Kat Von D Lock-it Tattoo Foundation
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.see more...
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I have always had major issues with finding foundations that will actually stay on my face. My forehead is oily, the rest of my face is pretty normal, but I break out all sweaty whenever I get slightly warm.
With each and every other foundation that I've tried (except one of the Clinique lines), using them with primers, with fixing sprays, alone, etc, they will come off as soon as I touch my face with anything - hands, clothes, tissues... it didn't matter. My work phone & keyboard had residue all over them from it coming of on my hands or rubbing off on my phone. Then after a few hours, whatever was left would clump into spots on my face. Unfortunately, due to rather dark circles under my eyes, I don't ever leave the house without foundation on, so I'm always looking for one that will actually work.
Here's the deal - this one actually works! And it lasts all day! It goes on easy and doesn't feel heavy or cakey. I use one pump for my entire face, use an applicator sponge to spread it around then a light application of the Kat Von D Lock-it Setting Powder and i'm done. While it's a good foundation, it doesn't cover up or disappear my dark circles or any blemishes that I may have - that's what I use a concealer for. I guess if you layered it on or put a large amount on initially and didn't spread it out a lot, it would be able to cover those things, but that's not how I use it.
My only issue with it is more with Sephora than the foundation because they are continually sold out of the shade I used to use, which sent me on a quest for another foundation to discover that nothing matches the Lock-it's performance. So, I made a slight adjustment on the shade and went back to this one.
This foundation goes on very well, it is immediately full coverage and I usually use around 3-5 pumps to cover my entire face. Its a light foundation, does not feel like it is suffocating my skin, but the initial smell reminds me of acrylic paint. The foundation blends well with the edge brush, and I have tried it with a beauty blender but personally like the lock it edge brush better (They are both good).
Although this foundation is supposed to last twenty four hours, the redness on my nose seeps beyond the foundation after 5 hours but the rest of my face (even the acne on my cheeks/contour area) is intact. However, the foundation settles into the cracks on the side of my nostrils, and my pores become visible after about 4 to five hours. My laugh lines get pretty bad after about 3 hours, and I try to blend it out with a paper towel when I am at work.
This foundation IS NOT "non-transferrable". If I touch my skin, the foundation comes off and can leave my skin looking patchy... It is a good foundation if you do not touch your face... ever. So far, this foundation is the best one that I have been able to use but I am vegan, so my options are not as extensive as I would like ( there are many that are vegan formulas but the companies test on animals so I reject those as well ).
Overall, this formula is okay if you are able to touch up. I think touching up your skin is pretty common though, but keeping a brush or something to correct any creases in your skin and touch up particularly oily areas is a good idea.
Every single time i felt like i found a foundation that worked great on my skin and gave me the coverage that i was looking for, i would soon discover that it indeed wasn't the foundation for me!
My most recent favorite has been the ordinary coverage foundation, which was recommended to me by an actual makeup artist. So once i was told how wonderful it was, of course i was excited and went straight to my computer to order some! It works pretty well and they have many shades! I have used it for a few months now vut i have issues with getting the coverage from that one that others seem to get (maybe i am doing something wrong).
Well, i recently received the lock it tattoo foundation as a sample from sephora and finally got around to using it. I am so amazed! I see such mixed reviews on this foundation so of course i was a vit nervous to try it. I honestly dont understand the negative reviews on this! It doesnt take much at all to cover the entire face, i dont feel cakey and the coverage is amazing!! My only issue with it was how fast it dries but i can definitely work around that! I can honestly say that my foundation has never looked better! Im definitely making my order this week!
I didn’t use a ton but I definitely used enough because I got pretty decent coverage but not full coverage. After it dries it’s more lightweight but definitely goes on heavy. I bet if I used more I’d get complete full coverage but I just can’t do that in this Texas heat. Overall, it feels nice in the skin but for the cost and coverage, I like the makeup forever ultra hd better than this. Creases less and covers the same but it doesnt hold out all day like this. So really a mixed review to me. I don’t see the hype. Makes me remember why I hate Foundation. Was worth a try and I thought it’d make me be into Foundation due to the hype. Verdict is.....nope. P. S. I’m 35 and also go by purplepiper516 or Piper0516
First photo shows natural lighting inside. Second is while I was outside in my car. Shows the lines more. Cakey
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.
I purchased this foundation before a trip to Europe. I also took another foundation (just in case), but never touched it as I loved Kat Von D. It was reliable every time I used it. It was great for 10 hour trip to Europe (9 hours on a plane) and lasted throughout most of that day once I reached my destination. The trip back was 15 hours and the foundation lasted perfectly. I slept on the plane, touched my face, etc and my makeup still looked great
The foundation stays true to its name is it is FULL coverage, which is good for full glam looks, and even on more natural days I find it easy to spread out. It is however really thick almost like a cream, and no matter how much is on there is never a weightless feel to it. It also sinks into lines sometimes, in my case even ones I didn't know existed.
I would definitely buy this product again as i enjoy doing full glam looks, and when it is properly blended and set with powder, it has a great finish. I would recommend this to a person who also loves going full glam, yet I would worn to definitely take into consideration that the foundation oxidizes a bit, so maybe go a shade lighter than you normally would.
-24 hour wear
-Matte not flat canvas
-waterproof, fade proof, transfer resistant
-covers redness, blemishes, discolorations
I have dry dry skin, and took a chance with this foundation because I do have some redness, I needed a matte foundation that wouldnt transfer, I wear a lot of black :) I needed full coverage and knew I could build up to that. I tried using this with a beauty blender and a brush , and the brush was the better tool to put this stuff on mah face. I have found that it doesnt oxidize too much, meaning...it doesnt darken once on my very very fair skin. I have also found that it does crease/cake up a little by my nose, mouth and on forehead a bit. It does last all day, I never have to reapply even living in humid florida. I dont think i will purchase this again though, it just doesnt blend in enough or give enough matte coverage for me.
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