I recently did a FOTD featuring the Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation in Medium 52. I must admit, up to this point in time, I haven’t used a single product from the Kat Von D and have never even been compelled to peruse the aisle at Sephora…the whole aesthetic of the line just wasn’t calling to me. However, upon receiving a sample of this newly released foundation in the mail, I was driven to find my perfect match (because my sample was definitely too light!).
**UPDATE…all shades of this foundation are swatched HERE!
Retailing for a very reasonable $32, the Lock-It Tattoo Foundation is oil, fragrance and SPF-free and boasts opaque coverage, a long lasting matte finish and transfer resistance.
I selected Medium 52, which is suitable for light to medium skin with warm (yellow) undertones. I could probably have worn Medium 54, which is a hair darker, but am happy with my choice overall (especially since summer is almost over).
|In direct sunlight…I don’t recommend ever wearing it as thickly as the heavy swatch…blending it provides just as much coverage and it is more natural-looking to the naked eye!
The key to this foundation is a light hand…one pump is sufficient to cover the entire face…any more and the coverage could run the risk of becoming cakey. I prefer to apply this foundation over primer (Le Metier de Beaute Peau Vierge) and sunscreen (Sunday Riley Cashmere or Koh Gen Do UV Milk) with my Sephora Air Brush. It does require a strong hand for blending, but once it has been fully blended, the finish is velvety matte perfection!
|Above: Some other foundations in my rotation for shade comparison…the Lock-It Tattoo foundation is a hair lighter than its Ellis Faas and Givenchy contemporaries.
|Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation in Medium 52 in the shade.
Bottom Line: If you are looking for a fragrance-free foundation with extremely full coverage and a long wearing finish, look no further! Despite the fact that its opacity is unprecedented, I was very pleased with how natural it looked as long as it was applied sparingly and blended carefully. It is a bit on the dryer side, and, after a few days of continuous wear, my I felt like I wanted to give my skin a different formula (By Terry and Le Metier de Beaute were ready on deck) just to change things up. Overall, I am pleasantly surprised with the quality and finish of the Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation and am thrilled to add it to my collection.