Sunday, August 18, 2013

Product Review: Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly BB Cream

Hey cuties! I'm back with a review on a highly coveted BB cream by many beauty bloggers. I've been using it for a week since I posted my haul. So let's see what all the chatter is about!

As for the packaging, it's super cute as always. The box is a bright blue with colorful bubbles. As for the product, it comes in a glass bottle with a spatula applicator. The glass bottle is not convenient for traveling, but the spatula is really handy because I find that it gives the right amount of product for my entire face. It comes with a big, dense sponge which doesn't soak up a lot of product like other sponges and spreads the product out evenly.

The description on the box says, "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."

The description is true to word because it's a very light and easily blend-able BB cream. I don't feel like I have hardly any makeup on and my skin is able to breath. I think that if you are starting out wearing makeup or if you know someone who is, then this is a good product to get. As for the coverage, it's light but you can build it up to medium. For me, I apply one layer all over my face and neck, and then I go back in to the places where I have some extra redness and I'm good to go. But by no means will this cover up my acne scars or dark circles. 

One thing that caught my eye about this BB cream is that it's water based. Since I have oily skin, oil based products tend to make my skin oilier. I don't feel my face getting as greasy like some other BB creams and foundations.

One thing to be aware of is that it does have a scent to it. If you skin is sensitive to scents them you might want to test it out before buying. I actually really like the smell, but I heard some people don't like it. It doesn't linger on your skin, so if you're worried about that, you're fine.

I got the color in #01 and it's a pretty good match for me. This BB cream does come in two colors, #01 and #02. A lot of BB creams only come in one color, so that might be a plus. But for all the tones in between, you might want to get both shades and mix them to match your skin.

-Comes in 2 colors
-Good oil control
-Nice Scent
-Light to medium coverage
-Water based
-SPF 20 PA++

-Scent may irritate some people
-Not good for travel

Overall- I love this stuff. My skin will usually reject anything that's too heavy and this BB cream is perfect. I'm not amazed by the coverage, but it's build able without looking cakey. And honestly, I wasn't expecting it to cover my acne scars because I need a full coverage concealer for that. But it's just what I need right now since I've never really liked that "I've got makeup on my face" feeling. Definitely going on my HG product list!

Let me know if any of you tried this BB cream and what you thought of it! I need to find a new place to take pictures because my table is the same color as the BB cream. But oh well, it'll be different in the next post. See you soon! XD


  1. It look like a nice product =)

  2. looks lovely - I might have to hunt down some samples of this on eBay to see which shade will match me best!

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