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Senna Cosmetics- "Sunglow" Summer 2013 Product Review

By Stephanie1 @NewBeautyReview
Fresh off the heels of my Senna Spring 2013 review I now present to you the Summer 2013 collection, aptly named..."Sunglow"
This collection has a Mediterranean flair to it, with baked bronzers Made in Italy, Emerald eyeshadow, touches of Gold and Blood Orange on the lips. I feel like I could take this collection with me to the Greek Islands, the Amalfi coast or the French Riviera and feel right at home!
"Sunglow" has 2 distinct looks. The first is "Emerald Isle" This consists of a brighter look, deeper colors and perfect for a night of dancing in Ibiza after a day at the beach. Lol!
The second look is called "Bronzelite" this is more subtle, monochromatic, but still glowing and beautiful. This look says, "I've made the effort but I didn't have to" Perfect for a day out shopping around, lounging on the beach or having brunch on a coastline you'd need a private seaplane to get to.  Lol!
 I really love that every collection comes with not 1, but 2 yummy Lip Lacquers! Lip gloss is my favorite makeup item and the Senna formula are especially divine!
The shades in this collection are called:
Bonfire (a bright, glossy blood orange) and Sunstone (a sparkling light gold)
Bonfire reminds me of a perfectly chilled Bloody Mary and Sunstone looks like bubbling Champagne in a tube :-)
To read more about my love for these beauties & read about other collections click here: *Lip Lacquer* *Spring 2013*
The Brilliant Bronze baked bronzer/highlighters contain fresh water pearls, are Made in Italy and they are beautiful!! At first they looked to me like they'd be shimmery and chalky, I'm being honest here! Lol!
However, when I brushed them on all I saw was a soft glow but without any trace of the intense shimmer I was expecting to see. I have never used anything like this before!! The Sunset shade has become one of my summer staples because I use it to contour, bronze and highlight. The Dawn shade is lighter, and obviously cooler, but I will almost always use them together, building it up on my cheeks and blending them together.
The Power Point 33  brush is perfect for contouring, bronzing, blush and even highlighting. I will use it for all 4 tasks at once and it's so soft and easy to use. I can dust a trace of Dawn on my cheeks or go deeper with Sunset to contour then highlight. I'll usually wipe away any lingering product and swirl it around, blending it all together. It hugs my bone structure perfectly!
Another "magic wand" from Senna
Taking into consideration the Pantone color of the yearEmerald seemed like a natural choice.  I always love Senna eye shadows because as I've stated before, they are finely milled, pigmented, they build beautifully and can be used dry or wet for more intensity. I feel like all of their powders feel silky on the skin, which I love. I want to say that I really LOVE the Rose Gold eye shadow. Light pink eye shadows are always in my kit & in my personal makeup drawer because it's a good alternative to creamy shades for highlighting and/or brightening up a small area. 
The new lipsticks are called Midas & Down to Earth: Midas (a beautiful pure gold) & Down to Earth (a warm, rose brown) is not too showy but perfect for a neutral, toned down look. It's a good day to night color, as I would wear it alone or under the Sunstone lip lacquer. You can even apply a swipe of Midas lipstick on top or just in the center of the lips to make it more beach friendly. Either way it's a gorgeous, versatile shade.
I created a look using both eye shadows, Sunset bronzer/highlighter and Bonfire gloss.  To keep it true to my vision I didn't want to add any other colors to my eyes, add eyeliner to my outer lash line or go heavy with the mascara because the green is so captivating I wanted it to stand alone. I did line my waterlines with the Ultra-Last eyeliner in black (that also came with this collection) to make the color pop even more. I contoured, highlighted and bronzed the perimeter of my face with the Sunset. I finished the look with 2 coats of Bonfire lip lacquer. It's really intense and pulled the look together beautifully. (Not shown here: I filled my brows w/Senna's Brow Shaper Duo in Brunette)

I know we have a few weeks left of Summer but I can see myself using any and all of this all year round
The Senna website is complete with shopping options & tutorials featuring Eugenia Weston herself (Founder of Senna and super sweet lady) showing you how to use the products to create up to date looks. Definitely worth checking out so you can see how beautifully it all goes on and pulls together. *Senna Cosmetics*
Don't forget to subscribe to the  *Senna YouTube Channel* and keep up with look demos and product knowledge.
If anyone has used anything from this collection or line in general, let me know! I'd love to hear about your experiences :-)
Keep it Prettie!
*Products were provided for my review :-)

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