May 8, 2017

Kat Von D Lock-It Brightening Powder (Peach)



Lock-It Brightening Powder’s innovative weightless formula brightens and smooths under-eyes, with less weight and no cake to look younger and more awake. Its light-as-air texture is designed to smooth and blur the crease-prone under-eye area without adding texture. This versatile formula is also perfect for all-over setting, or as a soft matte highlighter

It comes in three tinted shades and contain the right balance of pigment and brightening particles.

Petal for light skin tones
Peach for medium skin tones
Golden for tan/deep skin tones.

It is formulated without Parabens, Sulfates Phthalates


I have been long time user of Laura Mercier Secret Brightening powder. It has been my holy grail product as long as I remember. I also like the Hourglass Ambient lighting powder in Dim Light for setting my under eye concealer, though I find the Secret Brightening powder more light weight and reflective.

I picked the Kat Von D Lock-It Brightening Powder in Peach,  because peach color works perfect as a color corrector for my skintone. I was an ardent fan of Bobbi Brown Corrector in Peach, though I use it less these days.


Color: Peach

Texture and Consistency: Light weight, not too dense or heavy, finely milled, non shimmery powder

Scent: None


Application, Feel and Effect under the eyes: I use E.L.F Small Tapered brush to apply the powder lightly under my eyes. Also setting brush by Real Techniques works perfect. Anything denser than these brushes will  male the product look cakey. The color works perfect for my dark circles. It sets the concealer well and brightens the area. It does not oxidizes, nor separates on me. It does not settles into the fine lines too. Also the staying power is really good.

One way I like to use this is just on its own, without concealer. It sounds weird but it actually works perfectly to get rid of the 'shadow' under the eyes. In fact I find the powder works better on its own. Gives a good sheer coverage. The key is to use in moderation, in light layers and only in the areas needed. As it is a tinted powder, any place that does not needs color correction will end up looking slightly peachy or orange depending on the skintone.

Kat Von D Lock-it Brightening powder and Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder

Packaging: The product comes in a plastic pot, with a sifter that has many holes. I cover most of it with a scotch tape, leaving only two holes for dispensing the powder.


Verdict: I love this powder. I would call it more of a 'color correcting powder' than calling it brightening powder. I am not into too much brightening (read whitening) under the eyes to begin with, so the amount of brightening imparted by this suits my taste. It worked perfectly for my dry skin, without sinking into the fine lines. Also, the peach tint is not at all orange on me. A light layer and fluffy brush is the way to go.

Few other under eye setting powder that I have used

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