Monday, May 13, 2013

Review: San San Waterproof Eyeliner Pen

Hello everyone! It's start of the new week as well as Election Day. Have you gone out to vote? Anyhow, today I am doing another product review for you guys. I have been eyeing this baby since I started doing makeup but unfortunately the black color is always sold out. Last Friday I went to HBC in Centris and I picked up a few products for review, including this San San Waterproof Eyeliner Pen.

I have always been a big fan of lining the eyes and I prefer liquid eyeliner pens because it is easier to control (at least for me), like just drawing a line in the eyes. Although I love my IN2IT Waterproof Eyeliner Pen because of it's slim tip, I think it is too expensive for me to use everyday. Luckily, San San has the same eyeliner pen which costs ₱85 only. Yes, ₱85.

What's more is that it is enriched with Vitamins A, C and E so not only it is safe to use on the eyes but it also has vitamins to keep 'em healthy. Here's what the eyeliner pen looks like.

I actually love how simple it is. Just this light blue body and a color indicator at the base. Here's what the tip looks like:

As you can see, it has quite a thick felt tip which is perfect for beginners because it is easier to control and less messy. For people who wanted to achieve a thin line, it will be quite challenging with this eyeliner, unless you do small dots on the lashline and connect it little by little.

Here is a swatch of the liner at the back of my hand:

I love how pigmented this liner is and that it has matte finish, unlike other liners who have a shiny finish which looks unnatural. It also dries rather quickly. What I did was I tried to rub and smudge it but it didn't budge. So I went ahead to testing out if it is indeed waterproof. I wet it with water and rub it again and here is the result:

The color faded ever so slightly but as you can see, the lines are still intact! This was really impressive for me considering how much I sweat on the eye area. I think I just found a new favorite!

What I like about this product:
  • Very cheap at ₱85 only.
  • Packaging is neat.
  • Waterproof.
  • Dries easily and dries matte.
  • Very pigmented.
  • Has vitamins A, C and E.

What I didn't like about this product:
  • Not easy to find, always out of stock.

If you are a beginner or if you have a tight budget, I think this eyeliner is perfect for you. It comes in 2 shades actually, one is brown (always available) and the other one is black (always out of stock). If you wanted a subtle line, go for the brown one. Regardless, this product deserves two thumbs up! I love it and you should definitely try it too.

Thank you so much for reading Pinay Beauties! If you have any questions, product review requests, suggestions, anything, just leave a comment down below and I will reply as soon as I can! Next post will either be a makeup tutorial or another local product review so stay tuned, stay pretty and goodluck!

-- Maica :)


  1. Rattus ChokiMay 13, 2013 at 5:40 PM

    I love this vs the dip type, mas accurate yung application nito and no mess =)

    1. maicafrancesMay 13, 2013 at 11:26 PM

      True that dear! I love eyeliner pens talaga. :) I saw one from Essence, it creates super thin lines, I'm thinking of getting it. :D

  2. Yunjae ShipperJune 21, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    Hi! Sana pwede mo po ireview yung Nichido eyeliner en..pretty please?
    I love oyur blog by the way, very helpful to people like me who's still a student

    1. maicafrancesJune 22, 2013 at 12:41 AM

      Thanks for the request, will add it on my list. Hope you follow me so yu can be updated, medyo madami pa kasi akong pending posts but I will certainly post a review. :)

  3. Style and GlowAugust 20, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    I've been wanting to know how to put an eye liner and I'm thinking of purchasing this product first since it's very affordable. I'm glad to find a good review about this product on your blog. :)

  4. Rissa NomaMarch 30, 2014 at 12:10 PM

    I have this also and I'm inlove with it! ^_^