Kat Von D Lock It Foundation And Concealer Review

Hello beauties, I am always on the search for the ‘perfect’ foundation and concealer (aren’t we all) and there’s a endless list of both high end and drugstore ones that I aim to try in the new year. The foundation and concealer I will be reviewing today is from Kat Von D’s Lock It range. I have tried this foundation before and actually hated it but that was when it was first released and before I knew about using oils as a base to create flawless looking foundation application. So this is attempt two and my findings.

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Kat Von D Lock It foundation

Creamy and pigmented, ‘Lock-It’ foundation is the only long-wear liquid formula we can count on to create a perfect canvas. With one pump it will even out discolouration, stop shine and hide blemishes, offering amazing coverage that’s so long-wear you can go a full 24 hours without re-applying. Formulated with proprietary pigments plus an exclusive blend of siliconic elastomers which bind the formula, it will stay flawless, fade-free and transfer-proof. The bottle also features an innovative airless chamber design that prevents contamination, maintains rich consistency and ensures a fresh, precisely measured dose with every pump.

I love the edgy style of this packaging, I expect nothing less from rocker Kat Von D and she has hit the nail on the head when it comes to attractive packaging. The product comes in a sturdy, clear plastic bottle which is perfect for seeing how much product you have left and the colour of the foundation inside.

It has a handy push down lid that dispenses a decent size amount of product which saves product wastage and keeps everything sanitary (it also has a little lid for the dispenser to keep it fresh!). Based on the Kat Von D website this foundation carries a whopping 32 shades, with a amazing colour range to suit many skin tones. You get 30ml of product in the bottle which is standard for most foundations.

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Once pumped out onto the hand I was reminded how thick the consistency is, it won’t budge or run. As stated above I tried this with a really moisturising base as I have dry to normal skin and like a dewy finish. I started to apply like normal, first using my Real Techniques beauty sponge. This was a complete fail, the foundation was caking and not blending in at all so I moved on to my Real Techniques expert face brush. This seemed to make application a little easier but it dried so quick that blending was almost impossible. I was left with thick dry looking patches on my cheeks, forehead and nose area and that is never a good look.

I decided to try once more by mixing the foundation with a Strobe cream, I needed to use so much of the cream though to make it the perfect consistency for me that it sheered out the coverage to a light to medium which then rendered this ‘full coverage’ foundation useless!. I am so gutted that this didn’t work for me as I wanted to love it so much, so sadly this will be being put in the bin *cries*. This foundation costs £27. Maybe this foundation would work so much better with the Lock It hydration primer and on a oily skin!.

Kat Von D Lock It concealer

Redefining multi-tasking, this ‘Lock-It’ concealer créme is the first formula to bring together everything you’ve ever wanted in a concealer: super-creamy, blendable full coverage and true 24-hour wear. With a few smooth strokes, you can brighten under-eyes, cover blemishes, correct discoloration, neutralise redness, contour and highlight.

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Next is the Lock It concealer, with matching packaging and a thick plastic bottle, it definitely seems like you’re getting a lot of product for your money (6.25g) which is great since I hate paying out for a stindgy amount of concealer. I love the medium shaped doe foot applicator, it made it so easy to apply the concealer onto my under eye area and blemishes without any dragging. The best thing about this concealer is how thick it is, I do love a thick high coverage concealer and this one was a winner, although at the time of trying it I was very nervous that it would have been just as bad as the foundation but luckily it was the opposite.

This provided amazing coverage and blended out like a dream, leaving a gorgeous brightening effect under the eyes and covering all my blemishes. There was no need to set this with a powder as it dried down very quickly and didn’t crease at all throughout the day. This concealer comes in 20 shades and even has a pure white shade which I think is brilliant. It costs £20. I am so pleased with this and will definitely be buying again!

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I picked up shades ‘light 46 neutral’ which ended up being to dark for me and shade ‘L3 warm ‘ which looks dark because of the lightening but is actually the perfect shade for me and matches my Mac NC15 shade.

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(Apologies for disgusting photo but I had to show how bad the foundation looked on my skin!)

Have you used the Kat Von D foundation? How did you find it? Have you found a secret way to make it work for you? Let me know in the comments below!

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Thanks for reading

Rebecca

xox

39 Comments Add yours

      1. your welcome Rebecca.

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  1. Always Cleia says:

    I almost bought this foundations but I was also concerned because it’s matte and my skin is really dry too! I’m glad I didn’t after reading your review. Are you able to return it at all? It sucks to just throw it away 😦
    I’m so glad the concealer worked out for you after the foundation fail!

