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


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4.24 / 5 based on 19,890 Reviews


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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Sarah M.
81 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Other more...
Am I the only person that cannot work with this foundation? I bought Shade L42. I have tried everything. I have tried several different primers, no primer, the matching primer (Lock-It Hydrating Face Primer) and even mixing some of the Lock-It Hydrating Face Primer into the foundation (after a Kat Von D MUA recommended doing that). I have combination skin and this is so drying no matter how much I moisturise or prime first. It settles into my pores and fine lines (especially my smile lines and also settles into the lines at the sides of my nose). I find it makes me look older.

The product is thick, chalky and it dries so quickly that no matter how quickly I work, how little product I use or whether I use a beauty blender or a brush it goes on my skin badly. It also wears poorly on me and by lunch time there are parts missing from my nose and chin (despite trying numerous different setting powders). I have heard/read that there may be something off with the consistency of Shade L42 and that other shades in the range go on the skin differently, wear better etc. So frustrating. It is going in the bin!
Priscilla O.
Belle River, ON
110 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This product has a nice full coverage that lasts all day. I also like the easy to use pump. I only need 2 pumps to do my whole face so the product has lasted me a long time!
Riga, Latvia
16 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
It is one of the best foundations, just don’t have to spend a lot with a little amount you will get full cover like porcelana doll, as well it helps to cover scars and acne, just make sure to make your tone of skin.
Sophie S.
53 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I love this. It’s an amazing foundation for oily skin. The shade range is great, it sits great on my skin and never looks cakey. I also love the packaging and the air pump. Such a good foundation, and excellent price too
Catherine N.
Macclesfield, cheshire
83 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I first bought this and did not like it one bit. It seemed to cake not long after i put it on and it dried my skin out badly but i perservered and after using this for a while and worked out what to use beforehand I can say this is such a fabulous foundation.
After trying different moisturisers, oils, primers you name it i found a really thin layer of Vaseline left to dry for 5 mins before applying the foundation works best.
I apply the foundation with a slightly damp sponge and i have a porcelin face that is just flawless.
The foundation itself is very thick and is full coverage. I tend to have a reddish complexion and this covers it perfectly. It applies easily and you really don't need much to cover your face, one pump will suffice. This foundation has a great lasting wear. I can go out all day and come home and it has stayed nicely.
I really cannot recommend this enough
Charly G.
forest, ON
14 reviews
hands down my favourite foundation right now! absolutely love it, great coverage and it is perfect for the price! i would prefer this over many other more expensive brands! will buy again forsure !
Irma S.
76 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
My absolute favourite every day foundation. I've tried so many others and nothing compares for my oily skin. It lasts all day, has amazing coverage and a great shade range!
Dawn C.
46 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Medium 54 Neutral more...
MY FAVOURITE FOUNDATION EVER! full coverage, apply with a damp beauty blender. I love it. And you don’t need loads. It’s the best I’ve ever used will definitely buy again!
Chanelle S.
London, Middlesex
3 reviews
This is one of my favourite foundations - however - I only ever treat it as a pigment for tinting my moisturiser. I usually mix a fraction of a pump of this with a full pump of my moisturiser. Mixing the two is usually fine, although I find that the foundation clots in the process. Once I'm applying it with a sponge, this doesn't really affect the outcome of application. I still get some coverage from this method, some evening of my skin-tone, but a makeup-free finish.

Out of curiosity I have tried applying this alone (but on top of my daily moisturiser), and truly hated the result. For those who enjoy a full, matte coverage, this could be ideal. Nevertheless, for those who prefer this sort of coverage, I would still recommend using a small amount while mixing in one drop of dry facial oil. The foundation dries matte to the extent of appearing chalky and textured, so a drop of oil would help smooth the appearance while remaining true to its finish. 

I have normal skin with some areas prone to oiliness, and this together with moisturiser works well for me. I enjoy the dew of the moisturiser, and foundation works well in preserving this effect while preventing the visibility of excess oil throughout the day.
Taylor H.
Pickering, ON
254 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This is very full coverage foundation. Looks awesome in photos. I personally think it feels heavy on my face, and I did notice a few break outs on my skin after using this product.
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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