Koh Gen Do

image 0image 1image 2image 3image 4image 5image 6image 7image 8image 9image 10image 11image 12image 13image 14


29 products

312 reviews

74% would repurchase

Recent Koh Gen Do Reviews

Liquid -Koh Gen Do -Aqua Foundation

on 1/13/2018 1:50:00 PM


I have dry, sensitive skin, and this is one of my favorite foundations... in a more cool climate (Scandinavia). I have also tried it in California, and it doesn't really work very well - slides around on me and doesn't last as long as in a cooler climate. I apply this with my hands, as it kinda self-levels and thus applies evenly this way. beauty blender would such up the thin-ish product, and I just don't like brushes, and I'm not sure the gel texture of this would apply well with a brush. One bottle lasts me about 7 months when I use one pump of this per application

There are several things I really like in this foundation: the shade 213 suits my NC20 (Pro Longwear as reference), neutral yellow/olive skin very well - better than most other foundations. It is totally perfume free, alcohol free and doesn't upset my sensitive skin at all, nor did it clog my pores (16 h/day wear test for over 12 months). It is very good at hiding dry spots and flaking areas. Heavy concealer that can otherwise make drier spots look drier goes very well over this foundation. The reason is the gel-cream type of consistency - it almost creates a semi transparent layer that evens out all kinds of surface issues. It makes my skin look like skin because of its coverage and texture, and powders apply well on top. On top of all of this, in the climate I usually live in, this lasts all day long on me, and doesn't break up on me or look strange as it slightly disappears during the day. I like this foundation so much that it was what I wore on my wedding day (cool and very rainy), and aside from me not applying enough blush, my skin looks very good in the photos. This is till now the only foundation that I've soon used up two bottles off, and will purchase again.

However, there will be people that won't appreciate this foundation as much, and I understand that too. First off: one of the reason I wanted this foundation is because of the light coverage - I had good skin that mostly needed light coverage and some minor concealing. The foundation can be built to light-medium, but no more, IMO. Second, if you have combination or oily skin, this is no going to stick well - it kind sits slightly strangely on oily skin and doesn't last far as long. If there is high moisture in the air, this doesn't hold up well on my skin, which makes this unsuitable for me in warm, humid environments (which is not my usual environment). When it's warm and humid, this foundation almost doesn't "bond" to my skin, but just sits on top of it, with a barrier of moisture in between. The last thing i the price: this foundation is pricey! Personally, I've tried many foundations and not found anything like it, but it' possible to achieve a similar finish, color and texture by mixing... which I don't like to take time to do.

Personally, I love this, but it isn't a foundation that will suit everyone or work in every climate, so I'd recommend to think about the pros and cons of it and read reviews before you buy, unless you have money to waste

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

Liquid -Koh Gen Do -Maifanshi Moisture Foundation

on 12/27/2017 11:20:00 PM


My Favorite Foundation Ever: But Read My Combo Formula. I like it very much on it's own. Then I mixed it with 2 things and BOOM I got the BOMB! My formula makes it perform better, and brings the cost down a lot. Here it is:
1. A pea of this KGD in Shade 002.
2. An even larger pea of "It Cosmetics" Your Skin But Better CC Cream SPF
50 in the Color "Light".
3. One drop of Josie Maran Argan Oil (Wayne Goss video recommendation)

I finger mix the 3 with no great precision. I apply on clean, dry skin with no primer necessary, placing it with my fingers in mini blob-streaks. I wet and squeeze the Beauty Blender with a final towel light squeeze. I quickly and non-expertly move it or "bounce + twist" across my face, including much of my undereye area. Done. I add Chanel concealer or this KGD twist click brightener that is SO much better than YSL or others. To finish I use 1 of 3 things: 1. Guerlain BLUSH (Rose Aux Joues) in 01 Morning Rose and am a bit careful with "where" as it is a light pink. It works fantastic! I am a level 2, or 20 Cool. I still use a blush next. 2. The KGD powder foundation in my tone. 3. The KGD clear loose powder which can be your solo choice, or even a bit put atop the other options. I did not think I would like this one bit, but it's "hot-damned" great at leaving a gorgeous finish. Mind you: All of this is done in thin layers. It is a light feeling outcome where your pores feel the air. It lasts, looks no make-up but perfect skin, and took me 52 years of experimenting with "everything" to find. It is a "medium coverage" outcome with some sheer beauty. I gave up on full coverage long ago as "rubberized face" was never a better look for me than "highly improved face". I want a touchable face with the caveat that no one actually touches it!

4 of 4 people found this helpful.

Loose Powders -Koh Gen Do -Maifanshi UV Face Powder

on 12/10/2017 11:04:00 AM


Great product. Gives natural finish and doesn’t make the skin looks cakey. I use the beige color as it gives a more true to skin color. Would definitely repurchase!

Eye Makeup Remover -Koh Gen Do -Cleansing Spa Water

on 9/29/2017 1:34:00 PM


I started using the Spa Cleansing Cloths after the gym and while traveling before deciding to purchase the Cleansing Water. I'm in love. I had been using Bioderma Sensibio H20 which has fewer ingredients, but my skin is much better using Koh Gen Do's water. I have combination skin with an oily nose and chin, and this water is mildly acidic which makes all the difference. A little bit goes a long way and it's helped not only the oily areas on my face, but the dry ones as well. I apply the water to a very soft cotton square (Koh Gen Do or Cle de Peau) and gently wipe my face. It leaves my skin clean, hydrated, and calm. Completely worth the money.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Highlighters -Koh Gen Do -Aqua Foundation Illuminator

on 9/29/2017 12:39:00 PM

Great great product! 100 times better than Becca moonstone ,mac soft and gentle and much more! It hives beautiful fresh natural and glowy effect for every day! It looks perfect all day inside and outside. With the sun extremely fantastic. You can use it as highlighter ( fingers, brush, sponge) or u can mix it with your foundation.
HG og highlighting! It is worth every $

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Popular Koh Gen Do Products

Aqua Foundation
Aqua Foundation
113 Reviews

Top Rated Koh Gen Do Products

Back to Top