Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Reviews: Kat Von D Lock-it Powder Foundation & Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Brush

Kat Von D Lock-it Powder Foundation

Description of product:
Day or night and everything in between, this budge-proof foundation promises flawless coverage around the clock. The buildable formula evens the complexion and hides imperfections—all without the need for touch-ups. Smudge- and sweat-proof, this foundation won’t cake or crease and the velvety texture wears with a breathable, light touch.

Full Ingredients List of Kat Von D Lock-it Powder Foundation:

Shades Available:

Kat Von D Lock-it Powder Foundation comes in wide range of 18 shades from very light, medium to deep shades with selection of neutral, cool or warm undertones.


It comes in Kat Von D's trademark black and silver design with the initial KVD embossed in the middle of the front cover. It is gorgeous looking and seems sturdy. There is a mirror inside the compact case and also a sponge that is housed in a separate compartment (right below the foundation). There is no refill for this product as it is sold as a whole (the foundation is attached to the compact case)

Dimensions of the case:
Approximately 70mm (diameter) and 20mm (thickness)

Contents: 30ml

Price: S$53

Swatches for Light 45:

I chose the shade Light 45 for light complexion with yellow undertone. My skin tone is medium fair. I was quite indecisive in choosing the shade- Light 44 and Light 45 look pretty similar but in the end I decided to choose a yellow based foundation. (For reference, I use C3 for MAC Studio Fix powder, NC25 for Studio Fix Liquid Foundation and Shade 21 for Laneige BB cushion).

Texture: The powder is lightweight and has a buttery soft texture making application a breeze.

Coverage: I find that this foundation offers a medium to full coverage if I use the sponge that is included in the compact. For a no makeup look (or to create the illusion of flawless skin), I will apply the foundation using a powder brush. This method allows buildable coverage for a natural look.

Smell: None. There is no fragrance used in the making of this foundation. No fanciful smell for sure.

Lasting Effect: This foundation is pretty lasting on my combination skin which tends to be more on the oily side. Normally after lunch time, I just need to touch up once after blotting with a piece of facial tissue and it will not look cakey.

My thoughts:

I like the fact that this foundation is formulated without parabens and free of mineral oil, paraffin and fragrance. The finish is matt and it gives a natural-looking medium coverage when I apply it using the sponge provided, as shown in the above picture (on the right). The shade 45 is a perfect match for my skin tone. To test the coverage of the foundation, I did not use any concealer before applying this powder foundation. It is able to reduce the redness around my nose area and even out my skin tone. As for my serious dark undereye problem, I would need to apply a concealer first. It also has a wide range of shades which cater to very fair to deeper skin tones. It would be great if this powder foundation has SPF in it to give sun protection against the harmful UV rays.

Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Brush

Description of product:

This unique, dual-ended eye shadow brush is designed just for eye contouring—a groundbreaking technique once used only by makeup pros to define and enhance eyes. This set contains an eye contour brush and a brush case.

The tapered Shade end is uniquely shaped to precisely sweep on shadow exactly where you want it. I use it to apply eye shadow on the outer "V" or outer corners of my eyes, and it gives precise application. It can also be used to soften/ smudge my pencil liner on my lash line, so that the liner won't appear so harsh.

The Light end blends and softens product without removing pigment—creating a natural-looking, contoured eye look. I like how fluffy yet dense it is. This domed shape bristles is ideal for application and blending.

My thoughts:

Both ends of this brush are ultra-soft and dense. Although the bristles are synthetic, powder can be easily picked up and blending is a breeze. It can also be used to apply under eye concealer and to eliminate all traces of a blemish. Before using this brush, I washed both ends with a mild baby shampoo and there was no shedding of the bristles at all.

One unique thing about this brush is that it comes with a sleek, hard coffin case to keep the dual ended brush protected at home or while on the go. I really like it so much that I got 2 of them, one for home’s use and another to carry on the go..

Check out the full range of Kat Von D products here!!

Since 2008, Kat Von D has defied expectations transforming from famed tattoo artist to global beauty phenomenon. Inspired by the inks of her High Voltage Tattoo studio, Kat has created a high performance brand that specialises in long-wear, high pigment and full coverage collections.

Thank you Sephora Singapore for giving me the opportunity to try and share my reviews on Kat Von D products on my blog!

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