Kat Von D Lock-It Powder Foundation
Overall, I've pretty much had a good experience with just about every KAT VON D beauty product I've tried. But this next one really hits the ball out of the park! It's her new Lock-It Powder Foundation ($36 @ sephora.com).
When it comes to full-coverage powder foundations, I've only experienced a handful of them and really the only one I can remember is Bare Escentuals.
What It Is: A vegan powder foundation that delivers full-coverage, instant blurring, and extreme long wear, in a sexy compact. Lock-It Powder Foundation is formulated with rice powder extract to blur away imperfections. Kaolin, a clay mineral, helps give a diffused, matte finish without feeling dry, making this formula ideal for a range of skin types.
My Take: I am quite blown away! Not only does this one even out my skin tone but it does it with only one swipe, so it's super quick in the morning when I'm pressed (no pun intended) for time. It's a matte finish powder and it feels like nothing on the skin, which I'm sure had to do with the fact that it's a powder.
It comes with a thin application sponge, which I thought was a little chintzy at first but after using it to apply the powder a few times, it works fine.
One thing I did want to bring up is that this product doesn't seem to be accurately depicted with Sephora's Color IQ system. The shade I should have been was too dark so I got re-scanned and it was scanning me too dark for some reason. I saw a review on the Sephora website saying the same thing. Good that I bought this in the store and not online so I could get the correct shade.
I read that this is a re-release and some people have been disappointed with this new formula. Since I didn't try that version I can't report on that but if it's better than this one, I can't even imagine as this one gets an A from me. Choose from 26 shades.