Kat Von D Lock-It Powder Foundation


32 reviews

62% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$


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).

on 5/9/2015 10:46:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I like this powder foundation, but I'm not in love with it. so far it's the best powder foundation I've used, but it definitely doesn't live up to its name. it's not 24 hour wear, and doesn't control oil that well. if you apply a mattifying primer first, it does stay on your face a bit better. after 5 hours it can look a little like sludge on your oily areas. I do however like wearing this lightly on top of a liquid foundation with a powder brush- gives a nice air brushed look.

on 4/12/2015 11:54:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I was looking for a long lasting powder foundation with full coverage and this seemed to fit the bill perfectly, based on reviews. I typically wear the palest or 2nd palest shade but in Sephora I was matched to the 4th lightest, #46. I looked at it in daylight in Sephora and loved the coverage and shade match. I was absolutely horrified when 20 minutes later I got back to my car and saw the foundation had oxidized to an awful orange color. By the time I got home 20 minutes later, it was even darker. I have never seen anything like it, I looked like an Oompa Loompa. Returned it to Sephora today and out of curiosity tried the lightest shade, waited 15 mins walking around the store and the same thing happened. Looked like a really bad bronzer.

on 4/4/2015 8:44:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Very Oily, Tan, Cool

Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Black

This is the best powder I've ever used in my 7yrs of using makeup!! Lol. I love this full-coverage powder. It Last all day for me, I think this cost me $24 but the price is worth it because even though I wear makeup ever other day, this will last. Love love! I also have the Kat Von D foundation. Love her brand.

Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Red, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

Where have you been all of my life Kat? I needed this in my late teens and early twenties, I needed this foundation, the liquid foundation, and the matching concealer so BAD! I'm so in love with this foundation and I've only worn it for a week, but it's purrfect for my oily/uneven skin tone. This looks gorgeous on me, and I will probably wear it much more often than the Lock It Liquid Foundation which I also bought and love. This doesn't feel heavy or cakey, doesn't settle into my fine lines and wrinkles. And it freakin covers scars just like the liquid does! I'm sure it would cover pimples too, especially with the concealer too, but I don't have a current pimple to test that theory. But it makes me look damn close to flawless,especially with a primer under it, and the concealer to hide my hideous dark circles. And I already know this won't break me out too, if it was going to, my skin would be itchy right away, and a pimple would pop up within a few hours to a few days. So far so good!

Oh and it's a reasonable price! And the packaging is so cute, it has a mirror, and she included a little sponge, ( which BTW YES old ladies like me still use those!) LOL

I highly recommend this powder foundation if you are oily/acne prone/ or have scars you need to hide! This stuff is so much better than MAC studio fix, Laura Mercier, Dermablend, & any drug store cheapie I've EVER found.


OH and I just want to say this too, I don't believe Kat Von D is anti-semite! It's been going around that she is, because she told off her a**h**e boss, but that doesn't mean she's anti-semite! I've also had butthead Jewish bosses, and Catholic ones for that matter. It doesn't mean I am anti-semite! I love cute Jewish boys...

sorry for the rant, but it matters when people are judging these products based on horrid rumors ..And they are unfortunately, when it's a shame, because everything I've tried so far by her I truly did love enough buy, and I'm so picky with foundations it's unreal.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

ok first of all ive never written a review for anything before, but i just had to tell people how much i love this awesome product!!!!! A little pricey at $34....but definitely worth it. Started the day off with this over concealer only, and it totally blurred out my pores and covered dark spots and acne scars. Midday face got a tiny bit shiny, but nothing compared to how my face was before i started using this product. Im going back to Sephora to get a second one to keep in my purse for afternoon touchups!!!!!

on 2/3/2015 11:11:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I'm a huge fan of Kat Von D's products for the most part but unfortunately this powder just isn't for me. I purchased it in Light 46 which is actually a perfect fit for my skintone and the texture is creamy and smooth and it applies flawlessly. If only it stayed that way! It just doesn't last however and my biggest complaint is that I can "feel" it on my face. I don't know if that makes any sense but I can and by mid-day all I want to do is wash this off my face.

