Monday, April 20, 2015

On The Shelf


Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation

Purchase Price $35 + tax

Retailer  Sephora

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Product Review:

After many rounds of Sephora sampling (you can get three in-store!), I finally purchased this foundation. Having an array of 18 shades means if you are fair or dark there is a foundation you can use. The only drawback I have had is my shade, 42 which is the lightest, consistently being out of stock. So before you run out to buy this check first to see it they have it available just in case.

The packaging is clever and all other foundations should follow suit. With every pump the product is pushed up through the top and clearly shows how much is left. This is a huge benefit that I love when preparing to repurchase. “Formulated with 21% pigment” and “polysilicone-II” definitely plays a crucial role in its long wear-ability. This brings me to my next point, which is transfer. This product causes minimal transfer compared to other large brands, and I should know considering I have to constantly change face masks.

I usually mix this with MAC Studio FIX fluid for a nice matte finish. I love the full coverage and don’t even need a concealer when I use it. Now the consistency is thick and dries quickly so time is not your friend! I recommend using a beauty blender or a stippling brush to achieve the best results. 
This foundation does have an initial “chemical” odor which quickly disappears. And a little goes a long way with this product so be mindful of the pumping.

For me this is not an everyday use as it is a “heavy” makeup product. The price is well worth it as there is no capping issue or air exposure due to the packaging. I love the look this foundation gives and it is by all means it is in a regular rotation on my face and my shelf, as I’m on my second bottle.