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Jul 6, 2009

DHC Rose Beauty Gel Foundation Review

It's such a terrible shame we aren't privy to some of the DHC cosmetics that are offered in Japan. I spoke to you briefly about the DHC Rose Beauty Collection that was released some time ago in Japan and even reviewed the DHC Rose Beauty Shiny Color Base for you in a prior post.

Today I thought I'd haul out my DHC Rose Beauty Gel Foundation which I'm loving all over at the moment and give you a brief review!

Jump ahead for it!

As pretty and romantic as I found the DHC Rose Beauty Collection, I admit that many of the products were a fail with me including the base which turned out to be just another meh product. However, bless be that the DHC Rose Beauty Gel Foundation was such a winner for me.

Available for almost retail at Imomoko, DHC Rose Beauty Gel Foundation is a thick, creamy, heavily pigmented foundation that creates a beautiful flawless finish to skin. The foundation comes housed in a sweet little pink pot with a rose top and a spatula for spooning out the foundation (so your hands are digging around in the jar).

Although gel is in the name I wouldn't say it was gel-like in consistency. It's more of a heavy, moisturizing foundation. A little goes a very long way at prepping face for makeup. I'd say the coverage is medium but can be pressed to full coverage if you layer it well. It covers flaws, minor imperfections, dullness, and uneven skin tone quite well with a nice dewy finish. I don't know if I'd recommend this for oily skin as it's quite heavy and moisturizing. Dry skin and possibly combination skin types should be in heaven with the blend (particularly those with dry skin). The foundation applies beautifully well without oxidizing on the skin after a few hours of wear. My foundation is known for oxidizing but this stays true and wears well for at least 5-6 hours.

I ended up with the lightest shade, I believe there are three shades total. I should have gotten the middle shade as the lighter of the three is just a bit too porcelain but after I have my full makeup on it looks quite nice. Possibly the only thing I'd change about the foundation is the size. It's rather huge for the price and I worry I won't get through it before it goes bad as that's a whole LOT of foundation especially considering it's quite pigmented so a drop is all you need.

Overall, I'd say DHC Gel Foundation is a winner! Quite nice but I believe it's LE which is rather sad as it's a great product.

Nice one!

Loves it!

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Anonymous MandyP said...

Sadly, I couldn't find this on Imomoko, but I'd be willing to give it a try as I love DHC's skincare line. The Cleansing oil, AHA Lotion and Retino-A Essence work wonders on my skin.

July 6, 2009 at 5:39 PM  
Blogger Tohnia said...

Hi Muse! Since you seem to be the expert in Asian cosmetics, I was wondering if you could help me. My mom is going to Korea to teach for a month, and said that she'd haul some Korean skincare/cosmetics for her and myself. Can you give any recommendations for brand? I'd love to get some BB creams, but I don't know what brands I should tell her to look for.

July 6, 2009 at 8:48 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

aw sorry mandy.

try evil's about 12.99-14.99 on there.

dhc cosmetic line should expand more in the US :-D

July 7, 2009 at 9:21 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi tohnia.

have you looked under my korean brands tags? I have ALOT of reviews and info about korean brands under the tag :-D


plenty of bb info as well and reviews :-D

Some brands I love are Etude House, Missha, Banila Co, Laneige, Skin79, Dr Jart...and a zillion others hehe :-D

Do take a look through my archives it's a fountain of info!

hope it helps!

July 7, 2009 at 9:24 AM  
Blogger Lucy said...

hi :) sorry if this is a stupid quesion but what does LE mean?

July 26, 2009 at 9:16 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi lucy

sorry for the delayed reply!

not stupid at all

LE=Limited Edition :D

August 18, 2009 at 4:31 PM  

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