Wednesday, July 3, 2013

. . . Review: Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly BB SPF20 PA++ in #1 Aqua Beige . . .

Back again with another BB Cream review.
Today, I'm gonna share about my current BB which I've been used for now.
We're gonna talk about
Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly BB SPF20 PA++ in #1 Aqua Beige
[홀리카홀리카] 아쿠아 쁘띠 젤리 비비 SPF20 PA++ / 01호 아쿠아 베이지
Let's get started!

♥ Descriptions ♥
Jelly BB makes moist and bouncy jelly skin. Has jelly texture that helps spread evenly and creates fully hydrated and shiny skin. It is also perfect for covering up facial blemishes. Mint water hydrates facial skin, and marine jelly complex makes soft and bouncy skin.

I've been curious about this BB jelly since 2011. It was so popular in Korea at that time. This BB jelly was highly recommended for summer makeup since it's water based makeup (It contains 80% Mint water) and it has light texture which is good for summer. Besides that, this BB jelly has SPF20 PA++ which is good enough to protect the skin from the sun rays. But, still it's better to put sunblock before this BB Jelly I guess. Before purchasing the full size, I bought the sample size in jar (Shade #2 Aqua Neutral) to try it first. And I could say, this jelly BB didn't make current skin condition became worst. It didn't broke me out which became a plus. FYI, I have major breakouts right now. Blame the stressful life actually. *sigh

Anyway, although most of people agree this BB jelly has a great oil control properties in it since it's water based makeup, but I don't think so about this. This product's oil control only works for 2-3 hours. Just so so right?. Yeah, but it's good enough considering I have oily skin. That's why I always bring my beloved oil control film and makeup fixer everytime whenever I go outside.

♥ Packaging ♥

You're gonna get this sponge when you purchase this BB jelly. Fortunately, I love using sponge whenever applying any kinds of BB or foundation. FYI, if you have oily skin, it's better to use sponge to apply BB or Foundation on your face. I got this tips when I watched "Get It Beauty Show", one of Korea's Beauty Show.

The jar is made from glass. So be careful, if you're clumsy enough to take care of this jelly BB, you'll end up destroying it. Well, it's not typical travel friendly packaging after all.

♥ Texture & Swatch ♥

The texture is so easy to be absorbed by the skin and great in hydrating facial skin. And than, this BB jelly will give you semi matte finish.

♥ Oil Control ♥

The oil control film became like this after 3 hours actually, but I took a picture after 4 hours to see if there was a huge difference between it. Fortunately, it's only getting a little bit oilier than before. And after 5 hours, the oil amount on to control film was still like I took after 4 hours picture. Now I realize why my face was getting oily after oily after 2-3 hours (since I have oily skin). My "best friend" which was always beside me in this situation was the one and only Clean & Clear Oil Control Film to get rid the oil on my facial skin.

Like I said before, I tried the shade #2 Aqua Neutral (sample in jar) first, but the shade was darker one tone than my skin tone. So I chose to purchase the full size of shade #1 Aqua Beige instead, but it turned out this shade was too bright on me. I wish Holika Holika would make another shade which was brighter than shade #2 & a little bit darker than shade #1 *praying*.

♥ Conclusions ♥


♥ Easy to be absorbed by the skin
♥ Hydrating
♥ I love the scent (It has fruity (orange) scent)
♥ Giving Semi matte finish on me, but after a few hours, it became satin finish (matte+dewy)
♥ Has SPF20 PA++
♥ Doesn't break me out
♥ It has sheer to medium coverage
♥ It has jelly texture (not so jelly actually, but I just love this typical texture)


♥ Not paraben-free
♥ Not travel friendly
♥ The shade is not really match well for my skin tone
♥ The oil control is so so
♥ You need to apply this BB jelly properly or you'll end up having cakey makeup especially if you build it up too much.


Nope, since there are tons of another BB creams, BB jellies, BB cushions,etc out there which I love to try

In short, In my opinion this BB jelly will work very well on normal or combination skin type. For dry skin type, I would recommend you to try another oil based BB, since the water based BB will not really great on dry skin type. For oily skin type, this BB will work just so so. It didn't help very much in controlling sebum on facial skin, but it's still okay if you wanna give this BB a try.
And then, I recommend you to use beauty blender/blending sponge when applying this BB Jelly.

Okay, I think that's all for today
I hope this post will be helpful and useful to you all
Thanks so much for reading
I'll see ya all on my next post

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