For this month’s beauty post, I’m going to be reviewing Kat Von D’s Lock-It Foundation. I was excited to try this foundation because as I mentioned in one of my previous posts, this foundation was one of the top rated out among several others that were tested. So, I decided to see for myself and see what Kat Von D’s foundation was really about.
I really like the packaging on this product, it comes in a clear plastic tube with black details and the KVD logo on the front, as well as “Lock-It” on the bottom. It’s cute, sleek, and screams Kat Von D. I’m glad it’s plastic too because that means if it’s dropped it won’t break as easily as glass. I’ve broken so many Smashbox BB Cream Waters because they fell off my counter and the glass shattered, so this packaging being plastic is nice.
With this foundation, I would say a little goes a long way, so you want to be careful not to put too much, or else your skin might be looking a little wet. I would also say that you probably don’t want to put anything else under this, with the exception of primer, because it will end up looking dewey and taking forever to dry. When I first started using this product, I would put it over my BB cream, but it made my face look really wet and cakey. Maybe it’s just how the two formulas mixed, I don’t know, but it was not a good look.
First, I prime my face with the Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Primer. Then, to apply this foundation, I put a couple of pumps on the Fenty Beauty Precision Makeup Sponge, and dab it into my skin. The formula is thick and creamy, and it blends easily into the skin. At first, once it’s on the skin, it’s a bit tacky, but once it dries (which takes a few minutes), it has a matte finish and feels soft, like it says on the bottle. And, it is full coverage, which I like.
The first photo is just my face with primer on it, the second photo is half of my face with the foundation on, the third photo is the half of my face without the foundation, so you can see the difference, and the fourth photo is my whole face covered. I used shade Medium 54 Neutral.
However, I found two big cons to this foundation: 1, it’s not really that transfer-resistant at all like the bottle claims. When I put my phone up to my ear, a ton of makeup came off on it, which was disappointing. And 2, after awhile, if you look closely, it gets cakey around my t-zone and you can actually see the foundation building up and getting patchy. I don’t know if that has something to do with my other products, such as concealer, being there because I only notice this when I have a full face on (concealer, setting powder, contour, highlight), but regardless, the foundation should not be doing that.
Overall, I give this foundation a 7/10. The formula is nice, it’s long-wear, full coverage, and I love the matte finish. For a final look I added concealer, setting powder, contour, highlighter, mascara, and setting spray, and you can see all the products I used down below. This foundation retails for $35 at Sephora, I hope you enjoyed this review Babes!