Kat von D Lock It Blotting Powder Review

Kat von D Blotting Powder Review

Kat von D recently released a blotting powder. I have oily skin and I live in a hot and humid climate, so I definitely need a blotting powder.

Product Claims:

A refillable, lightweight pressed powder with a mirror that helps blot excess oil without a trace—in shades for light-to-deep skintones. 

What it does: 
Lock-It Blotting Powder instantly mattifies a range of skintones. It’s formulated to appear invisible on fair, light, medium, and deep complexions. Just blot on and touch-up without the weight—Kat Von D’s innovative pressed powder is enriched with ultra-fine, absorbing powders to blot away excess oil. It leaves your complexion looking flawless and matte all day long. 

This gorgeous addition to the Lock-It Collection features a covetable compact design, with a logo and shape that was hand-sketched by Kat for an artfully designed compact. 

What it is formulated WITHOUT: 
– Parabens 
– Sulfates 
– Phthalates 

What else you need to know: 
The Lock-It Blotting Powder includes a cushion-puff applicator with a padded design for dabbing and buffing. 

Kat Von D hand-sketched the design for the monogram logo and compact, which was inspired by an antique wax seal. 

#VeganAlert! Lock-Blotting Powder is completely free of animal-derived ingredients.

Kat von D Lock It Blotting Powder Review

Can we just talk about the packaging for a minute? Kat von D always gets it right with her packaging.  This is a black plastic compact embossed with the Kat von D logo. It closes securely and also comes with a fancy looking puff.

Kat von d blotting powder dark skin deep shade

I also really love that this blot powder is refillable. The compact costs $29 and the refill costs $19.

Kat von D Blotting Powder Review: Pros and Cons

Here’s what I love about this powder:

It does not add texture to the skin

It does not look cakey. Sometimes when you add another layer of powder during the day, makeup can come out looking a little heavy/cakey/overdone, but this powder is very finely milled and doesn’t look cakey.

This powder has neutral undertones, at least in this specific shade (I got the shade deep). It does not turn foundation orange, red or yellow.

It offers some coverage so even when foundation is wearing off in some areas of your face, everything will look nice and even once you blot with this.

It does not leave a white cast on the skin. (At least, the shade deep did not leave a  cast on my skin)

Here’s what I think might be a problem for some people:

Like I said earlier, this offers some coverage, so if you can’t find a good match in the existing shade range, it might darken or lighten your foundation.

It is not translucent. 

Kat von D Lock It Blotting Powder Review

Overall, I really, really like this powder. It seriously mattifies the skin and completely eliminates oil. This effect lasts for a few good hours. It also leaves this amazing airbrushed poreless finish.  I hope to see the shade expand in the future, so that everyone can find a shade that works for them.

In the past I have been using the Beauty Blender Blotterrazi to touch up during the day. And I know they’re not the same thing, but I feel like this is much better value for money, for me.

Update: Kat von D Blotting Powder Ingredients 

Kat von d blotting powder ingredients

Here’s what it looks like when I’m wearing it: 

The Kat von D Lock It Blotting Powder is available for purchase from the brand website.

Have you tried the Kat von D blotting powder? What do you think of it? How do you stay shine-free all day? Was there something else you wanted to know about this powder that I forgot to mention?  Tell me in the comments.

See my other Kat von D reviews here.

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