asian cosmetics beauty review

Review: Holika Holika Love Fantasy Blush No.01

2. April 2014


I didn’t review any blushes for quite a while. Time to change this again :D Here is my review for Holika Holika Love Fantasy Blush No.01. This bush is available in 5 shades in total. By the way, I’m sorry for the lack of posts recently, but I’m working on my thesis at the moment. I’ll be done in about a week, so stay with me, I have some really nice upcoming reviews (^_^).

Somehow, I rarely buy any cosmetics from Holika Holika. Although they have quite a couple of things I would love to buy. This blush comes in a small metal jar. First of all, the packaging is beautiful and super girly. The tiny jar is so cute, you have to fall in love with it, when you are a fan of pink and ornamented items XD.

The jar is sealed with a sticker with the color of the blush written on it. This one is a pink blush.
When you open it, you’ll discover that a cute puff with an attached bow is included inside the blush.

The puff is super soft and feels smooth on the skin. The actual blush is separated by a clear plastic foil from the puff.

As you can see, the blush has a nice ornament imprinted on it. It consists of three colors. All of them are different pink shades.

Below you can see a swatch on my arm. As you can see it is not pigmented. I applied it with the included puff and with a brush, but there is not much difference. the color stays very subtle.

Apart from the lack of pigmentation (which could be a pro for those who want a soft blush effect), another downside for me is the metal jar. The lid doesn’t close properly anymore after the sealing sticker was removed. Normally I would say that it has the perfect size for travelling, but in this case, since the lid keeps opening, I wouldn’t dare to put it inside my bag…
You can get these blushes from Holika Holika here:
W2Beauty for US$ 15.39 (free shipping option. You’ll get a 5$ voucher upon registration with this link, which is usable for orders of minimum 30$)
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  • Sakuranko 2. April 2014 at 23:41

    Oh wow so bad it´s pure shimmering doesn´t looks pigmented. You should make a swatch show the color on your cheeks or face. Because I don´t sure it´s the light but on your fingers looks a bit pigmented. Thanks for the honest review~ I love it the packaging it´s to much lovely.

    • Fräulein Schnee 21. April 2014 at 1:16

      Yes, I recognised that if you focus a bit more on the dark pink shade in the middle you can actually get a bit more of pigmentation. But it is somehow not easy to make the color evenly on both cheeks. The packaging is really adorable, it is such a pitty it doesn’t reclose properly:((

  • Camille L 3. April 2014 at 16:12

    The packaging is cute, though.

    Secrets Of Camille

    • Fräulein Schnee 21. April 2014 at 1:17

      Yes, itis so cuteIf it woul at least close properlcoullive with the lack of pigmentatioin and the difficulties to apply it evenly.

  • Karen Box 3. April 2014 at 17:10

    I could deal with the super subtle pigmentation, but the tin not closing would be a deal buster. What a shame since this is such a pretty product!

    • Fräulein Schnee 21. April 2014 at 1:18

      Yes, this part made me most dissapointed, because the packaging is so cute and it would be perfect for travelling etc…I can live with the pigmentation though.

  • Amicia Rai 3. April 2014 at 17:17

    It’s a shame that you didn’t like the product that much since it looks absolutely adorable! But I completely understand and I wouldn’t like it either if the packaging broke on me that quickly! :( Thanks for honest review!

    • Fräulein Schnee 21. April 2014 at 1:20

      I think really that the main problmen is the packaging…and it even did not broke, it just simply doesn’t reclose for any reason….Anyways, the packaging is super pretty and has a nice place on my dressing table :D

  • Rebecca B. Bird 4. April 2014 at 3:15

    Ah, too bad this one didn’t work out! The tin is very cute, but it’s not practical at all if the lid won’t close completely.

    • Fräulein Schnee 21. April 2014 at 1:23

      I agree! That’s really the most dissapointing part…but the packaging is so pretty though! What a shame :/

  • Sharlynn Ng 4. April 2014 at 11:19

    I too totally fall for the totally cute packaging and how they make their products look. However the pigmentation of this one is too light for me! I really like darker blushes!

    • Fräulein Schnee 21. April 2014 at 1:24

      I like darker blushes too. I recognised that if you try to focus on the dark pink shade in the center the color becomes also more pigmented, but it is a bit difficult to achieve this. Anyway, the packaging is really super pretty…I wished the lid would close properly, too!

  • Alexandra Marques 4. April 2014 at 20:34

    I do hope your thesis goes well. It’s a lot of work, so good luck!
    The packaging is indeed really cute and girly, it’s hard not to like and the puff is so adorable, it’s a shame the lid doesn’t stay secured. But it’s a plus sometimes, the fact that it’s not too pigmented.

    • Fräulein Schnee 21. April 2014 at 1:25

      I agree, the part with the lid is the most disapointing part. I can live with the pigmentation, but not being able to close it completelly is really bad :( But the packaging is so cute!

  • Sakuranko 6. April 2014 at 19:21

    Hi Dear, I have nominated you as “Sunshine Blogger Award”

  • Nina Zane 8. April 2014 at 14:55

    The packaging looks so cute, too bad it didn’t work well :) xx

    • Fräulein Schnee 21. April 2014 at 1:26

      Thanks for commenting. I really like the packaging…a shame the lid doen’t close properly, this is the most dissapointing part.

  • 美美 8. April 2014 at 15:10

    The packaging is so lovely and cute but it’s a shame the tin always opens, the color is so pretty T^T I think the sheer pigmentation is bareable though because it looks more natural that way~ Thanks for this review, I’m sorry for not being able to comment a lot on your posts lately I’ve been pretty busy too, let’s hope we both will have more time so we can blog more XD haha


    • Fräulein Schnee 21. April 2014 at 1:29

      You’re right, the pigmentation is not a real negative point, but the lid which doesn’t close is far more dissapointing…:( but the packaging is still beautifull…
      I’m happy you’re back in the blogging world and I hope I’ll see some new reviews from you aswell. I just finished the written part of my phd…I really have more time for blogginmg know :D