If you’ve been following my blog since the beginning then you’ll know I originally started out by publishing reviews of different makeup products and my favorite outfits. All the college tips started a bit later after I’d been blogging for a year. Needless to say, today’s post is going to be a bit of a throwback!
I recently ran out of my favorite NARS foundation and I was keen on trying something new. I had heard amazing things about the Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation so it was top on my list. I stopped by my local Sephora to find the perfect shade and purchase a bottle. After testing out a few different shades, I decided to go with Medium 58 Neutral.
The bottle itself looks much larger than the NARS foundation bottles, but after closer review, they actually contain the same amount of product. I was happy to find that the KVD foundation was much cheaper — better for my budget! The price for one 30mL bottle is $35.
I love the pump mechanism of the Kat Von D foundation bottles, it’s easy to get the foundation out without creating a mess. And the best part is because of the design, you’ll be able to get the majority of the product out when you reach the end!
I tried out this foundation for about 2 weeks before I decided I needed to return it. Now don’t get me wrong, this might be the PERFECT foundation for other people, but it just wasn’t what I was looking for.
The formula does provide full-coverage as it’s advertised, but the consistency of the Lock-It Foundation is actually quite thick and I found it hard to blend on my skin. I almost felt like there were patchy bits sometimes. This was quite a change compared to the NARS Sheer Glow foundation that I was used to.
Along with it being thick, I felt like my skin looked cakey and just overwhelmed with foundation. Somethin, that I really don’t enjoy. I also found that it creased and settled into my smile lines pretty quickly after applying.
The other issue was that it was a bit too dark for me. Now, this could have been an error on my part, but for the case of ease… I know exactly what shades I need of the NARS Sheer Glow and they match me perfectly. The Lock-It Foundation actually comes in 30 shades, so I’m sure there’s one that matches my skin better than the one I picked.
I found that this foundation did stay on for a good period of the day. But, I often rest my hands against my cheek or chin and I sometimes did find the foundation rubbing off.
Another thing I noticed was that when I would go to the gym in a hurry and didn’t take off my makeup, my foundation would literally melt off my face with my sweat. Something I had never experienced with the NARS Sheer Glow. Again, I know it’s really bad to workout in a full face of makeup, but sometimes you’re just in too big of a rush!
I feel like this could be a great foundation for many other people. But it’s just not the one for me. I highly suggest you try it out for yourself. If you don’t like it, Sephora has an amazing return policy!
What foundation are you currently using?