Thursday, June 9, 2011

AMW Reviews: San San Everyday Cheek Tint

Benefit's Benetint is famous for their gorgeous cheek tints! Unfortunately, the brand is not available locally so we have to settle for other brands and I may have to say (with conviction), most of them don't come cheap!  

I have tried The Body Shop's Lip and Cheek Tint and it works fabulously!  Like most cheek tints, working fast, I mean, really fast is one requirement that you should master!  Cheek tints are known to dry quickly even during application, a lot of us find it quite hard to blend!
There's actually one cheek tint brand that does not require you to work like a superhero!  San San Everyday Cheek Tint!  Read on for the rest of my review!

San San Everyday Cheek Tint says ---
For a natural-looking flush after moisturizing.
Size: 10ml
Ingredients: Aqua, Propylene Glycol, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Ascorbyl Palmmitate (Vitamin C), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Proply Paraben, Methyl Paraben, Phenoxyethanol. 
Available in ONE shade only.

AMW says ---
  • Cute and simple packaging.
  • Well sealed upon purchase.
  • Inexpensive.
  • Doesn't dry up easily as compared to other cheek tints.
  • Gives a super natural flush.
  • Used as blush powder base, the blush powder stays a bit longer.
  • Does not trigger dryness.
  • No weird scent.
  • No skin irritations or itchiness.
  • If you want the cheek tint to show up, you have to apply a lot!  
  • The brush that comes with the product is not that good.  Can't complain for the price though.
  • I find this product takes a bit longer time to dry up as compared to other brands.
  • May slide off if you have super oily skin.
Promises the natural flush the product promises!

  • Since the product shows up a bit light, I suggest applying this after your "powder foundation" or "setting powder".
  • Add the product as desired.
  • Grab a bit of product, apply it on the apples of your cheeks and gently "dab".  Dabbing will make the product show up more.
  • If you want a more obvious cheek tint, drop 4-5 drops of San San Everyday Cheek Tint on a cap, use a stippling brush to "stipple" the product on the apples of your cheeks.
  • You can top the product with your favorite powder blush.  Once the powder blush disappears, you still have a naturally colored cheek tint underneath.
  • Always stand back and check your application.
Will I repurchase?
I seldom repurchase cheek tints as it takes me forever to use up.

To whom do I recommend this to?
Anyone who is into very natural-looking blush.  People who are into "obvious" blush won't appreciate this product.  Best for normal and dry skin.

Where to purchase and how much?
Can be found on HBC site for $3.93 (approx Php168.00), or local HBC stores for less than Php200.00

One swipe, you can see how "watery" the product is

With a "patting" motion, product well distributed 
and dried up into a super natural, sheer red color

Applied on cheeks without powder blush
Super light and natural 

What's another inexpensive cheek tints you have tried for daily use?
Give us a shout out and I'm glad to check it out too!

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!

(Product sent for PR consideration.  Review 100% mine.  Please purchase at your own discretion.)


  1. awww i like the light cherry shade it makes it look more natural ;-)

  2. oh, i wanted to try it pa naman, buti i read your eview, i have super oily skin.

  3. Nice review. Parang gusto kong itry. I'm not fond of powder blush. But I'm always interested about cheek tints. Thanks for this review. :)

  4. thanks for the review. i was super curious about this when I saw it at HBC. It might not work so well on my skin.

  5. Thanks for the review! A watery, cheaper version of TBS Lip and Cheek Tint :) I'll buy two bottles to try out, one for me and one for my aunt :) She loves cheek tints

  6. I've tried Nichido's Cheek Tint way back (and it was P128.00 then). I love the natural pink flush it gives my cheeks. This one from San San is nice too. The packaging makes it look like a nail polish though (with its applicator). :)

  7. so affordable! it's only 1/6 of benetint =/

  8. oh, I have only tried TBS Lip and Cheek Tint and i love it very much! nice review but this might not work well with my skin....

  9. hmmm.. im gonna give it a try thanks for sharing ^_^ (btw i loved your nail done here)

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  10. nice review.. Na-depress lang ako because medyo oily yung cheeks ko,,,

  11. I will totally check this out!!

  12. have you tried Avon's version?

  13. Wow, Fantastic Blog, it’s so helpful to me, and your blog is very good,
    I’ve learned a lot from your blog here, Keep on going, my friend, I will keep an eye on it,

  14. @Marge Glad you like the shade as there's only 1 shade anyways :P

  15. @Jackie You can always make it work by using a good foundation base :)

  16. @Denise Wow nice! you are sweet to buy one for your tita :D

  17. @Helen Ahhh I know great things about Nichido products, they are affordable and of quality naman! I will probably try it when I see it on counters!

  18. @xin You have to use more though sister on each application!

  19. @Issa Ahhhh The TBS one is good no? :D

  20. @rhaindropz Thanks for the nail love! :) It's actually water marble:D

  21. @Photoescape Wag naman depressed! hahhahaha it's ok, I'm sure for its price, worth to try naman and you can use an oil control foundation base and you can use this freely and set with powder!

  22. Ellana cheek tint ok din Nikki :)

  23. @*KiM* Ah, sige will check it out :) Thanks!


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