Friday, February 17, 2017

The Best Korean BB Cream's - Lioele vs Holika Holika

Lioele vs Holika Holika Best Korean BB Creams

Korean BB Creams have been hyped up for a long time now and it's safe to say I'm about five years behind this trend.  Now let me just say from the start that these are nothing like BB Creams we get here in Australia which are basically just glorified tinted moisturisers with new fancy names.  Korean BB Creams are actually more like creamy foundations with medium to full coverage.

I've picked these two BB Creams as my favourites as they both give great coverage with an amazing finish and while they wouldn't last a particularly long day with a setting powder you'll get a good 8 hours out of them.

Lioele Beyond the Solution BB Cream 50ml 
Light Beige - only one shade available

This was the first BB Cream I picked up when venturing into the world of Korean BB Creams and it blew me out of the water they first time I applied it.  I just wasn't expecting that type of coverage.  This gives a medium coverage but can easily be built up with another layer for more coverage.  The Lioele Beyond the Solution BB Cream contains jojoba oil, macadamia nut oil and hyluronic acid derivatives which gives it more of a dewy finish to the skin and keeps it feeling smooth and hydrated.  The only downside to this product is that it is only available in one shade.  This is a 50ml tube with a pump applicator and cost me approximately $15

Holika Holika Sweet Cotton Pore Cover BB SPF30 PA++
02 Natural Beige 30ml - two shades available

Out of the two Korean BB Cream's this one has slightly more coverage.   The Holika Holika Sweet Cotton Pore Cover has silicones in it which help it stay on the skin and provide a natural finish that would be slightly more matte than dewy. It is also the slightly lighter of the two but I find the colour to be pretty neutral toned.  I always lean towards yellow toned foundations to even out the pink in my complexion but neutral toned foundations work well too.  This is the smaller of the two at 30ml, is available in two shades and cost's approximately $11

Lioele vs Holika Holika Best Korean BB Creams swatches

It's a tough call but out of the two I'd have to say the Lioele BB Beyond the Solution is my favourite of the two.  It's a slightly better colour match for me and with my skin being on the drier side I appreciate the extra hydrating ingredient.

Both are fantastic base products and I recommend you check either one out if you havn't yet.  They're really well priced for what you get and suitable for most skin types although most definitely limiting for those with darker skin.  I purchased both of these from ebay and shipping took 1-2 weeks.

Have you tried Korean BB Creams before?  I'd love to know if you have a favourite.

Kayte xx


  1. I'm so interested to try Korean make up and skincare - and I absolutely love BB creams. I just wish they came in more shades - these look a bit too yellow for me, I'm very cool toned.

    1. There's definitely a lack of shades with most Korean makeup! I'm pretty sure the other Holika Holika shade is more cool toned so may be better suited to you :)

      Kayte x


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