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Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation

What it is:A high-pigment foundation for full coverage that leaves a long-lasting, beautiful finish. What it does:Kat Von D created this foundation to provide exceptional coverage without compromising a smooth, striking finish. Formulated with 21 percent pigment, this powerful formula was developed with proprietary pigments to match a broad range of skintones with bold, full coverage. The combination of raw materials and the best siliconic elastomers and siliconic esters provide 24-hour wear with transfer resistance. Natural polymers absorb oil for a matte, soft finish, and the added emollients provide a velvety texture for perfectly-smooth, hydrated skin. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens - Synthetic Fragrances What else you need to know:Lock-It Foundation’s innovative airless chamber prevents contamination to protect and maintain the creamy consistency so that every pump delivers a precisely measured, fresh dose to flawlessly cover your entire face. This foundation has been formulated to work synergistically with Kat Von D’s Lock-It Featherweight Primer, Lock It Concealer, and Lock ‘N Load Setting Mist.
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Questions & Answers for Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation

Question
How is it on Oily Skin?
I have very oily skin and I currently use a foundation that is for oily skin. My question is how is this product on oily skin? Does help it, make it worse, or no change?
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
vampireladybug
(Panola, OK)
on Lock-It Foundation
12 answers
Answers
answer 1
Absolutely amazing with oily skin because it stays on all day. You really have to blend this product out though because if you don't you look like you have four inches of makeup on your face. I use a very damp beauty blender and start outside working my way inward. I don't need super full coverage, so I'm probably going to buy a different product when this one is gone, but it stays on all day without getting greasy or gross. Just blend blend blend and you'll be golden!
answered 4 weeks ago
Payshenz
(Concord, NH)
answer 2
Obviously, I'm oily too. I've been using this for 4 days now. I use Becca Ever Matte primer and then conceler, only under my eyes, and then the foundation, then Too Faced Primed & Poreless, then UD de-slick setting spray. When I fist started, it looked awful, I looked like I had sooo much makeup on. But with this, the smallest bit goes such a long way. Really, the less you put on, the more natural you will look. I have a little acne and some scarring, which is kind of dark and I don't even need concealer to cover it. I only need it under my eyes, just cause I like to be on the safe side... But find a mattifying primer, don't use too much of the foundation, get a good setting powder and spray, and you'll love it. I actually slept with all my makeup on last night, and my skin still looked pretty concealed after I woke up. It rubbed off some, but for the most part, I still would've been able to like, go to work if I really needed to. I know this was long, but I hope it helped <3
answered 7 months ago
jguerrero
(Ewing, NJ)
answer 3
I personally have oily skin and this has an amazing matte finish that is long lasting.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
melissabt
answer 4
i use the cover fx matte primer and that help the foundation not get so oily. i have very oily skin and this foundation works great. i get oily after about 5 hrs of using it but i just blot with papers and it dosent transfer of it. it dosent separate neither so that is good.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
jessicahdz
(texas)
answer 5
I have a super slick t-zone and this is the only foundation I have found so far that tames it. I use UD De-Slick gel or a spritz of the De-Slick spray, a primer, and then the foundation. I wait a bit before working on the face and then I blot with a tissue. Then I proceed with a matte setting powder (surprisingly, the cheap Rimmel one is great). I think this is the best I'm gonna get because I've tried it all.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
craftzombie
(Harker Heights, TX)
answer 6
doesnt work with my oily skin even with a matte base under it
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
candacegrubbs
(tacoma wa)
answer 7
I have t-zone oily skin and it's great! I do use a primer before application but I've worn it without primer and it was fine. I have oily acne prone skin and this make-up doesn't aggravate that and covers up blemishes well.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
mozgrrl
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 8
I have SUPER oily skin and I use Peter Thomas Roth Clini Matte as a primer then this foundation. I have never used setting powder with this and it lasts about 12 hours on me.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
the702diva
(Honolulu, HI)
answer 9
