Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation Review & Swatches
Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation ($34) is a new highly pigmented, full coverage foundation that promises super long wear.
It’s ironic Kat created something that’s meant to conceal tattoos since she is so proud of her own body art. But facts is facts at some point in life those who do have a tattoo might need to conceal it and in that case this provides a crazy good deal of coverage you’ll need to do just that.
Take a look!
This comes in a round plastic tube with a depressor for dispensing the foundation. I’d like to take a second to thank Sephora for creating a foundation product in an excellent package. Not only does this packaging allow the foundation to remain fresh (it lets NO air inside) but it also has a depressor that allows just the right amount of product to be released. Too many times I run into foundation or skincare pumps that let loose enough product to cover a small village or planet. I had no such issues with this. It releases just the right amount of foundation onto my fingers that I’ll need to do my entire face, no more, no less.
Speaking of just the right amount…
Holy Jebus this stuff is pigmented. They really are serious when they say full coverage. It does somewhat remind me of products like Dermablend that were created specifically to conceal birthmarks or tattoos. Truly this will cover just about any issues you’re wanting to hide. Redness, birthmarks, ink, acne scarring, dark spots, etc…etc…I don’t think I’ve tried, owned, or ever run across a foundation product this concentrated. It provides full coverage with as little as a dot size amount.
Not only are you buying into exceptional coverage but but it has an incredible wear time. Supposedly a combination of raw materials and the best siliconic elastomers and siliconic esters provide 24-hour wear with transfer resistance. I wouldn’t go so far as to say 24 hour wear time but you will see all day wear. My day runs around 8 to 12 hours and I didn’t have issues with fading or oxidizing. It remains as fresh as original application for me.
According to the details it’s a matte finish. I can’t wear mattes since my skin is drier however, I didn’t feel this was too bad. It lacks the powdery dry down of a matte finish foundation and has a semi-matte feel that was fairly comfortable to wear without being to heavy. You do have to use a little though as I can see it easily coming across cakey or accentuating flaky/dry areas if you go overboard with it. Plus it does have the potential to feel mask-like if you put too much on.
Shade: Medium 54
I suggest either mixing a little bit with your moisturizer (dry skin only) or using a brush to buff a light finish onto your face. I promise that a little goes a long way and you’ll come across flawless with just that amount.
The formula is so concentrated in fact it contains 21 percent pigment plus it’s paraben free with 14 shades to choose from.
Overall, I’m not sure Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation is for everyone. This is a foundation that’s specifically for those who want and need a good deal of coverage. I personally don’t use a ton of foundation so I do think the formula defeats some of its purpose for a skin type that’s fairly smooth and blemish-free. However, those seeking full on coverage for concealing EVERYTHING this is guaranteed to do so without feeling to heavy or mask-like.
It isn’t something I’d reach for daily but I can’t deny how flawless a complexion it can create and what incredible coverage it offers.
If you remember a little goes a long way during application, I’m positive you’ll love it as much as I did.
Muse Approved for purchase.
Available now at Sephora and Sephora.com
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