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Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Creme Review

Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Creme Review and swatches
Today I’m sharing a more in depth Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Creme review. This is the new cruelty free, vegan concealer by KVD. It comes in a staggering 21 different shades, including a pure white called White Out. It also comes in deeper shades for darker skintones. I think Kat Von D Beauty is doing a great job at embracing all the global shades of beauty.

Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Creme Review

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Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Creme Review and swatches

Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Creme Review and Swatches
Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Creme Review


The Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Cream comes in a round container with a doe foot applicator. The doe foot is actually shaped like a tear drop, which is pretty unique in my experience. I think this is a great shape for applying concealer.


The Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Cream is a pretty good value for the price since it is $26 for .22 oz of product. To give you an idea on how it compares to others – Urban Decay Naked Skin is $28 for .16 oz (11 shades), NARS Radiant Creamy is $29 for .22 oz (16 shades), Too Faced Born This Way is $28 for .23 oz (10 shades), Tarte Double Duty Shape Tape is $24 for .33 oz (6 shades) and Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting is $30 for .18 oz.

Shade Range

The concealers really do come in a wide range of shades for neutral, cool and warm undertones. For me, I wear the shade Light 1, which is described as fair honeysuckle with neutral undertone. For pale neutral skin like mine, it’s perfect. However, I do like that there is the option of White Out if I wanted to try some extreme matte highlighting.

Kat Von D Lock-It Edge Concealer Brush Kat Von D Lock-It Edge Concealer Brush

How to Apply

Kat Von D recommends using this either by swiping the concealer directly onto the skin or the back of your hand, then blending with your finger or the Lock-It Edge concealer brush. KVD says to choose a shade that exactly matches your skintone to cover blemishes. To correct darkness under the eyes, select a shade 2 tones lighter than your skintone.

They also suggest using this concealer with their setting powder to bake under the eyes. I’ve never tried baking, so I can’t speak to how well this works. They say to pack on a generous amount of setting powder on top of the concealer. Wait a few minutes, then dust it off with a brush. KVD also recommends using the white shade as an eyeshadow base to make eyeshadows pop. It would probably work well with neon / bright colors.

I prefer to dot this on and then blend it out with the Kat Von D Lock-It Edge Concealer brush. I also had good results applying with a damp beauty blender and then setting with translucent setting powder. So if you don’t want to apply with a brush or finger tips, try a makeup sponge.

Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Creme Review and swatches

Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Creme Review and Swatches

My Results

Compared to other concealers that I’ve tried recently, I’m blown away by my results with the Lock-It Concealer Creme. First, it does a great job of brightening my under eye area. It disguises the hyper-pigmentation by my eyes and makes me look more awake. Second, it doesn’t crease on me. Third, it doesn’t emphasize the lines around my eyes. It doesn’t make me look older. A lot of the time I’ve skipped concealer under the eyes because I felt like it just aged me in an unflattering way.

I typically apply concealer under my foundation. Other people recommend applying it on top of foundation. What really impressed me about this concealer is that it can be worn either way with both liquid and powder foundation without any issue. It just blended in seamlessly for me. To me this is an incredibly pigmented formula. For those who are sensitive to smell, I didn’t notice a fragrance.

Recently I did a great eye look and I used black eyeshadow to line my eyes. After applying all my eye makeup, I applied my powder foundation. About 20 minutes later I looked and somehow I had black matte eyeshadow under my eyes, making my eyes look awful. I whipped out this concealer to see if I could somehow fix it. Not only did it cover up the black eyeshadow mess, it blended in with my foundation without a problem and didn’t turn cakey.

And yes, I do absolutely love the brush that was made for this concealer. The brush is perfect for applying concealer around my eyebrows, my eyes, my nose, or my lips. It makes it easy to clean up any lines due to its shape. It’s a fabulous brush.

If I had to find one thing to improve upon with the brush, it would be to offer a shorter brush that can more easily fit into  my makeup bag. The long handles look elegant but they don’t fit into all of my makeup bags. If I had to find one thing to improve upon with the concealer, it would be that I think it’s too thick for me to blend with my finger tips. I definitely need a brush. With the brush it applies like a dream.

