Review: The Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation

I was really excited when I received my Lock-It Tattoo Foundation last Friday. I have, as I mentioned on October 8, tried almost every foundation available without finding anything that matches my snow white skin.

The Lock-It Tattoo foundation is a perfect match for my skin. The coverage is amazing, almost on the verge of being too opaque. It feels great on, but you should remove it as soon as you can. And make sure you cleanse your face properly – or else you might experience some blemished skin. Which I did after a night out where I didn’t remove my makeup before bed. But it stayed on all day and night.

The foundation has 21% pigment and should be able to cover up tattoos as well. I believe them. You should, if you’re looking for a bit more natural look, use a smaller amount and make sure you even out properly with a brush. Or else you might end up looking like a blank sheet of paper.

The foundation contains no parabenes or synthetic fragrances.

I bought the “Light 42 shade – Fair complexion with pink undertones”. And it looks like this:

I’m thinking of trying the Lock ‘N Load Makeup Setting Mist as well, which states that it keeps the makeup fresh and the face looking bright and hydrated throughout the day.


In addition to my endless quest for the perfect red lipstick, I also have a quest for the perfect foundation. I am, if you’ve seen me, really light and fair skinned, and I have yet to find a makeup brand that is capable of creating a shade that fits my skin. And, as I stated with the lipsticks, I have tried them ALL! Or at least I thought so..

I’m pacing back an forth in front of my mailbox these days, waiting for a new foundation. It’s actually from the superstar tattoo artist Kat Von D. She has created her own brand, Kat Von D Cosmetics, and I’m really eager to find out if she’s been able to make something that matches my skintone and gives me enough coverage.

So I have ordered the Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation. It states that is able to cover tattoos as well. So I guess the coverage-part should be well (haha) covered. :razz: Anyone out there that has tried it? I’m really curious. I will give you guys my verdict when I receive it. Come on, Mr. Mailman! BRING IT!

New York – 1975

I simply LOVE this photograph of Elsa Peretti taken by the amazing Helmut Newton. New York, 1975 for French Vogue.

Elsa Peretti is an Italian jewellery designer, and has designed many of Tiffany’s best-selling items including the famous ‘teardrop’ necklaces and ‘thumb’ vases in white.

Desperately seeking: The PERFECT red lipstick

On our way back from the London Edge Fashion Trade Fair I decided to try EVERY single red-looking lipstick in the taxfree shop. And I did… ALL of them!

Finding a lipstick that does a better job than MAC Cosmetics’ Pro Longwear Lipcreme Prolong turned out to be a difficult quest. I’m looking for a lipstick that stays in place, doesn’t smudge, doesn’t bleed, has a matte finish and looks and feels smooth even after a couple of hours.  MAC’s Prolong stays on forever and ever, doesn’t bleed and is perfect against my very light skin.

After working my way through every last shade of red at Heathrow Airport – I ended up buying these three:

  • Lancôme Rouge In Love Rouge Saint Honoré 181N
  • Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté 17 Rouge Muse
  • Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture The Mats 203 Rouge Rock

During the past 24 hours I have tried on the new lipsticks. Lancôme’s lipstick started bleeding fairly quick in addition to being much lighter on the lips than I anticipated. YSL’s Rouge Volupté smudges easily and is too shiny and greasy for my taste. The last one, YSL’s Rouge Pur Couture is the best of the three – with a matter finish. But still – MAC’s Pro Longwear Lipcreme Prolong is the far better one.

Does anybody know where my perfect firetruck red lipstick is hiding? Please help me! And believe me – I’ve exhausted the following brands, so there’s no point in recommending them to me: Yves Saint Laurent, Lancôme, IsaDora, Estee Lauder, Guerlain, Helena Rubenstein, Bobbi Brown, Chanel, Christian Dior, Clinique, Elizabeth Arden, Giorgio Armani, Sisley, L’Oreal, Maybelline, Max Factor, Nina Ricci, GloMinerals.




The quest for the perfect nail polish

I have, like most girls, tried just about every nail polish brand there is. And everytime I come across a new one, I HAVE to buy it in case it just happens to be the perfect nail polish. I’ve been through almost every brand, but I’ve concluded that I want a polish that spreads easily (in thin layers) and doesn’t peel off right away.

I usually paint my nails in a sinful red colour – or in plain black. It works with most of my outfits and I love red fingernails. ;)

At the interiour design shop “Helt Konge Design” at Nordstrand here in Oslo, I found the nail polish from Deborah Lippmann. I have never tried these before, so I bought the red  “It’s Raining Men” and the grey “Stormy Weather”.

It spreads easily and it doesn’t peel off as quick as the other brands I’ve tried. I think I will stick to the Deborah Lippmann brand for a while, now. You should check it out, too! They have all kinds of amazing colours: