Review: San San High Definition Liquid Foundation

 Hello blogosphere! It seemed as if I have been gone for a long time in the blogging scene due to personal reasons. :) My first makeup purchases for 2014 are from San San. I bought this HD foundation and the HD Concealer because I was sold the moment I swatched them. I was really impressed with the shade selection (just because I found my perfect my match.. as in super perfect!). The High Definition Foundation has three shades to choose from: Olive, Natural and Beige. Natural has a slight pinkish/beige tint to it, Beige has light yellow tones while Olive has medium yellow tones. I was torn between Beige and Olive because I swatched the foundation at the back of my hand and my arms are way darker than my face color. Eventually, I settled for olive. I told myself that if this foundation will work, I will just get another shade if Olive does not suit me.  I immediately tried the foundation when I got home. I got even more amazed when I applied this all over my face! Olive looked PERFECT (yep, you read it right!!I always have a hard time getting my right shade but this one is LOVE LOVE LOVE) on my skin. It looked like my skin but way better. 
 I love the packaging of San San because of the Pump Bottle. It looks so posh. It does not look 195 pesos noh? I just hated the shiny violet cover. Had it been a matte black cover, ay ang sosyal lang noh!

This foundation has SPF 30. Despite this, San San HD Foundation proved to be photogenic even with flash. My face looked poreless and there were no white cast in photos.
 The first thing I noticed about this foundation was its texture. This goes on very creamy on the skin. It is not runny nor too thick. It felt like a melted cream foundation that easily blends on the skin. Surreal? This is real! hehe 

Next, the awesome pigmentation. One layer can cover even my most stubborn pimple marks and evens out my skin tone like a dream. Okay. I sound exaggerated already but you can refer to my photos below for comparison and proof.
 No Makeup
 With one layer of San San HD Foundation
Photo taken with flash

Can you see the redness on and mark on my forehead?How about my uneven skin tone, reddish areas above my mole and dark eye bags on my before picture? If you compare it with the after photo, my skin looked flawless and poreless! Wahh As you can see, this foundation has a dewy finish, thus, setting it with powder is a must.

The scent smells like choco or mocha like their old Oil Finish Foundation. I have a feeling (I might be wrong) that this was just a reformulation of the old version. 

Staying Power is ok if you are inside an airconditioned room. During hot/humid days, however, this tends to make my tzone oily. Also, the Manila heat washes out the foundation quickly. I suggest wearing a good primer underneath if you plan to use this outside for long hours. To prevent oiliness, I used Snoe HD powder which works really well with this foundation. 

I love this foundation because my skin feels supple after using it because I do feel that it has a bit of moisturizing properties. My skin does not look flaky nor patchy.

Overall,  this foundation is an awesome find. I just do not know if it will work with oily skin. For 195 pesos, this is one of the best local liquid foundations I have ever tried. I will post my San San Concealer review within the week.

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18 comments

  1. I love the HD concealer. works amazingly!

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  2. It does work with oily skin. It's able to cover all but the darkest imperfections on my face. It lasts for around 5-6 hours on me before showing signs of fading.

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  3. I am so going to try this.. this is probably the ONLY foundation brand that doesn't break me out like crazy. Pero intay ako for your review sa concealer before I get it. hehehe.

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  4. I wanted to try this but the shades are just really off on me. The lightest is a shade or two too light and seems more pinkish toned while I need foundations with a yellow undertone to them. The middle shade is too dark naman. I tried mixing them together but it still just doesn't match my skin :(

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  5. Will get a bottle this sweldo and check out how will it works for me.

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  6. It really did cover the pimple marks with just one layer. Amazing. Will try San San products soon! :)

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  7. I saw this at the store. I was about to buy it when I realized I had other face products to get rid of before buying a new one. But when the time comes, I will purchase this for sure! Can't wait for the concealer review. I already got the two HD concealers and I am in lalalalove! The lightest one I use for my under-eyes and it's perfect!

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  8. I want to give it a try soon! thanks for the review!! ^_^

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  9. This is the first time I saw this review I know it's new but I saw other bloggers are raving for this san san hd foundation. I think I must try this one too, but not for now I still have a lot of foundation on my kikay kit ... Nice review as always very nice photos... :)

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  10. I think I need to buy this!!!! Thankyou for the review! <3


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  11. Hi there!
    I have never heard of this brand before, but I was always curious to try Asian cosmetics. Can you tell me with which foundation from the knows brands would you compare it?
    Hugs,
    Rally

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  12. I have lots of liquid foundation pa, but I think I should try this one. A lot of bloggers are raving about how sansan hd covers their imperfections nicely. Though Im not a fan of their violet shiny cap, wouldve been better if its black and matte (omg bobbi brown peg) but sansan is known for this kind of pakulo na pag may isang line na nilabas it will match the rest of the items in that line. Hehehe

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  13. wow.. Thank you for making this review. I was thinking of buying this foundation since like you, I'm having a hard time to find what matches my shade because some drugstore and high-end makeup range doesnt match the filipina skin tone. I'm gonna buy this and try it and possibly will write a review myself if it's ok or not. thankie.. xoxo

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  14. wow.. Thank you for making this review. I was thinking of buying this foundation since like you, I'm having a hard time to find what matches my shade because some drugstore and high-end makeup range doesnt match the filipina skin tone. I'm gonna buy this and try it and possibly will write a review myself if it's ok or not. thankie.. xoxo

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  15. Awesome! It looks so good! I have oily skin though but I still want to try it! I probably will get on when I visit an HBC store. :D

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  16. wow! i want to try this pero takot ako baka mag ka pimples nanaman ako.but still e tatry ko pa rin to soon!

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  17. Does it oxidize eventually through out the day?

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  18. Does it oxidize eventually through out the day?

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