The Sephora website says this powder gives you a "flawless, matte finish" and also says this powder is "budge-proof...smudge- and sweat-proof." I'm not sure about all that...by mid-morning I find my face is a grease-pit that I've had to blot at least once if not twice. By mid-day it's flaky and creased around my chin and nose and by the end of my work day it's pretty much gone from my face as a result of all the blotting I've had to do. I can see this working for someone with dry or normal skin, but not oily/combination like mine. I'm going back to my MAC Careblend Pressed Powder which is amazing. As far as Kat Von D's Lock-It Powder Foundation goes...Dislike!

on 12/18/2014 3:17:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

Ugh. I have tried so many powder foundations on the market of all price ranges & I've yet to find one that's up to par. Perhaps it's just time I accept that powder foundations are not suited for my skintype (NC10, super oily, acne prone).

Let's start with my biggest complaint: oil absorbing properties. My pizza face lasted about 2 hours before I had to touch up with a finishing powder. As the day dragged on it is honestly a losing battle, as my go-to finishing powder was no longer able to absorb the oil & it turned into a cakey sludge on my face. Additionally, this broke me out. I went through the ingredients list carefully *before* purchasing & to be honest I did not see any triggering ingredients in it. I am 99% positive that I broke out from my own oil production, not an ingredient in the powder itself. HOWEVER, that's exactly why I opted for a powder...to control my oil. This break out could have been avoided if the powder preformed as advertised.

Moving forward, the coverage is nothing special. I was still able to see my redness even after caking this on. I had to use a bronzer on my neck because the shade Light (advertised as pale with yellow undertones) is a medium orange.

The only thing I liked about this product was the packaging, and even then, it has its flaws. Yes, the case is beautiful. I love KVD's logo on it. However was it really necessary to bulk up the product with a compact sponge holder? I don't know anyone that still uses sponges these days to apply powder! Either way it makes the powder packaging too big for a useless reason.

I will not repurchase.

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

TOO DARK :( even the light 44 was so damn yellow on me , I wanted to live this beciase the coverage was so bomb but alas it was a no for me, ime on Kat make a white powder for us white chicks that are ghostly

on 10/11/2014 7:52:00 PM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

Good color and decent coverage but I think there is too much of a dry powdery finish on the skin with this product. On it's own, it doesn't work. I tried it with a light coverage BB cream and that helps. I might try the liquid. I think this is like Smashbox Halo powder foundation.

on 9/18/2014 3:28:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I had high hopes for this and I am a sucker for a good powder foundation.
The shades can be deceiving so please go into the store and try some samples and even swatch a few and go outside in natural light an wear for a couple hours.
Do not just rely on the sales associate or the sephora shade matcher they have- it told me that the shade I needed was much darker and redder than my skintone. I tried it with the persistence of the SA and what do you know...oh thats right I had a bright reddish orange circle on my face that continued to darken LOL. oompa loompa TERRIBLE HAHAHA

So, in a much better shade- M53 was a nice match as well as M57. Both had a yellow tone M53 would probably be best for me in winter but was not bad once it settled on my skin. M57 also worked but looked more cakey as you could see it a bit more on my skin.
I found this to be very cakey!
It just did not look natural on the skin. As the day went on it did start to look better as my oils mixed with it but it still looked cakey in areas and did not help with my shiny skin.
I got just as oily as with any other foundation. The coverage it does provide starts to break down and separate as well. I did find that I could blend it back in with my fingers and it would look ok again then blot or powder as needed.
I have tried different brushes, using less, using more, you name it. Nothing worked to make this look flattering on the skin.
It looks very much like cake face and can be hard to blend into certain areas of the face, specially over concealer, I found that it kind of stuck to it and then looked very unnatural.
It looked very dry on the skin and I love a matte face but this was not matte it looked dry.
It was a heavy coverage but somehow did not cover the scars on my face well??? very weird.
Oh well on to the next one.

I may try the liquid but I am not a fan of liquids and Revlon whipped works very well for me so I don't have a need to really try it.

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If anyone has suggestions for powder foundations for VERY oily skin please send me an email!!

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