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on 11/20/2015 4:44:00 PM
More reviews by vientecillo
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
Fine powder foundation. Not my colour but I may use it during summer.
on 11/13/2015 10:04:00 PM
More reviews by Cmmgirl
Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I got the light 42 and it's the perfect match. This powder is smooth and velvety. I love it, it makes my skin look flawless
on 10/25/2015 3:24:00 PM
More reviews by MarJH
Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Not Sure
Another powder foundation that was a fail for me. I tried it this week after reading reviews on MUA. I am oily only in my T-Zone. I wanted to like this foundation because the color was spot on. It looked lighter in the compact but once on it was perfect. After less than 2 hours I was shiny and had to touch up, after touch up I was even more oily. I couldn't wait to get home and wash this off of my face it felt like it just sat on the the top of my skin and never absorbed and felt sticky. I used a primer and then tried without a primer but still didn't work for me. My skin isn't super oily just t-zone and I'm in Texas so it is humid and I need a foundation that can handle the humidity and heat. I've been using Merle Norman Ultra Powder Foundation for 6 years and it works great it's just not perfect so I was looking to try something else.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 9/28/2015 11:25:00 PM
More reviews by ashleyyn96
Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
i loooooved everything about this foundation except they don't have my color, the undertones are off. it makes me really upset because this was a favorite for me :( if you can find a match i HIGHLY recommend!
on 9/25/2015 5:21:00 PM
More reviews by Tgivens
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Love love love this powder foundation. I have combo/oily skin and this keeps the shine at bay for a solid 9-10 hours. Great color selection so the Sephora rep didn't have any trouble matching my skin tone. I didn't care for the little sponge it came with so I used my powder foundation brush and it went on quick and even. luckily the color stays true all day even in humid weather. I live in FL so humidity is a daily issue. This is also a cruelty free brand. No little bunnies were harmed in an effort to make you look beautiful. Definitely worth trying. I used to only use Chantecaille powder foundation but this coverage is much better. Its advertised as full coverage but I would say it's med to full. Will be repurchasing. Happy shopping.
on 9/16/2015 2:49:00 PM
More reviews by justinetindall
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Beautiful packaging, beautiful quality powder, and great company ethics- no animal testing. It is very pigmented, does not accentuate dryness, keeps skin matte, and does not cause breakouts at all.This lasts all day on me, and can wear it by itself and still get awsome coverage while looking natural. For reference, I have combo oily skin, have tried all the high end powders, nothing gives the same satin matte finish with high coverage and lasting power.ELDW powder is my second choice, but KVD Lockit powder will forever be my favorite. I've repurchased this twice now.
on 9/7/2015 5:20:00 AM
More reviews by bellagrande
Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Warm
Hair: Black, Relaxed, Coarse
Even though it's a foundation, it pairs with the KVD liquid foundation as a setting powder. I'm not a fan of powder foundation so I wouldn't wear this on its own. It's full coverage and extremely blendable. There's great colour selection as well. The packaging is sturdy and beautifully designed. Will be repurchasing.
on 8/20/2015 8:17:00 AM
More reviews by iloveurbandecay
Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
What a fantastic foundation! Feather-lite yet doesn't move once it's applied - no transfer at all - and it stops shine in its tracks. And ladies, I have shine like you wouldn't believe, I've had estheticians back away from me slowly when I go for facials - they can't deal with my shine. But this powder foundation keeps it all under wraps and it feels terrific. My skin feels fresh, rejuvenated and clean. Plus, there's even a shade light enough for me that isn't too yellow or pink. And i bought this on a whim! thank you, Kat Von D.
