Available at HBC stores nationwide
Ingredients: aqua, styrene acrylates copolymer, polyglyceryl-3 distearate, retinyl palmitate (vitamin A), ascorbyl palmitate (vitamin C), tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), propyl paraben, CI 77499
Can you believe this eyeliner is only P85? Considering its performance, that’s quite unbelievable! But then again, San San carries a lot of products that deliver well without the hefty price tag.
San San Waterproof Eyeliner Pen is felt-tipped, but unlike felt-tipped pens you use for writing, this one is more pointed, allowing for a more precise application. It’s not hard or scratchy at all; in fact, it feels like pencil liner on the eyelids. The inside of the cap and the area surrounding the tip gets messy after a while, so make sure to wipe them regularly with makeup remover.
The line this eyeliner pen makes is roughly the same width as that of a pencil liner. The intensity of the pigment is roughly the same too. As a matter of fact, this eyeliner pen and Nichido Girls Night Out Gorgeous Eye Pencil in black look the same on my lids. That’s what I love best about this pen! It looks just like pencil without the smudging.
Well, it does smudge…but only if you rub your eyes. If you leave your eyes alone, it will stay put all day, unlike pencil liner that migrates to the lower lash line and emphasizes your dark undereye circles by the end of the day.
And it’s not waterproof either. Water and some rubbing will take it off.
But I still love this eyeliner! It’s very easy to use because it’s just like pencil liner. The color is not very intense, which is how I prefer my liners–eyeliners should emphasize your eyes’ beauty, not take the spotlight for itself. It stays put all day without smudging and fading (as long as you don’t rub your eyes), but because it’s not waterproof, it comes off easily with makeup remover. If you’re a beginner, skip pencil liners and go straight to this eyeliner pen. No sharpening needed!
UPDATE (March 2014)
This costs P91 now! Still affordable, though.