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

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49 Comments

  1. April 29, 2014 / 7:44 am

    Your eye look is beautiful. I like the lipstick, also. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. April 29, 2014 / 12:55 pm

    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.

    • April 30, 2014 / 8:20 am

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

  3. April 29, 2014 / 1:26 pm

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

  4. April 29, 2014 / 1:28 pm

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

    • April 30, 2014 / 8:21 am

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

  5. April 29, 2014 / 2:43 pm

    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!

    • April 30, 2014 / 8:23 am

      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!!!!

  6. April 29, 2014 / 3:05 pm

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

  7. April 29, 2014 / 3:08 pm

    Great palette. I like the look you created.

  8. April 29, 2014 / 3:38 pm

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

    • April 30, 2014 / 8:23 am

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

  9. April 29, 2014 / 4:07 pm

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

  10. April 29, 2014 / 4:25 pm

    I LOVE your eye look!

  11. April 29, 2014 / 7:38 pm

    Iยดve never heard of this brand, but this eyeshadow palette looks very cool! Love the look you created!

    • April 30, 2014 / 8:24 am

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

  12. April 29, 2014 / 9:10 pm

    Your eye look is stunning! What a great palette!

  13. April 29, 2014 / 10:09 pm

    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.

    • April 30, 2014 / 8:25 am

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

  14. April 29, 2014 / 11:50 pm

    That palette is gorgeous! It looks amazing on you!

  15. April 30, 2014 / 12:21 am

    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

    • April 30, 2014 / 8:26 am

      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!

  16. April 30, 2014 / 12:52 am

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

  17. April 30, 2014 / 1:06 am

    Interesting shades to put together but they work so well!

  18. April 30, 2014 / 1:40 am

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

  19. April 30, 2014 / 1:58 am

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

  20. April 30, 2014 / 3:24 am

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. April 30, 2014 / 5:56 am

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

  22. April 30, 2014 / 1:46 pm

    lovely palette and eye look you created!

  23. April 30, 2014 / 7:06 pm

    The eyeshadows compliment each other fairly well

  24. April 30, 2014 / 7:09 pm

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

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