Friday, June 9, 2017

Review : Holika Holika Cover and Hiding Stick Concealer

Hey guys!

If you have oily and acne-prone skin like me, then you're probably familiar with what a concealer is and how important it is to our makeup routine (that is if you also like your blemishes covered like me). Before, I always buy heavy coverage foundations, but now that my skin is getting better and have less blemishes, I settle for more lightweight foundations or BB creams. It doesn't matter as much if they are sheerer than the ones I've used before. I just get a trusted concealer to help cover the darker blemishes. That being said, I do try to find concealers that work best for me.

Although I've tried good ones, my curiosity to try out other concealers from the different brands out there. One of those that I bought out of sheer curiosity is the...

Holika Holika Cover and Hiding Stick Concealer
I bought it for PhP 275.00. But now the price is PhP 315.00.

The shade I have is 02 Natural Beige.

Since the labels aren't in english, I looked for their website for the product description. Unfortunately, there wasn't much there. So I looked at BeautyMNL's website and here's what it says:

CLAIM TO FAME: A creamy concealer that helps create a flawless base

FAST FACTS: Covers and conceals dark circles, blemishes, and other imperfections; easy-to-use twist up stick gives you just the right amount of product; perfect for blending over dark spots and redness; long-lasting formula masks troubled areas for hours

PERFECT FOR: Hiding scars and spots for an even-looking face

SPECIFICATIONS

WHAT YOU GET: (1) Cover & Hiding Stick Concealer
NET WEIGHT: 3.5g
INGREDIENTS: Phenyl Trimethicone, Titanium Dioxid, Polyethylene, Caprylic/Capric/myristic/Stearic Triglyceride, Ceresin, Triethylhexanoin, Bismuth, Oxychloride, CI 77492 (Yellow Oxide of Iron), Boron Nitride, Squalane, Silica, Nylon-12, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Hydrogenated, Rapeseed Oil, CI 77491 (Red Oxide of Iron), Jojoba Oil, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, CI 77499 (Black Oxide of Iron), Butylparaben, Fragrance, BHT, Pearl Powder, Coral Powder, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Allantoin


What made me buy this was it's shape and packaging. It's a twist-up pencil type so I don't have to dip my fingers or a brush when I use this. I do have to make sure my face is clean when I use it or else I still have to use a brush. Haha! Anyway, the point is it's easier and faster to use


Dispensing is easy because you get to just twist it up. And for it's price, you get a pretty good amount of the product.


Another reason why I bought it is that when I swatched it, I was impressed by how creamy it was but also provided good coverage.

The next few photos are of areas of my face using the product:

Under eyes
Bare 

I apply the product in a triangle shape to also help highlight the center of my face. Although I rarely do this because I usually just apply on the eye bag and dark circle area. :P

When blended

My eyes look brighter and I looked like I slept a full eight hours. Haha! It also goes well with my warm skin tone.

It can also help get rid of the redness from pimples as see on the before and after photos above.

Blending the product was easy because it was very creamy. It's also lightweight so it doesn't feel like you're applying too much product on your face.

It can be long-lasting but my oily face makes the product cake at times. I notice that the areas where I apply this cakes but I get to prevent it if I blot off the oil as soon as I get shiny.


What I LIKE:

- Good medium-heavy coverage
- Affordable
- Twist-up version is easy to use
- Creamy texture is easy to blend
- Lightweight
- long-lasting
- Warm, yellowish tone blends well on my skin
- Didn't experience irritations nor breakouts

What I DO NOT LIKE:

- It cakes
- It doesn't cover darker acne scars and even though it is buildable, it get's cakey if I pile it up

Would I recommend it? Yes, but only to those with clearer skin than I do. As much as I appreciate the coverage and how light it feels, the caking part bothers me a lot. It's still pretty good especially considering how affordable it is!

And that is my review of the Holika Holika Cover and Hiding Stick Concealer!


Cheers,
DAWN



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