Name: 3-in-1 Eye Color
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.
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.
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.