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Kat Von D ‘Lock-It’ Setting Powder

6th February 2018
'Lock-It' Setting Powder

Is coffee available in IV form yet? Asking for a friend. I’m always striving for the perfect makeup base and am currently experimenting with different foundations and concealers for Spring. One base product I have a love hate relationship is setting powder. When my skin is going through a dehydrated phase I need it’s help more than ever. But find the wrong one can make my skin look worse. I’ve always got on well with my Prep + Prime translucent powder from MAC Cosmetics, but had heard good things about the Kat Von D ‘Lock-It’ Setting Powder and decided to jump ship.

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'Lock-It' Setting Powder

I love the Kat Von D products I’ve tried so far. Her packaging is always awesome and the ‘Lock-It’ Setting Powder is no exception. The console contains a small sponge that has her logo on. I like it when a sponge is included as whilst I use a brush to apply it, it’s easier to get out without spilling product everywhere. The powder comes out through star shaped holes in classic Kat Von D style.

'Lock-It' Setting Powder

I love how finely milled this powder is. It feels completely weightless on the skin and helps foundation and base products stay in place. ‘Lock-It’ has a velvet texture and whilst it’s completely matte, it doesn’t make skin look dry or dull at all.

The Kat Von D ‘Lock-It’ Setting Powder is available in the UK in Debenhams and is £22 for 19g. A smaller pot is available for £10 that I purchased as a trial, but I’ll definitely be going back for the 19g next time. For comparison, MAC Cosmetics Prep + Prime translucent powder is £21.50 for just 8g. Consider me converted.

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  • Charlotta
    6th February 2018 at 8:39 am

    This looks nice! I love finely milled powders. I feel like they are the best for my skin and they make it look almost airbrushed. My go-to powder is Innisfree’s no sebum mineral powder. I actually need to blog about it, since I’m already going through my second jar..

    x Charlotta Eve

    • Amy
      8th February 2018 at 11:05 am

      Same here! Ooh I need to try that.

  • Candice @ Beauty Candy Loves
    6th February 2018 at 11:36 am

    I don’t wear powder often, my skin is so dry… This one sounds really lovely

    Candice |

    • Amy
      8th February 2018 at 11:05 am

      I find the same thing but get on so well with this!

  • Rachel Stinson
    6th February 2018 at 8:43 pm

    Awh I might have to pick this up! I love the Kat Von D Lock It foundation and I love a good setting powder. This one looks lovely 🙂 x

    Rach |

    • Amy
      8th February 2018 at 11:05 am

      It’s the best I’ve tried and a new favourite!

  • Eloise
    8th February 2018 at 11:35 am

    I sorta have a love hate relationship when it comes to powder but I think the Kat von d one is great and most importantly cruelty free! Lovely post dear

    • Amy
      8th February 2018 at 1:20 pm

      I was in the same boat! Totally. Thank you <3

  • Yiotou_La
    8th February 2018 at 12:16 pm

    Sounds amazing Amy, I don’t use a powder that often,even though I have 3 or 4 drugstore powders in my collection and maybe I should start wearing one every day to create that flawless effect.


    • Amy
      8th February 2018 at 1:20 pm

      I didn’t used to as it made me feel cakey but this powder is the total opposite. I’m converted! X

  • Izzy McLeod
    8th February 2018 at 2:06 pm

    I’ve never really used a setting powder to be honest, I go for sprays rather than powder because I don’t really want my face to have the look of anything extra on it but I might have to give this a try!

    The Quirky Queer

    • Amy
      23rd February 2018 at 10:54 am

      I’m the same largely so would recommend this for a powder that looks like it’s not there! X

  • An Dyer
    8th February 2018 at 5:03 pm

    Oooh I can’t live without powder – my undereye area will crease like crazy without setting it! I love KVD, need to try this! xx HautePinkPretty

    • Amy
      23rd February 2018 at 10:54 am

      It’s such a fab powder!

  • Jacquard Flower
    9th February 2018 at 11:53 am

    This looks great and I love the packaging! Have a lovely weekend.

    Gemma x

    • Amy
      23rd February 2018 at 10:54 am

      Thanks Gemma!