Since I was 16 I have been loyal to one foundation, and that is the MAC studio fix fluid. Lately, I haven’t really been liking the consistency and coverage that it was giving me, so I made an irrational decision to try something new. In those uncontrollable moments when you realise it’s pay day and you haven’t bought yourself anything exciting in a week, sometimes you make irrational decisions. I however, did not.


In the spur of the moment I decided to buy the Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo foundation, and let me tell you, it was a good decision indeed.

I’ve been using it for about two months now and I absolutely love it. With this particular formula, a little bit goes a long way, which is great because I like a full coverage without a thick, caked feeling.

When I purchased it, the girl who colour matched me at Sephora asked “do you have a beauty blender?” and I didn’t, but I wasn’t keen on buying one so I said that I did. She then said “Definitely use it with this, you’ll get the most out of the product if you do”.

She wasn’t just trying to add on to my sale (I mean, maybe she was) but that advice was very useful. This foundation goes on best with a cosmetic sponge, I use my Kit Cosmetics Blender sphere, and I when I compared coverage using a brush to a sponge, the sponge was definitely better.

Long time readers of TFJ would know that I have very sensitive skin, and so it is difficult for me to use just any type of foundation, because I not only need something that will cover my scarring, but I also need something that won’t aggravate my skin.

I must admit, my skin hasn’t really improved, but then again, I’m at an age where I can’t tell if its my foundations causing any troubles.

Also, it claims to be ‘transfer resistant’ but it does transfer, I know because I have hugged too many people wearing white shirts…

However, the coverage is great. No, my scarring isn’t completely hidden, you can definitely tell it’s there, but it’s no where near as noticeable as it otherwise would be.

I use this in conjunction with this Urban Decay Naked Skin powder foundation, and I really like the combination, as it evens out my skin tone and reduces oil, all without feeling too thick.

I definitely recommend this foundation, especially because it comes in so many different colours that it’s easy to find the perfect shade for you. Also, at $50 per bottle I think it’s worth it considering value for money.

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