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The Concealer Search Continues - Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer

Thursday, 28 January 2016

The Concealer Search Continues - Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer review

A few weeks ago disaster struck. I lost my Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer. I was deeply in love with that stuff. It was one of the only products that actually covered my dark circles. And because it's not cruelty-free, I can't repurchase it. It was a dagger to the heart. But I have to move on and attempt to find a new concealer that will cover my ridiculous bad circles. Enter Kat Von D.

Surprisingly, I found it incredibly difficult to find a heavy duty, cruelty-free concealer. I couldn't find any that had enough oomph so I turned to the Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer. I read far too many reviews and this one seemed to be rated very highly. However, this little tube is more than a little difficult to get your hands on in Ireland and I had to turn to Amazon (not my favourite method of buying makeup) to get it.

The Concealer Search Continues - Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer review

First impressions of this concealer are that it isn't what I expected. This is described as highly-pigmented and full-coverage but when I squeezed it out of the tube, I was really taken aback by the texture. Compared to the Amazing Cosmetics Concealer it is a lot thinner and creamier. I feel like if the Amazing Cosmetics Concealer and the Clarins Instant Concealer got busy and had a baby. you would end up with this.

Due to it's lighter texture the coverage isn't as heavy as I was expecting either. It's still pretty good, but I don't think I'd call it full coverage. It still did a good job covering my (very) dark circles, however it just didn't have as much punch as I hoped. The lightness does have some benefits though. It doesn't cake, it blends effortlessly and I do think it looks really nice and fresh under the eyes. The shade range is pretty decent too. I am a very pale girl and the lightest shade 16 matches me pretty well. In a perfect world, I'd have it a smidge lighter, but I'm not complaining.

As you can probably tell this is a product I'm between two minds about. It was quite expensive and I did have really high expectations for it, but I still like it. It doesn't exactly meet my high concealer standards, but I can see why it has so many postive reviews and I'll happily keep using it. I'm giving this one a solid 7 out of 10.

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