Koh Gen Do Makeup Primer Review, Swatches, Photos

Koh Gen Do Makeup Primer, in the color base yellow, is a purchase I made online at Sephora in the beginning of October, and I’m ready to give a full review. Koh Gen Do Makeup Primer is also available at their online store.  This was not available in my local Sephora, that’s why I ordered online.

This review is for Koh Gen Do yellow base color only; this may not be appropriate for your skin needs or skin tone. The Koh Gen Do yellow base specifies it is for fair to medium skin tones. However, Koh Gen Do has three other base colors to check out: lavender pink, pearl white, and green. Each one is formulated for specific needs, but all are designed to “Set the Stage for Flawless Skin”

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Koh Gen Do is cruelty free, and there are no artificial colors, fragrance, petroleum based mineral oil, or parabens.  

Koh Gen DoKoh Gen Do Makeup Primer claims to be able to help with?

To set the “stage for perfect high definition makeup” Koh Gen Do Makeup Primer diffuse diffuse redness, brighten and controls uneven skin tones, hides blemishes, minimizes pores, and smooths the appearance of the skin. Also provides UV protection.

Everything that Koh Gen Do Makeup Primer claims to be able to do, is accurate.

 

I love that the Primer is in a tube. Just squeeze out what you need.

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As many times as I tried to take a photo of before and after applying the Primer on my face, I felt my camera was not doing it justice. So, instead, I’ll show you first what the yellow base Primer looks like on my arm.

 There is too much product!!

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Very important! I in no way put this large amount of product on my face. It’s just easier to show you a large swatch. In fact, although the Koh Gen Do Makeup Primer is $48.00 (Net Wt. 0.88 oz. / 25 g), it is very economical, as only a small amount is needed. Apply a thin, sheer layer on areas that you want to address. Tap lightly into your skin to blend. Koh Gen Do warns that if you use too much/ too many layers of the product, it will not only gather in creases, but it will not stabilize your foundation if you apply that after.

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Despite applying way too much of the Primer in the previous photo, I blended it into my forearm (photo above). It spreads very easily, as it’s very silky. The photo above is a closeup camera shot, and under a very bright light, too. This is an attempt to show what my experience was in “real life,” with the Koh Gen Do Primer. On my face, it always makes my pores look almost undetectable, and allows me to either just add some blush, or, when I apply foundation, the Koh Gen Do Primer creates a very smooth surface. It’s also great to use under my eyes to cover my dark circles.

What else is wonderful about the Koh Gen Do Primer? It has botanical extracts, and in addition to being very moisturizing, has an SPF16 factor for some sun protection. I am not suggesting you use this as your only protection against the sun’s rays. Especially, as you are not covering your whole face!

There is nothing that I don’t love about this primer. Again, yellow may not work for you, so check out the other three colors available. Here is Koh Gen Do photo of all four primer colors.

Koh Gen Do Primers

 

Ingredients of Koh Gen Do Yellow Base Color:

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Moisturizing Ingredients: HYDROLYZED HYALURONIC ACID, GLUCOSYL CERAMIDE
Conditioning Ingredients: COIX LACRYMA-JOBI MA-YUEN SEED EXTRACT, REHMANNIA GLUTINOSA ROOT EXTRACT
Active Ingredients: ZINC OXIDE 10.2%, TITANIUM DIOXIDE 3.4%

Inactive Ingredients: WATER,CYCLOPENTASILOXANE,GLYCOL,ISONONYL POLYDIMETHYLSILOXYETHYL DIMETHICONE, POLYGLYCERYL-2 TRIISOSTEARATE, DIMETHICONE, KAOLIN, NYLON-12, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, VINYL DIMETHICONE / METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, HDI / TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE,POLYGLYCERYL-2 DIISOSTEARATE, DIMETHICONE / VINYL DIMETHICONE
TRIETHOXYSILYLETHYL DIMETHICONE,PEG-9 DIMETHICONE, MAGNESIUM SULFATE,BUTYLENE GLYCOL, SILICA, POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, MICA, GLYCERIN, SODIUM CITRATE, HYDROLYZED HYALURONIC ACID, PENTASODIUM PENTETATE, ARCTOSTAPHYLOS UVA URSI LEAF EXTRACT, CITRIC ACID, GLUCOSYL CERAMIDE, ALPHA-GLUCAN, MITRACARPUS SCABER EXTRACT, REHMANNIA GLUTINOSA ROOT EXTRACT, MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE, MORUS ALBA ROOT EXTRACT, COIX LACRYMA-JOBI MA-YUEN SEED EXTRACT

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Comments

  1. I would love to try this! I doubt if my local Sephora has it too so online is the way to go.

  2. The Lacquer Factor says:

    I have been looking for a new primer. I will be trying this for sure!

  3. I’ve noticed this brand at Sephora but don’t know much about it. Do you find this primer counteracts redness?

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!! <3

    • Yes, it does. If I put some product around my nose, and other areas where I have redness, it has worked great!! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Let me know if you have any more questions! xo

  4. Jessica ITB says:

    These look super awesome!

  5. Awesome. Thank a lot for posting that since I haven’t seen this reviewed anywhere else!

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