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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly BB Cream Review

Hey everyone, I hope you're all doing well. Today I'm going to review my current favorite BB cream of all time, the Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly BB cream. I've been using it for the past year or so now and it's become my staple foundation. Please keep in mind that this is not a sponsored review~
I bought this off eBay for about ~$12 after hearing lots of rave reviews. The packaging looked so cute I just couldn't resist! Although I have not used BB creams in a long time (the last ones I used were the Skin79 ones and they're pretty much used up/don't match my skin very well anymore), I thought I would give this a shot because foundations just weren't working out for me.

This product contains SPF 20 and comes in 2 shades. I bought it in the lightest shade, #1 Aqua Beige. It comes with 40mL of product and a sponge (I don't have pics of it because I threw it out due to the awkward wedge shape making application difficult). Here's what it looks like:
Cute little box~
The little glass bottle
It looks really orange in the above pictures but the color is more accurate here when the lid is off:
The texture is sort of like a jelly/pudding. It's a bit thicker than the BB creams I've used before as they usually feel like tinted moisturizers. This feels like something between a tinted moisturizer and a foundation.
I tried using the sponge it came with but I really didn't like it so I just use my own sponges. Here's how it looks on my skin:
Bare skin
Aqua Petit Jelly
Powder on top
As you can see, the product does leave your skin a bit dewy. If you're into that kind of look then you can just leave it at that, but I have oily skin so I always put powder over top~
Color/Pigmentation: ♥♥♥♥
I think this is the best BB cream I've used. Most BB creams oxidize and can become gray or orange. This one stays pretty true to the application color, at least for me. I haven't experienced it changing colors throughout the day so I'm really happy with it!

This BB cream has really good coverage. I would say you could get medium to full coverage with it, depending on how much you apply. My skin has gotten a lot better in the last year so I don't require such a heavy base makeup routine anymore. I do have breakouts here and there but this BB cream along with my concealer keep it manageable.

Texture: ♥♥♥♥
I can't even begin to explain how moisturizing this product feels on your skin. Usually my skin feels a bit heavy after skincare & base makeup. This leaves your skin feeling supple and bouncy. When you go outside, it often feels like you only applied skincare and you skipped foundation. My skin always feels fresh and hydrated!

This is my favorite BB cream of all time and I will definitely repurchase it in the future. I love that it makes my skin feel like I am not wearing any makeup. This was particularly good in the winter months when the air was cold and dry. My skin always felt well hydrated and taken care of. Although the dewy finish isn't for me, a good powder over top remedies this in no time. The packaging is great too. I love that it comes with a little spatula built into the lid so you can keep things clean and you don't have to make a mess getting the product out~
I hope you found this review helpful! Thank you for reading and I'll see you next time ♥
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