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Kat Von D Lock-it Tattoo FoundationInfluenster Beauty Awards Winner 2016
32 varieties available

Kat Von D Lock-it Tattoo Foundation

BY KAT VON D #14 in Liquid Foundation

4.2 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars58%
  • 4 Stars23%
  • 3 Stars11%
  • 2 Stars5%
  • 1 Star3%
4.29 / 5 based on 15,838 Reviews

Product Description

A high-pigment foundation for full coverage with a long-lasting, beautiful finish. Kat created this foundation to provide exceptional coverage, without compromising a smooth, striking finish. Formulated with 21 percent pigment, this powerful formula was developed to match a broad range of skintones with bold coverage the proprietary pigments can even effectively cover tattoos. The combination of raw materials and the best siliconic elastomers and siliconic esters provide 24-hour wear with transfer resistance. Natural polymers absorb oil for a matte, soft finish and the added emollients provide a velvety texture for perfectly smooth, hydrated skin. It is formulated Without: - Parabens - Synthetic Fragrances This foundation has been formulated to work synergistically with Kat's Rehab Priming Elixir, Tattoo Concealer, and Lock 'N Load Setting Mist.

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  • What is the best way to apply? fingers? brush? beauty blender?173 Answers
  • Does this stay on long enough or does it fade away thru out the day?9 Answers
  • How pale is the palest shade of this? Is it good for sensitive skin?1 Answers
Kat Von D Lock-it Tattoo Foundation
Kat Von D Lock-it Tattoo Foundation
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Nicole A.
Mc Kees Rocks, PA
35 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I bought 2 different shade planning to return the one that fit me less but I ended up keeping them both. They will seriously last you forever and are deff worth their price. It is full coverage so if that's what ur looking for and have never tried this then I would really recommend it and I have to many! Some find its heavy but I don't think it's that heavy. It's not cakey on me neither but I can't speak for others. Many shades to choose from and I was sold on this after the lady at seohora color matched me with the handheld device. I wasn't sold on the price but I really needed to try other foundations besides drug store brands and bare minerals (I was starting to hate it, too cakey) but anyways like I said I kept both shade and that was literally over 2 Yeats ago and I still have alot left! It pays for itself! All the KVD products I've used are well worth the money and are long lasting and amazing amazing amazing products. Also the shade n light pallete was the very first high end pallete I have ever bought (few years ago) and I still have never hit a pan yet! Love KVD! Also her eyeliner is to die for it was the very first KVD product I ever used (trooper) and bought (and I have bought MANY since then) next time I go to sephora I want to buy the brown one and see what that one's about. Her liquid lipsticks are to die for aswell! Bomb!
Jasmine B.
655 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Review for: Deep 78 Neutral more...
It would have been really great if there was at least one other shade of Deep Neutral.  As of right now, there is only ONE deep shade of Lock It foundation for people with neutral undertones.  I'm hoping that will change in the future.

This is a thick, FULL COVERAGE foundation.  There is no such thing as layering when it comes to Lock It.  Most people probably won't even need to use a full pump to cover their entire face.  I didn't see it oxidize that much.  One thing that I don't like about this foundation is that it tends to dry down and set almost immediately so you have to blend it fast.  I prefer to use my Sigma F80 - Flat Kabuki Brush .

I start to see a little bit of oil seep through on my nose after 6 hours of wear; this is excellent for my skin type.  I do find that the coverage is a bit more long lasting when I set it with the  Kat Von D Lock-it Makeup Setting Mist than some of my other setting sprays.
Becca S.
2 reviews
Review for: 42 LIGHT - NEUTRAL UNDERTONE more...
I have combination skin. This foundation was amazing when I first picked it up at my Sephora retailer. It’s a very thick, full coverage foundation that dries down to a matte feeling, but does not eliminate all of the glow from your face. I adored this foundation because I never even needed to use a concealer along with it, which was a big pro for me. For such a holy grail product, I assumed that it was a deal at $35. However, about a month and a half after my purchase the product began to act as if it was expired. It got very thick and changed to a slightly more orange color. I kept it in a cool, dry place with all of my other foundation, and this was the only one to react that way. I’ve never found another foundation that works for me as well as this one once did, but I don’t think that I will be repurchasing any time soon as I can’t even make it through half the bottle before it goes bad. Kat Von D Lock-it Tattoo Foundation
Meagan E.
Harrisonburg, VA
42 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: 46 LIGHTS - COOL UNDERTONE more...
A little bit about me: I am very oily, with sensitive skin and acne.  I look for foundations that are matte, long wearing, and medium to high coverage.  I also have neutral/pink undertones, so it has been hard to find foundations that aren't too yellow.