I have combo/oily, acne-prone skin and this works excellent. The product says that it works on all skin types and it didn't make me oilier than usual. I would suggest using a primer and a finishing powder to absorb some of that excess oil throughout the day. Hope this helps! : )
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
wowitshsiao
(Lake Zurich, IL)
answer 10
Its awesome. I'm super oily and it holds up nicely, nothing will STOP the oil but this will make it look like a "glow", not a grease ball. Hope this helps
answered 3 years ago
bigspenda
(Miami, FL)
answer 11
My store just got this in and I bought it last night. I got a sample a week ago and used it every day for a week and I still have some left of the sample. I have oily, combo, acne prone sensitive skin. Thankfully I can handle silicone derivatives. I use a primer and a setting powder no matter what foundation I use. That being said, This lasted 12 hours (indoors) without blotting or re-powdering on my skin and I am oily. It didn't stay completely matte, it started to look Demi matte (between matte and semi matte) when the oils started to push through. I didn't blotting because it didn't change the staying power of the foundation, and it simply looked more natural that a flat matte. This lasted on my oily skin 12 hours with NO problems. I hope that helps.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
NiiKole
(Charlotte, NC)
answer 12
Well in the description it says that "Natural polymers absorb oil for a matte, soft finish" so it sounds like it would work for oily skin. I guess we won't know for sure till we get to try it when it finally hits stores!
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
MeliRenee
(Los Angeles, CA)
Question
When will the Kat Von D Lock-It foundation be restocked?
All the Sephoras in my city have been out of this product for almost a month. I'm out of foundation and really don't want to waste my money buying another foundation while I wait. I was added to the call list at my local Sephoras and used the feature on the website so that I get an e-mail when the foundation is back in stock. But it's taking a terribly long time, so I was wondering when the product would be back in stock? Being out of foundation makes me very sad. ):
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
missnixx
(Edmonton, AB)
on Lock-It Foundation
10 answers
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answer 1
I went to Sephora over the weekend and had them point this foundation out to me, but when I tried to buy they informed me they were sold out. They directed me to another store only to find out the same thing. I went home to order it online and they were sold out as well. I had them e-mail when it would be back in stock and I CONSTANTLY check my e-mail. I went to it as soon as I got the message and it was already sold out.

Today, I just randomly went to the website and it was sold out so I did the e-mail thing today. I never got the e-mail until just now, BUT I logged onto the site earlier today and it WAS IN STOCK...The point of this rant is, DON'T depend on the e-mail because mine was late.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
LaciB
(Campton, KY)
answer 2
I'm a Sephora employee. They're having production issues, they can't make it fast enough to keep up with the demand. I don't think anyone knows 100% when this will be back in stock, but they are working on it. The best thing to do is to sign up to receive an email notice when it's back in stock, that's what our store is telling people to do, as we're no longer putting people down in the hold book for her products.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
Wishstarr
(Kitchener, ON)
answer 3
This is really frustrating. I have traveled 25 miles to places that claim to have it stock per their zipcode search, only to find it is not. I have seen stores have brand new testers that I wish I could buy instead. I have even gone to Sephora's out of state. Nope. I need a new shade due to summer and this is impossible. C'MON!
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
nociva
(Southern California)
answer 4
Its still not back in stock, any news?
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
beautybaby90
answer 5
A Sephora Rep informed me there should be a new stock of light shades arriving in April. Although, I'm not sure how true this is..
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
NessaWise
answer 6
I wish someone would just give a definite, ACCURATE answer to this question.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
bambigirl71
(Terryville, CT)
answer 7
I was told it was going to be restocked until april because they are changing the packaging. (i asked a sephora associate and that was her answer)
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
sared212
(fort worth, TX)
answer 8
it is now march and I cant seem to find it online or in stores... is there any new update?
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
Kamaau
(Nampa, Idaho)
answer 9
I spoke to a Rep a Sephora. They informed me that an ingredient that they use in this product is out of stock and they are having trouble getting their hands on it becuase this foundation became so popular! They advised me it should be retocked shortly!
