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Friday, July 11, 2014

Kat Von D Lock 'n Load Makeup Setting Mist Review

I just don't know how I feel about this stuff.  $24 at Sephora for an item I am on the fence about?  Doesn't sound like a good deal to me... But let's see what I have to say about it...

The packaging feels like metal, both the cap and bottle (the spray head and neck are plastic).  It is a beautiful matte black with dulled silver artwork.  Gorgeous packaging as usual from Kat Von D.

Smells like melons.  The scent is definitely not overwhelmingly strong, just very light and refreshing.

This mist does not come out as fine as I would like, which is a pain in the butt. For $24, I expect the mist to be lovely.  The mist can come off somewhat splotchy if you hold it too close to your face, but I don't find that it really effects the makeup in the long run, it's not the end of the world if you happen to get a bit of a splotchy application.

It does leave the skin with a bit of a stiff feeling right after spritzing, but within minutes the face feels normal again.

First Impressions:

When testing this out, I sprayed it on half of my face so I could directly compare to my makeup without any setting spray.

6:30 applied
8:30 check up - side of face with setting spray feels dry to the touch, whereas side without is starting to feel a little tacky like my oil is seeping through, however, both sides are not looking oily.
1:00 check up - both sides still looking pretty good, blush/bronzer is staying equally well, both sides feel just as heavy/oily as the other
2:30 check up - upon closer examination, it looks like the non-spritzed side's foundation is breaking up slightly around my nose, while the spritzed side is looking pretty good, blush/bronzer still looking awesome, everything is looking good on both sides

I also used this product one day underneath and over top of my face makeup and it seemed to control my oil a bit.  Usually by about 11:30, I need to re-powder or blot, but on this particular day, it wasn't until about 2:30 that I needed to and I wasn't really even looking that oily at that point either.

Overall, I just don't see this setting spray doing anything crazy awesome for my skin.  It does slightly help my foundation last longer, preventing it from breaking down.  It hasn't really reduced shine due to oils.  I just haven't seen a dramatic difference, that's why I have somewhat mixed feelings about this product.

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