Senna Cosmetics recently launched two beautiful face & eye palettes for the Holiday 2012 season; the Senna Haute Nudes Makeup Palettes ($48 USD each) both include a highlighter, a blush and six eyeshadows all in a slim compact with a large interior mirror and applicators.
The palettes are available in Sultry, a warm-hued neutral palette, and Mystic, a cool-toned purple-based palette. Each palette is very wearable and universal, and they are available now from Senna Cosmetics.
I don’t have much experience with Senna Cosmetics, however this introduction has been an amazing one. I’m truly blown away by these palettes and of course, now I’m kicking myself for not trying them out sooner!
As I mentioned, Sultry is more warm-toned, with a beige highlighter, terracotta blush and eyeshadows ranging from light beige to mid-tone brown to deep chocolate hues. Mystic is more cooler-toned with a pale pink highlighter, a rose blush and eyeshadows ranging from bright white to mid-tone taupe to jet black. The textures are mainly matte, which was the first major difference that I’ve seen in a face & eye palette. Usually the shades are primarily shimmery with a few mattes to give variety, but this is opposite. Each palette contains 1-2 satin/shimmer eyeshadows, as well as a satin face highlighter; the rest of the products are matte.
The quality is outstanding… I’ve never really seen a palette where the mattes were better than the shimmer shades, but this one is one of them. Both palettes are fairly comparable, but the Sultry palette is slightly more consistent as I found that the Mystic palette had 2 shades that were slightly less pigmented than the others… but really overall, they are both awesome.
I love how large the mirror is and while I’m not a fan of included applicators (would have rather seen a lip gloss or something), these ones aren’t bad for touch-ups. The products glide onto the skin beautifully and I think each of these palettes would make a fantastic, everyday palette whether it’s for the office or for an evening out… both are versatile for all types of occasions!
- Price: $48 USD
- Availability: Senna Cosmetics
- Overall: Incredibly impressed with these face & eye palettes. Love the sleek packaging & large interior mirror. All of the products are beautifully pigmented, and I’m really impressed with the opacity of the mattes (the majority of the palettes). Sultry is slightly better than Mystic, but they are both fantastic and make great everyday palettes.
- Rating: A