Demo + Rave Review: Koh Gen Doh Aqua Foundation

And I’m back! :) Let me share one of the most annoying bits of law school with you guys– we have approximately 2 weeks of midterm exams, usually ending on a Wednesday. We do not get the rest of the week off so it’s straight back into regular class on Thursday. To make things worse, I have Saturday classes this semester. Needless to say, I am pooped. But at least I’m back on a regular schedule and I can finally get back to my ultimate de-stressing hobby: talking about makeup. ♥KGDA1When I bought the Koh Gen Doh Aqua Foundation (2,750.00 Php regular price, 1512.00 Php on sale) a couple of weeks ago I began testing it out immediately. The brand itself is Japanese and the foundation is made using a base of “the purest mineral-rich deep sea waters of Rausu, Japan.” It is a high definition product that also claims to keep skin moisturized and safe from UV rays. It promises a lot and is painfully expensive, but all the signs of it being a good foundation are already there. Made in Japan? Oh yes. Free of parabens, fragrance, and artificial colour? Ohhh yes. Reviewed and loved by  local and international beauty bloggers alike? You got it.

Before we get into the nitty gritty of it, I thought I would try something new and give you guys a little demo application and mini video review. Check it out if you are so inclined, but if you prefer to read reviews, the full review will be right below! ;)

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At Last

NMNew makeup (that I bought with my own money)! ♥ Just wanted to show you guys what I got since my makeup ban was lifted. New nail polish was definitely high on the priority list. I used to post NOTDs on Instagram a lot… maybe I’ll get back into that! That Revlon nail polish in Persuasion a beautiful plummy red with a gel-like finish. So beautiful.

New base products were also very high on my (long) list of new things to get. Is it just me or is the idea of living with just one foundation throughout an entire year a little crazy? My skin seems to change a lot and I’m not just talking about skin tone. Hmm. Anyway, I’m on the hunt for a good full coverage foundation, but the Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation was on offer at Beauty Bar (45% off until the 18th!) so I grabbed it. It gives light to medium build-able coverage and is a fave of Rae of The RAEviewer. The concealer in the photo is Laura Mercier’s Secret Camouflage in SC5. Going to save everything I have to say about it for the review! ;)

I’m rolling into midterm exams season right now so posts will be few and far between, but this is a little taste of what you can expect. Any new acquisitions on your end? :) Also let me know what your fave full coverage foundations are, pretty please! :)

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