Kat Von D Lock It Foundation & Primer Review

I have been wanting to share my thoughts on the Kat Von D Lock- It Foundation and the Kat Von D Lock-It Featherweight Primer! I have been LOVING this duo since the day I bought them. I am actually so impressed with the Kat Von D range, every product I own is AMAZING! (Check out my other Kat Von D product reviews; Lock-It Creme ConcealerShade & Light Eye Contour PaletteShade & Light Contour Palette.

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Lock-It Foundation

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First things first..have you seen the packaging!? It is gorgeous, I love the shape and detail on this bottle, the little cap that covers the opening is so damn cute! it has an airless pump applicator which I was happy about, I don’t understand why some brands have no applicators for their foundations? Why would anybody even think that is going to be useful? for anyone? So the airless pump was designed to keep the products consistency from getting contaminated, I believe this may be because you don’t need much product therefore the foundation itself will last longer than the average foundation, which means it will need to be keep fresher for longer?!-pretty clever and useful!!

wp-1473933096507.jpgThe packaging aside, I purchased my shade by guessing AND hoping for the best! and it was a perfect match! the shade I bought is Medium 54, the bottle actually looked darker and I thought I had the wrong shade, but once I swatched it was the right shade,  I would say its a LITTLE dark however, it oxidises and looks lighter! So little about this product, Kat Von D claim that this foundation is’ Full Coverage, Highly Pigmented, Long Wearing, Transfer Proof, Fade-Free and has a Velvety Matte Finish’ Now that is a lot of claims all for one product? I have used this foundation enough to give a full review of how it went for me.

I took one pump on the back of my band and then dotted it around my face as I do with my normal foundation, I found that the consistency is quite thick, I buffed the foundation in using my Morphe buffing brush, it went on so smoothly over the Kat Von D Lock-It Primer and blended in beautifully! I have applied it using the Real techniques Miracle Sponge and both times the finish is smooth and flawless, It covered up all my blemishes (I used it without any colour correcting or concealing)!! The foundation lasted all day!! I wore it as I normally do between 8-10 hours (on longer days).

SO it is safe to say, it is definitely Long lasting and FULL coverage, I don’t even need as wp-1473933137133.jpgmuch as concealer as I normally do which brings us to the second claim, it IS highly pigmented, it covered the discoloration/redness/blemishes on my skin and once set the foundation does not fade for up to 8 hours after that it did and that is actually expected!

The only thing I would have to comment on is the finish, it states that that foundation has a ‘Velvet Matte’ finish, which isn’t wrong but, you only achieve that finish when using it with a cream based primer, well in my case I used the Lock-It Primer to achieve it but. Without primer the foundation is fully matte! Which I don’t mind at all, also with a silicone based primer it is goes on matte! So if your buying this for the velvet matte finish you will need a primer to work aside it, if not then the full matte works too!! Also it does sink into pores, BUT that can also be avoided by using a pore filling primer and/or setting powder! (this is another tip I use and love!)

Overall I LOVE this foundation! and highly recommend it, I really think it is worth every penny its cheaper than other high end foundation! This foundation costs £27 and retails at Debenhams online only at the moment I do think they will be in stores SOON!

Lock-It Featherweight Hydrating Primer

I decided to buy the primer as I was getting the foundation, I don’t own a high end primer so this is my first and the packaging is exactly like the Lock-It foundation, however it is white in colour, I was excited to try this out as I hadn’t really heard or seen many reviews about it.

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The primer contains soothing properties such as aloe vera, jojoba and shea to hydrate and smoothen skin which gives a perfect base for your makeup, this product claims to hydrate skin and minimise the look of pores and make your foundation last longer.

One pump of this is quite alot, as you can see in the picture, and its actually more than enough, a little bit goes a long way, just like the foundation! This primer really does live up to its name, its very light once absorbed into the skin and really hydrates the skin and leaves the skin feeling smooth which makes it easy for foundation to glide on. This primer works amazing along with the Nars All Day Luminous foundation! I wanted to mention this because I was having a hard time liking the Nars foundation however since using this under it, it is in my good books!

This primer is that because is a hydrating primer and it leaves foundation looking dewy, so if you were to use a matte foundation it wouldn’t look matte unless you set your primer (More about setting primers can be found Here). The Primer does minimise the ‘look’ of pores but doesn’t fully hide them, but it does fill in small lines where foundation tends to sit such as the ‘smile’  lines or like the area around my nose, by the end of the day foundation usually sits together in these areas but since I have been using this that has not happened!

Over all this is like my FAVOURITE primer I am loving it, I have oily combination skin and this is perfect for me, it contains the moisture in my skin without making me look oily or cakey! This priemr retails for £24 at Debenhams, which is quite expensive for a primer however I feel it is absolutely worth it as you only need a small amount and its going to do my skin justice once the weather gets colder and my skin is more on the dry side!

Rate the product: Foundation 9/10 Primer: 10/10

Would I repurchase: Foundation: Maybe Primer: Yes

Would I recommend: Foundation: YES / Primer: YES

Thank you for reading my post! Has anyone else used any of these what are your thoughts on them?

Aneesaxox

What I learnt in 2016; Primers

Third blog in my ‘what I learnt in 2016‘ series and today I will be talking about primers, believe it or not last year I never even used a primer, I always thought of it as an extra thing you don’t really need like isn’t my moisturiser enough? Oh boy was I wrong, this year I was introduced to primers! It’s never too late and of course I started like everyone else, which one is the best primer from ALL of them again the wrong question!

So here are the things I learnt;

1. Not all primers work for everyones skin types HOWEVER, if you prep your skin well they can do amazing things!

2. I have oily combination skin so mixing two primers can give you amazing results, a hydrating primer alongside a matte primer has been my go to! 

3. Silicone-based primers for the thick foundations.

4 Water based/hydrated primers for water based/normal foundations

5. Primers need to be massaged into the skin till they feel tacky or for silicone ones till they are evenly smooth.

6. The right base can make any foundation look flawless!

My favourite primers right now are the Kat Von D lock it primer and well it’s not a primer but works brilliantly as one, the Garnier pure active matte moisturiser.

If you haven’t already read my other posts in my ‘what I learnt in 2016’ series

then check them out!

Aneesaxox