The Sample: NEW Senna Haute Nudes Eye & Face Palette in Sultry (Review, Swatches & Photos)

5 Jan

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I’ll try to keep this post short and sweet :P. I already showed you guys the Senna Haute Nudes palette in Mystic so today, I’ll be showing you Sultry–the warm sister of Mystic.

What I like about this palette is that it really is different from all the other neutral palettes out there. For one thing, it contains mostly mattes. I find that most neutral palettes seem to contain more shimmery shadows–which is fine, but it’s nice to have something a little different available for all the matte lovers out there, as well. I also think that while Sultry does contain the compulsory brown neutrals, they are done just a tad bit differently than your run-of-the-mill neutral palette. Anyone can put out a palette filled with shimmery golds and mid-tone taupy-browns and sables (not dissing though because I love my mid-tone taupes!), but Senna has created a special palette filled with hues that call to mind the rich coat of a palomino horse or supple leather of a pair of moccasins. They are unique but still wearable.

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The shadows are: New Moon, Sand, Tiger Lily, Palomino, Tigress, and Havana. New Moon is a creamy ivory shade. Sand is a light greyed-beige. Tiger Lily is a medium terracotta brown. Palomino is a medium warm brown with red undertones. Tigress, the only shimmery shade, is a medium-dark chocolatey-brown laced with gold shimmer. Havana is a dark, rich smoky-brown.

The 2 cheek shades are Sunkissed (top) and Passion (bottom). Sunkissed, the highlight shade, is a lovely light peachy-beige with fine gold micro-shimmer. Passion is a matte medium coral blush. Both are gorgeous on the face and go really, really well together. I like the fact that the blush is matte so you can add the shimmer back in where you want with the highlighter. The only thing I might change is the highlighter, itself. I do wish it had a fine shimmery finish. Instead, it leaves behind a wash of micro-shimmer particles. It’s very, very fine so it doesn’t look tacky or glaring, but still I do prefer a more even glow.

In case you missed my review for the Mystic palette, click here to check it out. It covers packaging, applicators, textures, and overall quality. There’s not much more I can say about Sultry–everything I said about Mystic rings true for this palette as well. The shades were all beautifully pigmented, super silky and smooth, incredibly soft, and easy to blend out.

I find that the overall texture and pigmentation of the shadows in Sultry is ever so slightly better than those in Mystic. But I am quite partial to the shades in Mystic, so it does remain my favorite between the two. Another difference is Mystic contains 2 shimmery shades of eyeshadow while Sultry only contains 1 (Tigress). I don’t mind a bit though because Senna’s matte shadows are just so fantastic!

Each palette also comes with a booklet with step-by-step instructions detailing how to create 2 looks. In the Sultry palette, those looks are called Sunkissed (a pretty, neutral, everyday look) and Steamy (a rich brown smokey-eye).

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The shadows lasted all day on my eyes over a primer and the cheek colors, about 5 1/2. Overall, I am very pleased with the quality of both of these palettes. Between the 2 palettes, they will flatter all skintones and can be worn year-round. I’m thrilled to have these in my arsenal now–I find that I reach for them more than I ever did my Naked Palette (which has probably only been used a handful of times :/). You definitely need to check these out!

»»Pricing: $48/6 shadows (0.03 oz./1.08 g. x 6) and 2 cheek colors (0.20 oz./5.85 g. x 2)

»»Availability: and all Senna Make Up & Brow Studio locations (click here for a list of locations)

»»Recommended for: anyone looking for a beautiful, warm all-in-one makeup palette

»»Overall Rating: A


*Please remember to enter my Senna giveaway here. I’m giving away one Haute Nudes Eye & Face Palette in Mystic. Trust me, you do not want to miss out on this one–these palettes are so awesome!!


Disclaimer: the product(s) featured in this post were provided to The Beauty Sample free of charge by the manufacturer/PR for review purposes only. Regardless of how the product was obtained, my priority is to you, my readers, and I will always give you my honest opinion.

23 Responses to “The Sample: NEW Senna Haute Nudes Eye & Face Palette in Sultry (Review, Swatches & Photos)”

  1. Sunny January 5, 2013 at 5:19 pm #

    OMG LOOK AT TIGRESS!!! *grabby hands* I need that shade!

    • becca January 5, 2013 at 6:24 pm #

      haha I know right? It’s so smoldering and shimmery and gorgeous!! :P

  2. Larie January 5, 2013 at 6:08 pm #

    I love these shades, and I actually love that there are so many mattes! That’s hard to find!

