Senna's Virtual Vintage

By Lauren Salapatek | 07/01/2010 11:30:07 AM


Adorned with a feminine logo, each product in Senna Cosmetics comes in either a matte gold compact or tube—making them look regal and treasure-like.

I tried out Senna’s new “Virtual Vintage” Collection for Fall/Winter 2011. After trying out the products in this royal reddish line, I think they are better classified in the category of “date night” make-up rather than “everyday make-up.” From the dark eye shadow to the maroon lipstick, this make-up would pair really well with dark outfits. Or, you can simply wear it for an intense look.

Senna 'Virtual Vintage' Collection, Fall/Winter 2010

SlipCover Cream to Powder Foundation:
This foundation goes on quite smooth, and it is easy to blend in with the convenient sponge they provide you in the compact. Simply moisten the sponge (or use a foundation brush) and apply the cream onto your face. The cream then transforms into a soft, powder finish. It helps cover my freckles and spots of uneven skin tone without looking heavy. This product also helps to fill in fine lines, and wrinkles. It’s nice because I didn’t have to apply a lot of this product to see coverage.

SheerFace Color HUE: After applying the foundation, I applied this blush lightly to my cheekbones for a rosy-look. The blush goes on very lightly, so it adds just a touch of color. This specific blush I feel is better for darker or olive skin tones. It’s more neutral/tanned colored than pinky.

SheerFace Color HUE, SlipCover Cream to Powder Foundation

Eye Color POSH: This specific eye shadow is a very heavy pigment—a little bit goes a long way. It’s a very pretty rose/maroon shade with golden speckles in it, so it adds a little shimmer to your lids. I wouldn’t recommend using this shadow just as it is. I would use a couple lighter shades (possibly a lighter pink and a neutral beige) along with it just to even out the berry-like color.

Black Velvet Eye Lining Pencil: This charcoal-black eye liner goes on really smooth and adds impact to any look. It’s easy to blend in and there’s no clumping.

Eye Color Posh, Black Velvet Eye Liner

Lipstick STAIN:
This lipstick looks really dark, but it actually doesn’t go on as dark as you would think. It’s great for all skin tones and it lasts for a long time. This is a great lipstick to use for a more dramatic look, and an evening out on the town!

Lipstick HEARTBREAKER: Just like Stain, it goes on really creamy and it provides long-lasing color. This lipstick adds a rosy tone to your lips and can be used for day or nightwear. If you’re feeling a little pale one day, add this lipstick and it will brighten up your look!

Lip Gloss LUSH: Mmm…creamy lip gloss; and it’s sooo sparkly! It really pairs nicely with the Heartbreaker lipstick. I can’t specifically describe what the scent of the gloss is, but I can tell you, it smells like dessert! It’s a great add on for a more youthful look.

Lip Liner DUBONNET: Use this lip liner first before applying the lipstick of your choice. I used this lip liner to fill in the fine lines on my lips, then after applying lipstick, I gently used this liner to touch up the edges. This specific maroon color goes nicely with eye shadow and both shades of lipstick in this collection.






ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for, and As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

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