REVIEW: Kat Von D ‘Lock-It’ Translucent Setting Powder

 Kat Von D 'Lock-It' Translucent Setting Powder

This is the first Kat Von D product I’ve ever bought. The whole Glam-Goth (eh, is it glam-goth?) look, wasn’t on my radar, ie I thought I was a smidge too old for this brand. But I was on the lookout for a small loose powder for my make-up bag. I’m trying to lighten my ‘touch up’ make-up, but the older you get, the more repair work you need.


This silky, non-drying powder features Micro-Blurring Technology™ to softly diffuse pores for a refined, selfie-ready finish. Formulated to be undetectable on all skin tones, ‘Lock-It’ setting powder has a complexion-boosting blend of mattifying particles to smooth imperfections and lock-in your look for a velvety matte finish.

For all-over face setting, apply powder with a large, fluffy brush.

  • Minimises appearance of pores/imperfections
  • Brightening
  • Mattifying
  • Makeup setting
  • Natural finish/Satin-matte finish
  • Does not contain: Alcohol, parabens, phthalates, sulphate

I only briefly glanced the reviews, but saw that they were very positive.

This little travel sized pot comes with a sifter in the lid and a tiny powder puff. The sifter doesn’t allow too much powder to be dispersed from the little star-shaped holes which is great, because it doesn’t cloud up and make a mess. I wouldn’t use the puff, I prefer a brush.

The powder is silky and finely milled; it’s a pale, creamy colour, but there’s no pigment in it. I’ve found some translucent powders leave a slight white cast, this one doesn’t, foundation shades stay true.

It doesn’t settle into pores or lines, there’s no flashback and it’s not cakey. There’s a difference between an ageing matt look face and a non shiny one. This one takes off the shine, without giving you that flat, ageing look. I think satin-matte is a solid description of this product.

This is all good and I was happy, but I hadn’t realised something really huge about this powder – I didn’t need to touch up until nearly the end of the day. It held off shine and set my make-up for a good 6 hours. I am forever reapplying powder to my greasy t zone, so this really  does ‘lock-it’ in for the day.


The powder was on offer for £8.50, but it’s back up to £10.00 now. You have to watch the Debenhams  site like a hawk, they have some great beauty offers, but they don’t stay up there long.

Conclusion, it’s a quality powder – with a price, £18.52, per 10g compared to Laura Mercier £10.00 per 10g. Nearly twice as expensive, but worth it though. This is a lovely, unexpected find for me.

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