Makeup Wars Battle of The Indie Brands!

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This week our Makeup Wars bloggers are dishing about their favorite Indie makeup brands. I chose SENNA Cosmetics. Created in 1976 by Emmy-nominated makeup artist and brow guru, Eugenia Weston, was the first professional makeup artist line to introduce more natural, wearable colors for ‘everyday’ women. Now SENNA is the favorite of Hollywood film and television makeup pros, beauty editors, A-list celebrities and women of all ages and stages. SENNA is one of the most underrated brands on the market.

The philosophy and driving force behind SENNA Cosmetics is that every woman has a unique beauty imprint and makeup has an almost magical power to enhance, transform and express that beauty. I agree whole heartly and this philosophy works beautifully for over 40 women.

SENNA’s Do You Dare Winter Collection reflects the season with shades of silver and crimson. The collection includes:

  • Silver Lining Glow Eye Color ($18)
  • Crimson Lip Liner ($18)
  • Venetian Red Cream Lipstick ($20)
  • Maraschino Lip Lacquer ($20)
  • Pinpoint Micro Tip Eyeliner ($20)
  • Voluptulash Mascara ($22)



SENNA Silver Lining Silver Lining is a lovely true silver with slight sparkle. In the picture above, on the left it is swatched dry and on the right, wet. Applied dry is colors is softer and the sparkle is more apparent, applied wet, the color intensifies and takes on a more metallic sheen. I really appreciate that the color stays true and doesn’t pull blue. The texture of SENNA’s eyeshadows are soft and smooth and not too powdery. They have a beautiful light reflective finish that is color dense and makes eyes glow.


Left to right: Crimson Lip Liner, Venetian Red Cream Lipstick, Maraschino Lip Lacquer, Pinpoint Micro Tip Eyeliner.

Crimson lip liner has the perfect consistency; it is soft but firm enough to give crisp definition to outline lips. Antioidant vitamins help to nourish lips. This lip liner is very long lasting too. Lip liners are a great solution for over 40 women who have trouble with lipstick bleeding or feathering.

Venetian Red Cream Lipstick is a classic flame red that is highly wearable. These lipsticks are extremely smooth and creamy as well as very moisturizing due to the Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E, Shea Butter and Jojoba Oil in the formula. No need to apply a lip balm underneath. I’m crazy about this formula!

Maraschino Lip Lacquer is a cherry red vanilla flavored gloss with shimmer. These lip glosses are smooth and apply beautifully–not too thick and not too thin. They are moist and good for your lips with hydrating shea butter, grape seed oil, jojoba oil, mange seed butter and vitamins.

These three lip products are all true reds–no coral or pink anywhere in site. They also create the ideal holiday look for lips!

In addition to SENNA Eye Glow Colors, Lip Lacquers and Cream Lipsticks, here are a few other SENNA products I love:

Brushes! SENNA has an excellent selection of wonderful brushes. They are high quality and high performance at good prices. I love the Airbrush Face 25, the Powder Point 33 and the Crease 27.

Brilliant Bronze Baked Mineral Bronzer/Highlighters ($42) –  these bronzers have slight shimmer that adds a lovely radiant warmth and illumination. I also like to layer them over blush for a pretty glow. Perhaps what I like most about these bronzers is the formula: made with specially cultivated fresh water pearls, amino acids and proteins. My skin feels hydrated and never looks cakey.

Form-A-Brow Kit ($45) – Form-A-Brow® was the very first brow stenciling kit available for purchase and has remained a Senna best-seller for years. Its classic brow stencil shapes work for virtually all brows and defines the face beautifully, based on the professional 3-point brow shaping technique taught in the finest beauty schools.

Kit Contains:

  • 4 Brow Stencils
  • 3 Brow Powder Colors in mirrored compact
  • Brow Grooming and Coloring Brush
  • Instructions

Some of my SENNA reviews:

Neo-Copper Collection

Ravishing Ruby Collection

Emerald Isle Collection

Bottom Line: SENNA has high quality, high performance products with beautiful shades. The brand is perfect for over 40 women and does not disappoint!

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  1. What pretty reds you have!

  2. I think that makeup should enhance what you already have, not try to put things on your face that aren’t there. That seems like how you describe this brand. I’ve never heard of SENNA, but after all, if the brand wasn’t underrated, it wouldn’t be indie :p

  3. wooo those reds are so hotttttt

  4. That silver is stunning!

  5. I LOVE that silver!!

  6. I love this new collection from Senna. The colors are so beautiful. My favorite is the Pinpoint Eyeliner since I’m on a liquid eyeliner kick and Senna’s is amazing.

  7. Silver Lining is TDF! Looks like a perfect lid color!

  8. Love the reds and the silver is gorgeous!

  9. Whoa! I NEED that red lippie! I’ve always skipped past SENNA when I see them at The Makeup Wars but I’m obviously missin’ something!

  10. I have her contouring palette and it is my new best friend. 😀


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