Today I’m reviewing the Holika Holika Petit Jelly BB Cream in the shade Light. Holika Holika is a Korean cosmetics brand famous for their cute and “princess-y” image and packaging. Here in North America, it would be considered more of a “drug store” brand. This low to mid priced BB cream is really popular amongst girls and young women today for its price, cute packaging, and good coverage. So I wanted to test it out for myself to see how it fares~
Formula: Jelly Texture; Matte Finish; Quick to Dry; Light to Medium Coverage; SPF 20 PA++
In its bottle, the BB cream is like a bouncy jelly- similar to a partly gelatinized Jell-o. Once applied on the skin, it feels like a regular BB cream. You also have to work with this pretty quickly, as it dries fast into a matte finish. This is good for people with normal to oily skin, but not so great for those with dry skin. Thus, I’d suggest working with a damp sponge in sheer layers OR just work fast! Lastly, like most BB creams, this one provides light to medium coverage and SPF. Usually Korean BB creams have a SPF of 30, but this one falls under at 20. So make sure to wear your sunscreen underneath.
Ingredients: Contains parabens and aluminum.
Packaging and Price: 40mL/ 1.35 oz for $20-26 CAD
This product comes in a frosted glass bottle with a spatula attached to the lid to provide ease of usage. It also comes with a sponge in the box. I bought 40mL of this product on sale for $15 CAD at Myeongdong Beauty in Pacific Mall. I’ve also seen this product retail for $26 at Holika Holika, but I’m not certain if it’s the bigger version or not.
It’s pretty difficult to find a BB cream that provides a matte finish, but this one does the job! If you moisturise sufficiently before application and work quickly in sheer layers, the finish is actually pretty nice. Although if you have dry skin like me, I wouldn’t suggest picking up this product. There are many BB creams that perform better for dry skin, as this one tends to accentuate dry patches. This BB cream is definitely more of a summer base than a winter one. However, this BB cream is probably great for people with oilier skin.
Have you guys ever used this? How did you find it?
Until next time!
Disclaimer: I am not sponsored to do this review.