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Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly Blusher in 01 Raspberry
I’m actually not familiar with a lot of Korean cosmetic brands. I mean, I know of some because they have brick ‘n mortar stores here in Manila (that would be the ever popular Etude House, The Face Shop, and SkinFood), but there are numerous others whose brand names are pretty much alien to me. That is, until I read about one of their super cute products in one of the beauty blogs I follow. Cute packaging always gets me! Just take a look at the Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly Blusher:
It’s just so cute! It may look like a little cup of jello, but it’s actually a cream blush in a somewhat heavy, thick, small glass jar. I saw Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly Blusher on a beauty blog, made a search for it on our local Ebay, found one on sale for 284 Pesos (approx Rs. 304), and quickly clicked on the Buy It Now button.
Researching a bit more about the company, I found that their other items have terribly cute packaging as well (other face products come in the same jello-cup shape), a lot of them with a mystery and magic theme going on (see the logo on the blusher’s box – a witch flying on a broom).
They don’t have a physical shop here, but since the demand here in Manila for Korean/other Asian cosmetics is pretty high, there’s a number of online sellers who sell the products. The Aqua Petit Jelly Blusher comes in two shades, from what I’ve seen. 01 Raspberry is the one I have, a pretty, well, raspberry pink with a hint of peach, and the other shade is 02 Citrine, an orange-ish peachy pink. I really wanted to get both, but only the 01 shade was available.
Blended Out a Bit:
I thought at first this might be a little too cool for me, but surprisingly, it’s not. It gives me a pretty pink flush, which also shows hints of peach, and fine silver shimmers. It’s not a super pigmented blush, like the type which you have to be really careful with so you don’t over apply, though I still use a fiber duo brush for it. It is super easy to blend and get a natural, subtle finish with it, even if I’ve dabbed on a lot of product.
The texture of Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly Blusher is rather light and smooth, kind of like a mousse. It doesn’t feel sticky or heavy on my skin at all. It lasts about half the day on my cheeks in the heat and humidity here, which is pretty good, and I like the scent of it, a faint raspberry. I appreciate as well that the cute packaging isn’t flimsy and the jar is weighty and solid—I doubt it would break if I dropped it, though I wouldn’t want to!
All in all, I was glad to discover the Holika Holika brand through this blush. I would love to do damage at an actual store some day (nearest one is in Singapore), since the Holika Holika items I can order online are a bit limited. I do hope you liked reading about my new discovery. 🙂
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