Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo FoundationInfluenster Beauty Awards Winner 2016
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Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation


4.2 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars56%
  • 4 Stars23%
  • 3 Stars12%
  • 2 Stars6%
  • 1 Star3%


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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Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation
Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation
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Catt F.
North New Hyde Park
96 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: 48 Light - Neutral Undertone more...
Let start by saying this is a EXTREMELY FULL COVERAGE MATTE foundation! A little goes a long way. I have normal skin in the summer and normal@to dry in winter. My dry beauties..stay away. It will crease like a mother, settle and get patchy on your dry spots. Moving on..even when applied to normal skin I look fake. People will know you’re wearing foundation. It’s ok to wear at light going full glam for a look that won’t move. Not for everyday ! I can’t even imagine wearing this foundation in the daylight talking to someone. It is far from natural. It almost feels like a thick concealer for your entire face. It’s basically a mask.
Laura T.
67 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Other more...
This is a 3.5/4 star review. I use this foundation with the Lock It setting powder and Lock it Edge foundation brush. I have relatively normal skin with oil on the tip of my nose, a bit on my cheeks, and my chin. I have acne, and this foundation does a very good job of covering up my acne. There is a natural matte finish with a light glow to it, but even though radiant foundations accentuate my acne, this one keeps my acne visibility at a minimal.

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.
Kimberly G.
Albuquerque , NM
158 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Purchased at: Sephora
Review for: 47 Light - Neutral Undertone, 48 Light - Neutral Undertone more...
I have this foundation in my collection, because it’s nice to have a super full coverage foundation for special occasions. The reason why I only put 4 stars is because no way can I use this everyday. It’s so thick and full coverage that it’s not good for everyday use in my opinion. It feels kinda heavy on the skin too. I noticed that when I wore this too much, my skin started to get congested and my pores clogged. For a special occasion foundation or on the days you have a little extra to cover.. this foundation is amazing.
Regina L.
spruce pine, NC
87 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Medium 54 Neutral more...
I have been on the longest journey for finding my perfect foundation! I just started back getting into makeup again since i have had my three children and started out with only drugstore items.
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!
Analise W.
Glendale, AZ
19 reviews
Review for: 47 Light - Neutral Undertone more...
I was soooo happy I found this foundation at first. I found my exact color and I just couldn’t wait to see how it would do. I used this foundation for over two years easily. But I can say I was never truly happy with the end product. It would come off on my clothes, my hand. Anything and everything that would come in contact with my face! I have tried everything in order to make this work for me because as far as the coverage goes, it worked amazing. It felt a little heavy on the skin when applying but that faded very soon. But I’m sorry to say it just didn’t work for me.
Jessica P.
Mantachie , MS
198 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Purchased at: Sephora
Review for: 48 Light - Neutral Undertone more...
I bought this yesterday along with the primer and setting power. Today I put it to the test. First, it doesn’t take but a small dab to cover the entire face, which is a beautiful thing in my opinion. This stuff is thick let me tell ya! I used the primer and then put this baby on. Within the first hour, I was starting to notice that the makeup had settled into the small fine wrinkles and creases in my face. I was so upset! This was my first go round with a full coverage foundation. Usually I go for a light to medium coverage. So I touched it up, buffed it out, and then, the step I forgot to do the first time around, used the dang setting powder. After that, beautiful flawless coverage! I wore it all day until about 8pm when I took my shower and washed my face. I guess I made a rookie mistake when applying it the first time but hey, we all gotta learn right? I don’t think I’ll wear this everyday because I don’t need full coverage everyday. But this will definitely get pulled out and used on the weekends and date nights. Worth every penny once I figured out what I did wrong!!
Haylee w.
Fayetteville , NC
97 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: 52 Medium - Warm Undertone more...
So I received this product complementary to try out and review which was great timing because I had wedding photos to take and I have a tattoo on my collar bone and one on my shoulder blade I wanted covered for the pictures. However when using this product we had to use the concealer and a red color correction underneath the foundation to get it even remotely covered. So yes the product covers however it doesn’t cover by itself. Dermoblend is what I went for on my wedding day and it worked with out having to use all that other crap.
Morgan H.
Huntingdon Vy, PA
435 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Review for: 42 LIGHT - NEUTRAL UNDERTONE, 45 LIGHT - WARM UNDERTONE, 48 Light - Neutral Undertone more...
I hate to be negative but this is probably my least favorite foundation. It is full coverage but it’s really heavy on the skin. It gets cakey and looks like a mask on my skin. I can’t recommend for anything other than tattoo coverage which it is great for obviously given the name of the foundation. But other than that, I really dislike this foundation. I’ve tried sheering it out multiple times with a moisturizer and I still don’t like it because it still clings to my dry patches. So now, I only use this on my clients when I’m doing bridal makeup and they need me to cover a tattoo that’s on their body. If it comes to a face tattoo I will do an entire different process so that I’m not applying this foundation to the face because of the mask-like appearance it gives. If you love the fullest of full coverage you may end up liking this, but even my friends that only wear full coverage foundations weren’t a fan of this either. I wouldn’t recommend this for dry skin, because it empathizes damn near all the dryness on my face no matter how much I exfoliate and moisturize my skin beforehand. I’ve honestly tried to make this work over 10 times because when I spend my hard earned money on a product I want to get use out of it of course. So although I didn’t end up liking the foundation on my skin, I’m at least happy that I found use for it with tattoo coverage. But that being said, when I run out of this completely I won’t be repurchasing because I have other products that give just as much coverage and cover tattoos just as good as this does. Because of that, I find no need to spend the money on this yet again to only use it for one thing. It’s too steep of a price tag also for me to purchase again solely for that reason. I use it now because I have it and it works and I do my best to use the products till there is not a drop left if possible.
Shakira R.
Miami, FL
113 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: 45 Light - Warm Undertone more...
This package says you only need one pump and that is all and literally that’s all you need are use a beauty blender to put this foundation on and it’s literally amazing. With one pump I dab it over my skin and it leaves such a perfect finish that I don’t even need to set it. I have had foundation cake on my face and this is one of the few that does not and is very good for sensitive skin. I would totally recommend this to anyone who has sensitive skin and is looking for such a good finish
April O.
Sn Bernrdno, CA
55 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: 45 Light - Warm Undertone more...
Are used to love this foundation I was so upset asked I do love it because it is a full coverage heavy foundation I believe it’s more for people with combination to oily skin I also think people with dry skin can use it you just have to moisturize really well the only downside to this foundation is it can look a little Kiki and thick then he can cling on to dry spots if you don’t moisturize well but other than that the foundation award really long and I was really surprised with it
Robyn W.
162 reviews
What is the best way to apply? fingers? brush? beauty blender?
Carisa H.
Evansville, IN
118 reviews
Is this a full coverage foundation that works with hyperpigmentation?
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?

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