08.26.2015
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Lock-It Concealer
Rating
0.58 for $25
Last Updated:08.26.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

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.

Pros:
  • 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.
  • Fragrance-free.
Cons:
  • Pricey.
Claims
Kat Von D Concealer is a creamy, blendable secret weapon that provides the ultimate, customizable coverage to hide dark circles, blemishes, and anything you don’t want the world to see. This oil- and paraben-free, long-wearing formula is perfect for any occasion that calls for a flawless look.
Ingredients
Cyclopentasiloxane, Water, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Isododecane, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Polysilicone-11, Hexyl Laurate Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Lecithin, Quaternium-90 Bentonite, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Sodium Chloride, C18-36 Acid Triglyceride, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Stearic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Propylene, Carbonate, Silica, Alumina, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Phenoxyethanol. +/- Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).
Brand Overview

Kat Von D At-A-Glance

Celebrity makeup lines are nothing new—we’ve seen dozens of them over the years—but this one is a first in that it shocked us a bit. Kat Von D’s main claim to fame was her successful tattooing enterprise, and her role as a former reality TV show star. Now, she's a makeup entrepreneur—and 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 line’s signature images of roses and thorns (perhaps to reinforce Von D’s 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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06.07.2015
Oxidizes too quickly

I used this product to cover surgical scars in my inguinal area. It covered quite well initially but after a few minutes became very dark. I read that priming is a must especially if you have oily skin but since I did not use it on my face I did not think it necessary.

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Gina C.
02.11.2015
Good coverage, but lose the disintegrating cap!

The coverage is excellent and I can recommend the product, but the silver cap to the tube disintegrates, leaving small metallic pieces on your hands (then face!), which I had to pick off each time. I eventually wrapped the cap in tape to keep it from shedding particles.

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08.31.2014
Fantastic

This really is the best concealer I have ever used. I was devoted to Clinique's Advanced Concealer for many years, but Lock-it Concealer is not only easier to work with, the array of shades makes for a more accurate match. Something needs to be done about the awful silver paint on the tube's cap though. It flakes off every time I touch it, and metallic flakes get everywhere (read: on my face). Disco glitter is not a good look for daytime.

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08.06.2014
Good Skin Color Match

I had never heard of this line, but tried it at Sephora when I was searching for a concealer for some very large white scars on my arms. My skin color is a yellowish fair. I had already tried some of the Paula’s BEST rated department store concealers & was having the consistent problem of the color looking OK in the store, but not when outside. This was the only concealer where the color looked natural when outside. I was so pleased with the color I got 2 colors for tanned & regular skin.

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