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 19,887 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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Hannah B.
59 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Medium 52 more...
This has been my go-to foundation now for over a year! It fits all my needs as a full coverage foundation - if I want a full glam look, I wear it as is and it's perfection for covering my acne scarring. If I want a sheerer base for the day, I mix it with some moisturiser.

Such a versatile and amazing product with a great shade range - I'm currently medium 52 with my fake tan, however I have no issue matching my natural skin tone to lighter shades. Plus, it's easy to apply! When I first purchased the foundation I was worried about blending due to its thickness, however a beauty blender proves to be the ultimate partner to this foundation, providing an airbrushed finish that doesn't look cakey.

The only con of this foundation is that you can feel it on the skin. As a full coverage foundation, it's quite heavy, however this doesn't bother me whatsoever as the benefits of this product far outweigh the drawbacks.
Lyndsey M.
18 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: 44 LIGHT - COOL UNDERTONE more...
I decided at Christmas I was going to try a new foundation. This was one that i had kept thinking of for a long time. So I went to the store and had them do a patch test to find my shade. Once purchased off I popped excited to try my new foundation. I have high blood pressure and so my face gets red a lot. So I wanted something that would help hide that. This foundation has the best coverage and just glides on. It is a heavier feeling on my skin I am more used to light foundations but I wanted a better coverage so this was something I knew I would get used to. I do find the shade too light as it is such a high coverage it makes me very pale. If I were buying again I would go one shade up. It is quite a drying foundation so I highly recommend moisturising primers before applying and use a good brush rather than a sponge.

All in all I love this foundation and would recommend it to anyone needing fuller coverage.
Antonia S.
5 reviews
Review for: Deep 78 Neutral more...
This foundation is my every day go to! I wear it every day and have done since I brought it. (The 30th of June) and as you can see there is still a major amount of product (it is the 5th of August) I love that it is buildable and can give you such a natural look with only one pump but still has amazing coverage. I wear 78 neutral and the best part is that if I run out of setting spray I can still wear this and it does not transfer to much clothes and it also (especially with my oily skin) lasts from the morning when I put it on till I wash it off and go to bed at night with minimal touch ups (only blotting with tissue once through the whole day)
⚜️Maria-Lavinia ⚜️ V.
38 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I wanted this foundation for ages and when I finally put my hands on it, I was beyond happy and excited. I love it and it does what it says it does. It covers like no joke. Very very full coverage, it does not oxidase on my skin ( which is veeeery important for me) and it stays on allll day long.

The only problem i had with this foundation so far, and that's why i am giving it a 4 star and not 5, is that it can break me out sometimes, which is very annoying, because I have some pimples issue already and i bought this foundation for covering all those pimples, but when i use it it breaks me out. So I came to the point where i use it just at very special events and when i don' t have anywhere to go after, so no one has to se my face full of pimples hahah.
Btw it has a pretty thick consistency, you might wants to apply it with a damp beauty sponge or start with a brush and go over with a damp beauty sponge.
Ashley C.
34 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Thank you Kat for realizing that there are very pale people in the world who require a lighter than average foundation. I have struggled for years trying to find a foundation to match my skin, and this is exactly what I needed. I have acne prone skin and VERY oily skin, I wore this for over 24 hours while on a flight and traveling to and from because I was not thinking, and I did not look greasy hardly at all. Which for me is amazing, I will often need to powder after a few hours, and with this I powdered once, when we landed, approx after 20 hours of wear and it was hardly necessary. It does look a little bit cakey on my skin, but I seem to make even the sheerest foundation look cakey. No need for concealer with this foundation either which is a bonus!
Ashleigh P.
Runcorn, Cheshire
33 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: 44 LIGHT - COOL UNDERTONE more...
This was the first Kat Von D product I've tried, I love it! There are some definite pros and cons to the foundation though. For starters the coverage is amazing. It covers up any imperfections really well and I think it's by far the best one I've tried for coverage. It glides on smoothly and has a really nice finish, it doesn't feel too heavy on the skin. You also don't need to use a lot of product at all. I've found that one pump usually does the trick for me for day to day life, but when I've broken out then another half pump works nicely.

My main issue with it is the smell. Maybe it's just mine but when I've applied the foundation, it gives off a kind of strong paint smell which puts me off from using it. I will always use it for when I have a big night out or some other special occasion. Definitely give this a try if you're wanting a more high end foundation, and I found it was a good idea going in-store and getting my shade matched.
Lucy S.
Sparrow hall , Liverpool
27 reviews
Review for: 44 LIGHT - COOL UNDERTONE more...
Loveeeeee this foundation, didn’t understand the hype around it but now I get it. It’s like putting on a new face honestly, the tiniest drop goes a long way and it’s a fairly sized product, I feel like there is much more product in this foundation than in most others. Love it

I also purchased a favourite of mine NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in shade Abu Dhabi I can never get enough of these, long lasting and they dry perfectly without leaving your lips dry or sticky.

I also purchased a new highlighter which I am in love with. Very subtle every day wear which is perfect for my work place as before I was walking in looking like a light bulb. theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer so pleased with all three products.

Definitely recommend.
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It is such full coverage foundation. It has wearable durabtion of 12-16hrs . It is suitable for oily skin then dry skin as it has extremely matte finish . But at end of the day u will have oily finish but yet natural look .
Wendy S.
Santo Domingo
66 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Other more...
I bought this for this first time a little over a year ago at Sephora in Times Square. I automatically fell in love. I have VERY oily skin, so oily it's to the point my makeup literally just slides off my face within four hours. This doesn't last the fully claimed 24 hours, but I would say it lasts around 16. I also have suffered from severe acne for years, and this not only covered my acne and acne scars beautifully, I honestly do believe it has calmed my acne down a TON. It has a very pretty matte finish, and I do NOT go out in public without at least foundation and powder on and just one bottle of this lasts me 6 months. I will never even consider switching foundations ever again.
Medium 62 warm
Kate M.
Spencerville , ON
19 reviews
Review for: Light 45 more...
I wanted to love this product after reading great reviews, but it just didn't work for me. I am only giving the third star because it does give the coverage that it claims - It covers everything. My issue with it was the finish; it looked caked and unnatural, and really started to encentuate dry spots and fine lines after a couple hours of wear. I tried different amounts of product, numerous application tools, every primer I own, different moisturizers and setting options, and I simply could not get it to do what I wanted it to do. It is very thick and difficult to blend, and oxidizes at least a full shade on the skin. It also has an unpleasant odour. For the price, I would never repurchase or recommend, I could not get through the first bottle. I will say however, as a professional MUA, it is great for stage and special event/effect makeup, and photographs beautifully.
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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