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Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation Review



Hi guys! Just figured I'd throw in a foundation review since it's been some time. I'll be sure to post an update on my skin since my 6 month mark on the regimen has gone by.

Anyway, I've noticed my well loved Makeup Forever HD Foundation hasn't been working as well. Click to read up on my past foundation routine. My Makeup Forever Mat Velvet + Foundation doesn't work as well anymore especially during the times when my skin has gotten really dry and flaky during the regimen. Read reviews on the Mat Velvet + Foundation I've been on the search for a new foundation and have been eyeballing Kat Von D's Lock-it Tattoo Foundation.

For 1 oz of product, it's going to run $34 per bottle. That's a much nicer price tag than MAFE HD which goes for $42...I remember when it use to be $40. Anyway Sephora has finally stocked up on Kat Von D's foundation which has been sold out for as long as I can remember.


What I have to deal with nowadays with my skin is lots of hyper pigmentation. I've actually gotten oily again - I think my skin adjusted to the regimen and for about a month I did have dry skin. Anyway this foundation has lots of love on makeupalley and on it's review/ratings section in sephora. It's advertised as a full coverage foundation, oil-free and doesn't have any parabens and synthetic fragrances. Sounds pretty dandy to me so I was excited to start using this guy.


Hello right cheek of mine! I actually broke out quite a lot during finals week in may and now left with scars. whoopee deee.

Uneven skin tone with hyper pigmentation and minor sunspots because I didn't care to use sunblock when I was younger. Gahhh, ingorant kid I was. Wahh, I look so sallowy but whatever...FOUNDATION TO THE RESCUE!


This is the first thin layer. I use my fingers to apply it and press it into my skin. One of the shocking things about this foundation for me is that the color match is ON POINT. Usually the foundation shades I have are a bit more pink/orange which kinda sucks because it looks much more obvious that I'm wearing a butt-ton of foundation. I usually have to blend down into my neck but not with this foundation!


Whacky eye sizes aside, here is the foundation full on. I go over the areas which need some more coverage with another thin layer. I use my trusty inglot concealer to cover up my dark circles (okay I know they're still peeping through but I'm like a night owl! cannot help it!). My pores are naturally pretty large and I really don't mind that they're noticeable. I'd rather have large pores than massive breakouts everywhere so life is a trade off!

Yes, it does look heavy and borderline cakey BUT give it a few minutes...the moment your natural oils start kicking in it negates the heavy foundation look and makes your skin look much more natural. Trust me on this one guys!


The wear time on this foundation for me is about 7 hours. At about 8 hours it starts looking a bit worn only because I'm just so damn oily. I'm not complaining much because by the time it starts looking a bit lack luster, I've stopped caring. Here's how my foundation pretty much ended up at about the 8 hour mark. I took this picture at like 1 am after a huge dinner of KBBQ. Yeah I food coma'ed myself but I mustered up the energy to snap this not so flattering picture (my freaking florescent lighting doesn't help much either). I realize that depending on your monitor/lighting the foundation looks a lot more yellow but it looks perfectly fine in real life. You can see that the foundation on my nose is the first to really go since...again...OILY T-ZONE.

Just for kicks, here's a picture show you how well the foundation photographs along with looking pretty damn natural and nice! Was too lazy to watermark it but yes, it's from my instagram.


It doesn't have a 12 hour+ lifespan on my face but the color match is so good on me AND it doesn't break me out. Can't really ask for more than that for now! I deffinately hope you guys give this foundation a try. I honestly rank this better than my MUFE HD foundation.

I'm on the hunt for a new face primer. The one I'm using right now is alright but if it really was working my foundation should be cemented onto my skin for at least 8 hours no problem so the hunt continues! My foundation routine is slightly different. I may or may not do a blog post on it since it's not too exciting but we'll see!

I've already started my summer session at school and it's quite a drag. On the upside my skin is making great progress and I can't wait to share the results with you guys biggrin.png See you guys later!

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I love this blog, it's interesting to see what makeup you use, since I love makeup too! The Porefessional primer by Benefit is amazing for large pores, they instantly disappear and makeup lasts all day.

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thanks for reading<3

oh gosh the pores are huge on my cheeks, like around my nose area. I've been wanting to try a new primer and I'll check benefit's primer out~ thanks for the recommendation sarah!

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I think you have nice skin and your pores are not huge! I got the benefit primer from a cute travel kit by benefit and I was amazed, since I've never used a primer before. It has a slight tint to it, but it should blend into any skintone, since it's neither light nor dark. You might not even need foundation over it since it makes everything smooth, matter, unbumpy and no pores.

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if I'm complaining about pore size then that means my skin must be loads better now hahaha I guess we always have something to nit pick about O;

ohh I'm excited to try it now! I'll try to find it in a kit so I can get some other goodies with it hahaha XD

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