So I walked in the Beauty Bar at Rockwell one day to find out that Koh Gen Do foundations were on sale (and they still are–go, now!). A thud in my chest, a gasp, but I was trying to be nonchalant, really. I’ve been hearing so many good things about this brand but it was always way above my budget–Php2,500 for foundation seemed too much for me. But it was 50% off. You have to be proud of my restraint, really, because I walked away that day, as fast as I can.
The man friend and I took a trip around Laguna and somehow we ended up at the Sta. Rosa Outlet place, and I looked for this at their Beauty Bar branch. Apparently it was only sold in Metro Manila. Then I looked for it at the Beauty Bar in Gateway Mall–apparently Koh Gen Do wasn’t sold there, too. Like a crazed woman, I went back to Rockwell, shamelessly giving in.
This line has 8 shades, I believe–the PKs pink-toned, while the OCs, yellow-toned. While the SA insisted that OC-1 best suited my face, I had to remember that my face is almost always lighter than the rest of my body, moreso now that I use the Maracuja Oil (please refer to the last post). There were only two OC colors, and both of which seem rather far apart from each other in terms of shade. OC-1 was lighter, a bit close to my face shade but lighter, I think. OC-2 was two or three shades darker. I chose OC-2 because I’ve been hating the fact that I always have to struggle with the fact that I might look like I have too heavy and too light foundation on, even without actually having foundation on my face. It turned out to be a pretty good match, I think. But then again, I just bought this the other day.
Koh Gen Do’s Aqua Foundation comes in a sturdy frosted glass bottle with a pump–hurrah! I love the heavy feel of the bottle. This foundation promises to provide “sheer flawless finish that minimizes pores and imperfections”.
This is a water-based foundation apparently containing the “purest mineral-rich deep sea waters of Rausu, Japan” together with “superbly moisturizing White Birch Sap” that keeps skin soft and clear.
Beautiful promises, really, but what strikes me the most is this promise written here:
This is OC-2 on my hands, which looks rather dark at first but blends out beautifully. I know this shade will be even more perfect with summer just a couple of months away. The foundation has a watery consistency and feels very soft and satin-y. I detect nothing sparkly in there, just the right amount of sheen. It also does not contain artificial colors, fragrance, petroleum based mineral oil or parabens.
I’m really excited to about this foundation and I’ll be wearing this on Saturday, for a tattoo session in the morning to a gig/tattoo session at night and I’ll let you know how it fares!
Have you tried anything from Koh Gen Do? How was your experience with the brand?