Thursday, June 2, 2011

AMW Reviews: San San Soleil Lip Colour

Soleil is a French term for "sun".  It's the inspiration that HBC came up with to include it in their exclusive makeup line called San San.

When I got the 3 shades of Soleil Lip Colour, I used them right away because the packaging screams SUMMER and the colors call for "Sexy Summer!"

Here's my review for one of the brightest and happiest lipstick packaging I own....

San San Soleil Lip Colour says ---
  • Comes in 3 variants - Nude Carribean, Peach Ibiza and Pink Tropics
  • Neutral shades are very suitable for summer season.
  • Enriched with Vitamins A, C & E
Ingredients: (click to enlarge)

AMW says---
  • Very cute packaging, you get the see the shade of the lipstick inside with the "peek-a-boo" packaging.
  • Inexpensive.
  • Creamy and applies smoothly.  
  • You can adjust the pigmentation by applying more.
  • I usually put the limited shade availability under "con" but with this range, it's an exception!  I like the fact that they are "right on" with the 3 shades!  One on the nude side, pink then orange!  
  • Has SPF25 to care for the lips.
  • The kiddie/candy-like scent!  I would prefer to have this fragrance-free! 
A great start-up!  If you plan to own nude, pink and orange lipstick without breaking the bank, the San San Soleil Lip Colour is a good start!  Keep in mind that these lipsticks are on the light to medium side in terms of pigmentation.  Toned down version of those lip colors actresses use on television.

  • Dry lips? Prepare your lips by applying a good amount of lip balm or lip treatment prior to lipstick application.
  • Blot lip balm before lipstick application to prevent lipstick from sliding off.
  • After application, you can choose to press your lips on a clean tissue paper or pat it with loose powder for a matte finish.
  • If you have concerns on the ingredients, I suggest you use a "lip erase" or conceal your lips prior to lipstick application for "protection".
Will I repurchase?
Well, I got all 3 shades in the line so no need to repurchase!

To whom do I recommend this to?
Anyone who likes to try pinks, orange and nude lips without the "attention-seeking" factor.

Where to purchase and how much?

San San Soleil Collection is available in all HBC stores nationwide for Php109.75 (approx $2.55). Visit, or call HBC Customer Care at 9845555 local 228 / 0918-9215520.

Nude Carribean

Peach Ibiza

Pink Tropics

I can't seem to find my favorite shade out of the 3 as I alternate them depending on my mood!
Peach Ibiza is definitely "in" this summer!

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!

(Note from Author: Products sent for PR Consideration.  Reviews are based on author's personal opinion.  Please purchase at your own discretion).


  1. the colours are sooo pretty i like~~~


  2. i also like their packaging, nude carribean is my favorite.

  3. ooohhhh, i love all the colors! i can't decide which one i want best! and very cute packaging! :)

  4. Love the Pink Tropics! I'm into pink shades. They look so feminine and young. :)

  5. I like the Nude Carribean. :) I will be checking this line. Thanks!

  6. i saw this one too when i bought the soleil nail polish collection. i was thinking of buying peach ibiza but at that time i was thinking of getting something that is reddish so i just decided to try their hydrating lipstick (i think).

    but i like the packaging of this!
    very eye catching!

  7. i'm loving the peach ibiza it's so wearable ;-) imho ☺♥

  8. The packaging is so bright and cute! love the shades too, they are pretty and elegant.

  9. OMG, I love HBC products. Will definitely purchase these ASAP! Thanks :)

  10. How do you take really good pictures of your lips. Having a hard time.

    Anyway, those are pretty colors.

  11. i like the first shade... it's really creaming summer only if its not raining up here in Baguio huhuhu

  12. ate nikki!!!!! :) i loved magnum din! kaso iba ung magnum nila dito..iba ung brush :(

  13. Oh gosh! They really look nice!

  14. @Jessy agree! all 3 shades are super wearable!

  15. @aringkingking Nice no? the packaging, the shades, lahat carefully selected :D

  16. @Issa Pwedeng lahat type mo kasi they are inexpensive naman :)

  17. @JesRoque No problem! My pleasure to share good finds :)

  18. @~tHiAmErE~ ay oo! wala nga silang reddish shade on this one! But hey it's their summer collection, so nothing too heavy din :)

  19. @Marge It'll look good on you for sure!

  20. @gio Agree, the packaging itself is a winner in my dictionary!

  21. @Rae My husband takes photos of my lips, very important to have good lighting :)

  22. @strawberry Princess Really? it's raining once in awhile din here in Manila! I missed Baguio!!!!

  23. @Emafe It's written in the post less than Php110.00 :)

  24. @Giezelle Uy Thanks, glad you appreciate my reviews :D

  25. hi nikki! im planning to include one for a make-up swap i am having with a US blogger! which one do you suggest i should buy? :)) she likes nudes and pinks, so I'm torn between nude carribean and pink tropics. help! :)

    1. Hi sis, its difficult to tell as those are 2 different shades, you have to ask the person you are swapping with which shade she prefers :) That's what I usually do when I swap :)


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