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Who hasn't suffered from those things? I know that I sure have. If you're like me, you've probably gone through what feels like hundreds of products looking for that special one. The one that combats all those irritating things listed above. It can be overwhelming searching and trying dozens of different products to find your diamond in the rough.
All of my life, even as a teenager, I've suffered from dark circles under my eyes. People used to ask me if someone hit me and I would kind of just stare at them for a moment. Sadly, it's just one of those genetic things that can't be changed. After I had my son, they got darker. Then came the breakouts. Before him, I never had many because I'm one of those people who obsess over their skin and want it to always look flawless. After all those oh so fun hormonal changes, I break out all the time now.
I'm not one to blush but some days, it looks like it's all I do because my cheeks just get so red. It's usually the worst in the winter and with the slowly changing weather, it's getting to be that time again. On top of that, the areas around my red spots, they seem to be uneven in color sometimes. I feel like there are mornings where I just can't win because of everything happening at once.
If you're like me, it's frustrating for you. All you really want to do is cover all your flaws and feel beautiful. You want to feel flawless and really, who doesn't actually want that?
During my search for that diamond in the rough, I found that special product that combats all those nasty things above. I've gone through bottles and bottles of it because it's amazing.
You're wondering what that product is, aren't you?
Without further ado, I'm going to tell you it's the Lock-It Foundation by the beautiful Kat Von D. This stuff, it's absolutely incredible and it will cover breakouts, red patches, dark circles, and so much more. If you want a flawless and perfect full coverage foundation, you want this one. The application is a little tricky the first time but it's worth. Just grab that beauty blender and get to work ladies.
Now, some of you might be wondering what kind of shades are available. Well, let me just tell you she's got everything under the sun. Not only does she have many shades available, she lists what undertone they're best for. Do you know what that means?
No more guessing!
Are you sold yet?
No? Alright, let me tell you a little bit more about this amazing product.
To some, the price is a little high and that's understandable, I was hesitant too when I first bought it. Forty dollars is quite a bit of money for one thing, especially if you're a sale and clearance shopper like me. The thing is, you get more than your pay for with this product. There is a lot of liquid in that bottle, way more than you think. A little actually goes a really long way because Lock-It by Kat Von D really is full coverage. One pump from the awesomely cool bottle covers my entire face!
Not only that, this foundation combined with my favorite Mally Primer, makes your pores look smaller. I suffer from large ones and even when I use this foundation without a primer, it makes them less noticeable. This product has so many wonderful qualities! It's going to be my favorite for a long time...I might not use it everyday because I don't always need full coverage but it gets use at least three to four times a week! And a side note, it's matte!
If you buy this foundation and give it a try, you'll be absolutely hooked! It's my favorite for all the reasons listed above. It has never let me down, not once. The finish is beautiful and I feel flawless, gorgeous, and simply beautiful whenever I wear it.
Packaging - 9/10
In my opinion, packaging is the second most important to any beauty product. If it looks bomb, you'll want to use it even more. Amirite or amirite? The box it comes in is very minimalistic. It's a light dusty rose colored cardboard box with "MODERN RENAISSANCE" in big bold white letters with gold debossing on the bottom. The magic happens once you open the box. The palette is the exact same design BUT it's velvet.
The only issue with the velvet is that it's very easy to get dirty and scratched. My palette came with a pretty noticeable scratch and it breaks my heart every time I look at it. So here's the tip: Don't throw away the box, store the palette in it to keep it in the best shape.
Application - 9/10
The application makes it a no brainer why this palette is rated the top palette in almost every makeup retail store and rating site. A little truly goes a long way; the shades are so pigmented and they blend like a dream. A very minor downside is that there is a little bit of fallout so I would advise to be careful with how you use your brush to avoid the "pigment explosion" (the tragedy when you dip your brush too hard and the powder gets everywhere). Other than that, the quality is in-credible.
Price - Is it worth? YES!
For $42, it's a little pricey but it's definitely worth the investment. The packaging is super cute, the colors are amazing, and the quality is to die for.
Overall, this is a beautiful palette. I've only used it a couple times but I know I'll be using it a lot more. I'm so glad I bought it and the best part is that it's here to stay! It's part of Anastasia's permanent collection, but why wait? ;)