This is kinda pricey but I find it worth it. I'm shade m53 and this is by far the only foundation that matched my very yellow undertone. I have yet to find a way to apply this. Putting it on and then taking it off again, I feel so guilty for wasting. This foundation is amazing really, but it does enhance dry patches. I might just use this as a spot concealer and see where that leads me.
This foundation by far has the best coverage I have ever seen or used. The coverage is so great that it eliminates the need for a concealer. I am using the shade 49 and it works really well with my skin tone. I apply it with a wet sponge or beauty blender. I have a few concerns with this foundation. The foundation sticks to dry patches and leaves a grotesque textured appearance of the skin. It’s a great foundation to hide scars but not acne. When it’s applied on acne it seems to bring out the acne rather than conceal it. My advice is that when using this foundation makes sure you have moisturized your skin really well if you have dry skin. If you have perpetually dry skin like me, this may not be the best choice for you. This foundation didn't cause any breakouts for me (I am prone to them). I was pleasantly surprised because it’s so thick and the coverage is full which is usually trouble for me! Please DO get a sample of this foundation before you purchase it because it does change after the initial hour of wear! (From texture, look and color). A little goes a long way with this foundation because of the coverage and thickness. I finished a whole bottle when my skin wasn’t dry (I have a lot of dry patches) . But now that it is, my new lock it foundation is used as a concealer.
This product is my holy grail foundation. It covers anything and I mean anything. I never have to fear my hormonal breakouts! Thanks Kat Von D!
I watched many YouTube videos over this foundation and really wanted to try it out, so I went out and bought it. The price didn't bug me much being that it is a high end product, so I suspected it. When I first started using this product I absolutely loved it, and even repurchased it when I ran out. It's full coverage, perfect match, and has cute packaging. However, lately I have been noticing that the foundation creases and breaks up in my lines on my forehead and underneath the eyes. It looks really terrible. It also looks way too matte on my face, if that makes sense. I'm assuming it's because I have dry skin. I'm really hating that I'm not loving this product anymore.
I love this foundation. I am extremely pale and have never been able to find a foundation that matched me and didn't leave a very obvious makeup line. Light 42 is the perfect pale shade for me and blends perfectly into my jawline. A little bit of this goes a long way. This is a very thick, pigmented foundation. It goes on smooth and creamy and makes my skin feel really nice. The only downside is that it tends to draw attention to any dryness I may have. I also need to find a good translucent finishing powder to set this for a matte finish. For the shade alone though I would definitely repurchase this makeup.
The first time I purchased shade 46. Returned it and ordered shade 48. I haven't mastered the art of applying this foundation. I've googled and youtubed but I don't believe this forumla suitable for me. I have acne prone skin oily combo skin and my face only has hyper pigmentation from my breakouts. No active breakouts. I live in FL so the weather here is pretty humid and I get oily quickly. But my skin currently is on the dryer side.
Application: Wash face and exfoliate with clarisonic. Then I moisturize with CeraVe PM and prime with Dermablend'sSkin Perfecting Pigment Correcting Primer. Let it dry for five minutes. I squirted a pea size amount of the foundation and dab half of the pea size amount on my left side of the face with my fingers. Working quickly I smooth it out and and pat on a little bit gradually. I make sure I don't apply too much. Then I apply the rest to the rest of my face. 15 minutes later my foundation sets and it's cakey.
Attempt #2 Cleanse with Clarisonic/Moisutrize/Prime and apply foundation with Elf stippling brush. On left side. Using foundation sparingly. On right side I apply with ELF flat top brush and stipple and blend it on on. Much better application. Go out and proceed with my 8 hour day. Come home. Not cakey but my skin is definitely dryer and I seek the foundation cracking when I smile.
I'll try with a beauty blender or a sponge next time. But so far I've been unsuccessful with the application. I just think my skin needs something a bit more moisturizing right now. The coverage is pretty full and it photographs beautifully but in real life it's just too cakey to be wearable for my skin at least. I'm going to experiment some more and if it doesn't work out it's going back to sephora.
EDIT: 1/8/14 It's just too cakey to be wearable for me. It's not suitable for my combo/oily/dry/acne prone skin. Returning it to sephora.
I love this foundation its great when i want my skin to look flawless. Its medium-full coverage.A little goes a long way.
I was recently looking for a full coverage foundation for a reasonable price. Kat Von D's Lock It Tattoo Foundation is a "High-End" foundation although it is not in the price range as Bobbi Brown, Nars, Laura Mercier, etc... The foundations are either very yellow or very pink. I had to exchange the foundation twice before finding the right color. In MAC I'm NC30 so the M54 was the right shade for me. It is a great full coverage foundation. I apply it with a beauty blender to half of my face first as it dries quickly. I would recommend this foundation for those who have a lot of imperfections, it is a heavy foundation which I cannot wear every day. I tend to wear this only on special occasions or when I am going out in high heat or humidity. The foundation is so great that I'm surprised it's only $34 at sephora.
love this foundation.... super thick and goes on amazingly.... just a reminder be careful when applying.... I went to school cakey once and it was not very pretty but other than that I absolutely love this foundation (:
I was looking for a good medium to full coverage foundation and heard all the great reviews about this. I love Kat Von D's other stuff so I decided to give it a try. First of all, the shade the girl at Sephora set me up with is TOO pale. I'm pretty pale and usually it's the other way around. I'm generally around NC20 in MAC and got this in Light 46 and it's about one shade too light. Next, this stuff is THICK and difficult to work with. I use a small fiber brush to apply all my foundations and it actually made my hand hurt trying to blend this stuff in. It dries almost immediately. The coverage is very, very full so this is for you if that's what you want out of a foundation. Fortunately my skin is pretty nice and just needs something to even out the redness. I found it was really easy to go full on cake face with this stuff, there's a delicate balance between needing one and two pumps. I hardly ever use this stuff and lost my receipt so I can't take it back.