|Would buy this product again.||70%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
After the countless reviews I read about this foundation, I had to buy it. I am not amazed with this product at all!! Same quality as any drugstore foundation. I have oily skin and breakout easily. I look for a full cover foundation and long lasting as well. I was a loyal costumer of Estee lauder Double wear but after they changed their formula I had to go on the hunt for the next best thing. This Is NOT IT. I used a face primer along with it and 2 hrs after putting on, my skin looks awful! OILY it basically melted off my face and I'm indoors! I cant even imagine how this foundation performs during those hot summer days. It does not stay put like it says it does. Definitely NOT waterproof. I wont buy again & and i would'nt recommend it at all. I've actually found something close to Estee Lauder D.W but less heavy "SmashBox Studio Skin"
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I really wanted to love this product, especially after hearing all the reviews of so many youtubers and makeup artists raving about this. But in all honesty, I was not that impressed. For starters, the packaging is really cute (as it always is with Kat Von D products) and fairly practical (the bottle itself is a really effective pump). However, I had an issue with the texture. I have combination skin. The t-zone of my face can get rather oily, and the foundation I use regularly helps control it. This foundation seems to do the exact opposite for me--It increases the oiliness of my skin, while totally highlighting any little dry spots. The texture isn't just a weird creamy type thing, I can feel the creamyness on my face like I'm wearing an uncomfortable mask. I usually wear a medium coverage foundation, and this one does a fantastic job at LITERALLY masking any flaws--that's how FULL coverage it is. I like to see at least some of my skin through the foundation I always wear, but this one will leave you looking flat and one dimensional (and if you're like me and you don't like to waste time contouring your face, this product will look ridiculous). The color selection is great, and it does match my skin very well, almost perfectly, but I would rather wear a color that is slightly off, blended into my neck, than to put a product this cakey and uncomfortable on my skin. I can just feel it sinking into my pores and potentially causing breakouts. It also oxidizes TERRIBLY. It matches my skin tone when I initially put it on, but by the end of the day, it's about two shades darker than it should be. Returning asap.
I would only suggest this to someone who is not prone to breakouts/is not oily-skinned at all/doesn't have any kind of dryness whatsoever/literally no wrinkles. So basically, if you have perfect skin, you might like this, but what's the need of a foundation when you don't have skin insecurities in the first place?
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I got a sample of this from Sephora. The lightest colour is awesome for my super pale skin which almost nothing else matches, so that was nice. It fades quite evenly on my super oily skin, but it sunk into my pores a bit too much. Overall, it lasted about two hours on me (this is with Milk of Magnesia as a primer and Maybelline Dream Matte powder on top). It also didn't control oil.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
I love the edgy packaging. I only have a sample, since it's all out of stock. It gives the most AMAZING full coverage and hides all my acne scars. I definitely have to get the full when it's restocked.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This product isn't bad... it's just not for me. The coverage surpasses any other liquid I've ever used but this is both good and bad. If it's not EXACTLY your skin tone or if it oxidizes even the tiniest bit throughout the day, then it's completely obvious. Also, on me at least, it wouldn't keep matte even with the use of a mattifier, primer, and setting powder. The initial finish is beautiful (p.s. make sure to add some color back to your face with blush or highlighter/bronzer because otherwise it's so full coverage you'll look very dull and unnaturally one-toned) I just couldn't get it to hold up.
I would suggest this product for people with more normal than oily skin for the reasons I mentioned above (oxidation and melting off). I wish I could make this work but I tried and tried and just couldn't.
My last bit of advice is less is more. It's so thick and full that you should start with about half of what you normally use in liquid foundation.
Good luck to everyone else!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I wanted to love this because when I tried it in the store, it looked like it might actually cover my under-eye circles. No go. I have combination skin and this product cakes and flakes on my face on contact. Wrinkles I didn't even know I had are suddenly loud and proud. Even when I use less than half a pump to tint my moisturizer it looks like clown paint. Covering it with a mineral powder just makes it look worse.
It might work for people who are either much younger than I am or used to wearing a lot more makeup, but it makes me look like Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Other
This is one heavy duty foundation...if you need/want full coverage this is it. I can ususally go without concealor when I use it. I actually have the perfect color M52, when my skin is misbehaving, not a smooth as I like it, I reach for this. Nothing bad to say and will repurchase in the future.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I didn't like this. Color match was good but it settled in my pores and got cakey even when I used a primer. Was also very oily after 4 hours even though I used setting powder and setting spray.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Other Foundation Matches: MAC NC20, MUFE HD 120, MUFE Mat Velvet 25, Urban Decay Naked Skin 3.0, NARS Sheer Glow Deuville, Estee Lauder Double Wear Sand, Bare Minerals Golden Fair/Light, Bobbi Brown Beige, Tarte Light...
