No real issue here. In fact, I feel torn about it and might retrieve it back because I still think this is an excellent foundation.
I took some swatch pictures when I first opened it, so I decided to review on it after all. It does not seem there are many swatches of Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Moisture Foundation in shade 112, which is "a natural light ochre for yellow undertones".
Hopefully this post will help you out a little if you are planning an online purchase.
Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Moisture Foundation 112
This is a pricey one for sure. For $62 (plus tax), You only receive a 20g tube which is about 2/3 of what you'd normally get.
I don't feel too sour about the price or the amount I get after having read about how this foundation is made and supposed to perform, especially when I concur that it lives up to most of the claims.
Ingredient list looks simple and wholesome. I do not think I see any bad guys here, not even silicones although I do not really mind them (please correct me if I'm wrong).
Basically, this is a mineral foundation in a cream formulation that feels and looks great on your skin.
Since it is supposed to give more coverage than the brand's star product, Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation, I expected something heavier with more slip. Koh Gen Do Moisture Foundation is anything but.
It spreads evenly on the skin providing medium coverage and feels very light yet hydrating. It melds in seamlessly and looks even better hours later. I find it controls oil fairly well, too.
Most importantly, it feels so good on and it stays that way for a long time. You know that "I gotta take off this face" feeling at the end of the day no matter how light the foundation is? I hardly get that with Koh Gen Do Moisture Foundation.
(At this point, you'd wonder, "what is your problem, girl?")
Even the color match is great.
If you are about NC15-20 with neutral/cool yellow undertones, you can't really go wrong with this shade.
Comparison swatches with my current foundation rotation
They are all yellow based but different.
Interesting thing is that every shade works quite well on my skin looking very natural.
So here is my issue (more of a non-issue, really).
As you see from the comparison picture, Koh Gen Do Moisture Foundation is actually the closest match to my current skintone. Hence it provides the least of the color correction, which I need from a foundation to even out the ruddiness on my cheeks . Not that it does not provide sufficient coverage, but it looks too natural on my skin. (Yeah, that can be a problem, too. Sometimes.)
Now you understand my dilemma. I love how this foundation feels on not to mention it does not look half bad, but I guess I expected something, well, perfect.
Koh Gen Do Moisture Foundation is a little short of a perfection, and that is because I am being unreasonably picky in this case.
Have you tried Koh Gen Do Foundations?
I've learned that a perfect swatch does not necessarily guarantee the same on the face. Any similar experience?
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