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Kat Von D Lock-It 41 Foundation Wear Test and Review

Kat Von D Lock-It 41 Foundation Wear Test and Review

Today I’ve got a big Kat Von D Lock-It 41 foundation wear test and review to share with you, along with several mini reviews. I tested this foundation out for several days with a new application method and recorded 3 of those days. All of the Kat Von D Beauty products, including the brushes, are vegan.

Kat Von D Lock-It 41 Foundation Wear Test and Review

Kat Von D press samples. Jouer purchased by me. All opinions my own.

Where to Buy
Kat Von D Beauty, Sephora

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Kat Von D Lock-It 41 Foundation Wear Test and Review

The foundation in 41 Light Neutral swatched and blended out on the back of my hand.

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The above photos were taken outside. I didn’t retouch them at all. Kat Von D Lock-It 41 Foundation Wear Test and Review Kat Von D Lock-It 41 Foundation Wear Test and Review

The above photos were taken inside in  my studio lighting. I didn’t retouch them at all. I’m wearing Jouer Metallic Matte Liquid Lipstick in Praline.

Kat Von D Lock-It 41 Foundation Wear Test and Review

This was taken inside with studio lighting but I must have had one of the lights partially off. I did not retouch this photo. Wearing Jouer Cassis.

Kat Von D Lock-It 41 Foundation Wear Test and Review

Wearing Fyrinnae Sugar Coated lipstick.

@KatVonDBeauty gets pale skin. I’ve swatched KVD foundations and concealers next to each other, Cover FX and NARS Chantilly for reference. It’s surprising how ‘dark’ Chantilly is in comparison, and I would never consider it dark. I think D35 is a color that some people would use to contour, but as you can probably tell, it turns orangey on me, so wouldn’t be natural or flattering looking. I also swatched my sample of KVD Light 42 from Sephora next to the KVD Light 42 that I was sent. Photo on left is studio lighting. On the right is outside in late day sun light. . Row 1 – KVD 41 Light Neutral (liquid foundation) – Cover FX N0 (liquid foundation) Row 2 KVD 42 Light Neutral (liquid foundation) – NARS Chantilly (radiant creamy concealer) Row 3 KVD 42 Light (sample from sephora) – KVD L1 Neutral (concealer) Row 4 KVD 45 Light Neutral (liquid foundation) – KVD L3 Warm (concealer) KVD D35 Neutral (concealer) – KVD White Out (concealer) #vegan #crueltyfree #katvondbeauty #crueltyfreebeauty #lockitrevolution #Phyrra #PhyrrasFault #MyUnicornLife #altbeauty #altfashion #instagood #photosinbetween #howyougglow #redditmua #bbloggers #theblogissue #prsample

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Swatches of the Kat Von D Lock-It foundations and concealers, plus NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Chantilly and Cover FX Oil-Free Liquid foundation in N0.

Jouer Metallic Matte Liquid Lipstick in Praline Mini Review

The Jouer Metallic Matte Liquid Lipstick in Praline is the most comfortable matte liquid lipstick formula that I own. I’ve been trying out all of my matte liquid lipstick formulas to find the best for me, and so far this is it. This stuff wore all day, through several drinks and meals. It didn’t come off on my glasses that I drank out of. It didn’t come off when I kissed my husband. It didn’t come off on the back of my hand. I think it’s a great formula. I do feel like the color makes my teeth look a bit yellow, which is surprising and not flattering. It’s a pinky bronzey coppery color.

Jouer Matte Liquid Lipstick in Cassis Mini Review

Jouer’s Cassis is a gorgeous cool-toned matte violet. This one is again, very comfortable, but doesn’t wear quite as long as Praline. Still, at the end of the day, my lips didn’t feel like the entire top layer of skin was going to peel off. It did wear away a tiny bit at the corners and inner rim of my mouth. It didn’t kiss off on my hand. I think this color is super flattering on my skintone.

Lock-It Setting Powder Mini Review

The KVD Lock-IT Setting Powder didn’t help to prolong the life of the foundation on my t-zone. I tried it on top of my foundation as well as underneath it. The texture is silky soft and finely milled. Surprisingly, I can’t find an ingredients listing online for the powder. I do know that it is vegan (yay). KVD recommends applying a generous amount on top of your concealer under the eyes, wait a few minutes, then gently dust it off for a soft-matte under eye. So far, this setting powder hasn’t really worked for me, but I’m open to suggestions on how to use it.

