I’m kinda obsessed with Holika Holika Miracle Real Skin Finish at the moment. If you’re enjoying the Etude House Baby Choux Bases that released with the Etude House Sweet Recipe Collection I urge you to check this base out as it is a similiar product idea.
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Holika Holika Miracle Real Skin Finish is a multi-use base, cream, and sun screen all in one. It comes housed in a tiny screw top jar decorated in butterflies. Most all of Holika Holika’s products have a potion style of packaging and this kinda resembles a romantic potion of some sort you’d find in a good fairy’s closet.
The turn off of the product, and this is where I suggest going with Etude House’s version if you don’t mind the lack of an SPF, is the scent. This falls victim to Korean’s typical skincare scent…it’s kinda a Charmin Toilet Paper scent. The scent is a fresh floral but it’s kinda an overwhelming fresh floral that I’m not particularly fond of. Literally it smells like toilet paper. Once applied the scent does diminish but during application I kinda curl my nose up until it goes away.
So what is this stuff?
It’s a multitasking cream base of sorts which whitens, brightens, has an SPF 25, and hydrates skin. I typically use it to prep with prior to foundation but don’t use it as a moisturizer. This type of product is a common primer amongst Asian brands and most brands have some sort of variation of it. It might sound odd but it relies on the sunscreen to give skin a pasty white appearance which eases dullness and creates a brighter appearance when foundation is worn over it.
This is thicker and offers a good deal of moisture when applied. It’s a pale white almost soft lilac shade if you look at it closely. It absorbs easily into skin and leaves it whiter after use. I realize whiter sounds weird but once you apply foundation or BB Cream on top it doesn’t have as pasty a finish and merely brightens while easing dullness. You can use it alone as a makeup of sorts but you’ll want to do so on a more forgiving skin tone that it’ll adjust too accordingly and that would be a paler one than medium or darker. I consider myself a medium fair and this does indeed make me look pasty if I don’t wear BB Cream on top of it.
However, I personally like the way it blurs my skin and gives it a soft focused, brighter, perfected look. I think it looks very GOOD under a BB Cream and gives your foundation product of choice a little boast and amp up!
I got mine directly from Korea but I searched on Evil-bay and quite a few shops have it available at a reasonable price!
Anyone try it?