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Kat Von D Lock-It Powder Foundation

What it is:A 24-hour powder foundation with a flawless, matte finish. What it does: Day or night and everything in between, this budge-proof foundation promises flawless coverage around the clock. The buildable formula evens the complexion and hides imperfections—all without the need for touch-ups. Smudge- and sweat-proof, this foundation won’t cake or crease and the velvety texture wears with a breathable, light touch. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens What else you need to know:This foundation is free of mineral oil, paraffin, and fragrance
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Questions & Answers for Kat Von D Lock-It Powder Foundation

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Do the shades match up with the Lock-It Tattoo Foundation?
I currently use Medium 54 in the liquid foundation, would I pick the Medium 54 in the powder foundation? If not which shades would be suitable for a medium olive, yellow, warmed toned complexion?
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
zoeferret79
(Seattle, WA)
on Lock-It Powder Foundation
5 answers
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answer 1
I use Kat Von D Foundation L46, so I bought L46 powder, but it actually looks darker than the Foundation. I'll recommend a shade ligther to match your skin.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Leselma
(Monterrey, Nuevo León, MX)
answer 2
EDITED: I said I used Light 44. In fact it is LIGHT 45. I am sorry for typo
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
tiggysquirrel
(Canada)
answer 3
I use Light 48 in the Kat Von D Lock-It liquid foundation. I bought this powder foundation in the Light 48 because the online Sephora rep suggested it is the correct color. However, the 48 is much too dark for my complexion. I returned it today and purchased the Light 44 and it is perfect. I should add that foundations/powders do not oxidize on me, ever.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
tiggysquirrel
(Canada)
answer 4
I'm med 54 in the liquid also and found the med 54 compact a little dark! Gonna purchase a shade lighter! Hope this helps! :)
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
rotorglow
(Charleston,WV)
answer 5
Yes, the Liquid Lock-It Foundation & the Powder correspond in color, so the Medium 54 would be perfect for you!
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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Why isn't there a Light 42?
If the shades correspond to the shades in the liquid foundation, us pale girls are once again not catered to. Light 42 in the liquid is the only foundation pale enough for me, with enough coverage, but unfortunately breaks me out. Thought this would be great, but of course it's probably only for girls who aren't translucent. Why is it such a crime to have fair skin?
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
Anonymous
(Ann Arbor, MI)
on Lock-It Powder Foundation
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answer 1
I've found the shades differ just a tad, because there are different binders and emollients to keep the compact, well, compact! SO especially on oily skin types, the shades will oxidize and become darker on the face a couple hours later. I am a L44 all year round (ask a Esthetician/MUA I keep it PALE! I'M IMMORTAL jk lol) but am a L44 also in the powder (I wish there was a L42) because it darkens on my skin after a couple of hours...but it definitely gives a matte finish and I adore all of Kat Von D's cosmetics! POINT IS: If you havean oily skin type go a shade lighter with a less dense of a brush for a light finish. If not, stick with your corresponding Lock-It Foundation shade for the compact (and travel touch-up) option Stay Fabulous <3 @ShaycrayMUA!
answered 9 months ago
ShayCrayMUA
(chicago, IL)
answer 2
My question exactly!!! They don't ever think about us, fair ( especially - fair AND pink undertone ) girls.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
lyravega
answer 3
The shades are not really the same as the liquid. I'm light 48 in liquid and that particular shade was much much darker in the compact foundation!
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
ZeldaWisdom
(Rio Hondo, Tx)
answer 4
I am a 42 also in winter and 44 in summer and I found light 45 powder worked pretty well in terms of my summer complexion. Hope that helps and agreed, they need to make 42 in powder form!
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
shanntastic
(NY)
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Will this work by itself? Or is it better over a liquid foundation? I've bought powders before and they make my skin look dry and flaky when I apply
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
kath84
(Keene, NH)
on Lock-It Powder Foundation
3 answers
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answer 1
I use this over a liquid foundation for night but daily, I just use this powder alone or over a little concealer for spot treatment. Works great!! My skin is a littler on the dry side.
answered 9 months ago
clarissal0ve
(San Diego, CA)
answer 2
Liquid Foundation tends to play well with normal to dry skin better. Powder for Oily/combination. The best way to avoid the flaky/dry look is exfoliate the skin, moisturize and apply the powder with a brush using the press/roll technique.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
Avarice
(Albany, NY)
answer 3
I use mine over a primer, and use it by itself, very build able coverage. You can use it over foundation, but if too much is put over foundation, it tends to look a little cakey
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
Skully87
(Rapids, WI)
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Does this powder cover acne?
