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 19,895 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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Cecilia C.
Happy Valley, OR
114 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This is one of my favorite foundations! It's full coverage and stays well throughout the day! I hear some people complain about 'cakeyness' but exfoliating and moisturizing takes care of that! I like to apply it with a dense brush and then a nice translucent powder on top! I will say that on the box it says transfer resistant but I find that to be incorrect. It's not something that drew me away from it though because It's a great foundation all around!
Amber C.
Huddersfield , England
176 reviews
I was lured in by the extremely pale shades of this foundation, however, I can't seem to enjoy how it looks on its own. It looks very very cakey on my face, and almost as if I have applied too much powder and not removed the excess. This might be good if you have oily skin or if you don't mind a cakey look. I feel like it enhanced all the little bumps on my face, and you definitely need a primer with this. The coverage is stunning! I've never had to use less foundation than with this. I barely even use half a pump. I /adore/ the packaging.
Lauren G.
Montrose Road, Paisley
9 reviews
Review for: Light 42 more...
Lock - It Tattoo foundation and I had a rocky start to our relationship, but we got over it and I am IN LOVE. So, I have combination skin and sometimes my skin is super dry and others, it's super oily and you can see my pores from the moon. On dry days, I shy away from this, because it totally dries my skin out and is thick and cakey. On oily days it's my saving grace, because it covers up literally everything. I can barely see my pores and it gives me a pretty flawless look. It also stays on for quite a while. The packaging is amazing too, and I'm waiting for a time when I can afford the primer and the concealer too...
Blythe H.
473 reviews
Regrettably, this foundation didn't work for me at all.  I love KVD's line (particularly the shadow palettes!) and I love that her makeup is vegan and cruelty-free!  The good thing about this foundation is the shade range.  I have very fair skin and sometimes find it a challenge to find a light enough shade (I'm looking at you, Dior!).  I don't even need to use the lightest shade in Lock-It!  Amazing.  

Now, the downside: this is spackle.  Yes, it's full coverage, but unnaturally so.  And just because it's full coverage, doesn't mean it stays put.  This foundation sinks into every wrinkle or crease on your face.  And it cakes up in no time.  Such a shame, but I could use the lightest shade to spackle marks in my wall, so... multi-purpose?
Leah L.
14 reviews
Review for: Light 41 Neutral more...
I decided to buy this foundation after seeing everyone rave about it and honestly I wasted my money. For reference, I have dry skin. The shade I bought was too light which was my fault. However, the formula itself is very hard to apply evenly. It’s really hard to blend and it becomes sheer once you’ve finally blended it evenly.
Angela B.
11 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Light 42, Other more...
LOVE THIS FOUNDATION! This is my go to liquid foundation when I'm going for a full coverage look! If you have very fair skin this will be your best friend! I have always had a hard time finding a foundation that matched my fair skin tone and this one by far has come the closest! The formula is a bit thick so it can get a bit cakey if you don't use primer or set it! Overall would definitely recommend!! Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation
Sonia H.
West Java, Indonesia
7 reviews
Review for: Medium 54 Neutral more...
This foundation is great for oily skin but not the best foundation for me, like seriously because of the texture of foundation its self is quite weird. When you use this as foundation, this product is a little bit cakey and heavy. Its feel like you are wearing "foundation" and i have to touching up my face after 3 hours wear because this foundation is not really good as estee lauder double wear, especially for maintaining oil come through. 
Oliver S.
144 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: 44 LIGHT - COOL UNDERTONE more...
This has been my best foundation match ever, the packaging is very elegant, it's something futuristic and also reminds me of old alchemist/chemistry tools. The coverage is great and it doesn't wear off all day (usually wearing for 6-7 hours), with my oily t zone it's fine too which I haven't had with some other foundations.
It's cruelty free too which is something a lot of brands are aiming for at the moment, but Kat did it from the start.
Price point is a slight con but there is plenty of more expensive foundation and this will last at least 4 months I would guess. Fabulous, must have product 10/10
3 reviews
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I am a big fan of Kat Von D's art so of course I was very impressed by the packaging of this foundation! It is a very full coverage foundation and lasts me all day. However it doesn't make the face look completely matte or cakey - it has a slight dewy finish which is exactly what I personally prefer. Also I was pleasantly surprised at how lightweight the foundation felt! However I would recommend to use a primer or moisturiser on the face before applying this foundation as it sometimes did expose my pores when I applied it on its own. This foundation is good for all skin types and I would recommend it!
Rachy S.
Sutton In Ashfield, Nottinghamshire
42 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Light 41 Neutral more...
I don't know where to start, the coverage is absolutely immense with this foundation and offers pure full coverage. A little does indeed go a long way. I do like to mix this with a water foundation for everyday wear just to tone it down a little, but as far as nightlife is concerned, I wear just this and it lasts me through some serious boogying times and most importantly, lasts all night. It's definitely a foundation that I can rely on, it's a perfect base for any makeup look. Great for any skin type ( Mine is dry/combination). It's cruelty-free! And as far as aestethics go, the bottle is beautifully bad-ass and themed as you can expect from the KatvondD brand.
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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