The Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation (RRP $49.00) is available in 19 shades, ranging from Light 42 to Deep 74. I chose Light 44 as my shade, which is perfect for my skin tone. The shades come in pink and yellow base tones as well, so it’s likely you will find one that suits you! It boasts 24 hour wear, high coverage, non-transferable with a velvet matte finish. I’ve been testing the foundation for around a month now, and found some great qualities, but also some points that should be considered.
First off, the high coverage claim. On point. I find this covers every spot, scar, discolouration or what-have-you, with ease. I rarely layer this with a concealer, unless I had a massive zit to cover. Then we’d probably need some back up troops 😉 I currently wear it with a Mecca Cosmetica Hydrating Primer (RRP $40.00) which I’ve been using on and off since May. I find it adds a little more hydration and moisture underneath the velvet matte finish – which I find is also true to Kat’s claims.
With such a high coverage foundation, I often find that breakouts can be an issue.
With other super high coverage foundations it can lead to clogged pores and as a result, an excess of sebum. I haven’t had any makeup related breakouts since using this product for the last month at all. This could be because Kat has formulated a product that is sulfate and paraben free. Also despite being such high coverage, I find it doesn’t feel overly cake-y on my face. I’ve been applying the product with my Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge (RRP $16.99) which helps keep it a thin layer and not too overly done.
I also want to mention that almost all of Kat’s line is vegan and cruelty-free. A great step for a brand, and I hope one that will be followed by other brands. Personally, I think all beauty products should AT LEAST be cruelty free, but that’s a story for another blog post.
Now, I will mention that I wore this foundation once without primer. Big mistake! As someone with combination skin, I ended up with some oxidisation of the product. Oxidisation is when the foundation darkens a shade or two, and sometimes goes orange. Ick! So if you have oily or combination skin, definitely wear a primer with this foundation, lest you become an Oompa Loompa.
Overall, I’ve really enjoyed using the Kat Von D Lock-it Foundation, and would repurchase it again in the future!
Have you tried any products from Kat Von D?
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