Product Review: Senna Barely Base

This is the most interesting base I’ve ever used. It’s ridiculously sheer, but somehow… your skin ends up looking like you put on foundation. I don’t get it.

A sample of the Barely Base foundation was tucked into my last order from Senna (warm envelope). The foundation is listed as ‘medium’ … although it imitates the ‘dark’ shade that I’d seen previously at Naimies. I think they may have redone their formulations or something, because when I checked the website for ‘Dark’ — it was REALLY dark, and the Medium shade looked more like what I received in the mail.

Anyhow, I wore it for an FOTD, and I was impressed by how the finish turned out. I have to admit, I was worried at first because this formula is so thin that you can see your skin as clear as day. But in a few minutes… everything kind of merged together:

FACE
Senna Barely Base (Medium)
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder (2)
Chanel Blush in Tumulte
EYES
Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow in Toast (lids)
MAC Eyeshadow in Folie (crease/under waterline)
YSL Shocking Gel Liner in Ashy Black (lashline)
Chanel Eye Pencil in Rose Platine (waterline)
Armani Eyes to Kill Mascara
LIPS
Chantecaille Hydra Chic Lipstick in Willow
NARS Lip Gloss in Metis
Barely Base wore throughout the day like a regular foundation. I can’t tell you how it managed to behave like a foundation, despite it’s ‘tinted moisturizer’ texture and application. It’s pretty excellent. I’m going to use my sample a few more times before committing… but so far, so very very good.
You can learn more about Senna’s Barely Base HERE.