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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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.
It just was not the foundation for me.
I would have rated it a 2, but it is a great FULL coverage foundation. Just NOT for DRY SKIN.
1st of all, I bought online so I ended up ordering a shade incredibly too dark for me.
I drove an hour to our closest Sephora store to return it and get help from a consultant to find the right shade for me.
First question from her "Are you really SET on KVD? It's a very heavy foundation and you do not look like you need something that heavy. And it is a matte finish, Which is the main reason it is sticking to your dry skin"
She set me up with another, lightweight, coconut oil infused, medium-full coverage foundation and WOW. The difference in the two is insane!
For dry skin, I'd rate the foundation a 1-2. Try something different!
For regular-oily skin.. 3-4. Give it a try!
Photo is with the KVD foundation on.. Just did not work for me and my dry skin. Can't tell in photo but I have orange dry skin spots ALL over my face. As u can tell, it is not the right color for me by comparing my face color to my chest. 😳
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.
My skin type is normal-dry. I’m always looking for a long-wearing/transfer-proof/life-proof foundation because I work long hours without time for touch ups, wear face masks, and then when I get home, I have a 1 and 3yo who climb all over me. But with dry skin, I prefer a more skin-like or even radiant/luminous finish rather than matte/dry (not to mention matte is more aging), and it is HARD to find a long-wearing foundation that isn’t matte/drying as most long-wear foundations are geared towards people with oily skin.
As with all long-wear foundations, I have to wear a hydrating primer with this. Even when I wear a dewy spray over this, the radiance doesn’t last; it becomes matte soon. This foundation clings to my dry patches. It is very long-wearing though so I wear it when I know I will be in a mask for awhile. It feels heavier than UD All-nighter. It does not look very natural in sunlight (which for me is the ultimate test lighting condition for a natural-looking a foundation) but I have yet to find a full-coverage foundation that does.
If you have normal-dry skin like me, other foundations which looked nice on my skin and are long-wearing include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea, Bare Minerals BarePro, Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion (questionably cruelty free), but with all the choices on the market, I’m always looking for the next best thing (cruelty free, no harmful ingredients, etc)!
A few months later I decided I would like to try the foundation but had no clue what shade to get. I have always had a hard time selecting the right shade and more times than not I ended up with something too dark.
I decided I would go to the Sephora store and get professionally matched. When I got matched at first I thought the shade was going to be too light cause it was one of the the lighter shade.
I was super excited to try this foundation. The next day I tried out the foundation. I used a beauty blender to apply. I was amazed! It matched my skin tone perfectly! It went on so smooth and when I was done it looked beautiful! It gave me a gorgeous air brushed finish. I love this stuff and it is completely worth the price. I would highly recommend this brand.
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