Kat Von D Lock It Concealer Review

Today I will be reviewing the Kat Von D Lock It Creme Concealer. I purchased this last month when Debenhams launched the Kat Von D range, I purposely waited to do a review on this as I wanted to use it properly before giving a full review also trying it out with different foundations and setting powders/sprays!

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I purchased this without matching my shade or anything, I just went on google and found swatches and tried to figure which one matched and I ended up purchasing the shade ‘Medium 17 (warm)’ this is best for light/medium skin with yellow undertones. It is very slightly lighter than I thought it would be, looking at the name I would of expected it to be darker, however it is right for me as I go for concealers a shade or two lighter. I have done a comparison post featuring this concealer Here!

First thing I want to talk about is the packaging, it’s actually quite fatter than I thought it would be, its got the KVD logo on the applicator, the packaging resembles the rest of the
KVD range that punk rock theme when looking sat the tube the colour looked waaay to light for me, but once I swatched it and used it I found it was the right match!

When opening the concealer I noticed the lid pushes up once it is unscrewed which I love about all of the KVD products. The applicator is shaped like a triangle which makes application under the eye easierwp-1475434095673.jpg

When applying concealer I usually apply it in a upside down triangle under both eyes, down the bridge of my nose, my forehead and a little on my chin, I then blend it with my fingers under my eye first then go in with the Real Techniques sponge to go under my eyes to give it a more flawless finish and then the rest of my face.

Pros

I applied this concealer as I normally do, and I found that I had applied too much! With this concealer you will need a small amount and it really does go a LONG way, the consistency is quite thick so when blending it doesn’t move too much.

This concealer really does live up to its name! Once it is set it stays in place all day! The only thing I would say is I found it hard to find a setting powder that works with this concealer. I first used this with my usual Maybelline Matte Maker setting powder and found that it just broke under my eyes so you could see the darker skin underneath! I then tried setting it with the Laura Mercier setting powder and it did the same, however I find when I bake using the Laura Mercier powder the concealer didn’t break, so for me it works best with A LOT of powder! another thing I noticed that helped was spraying setting spray on the real techniques sponge before blending the concealer.

This concealer does last up to 8 hours (this is how long I usually have my makeup on for).

Cons

I have lines under my eyes boo! I never noticed how bad they were till I used this concealer a couple of hours after applying this concealer I notice it sits in to them lines under my eye, I usually just blend it back in with my finger. this is the only downside to this concealer other, I have noticed the creasing does decrease if I bake my under eyes, but then it all just looks a little crazy for an everyday look. (I naturally have those lines under my eyes, so if you don’t have any lines your safe to use it!!

This concealer costs £20 and currently ONLY Debenhams stock it, I do think this is quite expensive for a concealer but I also think its a great concealer! So it would be worth it!

Rate this product: 8/10, this is due to the fact that I have to work with it quite a bit!

Would I recommend this product: YES! its a good concealer if you don’t have such defined lines under your eyes!

Would I repurchase this product: No, its not worth it FOR ME.

Has anyone else used this concealer? or any other KVD product!? I will be reviewing the Kat Von D Lock it Foundation & Primer soon!! Look out for it!

Aneesaxox

Kat Von D vs Nars: Concealers

I recently purchased the Kat Von D ‘Lock It’ concealer and as it is a new product in the U.K and I know many people want to know how it performs and if its worth the buy I thought I could compare it with my all time favourite Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer, this is also a high end product, so if your looking for a ‘dupe’ or a cheaper alternative, this is not what i am discussing today, I have not come across a for this yet.

Nars Radiant creamy concealer: Custard (yellow undertones, light/medium skin)

Kat Von D Lock It Concealer:  Medium Warm 17 (yellow undertones light skin/medium skin)

Packaging:

So firstly I want to talk about the packaging, The Nars concealer has a ‘soft touch’ and is made of rubber which gives it the feel of a high quality product! I personally love the packaging of all Nars products but they get dirty really easily and can look…ugly -.-! TheKat Von D concealer is from the ‘lock it’ range, so it has the same goth/tattoo inspired pattern, with the KVD logo on the lid/applicator.

Price:

Both the products look the same size height wise, the Nars one contains 6.23g of product and the KVD one contains 6.25g so not much of a difference at all, although the Nars one costs £22 and the KVD one costs £20, technically the KVD one would be the cheaper option with a little more product!! (not much more ofcourse, however I find the KVD you need less product to cover any specific area as a little bit goes a very long way!)

Application:

The applicator on both of the products is different, and I have no idea why I did htis but I forgot to take pictures of the Nars concealers applicator so I have included one off google as my comparison would be incomplete without it! So, the Nars applicator is like most concealers, its a wand like applicator with a straight tip with a slightly angled flat surface on one side, which is great for applying the concealer in most areas, however you may have to move around to get into small places, such as under the eye. The KVD concealers applicator is also like a wand however the tip is a triangle shape making it easier and more convenient for its use, I prefer the applicator of the KVD one.

I have applied both concealers using a concealer brush and the Real Techniques Miracle Sponge, I usually use my fingers to blend then go in with a tool, I prefer the sponge, for this post I tested both to see which one works best, for me the sponge gives a flawless finish, especially with the KVD concealer as the consistency is very thick.

Shade:

Nars Radiant creamy concealer: Custard (yellow undertones, light/medium skin)

Kat Von D Lock It Concealer:  Medium Warm 17 (yellow undertones light skin/medium skin)

The Nars concealer is perfect for my skin tone it is slightly lighter, thats how I like my concealer to be, as it conceals and gives a highlighted effect, so I matches my KVD concealer to  my skin trusting youtubers/online bloggers/google as I ordered online and I didn’t know what shade would match, I do feel like the KVD one is lighter however I feel it gives the same effect as the Nars one, as they both contain yellow undertones, the KVD one looks more yellow.

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Coverage/Wear:

The coverage of the Nars concealer would be Medium/full, and once set it stays in place without sinking into lines or creasing and lasts up to 8 hours however nearer to the end of the day it does start to disappear, which I find happens with most concealers. The KVD one is full coverage once it is on it covers ANYTHING! blemishes, spots, dark circles (I find colour correcting helps to keep the area look more light), once set with a powder the concealer holds well, however I do notice after a couple of hours it sets into the fine lines under my eyes, the concealer itself conceals up to 8 hours without disappearing like the Nars one! Both concealers are known to have thick consistency, however comparing them both the KVD is more thicker and much more pigmented!

Overall I like both of these the KVD one would be my favourite as its full coverage and very pigmented, however it really bothers me that it creases! I have tried different ways to set it however I feel it still creases! if anyone has any solutions please leave them below!!

Aneesaxox