Sunday, January 22, 2012

Review: SANA Nameraka Honpo Makeup Base

Lately, the weather has been a lot warmer because it hasn't been raining consecutively. The weather has changed to cloudy days and sometimes sunny ones, but with less rain. Hence, I started using makeup bases again because I fear my makeup will wear off due to sweat. I still have my NYX green primer, but currently I'm using the one from SANA. 

SANA Nameraka Honpo Makeup Base SPF 19/PA ++


How I Use It

Before applying foundation or BB cream, I squeeze a pea sized amount on the back of my hand and spread it evenly all over the face.

What I Like About It
  • The price starts at Rp 155,000 at an online shop. I know it looks pricey, but I only used a small amount each time, so it will last a long time. 
  • It comes in a squeeze tube packaging 
  • I think it contains silicone because it gives a smooth finish to my face
  • It doesn't dry out my face
  • The product made my face looks slightly brighter
  • It evens out my skin tone and reduces the appearance of redness on my cheeks
  • So far, I haven't had any bad reactions to it (acne, redness or itchiness)
  • It provides a smooth base so that I can apply bb cream/foundation easily
  • It has a satin finish, in between dewy and matte
  • My face doesn't feel sticky or greasy after application
  • It has SPF 19/PA ++, which is great to be used during daytime.
What I Hate About It
  • There is no SANA counter here in Jakarta, so I have to pre-order it the next time I want to buy it

Overall, this base suitable to be used in the hot, humid Jakarta weather (at least on me). The texture is not sticky nor greasy and once blended to the face, it feels lightweight as if I'm wearing nothing. 

I would recommend this to :

  • All skin types
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  1. This is looks good!
    I must try this make-up base..Surabaya is more hot than jakarta, so i think this will suits me well too :)
    Thanks for the review!

    1. If you do try it, lemme know if it suits you.. :)

  2. Hi hi, Nice to know you. I follow ur blog yah. I love SANA brand. I am considering to sell their products in Indonesia. Do you think it would sell?