 - 5:58 am

Hmm I’m interested in the blush and brow pencil! 😀 I am on a blush kick. I’ve bought quite a few blushes this past month.

beautifulwithbrains March 5, 2013 - 6:59 am

Janessa, the blush is very shimmery. Not so much to make you resemble a discoball, but enough so that you won’t need to use a highlighter as well. 🙂

And the brow pencil is best I’ve ever tried. It makes it so easy to create natural-looking brows.

Janessa March 5, 2013 - 6:01 am

I’ve also tried their lipglosses and they were way to thick and sticky for me, and I agree with Meagan, “like oil paint.” I tossed them out too along with their foundation and highlighting cream. I have two lip pencils and lip liners which work fine but the liners are harder in texture than I’d like for a comfortable application. Maybe their drier formula is what makes their brow pencil so nice. :]

beautifulwithbrains March 5, 2013 - 7:05 am

Janessa, I understand why not everyone loves Senna lipglosses. Maybe it’s because most glosses last only a hour on me, but when I tried Senna’s, and found out I didn’t need to reapply them as often, I couldn’t help but fall in love despite the shortcomings. The texture suddenly was only a slight inconvenience to put up with. I guess it all comes down to what you’re looking for in a gloss.

The lip liners are only so-so. They are on the harder side indeed. Instead, Senna does brow products really well. You should give those a try if you’re interested in giving the brand another chance.

Janessa March 5, 2013 - 6:02 am

Whoops, I meant to say I have two lip pencils and eyeliners* from them.

beautifulwithbrains March 5, 2013 - 7:08 am

Janessa, no worries. The eyeliners I haven’t tried yet, although I heard good things about them. It’s kind of tricky to come up with the right texture for an eyeliner because anything too creamy can fade away and smudge quickly, but anything too hard is a pain to apply.


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