Lock-It Concealer is an easy-to-apply fragrance-free cream concealer that is a good option for those with normal to oily skin. During application, the cream texture applies smoothly, but the semi-matte finish is too drying for already-dry skin types.
If dry skin isn't a problem, then this wears reliably well and resists creasing into fine lines and wrinkles throughout the day. The buildable, medium to full coverage provided by this concealer helps disguise most discolorations, blemishes, and patches of uneven skin tone.
There is a workable selection of shades for light to dark skin tones, but be sure to try them on in natural lighting—with highly pigmented color products like this, it's important to match your skin tone as closely as possible.
- Easy-to-apply cream concealer; blends well.
- Buildable, medium to full coverage.
- Works to disguise discolorations, blemishes, and uneven skin tone.
- Shades for light to dark skin tones.
Kat Von D At-A-Glance
Celebrity makeup lines are nothing newweve seen dozens of them over the yearsbut this one is a first in that it shocked us a bit. Kat Von Ds main claim to fame was her successful tattooing enterprise, and her role as a former reality TV show star. Now, she's a makeup entrepreneurand a very good one.
The line launched in 2007 with only two eyeshadow palettes, cream lipstick, and eyeliner, but since has expanded by adding several new products, including remarkable lip products, blushes and more. Just like most makeup lines, this is one to shop carefully; for every great product, there are a few that could use improvement.
All Kat Von D makeup products come packaged with the lines signature images of roses and thorns (perhaps to reinforce Von Ds love of tattoo design), which definitely makes these products stand out among a sea of blandly packaged makeup containers.
Strengths: Excellent eyeshadow palettes and trios; long-wearing cream and liquid lipstick; truly lasting powder blushes and bronzers.
Weaknesses: A few products on the pricey side (this is a minor quibble).
For more information on this brand, visit www.katvondbeauty.com.
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