Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly Review, Swatches, Photos
Those on a look out for a new foundation for Summer might want to check out Korean brand, Holika Holika’s Aqua Petit Jelly.
Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly offers a lightweight coverage in a creamy formula with an SPF 20 and might I say the packaging is too darling, makes me want to eat it up!
A moisturizing foundation base with a lightweight formula.
Personally I dub this a foundation not a BB Cream even though the term is loosely thrown around in the product’s name.
Part of the appeal of the product is the fact that it’s made up of 80% water or so they claim personally I can believe it since it’s super moisturizing yet remains lightweight. At a glance on Holika Holika’s website I thought that this would be a mousse-like texture but it actually runs more along the lines of a watery jelly, kinda like you made some jello and proceeded to leave it out in the sun too long.
Packaging is way cute and the base comes housed in a jello-like mold with a screw on cap. Also included is a sponge applicator and spatula for scooping product out. The jar is huge so you can get years out of this without ever hitting bottom. I have SO many BB Creams that I fear I’ll never hit bottom on this before it goes bad but I’m glad I purchased it because on a whole I actually love it.
I ended up going with shade 2 (there are only two available) which turned out to be a wee bit too light but thankfully I made it work (I’m wearing it on my Urban Decay and Guerlain Reviews which I posted today). The shade is a cooler beige with a nude, flesh color to it. Unlike a traditional BB Cream this leans towards being a bit more lighter beige and flesh colored versus the grayness of a regular BB. The formula is super smooth and blends seamlessly into my skin creating a truly perfect canvas for makeup. It lacks pigmentation so you may have to build up if you’re looking for more coverage but since it’s so lightweight that may prove a chore to do and you might not be able to conceal real problem skin however if you have fairly decent skin this should do the trick at easing dullness and concealing minor imperfections.
The overall finish is very light, smooth, and barely there. It feels incredible on and just allows my skin to breath. I think it’ll make a beautiful base for Summer. I do believe both dry and oily skin can take advantage here since the watery formula allows for lighter coverage without making skin drier or accentuating drier areas. It simply smooths on and looks its best for hours on end like any good BB Cream. You’re looking at 5 hours or more wear time and when it does fade it doesn’t leave behind an ashy, grayish cast or any dullness, it merely disappears. Interesting that it wears so long for me since the water content in the product allows for it to absorb super fast into my skin but still manages to create a nice flawless finish without oxidizing quickly!
You don’t have to dip into the jar here as it comes with a tiny spatula you use to scoop it out. The sponge also includes a small plastic storage compartment so you can tuck the sponge away when not in use. I normally don’t like applying foundation with a sponge but I actually liked the thicker sponge and felt it buffed on product nicely with gentle taps!
It’s not really a bad thing since it is a Korean brand (most Asian skin tones should fit into the Shade 1 or 2) but it does deserve to be mentioned that the two shade selection definitely limits who can use this.
I got this from a friend who lives in Korea however very few shops sell it online plus airmail, etc…might frighten folks off from purchasing!
- Anyone looking for lightweight Summer coverage.
- Anyone who wants to perfect dry skin with a lighter base.
- Those who aren’t interested in dealing with online shopping, airmail, etc…(this is available exclusively within Korea).
- Those with warmer undertones (two shades limits many skin tones).
I liked the texture and the performance on this one alot although I do wish it was a tad darker however I’m doing my best to make it work. The formula was incredibly light and felt like I didn’t have anything on at all. I’d recommend picking it up if you need a lighter base for Summer that creates a beautiful, dewy finish on skin however a higher SPF would make it even better!
Really loves this one!
Muse Approved for purchase!
You can browse the Holika Holika site at mall.holikaholika.co.kr
This product was purchased by the Muse for review purposes.
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