Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Kat Von D Beauty: Lock it Foundation & Primer

kat von d lock it foundation and primer
Despite saying I would wait until I went to London to buy any of the KVD make up, I ended up cracking and ordered the lock it foundation and primer from the Debenhams website.

I've been a fan of Kat Von D's ever since I saw her on Miami Ink and I've been waiting years and years for her make up collection to be released in the UK. (I'm from Yorkshire no way am I paying US shipping costs). I've seen mixed reviews about these products so I thought I'd share my feelings on them here.

kat von d lock it foundation and primer
The Packaging:
The packaging is actually really cool, I'm pretty sure Kat Von D does all the art work for the liner herself too so technicaly you have a piece of KVD art. It's the mos intricate foundation bottle I've ever seen, perfect to use as a prop in blog photos. The pump is designed to dispense the perfect amount of product and there's a handy stopper thingy to pop back in the foundation chute when you're done.

The Primer:
The primer comes out white but is (obviously) sheer once applied to the skin. It's quite runny especially compared to the foundation and feels super hydrating. As promised it's quite lightweight and doesn't feel plasticky like some primers I can think of. It's a nice base for the foundation, ensuring that it doesn't go 'cakey' or settle into fine lines.

kat von d lock it foundation and primer
The Foundation:
I ordered shade 46 Cool and it's a perfect match. As I was ordering online I used Findation and the Temptalia Foundation Matcher to work out what shade would be best and luckily my gamble paid off. I popped a pea sized blob on my hand to test it and it is really thick, it didn't run at all. On first application (with fingers, no primer) it was really cakey, settling in fine lines and on dry patches but when I used a damp beauty blender to apply it, the results were a million times better.

The Results:
To summarise I lovelovelove the Kat Von D foundation and primer and despite the hefty price tag I will be repurchasing. I have dry skin, an uneven skin tone, large pores and I'm prone to breakouts - These two products help with all of them, making me feel a hell of a lot more confident when I'm out and about. My only niggle is that without the primer or a damp beauty blender the foundation doesn't look good at all - Flawless with them though so I can't really complain can I?

Have you tried any of the Kat Von D make up? What's your favourite item?
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