My HG foundation. I really love it. Really good coverage and really matte. I think it's too heavy for a day at work because it's so matte and heavy coverage, but it's perfect for a night out and a full face makeup. For work, what I do is that I use half a pump mixed with my MUFE HD foundation and blend it with a beauty blender. I get the perfect color and the perfect coverage without being TOO much. I then set my foundation with the Elf HD Powder and it looks flawless ! When I don't really want to do my makeup, I use it under my eyes like a concealer. It can be really heavy to apply with fingers or with a brush, so I think the best way to apply it is with a beauty blender.
I'll repurchase for sure, even if I find it kind of expensive. because it's really a great product! Oh and the packaging is sooo pretty :)
I've been using this foundation for a week and a half and love it! I went into sephora and was color matched for light 48. It's the perfect shade. The girl gave me a sample because she thought they were out of that shade but she ended up finding a bottle of the stuff. I've been using the sample and I've barely put a dent in it! I haven't even touched my bottle. It's a truly full coverage foundation that I also use as a concealer on my problem areas. It's not my everyday foundation because I don't feel I need full coverage while I'm at work. I do use it on my problem areas every day though. A great drugstore dupe is Revlon Colorstay for combo/oily skin if you're on a budget but I it's hard for me to find the perfect match at the drugstore by looking at the bottle. Anyway, I use my ELF flat top brush to buff this stuff in. I do admit you have to work fast with this stuff because it sets in no time (which I like because I don't have time to be waiting for a foundation to set. I don't like to put a powder over foundation that feels "wet" on my face.). After blending all over my face then I go back and conceal my problem areas with a little of the foundation. It's my OFFICIAL HG FOUNDATION. It replaced my Revlon Colorstay Whipped. I use my Revlon Whipped when I don't want full coverage. Revlon Whipped has now moved down to #2
I purchased this from Sephora in the color Medium 54 which was an absolutely perfect match but the claims to be transfer resistant and 24 hour wear aren't true for me unfortunately. It's pretty much the same as my Revlon Colorstay for oily/combo skin. It may only last a coke extra hours but for the price, I'd still recommend Colorstay.
I finally broke down and ordered this foundation. I was able to match my color by using that findation website and I must say, it did a great job at matching this for me! It is a little tough to blend properly so I took some notes from previous reviews and YouTube videos. I'm in loooooove!!!! As long as I get no breakouts (I'll update later if I do) then this is my new HG! Kat Von D is awesome!!!
Shades: I suggest you go to a store to swatch in person. After reviewing YouTube videos and online swatches, I still couldn't decide on a shade. I watched two YT reviewers that were close to my skin tone and they were clearly wearing the wrong shades. As with the powder version, shades run either too pink or warm orange toned. There are no neutral or olive shades in the medium category. In the powder, I'm M57 which is comparable to MAC NC40. However, the liquid version is more concentrated and pigmented so had to go in store to make a final decision. On my arm which matches my neck, I swatch M54, M56 and M57. I blended each shade into my skin. M54 was too pink and too light. M56 was also too pink but blended in better. However, it was still noticeable. M57 leans more medium-dark but was the warmer option. M57 blended the best into my skin. However, it is a bit too warm. But when I sheer it out with a damp brush, it blends in perfectly. However, I would ultimately prefer a foundation that offers beige or olive shades so that is why I wouldn't repurchase this.
Process: I find that this foundation is fussy. It doesn't work with fingers or my Real Techniques Foundation brush. It comes out too heavy and streaky. The only brush I have that works with this is Real Techniques Buffing brush. I wet the buffing brush and shake it out a bit. By wetting the brush, it gives the finish a less mask look and a more natural finish and also defuses the extreme warm pigments in it. I only need one pump for my entire face. I tap the brush in the foundation swatch on the back of my hand and apply to the face. I suggest you blend fast to get an even streak free finish. You can layer this but I like a medium coverage so I personally only do one. One layer doesn't 100% hide blemishes so I go over those spots w/ a concealer. I set the foundation with Neutrogena Shine Control Powder and Mario Badescu Rose & Herb spray. The end result is pretty close to a professional MUA job.
Finish: It is an extremely matte finish. I find the MB Rose spray gives a slight glow to the skin but doesn't make it look greasy. I do notice during the day, this foundation will slightly collect at the fine lines around the outer corners of my eyes. I'm oily and I find this does hold up w/o primer on my skin throughout the day. However, it is winter so I will have to test this out in the summer.
Skin Reactions: After a two day test period, none. Yay!
Final Say: I prefer the powder version of this foundation. The powder looks more natural and it is a better color match.
Tried this product out in a sample, i got the colour L49 defiantly a full coverage foundation hands down, nothing more to say than that, the reason I'm not giving it a 5 star is because the color doesnt match my skin as perfectly as id like it to, i have more yellow undertones because i fake tan, and this isnt as yellow based as id like it to be.
After reading countless reviews about Kat Von D Lock-It foundation and many other foundations I decided to give this one a try. I was previously using Mac studio sculpt foundation and although it provided the right coverage I found the color to be dull, the product to be oily, and worst of all when I smiled I permanently had smile lines on my face, but these lines were solely created by the make-up, I do not actually have smiles lines. I was tired of looking older than I actually am and after trying this foundation I think I have finally found the perfect foundation for me! This foundation provides amazing coverage without looking caked on or applying large amounts, it does not sink into my pores or create lines from facial expressions, I have not had any break outs and my face does not dry out, the colors are wonderful and finally there is a color light enough for my skin, as I wear light 42, the lightest color they make, and most importantly it lasts all day with a dewy matte finish! Overall, I Love this product!
I bought this foundation today and i love it! I
Just remember that a little bit goes a long way and if you overuse it will be too heavy.
Use correctly and you will be impressed
The coverage of this foundation is wonderful but I feel the formula requires a lot of trial and error and other maintenance to make it work. It's very thick and I found I needed to rush like a madwoman to blend in order to prevent it from setting. I used a stipple brush and the coverage was very good. I tried applying it with my fingers and a sponge and didn't get very good results. This formula is not buildable whatsoever. A mask-like thick look will probably happen if you try like I did. I found this formula very drying on my skin. Primer did help. I do feel you may need a good primer or moisturizer otherwise it will cling to dryness. I used light 48 which I felt was too dark for me and the ones below that (42-46) are too light. I also did love that it was oil-free and long lasting but I probably won't buy again because of the dryness and price ($34!!) which is a shame because the coverage is excellent.
This foundation is absolutely horrible. I feel as if I have been ripped off. The coverage is so thick and mask-like, and if you put more than one layer on, it turns into an orange and greasy mess. The shades are way to pink-tinted, making you look like you put blush all over your face. I applied a pump of this with an ELF powder brush at 7am, and by 12 noon my face was a disgusting, flaky, oil slick! Don't waste your money. Stick with Colorstay!