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[REVIEW] Holika Holika Makeup Starter

So this is a review on something that I bought long ago :P Well I only got to use it recently when I needed my makeup to last, so I finally opened it. Hehe. Because usually I only need my makeup for half a day, it's usually pretty lasting. Used it on Social Media Day btw ^^

It's like a cotton pad soaked in a primer (I guess..) and it has 2 sides to it. The salesgirl said that one side removes dead skin and dirt while the other moisturizes and massages the primer into your face.

Let's call this side A.
The side that removes the dead skin and dirt, has purple dots which are slightly (only slightly) rubbery. Rub it in circular motions onto your face. The primer wets the whole thing, so there's primer on this side too.

And let's call this side B.
The side that applies the primer. It's just embossed cotton and it supposedly is soaked with more primer on this side.

I think it's logic is that side A removes dirt and all, so the primer on side B gets better absorbed and thus holds on longer to your makeup. I'm not sure if it actually works in getting off the dirt and dead skin in the first place (because there is no visible dirt on the pad after use) and it doesn't feel very "exfoliating".

It's like a pocket that you slip your fingers into for easier application!

Around 8cm in diameter.

It has actually more than enough liquid you can use on your whole face for once. I used it twice, and there's still quite some liquid left (but bacteria... hehe) so I wouldn't advise using it for more than once though. It's most probably a supposedly one-use thing. It costs $2.50 in the Holika Holika store in Wisma, for one piece. Pretty pricey. It would be better to get those in tubes, in terms of value :)

I wouldn't get it again.


  1. I got this as a free sample and was like "What the heck do I do with this?" Only English words 'Make-Up Starter.' Your simple review was much more simple than translating the scary-covered-in-Korean-back. Thank you! And I agree not worth it if it's that price, but samples are the best.


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