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What do you think of the Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Cream? What’s your favorite concealer?

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  • It looks really great on you, and I really love the amount of coverage that it gives you-and the shade range is great! The L1 Neutral looks like a really great shade. The only thing for me is that it might be too thick, but I do need something a little bit thicker, something that has more moisture and that will stay put. Ive used regular NARS Chantilly (the original Immaculate, stick) but even with using Cover FX’s Anti-Aging as an undereye primer, if it can get drying. I really like the white out shade as a highlight around the eye area! I’m also going to try the Makeup Atelier concealer(they have a light pink undereye corrector shade and also a fair shade that would work for you and I, just waiting for them to come back in stock) I’m the same, I do like using a sponge to blend. I don’t bake-with the Goss Airbrush you can-but what really helps is to take it on the flat side and dip it in a small amount of powder(I know you use NARS Light Reflecting, I use the NARS Loose Velvet in Snow-and I take the brush and just tap it and it really works well, I know you have Goss #2, Airbrush you might now have it got sold out, however, if you have a really light soft, face brush that’s flat(this one has flat sides and then you can use it on it’s side on angles etc ) but I’m sure you could try that with a similar brush, I know you have some from the new UD-not baking with a whole bunch of product, but just tapping a small amount on with a flat. Now that I’m looking at the brush that goes with the concealer(I really like it too! you could try it with that, or Goss 6) Thank you for all the swatches, so helpful! And the price point is good!

  • I bought the Nars Chantilly concealer awhile ago, and though I can definitely make it work for me, I still feel like it’s a tad too dark and too yellow. After seeing L1 swatched on your arm, I’m hopeful that it will be a better match! Too bad it’s always out of stock when I want to buy it, haha.

    • Yes it’s funny because even though when I spoke to the brand and asked them and they said the two were the same, I’ve been using NARS Chantilly, but in the original Immaculate(stick) version and when I’ve seen Chantilly swatched on Phyrra I did notice that it’s a tad darker and more yellow than Chantilly in Immaculate. I’ve loved it, but I feel like I need some more moisture now. I just read on Nordstrom’s blog that they are coming out with a matte version of Radiant Creamy, so I’d like to try that-Spring 2017.

  • I think after finally buying this concealer, it will be my favorite. For my dark circles I will do what you stated KVD suggest –to go one shade lighter or two to help cover them. I will also buy the KVD white concealer cream for an eyeshadow base. Like you stated and I agree that it would probably work well with those neon-bright colors. I love to add a pop of brightness onto my eyelid. Xoxo

  • My local Sephora won’t be getting the white or the first two lightest colors so I am happy I can at least see these swatches here!
    If I can get a match to my skin tone I am the lightest shade in foundation or concealer, but often the lightest is too dark. The only exception is the Kat Von D foundation which is the only thing I’ve ever bought that was too light – but it’s perfect for days when the Urban Decay 0.5 is too dark and I mix them together.
    I love your reviews – yours are the only I can find with such pale shades included! 🙂

  • I’m really thinking I need to try this. The swatches are especially useful as I don’t know my shade with KVD.

  • This is my HG concealer! I got one that I thought was a little too light, but it still blends perfectly. It doesn’t crease on me either (I have very dry skin).

  • It looks like a perfect concealer for you and it does all the things it promises. By the way, I really love the colours you have chosen for your look today – what eye shadows did you use? The whole look is fabulous.

  • I’ve been curious about this. I have been testing all the concealers in my drawers and have a lot of nice ones but I don’t think that I’ve tried one that sounds this great. I have bags under my eyes and too light a concealer makes them stand out so Light Neutral is probably the one I need.

  • I’ll swatch this Light Neutral. Also, looks like Nudestix may be a good match for me.

  • I’m going to need this in L1 and white out. Urban decay is just too dark for me. I really hope the light shades come to aus as sephora sucks here. They don’t even stock the light foundation shade.

    • L1 is my new go-to concealer. I think it’s perfect for where I need it, primarily under the eyes. I hope it comes to sephora for you!

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