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
ken1ee
(Thorold, On)
answer 10
The KVD Lock It Foundations will be fully restocked by the end of February.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Match for an NC15ish gal?
I was thinking about light 44, but wondering if anyone that is NC15 or close what shade did you select. I think 42 is going to be too light.
asked 3 years ago
britt86
(FLorida)
on Lock-It Foundation
7 answers
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answer 1
If u go to findation.com they will match u for every foundation on earth!! And the matches r exact!! Best site-- ever
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
smwood
answer 2
For your skintone, I suggest Light 44 - Light complexion with a beige undertone
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
melissabt
answer 3
Use the new ColorIQ by entering the foundation you currently use and seeing which one, if any, of the KVD foundations are a match.
answered 2 years ago
vram916
(Toronto, ON)
answer 4
Go with 42. Light 44 is more NC20 ish. I'm NC15 and I got Light 44 and its way too dark i have to blend it with other foundations.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
dafauk
answer 5
44
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
calluna13
(Indianapolis, IN)
answer 6
42 is realllly light, but I think that the 44 is too yellow. I'm fair complected and the light 44 was too dark. But if you use your hands/ fingertups I think that the Light 42 is awesome as long as you blend it very well, and one pump is all you need for your whole face.
answered 3 years ago
LadyErin
(Cincinnati, Ohio)
answer 7
The 42 shade is really light. I went with the 44 and I have never been considered tan by any means.
answered 3 years ago
msaaron
(Greenville, NC)
Question
How does this compare to Estee Lauder Double Wear?
Double wear is one of the only foundations that works for me, long lasting, full coverage. What do you think? Should I get it? Does it compare? Is it better?
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
caitthegreat
(St.George, UT)
on Lock-It Foundation
7 answers
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answer 1
I have tried both and unlike the other responders, I prefer the KVD. I have tried a sample of DW and did not like it. I gave it a few chances but it looked like a mask that accentuated my pores. Even with primer. I had my reservations about KVD but using it with her primer and a small dense foundation brush (Real Techniques), I find that I love the finish and the feel of it on my skin. It doesn't get shiny until about 4 hours later and I have combination skin. I just blot and set with my ELF setting powder and its fine.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
merengueknitter
(Carterville, IL)
answer 2
Estee Lauder Double Wear is my favorite full coverage foundation, while still looking like skin. The Lock-It foundation is extremely thick and cakes up like no other foundation. I would not recommend it.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
SimplyMeee
(Wichita Falls, TX)
answer 3
I have tried both the Kat von D and Estee Lauder Double Wear and I prefer the latter. With Double Wear I just need to use a mattifying primer around my nose to keep the area from getting super shiny, but with KvD not even a primer would keep the greasies at bay. I wouldn't call myself super oily but that's how I would look after about three hours of wearing KvD. For some people though the KvD works nicely so if you can I highly recommend getting samples of both formulas before buying a full-sized bottle.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
sodiumsugar
(Vancouver, BC, CA)
answer 4
I've used Estee Lauder Double Wear since it came out! Love the coverage and staying power. The only reason I had to switch is because it is not camera friendly (they even had a camera symbol with a slash through it at one time so you knew it wasn't camera friendly). In photos I always looked white and featureless when flashes were used. My husband said I don't even look like myself in pictures. So reluctantly I switch to KVD and love the results (Makeup Forever works great too). I can't honestly say the finish is as great as DW but the staying power is the same for me and I can take pictures now.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
girlyfriend
(Scottsdale, AZ)
answer 5
I have to agree with the others on the thread. Initially, I loved Lock-It and maybe I'll love it again come summer. However, in the winter, it is extremely drying and only emphasizes the dryness. I want to use it up but to keep it from looking cakey I mix quite a bit of Clinique's Dramatically Different lotion. Additionally, I've found that it easily transfers over to my clothing.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
JillianMB
(Boise, ID)
answer 6
From using this product for months now i would have to disagree. The Estee Lauder is not comparable to the lock it foundation in many ways. The lock it foundation is in fact highly transferable, it wears off in about 2 hours (depends on your primer), and it's very thick. The estee lauder does what it says! it's not transferable, highly pigmented (more color matches), and lasts long with virtually any primer! So the better deal would to stay with the double wear. Hope this helps :)
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
BrittS24
(Calgary, Alberta)
answer 7
I absolutely love Estee Lauder DW more than this. EL is much easier to set with a powder, when with this it would look terrible. I have very oily skin and where my pores release oil the foundation looked like it would separate from the oil (almost like oil and water). When I would set it with powder there were dots on my nose, and around my mouth where I'm especially oily. EL DW is much better to work with, and gives better coverage. My powder, contour powder and blush go on better. With Kat Von D, the foundation wouldn't dry and when I tried to contour and blush it would seem patchy.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
MrzQ
(Missouri)
Question
To Use or Not to Use...a Primer?