Lock-It Concealer Crème Review

Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Crème in L1 Neutral is an awesome brightening concealer for my skintone. It works wonderfully to brighten under my eyes. It does not emphasize the fine lines around  my eyes. It did settle slightly into the line / crease of my lower lid, but was easily buffed out with my finger tip. I love this formula because it is so incredibly pigmented without being drying. I don’t feel it is prone to creasing. Additionally, it comes in a staggering amount of 21 shades (including White Out), so it has a great shade range from light to dark. It’s also a great value for the price at $26 for .22 oz. Compare that to my long-time favorite Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer which is $28 for .16 and only available in 11 shades.

Lock-It Edge Concealer Brush Mini Review

The Kat Von D Lock-It Edge Concealer Brush is an amazing little tool. It’s extremely dense with very little give, so it spreads out thick products like a dream. It makes it VERY easy to apply foundation or concealer precisely around eyebrows and the eyes. KVD recommends this for use with concealer, cream contouring, and even as a guide for winged eyeliner. It does have a long handle design, making it similar in shape to the new Urban Decay Pro brushes. It’s like a mini version of the foundation brush and I have nothing remotely similar in shape or density in my collection.

Lock-It Foundation Review

Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation in 41 Light Neutral is a perfect match for my skintone and I’m in love with  the color. Previously I thought this was a foundation that was best suited for oily skin. I’ve since reversed my opinion based on the application method. If I apply this foundation with fingers, with a beauty blender, or any of my other foundation brushes, it just does not look good. If I apply this foundation with the Kat Von D Lock-It Edge Foundation brush, it looks amazing. It spreads it around the face perfectly. It doesn’t cling to any dry patches. It covers up all of my imperfections. It comes in 20 shades currently and they’re expanding the line by several more shades, including 41 Light Neutral and 43 Light Warm Yellow, which will launch later this year. KVD really gets pale skin and she’s also got a great shade range for deeper skintones. It’s $35 for 1 oz, making it less expensive than Urban Decay All Nighter, Naked Skin or Cover FX Liquid foundation, all of which are $40. I consider it to be a very good value for the price.

Lock-It Edge Foundation Brush Mini Review

The KVD Lock-It Edge Foundation Brush is unique in my vast array of brushes. It’s got a triangular tip, reminiscent of an artist’s brush. The bristles are very densely packed together so that the brush does not have much give or flex. It apparently is the perfect amount of give to allow it to easily spread out thick, pigmented foundations like the Lock-It foundation. This brush is the entire reason that I changed my opinion on how this foundation looks and wears on me. With this brush it was easy to apply the foundation and get it to blend around my face.

What do you think of my latest results with the Kat Von D Lock-It 41 Foundation? Let me know below!

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  • I love this foundation! Thanks for your review!

    I got a sample first from here so i know my shade:

    I love this foundation, this site is really good to sample it if you don’t know your shade

    It gives such good coverage and you literally need a tiny bit!

  • I’m having major trouble trying to find the right shade. I just bought shade light 42 and it was too pale! And I am pretty fair skinned. So then I tried light 44 and it’s better but a tiny bit too dark. I’m wondering if light 41 is inbetween these two shades? Or was light 42 too light for you? Thank you –

  • Hi love, I was just up late and getting caught up on some on your posts, I remember seeing this one on fb but it is such a gorgeous shade match on you, and the texture is great on your skin, I’m glad that the brush blends it out so well and it doesn’t dry/cake. I was looking at the concealers again, I’m going to order the makeup atelier fluid concealer(I was going to get it at Blish and it went out of stock but it will come back and I’ll get it and talk to them about the shades-I’ll share them with you on fb, they’ve got some corrector shades too, and that one is $18, less pricey than the UD.- and another concealer to compare/contrast. The L1 looks great, it might be a fantastic brightening shade for me!. It was so funny because I contacted NARS a few days ago(remembering this post) and asked them, is there any shade difference between Chantilly in the Immaculate(Stick formula that I’ve been wearing for years but want to switch up) and in Radiant Creamy and they said no, and looking at your swatches I see it’s definitely darker/peachier. So I might give the L1, I loved that you said it’s not drying/cakey and that you only had to buff it a bit. That concealer brush sounds like a neat tool, esp for under the brow! Oh, my tip on the setting powder-because I was having the same problem under the eyes even though I love NARS Velvet Loose-the Wayne Goss The Air Brush is a mutli tasker, really soft and light and when you use it on it’s flat edge it works really well-it was an LTD but I bet you might have a similar brush in your collection(I’ll send you the pic) maybe you have one in the new UD collection-that REALLY helped me. Thanks for a great post, love the texture and finish of everything on you! And by the way on the Jouer lipsticks, they just released 2 new shades, and they have 5 more shades coming for Fall! I’m really enjoying the one I bought, i agree they have such a nice texture. 🙂 xo