on 8/19/2015 8:45:00 PM
More reviews by Deandra
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium
I have had several great powder foundations over the years from various brands. I've bought and loved Stila Illuminating Powder Foundation (IPF), Chantecaille Compact Foundation (which should expand their color range but I love it), and MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus (SFPP), which has the most amazing shade range I've ever seen with realistic flesh tones from uber-pale to deep dark. Jane Iredale's Pure Pressed Base disappointed me because although I thought the texture was very nice, I could not find a good color match. Everything in that line skews very pink, very yellow, or very orange and I wish Jane Iredale would throw it all out and start over with shades that are neutral, because even the "neutrals" are very pink or very yellow. Also I wasn't crazy about the $52 price tag, and refills are $40 (the empty compact is $12). Once I hit the $50 mark, I start comparing the product to Dior Forever Compact, which has a great finish, is lightweight, and has a nice color match for me in the lightest shade,10. Dior also hides my pores, and Iredale didn't. Stila's refills are $28 and the compact is $14 for a total of $42. I appreciate the recycling mentality, but the compact isn't worth $14. If Stila's going to charge that, the compact should be nicer. With Kat Von D, the whole kit and caboodle is only $35 and the attractive compact is already assembled. Chantecaille's compact is quite nice and the powder is better at hiding my pores, but it's $62 versus $35.Kat Von D's compact is sturdy with a beautiful pattern on the outside of the mirrored lid and the usual sponge compartment hidden under the powder cake. I much prefer this compact to Stila's or MAC's. I bought the shade Light 45, which was the closest color match for me. The Sephora SA and I agreed that this is the only neutral for light skin. While Light 42 and 44 both lean pink, 45's undertone is described on Sephora's site as yellow, but it's not glaringly so. It was the best option for me of the three lightest shades. This formula is special enough that it would be smart for Kat Von D to add a shade for very fair skin that is basically the same tone as 45 but paler, for fair women who are more neutral than rosy. My best shade in Stila IPF was 10 Watts when I was using that, and Light 45 is darker. It's more like Stila's 20 or 30 Watts. Stila's 10 Watts has a *slight* yellow undertone but it's pale, so it's great for very fair skin. Bases with strong pink undertones tend to emphasize redness, and not all fair skins have pink undertones. People with inflammation are trying to move away from pink. KVD Light 42 will match some porcelain skin, but not porcelain skin that is neutral to slightly "warm." MAC's SFPP range is vast and seems to include every flesh tone. That should really be the goal for all brands.Kat Von D's coverage is fuller than your average powder and even full for a powder foundation. Stila's IPF is more like a pigmented setting powder. Studio Fix Powder Plus is also more lightweight than KVD. This powder is versatile. You can add a light layer with a powder brush and stop there. This adds coverage and a powder finish without caking it on. If you use the enclosed sponge, this lays more product onto the skin than the brush does. You can apply dry, and then to take away the powdery finish, if you so desire, you can take a damp sponge and lightly press it (without rubbing) into the skin. I did this one day and just put a light layer of translucent blot powder over my T-zone and it looked very nice. Or if you have Evian water, a light misting of that will take it from a powder look to more of a liquid look, although it still doesn't give you the finish of a liquid such as Armani Luminous Silk.My favorite way to wear this or any powder foundation is over a very sheer tinted sunscreen or BB cream because powder foundations aren't the best for smoothing out texture. Liquids do a better job. Something sheer that contains sodium hyaluronate (like MAC Prep+Prime Beauty Balm SPF 35 or Bare Minerals Complexion Gel Creme) is better at giving you a smooth canvas, compensating for pores and fine lines. MDSolarSciences Beauty Balm SPF 50 is a good primer to wear beneath this powder foundation. Overall, for the price, I really like this powder foundation. Kat Von D is Leaping Bunny Certified, for those who are vegan or avoiding animal testing. Brands such as Stila, Armani, MAC, Dior, are not cruelty free.INGREDIENTS (LIGHT 45 COLOR):Talc, Nylon-12, Mica, Kaolin, Isoamyllaurate, Magnesium Myristate, Dimethicone, Boron Nitride,Phenyl Trimethicone, Zinc Stearate, Polyester-4, 1,2-Hexanediol,Caprylyl Glycol, Barium Sulfate, Dimethiconol. May Contain:Ci 77492 (Iron Oxide), Ci 77491 (Iron Oxide), Ci 77499 (Iron Oxide),Ci 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake).
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 8/11/2015 3:44:00 PM
More reviews by sameenelahi821
Skin: Combination, Tan, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
This is the only powder I've found that matches my skin tone perfectly, and I think that has to do with the fact that Kat Von D offers a pretty varied set of colors. For a powder, it's quite pigmented, but it doesn't offer the full coverage I was led to expect. Granted, it is MUCH better than most other powders, but I use it either with concealer or to set liquid foundation. Works excellently with both, but it's not a miracle product. Staying power is significant, but don't rely on it if you're out in the sun all day. I have oily skin and I found that it works best without a setting spray, but primer is a must.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
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