So today I wanted to do an updated blog post on the Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation. You can find my original post here. After using this foundation a few more times after publishing that blog post, I didn’t love it. It didn’t matter what I did, I still was an oily, gross mess shortly after applying the foundation. I was blotting every 2-3 hours and would have to touch up every 4-5 hours. I completely gave up on this foundation, put it away in a bin, and forgot all about it. It wasn’t until after we moved and I was unpacking that I re-discovered this foundation. For about a month, I had it sitting out where I could see it and debated trying it again. I finally went for it and unfortunately my feelings were the same. I LOVE the coverage, I love the way it applies and looks on my skin for the first couple of hours, but then I just became an oily mess. I used my favorite mattifying primer and still hated the foundation. Enter Wayne Goss! If you don’t know who Wayne Goss is, you need to learn really quick! He is AMAZING and I’ve learned sooooo much from him.
I really wanted this foundation to work for me since it really is a great foundation. I also wanted it to work for me because of the price. It’s not a drugstore foundation price so of course I hated that it had just been sitting there. As I was scrolling through Wayne’s YouTube channel, I came across this particular video and decided to give this technique a try. Oh my gosh! I am soooo glad that I did! Not only did this technique make it possible for me to wear my Kat Von D foundation, but it has made it possible for me to wear several other foundations that I haven’t been impressed with. It also made my foundation look pretty much flawless, for my skin type anyway. If you don’t want to click on the link to the video right now, you can continue reading because I am going to explain what Wayne does.
Now you know the “rule”…do not apply powders before you apply a liquid. Well Wayne tossed this rule out and totally changed my foundation game. After applying primer, Wayne sets the primer with a loose powder! Say what?! Now I’m not joking when I say that this is the best thing that has ever happened to me as far as foundation goes. No exaggeration whatsoever! I tried setting my primer with loose powder and then applied the Kat Von D foundation. It went on so smoothly and flawlessly. The best part, I didn’t have to blot my face for about 5-6 hours!! I was blotting every 2-3 prior to this technique so every 5-6 hours, I was a happy girl! Especially since I typically don’t wear makeup for more than 6 hours unless I’m at an event or out for the night. So day-to-day, every 5-6 hours is pretty damn good if you ask me. I personally have no idea why setting your primer with a loose powder works but it does and I’m so glad that I tried it.
The one tip I will give is simply to use a translucent loose powder and not one with color in it. Translucent is the way to go when setting your primer prior to putting on foundation. I would even suggest setting it with a translucent powder even if you are planning on going in with a mineral powder foundation. The loose translucent powder I personally use is the one from ELF and can be found here. This powder is inexpensive but works great so I figured it would be good to use to set my primer. I use the Airspun loose powder to set my entire face after I apply my foundation. I just figured I didn’t need to use anything fancy when setting my primer.
So do I love the Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation? YES! So much yaaaaas! I actually have been wearing it every time I put on makeup for the past couple of weeks. All I can say is that I’m so glad that I found a way to wear this foundation in a way that works with my skin type because this foundation really is beautiful. Now if you didn’t read my original post on this foundation, let me tell you…this foundation covers really well so you only need a small amount. I also apply it in sections as it tends to dry fairly quickly and it’s hard to blend out once it’s dry. I like to use my Beauty Blender if I don’t want as full of a coverage as it gives when using a brush. You can go a little more heavy handed when using a Beauty Blender but if you use a brush, just be fully aware that it can look cakey real quick if you use too much. The brush I do like to use to apply the foundation is my trust Sigma F80 Flat Kabuki. BEST. FOUNDATION. BRUSH. EVER!!!! There are a lot of other foundation brushes that work great as well but the Sigma brush is my all time favorite although I do use other brushes from time to time.
The picture below has not been touched or edited in any way. I wanted you all to really see what it looks like on my skin. I do NOT have flawless skin. I have combination skin that loves to break out on my along with pretty large pores (pain in my boot-ay!) but as you can see, this foundation covers really well. I can even skip concealer if I want to. I just use a color corrector on my dark circles prior to applying the foundation and I’m good to go. The only time I use concealer is if I want a brighter under eye.
So there you go…completely untouched, unedited picture and look how well this foundation covers! If you use this foundation, let me know what you think and how it works for you. If you set your primer prior to putting on foundation, let me know how this technique works for you. I would love to hear some feedback. Happy Wednesday, Friends!!