Has this ever happened to you??
"Every BB Cream I use is too dark and/or too ochre!"
"My face is a sebum factory!"
"Wouldn't it be neat if I had a BB cream that is pale enough for my skin tone without breaking me out?"
Story of my face! I've always been trying to achieve the same kind of pale complexion of ulzzangs and net idols, but without the copious amounts of filtering and editing.
Holika Holika Peach Girl BB Cream comes in two shades; Light Beige and Natural Beige. The one I'm reviewing is Light Beige. The cream has a "peach" pinkish undertone as opposed to the yellow undertones you'll find in a lot of other BB creams. Renowned for being one of the lighter BB creams on the market, those with mid to dark skin tones may want to avoid the lighter shade, while those with pale complexions may rejoice!
When applied, the finish is matte with possibly a bit of natural shine depending on your skin type, but definitely not dewy. The cream is a medium consistency; not watery enough to streak, nor thick enough to feel heavy. The texture isn't greasy at all!
Coverage is sheer-to-medium. It isn't strong enough to totally cover things like moles and intense discolouration. I have pretty severe redness, and I find that while wearing it, you can still make out some blotches throughout the day. That said, small blemishes are given adequate coverage. Pores and minor acne scars are less noticeable.
Just some quick thoughts on the cream blush in the cap! I initially didn't think I would like it because of the intense colour, but after trying it and as you can see in the pictures below, a tiny dab on each cheek blends beautifully to create a soft flush. I really like the feel of cream blush, and I personally find it easier to work with than powder. More cream blushes for me, I say!
Would I buy it again?
Definitely! I think this is an essential for anybody who has or wants a paler complexion, and who has problems with oil control. I would recommend using it with a base for better coverage and colour correction, if necessary. It would be perfect if the coverage were more thorough.
Thanks for reading!