April 17, 2013

Holika Holika Pore Cover Sealer Review

Holika Holika Magic Strawberry Pore Cover Sealer

Holika Holika Magic Pore Cover Strawberry Sealer is a tempting little morsel of a product due to excellent marketing. Strawberries, cuteness, possibly have a case of nostalgia thinking of that Strawberry Shortcake Doll you had as a child.

Shrug…that’s how I felt about it…!

Technically strawberry “nose” is basically a reference to large pores on your nose area thus this little concealer is used to conceal them and those on your cheeks and face if you have ’em!

Take a look!

Holika Holika Pore Cover Sealer

It’s actually a complete hoax, don’t buy it, it won’t conceal your pores it will however feel extra awesome on drier skin.

Created to conceal pores on your nose and cheeks this has a thick, cream-like consistency and is available in a tiny tube the size of which could be likened to a smaller version of a trial tube of toothpaste. The fact that it is so small shouldn’t sway you from a purchase as a little goes a LONG, long, LONG way.

I actually do have pores on my nose that are visible if you look close enough however, on my cheeks and face I do not. I purchased it to use on my nose but ended up just using it to prep my entire face as it has quite an intensely hydrating formula which smooths the appearance of drier, flakier cheeks.

Holika Holika Pore Cover Sealer Swatches

Ironic that it works more as a hydrating primer than one to perfect skin. It absorbs easily leaving skin nicely hydrated and prepped for makeup.

It has a rather addicting little fragrance that kinda has a uni-sex type of scent going on…it’s not sweet or fruity but more of a mellow clean scent. I liked it so much it made me want to check out Holika Holika’s body mists and perfumes as I was scared to before (many Korean fragrances from smaller brands smell like Charmin toilet paper to me thus why I avoid them).

Buy it for its hydrating properties but skip it to conceal pores, it just doesn’t work for that.

Available, as always, from our kind sellers at Evil-bay. Check out F2PLUS1 as I’ve had great success purchasing from her and she ships fast (not affiliated).

I purchased this item.

About the Muse

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  • Boone

    I hate to be a buzz-kill, but just FYI, it is an Ebay violation to ask a seller to negotiate a lower price unless the seller has the “Best Offer” option on the listing(s). If you happen to try it with a not-so-generous seller and they report you, you could end up getting your account suspending.

    • the Muse

      didn’t realize I was doing anything wrong I am so guilty of trying to chisel down the shipping cost when I do bigger purchases had no idea it was against ebay’s TOS thanks! will remove before I get anyone in troublez!

      • melissa

        negotiating shipping is different then negotiating product price. It is OK per TOS to contact a seller to inquire if they offer lower cost or different shipping options. I do that a lot myself when I buy beads and whats nots from overseas. I might want 5 items and don’t see an option to combine shipping, I’ll email first and ask.

        • the Muse

          i’m ALWAYS asking about lower or even free shipping lol…when I buy a ton of products I’m completely frugal gourmet for free shipping.

      • amy

        I don’t think ebay is evil, but some of the sellers are (ie, the ones who stalk websites all night to load up on LE products, just so the can quadruple the MSRP), although the majority are actually very nice, and you can actually get great deals. I just wish there were an actual ebay policy that prohibited sellers from price-gouging…

        • the Muse

          it’s only a joke amy, no harm against e-bay 🙂 shop on it a lot for everything from comics to beauty and beyond 🙂

  • amy

    This is a pass if it doesn’t help with pores. I don’t have oily skin, and I never did, but I’ve been cursed with large pores. I can’t complain too much though, as I’m just this side of 40, and I still have taut skin, and no fine lines/wrinkles, LOL. Oh, well… I’ll continue my quest to find a product that does minimize pores.

  • Cj

    Seriously guys? What’s going on with everybody today. Evilbay is a joke nickname, like wallyworld and mcydees gosh do you guys live under a rock?

    • amy

      I get the nickname is a joke, I just wanted to vent about the obnoxious sellers who hoard LE products, only to mark up the prices 3-4X the MSRP. I’m all for a free-market, but I’m also for fair-pricing. I just think ebay should try to do something about it, and put limits on how high a “buy it now” price can go, based on fair-market value. If actual bids cause a price to skyrocket, that’s a different matter.

  • Denzen

    So I glad I saw this! Will definitely grab a tube 😀 I so need to find a moisturizing primer to replace my Esprique one 😀

  • ruthless

    Ha ha! This is awesome, rarely do I have the same random asian beauty product you do!

    I like this, and I’ll explain why even though I have oily skin-after my moisturizer, I put this on my t zone and let it set. Then I use my primer, usually smashbox, sometimes hourglass or skinn orchid tint primer-and my nose looks amazing and the oil stays away for much longer.

  • ruthless

    PS-the thing that pisses me off about ebay is the 9 dollar item with the 28 dollar shipping fee. Seriously, why bother?

    PPS-it’s a fairly small tube, FYI