Sunday, March 30, 2014

Holika Holika Holy Berry Tint No. 1 Strawberry swatch + review

This was a spontaneous purchase as I was in Pacific Mall. I first heard about this brand from Jen frmheadtotoe so of course, that made me tempted to try something from there. I've been looking for possible dupes for Benefit Cosmetic's benetint and posietint for a while now so I was curious about Holika Holika's tints. It was also only $10 so it didn't seem too expensive to me.

Holika Holika is a Korean cosmetics brand and Holy Berry Tint in No. 1 Strawberry is a red-pink lip tint that is very highly pigmented. It is a liquid type tint and looks a lot darker in the bottle than it is on lips. Like most good tints, this does not dry out your lips and can be used for layering under other products. It comes with a doe-foot applicator so it is easy to apply too much product but at the same time, it gives you a lot of control. The applicator gives enough control so that you can easily create effects like gradient lips.

One downside for me is that it has a very artificial berry flavour that is too strong for my liking. It also tastes a bit like the smell. The packaging also makes me hesitant to bring it around in my makeup bag since I heard it could unscrew and leak so I always keep it in the little plastic bag I received with it.

In terms of the wear, it is a bit waterproof but fades quite a bit whenever I drink water. I'd say that it lasts for 2-3 hours if you are eating and drinking, but even longer if you don't. It goes on semi-opaque and can be built up for opaque and bold colour. It is a nice tint but because of the smell and lasting power, I probably will just buy benetint or another type of tint. I'll just finish off with a swatch:

This is available on eBay for as $5.40 and up.


  1. Great post! Thanks for your comment on my blog ♡ I'm following you via Gfc and Bloglovin :) xoxo

  2. Looks an interesting product. Thank you dear for visiting my blog. Would you like to follow each other?

  3. I love lip tints...a shame this one has such an artificial smell. Thanks so much for visiting my blog.
    Lovely review!

    Keisha xo

  4. Great review, thank you for sharing with us :) I never try Holika Holika's before, but for sure I will check it out on ebay, wonder if they sell in imomoko or sasa? Do you shop at these beauty online wesbites? Both website ships to Canada :)

    Hope we can keep in touch, talk to you soon ♥

    1. I haven't tried either but I've been to a Sasa store in HK :P I usually get people to bring back asian cosmetics from Asia for me haha

  5. Never heard about it :) But thanks for sharing!

    Want to follow each other on GFC?
    Let me know!

    Greets from the EDELFABRIK

  6. Loved the shade!! So pretty! :)

  7. This looks like a very pretty day time color! Thanks for your review!


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