Rated 4.16 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Great product, but...
I love this foundation a lot, however I have issues with the new packaging. I use the sponge applicator and there is nowhere to store the sponge once you're done unless you plan on putting it directly on top of the foundation inside the compact. This is not sanitary and all of the oils from your skin will soak into the powder. Is there a better solution? I feel like the old packaging at least kept this in mind.
Most Helpful Critical Review Nope
I don't know why companies feel like they need to change a good thing! The fallout is pretty bad, too many gold undertone shades for fair skin, and the packaging feels and looks cheap, is difficult to open, and doesn't have a separate compartment for the sponge. Yes, some of us do use the sponge. This forces you to store the sponge right on top of the makeup which is bad, all of the oils from the sponge will transfer to the makeup, causing it to harden. This I know from past experience. Just bad! Just bring back the old substantial packaging and my regular shade 44! Now begins the dreaded task of finding a new powder foundation.
Reviewed by 815 customers Fabulous - Once You Get Your Shade
Anonymous from Ohio
So I am 60 years old with pretty good skin; it is a bit dry, but it used to be normal. I never considered myself a candidate for a powder foundation at this age but I decided to give this a try based upon the reviews. I wear the Portrait foundation in shade 18, Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Aqua in 002, and Erborian BB cream in Clair. The shade finder here does not list undertones for the Light category. It reports them all as neutral. That is misleading. I purchased several different options of this powder foundation from the KVD site during a recent sale. The Light 125 is the best match for Portrait 18, and it has a slight peach undertone. Light 130 has a yellowish undertone, and Light 135 seems to be the most neutral. When examined in sunlight, 135 has a definite grayish cast that is lacking from the other two light options. I found the 130 to actually look too light on my skin, probably because of the yellow tint, and the 135 was too dark. It made my skin look old and leathery. Light 125 is a perfect match. The finish feels light, comfortable, and lasts from the time I put it on at 6:30 a.m. until I take it off at around 8:00 p.m., through normal activities. I apply with a soft brush over a pore blurring primer, buff it in with a stiffer brush, and finish with setting spray to slightly melt the finish.
Ericca D from Chandler Az
Great coverage, not too cakey and leaves my skin looking great.
Lock it powder
Laveeme from undisclosed
A little uneven when applying, takes a lot of buffing out
akf333 from MN
I was really excited to try this out since I really like this brand's other products. First off, the shading can be tough to figure out. I purchased this online because the Ulta nearby didn't have this product in store at the time. When I got the powder it was much more yellow than I thought it would be. It's not a perfect match, but it still works for my skin tone luckily. Secondly, when you touch this powder, it's super soft. Like anything, it depends on what you apply the product with (brush, puff, etc.). I use the Tati Beauty Blendiful that I love to apply powders with, but when I used it with this product, it was super patchy and sat on top of my skin, making it look very powdery and unflattering. When I apply this powder with a brush, it looks better, but sometimes still makes me look dry and powdery. The coverage is nice, and the powder is so soft which is awesome, but doesn't work on my skin the way I want it to. Still trying to make it work though...
Kat Von D Powder Foundation
Chelsey515 from Lakeland, Fl
Best full coverage powder ever!! I've been using Kat Von D for years. I know many were skeptical after the formula change, but this product is still great! I have sensitive skin to just about anything that touches my face, and this doesn't bother it at all! Flawless finish, and good on any skin type.
Andybe from undisclosed
Looks so nice and natural, I love using it everyday!
Shade and tint
TmacV from undisclosed
Color was WAAAAY OFF. Too dark too yellow. I have a concealer and used the site recommended match. It covers really well though and wish I could use it. I hate not being able to go test in store for color and oxidation :(
This is very good powder
Stitch from KY
This is very nice powder. The powder is good quality, has great coverage. The only issue I am having which I think this is more of my skin has just changed the older I get, and pressed powder just seems to emphasize my lines and my pores (but this is happening even with products I have used for years without having issues). Even though my skin has decided to start sucking, and this powder isn't working for me, I do recommend this product if you don't have my issues. I have always been pretty happy with the products from this brand.
Shade matches me perfectly!
MimiStarrseed from Colorado
Great build-able medium coverage, love the finish off powder
MrsHoops from WV
I usually avoid powder foundation because I have dry skin but this is an exception. It looks so great for my quick, no makeup looks and doesn't emphasize my dry skin or fine lines at all. My only complaint is that it has to be touched up every few hours.
This one is perfect
Freakitty from Ohio
Really love this powder foundation. When you first put it on it seems dry but after it sits on the skin for a few minutes it appears to melt right in without hanging in the creases and lines of my face. I've been a powder foundation lover since the 90's but couldn't seem to justify using it in my 40"s nor could I find one that didn't age my dryer skin. This one is perfect.
Tina C from undisclosed
I like that the compact is con-caved so the powder doesn't get everywhere and stays in the compact
Shocked with the performance!
Halloween31Queen from Boise,ID
I'm shocked at the quality! I use a fluffy brush to set and add a little coverage to light coverage foundation or a sponge to use it as a foundation by itself. I have combo skin but can get dry patches in the winter and this doesn't cling to the patches.
MizM from undisclosed
I loved the color but the product is just way too drying. I have oily skin but this product makes my skin look very dry, cracked, and makes the pores look much bigger. I think it could work well for theatrical/stage makeup or for someone in a hot climate that sweats alot but not for everyday wear for me.
Smooth & luxe
DarthNatalie from Washington
Ok- so I use both the lock it & the true portrait foundations- love 'em! WHY when you're looking for your color match for the powder foundation is there not a color reference chart to the liquids?? I took the online quiz and had to guess what girl was closest to my skin. The color match was just okay. It's not as spot on as the liquid foundations. I do enjoy the formula, I'm happy with the product just incredibly frustrated by the color search.
Do yourself a favor...BUY THIS!!!
Raeanne from undisclosed
This is THE VERY BEST powder foundation I have EVER used!!!
Favorite powder foundation
cabled from Durham, NC
I like powder foundations. I have oily skin and liquids tend to "break" or wear off during the day, especially since I don't generally want full coverage foundation. This powder is a great alternative . It's very buildable so you can get anything from a light-medium coverage all the way to a full coverage without looking cakey. It also lasts a long time, I use a setting spray and didn't need any touch ups all day. It layers well with other makeup too, unlike some powder foundations. I didn't notice any weird settling into lines around my eyes or mouth, it's a very smooth and keeps me matte but still has a skin-like finish.
Love this foundation
Jules from Sherwood oregon
Love this product. Great for my sensitive skin. Light and I'm not oily by the end of the day.
Amber from Maryland
I'm in love with the coverage this product gives ! This may be the 1st powder I've used that does not cease nor look cakey. I Also love the packaging!
Crystal from Kansas
My new go to. You can build coverage too
Nothing Wrong With it, But...
Bebe from Florida
I like it just fine. However, I have used Maybelline Matte Poreless Powder and it worked just as well and is a lot less expensive. I have very oily skin and the Maybelline Matte Poreless is my favorite.
Bana from Northridge, Ca
More like a setting powder. Virtually no coverage. Doesn't compare to MAC, sadly. I was super excited to try it because it's vegan & cruelty free.
Wrong Color Shown
HollyT from Nj
The picture is several shades darker online. In person it's at least 2-3 shades too light on me and not the depicted color.
Juanita G from Canton GA
I was really impressed. Nearly flawless coverage. Love it.
Lock it Powder
Kat D from California
This product does cake on your face, even during the summer months when it is hot.
It's a nice product.