Kat Von D Lock-It Color Correcting Eyeshadow Primer in Fair and Tan review

Kat Von D Lock-It Color Correcting Eyeshadow Primer in Fair and Tan review

You got that eyeshadow blend perfect, and your shadow freakin’ creases on you. The struggle! So when a new primer came to town, Lock-It Color Correcting Eyeshadow Primer, I had to try it.

I have a fairy oily eye area, so most primers don’t work. My typical routine is a layer of Urban Decay Primer Potion followed by MAC Paint Pot in Painterly. This works most of the time, but not always. Seriously though, two primers? Let’s find a better solution.

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Lock-It Color Correcting Eyeshadow Primer is the first eye primer to feature five shades that target discoloration and smooth the appearance of imperfections according to your skintone. Unlike one-shade-fits-all primers, Kat’s formula color corrects your specific skintone to neutralize lids so that you can show off super-saturated, true color payoff.

What I didn’t notice at first, and this is a heads up to you, there’s a sharpener hidden in the bottom of the crayon! Genius.

Kat Von D Lock-It Color Correcting Eyeshadow Primer Fair Tan swatches

I received two shades to try, obviously I stuck to the Fair shade. Now you can tell there is a bit of a difference in consistency with these shades. Fair is a bit tackier, creamier where Tan is a bit smoother. What I noticed about both is that they are opaque and blend easily with my finger.

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Underneath a MAC pigment, you can see the Lock-It Color Correcting Eyeshadow Primer really boosts the luminescence of the shade and brightens up the lid area in general. It cancelled out redness and hid any veins or discolouration.

Kat Von D Lock-It Color Correcting Eyeshadow Primer before after

Here’s my MAC x Charlotte Olympia look. To really test out the efficacy of the primer, I used it on the eye on the left only. You can see how much brighter the pigment on the lid is, and by the end of the day, my shadow had not budged on the one side and was total crease city on the other. So yes friends, THIS PRIMER WORKS!

Kat Von D Lock-It Color Correcting Eyeshadow Primer review

Will it replace my go-to primer routine? Yes, yes it will. It’s creamy enough that it glides over my lids like Urban Decay Primer Potion (I have some crepe-y areas so I don’t want it to accentuate that). But it also has the pigmentation that MAC’s Painterly has… so no more redness and it’s a perfect base to bring out those bright shadows too.

When I tested it against bare skin, I saw creasing on the bare side within 2 hours. On the Kat Von D side, NO creasing at all after 10 hours. 10 HOURS!

Kat Von D Lock-It Color Correcting Eyeshadow Primer exclusively at Sephora.

*Press sample

  • Ouuu! I have super oily eyelids (surprise surprise) the primers I love have no “correction” so maybe this is a good option!

  • Sandra Clements

    I’m a 2 primer oily lid girl, maybe I should give this a try next. It really makes the shadow pop alot!

  • The pencil format is so neat! I’ve never seen a primer like that before and it makes so much sense. Why mess up another finger just to apply primer?

  • I have super oily lids too, sounds like this would work for me.

  • Ooooo I love the pencil idea! Added to my ever growing list of need to buys…