ホリカ ホリカ Holika Holika Oil Queen Cotton Primer SPF 15 is a sebum control primer that controls overflow of sebum and changes the skin from an oily skin to a soft skin. Holika Holika is a Korean makeup brand. This product primes and mattes. It doesn’t contain mineral oil, parabens, talc, vaseline and ethanol. It contains cotton extract that has emollient properties that can soften rough skin leaving it smooth and silky; Iceland glacial milk that has skin hydration and anti-ageing properties and complexion brightening effect. It also has green tea extract which is an anti-inflammatory agent that reduces and heals skin problems and inflammations and last but not the least calamine that calms down irritated, oily and acne prone skin. And to add on it it has SPF 15. Now with this long list of outstanding ingredients you would think that this is the skin saviour you had been waiting for all your life!! Don’t get too excited, just read on..

 Korean Makeup Holika Holika Oil Queen Cotton Primer

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 Korean Makeup Holika Holika Oil Queen Cotton Primer

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 Korean Makeup Holika Holika Oil Queen Cotton Primer

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 Korean Makeup Holika Holika Oil Queen Cotton Primer

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 Korean Makeup Holika Holika Oil Queen Cotton Primer

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 Korean Makeup Holika Holika Oil Queen Cotton Primer

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 Korean Makeup Holika Holika Oil Queen Cotton Primer

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 Korean Makeup Holika Holika Oil Queen Cotton Primer

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The packaging is to die for. It is one of the main (actually the main) reasons why I picked it up. It is a white thick plastic bottle with turquoise and salmon colour- very cute and girly. There is a cotton icon that winks at you. But as the bottle is totally opaque you can’t see the amount of product left inside.There is a pump with a thin cap..but It is actually bad as I took this on my trip to India and the primer spilled all inside my make-up pouch and the cap didn’t prevent it from spilling. I got it from Korea as it was 9 $ for a 30 ml bottle which I think is quite cheap for a primer. Also I loved the scent – it’s just like a baby powder.
I didn’t like this primer because it was really difficult to blend it in. It is a thick white colored liquid and actually goes on really white. And although I had moisturised my face before applying this primer..it stuck to my dry patches and accentuated them even more. I didn’t think it improved my skin texture infact made it worse. My nose area got oily even though it had literally sucked in every drop of moisture from my face at the time of application. Also my cc cream and make up looked cakey on it. And the worse part.. I made the mistake of wearing it for a dinner and I turned out to look like a white ghost in the pictures (with and without flash!!)

I had heard a lot of good things about it but unfortunately it didn’t work for me!! Definitely will not re-purchase.

3 Responses

  1. Ari

    I think this primer is really meant for super oily skin. As in really oily. Even those with combination skin can’t really use this, unless you buff and moisturize your skin well.

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