Kat Von D is known for her incredible artistry with tattoos, and her extremely popular makeup brand. I decided to put her Lock-it foundation to the test today to see if it’s worth the hype, and the price!
Starting off, I’d like to let you know that I have particularly oily skin. Usually I need to blot throughout the day when I am wearing foundation, and I look like a messy grease ball by the end of the day. I do get occasional dry flakes and acne, and I have VERY large pores. When testing out a new foundation, I always use a good primer and prep my skin well, so that I know that I will get the best, and truest results.
The Lock-it foundation comes in a gorgeous (and totally Kat Von D) package. The bottle feels very luxury, and it has a nice pump, that easily dispenses the product. It comes with 1.0 fl. oz. of product, and retails for $35.00. It comes in 30 shades, and is paraben free, sulfate free, phthalate free, synthetic fragrance free, and is 100% vegan. I decided to go with the shade Light 44 Cool, which is described as “fair alabaster with cool undertone.” According to the Sephora website, this foundation claims to be “a high-pigment, full-coverage foundation with a matte finish and 24-hour wear.” The website also states that “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.”
To me, this sounded like the perfect foundation for my oily skin, and I was ready to put it to the test. Right away, I noticed that the consistency was very thick and creamy. I really only needed one pump to cover my whole face in a light layer. It is EXTREMELY full coverage. The one pump that I used covered just about everything, and I used another half pump just to touch up. I do think that this applies better with a beauty blender, rather than a brush. The coverage seems to be more even, and it really pushes the product into the skin better than a brush would. I found that it’s very important to push this foundation into the skin because it does tend to accentuate my large pores. I think that this product performs much better with a pore filling primer, and looks a lot more flawless on the skin. The finish is completely matte, which is great for those of you with oily skin. After everything was applied and set in place with powder, I was thrilled with the way this foundation looked.
I ended up putting the foundation on at about 4:00 pm because I had just gotten home from Sephora, and just couldn’t wait until the next day to try it. I didn’t end up taking the foundation off until about 11:00 pm, making my wear time about 7 hours. I was expecting this foundation to break apart and let my oils seep through like most foundations do. At the end of the night when I took it off, I had a very slight shine to my face. I never had to blot or touch up my face with powder, and you could hardly see any oils peeking through. The foundation still looked flawless after 7 hours, and I was ecstatic about it. The only negative things that I have to say are that I did find that it caked up around my nose a little bit by the end of the night, which I expected. I also did not like that it accentuated my pores, but I found that when using it with a pore filling primer, it looks much better. Check out the photo below to see what the foundation looked like by itself on my skin!
If you’d like to put this foundation to the test yourself, you can find it HERE!
Have you tried the Lock-it foundation? Let me know your thoughts!