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Beauty product of the week: Kat Von D Lock-It Hydrating Primer review

Posted: 19 January 2018 1:26 pm

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If your dry skin needs a little TLC, this primer is all you need and more.

Why we love this product

To start, I don't simply love this product. I'm in love with it. I'm fully committed to a relationship with this primer and that's saying something. As a complete makeup junkie myself, I already own approximately 7 primers. They all serve different functions like whether they're long lasting or give a little glow but one common denominator across all of them is that they're hydrating. I suffer from dry skin and applying foundation and other makeup atop of dry skin will not get a cute result. Therefore, I'd like to think of myself as a little bit of a professional when it comes to products for dry skin and that's also why this primer and I are getting pretty serious.

The Kat Von D Lock-It Hydrating Primer is seriously in a class of its own. It's a primer that is not only hydrating but refreshing and creates a perfect base to start your makeup routine. The primer is water-based, so it won't overpopulate your skin with unnecessary oils and is perfect for dry or sensitive skin. It has a light-weight milky texture, similar to some cleansers I've used, and is designed to make long-wear foundations not only last longer but keep looking fresh.

The primer is infused with nourishing ingredients, including vitamin B5, aloe vera, jojoba, and shea butter so it's one of those makeup products that's actually good for your skin. As if that wasn't good enough, it's 100% vegan friendly, free of animal-derived ingredients and is formulated without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.

Now in terms of testing this foundation to its limits, I used it with two different types of foundations to get a gauge on its capacity. I first tested it with the Kat Von D Lock-It foundation and let me tell you, these two products are a match made in heaven. The Lock-it foundation can be a little on the heavy side and is super matte (which is perfect for those who love a full coverage foundation), so paired with this primer, they even each other out in perfect balance. I then tested it with a hydrating foundation, the Nars Sheer Glow Foundation, and again, this primer delivered. I didn't see as impressive a difference with the Sheer Glow as I did with the Lock-It foundation but it still worked amazingly.


Look, this primer isn't exactly the cheapest on the market but you won't cry at the price either. It retails for $46 at one of our favourite beauty stores, Sephora. Plus, Sephora does have Afterpay so you can split the payment into quarters to repay every 2 weeks.

Where you can get it

As previously mentioned you can get your hands on this beauty from our favourites, Sephora. The Kat Von D Lock-It Hydrating Primer is located in stores and you also have the option to from the online store. The brand generously offers free standard shipping on orders over $55 or $5 for anything under that and will take approximately 3-8 business days to receive, making them one of our favourite stores.

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