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 19,888 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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Amber B.
347 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: 54 Medium - Cool Undertone more...
If you are the type of person that likes to cake on their make up, this product would be great for you. It’s full coverage and stays all day. It’s meant to be able to cover tattoos basically so it covers up basically everything. I tried this foundation, hoping it would even put my skin (I have acne), but it just made my pimples look 5x bigger in size and made my scabs incredibly flaky. I guess that is to be expected with a thick foundation but I was just hoping for better. This foundation also creases very badly no matter what primer I would use. I’m more of a fan of B.B. or CC creams. This product was just too much for me.
Brandy S.
Fall Branch, TN
276 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
I heard great reviews about this product, especially for people with oily skin that needed extra coverage. Me. Unfortunately, this formula is so thick that it doesn't blend well into the skin, resulting in a patchy finish. It also settles badly into any texture the skin has, at least for me. If you don't have much texture, it's probably fine. The full coverage is great. I can't complain except that it doesn't blend well and finishes so patchy on me. Also, I do love that there is a huge range of shades from very very light to very dark, to cater to all skin tones. It just didn't work out for me.
Megan B.
Oviedo, FL
88 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Light 41 Neutral more...
This foundation wasn’t the best it cling to my dry spots and make it difficult to blend it. Also the shade was off so that made it more difficult too. That part is my fault tho. I probably wouldn’t buy it again
Ravan A.
408 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: 53 Medium - Warm Undertone more...
LOVE this foundation. I was looking for full coverage because I have bad under eye circles. I suggest this foundation for girls who like full coverage and don't mind an obvious makeup look. Acne, dark under eye circles, and redness- this is the answer you have been looking for!

I read the complaints below and can tell you some hints to solve application issues.

1. Use a damp beauty blender. You must.
2. I don't recommend building the foundation. Do test spots with various amounts to see your desired coverage. Building can lead to patches if you tap too much. Product drys matte like a matte liquid lipstick. You can lift up the product with too much tapping. Work quickly.
3. Let the foundation dry before you put on powder. Use a brush for powder and lightly dust. Maybe even use a translucent powder.

I have tried lots of foundations and this one is amazing if you know how to use it.
karen b.
Cape Coral
60 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: 48 Light - Neutral Undertone more...
Kat Von D is one of my favorite people to buy makeup from, everything she has is cruelty free and completely vegan so no animal friends were hurt during the process. In the picture is just foundation, no primer, no concealer, no powder. It has extremely good coverage and is said to be able to cover up tattoos! The best thing about this foundation is how long it lasts, I wore it everyday for school and when I got home, it was still on like I just applied it. It’s good for any type of skin, oily or dry it will look amazing and last forever :)
Brooke G.
36 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
By far the best foundation I have ever used! I have extremely sensitive skin and is a game-changer to anyone looking for a full coverage foundation without all of the extra weight. Kat has really outdone herself!
Megan N.
35 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Breakouts. Red Spots. Uneven Patches. Dark Circles Under Your Eyes.

Who hasn't suffered from those things? I know that I sure have. If you're like me, you've probably gone through what feels like hundreds of products looking for that special one. The one that combats all those irritating things listed above. It can be overwhelming searching and trying dozens of different products to find your diamond in the rough.

All of my life, even as a teenager, I've suffered from dark circles under my eyes. People used to ask me if someone hit me and I would kind of just stare at them for a moment. Sadly, it's just one of those genetic things that can't be changed. After I had my son, they got darker. Then came the breakouts. Before him, I never had many because I'm one of those people who obsess over their skin and want it to always look flawless. After all those oh so fun hormonal changes, I break out all the time now.

I'm not one to blush but some days, it looks like it's all I do because my cheeks just get so red. It's usually the worst in the winter and with the slowly changing weather, it's getting to be that time again. On top of that, the areas around my red spots, they seem to be uneven in color sometimes. I feel like there are mornings where I just can't win because of everything happening at once.

If you're like me, it's frustrating for you. All you really want to do is cover all your flaws and feel beautiful. You want to feel flawless and really, who doesn't actually want that?

During my search for that diamond in the rough, I found that special product that combats all those nasty things above. I've gone through bottles and bottles of it because it's amazing.

You're wondering what that product is, aren't you?

Without further ado, I'm going to tell you it's the Lock-It Foundation by the beautiful Kat Von D. This stuff, it's absolutely incredible and it will cover breakouts, red patches, dark circles, and so much more. If you want a flawless and perfect full coverage foundation, you want this one. The application is a little tricky the first time but it's worth. Just grab that beauty blender and get to work ladies.

Now, some of you might be wondering what kind of shades are available. Well, let me just tell you she's got everything under the sun. Not only does she have many shades available, she lists what undertone they're best for. Do you know what that means?

No more guessing!

Are you sold yet?

No? Alright, let me tell you a little bit more about this amazing product.

To some, the price is a little high and that's understandable, I was hesitant too when I first bought it. Forty dollars is quite a bit of money for one thing, especially if you're a sale and clearance shopper like me. The thing is, you get more than your pay for with this product. There is a lot of liquid in that bottle, way more than you think. A little actually goes a really long way because Lock-It by Kat Von D really is full coverage. One pump from the awesomely cool bottle covers my entire face!

Not only that, this foundation combined with my favorite Mally Primer, makes your pores look smaller. I suffer from large ones and even when I use this foundation without a primer, it makes them less noticeable. This product has so many wonderful qualities! It's going to be my favorite for a long time...I might not use it everyday because I don't always need full coverage but it gets use at least three to four times a week! And a side note, it's matte!

If you buy this foundation and give it a try, you'll be absolutely hooked! It's my favorite for all the reasons listed above. It has never let me down, not once. The finish is beautiful and I feel flawless, gorgeous, and simply beautiful whenever I wear it.
Maria l.
7 reviews
Purchased at: Sephora
Love this product.. I only need a tiny amount good in the shade range.. it’s full coverage works great with a damp sponge. Good in price love the packaging. Stays put all day I’m really a fan I would totally recommend it..
Maria R.
13 reviews
Review for: 52 Medium - Warm Undertone, 58 Medium - Warm Undertone more...
If you like coverage this is the foundation to use it very light won’t feel it at all. Easy to apply with either a brush or beauty blender. I honestly would recommend this if you like full coverage.
Lydia R.
Elizabethtown , KY
146 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
THE best foundation I have ever used. I have used a lot of drug store brands and other luxury brand foundations. I used to be a huge Clinique fan because of the full coverage, but the oxidation was horrible. I tried Kat's foundation a few years ago and it oxidized horribly too, but this new formula is FANTASTIC. 

I love the full coverage wear of this foundation and the all day wear too! I use the lock-it setting powder in combination with this foundation and it is the perfect pair. I love love love this foundation. The new formula is great, the coverage is great, and I will never buy another foundation again. I have sampled many foundations since purchasing this new formula, and I can't find anything that compares. 
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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