I own an embarrassing pile of BB creams. Holika's roller is rather good, I must say. It has a unique application roller, somewhat similar to Loreal's True match cream roller. Well, the roller itself is just a piece of foam but the application becomes an unusual 'paint the fence' experience. You push the button on the BB tube, a blob of cream gets dispensed on to the roller, and off you go painting your fen...your face. The roller is removable and washable; a replacement roller is also included.
The BB comes in two shades, a lighter light and a darker light. I'm an NC25-ish and I find that the darker shade is a better match, so def not a product for darker skinned ladies.
Coverage is medium, good adhesion and staying power, some oil control. I'd say this is more suited for normal-oily skin as it isn't very moisturizing. Finish is matte.
One big downside or me is how perfumed the product is. It's a non-offensive, cosmetic smell, but is pretty strong and seems to linger.
So overall, a good BB cream for normal-oily skin with decent coverage and staying powder for the fair-skinned who don't mind re-using the dirty roller or don't mind going through the hassle of washing it every day.
Skintype: Sensitive, Oily with occasional breakout
Color: MAC NC30, Shu Uemura 300, YSL Beige Moyen
This BB Cream comes in a sturdy plastic tube with roller. The roller can be washed and replaceable. You can buy a new replacement roller at any Holika Holika store. The concept of the roller is similar to other department store's liquid roller foundations.
This BB Cream comes in 2 shades and #2 matches my skin well. It covers acne scars but if you need really heavy coverage you might need to use concealer. This BB Cream contains Argan Oil and SPF15 and this cream does not give my sensitive oily skin any breakouts. Since it contains Argan Oil it gives pretty good moisture on my oily skin but for those who have super duper dry skin, you might need to use moisturizer or serum before you use this BB Cream. Like other Holika Holika BB Cream, this cream glides smoothly and covers well on my skin. Lasted for almost 8 hours with loose powder. Will definately purchase this again.