  • Hi there! After reading your review the Lick- it sounds like I have to invest in the Lock-It Edge Foundation Brush. Right now I’m using the Pro Beauty Blender and sometimes use a flat top kabuki foundation brush. I truly believe that the right brush for foundation application makes all the difference, especially like you said- thick, pigmented foundations like the Lock-It Foundation. Loved reading your review and this is my all time favorite foundation – I’m in the shade Medium 62. 🙂

  • The brushes are what really intrigue me the most about these… I think I would love those the most. I have heard these foundations are really nice and I think the shade range is great, I will check it out.

  • Your skin looks incredible with these products! I love that the shade range is so inclusive.

  • I JUAT bought Kat Von D’s Alk Nighter Foundation and All Nighter Setting spray. I haven’t tried it yet but now lookin at what shade you got 42? Right I’m thinking I got the wring shade, mine say 4.5 on mine. I really hope it’s not too dark. And ive gotten her Deslick stay and lived it once si I also bought her De slick setting pressed order 2 days ago and ao far live it. But I’m worried about the shade if foundation cuz in a lake person as well.

    • I have shade 41 Light Neutral, which was sent to me. It’s not for sale yet. Currently you can get 42 Light Neutral at Sephora, which is slightly deeper/pinker.

      • Yup my bad I got this confused with thebUrban Devkcayvall Nighter collection I bought lol. I was wondering why these shades weer in their 49s and mine was a 4.5. BTW YOU ARE by far my most favorite beauty bligger, I never miss an article and your very pretty and I notice we have much in common including our purple hair lol, keep up the great work Phyrra

  • I’m sure the foundation is nice, but I have some serious qualms about buying from KVD- she’s done a bunch of nasty stuff (multiple instances of antisemitism, gross + offensive lipstick names, etc.)

    • Hi! I’ve actually tried to find proof of KVD saying anti-semetic things, but I’ve been unable to find anything online. I did find proof that she dated some pretty awful guys. I have seen instances of distasteful lipstick names. If her company is one you don’t feel comfortable supporting, you shouldn’t buy from her. There are plenty of companies that I don’t buy from because I don’t like the actions of the owners, such as Lime Crime, Makeup Monsters, and Shiro. I fully believe that we vote with our dollars.

  • I always had a mess of trouble applying Lock-It foundation on my semi dry skin, so the brush is very appealing should I ever try it again. I do wonder how it may interfere with those of us with a significant amount of peach fuzz on the face though, brushes and foundation in conjunction with fuzz tend to be a bad combo.

    • I shave my face once in a while to remove peach fuzz. I don’t have dark hair on my face, but I do have peach fuzz on my cheeks. I find that it makes my moisturizers absorb better and foundations go on more smoothly.

  • I bet a lot of people don’t like the foundation if they don’t get the brush. Unfortunately the brush doubles the price. But I’m a sucker for fabulous brushes. I do notice the powder a lot in the outdoor pictures. Do you think the powder is as worthwhile as the foundation and concealer?

  • I’m not sure that this is so much of a price bargain compared to the other foundations if you have to buy their special brush to apply it as well.

    • I think any foundation brush that is extremely dense and has a point / angle to it might be worth trying to use with it. When I was wearing mineral makeup, I had to buy a kabuki brush because a regular powder brush would not work, so I don’t see it as a problem to have to buy a specific brush to use with a product.

  • The KVD 41 foundation looks perfect for you. I need to swatch the Jouer Praline liquid lipstick. That shade is gorgeous

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