Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo Foundation Review, Swatch, Before, After
By Ree

Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo Foundation Review & Swatch

24 Aug 2016 (Updated: 20 Jan 2019)

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Seeing as Kat Von D is coming to the UK, I made even more of a bee line for the brand when I hit Sephora in New York. As complexion is my favourite makeup topic, this time I picked up the foundation. Here’s a look at the Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo Foundation with swatches and before and after photos.

UPDATE: You can buy the London’s Calling set HERE – a cute set of liquid lipstick, lipstick and liner – that will give you a taste of what’s to come.

Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo Foundation
Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo Foundation

This is an intensely pigmented, full coverage, long-wear foundation, which always gets me very interested.

Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo Foundation Features

Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo Foundation
Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo Foundation
  • High-pigment foundation – 21%
  • Full coverage
  • Long lasting finish
  • The best siliconic elastomers and siliconic esters provide 24-hour wear
  • Transfer resistant
  • Natural polymers absorb oil for a matte, soft finish
  • Added emollients provide a velvety texture for smooth, hydrated skin
  • Free from Parabens & Synthetic Fragrances
  • Packaged in an innovative airless chamber which prevents contamination
  • Each pump delivers a precisely measured, fresh dose

I also bought the primer and the Concealer in the range which have both been formulated to work in synergy with this foundation.  So far I have only tested the foundation alone and I am loving it!

Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo Foundation Swatch

I had to make a fairly quick decision in the shop when I chose the shade but I think I did OK. I went for 44 Light Cool. Here’s the swatch of it.

Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo Foundation Swatch - 44
Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo Foundation Swatch – 44

Before & After Photos

Before:

Before
Before

After:

After
After

I love the way this foundation applies. You need the tiniest amount to get brilliant coverage as it is so densely pigmented. I used half a pump and a buffing brush to work it in and it smoothed over the skin with ease. It feels a tiny bit sticky for a little while after application but this soon goes and I actually didn’t really feel the need to powder it. I might if I thought I was going to be out for a really long day, but only lightly.

Using a small amount, and not powdering, turns this matte foundation into one with a very soft glow which I absolutely loved. I actually didn’t even used concealer and I felt my skin looked lovely and fresh.

I think it is well suited to my combination skin and even survived tears (don’t worry I only slammed my finger in a door, cried like a baby and then got over it two minutes later!). I only needed half a pump which is great, but I think the problem some people could have is it would definitely be very easy to end up with too much on your face as it is so thick.

Top tip! Less is more!

Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo Foundation is available to order online for $35 in the US now HEREKat Von D Beauty launches in the UK in September 2016.

You can buy the London’s Calling set HERE – a cute set of liquid lipstick, lipstick and liner – that will give you a taste of what’s to come.

Ree

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3 thoughts on “Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo Foundation Review & Swatch

  1. i have been wanting to try this product so thank you for doing this ! I would love to hear your thoughts on the concealer as well! I have heard great things about it!

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