Product Review: Senna 3-in-1 Eye Color

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Name: 3-in-1 Eye Color
Brand: Senna
Size: 0.07oz/2g
Price: $22.00

From Senna’s website:
Three velvety soft harmonizing eye colors in one travel friendly compact makes it easy to make eyes look polished for daytime and dramatic for night. The three made for layering and easy to blend colors include one highlighter color, one soft lid color and one darker shading and lining color.

What I liked:
- sheer wash of color
- soft texture
- easy to blend
- long-lasting if used with a primer

What I didn’t like:
- the ingredients
- the price

Senna 3-in-1 eyeshadows are available in 2 versions: Aspen, a mix of pink and purple shades and Bahama, the one that I got, which contains a soft vanilla beige, a soft pinkish brown and a chocolate plum.

All the shades are beautiful, slightly shimmery and compliment each other very well. And because they are so safe and wearable, they are perfect to be worn during the day and at work.

Just like the single eyeshadows, the shades in the trio aren’t very pigmented and I have to layer the colors 3 or 4 times for them to show properly. People who prefer their eyeshadows to be on the sheer side will love the trio, but personally I prefer something more pigmented.

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The shadows are very soft to the touch and very easy to blend. I’d recommend using them with a primer to get the best color payoff as well as making them staying put on your lids all day without creasing. I tried them without a base as well and, just like most shadows, they disappear after 4 or 5 hours on me.

One of the preservatives used in this trio is called Imidazolidinyl Urea and works by releasing formaldehyde. Although the quantity of this ingredient is really small and considered safe by the FDA, I prefer to use product that are free of this substance.

Summary:
Overall, Senna 3-in-1 eye color contains 3 shimmery, sheer and wearable shades that are easy to blend and last long if used with a primer. However, it is pricey and contains a formaldehyde-releasing preservative.

Rating: 3/5

Disclosure: this item was sent by PR for consideration. The review is based on my own personal and honest experience with the product. For more information, please see my disclaimer.

8 Comment

  1. If it was a few years back, maybe I would buy it because I preferred sheer shadows, but lately I’m lovely high pigmented shadows! The colors look real pretty, but for 22 dollars used epect to maybe get more product? I hear that Senna has a set filled with eyeshadows, a powder, blush and something else for only 50USD. Overall, would you think their product is worth the buy Gio?
    .-= Dee´s last blog ..REVIEW: Brush Collection =-.

  2. Dao, I agree, the colors are lovely, esp the one in middle, it looks bautiful on the lid. I just wish they were more pigmented. I have to layer them a few times and I’m very pale. But I think some people may like that.

  3. Dee, I agree, for that price I would have preferred to get more product and better pigmentation. But overall, I think the trio is better value for money than the single shadows which are $16.50 each.

    Mmm I’m not sure what set it is, cos I couldn’t find it on the website but I think it depends on the products and what you look for in them. I’ve had the chance to try quite a few products and while most things are really great, others are just average.

    The shadows and powder blushes are very sheer (and keep in mind that I have very pale skin) and you need a primer to make them last all day. If you like sheer products, it may be worth it, otherwise I’ll skip it. The Cheeky Blush however is a different story. It’s a cream blush with the staying powder of a powder blush (it really lasts for hours!). It’s my fave products from Senna, but it’s very very shimmery which could put some people off. But I like it cos it’s pigmented, offers a hint of color and highlights.

    The Spot & Lite Pencil is great too and you can use it to highlight your browbone, cheeks etc and offers a nice, but not too obvious glow. The concealer is good at hiding imperfections while the Form-A-brow kit is a very handy tool to do your brows and has 4 different stencils to suit all brow shapes. The glosses instead are on the sheer side too and sticky, but last for 5 or 6 hours so I don’t mind the stickiness.

    Overall, it depends on what you want from a product. None of the products suck, but some are too sheer (eyeshadow & some glosses), others too shimmery (cheeky blush) and depending on your personal tastes you’ll either love or dislike them.

    If you’re interested in Senna products I think the set may be an affordable why to try them, but just consider both the pros and cons of each product before you buy it to make sure you’re gonna use them. Hope this helps, if you need more info, just let me know :)

  4. Tavia, I wish it was cheaper too. The colors are sheer, but lovely :)

    Like you, I always use a primer so the shades stay put all day and the color payoff is better too. But I like testing them without a base as not everyone uses one. They should though, it makes a great difference :)

  5. Good thing really, to test the eyeshadow without a base. Since I’ve discovered the Too Face primer insurance I can’t imagine putting eyeshadow without using the primer first, it became so natural for me. But you are right and I forget that. I had to make a review about a pigment from Illamasqua and your idea is great in testing the product without primer, but being a pigment I dunno how much it would last. Thanks :)
    .-= Tavia´s last blog ..Bobbi Brown Cabana Corals – Spring 2010 Collection =-.

  6. Tavia, I agree. Once you use a primer, you just can’t go back to applying shadow on bare lid. But not everyone uses primers or even knows what they are (I only discovered them about a year and a half ago!) so I think testing both ways is the best option. :)

    As for pigments, I have some that are very long-lasting even without a primer. But a sticky base would help the pigments adhere better to the lid and reduces fall out. I still test them both ways though and you’re welcome. I’m glad you like the idea and I look forward to your Illamasqua review. :)

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