A Review of the San San Soleil Matte Foundation

I’ve been hunting for a great foundation ever since ever and I never really gave San San a chance back then. Maybe it was because their packaging looked cheap, they were sold for ridiculously cheap and I didn’t really hear a lot of raves about their products.

But now, here I am reviewing their San San Soleil foundation. This is the second foundation I tried from them. The first one was the San San Matte Finish Liquid Foundation. If you want to know what I think about it, just check out my demo video here.

Anyway, this particular product was actually a shocker to me. Thanks to a great beauty blogger, Ayana Grace from Codename Aya, I got curious. Her review was quite thorough and generally positive, so I went ahead and got myself one when I visited my HBC outlet.

At that time, i got it for Php100+, I know, I know, it’s crazy…but wait till you hear this: For the Holidays, they’re sold for only Php80! I’m not kidding. After I post this, I am going back to HBC and grabbing myself a few tubes of this.

Product name: San San Soleil Matte Foundation with Vit. A,C,E and SPF 43

Price: Php160 (Promo price of Php80) for 30 ml

Ingredients: 

Squalene, titanium dioxide, candelilla wax, methylsilsesquioxane, boron nitride, beeswax, benzoic acid, benzophenone-3, homosalate, butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane, retinyl palmitate (Vitamin A), ascorbyl palmitate (Vitamin C), tocopherol (Vitamin E), CI 77492, CI 77891, CI 77499.

Product description:

Provides excellent makeup coverage for blemishes and uneven skin tone to promote a smoother and radiant complexion.

PROS

  • It’s very affordable and locally available at any HBC outlet.
  • It has medium to full coverage which reduces concealing steps remarkably.
  • sets matte and has a flawless finish.
  • Allows other products on the face to blend and set really well, making it look very natural.
  • A little goes a long, long way.
  • It has no unpleasant smell and comes in a pump container which is perfect for on-the-go and it’s hygienic as well.
  • It has vitamins A,C,E and an SPF of 43
  • It did not break me out.
CONS
  • It only comes in one shade. but it does oxidize to blend to your skin color.
  • If you apply too much or if you don’t use a good primer, it will transfer really bad.
  • If you don’t know how to properly apply the product, it will look like a mask on your face. So blend well and contour plus highlight.
  • For oily skin, proper skin care and applying primer is key.
  • It requires buffing with a very dense brush.
  • It contains SPF that may give off a white cast when photographed so be careful.
  • Vitamin C may cause allergic reactions to some skin types, so test it on an area of your skin first and wait for 24 hours, before applying to your face.
Here are the swatches and comparisons for the product.
Here are pictures of me wearing the foundation and blending my contour, highlight, and blush with it.



For a demonstration on how to apply the foundation, please check out my video tutorial. I also included a demo of the Allue Hair mascara which I raved about previously.


I hope that this review was thorough enough. If you have any  questions that have not been addressed in this post, please feel free to comment or message me on my Facebook public wall. You can also tweet me and send me a message on my YouTube channel and don’t forget to subscribe to be updated with new videos.


Thank you for taking the time to read this! Have a wonderful day, and enjoy your Christmas!


Janah xo



  1. Anonymous (Reply) on Saturday 24, 2011

    OH my goodness the pink brushes from F21 are soo cute! I’ve never seen any of those before 🙂 I agree with you in shopping I cringe whenever I see my money go away that easily LOL

  2. Ning Magcauaus (Reply) on Saturday 24, 2011

    🙂 may makeup addicts anonymous na ba? haha! i feel the same, lalo na when i just blew up a thousand pesos on make-up/cosmetics that easily. kaya lang you can’t help it sometimes lalo na pag may sale tapos yun talaga yung item na gustong gusto mong bilhin for a long time. 🙂

    • Janah 'Theshiznit' (Reply) on Saturday 24, 2011

      Haha! I know, it’s so hard to discipline myself in this area. I have to though…I can’t save up! lol.

  3. Nina (Reply) on Saturday 24, 2011

    Hi! I’m actually a noob when it comes to make-up. I was just wondering, could I possibly use a stipling brush in applying liquid foundation?

    By the way, I love watching your videos in YT 😀

    • Janah 'Theshiznit' (Reply) on Saturday 24, 2011

      Yes dear, stipling brush can be used for liquid, cream, and powder formulas. Thanks for watching my vids!

  4. Iammonalisav (Reply) on Saturday 24, 2011

    im gonna try that jan when i get the chance to go HBC sm