I suppose I could go on, but hopefully that will help someone get their match if they don't have samples. In this I am debating between Light 44 (beige undertone)--need a little bronzer and Light 48 (beige undertone) which could be a good summer color.
This is by far my favorite full coverage foundation. All the other ones I found have looked cakey and fake over time. This one takes the cake.
When I first applied it, like most people, I overdid it. A little goes a long way...and by a little I mean it makes me about a pea size to cover my face, less than half a pump if I want the best results. This is so highly pigmented and thick that it spreads and covers all my redness. I moisturize the heck out of my face, even extra moisturize and apply this and my skin looks flawless and pretty natural. Everything just airbrushes away. Sometimes when I wash my face at night I get shocked by what my skin actually looks like since it looked so flawless before removing the makeup.
**Note on the lighter shades. A few different consultants at a few Sephora's said that the company was reformulating the formula because one of the ingredients was no longer available. The lighter shade should be out by May hopefully. For now I just run to Sephora and get samples of my color since purchase is not available yet. The good thing about this is a sample can last me up to 2 weeks because a little goes such a long way!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I really liked this product!! It must be pretty popular because I had to go to 3 Sephoras before they had 42 shade in stock lol. I am very fare skinned but not quite the porcelain Disney princess shade I want to be because I have a yellowish undertones with freckles. This color gives me the look I want!! It stays on really well lasting all day. The only cons I can say for it is that the 44 actually matches my skin better without being to pale but the 42 has the pinkish undertone I need!! They really need a 43 as a more in between color. This product is thick and doesn't really spread as easily as I'm used to, especially since I don't use much of it anyways(you hardly need more than a drop,) The sephora lady said I could mix it with a little face lotion to make it spread easier and since I don't have any acne scars or pockets it doesn't make a difference in coverage for me. I will say that when I first tried the 42 I thought it was wayyyy to light but then I realized the lady used wayyyyyyy to much of it using a brush to apply. When putting it on with my fingers using a lot less it looked flawless, matt, and bright. I recommend when trying this on to use other products you use in your routine. For instance I felt like a porcelain ghost until I put on some pink blush and red lipstick. Love love love this product!!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
Funny as it is because I didn't expect too much, this is an amazing foundation! I have tried a lot and usually am very picky but this made my skin look great. The staying power was wonderful as well. I have been using my primer and then this foundation lasts a good 10-12 hours easy.
I will definitely re buy and highly recommend this one!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I purchased this product on a whim in the color Light 42 because I'm paler than Casper's butt and have pinkish undertones, and I was shocked that a color would match so well. I ended up being really impressed with the quality of this foundation. It's very full coverage but can be lighter or heavier depending on how it is applied. A little goes a long way! I don't wear it every day but I do wear it on days when I'm having a breakout and to work in a nightclub at night. It makes my skin look naturally flawless and with a light dusting of translucent powder to set, it has incredible staying power and can last all night. I've been wearing it a few nights a week and occasionally in the day for several months and it hasn't caused me any kind of breakout or skin irritation, but it the consistency seems as though it may further aggravate people who already have dry skin. Another con for some people would be that most of the shades seem to be pink-based. This works for me but might make it difficult for others to find a good match. Also it's a little pricey, but for something that works so well I don't mind paying and will repurchase.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Dark, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I am between an NC45-50 for reference! I also use Smashbox 15 hour long wear in shade 4.1 which has been my HG Foundation for the last 5 months! I ordered the Lock It foundation from Sephora in shades 64, 66 and 68 as I live in Australia and they don't sell it here!
I have yellow undertones and the 64 was way too light, 66 was dead on although it gives abit of a pinkish hue and 68 had too much red for my skin!
I have been wearing this foundation now for around 1 month everyday! I haven't even looked at my smashbox as this foundation is a dream! I work 10 and a half hour shifts and live in a hot and humid location! One pump of this foundation covers all! I have scars and uneven skin tone and I don't need concealer as this covers soooooo well! I get a little oily after about 8 hours but it adds a soft dewy look to my skin and I don't bother blotting!
I have oily skin and I prime first then apply with my beauty blender! I use Ben Nye Camel, Dolce, Clay or Olive Sand (whichever is closest at hand) mixed with banana powder to get rid of the pinkish hue and give more yellow to match my skin! I then finish off with setting spray!
This is now my go to foundation although I don't advise going for a second layer unless your going to a club or something! I was sick one day and looked and felt like hell so I double layered (two pumps) and headed off to work! My male colleague who I was chatting with was about two metres away from me and asked 'did you put your makeup on with a trowel today)! Lol!!
This foundation also photographs beautifully!
I have broken out around my chin area and it's been like that since I started using this foundation but I'm not sure whether the makeup is to blame or my diet and lifestyle at the moment as I do break out due to oily skin!
