Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Koh Gen Do Moisture Concealer Review & Swatches

 Purchased by me (Affiliate links)
According to Koh Gen Do,

Moisture Concealer is an advanced concealer, with skincare benefits, that covers discolorations, dark circles, and primes your eyelids, all in one easy palette. Gentle moisturizing botanical ingredients take care of areas prone to dryness, such as under the eyes, where concealers are usually most needed. The smooth, soft texture applies evenly, allowing sheer layering that applies perfectly onto skin with long-wearing results. Koh Gen Do uses cutting edge technology to create products for achieving high-definition looks, making it a cinch to apply base makeup like a pro.

Gentle moisturizing botanical ingredients take care of areas prone to dryness, such as under the eyes, where concealers are usually most needed. The smooth, soft texture applies evenly, allowing sheer layering that fits perfectly onto your skin with long wearing results. Moisture Concealer also includes pearl powders for great coverage. The pearl powders and pure mineral pigments camouflage blemishes, freckles and general discolorations of the skin and deflect the redness that lighting can intensify. For all skin types, it will leave your skin looking natural without cakiness while giving increased coverage.

Not only is this concealer formulated with skincare benefits, but it is also made without: Parabens, Synthetic Fragrances, Synthetic Dyes, Phthalates, GMOs, Petrolium-based Mineral Oil, or Triclosan.
Suggested Usage:
Dark: For dark undereye circles. Neutralizes bluish dark shadows. (Apply a lighter concealer or foundation after this shade is applied, being careful not to blend but stipple/dab the color on top to cover.)
Medium: Cover discolorations.
Light: Use as a base on the eyelids to even and brighten. Apply around the nasolabial fold to diffuse the line.

New Moisture Concealer with a Perfect Texture for Application and a Gentle Formulation for Your Skin A new advanced skin care integrated concealer that covers discolorations, dark circles and primes your eyelids, all in one palette! The use of cutting edge technology to create products that achieve high definition looks makes it easy to apply base makeup like a pro.

Koh Gen Do suggests that their Moisture Concealer contains four individually shaped powders that cover, blend and fit perfectly onto your skin for that flawless finish:

Flat, skin adhering-shaped powder for that long lasting wear.

Prism-shaped with the newest color coating technology used to add more iridescence to the red, yellow and white pearly powders that gives a natural dewy luster on the skin.

Round, oil-absorbing shape with indentations to keep that perfect fit.

Round shape with moisturizing amino acid to prevent dryness.
My experience: Moisture Concealer is a lovely moisturizing concealer that offers many color correcting possibilities to conceal dark circles, spots, and unsightly blemishes. The three shades can also be custom blended to create the perfect color match with a natural slightly dewy finish. It does have the obvious limitation that it will only work for pale and medium complexions- a true pity since this formula is so lovely and would appeal to a great many more people.

As a person who often gets dark circles, I first apply the dark shade to that area (either with a concealer brush or with my finger) and blend it in. If I am particularly tired I do often have to apply a second layer and blend it until the dark circles are neutralized. The concealer is very creamy and spreads very easily without any tugging or pulling, and it offers buildable coverage. Afterward I mix the three colors and apply it to the remainder of my under eye area until I achieve just the right color so as to look natural.

I find that the Moisture Concealer does not crease, fade, or settle into fine lines on me, but your mileage may vary. Many concealers dry out my under eye area, and then they look unnatural with a terrible flaky finish. but this is not at all the case with Moisture Concealer thanks to the Shea Butter, Jojoba Seed Oil, Perilla Ocymoides Seed Oil and Olive Squalane.

