Thursday, September 29, 2011

REVIEW: HOLIKA HOLIKA vs TONY MOLY - Whipping BB vs Mousse BB Balm

i've had this in my stash for quite a while so i thought, well, now is as a good a time as any to review this, LOL.
i first apply or put on the holika holika pore mousse starter as my base then apply this mousse BB balm.  bb na balm pa.  redundant!
description below, i wonder what mirage powder is hehehe
it says:
but to me it looks like a cream foundation.  and indeed, it is.

the tony moly whipping bb is fluffier than the holika holika bb
sorry for the yellow beigey tint, it's just the camera not agreeing too much with the light, but they look quite the same only difference is the coverage and the finish.  the tony moly has a powdery, satin pearlesque finish.
while the holika holika has an almost matte finish with less coverage.
below is a pic of me with just the holika holika mousse bb balm without flash
while below is a pic of me with just the holika holika mousse bb balm with flash
full makeup albeit office wear, i topped and set the bb mousse with my tony moly berry lovely girl petit powder very lightly. pic below has the flash on, hahaha don't mind the crazy hair LOL
and below is a pic without the flash on.
a comparative review of a product i deem of the same type.

Aspect Holika Holika Tony Moly
Formula mousse' but more of cream whipped cream more mousse-y
Shade Match #1 shade is a good match on me even if it's shade 2 it's still light on me
Coverage light to medium buildable medium to full coverage
Packaging tub with free sponge tub with flat top brush 
Finish Matte Satin to Pearlesque
Oil control I'm oily within 2-3 hours very good only blotted twice all day
Skin reaction none none
Scent strawberries in cream none
Lasting power lasts all day lasts longer than all day LMAO

does not cake up during the day does not cake up during the day
Flash Photography only very slightly reflective only very slightly reflective
SPF none none
Ease of Use have to use a spatula to scoop out the product have to use a spatula to scoop out the product
Blendability easy to blend  a little harder to blend, tends to get into my pores and I'll see obvious white plugged up holes if I'm not careful
Price  PhP700 for 30g PhP725 for 18.5 g fr kkochipida
Availability still not locally available around PhP900++ at tony moly stores in SM malls

as much as love the more matte finish of the holika holika i just wish the effect lasted longer.  but after i blot away the oils then it's all good.
both products are very good in my opinion.  i hear MUA for abs cbn use the tony moly whipping bb, so it won't be a surprise if they wanna try the holika holika once it's more readily available in the philippines.
do i recommend? i recommend the holika holika, specially to our pinay women who are shy to put on anything on their faces.  this looks quite natural on me. so the darker shades should look natural on you ghels, too.
will i repurchase? maybe, when i go back to Singapore, but they have many more face products i do wanna try ;-)


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