I currently use Smashbox in the green for my rosacea. I have used silicone foundations on others though in a professional brand (mediocre artist), and per the brand's instructions, it said not to use a primer before hand and be careful to use silicone friendly products over the foundation.

Soooo...what's the case for this product?

Thanks!
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
calluna13
(Indianapolis, IN)
on Lock-It Foundation
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
I use NARS oil-free pore refining primer under this and it just takes it to that next level. Without a primer this foundation is great, but with a primer it is over-the-top smooth. Your face looks airbrushed, your complexion is flawless, and you just feel so confident. I will never not use primer with this after seeing the difference.
answered 4 weeks ago
Payshenz
(Concord, NH)
answer 2
I sometimes use Benefits dr. Feelgood under the lock-it tattoo foundation just for a little smoother effect. Either way I use it, my skin doesn't get oily and I usually have oily skin with all other foundations.. It's not necessary to use a primer but it will help make the product last you a lot longer. A little of this foundation goes a long way.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
mommamiia
(Portland, Oregon)
answer 3
I use the regular Smashbox primer or the Benefit Porefessional and both work wonderfully with this foundation. I prefer the Benefit one with this foundation.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
craftzombie
(Harker Heights, TX)
answer 4
Definitely use a primer; the Rehab Elixer works best. The Foundation is pretty thick and even on small applications you want to have something underneath it to keep you hydrated.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
annedroid
(Santa Barbara, CA)
answer 5
I use a primer because the formula is a little think so it defiantly helps with a smooth application
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
sweetandtoxic
(New York, NY)
Question
How light/dark is light 44?
I don't have a Sephora anywhere near me to go to a store in check. I received the sample light 48 and it was extremely to dark for me. I'm fair skinned but my undertones are beige/yellow undertones definitely not pink. Will 44 be to dark? It looks pretty dark in the picture.
asked 3 years ago
dafauk
on Lock-It Foundation
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Hi,! I purchased this in #46 because I do have pink under tones. 44 would probably be best for you it it pretty light with beige/yellow undertones. It's worth a try. I have tried it all and this foundation is awsome, good luck.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
jewels3
(westallis,WI.)
answer 2
I got samples of 42 and 44. On me 44 was a tiny bit too dark, and its very yellow. Unfortunately 42 was too light for me; it has practically no color to it and made me look pasty so this is good if you have porcelain skin. There's a pretty big difference between the 2 colors, which sucks because my perfect match would be right in the middle of these.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
spaceykacey
(Flower Mound, Texas)
answer 3
If you have beige or yellow undertones, Light 44 would be perfect for your skin. I have used both Light 42 and light 44, but I have pink undertones and the 44 just looked a bit too yellow on my face. Go with the 44. :) hope this helps!
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
LadyErin
(Cincinnati, Ohio)
answer 4
This is my skin color, in the picture (without the foundation). I purchased the Light 42, and it looked perfect on my skin. If your skin is around this color (since I didn't think mine had pink undertones either), the Light 42 is what you want to use. The 44 is slightly darker, but it's not nearly as dark as it looks in the picture.
answered 3 years ago
UnnyxGrell
Question
Application
What brush or sponge (brand/name) gives the best application. I only need a thin layer of foundation.
