Wednesday, June 22, 2011

AMW Reviews: San San Soleil Matte Foundation with SPF43

One of the most inexpensive liquid foundation I currently own, San San Soleil Matte Foundation in which I got to review.  Is it worth the money?  Have I found something that works at a very affordable price?

After weeks of using this product, I've finally written my thoughts!  Keep in mind that we have different skin type and color, so please test on testers before you purchase!  I don't know how many times I stressed on that!

San San Soleil Matte Foundation says ---
  • Fits all skin types.
  • Non-greasy, light weight feel
  • Easy to apply
  • Provides a smooth, radiant finish
  • Enriched with Vitamins A, C & E
AMW says ---
  • Squeeze type packaging, no product wastage.
  • No weird scent.
  • Gives a good coverage, can be controlled for light-heavy coverage.
  • Very lightweight, does not oil up in the middle of the day.
  • Dual purpose: works as foundation and a concealer.
  • No skin irritations or allergies encountered while I use this product.
  • True to what the product gives a matte finish!  Matte lovers out there?  Hooray!
  • Inexpensive!

  • Can aggravate dryness, you have to moisturize well.
  • Some ingredients included in this product may cause allergic reactions to super sensitive skin.
  • Limited shades to choose from.
For its price, I am quite impressed with the quality of the said foundation under the Soleil (summer) line.  The brand lives up to its promise of creating matte, flawless looking skin without the heavy feel!

  • I know I've been nagging like crazy but please try on testers, apply on your face and leave for a couple of minutes to check shade match and if you have any allergic reactions to the product.
  • For light coverage, apply with foundation brush, start applying the center of the face spreading out.
  • For heavier coverage, apply with a sponge.
  • Use damp sponge if you want to spread the product evenly.
  • Moisturize your skin really well prior to foundation application.
  • If you want to have a barrier between your skin and this foundation, use a face primer.
  • You can mix this with your favorite moisturizer if you want more dewy finish.
  • For oily skin readers:  set this liquid foundation with your favorite oil-control powder.
Will I repurchase?
No, personal preference of mine to purchase foundation that has "dewy" finish.

To whom do I recommend this to?
Combination, Oily skinned individuals who likes the coverage of a liquid foundation.

Where to purchase and how much?
At HBC stores for Php149.75 (approx $3.50).

Less amount of product goes a long way!

Blends into my skin color and 
you can see the "green veins" disappeared 
on the area with check mark

As you spread on the product,
you can see how thick it gets to cover blemishes

Applied all over face without moisturizer or face primer
Though my skin looks dry, its not that bad 
compared to other brands that has matte finish

Tell me your most inexpensive foundation to date!
What's the brand and does it work for you?

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!


  1. ooooh i like matte finish foundations, thanks for the heads up ;-)

  2. I want to try this. Thanks for the review. :P

  3. Any white casts on photos?

  4. Wow ~ just in time! I saw this product the other day thought of buying it. But then I told myself that I'll have to read reviews first (if there's any) on the net. And here it is!!! Thanks soooo much! This review helped a lot.♥

    Oh and one inexpensive foundation I've tried and have worked for me is Careline Oil Control Liquid makeup. :)

  5. i think this will work for me since i'm so oily! haha

  6. i wanna try this one! thanks for the review! :)

  7. Sana they formulate this without the Vitamin A. It's not good under the sun.

  8. wow!
    it's great that this foundation works well!
    have to check HBC

    i also like the yellow packaging!
    it's so striking!

  9. @Rowena Wendy Lei OO, issue lang yung limitation of shade especially you're going to makeup school!

  10. @Roxanne So far, not that much, not unless if the shade is too light on you!

  11. @Abbie♥ OO, this is new kasi! Summer collection so not much reviews yet :) Glad you found it here!

  12. @Crystal hahahah I know, you always complain about your oily skin pero gorgeousness pa rin naman!

  13. @Rae Well, it's not that much I believe, a little bit won't hurt and for me, any..ANY liquid foundation when used on the daily basis will take a toll on our skin :) Siguro alternate na lang ?

  14. i really REALLY love this product :D

  15. ok lng poh ba sya n pang daily use?

  16. @Kumiko Mae Good to know this works for you :) Inexpensive pa

  17. @Anonymous Yes, as long as it works for your skin, why not? Just remember to cleanse your face well before you sleep

  18. ano po ba mas advisable na gmitin pra sa mga oily skin like me, sansan soleil matte foundation po b or ung maybelline matte mouse foundation... especially for everday use..? liquid foundation or mousse foundation? thank u po:)

  19. @Anonymousboth are ok as long as it has "oil control" to it, this one is ok naman!

  20. @Anonymous Stated po in this blog post

    Where to purchase and how much?
    At HBC stores for Php149.75 (approx $3.50).

  21. Nice review. I'll definitely buy one! :) pls do check my blog. Thanks :)


I'd love to hear from you! Feel free to comment your questions, suggestions and just anything you may want to say! Keep smiling and stay happy!