My profile picture is me wearing Deep 66 for any dark beauties to compare our shade!!!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I have dry skin with a very oily tzone, and I have always been searching for a foundation that would really last all day. After trying it I was amazed with how long it stayed in place. Normally when I would put makeup on at 6 am it would be covered in oil and sliding off my face by 9 am if I did not touch it up or blot. With the KVD foundation I will put it on in the morning and i could go until at least noon and only look slightly dewy. This is an amazing product for me and I would suggest to anyone who really want a full coverage, long lasting foundation.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Of course Sephora is out! I've tried n tested so many full coverage foundations to concealers. Apparently I have something to hide...melasma. Anywho, I keep going back to this! It is a little heavy, but if you start out small n just build where you need it, it's flawless! Thank you Kat!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I bought this foundation today and i love it! I will let everyone know a very little goes a LONG way if you overuse it will be too heavy. But when used correctly it is awesome!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Oh my gosh, this foundation is a dream come true. The coverage, the finish, the packaging, the staying power- I'm in love! I've been using this for several months and reach for it whenever I'm breaking out or suffering from any skin imperfections. It blends beautifully and virtually eliminates the need for concealer. The finish is more "natural skin" which I love because I can use any finishing powder I want depending on what I want my skin to look like that day (some foundations that claim to be more "radiant" tend to not play well with any non mattifying powder). The packaging is lovely and I love the super hygienic pump. It also lasts like no one's business- I always use this foundation when I know I'm going to be out of the house and unable to touch up for 10-12 hours. The only issue I have with this foundation is that it does tend to dry out my already dry skin, but as long as I moisturize carefully before application it's a non issue.Overall, fantastic foundation, and if Sephora ever had it in stock I would absolutely buy again!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
After Estee Lauder reformulated my HG Double Wear ( and by reformulated I mean LESS coverage, LESS staying power, it transfers onto everything now, horrible new shades) I had to start the hunt for a new foundation.
What I look for:
-at LEAST medium coverage (I like the flawless look)
- Holds up for 12+ hours and won't transfer
- No oxidation
- A matte finish or at least demi-matte
- How my makeup looks walking out the door in the morning must be how it looks when I get home at night. No touch ups! (maybe a single dusting of powder to stop the mid day shine, but nothing more)
This foundation honestly beats my old Double Wear by a landslide! It has BETTER staying power, and MORE coverage yet looks SO NATURAL! I don't understand how Kat Von D managed to make a full coverage foundation, yet make it look so natural! My face looks airbrushed and luminous, and competently covers all of my pores without settling into them later in the day. I'd recommend a dusting of translucent powder after the foundation sets to REALLY make it last. I have combination skin, and this foundation makes me neither oily nor dry, and I do not have to touch up with powder on my T-zone later in the day. I really think I could sleep in this foundation and still wake up with perfect skin, THATS how long lasting this foundation is.
Awesome foundation, highly recommend it.
I realized pretty quickly that despite LOVING this foundation, there is simply not a sufficient color match for me. I even tried mixing two different colors in an attempt to make this work, but unfortunately, it didn't. I am fair/lighter-medium with yellow undertones, and this foundation range is very pink/beige. I would have settled for a neutral shade, but no, all pink and beige. The search continues...
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I purchased the Kat Von D Lock - It tattoo foundation in Light 42.
1, Very full coverage. If you have scars that you want to cover, sebaceous filaments, or black heads, this will do it. I also didn't need any undereye concealer. Seriously, the coverage is AMAZING.
2. Very nice finish. I's supposed to be a matte, but I found it to be matte without being completely flat, which is a great thing.
3. A little goes a long way. I did my entire face with one pump and my foundation brush.
4. Blends out well. I found this to blend out extremely well using my foundation brush.
5. Covers pores - this made it almost HG status for me. I didn't feel that it settled into my pores at all.
6. Light 42 is insanely light. If you are superpale and can never find a foundation that matches you, this is THE foundation. I have never seen another shade this light.
1. While everything was great for the first 2 hours, after this point it started drying my face. It felt like my face was getting tighter and tighter and losing moisture.
2. I have dehydrated combination skin. After two hours, this started caking pretty badly in my dryer areas.
If you have very oily skin, this could definitely be your HG foundation, but for me and my combo skin, it just didn't work out.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
THE BEST FOUNDATION I HAVE EVER USED! <3
this foundation just does it all for me, i have a lot of redness and acne marks and it covers everything so perfectly. it has a very different pump compared to most other pumps and what it does is as you pump it a plate-like part brings up all the foundation from the bottom, you legit use all the product when you get to the end of it. it's very pigmented and thicker then regular foundation, 24 hour stay, matte finish, non-transferable. i recommend a foundation brush when applying the product because you want to blend everything well to prevent cakey-ness. 1 1/2 pumps is all you need and 2 pumps if you want ultimate perfection. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT worth every penny!