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
evi88
(Duncan, SC)
on Lock-It Foundation
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Damp beauty blender has been the best for me. I'm able to ensure it doesn't crease and just dab around my face for an application without lines, creases, or being too thick in some areas. If I use my usual foundation brush, it's a thicker application on my face and I only need a half a pump to one pump of this to cover my face. I liked this foundation before using the beauty blender, but I love it now that I use the beauty blender. It's just the right amount for my face and I don't look cakey or anything which I had issues with especially around my nose.
answered 4 weeks ago
Payshenz
(Concord, NH)
answer 2
I use a foundation brush it works great for me. There's a video of her applying this if you look in the Kat Von D section.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
mozgrrl
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 3
A flat top foundation brush. I apply this with the Cover FX one available on Sephora.com and the finish is very airbrushed. I have also used by beauty blender sponge which works well with this product too, I just hate how much product my beauty blender absorbs and worry about wasting this foundation that way.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
desertjen
(Albuquerque, New Mexico)
answer 4
I really like to use a stapling brush or the BeautyBlender Sponge. Remember that if you use the brush use it in small circular motions and if you prefer the sponge use it damp.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
nickthaja22
(Castro Valley, CA)
Question
Do I need to use a setting powder?
I have super oily skin and have to always use a powder, do i need one with this and if so, what brand?
asked 3 years ago
the702diva
(Honolulu, HI)
on Lock-It Foundation
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
I do, just on my super oily t-zone. And the other reviewers recommendation on the Rimmel Stay Matte was spot on. I just tried it for the first time because my drugstore had Rimmel for half off. I picked it up for less than three dollars and it is amazing. It performs better than the plethora of high end "oil control" (yeah right) powders I own. It is a super fine powder and you only need a very small amount. It doesn't cake up and goes wonderfully with this foundation. I just went back to get another powder before their sale ended, but either way, it's still only around six dollars. Can't beat that! The packaging sucks though.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
craftzombie
(Harker Heights, TX)
answer 2
I also have oily skin and ALWAYS use a setting powder. I use cheap stuff though. Rimmel stay matte or Physician's formula. It stays beautifully and oil free with a powder.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
alissa018
answer 3
you dont need to use a powder at all, this foundation is perfect for people with oily skin.
answered 3 years ago
amar129
answer 4
I do, just to help with my oil, and I just got cliniques basic setting powder. Works really well.
answered 3 years ago
mrswilson
(Orlando, FL)
Question
I don't know what colour to order. I got 48 as a sample and it was too dark and yellow. I am blonde with hazel eyes and fair skin.
Could you send me samples of this foundation in the 42 and 44 shades?

Thank you

Heeny
asked 3 years ago
Anonymous
(Regina, saskatchewan, Canada)
on Lock-It Foundation
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
If forty eight was to yellow then you have pink undertones like me. 46 should do the trick.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
jewels3
(westallis,WI.)
answer 2
i also have blonde hair and hazel eyes. i purchased #46. it is light with pink undertones and matches my skin perfectly. hope this helps.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
jewels3
(westallis,WI.)
answer 3
Get it in 44
answered 3 years ago
UnnyxGrell
Question
How long does the bottle last?
I know you don't need much to cover your whole face, maybe a pea size, but does anyone know how long the bottle is expected to last you?
asked 3 years ago
merullo23
(Boston, MA)
on Lock-It Foundation
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
It lasts me about 2 months. I use it for full coverage and with a foundation brush. I use only a little concealer with it and very little powder. I wish it lasted me a year but I have scars from previous acne.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
ginamm112
(roswell, nm)
answer 2
I would say at least a year. I use about a pea size amount which gives me a medium coverage and it will easily last a year, maybe more. I apply it once a day and sometimes twice.
answered 3 years ago
BellaKroll
(tallahassee, FL)
answer 3
A lot less than a pea size. Start with a dab and a concealer brush, seriously.
answered 3 years ago
carlamof
(west memphis, ar)
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