Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Mineral Eye Shadow Palette N 302: Review, Swatch, Photos

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If you're a fan of Asian beauty products, then I am more than certain that you're familiar with Japanese brand Koh Gen Do. So far I have tried the Maifanshi Moisture Concealer which was a hit,  and Fresh Face blush, unfortunately a miss. For reference, Koh Gen Do's products are devoid of artificial colors, fragrance, petroleum and mineral oil; they are also cruelty-free.

Not too long ago, HauteLook (invite here) featured Koh Gen Do. Half-awake, the impulsive side of moi triumphed and purchased Maifanshi Mineral Eye Shadow Palette N 302, a limited edition  released last year. (regular retail $59, net wt. 0.18 oz/ 5g).



According to the website, these eyeshadows possess anti-aging properties for a softer and smoother eye area. While it might be true, I wasn't primarily swayed by its promise. You know my stance; aging is inevitable and the fountain of youth remains a myth. 

Ingredients:
TALC, DIMETHICONE, BORON NITRIDE, NYLON-12, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS SEED OIL, CETYL ETHYLHEXANOATE, SORBITAN OLEATE, ALUMINA, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, COCOS NUCIFERA OIL, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, TOCOPHEROL, SODIUM LAUROYL GLUTAMATE, LYSINE, MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE, WATER, SQUALANE, PYRIDOXINE TRIS-HEXYLDECANOATE, BYTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER, TREMELLA FUCIFORMIS POLYSACCHARIDE, ASCORBYL TETRAISOPALMITATE, HYDROXYPROLINE, HYROLYZED COLLAGEN, PERILLA OCYMOIDES SEED OIL, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, HYDROLYZED ELASTIN, SODIUM HYALURONATE, SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATE, GINKGO BILOBA LEAF EXTRACT, ASCORBYL, PALMITATE (+/-) MICA, IRON OXIDES, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, ULTRAMARINES, CARMINE, FERRIC FERROCYANIDE, SILICA, TIN OXIDE

Maifanshi Mineral Eye Shadow Palette N (302) is housed in a clickable, sleek, lacquer-type case. The stunning red top with KGD initials adds a luxurious feel to the palette. The mirror is almost the size of the palette, big enough to use when there's no decent mirror around a.k.a quick touch-ups. It has two double-sided applicators, they're cheapo quality (as to be expected) so straight to trash, no bueno. This particular palette has four shades: copper-bronze, brown, purple, light gold.

Now that you know the nitty, let's unravel the gritty.


Right off the bat, these eyeshadows are sheen and moderately-pigmented so for a more intense look, I recommend applying them wet. The texture is soft and smooth, it's a bit powdery from the pan but still applies seamless. Worn over an eye primer, it lasted nine hours and was completely budge-free. If you're into classic and neutral shades, Koh Gen Do is a nice addition to your stash.

For my eye makeup below, I used all four shades: copper-bronze on eyelids, light gold on brow bone, brown on crease, and purple on outer corner and lower lash line. The barely-there lipstick is also from Koh Gen Do (Maifanshi BE02 Coral Beige).



Do you own anything from Koh Gen Do?

Kathryne

49 comments:

  1. that is one FABULOUS eye look! <3 Love it

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  2. Your eye look is beautiful. I like the lipstick, also. :)

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  3. the shades are very interesting but they work together so well

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  4. Love the look you created! I saw KGD on Hautelook a few weeks ago, and now you make me wish I purchased a few palettes.

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    1. I'm pretty sure they'll be featured again so be on the lookout.

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  5. Oh my! These colors are gorgeous!! I've never heard of this brand!

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  6. Koh Gen Doh makes amazing foundation. I love it and have to write a proper review. Your eyes look fabulous, those colors are stunning!

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    1. that's one thing I want to try. It's just that I need to personally see and test the swatch

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  7. Ok so seriously we need to go shopping. I literally just bought some tinted moisturizer from Koh Gen Do and the cleansing Water after reading millions of great things. I think now I need to add eye shadow. Gorgeous girl! Simply gorgeous!!! Thanks for another Kat enabling post!

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    1. LOL! Jamie, our taste in makeups and purchases are pulling us closer and closer! I will seriously go bankrupt with you as my shopping buddy!!!!

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  8. You did a beautiful look here! I tried some skin care products from the brand and I was pretty impressed with them!

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    1. thanks Judy! I'm happy to know you like KGD

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  9. Great palette. I like the look you created.

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  10. Great look! I generally prefer intense pigment, but even sheer they are pretty.

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    1. me too but it's nice to switch from time to time. #womenproblems

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  11. I really like that eye look! I thought the shades would be too sheer, but they look awesome on you.

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  12. I´ve never heard of this brand, but this eyeshadow palette looks very cool! Love the look you created!

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    1. thank you Leelo. KGD earned a good rep w/ their line of foundations...

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  13. Your eye look is stunning! What a great palette!

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  14. Kath, I love your eye look girl... it's beautiful. I have never tried anything from Koh Gen Do and I always wonder if it is a brand I will like.

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    1. KGD has strong cult following w/ their foundations so that's the next item I really want to try

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  15. That palette is gorgeous! It looks amazing on you!

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  16. This is gorgeous on you, Kath...what a fabulous post. I love the Koh Gen Do base products and Spa Water and now am inspired to try this palette ; )

    xoxo,

    --The Beauty Professor

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    1. thanks Rachel. I would love to try KGD foundation, if only I can personally swatch it in-store. I've searched high and low here but can't find it so I will have to rely online, including your swatches!

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  17. I don't own any Koh Gen Do products but would love to try this palette. It's beautiful!

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  18. Interesting shades to put together but they work so well!

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  19. Never tried the eyeshadows. I love the look you did--very classy!

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  20. These colors look great on you and that red packaging is STUNNING!

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  21. What a pretty palette! It would have been nice to have a little stronger pigmentation would be nice, but they look like they are still workable as is :)

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  22. What a beautiful palette. I don't own anything from this brand, but I'm definitely interested.

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  23. lovely palette and eye look you created!

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  24. The eyeshadows compliment each other fairly well

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  25. ohh..your eyes are gorgeous! Big fan of Koh Gen Do over here.

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