Lock-it Setting Powder
Lock-it Setting Powder has a velvety-matte finish that works incredibly well to set makeup and provide a soft blurring effect over skin. The silky loose-powder texture glides on effortlessly for a lightweight feel that's a breeze to work with.
Due to the mica in the formula, Lock-it Setting Powder has a slight sheen, which helps it look more skin-like instead of chalky. The translucent nature of this powder nearly disappears as it's blended onto skin, but depending on the depth of your skin tone, you may still see a hint of a whitish cast.
While there's a lot to love about Lock-it Setting Powder, we should mention that those with very oily skin may not find it as mattifying as they hoped. It does offer temporary shine control—just not enough to last you more than a couple to a few hours at a time (but hey, some is better than none, right?).
On the flipside, those with very dry skin may find this powder a tad too absorbent. It's really best for those who fall somewhere in between the extremes.
- Sets makeup while adding a soft focus to skin.
- Slight sheen for a skin-like finish (as opposed to chalky).
- Velvety-matte loose powder glides over skin like a dream.
- Fragrance-free formula.
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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