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.
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.
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!.
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.
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!
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.
(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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