for color 001
i use this only winter at my palest, it being lighter than a nc5.
The texture is creamy and light without being greasy, blends itsel so easily and at first seems as if there is not much coverage going on, but on pictures and comparing a before and after i could see the perfecting effect without heavy coverage. the finish is natural, not satin, not matte, not glowy, just like real skin.This last quality is the strong point of this foundation, it looks so convincingly natural.
quite nice and not drying, good for very pale folk. in the spring and winter i mix this with another shade to warm it up.
cons: small quantity,making it very expensive
pro: the most natural yet perfecting foundation i have encountered so far, and i have literally sampled an entire department store selection at this point of my search.
detail- not super high coverage, not many shades, but easy to mix to adjust, just like artist grade products.
Am sorry to have given such a low rate for such a highly raved product . Tried for the first time today. Texture is real smooth which I really love however the coverage is not as good as what I expect . Tried using KDG concealer to cover up my blemishes however, my skin turn cakey and grainy after few hours . Pores are like staring at me !! So am wondering ... Is it something to do with my applied technique or is it the product?
This is the first foundation in years that I've really, really liked and can actually wear every day. I can't use anything that has heavy silicones because they give me those horrible, cyst-like pimples. Unfortunately this eliminates most of the nicer foundations on the market. I've been looking high and low for something that didn't have silicone as a primary ingredient, would match my Asian skin tone, give light to medium coverage with a natural looking finish. The Moisture Foundation seemed so promising that I took a chance and ordered it online in shade 123.
The colour is an excellent match for my lightly tanned East Asian skin. The consistency is creamy and I only use a very small amount for my whole face, like the size of a fluffy grain of rice, and apply a light layer on my skin, patting a little extra on blemishes and dark spots. I'd say the coverage is light to medium. It doesn't hide my two sun spots or under eye circles very well. It does blur minor imperfections so that they're less noticeable, and evens out the skin tone nicely. The finish is very skin-like, not too matte or dewy. I've been using this for two weeks now, and no break outs or bad reactions. I'm not sure if it's 100% silicone free, but it doesn't contain dimethicone. I do use a good oil cleanser at night though.
This is expensive for the amount of product you get, and it's always dicey ordering base makeup online without trying it out first, but I'm so glad I found this. I will definitely repurchase!
* Edit * Turns out one of the ingredients cyclopentasiloxane is a silicone, but a lightweight one. I've been using this for a while now with no bad reactions and I still think it's great. I recently purchased one shade up for Winter (113).
I love this foundation, in my opinion it gives medium coverage, evens out skintone, blurs pores... and looks totally natural, flawless, silky skin but totally natural! And the lasting power of this foundation is pretty good too. I far prefer this than KGD's Aqua Foundation.
Well....I have been on a search for a new foundation, sometimes I think as we get older, our skin care and makeup needs to be adjusted. I have used MANY brands mainly high end foundations, so I thought I would give the Koh Gen Do a try.
First, let me say the texture is lovely. I am normal to dry, and this provided good moisture without oiliness. No scent that I could detect. Color choice for my fair skin was a good match, I chose 13. The only negative I have is this covers more like a tinted moisturizer, and not foundation. I don't have any real skin issues, but coverage was very light. This might be ideal with a tinted primer?? I don't want heavy coverage but was disappointed. If you have flawless skin this would surely be gorgeous, I am 40+ yrs old, so even though my skin is decent, this did not cover up some of my pinkness.
Do give it a try if you love a sheer look in foundations!!
Being a foundation fanatic I had to try this! If I can compare it to another foundation it's the new Armani Maestro foundation--but better. Armani's foundation is powdery and you can see the particles over discolored areas, Maifanshi's pigments are fine, and they disappear, they blur pores, even skintone. When I tell people I wear foundation they squint and are always impressed by the realistic finish. Yes, it's not high coverage, maybe medium max, and you will have to conceal (the Armani concealer goes great with this foundation) but what you pay for is the finish! If you want to improve the look of your skin and look natural this is the tops: no wonder it's a professional foundation.
This is my favorite foundation. The coverage is light, similar to a tinted moisturizer so you have to have decent skin and/or a very good concealer for this to work.
What I love about this product is that it doesn't feel like I'm wearing make up at all. And it stays put on my face all day even in the summer when I sweat quite a bit. It is also not pore clogging (my pores clog easily).
I have light to medium skin with yellow undertone and I wear shade 113.
Ahh, sorry to be the first one to pop the high rating cherry here. Let me explain why I rated it so low.
After reading any reviews I could find on this online, I decided to take the risk and buy it from Sephora.com. After it arrived, I held on tight to the receipt. Although I hate returning makeup, $62 for such a small tube is one of those things I'm not just gonna throw back in my drawer if I don't like. And sadly, I did end up returning.
Yes, I knew this wasn't going to be full coverage even though I have scarring. Yes, I knew this wasn't made for oily skin even though I have the greasiest face ever. The only reason I bought it was because I saw so many reviews claiming this filled in pores and evened out texture. I have deep and non-deep pockmarks, chicken pox scarring, large pores, and all the other goodies that come with uneven textured skin. This didn't even out anything worth jack. I applied it thin (no difference at all) and thick (separated on the face). It's too moisturizing/creamy to be used under a finish powder. That will look cakey and grainy.
Don't believe all that "this percent water, this percent powder stuff" the company tries to make sound all scientific to convince you. It's a high priced tinted moisturizer. You can get the same thing at lower prices if all you're concerned about is moisturizing your skin.
Sorry for ruining Koh Gen Do's MUA ratings, but I couldn't let this one slip.
I used 113 and I'm an NC25.
This gives my skin a beautiful glow especially on photos! It has a very good coverage but Doesn't look like I have foundation on, just beautiful glowing healthy skin. Works well with foundation brush or beauty blender. So good! Loved by professionals too especially for hd films or shots. I have combination oily skin and it works fine. Have to blot my oily nose but it stays well on the rest of my face. Does not have any scent to it which I am grateful for.
I am in love with this foundation! This is not a top-rate foundation for nothing, anyways! It's long-wearing and moisturizing without feeling heavy on the skin. Oh, it looks perfect in photos too. Definitely, the perfect foundation for me (minus the expensive price)! :)
Here's my full review of the product: http://jesroque.blogspot.com/2012/08/koh-gen-do-moisture-foundation-in-013.html