 First of all, I think the shade range with these foundations are awesome, L46 is my perfect shade.  I was also amazed by the coverage of this foundation.  A little bit goes a long way, and this foundation is definitely high coverage.  However, I give this foundation 3/5 stars because it did not control my oil whatsoever.  It is advertised as matte and 24 hour wear, but after around 3 hours my face began to get oily.  I tried powdering my face, but my oil still came through and began to break up around my nose.  I was very disappointed, as I had heard great things about how thing foundation is oil-controlling and long wearing.  I think this foundation is best suited for combo/light oily skin.  It was a good thing that I didn't buy the full bottle, I got a few samples from Sephora and tested it multiple times.
Acacia B.
9 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: 58 Medium - Warm Undertone more...
This foundation is matte, long wearing, and FULL full coverage! I am a perfectionist when it comes to a flawless finish 😍 so I am living for this foundation. This is definitely great for event and photography makeup. I do not get any flashback using this foundation which is rare. Be sure to work this foundation in swiftly and efficiently as it goes matte fast. I use a brush to apply this one instead of a beauty blender. The major key to this foundation (especially if you have oily skin) is to moisturize and prime your face! I have very oil skin and I use both a hydrating primer all over then go in with a pore filling primer (in my areas with acne scares/blemishes) and a matte primer Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: Matte Rescue Invisible-Finish Mattifying Gel Mini (in areas that tend to get oily after a few hours like my nose). Be sure to use a setting spray! I use pure organic rose water.
🌸Intisar M.
Jacksonville, FL
59 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: 42 LIGHT - NEUTRAL UNDERTONE, 47 Light - Neutral Undertone, 46 LIGHTS - COOL UNDERTONE more...
A high-pigment foundation for full coverage that leaves a long-lasting, beautiful finish. Kat Von D created this foundation to provide exceptional coverage without compromising a smooth, striking finish. Formulated with 21 percent pigment, this powerful formula was developed with proprietary pigments to match a broad range of skintones with bold, full coverage. The combination of raw materials and the best siliconic elastomers and siliconic esters provide 24-hour wear with transfer resistance. Natural polymers absorb oil for a matte, soft finish, and the added emollients provide a velvety texture for perfectly-smooth, hydrated skin. It is formulated without: parabens. Synthetic fragrances Lock-It Foundation's innovative airless chamber prevents contamination to protect and maintain the creamy consistency so that every pump delivers a precisely measured, fresh dose to flawlessly cover your entire face. This foundation has been formulated to work synergistically with Kat Von D's Lock-It Featherweight Primer, Lock It Concealer, and Lock 'N Load Setting Mist Kat Von D Lock-it Tattoo Foundation
Charlotte P.
Redondo Beach
1 review
Review for: 52 Medium - Warm Undertone more...
I started using this product since I was about 21, which was 2015. I loved this product, and I still do to this day. It covers up all the dullness in my skin because I have dark undercircles and it covers that up. I like it as well, because I have a little bit of redness in my cheeks and it gives me a great cover finish. It is very good for combination skin types. I would definitely buy it again. I love everything Kat Von D makes and she is wonderful with her product line. I'm so happy to know that it even covers tattoos. I love it very much. Overall, I would recommend this product. Wet N Wild Photo Focus™ Setting Spray - Seal the Deal
Lyndie W.
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Very full coverage! I have a very fair complexion, so I always choose the lightest shade when purchasing a liquid foundation. The lightest shade was, however, way too light! It made me look extremely pale, like white vampire skin pale. That was my own fault though for just assuming that the lightest shade would work. The foundation is a bit tacky, and really needs to be blended in. I had better results applying with my fingers rather than with a beauty sponge, since it seemed to blend into my skin better. When applying with the sponge, since it is a bit tacky, it just blotted on top of the skin and didn't have a very smooth texture (I could see the texture of the sponge in the layer that was applied). It does cover blemishes really well, but since it is so full coverage, it starts to crease and look cakey about an hour into wearing. I wasn't a fan of the tacky and cakey nature of a full face foundation, so I've opted to use it as a concealer spot treatment, and that has worked better for me.
Jacqueline R.
Brownsville, TX
60 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Medium 65 Warm more...
At first I wasn't too sold when I got matched because of the price but after trying other full coverage foundations in the market I had to go back for mine.  My skin is a combination of oily and not so dry if that makes sense so I thought this would make me look cakey in the t zone.  I was so wrong!!! I love this foundation its definitely full coverage.  But it's so good that you can play with it for example if you don't want that really full coverage but enough to cover a good amount of imperfections or discoloration or simply if you want to go a little natural for the day, you can!!! All you have to do is mix it with your face primer and you're done!!! But if you want that full coverage this is your best friend all you really need is about two pumps and done! Definitely worth the price and you get your moneys worth because it last so long (bottle wise but also on your face wise) 
Ashley K.
Boonville, MO
58 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: 44 LIGHT - COOL UNDERTONE more...
I absolutely love this foundation!! I went into Sephora and got color matched and then I purchased the color that matched me. I have combination skin and I tend to have dark under eyes. I normally use this foundation and then I add on the tarte shape tape. It blends out like a dream and it does not tug on your skin. From what I know of you can only get Kat Von D in Sephora or the website. The only think that I do not like is the smell. It almost smells like paint but, once it dries down the smell goes away. Also it does not oxidize on you. This is the first high end foundation that I have purchased and I really do like it. I can not find anything with this coverage at the drugstore. Also the price point is not that bad for a high end but there are also more expensive foundations out there and of course there are cheaper foundations out there.  
Robyn W.
162 reviews
What is the best way to apply? fingers? brush? beauty blender?
Amanda W.
53 reviews
Okay, I've been eyeing this for a while but I just don't want to buy a high end foundation again and be as disappointed as I was with the Too Faced Born This Way 😩 I have oily, acne prone, combination skin with a super dry nose. I have a lot of redness from acne and so on and I want something that covers it all instantly! I want something that stays matte all day, with or without primer, and doesn't melt off no matter the weather. I am super light (like ghost light) as well with a yellow undertone and wonder if they have any good shades. Does it oxidize? Does it wear off around the nose? Can you apply it both with a Beauty Blender and a brush? Would you say this is a foundation for me?
Cat B.
Crowley tx
3 reviews
Does this foundation come on very thick?
Ceci F.
10 reviews
I have Rosacea, would this be able to cover up my rosy red cheeks?
Amanda C.
Cincinnati, OH
21 reviews
I really want to give this foundation a try and I have been hearing mixed reviews. Is this product worth the money or should I try something different?

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