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    1. Very lucky! £27 is a lot to waste! I can’t as I bought it from Debenhams online and it’s been opened and used so they won’t allow to take it back 😭 x

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      1. Always Cleia says:

        Awww, that’s so unfortunate! Sorry to hear that 😞

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  2. Makeup by Erin says:

    I feel like I need to try this foundation since I have super oily skin! The concealer looks super nice too! I’m sorry it didn’t work out for you ☹️ xx

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    1. I really hope it works for you! I’ve seen it look flawless on so many people so it may just be the case that this only works for super oily skinned people!. That’s okay sweet they can’t all be winners 😂 x

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      1. Makeup by Erin says:

        Yeah I hope it works out too! xx 😬

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  3. Mimi says:

    So sad when a foundation you want to love doesn’t work! I recently tried the Nars Tinted Moisturiser and it was waaaay to shiney for me 😭 this is the first product I don’t like from them and I was so heart broken! I’m glad the concealer worked though the packaging is stunning ♥️

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    1. It broke my heart a little 😂 I wanted it to work so bad purely just for the coverage! Two of the Nars foundations are on my list to try have you tried any of them?. x

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      1. Mimi says:

        I’ve used the weightless foundation, I think that’s what is called: it was one of my favourite until the glass bottle fell and exploded ahah

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      2. Oh the heartbreak 😂 x

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      3. Mimi says:

        Ahahahah but overall it’s an amazing foundation: it feels like a liquid lipstick: it starts really watery and then it sets into a satin natural finish, it’s amazing, super long lasting and medium coverage. I can’t wait to try the new one they are coming out with. ❤

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  4. Great review, it sucks that the foundation didn’t work out for you :/ I have a combination skin but I hate matte foundations, I prefer velvet or semi-matte foundations, will not be getting this one then but I really want to try the concealer!

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    1. I know I am so gutted but really pleased at the same time that I have found a great high coverage concealer, I defiantly recommend it!. You will definitely hate this foundation then! Thanks for reading sweet x

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      1. I will try the concealer then!!

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  5. hudapervez says:

    I will definitely be staying away from this foundation haha, as i have dry skin and even with normal foundations i need to use hydrating moisturizers and primers to make sure my foundation doesn’t look cakey or dry! I’ve heard only positive things about this foundation so it was great to hear a different opinion from someone with dry skin! Great review! xx

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    1. Yeah I definitely wouldn’t recommend it! It may work well if you combine it with the Lock It hydrating primer but you shouldn’t have to purchase certain products to make something ‘work’! Thanks for reading sweet! x

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  6. Sorry it didn’t work out for you! 😕 This foundation is my absolute holy grail, but then I have oily to combination skin and like a super matte finish. Haven’t tried the concealer but it sounds really good so may have to test that one out 😊 x

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    1. That’s okay you can’t win them all! Glad it works for others though especially if you have oily skin because I can imagine that’s a pain to get good foundations for! I definitely recommend the concealer! x

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  7. In Roseac says:

    Love the shade 💕

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  8. So disappointing to hear you were let down by this! ☹️ People are usually raving about all Kat von D products so it’s refreshing to see an honest review! X

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    1. I know I was so gutted! I originally bought it after watching many great reviews about it. Perhaps there is a trick I’m missing but I shouldn’t have to work that hard to make it work for me! x

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      1. I agree! I think high end products should be effortless! So sorry hun x

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  9. Sarah says:

    I’ve been wanting to try the concealer ever since I saw pictures of it flawlessly covering tattoos – if it can do that it should be capable of hiding my eye bags 😉
    I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award in a blog post today 🙂
    https://vintagetearose.co.uk/2018/01/17/versatile-blogger-award-1-7-liebster-award-6-8/

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  10. Oh nooooo! The foundation is my holy grail – I am oily complexion though! I haven’t tried the concealer yet, next time I order the foundation I might treat myself to the concealer too!

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    1. I’m glad it works for you! It seems like it works well for everyone that has oily skin and I just have the wrong skin type! I really recommend the concealer it has such good coverage and doesn’t crease! x

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  11. Such a bummer the foundation didn’t work out, I’d be gutted! I have the concealer and love it x

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    1. I know I was so annoyed at the time! Glad you like the concealer though me too! x

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  12. Oooh I am so tempted to try that concealer!! :O Lovely review! -xox-
    PS: just want to let you know that I’ve nominated you for an award 🙂 Here’s the link in case you haven’t seen. ❤ http://bit.ly/2Dfb8kX

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    1. I definitely recommend! The price isn’t too bad for a high end concealer and especially for the coverage it gives! Thanks for the nomination sweet x

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  13. Ooh how interesting, I’ve always heard people rave about the lock it foundation. I’ve not tried it myself though, so thanks for this review I might save myself the money aha 😊 xo

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    1. I wish I was one who could rave about it and saved myself £27 😭 I know they sell samples on eBay so if you still want try it maybe go for that rather then splurge out first ❤️ x

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      1. Ooh I didn’t know that, thanks for that tip, I shall have a look if I decide to try it 😊 xo

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      2. Yeah they have nearly every high end foundation on there for you to try it’s amazing! I only found out after this failed attempted with the Lock it foundation or I would have done that first! 😂❤️ x

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  14. I’ve been so close to buying this foundation but I’ve seen many reviews on it saying it oxidises quickly and is very drying! Glad I didn’t! Very informative and helpful review though ☺️

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    1. As much as I hate putting back reviews it there and also hating well loved products I am glad others with the same skin type have now not wasted their money! Thank you sweet ❤️ x

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      1. Definitely! It helps a lot when you read other people’s experiences with a product, be it positive or negative, and get an idea of how it might work for your skin. I’m glad I didn’t get it now haha

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