People usually say that you get what you pay for but San San Waterproof Eyeliner Pen did nothing but defy that saying. I’ve probably all know by now that I moved on from my lipstick obsession and that I’m currently going gaga over eyeliners. Honestly, if I got this few weeks earlier, I won’t have wasted my money on Peripera Very Nice Pen Eyeliner. San San Waterproof Eyeliner Pen is at par with my other liners but at a very affordable price… definitely something makeup newbies and enthusiasts would love! Yey!
San San Waterproof Eyeliner Pens come in sky blue pen-like packagings that are slimmer and lighter than normal pens but a bit bigger than Peripera Very Nice Pen Eyeliner (Read review HERE). And because its size closely resembles that of a typical pen, it gives me a better grip on the liner thus resulting to better control. It’s travel-friendly and lightweight too. The cap that covers the felt tip closes securely – so as to not allow air to get in and dry out the product – but without any struggle to remove.
This comes in two shades, I think. One in black and the other one is in brown. The shade indicator can easily be seen at the bottom part of the pen; so as its label. This may sounds petty but I really appreciate the tiny color indicators for they have proven to be very useful when I’m in a hurry.
San San Waterproof Eyeliner Pen has a very pointed felt tip that allows me to create lines with varying thickness. I can go from very thin “barely there” line to an intense dramatic line. Compared to MeMeMe Eye Sweep Liner (Read review HERE), San San Waterproof Eyeliner Pen’s tip is stiffer and more pointed which allows thinner lines to be created effortlessly. When placed side by side with Peripera Very Nice Pen Eyeliner, I noticed that San San’s felt tip is shorter (more control on the lines) and broader (less variety in terms of thickness of lines when used diagonally). So in a way, San San Waterproof Eyeliner Pen’s differences come with both advantages and disadvantages. By the way, let me know if you want a detailed comparison between the 3 liner pens mentioned above. 😉
Another great thing about its tip is that in spite of being stiff and pointed, it doesn’t feel scratchy on the lids. Nor did it irritate my eye when the color accidentally went into my eyes as I line my lower lash line. In terms of pigmentation, San San Waterproof Eyeliner Pen is relatively good. It’s pigmented and it doesn’t take a lot of effort to use. However, when I feel like going for a stronger, more intense looks, I need to go back and forth with the liner to really build up the color.
Now let’s put San San Waterproof Eyeliner Pens to the test!
I first tested the black liner the day I went to an event in the morning and 2 more meetings in the afternoon. When I went home, my perfect line looked perfect, still. It didn’t run nor smudge despite constant sweating and eye-rubbing. It’s definitely smudge- and water-proof! No cracking and fallouts too. Just look at how it aced my usual eyeliner tests. Cool, huh? 🙂 Well, you could also expect it to be a pain to remove. LOL! If you plan to buy this, don’t forget to buy a heavy duty eye makeup remover. *wink
What they look like when worn,
Some might find this a slight turn-off but San San Waterproof Eyeliner Pen in Brown has a tinge of red to it. It’s not super obvious but it’s there. I usually layer it on to get the true brown shade that I like. Also, I don’t know if it’s just me or the formulation for black and brown are slightly different. The black one stays on much longer and is more pigmented. I don’t know why.. probably just because black is darker. 🙂 Anyway, considering their price point, San San Waterproof Eyeliner Pen is definitely a great steal and I’m not just saying that to persuade you. It’s really a great product especially if you’re in a budget. *wink
Price: Php 85, I think.
Available at: HBC Branches
What’s your current favorite eyeliner? Have you tried this one?
Let me know and I’ll see you on my next post!