Monday, 24 June 2013

Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly BB Cream in #02 'Aqua Neutral' [Review]

Dear readers,

Me and my love affair with Korean BB creams proudly presents you my latest review, this time for the Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly BB cream.

This BB cream comes in just 2 shades: #01 Aqua Beige and #02 Aqua Neutral.

I got Aqua Neutral because it is the darkest shade from the two of them. I paid $12.22 including shipping and you can get yours from here.

I had seen this BB cream around and the fact that it has a jelly like consistency really intrigued me; so much so that I went out and bought my own!

The Holika Holika BB cream comes in a frosted jelly like glass container which is rather heavy and not really travel friendly. On the inside of the cap it has a spatula which is excellent to use (and there's no need to use a separate brush), and you also get a sponge - but I never use it because I tend to blend it with my fingers.

Like the name claims, this BB cream has a jelly like consistency which feels really wet and cool once you apply it to your skin. Once blended, it dries completely. Due to its consistency, you do need to blend it better than you would with other bb creams/foundations.

It offers SPF 20 which makes it excellent to use during summer (and the fact that this feels cool on your skin helps all the more). It offers light coverage which can be built to a medium coverage.

Normally my face starts to turn oily about 3 hours after I have applied it (and fixed it with powder) but this is normal for me (and especially since over here the temperature has already reached 35 degrees celcius).

This does not give you a grey tinge - but it does give you a glare if you take photos with flash.

My only problem is how I will manage to get to the product at the bottom of the jar once the spatula can't get to it - most probably I will have to store it upside down or something like that.

What made me laugh was that it comes with a 'Do not eat' warning in bold on the packaging. Hah :)

blended, no flash
blended, with flash

Any other questions let me know =3




  1. All my friends have this BB cream, but I think it's a little too light for me. I've swatched the Holika Holika other BB creams (the ones that come in the tubes), and they were horrifically light on my skin! @__@ Eee, I might be way too dark for them. Thank you for the review, this is something I've always wanted to try, even though it may be too light. xD

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    1. Yes it is rather light - and I doubt it will match my skin tone during the height of summer, but I'm hoping that it will because I love the cool effect that it has

  2. This looks fab, love the packaging xx

    1. It is unlike any other BB cream I have ever tried - consistency wise

  3. i must admit the packaging is unique but i was also wondering for the same thing 'how can i get the product out of the bottle?' #GIG

    1. Guess I'll have to stick my finger in haha :)

  4. I've heard so many great things about this BB cream! It looks great for the summer!Love ur post :D


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