I am so over the moon that Kat Von D is now available to purchase in the UK from Debenhams.
The Kat Von D Lock-It Setting Powder is described as ‘a weightless translucent loose powder, formulated with Micro-Blurring Technology™, to set and perfect for a flawless, locked-in finish’ ‘Kat Von D’s innovative formula uses delicate mica powders rather than the heavy, chalky binding ingredients found in other powders—reducing the weight by 30 percent. This prevents the dry, chalky finish most powders leave behind, and instead delivers a perfectly smooth, seamless look, with the same number of uses’
You get 19grams of product for £20. To compare – you get 29g of the Laura Mercier translucent powder for £29 which works out very similarly priced (gram for gram) Kat Von D being £1.05p per gram and the LM one being £1 per gram.
The packaging is lovely, the sifter holes distribute a nice amount of powder without struggle.
The powder is so finely milled, it doesn’t feel thick or chalky under the eyes and sets my concealer perfectly. My makeup stays in place all day long. I don’t know if this is just me but when I am using it, it smells like dry baby powder milk?!
Anyway, I suffer from dry under eyes and I skipped eye cream one morning to test it out and it got patchy under my eyes! So make sure your under eye area is well hydrated. I don’t bake my under eyes for longer than a minute, I use a damp beauty blender to push the powder in and set the area. I also bake on and around my nose, chin and forehead because my t-zone gets oily during the day.
All in all, it is worth the hype 100% and I honestly haven’t tried a loose setting powder better than this yet. I have used the Laura Mercier loose powder which I find too thick and not fine enough, I like the Kett Sett Powder which is good affordable option, I disliked the Bobbi Brown pale yellow powder (loose version because I prefer the pressed version of this powder), I also hated the Ben Nye banana powder because it’s so chunky and the colour is too dark for me.
This one I find is so soft, fine and the slight beige tone is perfect. I have nothing negative to say about it other than it can accentuate dryness if your skin is not well moisturised. So just make sure you are using eye creams if you are going to use this to set your under eye area.
Flash photography test:
Below is an unedited picture (I only blurred out the messy background)! Taken with my iPhone flash which is a really harsh flash, and you can see it doesn’t look white under the eyes.
- isn’t thick and chalky
- finely milled
- lovely packaging
- the sifter distributes the powder well (not too much and not too little where you have to struggle to get it out)
- stays in place all day
- mattifies oily areas and locks makeup in place
- Reasonably priced
- Photographs well
- Makes the under eyes look smooth (if well hydrated)
What is your favourite setting powder? have you tried this one and what were your thoughts?
Thank you for reading, R. x