Beautiful Summer Makeup- Gorgeous Gold Trend

Hey Guys! While reading this months Allure magazine , I came across a makeup trend report. Flashes of Gold. I love this makeup trend for summer. It’s simple, glowy and beautiful.

All you need to do is sweep gold eye shadow across your eyelids , or a gold eyeliner, followed by mascara. You can use eyeliner with this as well but keeping it simple is what it’s all about. A quick makeup look that will be on trend and HOT this summer!!

This look was used on models’ in the Dior, Dolce & Gabanna and Marchesa runway shows.I think used sparingly, you can get away with wearing a gold color on your lids for daytime.

Gold is a great for any eye color but on blue eyes it is really going to make them POP.   It’s gorgeous for summertime.

What do you think of this trend? Would you wear it?

Love , Lauren

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SENNA Cosmetics. Beauty. Illusion. Transform

Hi Beautiful Ones, I just woke up, looked outside and there is white snow all over everything. That makes 11/13 is the first snowfall in MN for 2010. Snow sure is beautiful, but it does make everything a little more challenging & not to mention cold.

Have any of you heard of Senna Cosmetics?? I was sent some product for Fall 2010 and was struck first off by this stunning Fall/Winter visual they sent.

This visual pretty much makes me want to wear beautiful makeup.

I knew about Senna cosmetics because several years ago when I was doing some modeling in the Twin Cities one of the clients I modeled for was Senna. I was about 17 or 18.  Unfortunately, I don't have any of the photos from those shoots. I wish I did!!!!

Another thing I noticed aside from the beautiful visual for fall/winter '10, was their very helpful & informative website. Here is the site link: Senna Cosmetics has a full line of makeup. They have lip products, face, eyes, brows, brushes, even a line of mineral makeup. Also, the founder of Senna cosmetics and makeup artist EUGENIA WESTON has added a PRO TIPS page with her tricks on the website:

I have to say, if Senna packaging had to receive a letter grade, it would get an A. I love gold. I love how gold things make things look more grand and classy. The Senna packaging is gold frosted and it's simple which I think makes it look very elegant. Below is a slide show of the products, up close and far away so you can see what the packaging and products I have look like. (I think a picture of my bear cat snuck in there...oops. ) Enjoy! :)


I hope you liked flipping through those images. As you can see, the packaging is all gold. I will say this again, I LOVE GOLD.

The eye colors come in matte shades, mineral, metallic and sheer glow. I received a sampling of all except mineral. They have amazing color pay off and are very pretty and simple. None that I was sent were super glittery or glitzy.. all the colors just have beautiful color pay off and were tones I would wear any day and time. The only thing that would make these better is if they sold them to come in a palette form, so that you could create your own palette and not just have a bunch of individual colors.

The lip lacquers were beautiful in the packaging as far as colors go, but they come with a doe foot applicator, which as some of you may know is not my favorite. I like a lip wand. Also these colors you can tell are made to last. I could be sure that when I put this on, it would be on my lips for several hours.  That must be why it is called a lacquer , not a gloss. The one color that really caught my eye is called LUSH. It is a new shade for fall 2010 and it is a beautiful rich berry with gold flecks. //  

Last but definitely not least the Blush/Bronze Duo is up there with my shadows as one of my favorite products from the line. The one I tried was in Beached Peach. Split right down the middle with a bronzer on one side and blush on the other, these have amazing color pay off. You don't need a lot on your brush. The compact has a mirror in it for "on the go" application. The only negative thing I will say about this product is it retails for $35. It's unfortunate because I think for many, that doesn't fit their price point for a compact with half blush , half bronzer.

I recommend going to the Senna Cosmetics website, even just to take a look through the products and read the pro-tips page. Right now, there is Free Shipping on any online purchase of $50 or more. I think this is just for the U.S...but I could be wrong. Here is their link again.

FTC: I received these products on a review consideration basis. I was not paid for the review and my thoughts are 100 % always.

Hope you all have a wonderful day!! If you're in MN, enjoy the first snowfall.