First Impressions : Kat Von D lock it foundation.

First Impressions : Kat Von D lock it foundation.

I don’t know about anyone else but when it comes to finding a foundation for my skin I find it can be quite a stressful task, I have always not only struggled finding the right tones for my skin but finding a foundation that actually makes my skin feel flawless and blotch free was a struggle, I don’t know if I’m going to sound crazy here but in the past I found that after using the same foundation for longer then 2 months my skin would start to reject it, like it no longer wanted to hold that particular product to my face, and this always really grinded my gears.

About 2 months ago was visiting a friend, and judging from her Instagram posts and Snapchat stories I could see she was a big fan of the Kat Von D range, and it had been on my wishlist of products I eventually wanted to try but i never seemed to get around to trying them I think purely because you can only get your hands on them rather online or at the Debenhams in Oxford street, and i never found myself in the Oxford street area and I didn’t want to order the products online before I could really see the products with my own eyes, ( I’m funny like that)

So while I was on holiday in Rome a few weeks ago on my actual birthday, i wanted to treat myself, and after seeing quite a few Sephora stores dotted around the city, I felt it was time to try them for myself. I was really surprised about how many different shades of foundation the Kat Von D line has, I honestly don’t think you will struggle to find a foundation to suite a skin tone, I felt like I was standing there for a good 20 minutes testing the foundations on my hand just to make sure I was picking the right tone and colour for my skin, I mean on many occasions in the past I’ve rush bought foundations and ended up walking around like a extra from a willy wonka movie, been there done that worn the T-shirt.

I also just wanted to add how incredible the packaging is to all of her products I know that packaging means absolutely nothing if the product inside is awful, but the bottle for the lock it foundation is beautiful, the only thing I didn’t really understand is the lid to the pump of the foundation there is a tiny little nib on the top where the foundation comes out from and it took me a while to work out how to put it back on, I would say this was the only thing I didn’t like about the product first hand I mean In the mornings when I’ve slept past my alarm 25 minutes I don’t have time to be putting back on tricky little nibs to foundation bottles.

So after carful inspection I had chosen my shade and proceeded to the checkout, I really did want to buy some of the lipsticks and the eyeliner but I was budgeting and being a good girl, I mean the colours of the lipsticks and glosses are lovely and her highlighting palette is beautiful but, they are not exactly the cheapest of products, so I decided to take it slow.
I never started using the Lock it foundation until I returned home from Rome, it was so hot out there I wasn’t really even wearing make up and if I did it would of melted of anyway!
So on my first day back at work it was time to give it a try, on the first application I was quite shocked, the coverage is incredible and super buildable, it completely covers all my blemishes and imperfections and creates such a airbrushed look, there are very few foundations I have had this experience with, so really I was in love from the first application
Not only was I super happy with the lock it foundation myself but no word of a lie i can’t even begin to tell you how many compliments I’ve received since i started wearing this foundation and even though its only been two weeks I’ve been showered with compliments and questions asking me about what make up I’m wearing and where did I buy it, I’ve had quite a few of my clients at work tell me how flawless my skin looks, so obviously while beaming inside I tell them exactly where I got my foundation from, and quite a lot of people i told had actually already heard about the Kat Von D lock it foundation but just like me previously had not managed to try it out for themselves yet.

After being a sufferer of oily blotchy skin for so long i always struggled to find a foundation to suite my skin and that wouldn’t slide of my face after a hour or two at work, sometimes I would be doing a client at the end of the day and look up in the mirror and be shocked that almost the whole of my forehead was melting of me and trust me its not very attractive, I was constantly embarrassed and worried about it, but i can honestly say with my hand on my heart that this foundation has been my lifesaver I mean before this I was using the NYX matte but not flat foundation and don’t get me wrong I also love that foundation and it is to be fair on the cheaper side and I do and will still continue to use that foundation, even though I love the Lock it foundation I don’t used it everyday, not only because its quite pricy and I don’t want to rinse it out straight away but also because I think I’m petrified of my skin becoming so used to it that it will stop looking so flawless on me!


So there you have it, that’s my opinion on the Kat Von D Lock it foundation, I would 100% buy this product again and I’m looking forward to trying out more of her products in the future, If you have skin like mine I would bite the bullet and give this a try, I mean I do believe you get what you pay for and if this foundation continues to give me glowing flawless looking skin and gives me that extra bit of confidence throughout the day and makes me feel great, then to me its worth every penny.

Until next time..

Katharine Anne.




  1. July 21, 2017 / 10:15 am

    I’ve honestly been searching for reviews on this product so thanks for sharing! Heard so much positive feedback on the Kat Von D range and with most of it being vegan it’s amazing to me! Lovely blog you have too 🙂 xxx imogen

    • katharine
      July 24, 2017 / 8:07 pm

      Give it a try! i’m sure you will not be disappointed! Thank you for your lovely comment, Let me know if you give it a go! Katharine X

  2. July 21, 2017 / 10:22 am

    Wow! I think I’m going to try it soon!

    • katharine
      July 24, 2017 / 8:05 pm

      You will LOVE it! Katharine X

  3. July 21, 2017 / 10:46 am

    This looks great, I’m really keen to try it now. I need a good coverage like double wear for nights out etc. thanks for the thorough recommendation!

    • katharine
      July 24, 2017 / 8:05 pm

      Try it! it really has made such a difference, i have been searching for a foundation like this for so long and i don’t think i could ever be without it now! thank you for your lovely comment! Katharine X

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