Koh Gen Do suggests that their Moisture Concealer can also be used as an eye shadow primer, but I have not tried it in this capacity to determine whether or not I like it as a primer, but I do love it as a concealer!
Key Ingredients: 
-Shea Butter
-Jojoba Seed Oil
-Perilla Ocymoides Seed Oil
-Olive Squalane

All ingredients: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate, Synthetic Wax, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Phytosteryl/Isostearyl/Cetyl/Stearyl/Behenyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Glyceryl Behenate/Eicosadioate, Phytosteryl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate, Tocopherol, Squalane, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Perilla Ocymoides Seed Oil, Palmitoyl Proline, Butylene Glycol, Silk Powder, Water, Glycerin, Sodium Palmitoyl Sarcosinate, Magnesium Palmitoyl Glutamate, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Palmitic Acid, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract Punica Granatum Extract, Ascorbyl Palmitate. Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Flower Extract, Royal Jelly Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Silica, Iron Oxides, Iron Oxides, Ultramarines, Barium Sulfate, Talc, Tin Oxide, Aluminum Hydroxide.
Overall assessment: An excellent concealer, indeed! This concealer is well with your consideration if the colors will work for you.

$54.00 from Sephora, Barneys and Koh Gen Do (Affiliate links). Stock photo from Koh Gen Do.

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  1. I love good concealers. I may need to try this one because until now I have not been able to find a color corrector that works for me, that doesnt cake, crack, and look overall like a job poorly done :/
    I was wondering if you can suggest an antique gold eyeshadow for the fall, Helen. I am about NC20 if that serves as reference.
    Have a gorgeous Wednesday :)

    1. This is definitely worth looking into. It definitely doesn't cake, crack, or look terrible or artificial. I like it, and think that it is very high quality. It's definitely worth going and swatching to see if you like the consistency. It's definitely nice having some color customizing options, but as I said-- it's limited to those with light-medium toned skin-- which really is a shame. I wish that they had one for darker complexions as well.

      Ahhhhh, the lovely antique gold. Did you see this post that I did a while ago:

      From that selection I would say Giorgio Armani Khaki Pulse and Rouge Bunny Rouge Abyssinian Catbird, but the one that I don't have is Le Metier de Beaute Chameleon-- which has been on my list for a while. GORGEOUS! xoxox

    2. I did see that post and it was amazing! I own and love a couple of your favorites. I was thinking about something perhaps less green (which I love love love for the Greek goddess look. Abyssinian catbird being my favorite) and a little bit more fall-ish (can I even say that?) perhaps with more black? I am not sure how to describe it actually. I need some fall in my life. NYC is starting to get cooler and I am so ready to embrace it. I want a different makeup look this fall: a bit melancholic, hazy yet warm. Do I make sense? Perhaps not :( I need a change in my life and makeup always help me along with a new haircut.

    3. Have you looked at the Laura Mercier Baked Eye Shadow in Black Gold? It's gorgeous, but a bit on the sparkly side, but definitely worth looking at. If you wanted to really add more depth you could later it on a black eyeliner. She also has a gorgeous Black Gold Eye Kohl. I would say that it is worth a trip to Sephora to check out. It might be just what a girl in NYC needs in order to embrace the season change!!!!!!!! A new haircut always helps too!!!!! xoxoxox

    4. Thanks Helen! Will do. I have a Sephora quite close to me and I am dying for this "physical" change to manifest along with some serenity! I just love how much you know about makeup.
      Thanks again and have a great weekend!

    5. My pleasure! I think that they are both worth looking at. The Baked eyeshadow was a touch too sparkly for me, but the Black Gold Eye Kohl looked perfect!!!!!!! Let me know if you like them!! You have a lovely weekend too! xoxox

  2. Hmmm...interesting and impressive indeed! This seems like a great product to try out based on your review. Love the shade and I see that it blends well with the skin. Its really a worth a try. I'll check on this.

    1. Hi Margaret,

      Koh Gen Do really does make extraordinary products. This is a really nice concealer-- and it is well worth checking out. I love their foundations, eye shadows, highlighter, and clansing water as well. It's just a wonderful line! :-)

  3. Hi Margaret,

    Koh Gen Do really does make extraordinary products. This is a really nice concealer-- and it is well worth checking out.I love their foundations, eye shadows, highlighter, and cleansing water as well. It's just a wonderful line! :-)

  4. I totally agree! I have been using this for quite a while now. I just didn't have the time to write about it ;-)

    1. Isn't it awesome stuff, Kath! I know just what you mean-- I have so many things that I still haven't had time to review!!!!!! Have a wonderful evening! ;-)


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