Open up the box & sleek bottle with a pump is revealed. Again, the rose design is featured on the actual bottle. It's not a plain, glass bottle, but a sturdy plastic.
Lock-It Tattoo foundation claims to be transfer-resistant, oil-free, full coverage & long-lasting (up to 24 hours!).
I've been wearing this for about two weeks or so now. Upon application, it tends to have a slightly sticky feel if you touch it, but that settles after a few minutes. The coverage, whilst not quite as high as Illamasqua's Rich Liquid foundation, is immense. One pump will cover your whole face with ease. I tend to use another tiny pump to cover up any areas that may need extra coverage, but I can happily skip concealer whilst using Lock-It Tattoo foundation.
It applies best with a brush, even my Beauty Blender tends to soak a little too much product up & a brush gives a much better look. Despite this being a full-coverage foundation, it really doesn't look at all heavy or cakey, nor does it feel heavy. I use my OCC Skin primer underneath & the two work well together, neither giving a heavy feeling.
Yes, it's matte, but not like MAC's Studio Fix Fluid, this is not a drying foundation at all. I used SFF for some time, loved the coverage but had to move on because I couldn't get a good colour match & it gave me dry patches on my forehead. Lock-It has a slight glow to it, even though it's a matte finish, which looks better than a flat, dry matte.
Wear-time is absolutely fantastic. The longest I had this on is for 13 hours, and it hadn't budged in the slightest. I completely forgot to blot during that time, and could have done with it, but it wasn't a horrendous oily mess. The lack of blotting aside, Lock-it looked almost as good as it did upon initial application, no fading, separating or any sign that it had done a heavy day's duty. It also held up incredibly well to the hot, sticky, dance-the-night-away task.
There is a slight scent to this foundation, if you're familiar with MAC SFF, the scent is a little like that, only less so. It's not too bad & becomes something you don't notice after a couple of minutes.
The colour match - well, that was pretty much going to be a trial & error thing for me. Luckily, Light 42 turned out to be a pretty good guess. It's pale, I'd say a slight bit lighter than Illamasqua's Skin Base in 03. Tone-wise, it seems pretty neutral, it's not quite as yellow-toned as most foundations I use, but it's not overly pink-toned, either.
|Light 42 - No flash|
|Light 42 - With flash|
I did think it was a tad too pale for me at first, but it blends in well with my forehead & neck. I have quite pink cheeks on some days, so it looked a bit paler than I usually am because it covered all of the pink.
Would I buy this again? I absolutely would. Although I love trying new foundations, this has quickly become my favourite out of all of the bottles in my stash. It really does tick all of the right boxes for me.