Review: KVD Lock-It Featherweight Primer + Lock-It Tattoo Foundation

I had been in the market for a new foundation for a while now, and with my super oily, acne-prone skin, it was quite a process to find the perfect full-coverage foundation that wouldn't make me totally break out after every use. After much research, question asking, and YouTube review watching, I found my perfect match with the Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo foundation, in shade Light 44. I paired it with the Lock-It Featherweight Primer, and they go together perfectly. 

I had at first thought the Light 42 was a better fit, but after taking home some samples from Sephora to try, I realized it was way too light on my skin and made me look even paler than I am naturally! The Light 44 was a perfect match, and is luckily available in stores, as for the Light 42 can usually only be found for purchase online. 

First Impressions:

My first time using this primer and foundation was an experience. Compared to my outgoing usual foundation, this one is super full-coverage and I only need a small amount. 

Another thing that I noticed about this foundation (that may bother some) is that it smells SO weird. I did not like the smell at first, and it seemed so unusual to me. After about a week of wearing it, I have become accustomed to the scent - and I no longer notice it at all!


The first thing I noticed about applying this, is that I could not get a perfect finish by using my liquid foundation brush. It left my face looking streaky, and uneven in places. I then opted for a beauty blender, (this pink makeup sponge). I am now able to work the product into the sponge, and apply the foundation evenly over my face. 

Throughout the day wear:

This foundation is full-coverage, great for oily skin (like mine) and provides a long-lasting wear. I found it slightly transferable (to clothing, tissues, etc) and it feels a bit thick and wet when applied, but throughout the day, you can't notice it as much. For some, this may be considered a "heavy weight" foundation, but for my skin needs, I am in love with it. 

Another reason that some may refer to this foundation as heavy and/or cake is because of applying too much product. With this foundation, a little goes a long way! I use about one full pump or two half pumps. 

Throughout the day, my skin usually gets so oil to the point that my foundation practically melts off of my face. With this primer and foundation combined, it stays on all day for me and if I feel myself getting oily, it does not come off. Instead of looking melted-like, it gives a luminous type of glow. I tend to choose looks over comfort, so that's fine for me!

Overall Thoughts and Opinions:

I love this foundation for my skin type. I think it is perfect for oily skin, and also does NOT make my skin freak out! Every night I use makeup remover wipes to get rid of all product on my face, then wash with a daily cleanser. That way I can prevent breakouts caused by my makeup. If you want to see a post about my daily or nightly skin care routine, leave me a comment below. 

 Overall, I have to say that this foundation is probably the best one I've ever used! 

Demo Video:

This video will show you my application process of both the primer and foundation. The steps in the video are as follows:

First, use one pump of the KVD Lock-It Featherweight Primer and apply all over face.

Then, I take two pumps of the Lock-It Tattoo foundation onto the back of my hand. 

I use my beauty blender to pink up the product, and then apply in dabbing motions all over my face. 

I continue by picking up product, bending it into my skin, and covering all blemishes, redness, and imperfections on my face to even out my skin tone. 

Once complete, I then continue with the rest of my makeup routine. If you would like to see a full makeup tutorial used with this primer and foundation, leave me a comment below or any makeup tutorial suggestions!

Thanks for reading today!

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