|Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation in BE-1 and OC-2…a perfect pairing.|
|Whenever I take pictures of product outside, Jethro gets madly curious and must stand in front of the lens!|
According to the Koh Gen Do website…
Aqua Foundation is made with the deep sea waters of Rausu, Japan.
It balances the conditions of ions on the skin surface with rich minerals and nutrients.These minerals are close in composition of the human body which makes it easier to absorb and moisturize efficiently.
True ‘luster’ can only be seen on skin that is brimming with moisture. We achieved the proper balance of moisture to bring you this truly lustrous look. The golden ratio of 45% water, 35% emollients, and 20% powder combined for the perfect balance. Too much moisture does not provide coverage. Our goal was to create a beautiful lustrous skin with a translucent finish with enough coverage, even throughout the long, harsh film shots.
|The Aqua Foundation features 1.01 ounces of product housed within a frosted glass bottle with a pump.|
|I love that this foundation does not contain fragrance, mineral oils sulfates or parabens while still providing SPF protection!|
|The sheerness yet buildability of the foundation enables it to be applied with a brush, sponge or even your fingers.|
|BE-1 is suitable for NC 20 skin with yellow undertones.|
|I first ordered OC-2 last summer when my skin was around an NC 30. It has a lovely golden undertone!|
|Side by side…BE-1 and OC-2.|
|A mixture of equal parts BE-1 and OC-2 on the face in outdoor lighting. This was picture was taken at the end of a long day of teaching…it lasts for well over 8 hours with primer, but does get a bit “glowy” with time!|
|A mixture of equal parts BE-1 and OC-2 freshly applied in indoor lighting. Note the more matte finish that comes with a fresh application. I am also wearing a bit of Rouge Bunny Rouge Bronzer in Netherway Cove and the Spring 2012 Laura Mercier Lip Print in Nude Pink with a dollop of Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Orange Tulip (fast becoming a new favorite!)|
Bottom Line: Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation, which comes in eight shades, offers SPF 15 protection and sheer to medium buildable coverage that gets more luminous as the day goes on. It can be applied with a brush, sponge or even fingers and seems to just “melt” into the skin after a few moments, making its texture virtually imperceptible to the naked eye. The science, quality and innovation behind this foundation make it a worthy contender!