Last updated on March 6th, 2019
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If there’s one thing I need from a concealer, it’s for the concealer to seriously “Lock It” in place. I want my under eye bags and random spots under tight lockdown all day long.
Clearly, I take my coverage very seriously. With a name like “Lock-It,” it had better be good.
Now if you remember my review of Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Concealer, then you know how I seem to have issues with gel-like textures. (If you missed that post, check it out right here >> Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Concealer First Impressions + Review)
I didn’t have a chance to test this concealer in-store, so I placed my online order with a kiss and a prayer. I love Kat Von D, I love what she stands for, and I’ve had decent luck with her products so far. After all, I wanted a full coverage concealer, Kat Von D is a full coverage lady, so what could be amiss?
Keep reading to find out how things went, all my honest thoughts, and see a few tragic photos too.
Kat Von D Lock-It Crème Concealer — all the basics
The tube contains 0.22 oz or 6.5. mL of product. For reference, Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer contains the exact same amount of product for $30.00 USD, while Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Concealer contains 0.16 oz or 5 mL for $29.00 USD. That makes Kat Von D Lock-It Crème Concealer a pretty good deal in comparison.
Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Crème>> [SEPHORA]
Completely vegan — no animal-derived ingredients here!
One thing I love about Kat Von D the woman is that she is a true animal lover, and she is devoted to creating high-quality vegan products.
Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Crème>> [SEPHORA]
Shade selection is pretty good with 21 colors
Kat Von D Lock-It Crème Concealer currently comes in 21 shades. Twenty of those are skin tone variations ranging in warm, neutral, and cool undertones.
The final shade is a pure white, aptly named White Out. Though it seems odd, I think of tons of ways you can use this. If you happen to have a concealer shade that is a touch too dark, the white will fix that. Foundation should work the same way. Many people enjoy using concealer as eyeshadow bases, but that means being limited to skin-tone shades. Sometimes you just want a good white base to really make your eyeshadows pop, so this could work great for that too. Finally, perhaps you just want a super bright highlight. I don’t see anything wrong with simply striping a bit on your “highlight areas” and blending in for some extra luminosity.
The applicator is one of the best I’ve used
I find the angled applicator perfect for ultimate control over where the product goes on your face. The pointed tip makes it easy to create perfect little stripes down the bridge of your nose and under your eyes. There is no center opening in the sponge, which ensures it doesn’t pick up too much product.
Overall, I think the applicator works splendidly and is very ergonomic. I wish more concealer applicators looked like this one.
The texture is almost indescribable — but I’ll try anyway
Every aspect so far gets a thumbs up from me, but things start going awry with the texture. Kat Von D Lock-It Crème Concealer is not a lightweight concealer. Now, we all know Kat Von D isn’t a light makeup sort of lady, so the texture isn’t surprising.
Notice that the product volume measurement is in oz instead of fl oz like most concealers. The concealer is super thick and creamy, so much that it verges on being downright sticky. It’s heavy and paste-like, and you definitely feel it sitting on your face. There’s also a waxy aspect to it that makes blending rather difficult.
I’ll get into the issues this cause me during application later on in this post.
Sticks to your tools but not your skin
Since the texture is so goopy, it takes a lot of work to get it blended into my skin. And even then, it still feels like the product is sitting on top of my skin rather than sinking in.
Even by the time I believe I’m done blending, I wonder if any product actually got pressed into my skin, or if it just looks that way because most of the product transferred to my brush or sponge.
I applied the concealer using two different application methods
I blended both eyes as much as I possibly could using the tools, and then I went over with my fingers. Even after all the blending, the concealer still sat on top of my skin enough that my fingers left visible fingerprints.
Don’t even get me started on the smear-ability. It’s pretty tragic.
The bottom photos show the end results
Even after blending, the concealer remained perched atop my skin rather than truly blending in and becoming one with my skin. This is the starting point after blending to death, and applying powder.
It’s pretty visible just how much powder I applied to my eye area. Since the concealer didn’t sink into my skin, it remained quite tacky and never fully dried. I did wait a few minutes, but the creasing got the worse by the second, so I felt I needed to set it already. It took a lot of powder to eliminate the tackiness, hence the powdery finish.
I gave the concealer nothing to hide behind
Since I wasn’t planning on leaving the house, I decided to let the concealer have it’s own day to shine. I applied no eye makeup besides my ABH Dipbrow Pomade.
You know how they say you have to support yourself before you can support others? That’s what I wanted to see from this test. If the concealer couldn’t maintain itself alone, then I definitely wouldn’t trust it as a base for my eyeshadow.
note- Please excuse the current state of my eyebrows, I am aware they need a wax.
As you can see, my wear test did not go well
This is the final result after roughly eight hours of wear. Mind you, this is after sitting in my air conditioned apartment working on my computer all day. The only part of my body that got any movement throughout the day was my fingers.
The concealer creased and settled into lines I didn’t even know existed. I’m letting the photo speak for itself here.
It’s a love it or hate it type deal
Granted, my eye area is on the oilier side, and Kat Von D Lock-It Crème claims to be a moisturizing concealer. Maybe my skin is already so saturated with moisture that it repelled the concealer?
I assume if you have dry skin, this may work better for you, as your skin may be more receptive to it.That being said, Kat Von D Lock-It Crème Concealer has decent reviews on Sephora.com so it clearly works for many people.
Sadly, it didn’t work for me. Personally, I won’t repurchase.
Have you tried Kat Von D Lock-It Crème Concealer? I’d love to hear your experience, especially if you love it. Maybe I’m doing something wrong?
That’s all for today!
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