    • becca January 5, 2013 at 10:50 pm #

      I know I agree–and not only is it hard to find a mostly matte palette, it’s hard to find a mostly matte palette done THIS well!! I am so impressed! :D

  3. Liz January 5, 2013 at 8:50 pm #

    This is a gorgeous palette. I know the shadows are mostly brown, but the entire colour theme reminds me of a beautiful summer sunset. I haven’t tried Senna before but I get the feeling that things will change in that regard if you keep pumping out these posts, wifey! :D

    • becca January 5, 2013 at 10:53 pm #

      Haha I hope you do, wifey–I know you will love the brand as much as I do!! :D

  4. Dara January 6, 2013 at 2:58 pm #

    This is a pretty palette but I wish it had more shimmery eye shadows. Tigress is my favorite!

    • becca January 6, 2013 at 3:37 pm #

      It’s my favorite shadow from this palette, too! :) I do like shimmery shades a lot but I have so many of them, it’s nice to add a few nice mattes to my collection as well!

  5. Taylor January 6, 2013 at 5:31 pm #

    I love these warm shades. I especially love the blush. The shimming shadows are lovely additions. Very pretty, I’m ready for summer.. :-)

    • becca January 6, 2013 at 5:45 pm #

      Haha I know me too! Or at least spring. I’m tired of my skin being itchy and my hair being flat and static-y all the time!! :/

  6. Meryl @ Memoiselle January 7, 2013 at 1:49 am #

    Whoa whoa!
    It looks so drooling!! Your swatches are so beautiful and the color payoff is just oomph! :)

    • becca January 7, 2013 at 2:01 pm #

      Haha I know it’s a gorgeous palette–you should definitely check it out if you can!! :D

  7. Chris January 7, 2013 at 7:47 am #

    Passion looks like a pretty cheek color.

    • becca January 7, 2013 at 2:02 pm #

      Oh it really is! It’s my new favorite blush–I’ve been wearing it non-stop lately! The thing about it is it’s very subtle, which is not to say it’s not noticeable on the cheek. But it blends in really, really well and just looks SO natural! I love it!

  8. JoanneP @ The Convenient Beauty January 7, 2013 at 2:35 pm #

    This palette is indeed sultry and different. It’s also refreshing to see matte eyeshadows becoming popular in the gallery of shimmer/pearl finishes. Lovely review as always Becca!

    • becca January 7, 2013 at 2:41 pm #

      I agree, Joanne! I usually prefer shimmers myself but even I was impressed and happy that Senna decided to release a mostly-matte palette that was SUCH high quality! I love it!! :D Have you tried anything from Senna?

  9. Popblush January 8, 2013 at 3:02 am #

    I would definitely agree with you in that this palette is a quite uniquely neutral palette. I love matte shades and have quite a few in my collection ^_^

    Those e/s shades suit your skin tone beautifully especially Tigress and Havana!

    • becca January 8, 2013 at 3:11 am #

      I think I have more mattes than I originally thought! It’s weird, I didn’t think I owned that many…but I think the majority of them are in palettes. :P anyway, this palette and Mystic have been ALL I’ve used since testing them out. I am in love! You really need to try one (or both)!! :P

  10. Sarah January 8, 2013 at 7:42 am #

    New Moon & Sand are the shades for me!


    • becca January 8, 2013 at 2:54 pm #

      Aren’t they gorgeous? I think I like Tigress and Sand the best–Sand is SUCH an easy shade to wear! :D

  11. Catherine (@bcrueltyfree) January 8, 2013 at 10:06 am #

    Oh my gosh, every color here is beautiful! I started writing out my favorite shades but I was listing almost all of them haha. I know Sand isn’t exactly the most exciting of the colors, but I completely am in love with colors like that, sort of matte light brown-greys…I find they make the most natural looking crease contour color, perfect for no-makeup-makeup! I’m so glad you showed this, because I’d kind of written off Senna.. I had one of their bronzers once long ago and it was really, really not pigmented so I hadn’t paid much attention to the brand since. But it looks like I definitely need to! :)

    • becca January 8, 2013 at 2:59 pm #

      LOL I know it’s hard, right?! I really like Sand too–Bobbi Brown has a similar shade that I reach for all the time!

      Which bronzer do you have, Catherine? I think Senna’s blushes are pigmented but they are still quite soft, which I personally like. But maybe you won’t like it as much?

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  1. Senna Haute Nudes Mystic Eye & Cheek Palette Review, Swatches, Photos | Project Swatch - May 5, 2013

    [...] Becca of the gorgeous blog The Beauty Sample recently had a series of giveaways for her one year blogaversary, and I was the very lucky winner of the Senna Haute Nudes Eye & Face Palette in Mystic, which is the cooler toned palette (it also comes in Sultry, the warmer toned one). If you’d like Becca’s perspective on the palettes, here is her review of Mystic and her review of Sultry. [...]

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