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Average: 3 (1 vote)

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Written on Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Pros: doesn't emphasize imperfections, finely milled, translucent
Cons: oily sheen appears too quickly

Welcome to my review, all makeup lovers!

Today I’m going to review the Kat Von D Lock-It Setting Powder.

I’ve bought it at Sephora in Singapore.

General impression

I’ve decided to buy a mini-version for testing. Thank God there are testers available. The product is very typical. The powder is finely milled, gives no color to the face and has a silky texture. However, there is something wrong about this powder. I’ll tell you why later.

*The good is that the product is paraben- and sulfate- and cruelty free.


This pretty small pot won’t disappoint the Kat von D fans (I’m one of them). The pot has a black cap decorated with embossment and letters in Gothic. The design is gorgeous! Smile

Inside you can find the prettiest and the most useless puff. The vent underneath is made in the form of a five-point star, which adds to the beauty of the packaging.

The travel version has 5.4 g of the product. The amount lasts for quite a long time.


As I’ve already said, the Lock-it Powder is finely milled, which makes it fly all around.

The shade looks nude and almost white. The powder spreads out very finely and thinly without changing my face color. In fact, the setting powders are not meant for that.

Application and results

I use the powder to my whole face and for setting the concealer, in particular. It works well and doesn’t let the concealer crease. My under eye area looks good and not dry. More than that, the powder covers up large pores and gives a gorgeous velvety finish, which doesn’t last long on me, however.

In a hour my T-zone gets very oily, as if I’ve never applied any setting powder.

*On the left I’ve applied a foundation, and on the right foundation and setting powder.

The last picture shows the result after an hour and a half. It seems like I’ve used no powder at all.

Overall thoughts

To be fair, I have to say that the powder is not meant to remove oily sheen. The only task is to set creamy products on the face. It performs well there.

When the sheen appears, I dab it with a mattifying tissue and my makeup stays put. Nevertheless, I’m still disappointed about the mattifying effect. It would’ve been better if my skin was matte longer, so I take off one star.

In general, the product is no different than most of the popular setting powders, so you can easily find a better and more affordable powder.

I give it 3 stars due to the good quality, cruelty free politics and the design of the brand, but I won’t recommend this powder to you.


Happy shopping!

Thank you!

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Vika_Singa doesn't recommend Kat Von D Lock-It Setting powder

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Brand: Kat Von D
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