Kat von D Lock It Foundation Review, Swatches + Before and After

Kat von D Lock It Foundation Review

The Kat von D Lock It Tattoo foundation has been on my wishlist for the longest time! I don’t even know why I was so reluctant to purchase it but I finally took the plunge and here is my review on it. 

Product Information

What it is:
A high-pigment, full-coverage foundation with a matte finish and 24-hour wear—now with a new look in a total of 30 shades. 

What it does:
Featuring 30 full-coverage, matte shades—renamed to include undertones for easier shade selection—Kat Von D’s bestselling foundation collection has a shade to cover virtually all skin tones. From the fairest of the fair to deep, rich tones, this shade range has you covered with the same, 24-hour wear and high-pigment formula, beautifully packaged in a sleek new design. 

With just one light layer, the creamy formula corrects discoloration, stops shine, and hides blemishes. Formulated with 21 percent pigment, this powerful foundation is loaded with proprietary pigments, and an exclusive high-tech blend of silicone elastomers and silicone esters to bind the formula so you get total matte coverage that stays waterproof, fade-proof, and transfer-resistant all day long. 

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

What else you need to know:
Lock-It Foundation’s innovative airless chamber prevents contamination to protect and maintain the creamy consistency so that every pump delivers a precisely measured, fresh dose to flawlessly cover your entire face. 

Prep skin with Lock-It Hydrating Primer for more comfortable wear and better application of Lock-It Foundation. 

Kat Von D used an antique wax seal as the inspiration for the new Lock-It Collection design

Kat von D Lock It Tattoo Foundation Swatches

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Here’s how Kat von D Lock It Foundation in D74 compares to my other foundations.


Kat von D Lock It Foundation Review

I think it is important to pair with this the right primer because the formula is unlike anything else I’ve used. It is considerably thicker than all other foundations I’ve used and I feel like if paired with a traditional mattifying primer it could look quite weird. I don’t own the Kat von D Lock It Hydrating Primer which is recommended for this, so I used The Ordinary High Adherence Silicone Primer, which is my current favourite. It leaves my skin feeling both hydrated and matte.

I love the packaging of this. I’m  a packaging fiend and Kat von D gets me every time! Beyond the cuteness of the packaging, it is actually pretty functional. It is an airless pump, and as you use up the product the inner core pushes up and you always see exactly how much product is left. The airless pump also means you will likely be able to use up all of the foundation compared to regular pumps or pour out bottles where theres always product you can’t reach towards the finish  of the bottle.

Kat von D Lock It Foundation Before and After

Kat von D Lock It Foundation Before and After Dark Skin New
Kat von D Lock It Foundation D74 Before and After. I am also wearing Kat von D Lock It Concealer in D31, plus Beauty Bakerie Yellow Flour and Laura Mercier Translucent Medium Deep Powder. More details will be on my Instagram soon. 
As you can see the coverage is phenomenal. It covers acne scars and hyperpigmentation flawlessly! And the best part is that it doesn’t feel cakey or look heavy. It is really, really good at controlling oil too.

It didn’t oxidise on me.

The shade I got (D74) has warm, golden undertones, which I appreciate because I used to have such a hard time finding foundations that match my undertones. Lately a lot of brands seem to be getting it right in that area and I am here for it.

I’ve been using it for a couple of months now, and I have experienced no breakouts.

This foundation tends to settle in smile lines. To combat that, I bake my smile lines when I wear this.  When I do that it doesn’t settle into my smile lines anymore.

Overall, I love this foundation. I think it is best for combination to oily skin.

I had a bit of a learning curve with it but now we understand each other and it’s all good. 😁

On a more serious note. It is great at oil control, It has amazing coverage. It does not separate in the heat. It is pretty transfer resistant. The packaging is amazing, and so is the price. It ticks pretty much all the boxes I look for in a foundation.

Most other high-end foundations range from $40 in price to $60  and above.

The Kat von D Lock It Foundation retails for $35, compared to the Estee Lauder Double Wear which retails for $39.5 and the Lancome Teint Idole retails for $47. I consider all three to be just about the best high coverage liquid foundations for oily skin around the same quality, so I am really impressed with how relatively affordable the Kat von D Lock It Foundation is.

You can either purchase The Kat von D Lock It Foundation from the brand website or you can buy it here if you live in Nigeria.

Have you tried this foundation? What did you think of it?

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