Kat Von D Lock It Powder Foundation, We need to talk

Kat Von D Lock It Powder Foundation Medium 54 review.

PRICE: Around P1,600.00+
FROM: Sephora Melbourne, Australia
OTHER LOCATIONS: Available at Sephora online


Just like all brands, there are good apples and bad ones. Such is the case of Kat Von D Lock It Powder Foundation, a product that I hoped will live up to the iconic Lock It liquid foundation. Truth be told, I love the coverage, but there are some things that I wish would be fixed. Oh, let me just muse below!


Lock It Powder Foundation is a medium to full coverage powder foundation with KVD's long- lasting, lock it technology. It comes in a variety of shades, although not as extensive as the liquid foundation.

As for the packaging, no doubt, it's gorgeous because Mother KVD puts a lot of effort into designing her packaging. Embossed stencil roses with a 3D logo of the brand resting in the middle give the good ol' black packaging a chic gothic appeal.

The compact has a compartment for the sponge, a feature that I've always loved in powder foundation compacts. The sponge is soft, feels sturdy, and has no rubbery odor.

The shade I got is Medium 54; it's a shade darker than my skin tone, which was odd because it looked perfect on me when I swatched it in Sephora; must be the trickster lighting. The shades tend to lean on the warmer side too. The powder is unscented, coverage is medium to full, and texture is fine and semi- creamy.

Here's Medium 54 on me. It's pink- toned, which made it look darker than what it actually is; it didn't work well with my yellow undertone. But props to the coverage, it instantly covers any imperfection even with no concealer and gives skin a fresh, matte canvas.

TBJ TIP: This powder is best applied using a semi-fluffy or flat top kabuki brush.

The staying power is my problem. It's supposed to be "Lock It", but my skin would get oily in just 2 hours and it's the slick kind of oily. Not what I expected from a line that has the best long- lasting face base in my opinion.

I therefore conclude that Kat Von D's Lock It powder products need more work, especially in the staying power category; after all, it's called Lock It. My experience with Lock It loose powder is okay at best. But Lock It Powder Foundation is not totally hate-able; I love the coverage and finish, but the staying power needs to be improved by a huge lot. If the staying power issue gets resolved, I wouldn't mind repurchasing!


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4 Lovely Thoughts

  1. I also have this one, and I find it a bit darker than the liquid foundation. I must say this is OK for tamad days when you don't want to effort that much on putting makeup.

  2. It looks perfect shade for me too 😍

  3. Hala. I have high expectations pa naman with this. Thanks for this honest review!

  4. It looks good on you Ms. Martha...im an old soul too so i love gothics and blacks...i love the packaging but i have oily type of skin too...


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