Hi guys! I've decided to make this month BB/foundation Month so I'm gonna be reviewing whichever BB cream and foundation I own! I'm gonna start with a recent addition to my collection: Aqua Petit Jelly BB by Holika Holika. I chose shade two and I'm starting to regret because it makes my face just a little bit darker if I top it up with second layer I guess... I was afraid that my face will look super white if I purchased shade one.
I chose today for reviewing because I have some spots going on and I wanted to show you how this BB cream works on troubled skin. I prefer to use it while there are no spots or pimples on my face but today I made exception so you girls can see!
Aqua petit jelly has light coverage but the coverage doubles up if you apply another thin layer on top. Matte finish but it becomes shiny and dewy after half an hour or so and my T-Line goes oily after a couple of hours. If you have oily skin I recommend the use of mist (for oily skin) after application. It really makes a difference!
It has that spatula for application which is very handy. I prefer it from squeezing some product on my fingers then apply on my face.
It came with a sponge! (I'm sorry it looks used and gross!)
Aqua stands for water so this is a water-based BB cream. My favorite kind! No oils and lots of moisture!
Now I'm going to show you the product on my face. If I look a little bit annoyed is because I don't like the sun shining on my eyes! My eyes really hurt under the sun. Also the sun here is extra bright for some reason. Even though it's cold!
After the first layer of this BB cream there is almost no coverage apart from the colour even up (it really covers red parts and discolouration) but after another thin layer on top it goes to medium coverage but it can look a bit cakey so be careful! I haven't used any pore primer for these photos. Every time I used the Pore ever essence by Etude House it doesn't mix well with Aqua petit Jelly so it was going off with one touch. I don't have any other pore primer yet but I've ordered a different kind and brand and I might update this post!
My face has been better than this and Aqua Petit Jelly worked better but I wanted to show it to you on my troubled skin. It really looks great on skins with no spots, pimples and pores. Even though it does some pore cover up.
The good things about this product:
- Matte finish that becomes shiny and dewy later I'm not sure why but it looks good!
- Easy and smooth application
- Feels light and nice on skin (it doesn't feel like it clogs up your pores
- Covers discolouration and redness
- Water based BB cream (at least for me this is good!)
- Gentle Scent
Things I'm not so happy about:
- My T-Line becomes oily after a couple of hours (but it can be fixed with mist or makeup set spray)
- Doesn't cover spots, pimples and scars
- Poor pore cover but it becomes better after layer two
- My eyelids feel funny if I put this BB on them. I suggest not to try that..
I'm gonna give this lovely BB cream 5 stars out of 5 because I love everything about this... Even the things I'm not very happy about can be fixed. I also included this in my November Beauty Favorites video that you can find Here!
This review is not sponsored but here is the link of where I bought it from Cosmetic-Love
Updated with better photos of the product 24/04/2013