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
The Moisture Foundation is my absolute favorite foundation of all time, hands down! I've used everything, and have been using Temptu Pro Silicone based foundation for the last two years. Never heard of this brand until I got on Barneys website. It is on the expensive side, but it's so concentrated you literally need a pea size for the entire face. Blends extremely well, wears well and looks amazing when you use the Natural Lighting Powder. Can't say enough about this brand. I do blend two shades together though because the darkest in the Ochre is not quite dark enough, but they make three shades for darker skin, so I add a tiny bit of 103 to the 123 and it's perfect. It's an initial investment having to use two shades, but it should last for quite awhile. I'm also using the Yellow Makeup Base and I love that! Like silk on your skin! Highly recommend this brand!
A very nice foundation, goes on well, great match until... it turned orange on me.
This is a good foundation that gives sheer to medium coverage. I tend to get very dry in winter and this foundation does provide the extra moisturization I need without looking greasy. It lasts all day and does not oxidize on my skin. The tube makes it easy to travel with. Not my HG though, plus, it is very expensive in that you only get 20gms unlike the standard 30 grams/mil for most foundations.
What you absolutely have to know about this product before you buy it is:
#1 It wears like a TM not a Foundation. Coverage is light to medium and you really have to slather it on to get to medium - however, it's so light weight that you won't really feel it even if you do slather it on.
#2 This foundation is designed for unevenness in TEXTURE *not* unevenness in COLOR. I have a great number of acne scars. The ones that are ice-pick/box-car/due-to-collagen-loss look 100x better after I apply this. The ones that are red/brown/manifest-as-discoloration are absolutely NOT AT ALL covered by this.
#3 This shit stays on your face. Not kidding. I went for a 30min swim yesterday and when I got out of the pool it was still there.
That said, I've only been using this for 3 days so I can't comment yet on acne/pore clogging properties but I love it so far.