I have tried several high end and drugstore foundations and out of all of them this foundation has had the best coverage for me. However, it covers up spots so well, that skin ends up looking extremely dolled up and almost unnatural. This would be great for a special event as the foundation does stay on skin without rubbing off for a long time. I have oily/combo skin with blemishes and acne scars. This foundation made my skin look flawless, but also made it look a bit dry. Also, the dryness definitely made my skin look much older because the foundation settled into some creases around my mouth. I have stopped using this as an all over foundation because it is so heavy and thick - I now use it as a concealer and it is PERFECT for that. My acne scars and under eye dark circles disappear! I do recommend this foundation if you are looking for heavy coverage, but beware if you have dry skin - this will highlight dry spots and wrinkles.
The matte finish is more like a satin finish than a true matte (like MUFE Mat Velvet, which I loved but can no longer wear - too drying), and I prefer the satin finish. I've been wearing Lock-It for 3 days now and just love how long it wears, there was no transfer AT ALL even on hot days, it did not oxidize on me or slip during the day and I found I don't need to powder down any shine on my nose (just a bit of a blot with tissue did the trick).
I would recommend you try this foundation if you want full coverage.You need a TINY amount (about pea size) to get a good result. I apply with a damp Beauty Blender as brushes cause my skin to get even flakier around the forehead area. You can build up on areas that require more coverage. I do think if you were heavy handed in application this could appear cakey or mask-like, because it is so incredibly pigmented.
I also love the bottle - all of the KVD line is esthetically pleasing to me and part of the "draw" to make purchases, but it's always good when they are practical, as well. I like the sanitary pump bottle and not having to take a lid off to use it. I did keep the small cap that fits over the opening for travel - I could see this being potentially messing in my makeup case if it accidentally was pushed on by something else but that's a small thing and no deal breaker.
Try it and ask for a sample next time you stop in - it's worth a try no matter your age ;)
On the fence with this one. I think it's good for a "night out" foundation, or whenever lighting isn't an issue. However, I feel like it looks pretty unnatural and heavy for the daytime.
The coverage is great though. I have a lot of redness in my t-zone and chin that needs to be covered up, and this does a great job. Does irritate my skin pretty noticeably though, and can dry out my red patches, which looks awful. Not as long-lasting on my oily skin as Revlon CS... but pretty close. It looks nasty as heck when it gets oily on my t-zone, as well (instead of just getting dewy like Estee Lauder DW or Revlon CS).
Overall, I will skip this one next time when I need a full coverage and opt for Estee Lauder Double Wear again. Similar staying power and coverage, but less irritating and more natural looking. For day ware, I think I'll stick to my Jouer Matte Moisture Tint or (on bad skin days or super long days) Revlon CS.
ETA: A little goes a LONG way with this stuff. One pump will do my entire face, with a teeny little extra pump for my neck. It does look better on the skin when you use the least amount you can, while still getting the coverage you want.
This was my first time ever getting a makeup product this expensive. I was so excited, i made a special trip to sephora just to buy this. I used it the next day, i even whipped out my brand new beauty sponge. When i applied it, i liked it. you could tell a huge difference between the side of my face that had it on and the side that had nothing on. I have a lot of redness through out my tzone that i could never cover up, so this was a shock to. I was pleased, i made it a little cakey by accident but i could work with it. Well after i started to powder my face, i started to notice that it was sinking into my pores a bit and it started turning a darker shade, kinda orange. I had it only for not even ten minutes. I probably could have went back and got a lighter shade but i was too disappointed to bother again and plus i was worried it would jus dioxidize (im guessing thats the word im looking for) im sure its amazing for other people but it just wasnt for me
After years upon years of wasting money on different foundations I have finally found one that has this much coverage. it's like I'm photoshopping my face when I'm using it. It covers everything!!!! The only issue i have is that because of my oily skin my nose gets shiny after a while, however I am a Caribbean woman so it is nearly impossible with our weather to not have shiny noses. Still giving this full marks!
I originally hated this foundation. It doesn't blend easily enough to use your fingers and too thick for a foundation brush, it always picks up too much product, making it thick on your face. A damp sponge works best. I do however, love this for a concealer, and here lately, this is pretty close to HG since I have been using the Gossmakeupartist no foundation flawless face method. I put a half a pea size on my fingertips and one pump of my Clinique DDMG. It looks like a second skin when I use this method and I love it!! Wears very well on my combo oily skin. This is the only way I can wear this. Wearing it full coverage all over I think is with this foundation its just too thick and you can feel it on the skin. I it is wonderful for special occasions, photos, and when you do need full full face of coverage and all day wear. This doesn't cover tattoos like claimed, but gives the best coverage I have ever found in a foundation. If your not loving it, try it as a concealer or shear it out with moisturizer, I like using it this way. This is not HG for me, as I can't wear it other than concealer or thinning it with moisturizer. I don't know if I would buy this again, as when I'm not in love with a foundation formula I usually just try something else.
I have very oily skin, I also ride horses in the wind/dirt/humidity and this foundation stays on perfect with no primer or setting spray. The only problem I have with it is transferable): like if you don't touch it all day you look amazing but God forbid you hug someone or using the blotting oil pads on your face and it's gone): but over all I love this foundation it blends we'll and looks flawless, I use a little bit of the make up forever duo mat powder around the noise area since I am oily and they seem to be a great pair! I've been buying this foundation two years now ( I wear it everyday) and I'm only on my third bottle this stuff last forever. Plus if you swim or shower with it on it stays. This stuff is fantastic even though it's pricey.
I've bought two bottles of this this far, so I feel pretty confident in this review. Sadly, after this bottle, I don't think I'll be repurchasing.
First off, the line has good color selection for different tones, undertones, etc. I bought it in Light 45 which has a yellow undertone. I'm incredibly pale, like "only fits two foundations at sephora" pale. This foundation is at least 2-3 shades too dark for me, and Light 42 is just too pink. The consistency is also a huge problem for me. You have to put on a primer beforehand, and even then it still feels like applying paint, it's so thick. I have to apply with my fingers to really get it spread out. I used to mix with moisturizer but that doesn't really work. It also has a problem with sinking into pores, so be sure to have a really good primer.
One big problem I have is that on the packaging it boasts of being transfer resistant. It isn't. I've set it with powder. I've left it alone. No matter what, the second I touch my face, answer the phone, lay on the couch, it rubs off. I've never had that problem before and it's incredibly frustrating.
In the end, this foundation has too many problems for me to even think about repurchasing. The price tag is too steep for it to have all these issues. Most of KVD's cosmetics are great, but this one is a solid miss
Best foundation I've tried yet ! I have very oily skin & eventually after an hour or so, I would always have to powder my face because my foundation wouldn't last . I love apply it with a blending sponge ( blender ) , but before adding the foundation I wear primer . Do not forget the primer . I can't stress it enough how primer makes a huge difference . It will be cakey & feel weird without it . . . Anyways , it's RARE now when I have to pat my face , or powder again . Great coverage ! & a small pump of foundation goes a long way
It is a great high coverage foundation! But it is so cakey! No matter how I try to apply it sponge, brush, hands, etc it is so hard to blend to a non-cakey appearance. And it does dry very quickly so you have to work fast. Love the coverage it gives but it looks a little too much for me. Wouldn't repurchase. Thank God I got this for a birthday gift:)!