Sana Morning Kiss Skincare Makeup Base Review & Swatches

Oh, Sana Morning Kiss Skincare Makeup Base I love you so!

Japanese brand Sana is fond of releasing gimmicky products, I should know, I’ve tried most of ‘em but I must say I’m utterly in love with their new Morning Kiss Skincare Makeup Base. It’s not only cute but practical too!

Take a peek!

This little pump jar primer has a soft rose scent (it kinds smells like some sort of fresh hand cream) and acts as a makeup base, primer, sun protection, and skincare all in one.

You can skip moisturizer if you like and apply this prior to foundation to give skin a super soft, smooth finish. The formula is a watery base with a hydrating feel that glides on and absorbs easily leaving behind a soft finish sans stickiness or oil. I think it’s rather fabulous that it contains SPF 30 for UV sunscreen protection. If you’re wanting to just use it as a moisturizer/SPF all in one you can easily do so as it multitasks easily as such particularly if you have oily skin and don’t need a heavier facial moisturizer or SPF. Of course this is mild sunscreen so don’t spend hours of your day out in the sun with it as protection.

The color is a light, pink shade so it gives a very natural tint to skin that looks fresh and pretty. A no makeup up look if you will. I used this all last weekend (in the evenings) while I was away as my base, sunscreen, and makeup with a hint of cheek stain, mascara, and lipgloss. It gave me a natural, no nonsense look that had my two of my friends asking what I was wearing.

I will say I do find it a little TOO moisturizing if I use facial moisturizer and SPF prior…it’s a little too much. So I think I’ll keep it to evening use or Winter when I can get away with applying all three products.

It eases the way and preps very nicely for foundation as well particularly BB Creams as it allows them to have a lovely glide across skin and eases blending.

Overall, Sana Morning Kiss Skincare Makeup Base is absolutely adorable. I love this stuff. Sana occasionally produces some lemons but all is forgiven and forgotten when they give us little gems like this one.

Dry skin users will love it.

I got mine at AlphaBeautyUK on E-bay for $18.95 plus shipping. It typically retails for 1,500 yen in Japan so not TOO too bad with the price jack however, if you take the 30% off that most Japanese drugstore’s have you might feel a little jipped off.


This product was purchased
by the Muse for review purposes. I am not affiliated with the seller in this post.
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  • 6/8/12 0:06 C:

    I saw this on Ratzilla a while back, it actually has pretty good beneficial ingredients. Think a combo gal with normal cheeks but slightly oily t-zone could swing it if I used it as a 3 in 1?


    • 6/8/12 15:49 the Muse:

      as a 3 in 1 sure c! makes a nice lightweight makeup, moisturizer, and sun protector but don’t stay outside too long with it. you want stronger protection than spf 30 ;D


      • 6/9/12 12:00 C:

        Thanks! Just a heads up for other readers Sasa has this in stock for about $18 and they’re running a free shipping special.


      • 8/26/12 18:56 sa:

        hi,i am wondering if i need to use make up remover to take this sana spf30 off?or foaming is enough?


  • 6/8/12 9:48 Tiffany Martin:

    This looks awesome, but just to be clear, is this a primer?


    • 6/8/12 10:54 the Muse:

      tiffany it’s all in one primer, moisturizer, spf :) and lightweight makeup if you can go without foundation/bb cream ;-D


      • 6/8/12 12:59 Tiffany Martin:

        Sweet, all-in-one means on lazy days this + BB cream = DONE! lol.


        • 6/8/12 13:00 the Muse:

          exactly! or just think and some cheek stain! ;D


  • 6/8/12 11:42 Ming:

    I’m kinda confused. Is there a difference between a Make-up base and a Primer? I do notice that some make-up bases come in green, purple or pink shades though.


    • 6/8/12 11:45 the Muse:

      depends how you look at it ming. primer is more for filling pores, mattifying, etc…where as makeup bases (not really a US thing but more an Asian one) come in various formulas that contain sun protection, prep skin, come in a variety shades such as lilac for whitening skin, etc…makeup base multitasks a lot more than a simple facial primer would.


  • 6/8/12 13:11 Kimryan8:

    Uhhh, what exactly is Vitamin Pink?


    • 6/8/12 13:17 the Muse:

      the shade :)


  • 6/8/12 13:57 Rebecca:

    Well this is interesting.. and the bottle is cute! You’ve got me interested to try this.


  • 6/13/12 12:11 christine:

    do they make one thats or mattifying for us combo skin girls?


    • 6/13/12 12:12 the Muse:

      not that I know christine


  • 9/14/13 5:27 SJ:

    HMM what a familiar wrist!
    Funny I went to buy this based on your review and found a verrrry familiar image


    • 9/16/13 9:51 the Muse:

      looks like they stole my images SJ


      • 5/20/14 5:12 Lubyanka:

        Looks like the seller’s listing at the end of that (still active) link STILL has image(s) stolen from you in it. :((


        • 5/20/14 9:22 Isabella Muse:

          that’s weird, I don’t see any images of mine on that link.


          • 5/20/14 19:42 Lubyanka:

            To me, every image they display of the product with their watermark looks just like lightened & cropped versions of your images of the product.

            And to me, their watermarked image of skin with a drop of product on it looks just like yours with your mole cropped out.

            Shared features include air bubbles in precisely the same places, identical photographic angles of view, locations & shapes of light reflections. I also wonder why all but one of their listing images appear to be hosted on servers outside eBay’s jurisdiction. All 4 of the images appear only in the body of the description, only one appears at the top.

            I sincerely hope they didn’t lighten, crop & watermark your images to disguise stealing them. It’d be my pleasure to be wrong.

          • 5/20/14 22:13 Isabella Muse:

            oooo I thought you meant the link in my post!!!!!!!!!!! to AlphabeautyUK’s site. Yes, those are my images, stolen! I contacted ebay twice, put in a compliant, and also the seller and they haven’t removed as of yet. sigh!

          • 5/20/14 22:43 Lubyanka:

            Darnit I hate finding image thievery, I feel all ickified by such social pestilences, ugh.

            Sorry I wasn’t clearer about the link. I hope somebody gets your images out of where they don’t belong quicker than quick.

          • 6/12/14 10:13 Isabella Muse:

            no worries thanks for telling me! I tried getting it removed but haven’t heard back le sigh!

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