For something that claims to be made of dragon tears and promises, it delivers. Everything is perfect except for color scheme (oc2 fits me I'm nc25-30 ATM but I think the new system color 213 would've been ever better), price, and packaging. Seriously? A loose magnetic closure cap with glass body is just asking for trouble. I almost dropped it twice.
First of all this is a medium coverage, not sheer. It's enough to cover everything except for dark spots and major redness in the first coat. Layer another on and you have perfect skin.
I had to use concealer for my acne scars (pigmented not textured.) The finish is like a satin studio fix fluid. It looks like makeup because your skin is hyper-perfect. I do still see some pores and my laugh lines but everything is softened. It's not as if it's a full coverage nor is it any Chanel vitalumiere aqua. The overall look is almost dewy if you don't set it.
Lasting power, however, is what takes the cake. It's not only that it lasts through 8 hours, but it lasts as if you've just applied foundation within the hour. Paired with hourglass no 28 primer, my nose flakes are nowhere to be seen. There's nothing sliding around, or caking in the corner, and nothing has disappeared from the picture. This is what makes it a step above other HE foundations, because many sheerer HE brand foundations may apply beautifully but look plain or boring after a workday. This stays!!
I will report back for any clogged pores or acne reactions within the month, but this is just wow. Some things are worth their price. It's hard to describe. It's like having the best makeup face in the world, not pretending that Im not wearing any.
Having spent thousands of dollars on every high end or organic foundation in existence I can say this is the only foundation I can wear on a daily basis. Sheer natural coverage, DOESN'T MAKE ME BREAK OUT, okay lasting power, doesn't give me pimples, some SPF protection, did I mention my skin stays clear wearing this???? I love it. I wish it had a little more lasting power and coverage, but on weekends I just wear some powder over it and have a flawless complexion. Def buy again.
Based on my sample of PK1 this is not for me, and this is the lightest and pinkest of the color selection available. I found this color very, very yellow, the formula rather greasy and the coverage far too sheer to be of value to me. Lastly this enhanced my small pores. Clearly on my pale PPP skin tone this looked sickly sallow. Pass.
Koh Gen Do is a Japanese makeup brand specializing in HD makeup. I currently have the Aqua Foundation in OC-1, which is a pretty good match for my Mac NC20 skin tone. I would say that the coverage this foundation gives is buildable, with the initial pump being a sheer-to-light coverage foundation (buildable to medium coverage). The finish is beautiful--a slight luminosity emanates from the skin. The foundation is dispensed through a pump, which is very convenient and avoids unsanitary contamination.
I initially purchased PK-1 because this seemed to be the more popular choice (compared to OC-1)--even for fair, warm-skinned gals. However, I found PK-1 not as effective at covering the redness I battle with around my nose--PK-1 was returned in favor of OC-1. That being said, do not expect this foundation to cover significant flaws. If you're looking for a truly flawless face, you will either need to pair this foundation with concealer or skip this foundation all together. Or, you may prefer the heavier coverage of the Maifanshi Moisture Foundation. I actually prefer a relatively natural-looking face, so the Aqua Foundation is just right for me.
This is awesome. I will always repurchase. I've been using this foundation for about a year and a half and I always come back to it. I am always looking for "the" perfect foundation and get sometimes get bored and try new foundations, but I keep coming back to this. I love it because it is SO hard to find a foundation with 1. "good" ingredients, 2. unfragranced, 3. good coverage, 4. doesn't feel heavy, feels like your skin can "breathe," 5. gives a luminous/airbrushed finish without sparkles or glitter-, 6. never looks cakey, doesn't oxidize-- and this foundation does ALL of these things. At least on my normal/dry skin it does. And major score for me, it has sun protection that is a 100% physical sunscreen. I don't like using chemical sunscreens and so many products have it, even high end like Chanel. Which is so frustrating. But KGD gets it right and I love it. It is expensive but for what you get I think it's really worth it. There are many similarly priced foundation (or higher) that don't perform as well, are smelly and have less than impressive ingredients. Packaging is my favorite kind (pump dispenser, hygienic yay), my only wish is that the bottle was plastic and not glass. The frosted glass bottle is beautiful but not practical for traveling, not to mention worries about it shattering if I drop it. This foundation is difficult to find in stores for in-person swatching, but you can get a trial kit from the company's website, and I have heard their customer service will help you pick a shade by phone. I think others have said this already but the "OC" colors are "ochre" ie yellow based shades, the "PK" shades are pink based, and BE is beige so an equal balance of yellow and pink. Really really lovely foundation. If you are in NYC, I've seen this at the Sephora in the meatpacking district (and union square too I think), as well as Barneys.
This is a beautiful, luxurious foundation in every sense. The frosted glass bottle is gorgeous, and so is the product inside. I hesitate giving it '5 stars' only because I think you do need to begin with relatively flawless skin in order to have it work for you and be satisfied (i.e. feel like you're getting your money's worth). I fall into that category, so I'm very pleased with this foundation. It gives sheer, light, natural-looking coverage; it's completely undetectable on the skin.This will make you look like you have a perfect glowly complexion and not look like your wearing makeup.
This foundation is similar to a tinted moisturizer, which makes me like it more than most. In fact, based on its claims, I think that's what it is. It's runny as many have said, but that helps make it more spreadable/blendable. One pump is plenty. The finish is believable. My one complaint is the range of shades. I have OC-3, which would be pretty ashy on me if I had a tan. The price is a bit obscene, but I can't say I'm not happy with it. Good foundation is hard to find!
I love this product. I have combination skin and visible pores. I don't like to wear much makeup. This foundation gives me just the right amount of coverage and looks incredibly natural. Better-than-my-skin skin! I use PK-0. Definitely recommend.
I was so excited to get this foundation! I read many positive reviews so I guess I did have some high expectations.
The foundation come in a frosty glass with a pump. Yay for no bacteria in my makeup! The instructions say 2-4 pumps depending on the kind of coverage you're looking for. I started off with one. The consistency is a bit thin and runny. It applies so well onto the skin though. It almost melds in with your skin tone. Coverage with one pump is light to medium. The finish appears satiny and glow, not matte at all. Skin just looks luminous, natural and healthy. It feels great too. It has held up for me for about 5-6 hours which is fine. I got OC-3. I'm about an nc30-35, probably leaning towards the 35 more with slight yellow tones.
Will definitely repurchase again.
I wore this for a week straight on a trip and I was constantly being complimented on my skin.
I LOVE this foundation. Love it, love it, love it. The finish is luminous but mattifying, and applies beautifully alone and on top of a primer. Lasts all day and doesn't break me out.
That being said, it's pricey and color-matching is difficult. I'm a brunette NW20/MUFE 117/UD 2.0 and PK-2 is a pretty close match to my skin.
I love how this looks, and I love the pump bottle. I would say this is my HG, but I'm too product-ADD to commit.