Face, Makeup, Review

Kat Von D: Shade & Light and Lock-It Foundation

If you have read my previous post on Kat Von D Shade & Light Eye palette, you’ll know I was a huge fan, and I love the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks, so it was only a matter of time before I tried some more products from this range.
Unless you are able to get to a Sephora store, Kat Von D is only available online, which can make buying the right foundation shade tricky. A good friend of mine introduced me to the website findation.com which essentially gives you a list of which shades you will be in multiple brands based on what you are currently using. If you don’t a foundation to compare, then you can always go to a Mac counter (or similar) and get your shade matched.
I bought the Lock-It Foundation, it costs $65 NZD on Sephora, but for $69 you can buy it in a set with a Beautyblender; so when I ordered it was a no brainer for me to spend the extra $4 for a Beautyblender! The instructions say to pick up the product on the sponge and apply to the face, but I prefer when I apply the foundation with a brush and use the sponge for blending; this stops the sponge from absorbing excess product. Either way it gives a flawless finish. The foundation is quite light, a little goes a long way and it’s full coverage; one pump can do my whole face. I can see why it is called ‘lock-it’, once it sets it doesn’t budge all day. I think this may be my new favourite foundation!
 
 
Kat Von D is a famous tattoo artist, so it is no surprise that she chose to make the packaging of her makeup brand so visually appealing, with intricate patterns and attention to detail. The foundation bottle is very unique, it has a double wall, which looks very cool but also offers a little more protection from breaking the bottle and leaking product. It has a pump top dispenser, and comes with a little black stopper, which is also beautifully designed in the classic Kat Von D look.
 
Since I’ve been enjoying wearing my eyeliner pen regularly, I decided it was time to try out the famous Tattoo Liner. It is a fantastic eyeliner, but in all honesty I don’t notice much difference between this one and the ZA eyeliner I got for half the price. This is by no means a negative review of this eyeliner, more so a positive note that the ZA is a more affordable dupe of the Kat Von D.
I’ve previously done a contour kit comparison post between the Australis AC on Tour kit and the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit; since then the ABH has been my go to for contouring. When I heard that the Kat Von D Shade & Light palette was rated ‘as good as’, if not, better than, the ABH Contour Kit, I couldn’t wait to try it. The formula of the powder in the Shade & Light kit is so smooth and glides onto the skin. The highlight shades are very opaque and so work well and under eye setting powders. I am really impressed and think Shade & Light lives up to its reputation. While it is comparable to the ABH palette, the shades are different, so I’m happy to have both. If I did have to pick just one as a favourite, it would be Kat Von D. Let me know if you’ve like me to do another contour kit comparison post between these two.
 
 
I tried out all of my new Kat Von D products for the first time in this video, so you can see them all in action; I hope you enjoy.
Let me know if you have tried any of these Kat Von D products and what your thoughts are. Thanks for stopping by!!
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