Wednesday, July 10, 2013

San San Single Eyeshadows : Swatches and Short Review

Hey dears!

I'm thrilled to share with you these amazingly affordable new single eyeshadows from San San. 

These ones I have were sponsored by HBC San San so these are free. But these retail for Php 50.00 each. For that much, you get a large amount of eyeshadow. So sulit, right? An eyeshadow has a diameter of one and a half inches!

They have 20 shades available. They are divided in 4 categories—Earth Tones, Candy Pastels, Jewel Colours, and Smokey Hues.

It is cased in the usual plastic, blue container. The usual look of San San products.

You'll be able to see the date of manufacturing and expiration (2 years shelf life).

There's also a list of ingredients. There's just no indication of how much exactly does one product hold. :P

And now, for the fun part—closeup pics and swatches!

Swatches on paper

You can see that they are already pigmented when applied on a white sheet of paper. This made me excited on what it would look like on skin! 

First off, the Earth Tones:
These are the only matte shades in the 20 shades.

Soft Sun Glow, Natural Air Sienna, Water Terra Cotta, Warm Copper Fire, and Deep Earth Brown

Swatches on arm

Next is the cute and bubbly Candy Pastels:
These colors will surely brighten your eyes!

Vanilla Bean, Cotton Candy Pink, Golden Chiffon, Green Mints, and Blueberry Pop
Swatches on arm

Next is the royal shades—Jewel Colours:
This is probably the most pigmented of all the available shades.

Purple Amethyst, Pink Opal, Yellow Topaz, Turquoise Blue, and Emerald Green

Swatches on arm

And finally, get that rocker look with the Smokey Hues shades:
Dark shades that emphasize those sexy, smouldering eyes!

White Frost, Silver Ash, Ash Grey, Charcoal Brown, and Blackground

Swatches on arm

These eyeshadows aren't powdery. They glide smoothly on the skin but you might have to build up the color first on your makeup brush if you will be using one. I find that the pigments stick on your fingers better but using brushes make eyeshadows longer lasting. I think it's because of the oils on the skin and stuff. 

Lasting power of these eyeshadows is pretty decent IF partnered with a really good makeup base. I use my UDPP and it can last the whole day with only minimal creasing. Without eyeshadow primer, it will crease as fast as 4-5 hours on my oily lids.

That's all for my short review and swatch post!

Which of the shades do you like the most? I'm loving Natural Air Sienna and Emerald Green the most! :)



  1. OMG these look so cute! I would like to get all matte neutral shades and all the jewel tones. Thanks for the swatches!

  2. Oh. I'm loving the pigmentation of the Jewel Colours and Smokey Hues sis. :) Great job on the swatches! :)

  3. Love the Smokey and Earth shadows :p

  4. I would get the neutrals and smokeys :P I love your swatches! Please do a look with these :P

  5. Thanks and you're welcome, girls! Will try to make more looks with these. :)