Unlike today's best foundations, Lock-It Tattoo Foundation stays on top of the skin rather than meshing with it, creating a painted-on, old-fashioned appearance with limited appeal.
Given the thick texture of this fragrance-free foundation, you'd think that it could fully hide a tattoo, but it can't—we tried it! Still, the buildable, medium to full coverage is pigmented enough to cover discolorations and blemishes and to provide at least partial coverage of tattoos.
The creamy texture blends well during application and dries down to a long-wearing semi-matte powder finish, which is a plus; just remember, a small amount goes a long way. The more of this foundation you apply, the more likely it is to crease into fine lines and wrinkles throughout the day. Applying too much also can emphasize large pores.
With a less pigmented foundation, there's more flexibility in choosing a shade; however, this foundation does not sheer out easily, so it's very important to match your skin tone exactly. Unfortunately, it may be difficult to find a shade that's believable. There are options for light to dark skin tones, but several of them are either too pink or too red to be workable—specifically, Light 42, Light 46, and Deep 66.
Although this is an okay option for normal to slightly oily skin, there are many better options that are available in more realistic ranges of shades. An example of a full-coverage foundation to consider is Exuviance CoverBlend Concealing Treatment Makeup SPF 20.
- Blendable, creamy texture and fragrance-free formula.
- Medium to full coverage hides discolorations and blemishes.
- Long-wearing powder finish.
- Has an unnatural, painted-on appearance.
- Prone to creasing into fine lines and wrinkles.
- Unrealistic shade selection makes it difficult to find an exact match.