Sunday, February 23, 2014

Kat Von D VS. Estee Lauder

Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo VS. Estee Lauder Double Wear

    Hey Belles! Today I'm going to share with you a review on the Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo vs. the Estee Lauder Double Wear foundations. I'll start off by saying that they are both amazing, very full coverage. So, if you're more of light-medium kinda person, these foundations aren't for you. 

    I have very sensitive skin, which I've addressed numerous times on my blog. I have to be very careful with what I choose to use. Also, my skin is very patchy red & has a lot of scarring from acne in the past & even the acne I still battle to this day. So for me, having a full coverage foundation is a must. Of course I don't want it to look like I have tons of makeup on. So with that being said, I'll go into what I think of both of these foundations.

    I've been using the Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-place foundation for years. Going on about 5-6 years. I do love this foundation. It's not heavy or cakey, as long as you have a light hand. You do have to use a concealer, or atleast I do, to be able to cover all my problem areas. It claims that it's 15 hour wear, oil-free, non-acnegenic, transfer resistant, & fragrance free. As far as the wear of this foundation, It could be better. I constantly have to touch it up, even with wearing a good primer. So, thats a thumbs down for me. I don't like having to reapply foundation throughout the day or having to blot my face every hour. Oil-free, I disagree. This foundation does make me kinda oily. I have combination skin, so I don't know if that has something to do with it or what. Non-acnegenic, I agree. This makeup has never made me break out. But, you do have to wash your face very well if you use this, but that's with all full coverage foundations. Transfer resistant, WRONG. This foundation rubs off on all my clothes. Not cute. Fragrance free, ehh, It just smells like foundation to me. The powder claims it's a 8 hour wear, eh. Again the same as I said above. So, I don't know, haha! But all in all, I do like this foundation for days when I'm not super busy.

You can purchase this anywhere Estee Lauder Makeup is sold.
Retail Price: $37.00 - Liquid 1 fl. oz./30 ml. 
$38.00 - Powder .42 oz/12 g

    I've just recently started to use the Kat Von D Lock-it Tattoo foundation, & honestly I LOVE IT. This foundation is extremely full coverage. Only down side, it can become pretty cakey if you don't apply evenly and fast. It does dry pretty quickly, but it's not "too" heavy, for me anyways. You don't really even need a concealer while wearing this foundation. It kinda doubles as one itself. Big plus & saves money, who doesn't love saving money? This foundation claims it's 24 hour wear, transfer resistant, matte finish, fragrance free, & oil-free. As far as the wear, I haven't ever wore foundation for 24 hours, but I do wear it ALL day. I don't have to touch this foundation up, unless I just get really really hot and sweaty. Gross, I know, but I'm telling the truth here. Transfer resistant, yes! It has never rubbed off on any of my clothes. That's a big deal. Matte finish, yup. This stuff can make your skin look flawless, so beautiful. & it stays that way, all day. Fragrance free, still just smells like foundation to me, haha. Oil-free, mostly. I don't get oily hardly at all with this foundation. So, I'm not having to touch it up as much. Woohoo! The powder is also 24 hour wear, But I do have to still touch it up. Just very little. But, if you have very acne prone skin, you really have to up your face routine and clean, clean, clean your face. This stuff sticks and can cause acne if you don't get it all off. But all together, I really do love this foundation. It's become my holy grail. It stays on through work & super busy errand days.

You can only purchase this @ Sephora.
Retail Price: $34.00 - Liquid 1 fl. oz./30 ml.
$34.00 Powder .31 oz/9 g 

So, my winner between the two foundations would have to be..
Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation.
While both of these have pro's & con's, I just love the Kat Von D foundation more. It fits my skin and lifestyle better.

Have you tried either one of these foundations? If so, what do you love/dislike about them? Let me know!

Until next time,


  1. I'd really like to try out the Kat Von D Lock It Foundation! Lots of people have chosen it over other great ones!

    Kat B

    1. It's really good! I love it. My favorite by far. If you try it, let me know what you think of it :)

  2. I'm really interested in trying out the Estee Lauder foundation, but now I'm not sure if I'd rather try the Kat Von D one first! Thank you so much for this comparison review!

    Chelsea |

    1. Estee Lauder is a good one, but I like the Kat Von D so much more!
      Thanks for reading :)

  3. Very great in depth review! I have not tried any of these but the Kat von D sounds very promising. Thank you so much for sharing! Kisses, Sissi

  4. Great review Chelsey! I still want to try Kat Von D but it may be too thick for me. I don't like super light coverage but I don't want something really heavy either,

    1. Thank you! It doesn't feel thick on your skin, at all! You should sample it & see how you like it! :)

  5. hey there! this comparison is v helpful, but what shades are each of the foundations? ty

  6. Do you ever find it settles into fine lines? I am loving how light this foundation is, as i'm super pale!!! But fine lines on my forehead are a real bummer. Any thoughts? thanks!

  7. I have been using Estee Lauder Double wear for years and love it!!! I really eant to try Kat Von D foundation. I wear Peeble what shade would I be? Really wanted to order some online... any suggestions thanks and Happy Black Friday Shopping Day!!!!!