Thursday, November 15, 2012

Holika Holika Heart Ful Moisture Lipsticks and Aveeno Winners

A week and a half ago, my father came back from Korea. It gave me an opportunity to order some Korean makeup. My first haul I'm going to show you is my Holika Holika.
I ordered two lipsticks and a blush. I will review the blush in a later post.
Whenever you order something in Korea, they give you samples. I received cotton pads (in the blue box) and Water March Moisture Full Cream. Now for my review...
Product Review: Holika Holika Heart Ful Moisture Lipstick in BG401 Baby Beige and CR301 Sweet Coral

Where to purchase: holikaholika.co.kr, gmarket.co.kr, and anywhere they sell Holika Holika
Price: around $7.50

Made in Korea

Thoughts: I've heard of Holika Holika and love their packaging, but other than that I knew nothing of this brand. So when it came to ordering products, I was lost until I saw this lipstick. I just fell in love with the heart-shaped product. It's just adorable, and I knew I had to get it! I wanted to be safe and ordered a lipstick I knew that would fit me, Baby Beige (second from the left from the picture above). I also was intrigued by Sweet Coral (fourth from the left from the picture above). So I bought both.
First of all, it comes in a cute box. The box matches the line of the lipstick, as well as, the heart-shaped product. I also like the hearts sticking out from the top.
The tube of the lipsticks is shiny, very metallic, and feminine with the color choice (pink) and patterns (heart and flower).
The name of the colors are written on the top of the box. I got Baby Beige and Sweet Coral. One thing I like about Korean brands is that they run with the initials of the color theme. It's pretty much the same for all brands. For example, CR stands for corals and BG for Beige.
How the lipsticks look like when you take the top off.
A closer look at the lipsticks. The left one is Baby Beige and the right one is Sweet Coral.
Here's a closer look at Baby Beige. I have to say this is true to color.
This is Sweet Coral. Again, I have to say true to color and I apologize for taking a picture of a used product. I try to take pictures of products before I start using it, but they didn't show up that well. :X
Here's a swatch of the lipsticks. The one on the left is Baby Beige and the right one is Sweet Coral.

Now for how the lipsticks look on my pink lips...

Baby Beige:
Sweet Coral:
Here's how Sweet Coral looks on my lips. In the pictures, it look peachy but it's on the coral side.

Now that I talked about the packaging and color of the lipsticks I choose, I will mention my opinion about the product. The first thing I did is smell the product. From the tube, I can smell something sweet but it's pretty faint. It's not extremely noticeable especially when you apply the lipstick on your lips. The first time I applied Baby Beige I did not notice any scent. Sweet Coral is another story. I only smelled the product the first time I applied it, but it was only for a minute.

The texture of the lipstick is smooth and on the creamy side. It glides on your lips while you apply the product. It's very easy to work with. I also like that it doesn't have glitters.

It's pretty decent lasting. It lasted me a good four hours until I had to remove the lipstick. I'm guessing from the name of the product it's suppose to be moisturizing. I don't know if I completely agree on that. It's decent but I noticed dry areas inside my mouth. You know when it turns white because your mouth is dry. Okay, maybe it only happens to me. :X It only happened after couple of hours. It's nice the first two hours.

I wouldn't say there's anything special about these lipsticks. You can get the colors from other brands, but you will not get heart-shaped products. The unique shape and overall cuteness makes this product worth it!

Pros:
* Cute packaging.
* Heart-shaped product.
* Creamy texture.
* Smooth application.
* No glitters.
* No scent while applying.
* Moisturizing for couple of hours.

Cons:
* Hard to find.
* Not a variety of colors.
* Not moisturizing after couple of hours.

Would repurchase: Yes, in Baby Beige.
Rating:  4/5 Tobey's Paws


The winners of Aveeno "Oat Bundle" Giveaway...
will win Daily Moisturizing Lotion, Daily Moisturizing Body Wash, Skin Relief 24-Hour Moisturizing Lotion, and Skin Relief Body Wash.

The winners are...
#95...
Tina Barker
#23...
Joey Maes.

Congratulations to Tina Barker and Joey Maes! :)


Two of the winners from the Aveeno "On the Fly Fix-Up" Giveaway didn't contact me. I will announce new winners. They will win...
Pure Renewal Dry Shampoo, Ultra-Calming Makeup Removing Wipes, and Positively Radiant Tinted Moisturizer.

The winners are...
#135...
Maria J. Cardoza
#57...
Alicia Cox.

Congratulations to Maria J. Cardoza and Alicia Cox! :)

You have 48 hours to contact me with your name and address. E-mail me at aly_4realz (at) hotmail (dot) com. If you don't contact me within 48 hours, I will draw a new winner.

Thank you Aveeno for a wonderful giveaway!!! :)

Disclaimer: The products mentioned in this post are bought with my own money except for pictures taken from Aveeno. I am not affiliated with any company nor getting paid to advertise any products. This post is written with my honest opinion.

7 comments:

LauraLeia said...

The heart-shaped lipstick tube is really cute! I love Korean cosmetics because of the packaging, although sometimes the products can be hit or miss.

Maria Cardoza said...

Hey, I sent you an e-mail and An FB Msg....I don't wanna lose my chance to claim the prizes :-/

Ahleessa said...

It's not the best, but I still it's worth it... hehe~ You should try one for yourself. :)

L e n a said...

i have this in baby beige! it was gifted from a friend in korea.
i do agree that it is kinda drying after a while which is surprising since it feels so moisturizing when first applied! ;)

Ahleessa said...

Okay it wasn't only me... hehe~ It's so creamy and smooth, but after couple of hours it's so drying. Do you keep in touch with friends from Korea?

L e n a said...

yes. not many of them, though. this friend is an online friend. we've known each other for almost ten years! nice gal. ;)

Ahleessa said...

Wow, you kept in touch for almost 10 years. That's amazing and great! :)

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