Sunday, 19 October 2014

4 Mini Korean Beauty Reviews (Etude House, Holika Holika, & Skineye) - Part One

Hi Cuties! Since my last 4 Mini Korean Beauty Reviews Post was quite well received, I've decided to do another one for you tonight ^^

But! The post still ended up quite long, even though it's meant to be mini reviews. So I decided to post in two parts - one part tonight and the second part tomorrow night. 

Being a beauty junkie I tend to buy a lot of different products all the time, but for one reason or another I don't fully review everything. Some products I won't review if there are already many reviews, or if I don't think it's fully relevant (or won't get much interest), and other times I might not review something if I liked/disliked it, but not enough to devote a whole post to it. 

But now that I thought to do mini reviews I've gone back through my beauty stash and found a few things I would like to quickly comment on. 

Here's the selection I've chosen to review.

Left to right starting with Holika Holika's Aqua Petít BB Cream, Etude House's Proof 10 Auto Pencil, Skineye's Honeycomb Cream, and Etude House's Juicy Cocktail Gradation Nails.

Tonight I will review the bb cream and the eyeliner. Let's begin, shall we?

Holika Holika Aqua Petít Jelly BB Cream

I've had this bb cream for ages now, but as you can see I've not used much of it! Back in 2013 there was so much hype about this bb cream - beauty bloggers loved this bb cream a lot, and I couldn't find any negative reviews so I bought it. 

Super cute packaging - comes in a glass curved bottle, an inbuilt spatula in the lid, and a latex sponge for application
More of a custard texture - or maybe mushed up jelly instead of bouncy jelly texture as claimed ^^
Lumpy texture, but thins out once you spread it

Sad to say this is one of the worst bb creams I've ever tried. 

Although it has aqua in the name, and claims to be formulated with mint water for hydration this bb cream is not workable on dry skin types. It has a lovely cooling texture (not exactly jelly as marketed, but more like thick custard?), but once you spread it onto your skin it dries up quickly, making the skin looked very parched and powdery. If you have any dry patches this bb cream shows it right away, and if you have peach fuzz, the bb cream tends to cling to it too.

Shows the finish once spread out
Heavy swatch. Looks hydrating and smooth here, but once it dries it's quite drying and powdery

Applying it with a damp sponge yields better results, but again after an hour or two skin starts to look dehydrated and powdery - disaster! 

I would not recommend this bb cream, especially for dry skin types. 

Etude House Proof 10 Auto Pencil in Brown

I like brown liners because the colour is softer than black. As I wear quite simple makeup everyday I found that black liner was quite harsh on me so when I switched to brown last year I haven't looked back since!

Still looking for the perfect smudgeproof brown liner I decided to try Etude House's Proof 10 liner. 

The good things I can say about this pencil is that it doesn't tug on the lids, and it is indeed quite smudgeproof! 

However it has one con, and it's a fairly huge problem for me - and it's the shade of brown. Instead of a lovely chocolate brown or dark brown shade I would like, this one has a heavy undertone of gray in it which I hate. It doesn't photograph nicely, and it just looks faded on my lids. 

There are other shades available in this range, so do check it out if you want something affordable and smudgeproof, but if you want a brown shade I'd suggest you skip it (unless you like the gray-ness of the colour). 

I will end the post here lovelies. Tomorrow night I will upload the final two mini reviews - the honeycomb cream and the purple polish set ^^

Part Two *coming soon*

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As always Thanks for reading lovelies~

xoxo Tulip

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  1. Sad to say, those holika products is not works good on you cause it does a great job on me ^^


  2. my sister had the Etude house BB Cream and I tried it once, didn't like it at all. I agree with you, it is so powdery, cakey and not good at all x(

  3. Glad that you reviewed the BB cream, I was interested in it but my skin is quite dry - now I will stay away from it for sure. The same goes for the eyeliner, I'm looking for a new one to buy and this one certainly won't be it. Thank you for sharing your experience!

  4. I had a similar experience with the HH BB cream - a dry, cakey mess! I'm still on the prowl for a smudge proof eyeliner - I've tried so many, and even the waterproof ones smear onto my lower lids. Do update once you find your HG, I would love to try it out!

  5. Too bad the Aqua jelly doesn't give good long lasting results!!

    Thanks for the review!! ^^

    恵美より ♥

  6. Ohh I had been wanting to try the Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly BB Cream but I never got around to it because I felt the design is very unhygienic~ ^ 3 ^

  7. Thanks for your honest review on the holika holika bb cream. I was thinking of buying it ebay. It looks too thick for me though. xxx

  8. I agree with Paige, also I never wanted to try the Holika Holika BB cream because it looks like you wouldn't be able to get all the product out with that packaging. Thanks for your honest reviews!

  9. I like that liner, but I find it doesn't stick on my waterline as well as some others.

  10. I have dry skin and I have the same problem, oily skns loves a product so much and dont mention that they have oily skin, so I got the thing they suggest. and bom! Money wasted :( Now I'm being carefull with the review writers skin type :)

  11. Yes I know many people love it! I wish it worked better on me T.T
    Thanks for reading ^^

  12. Glad I'm not the only one who couldn't get it to work! Many people love it.

  13. Glad to be of help! Thanks for reading ^^

  14. Yay, glad I'm not the only one! It's such a popular bb cream, so I wished it worked better than me, but oh well.
    Hehe, I will definitely update when I find my HG liner ^^

  15. Yeah it's a disappointment T.T
    Thanks for reading!

  16. It'd be good if there were no parabens! I know they updated the packaging of this bb cream this year, but I wonder if they changed the formula too? Hmm.

  17. Hehe, the packaging may be cute but it could lead to being unhygienic for sure!

  18. It thins out a lot once applied, but I wouldn't recommend it anyway >.<

  19. That's a good point, the spatula doesn't reach all the way down, and with the curved parts that would be difficult to get to too >.<
    Thanks for reading!


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