|Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo Foundation in shade 66 Deep.|
Prior to my birthday (which is in January), I was feverishly looking for a full coverage foundation that I can wear on the nights when I go out. My MAC Pro Longwear foundation was done and while I liked that foundation, I wanted to try another brand to see if I can find something a little better. I had a little party for my birthday and I was looking for a foundation that would give me great coverage, no flashback when I take pictures with everyone and that was long wearing especially around my t-zone area. So I did my research. I checked into what my favorite YouTubers were using and read reviews on Sephora and beauty blogs and came across the Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo foundation.
According to Sephora’s website, KVD foundation is transfer resistant, has a matte finish, can be worn for up to 24 hours and can cover up tattoos. Sounds like the holy grail of all foundations, right? Not technically. When I bought it, I was excited especially because it was very long wearing. I mean most foundations last about 6-8 hours before touching up, so imagine 24 hours! Plus, there was lots of great reviews on the product so I had to buy it. For the purpose of this review, I had to wait a few months after purchasing it so that I can give a fair review. Also, I have a combination skin type, which means my t-zone area (nose and forehead area) gets really oily while the rest of my face is normal. For reference, my shade in the MAC PLW foundation is NC 50.
- Great coverage (see above pictures)
- Matte finish
- Transfer Resistant
- Don’t have to set with powder
- Even though my nose and forehead gets oily after awhile, it doesn’t produce as much oil as some of my other foundations.
- Has a pump to control how much product comes out the bottle.
- Only need 1-2 pumps to cover my whole face.
- Lots of shade ranges to perfectly match different skintones.
- It is long wearing but not 24 hrs.
- After the foundation oxidizes, my t-zone area becomes oily. However, the rest of face is still matte (see above pictures).
- The foundation doesn’t last 24 hrs. I have to touch up my t-zone area with powder after about 11-12 hours.
- Because of the thick consistency, the foundation makes my face looks cakey.
- If I was to continuously wear this foundation, I will start to break out. However, if you deep clean your skin at night, you probably won’t see as many breakouts.
This foundation is a very good foundation, however, I don’t think I will buy it again. I am toying around with different ways to make this foundation work better for me. Instead of applying it with a brush, I use a BeautyBlender sponge and the foundation looks less cakey. I love the coverage that the foundation has. If you have acne prone skin, like myself, I wouldn’t recommend wearing this foundation everyday or even buying it because you will breakout. You have to wear a primer to use with this foundation (I used the Tarte Clean Slate Poreless 12-Hr Perfecting Primer) and you might have to use a setting spray for more lasting power.
I’m still on the hunt for that “holy grail” foundation for my collection. But, I will say that the KVD foundation does come pretty close. I hope this review was helpful for you guys.
What are some of your favorite foundations (drugstore or high end)?