I have fairly light skin and dark hair and I get bad breakouts but I don't like the feeling of a full coverage liquid foundation so I'm wondering how this powder would work for me.
asked 1 year ago
Anonymous
(Omaha, NE)
on Lock-It Powder Foundation
3 answers
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answer 1
I have mild acne and this powder definitely tones down the redness.
answered 6 months ago
DanaLady
(Paramus, NJ)
answer 2
I have fair skin with monthly breakouts and have been using this makeup for a few months now. I find it covers well if I apply a base layer with the sponge and go back for touch-ups with a concealer brush. For really bad redness days, I sometimes find I need an additional concealer, but it's rare.
answered 8 months ago
eirann
answer 3
Yes. This product would cover acne and light scarring.
answered 11 months ago
srosesfba
(San Francisco Bay Area)
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shade tone of color 53
I can use the liquid foundation in 52 or 54. I have yellow tones. What is the tone of 53 since there is no liquid foundation to match this tone? I find that 52 in the liquid for me is winter foundation and 54 matches in the summer, but 54 does not have enough yellow. Does the 53 color in powder have yellow tones? Thank you!
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
ucic878
(Milwaukee, Wi)
on Lock-It Powder Foundation
2 answers
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answer 1
I use 54 in the liquid but went to Sephora to be color matched. The 53 was perfect. It has yellow undertones. I also tried the 54 but it was way too dark and orangey on me.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
Jackaon
(Baldwin, NY)
answer 2
I purchased the Med 53 shade. It's a warm shade for those with yellow undertones. Even though the shade descriptor indicates medium - in my opinion is on the lighter side of a medium shade. It's lighter and has more yellow that Kat's LIQUID 54 shade. Hope this helps.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
sherrypandre
(Orlando, FL)
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I use Make Up Forever Pro Finish Multi-Use Powder Foundation in 117 Golden Ivory. What would be the matching color for KVD's Lock It Powder ?
asked 1 year, 1 month ago
Lulutilly
(New York, NY)
on Lock-It Powder Foundation
2 answers
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answer 1
I think light 45 would be good which is one that I have. It can look a little dark in the pan but it is the lighest yellow -toned shade
answered 1 year ago
spaceykacey
(Flower Mound, Texas)
answer 2
I use Pro-finish in 120 and Kat Von D powder foundation in Medium52.
Hope this helps.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
Eujks
(Minneapolis, MN)
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Which has more coverage?
I've been using MUFE's Pro Finish Multi Use Powder Foundation. I'm still looking for a powder foundation that has MORE coverage, so I was wondering if anyone knows if Kat Von D's has more coverage?
asked 1 year, 1 month ago
barbiedoll963
(Sebastian, TX)
on Lock-It Powder Foundation
2 answers
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answer 1
I used MUFE's powder foundation before I decided to splurge on this product. It has more coverage and stays on longer. It's coverage is more build able than MUFE's. the only 2 foundations I will use these days are Kat's and MUFE's because they don't make my face oily during the day. You should try Kat's products, if they don't work for you, Sephora has an excellent return policy! ;)
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
mommamiia
(Portland, Oregon)
answer 2
Yes it does. It's also buildable. It will make you look flawless and it doesnt feel heavy too esp in this hot weather in LA.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
rockinsephora
(West Covina)
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Does it break easily?
Does it break easily and about how big is it?
asked 11 months ago
FemmeFatele0214
(Fontana, CA)
on Lock-It Powder Foundation
2 answers
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answer 1
I dropped mine in the sink (when nearly full) and it didn't break. I imagine that, if it was half-full or less, it would probably break just like any other powder-based makeup. The compact is about 3" in diameter.
answered 8 months ago
eirann
answer 2
The packaging is quite sturdy. Any powder is apt to break, but I don't think this one would break easily.
answered 11 months ago
capulette
(Johnson City, TN)
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I use Tarte Amazonian Clay in Ivory which shade in the Lock-It Powder foundation would be my best match?
I also wear smash box high definition concealer in light what would be the best matching shade in the Lock-It Powder Foundation?
asked 10 months ago
jenibean140
(Providence, Rhode Island)
on Lock-It Powder Foundation
2 answers
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answer 1
I also use the Tarte in Ivory and got the light 44 in this foundation. I felt it was a little dark for me, but it was the lightest choice. It was "good enough" so I didn't return it, but I still swipe it down my neck just so I don't have an obvious demarcation line since it is just a tad too dark.
answered 8 months ago
lilacs
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 2
Shade light 44 should be good for you!
answered 10 months ago
UnnyxGrell
(Howell, NJ)
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Does this product come with a brush to apply?
asked 7 months ago
Katvic4
(Boston, MA)
on Lock-It Powder Foundation
2 answers
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answer 1
It comes with a sponge, not a brush
answered 6 months ago
DanaLady
(Paramus, NJ)
answer 2
No, this powder does not come with a brush. We recommend SEPHORA COLLECTION Pro Allover Powder Brush #61 > http://bit.ly/PxZqsK
answered 7 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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