Kat Von D True Portrait Foundation | Review & Swatches

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Hello again!

I am SUPER excited to be reviewing this foundation for you!

I have been a fan of Kat Von D Beauty since the beginning of her brand, I was actually a super fan of hers when she starred on Miami Ink back in 2005! Anyone else watch that show religiously??

Most of the products that I have tried of hers I have loved (not all, but the majority have been major hits!) I have many of her products in my rotation, and many more that are on my wish list.

Makeup Made with Love, Not Animals #crueltyfree #vegan

Now on to her new Foundation!!!

Kat just released her new True Portrait Foundation and I consider myself extremely lucky because I was sent a beautiful package from Influenster. If you do not have an account, you need to sign up no matter how small your following is!! I have seen people with just a couple hundred followers receive incredible boxes!! Sign up here.

What it is: A lightweight, medium-coverage, liquid-to-powder vegan foundation that sets to a long-wear, airy-matte finish that won’t clog pores.

Shake, Drop, Blend
Sets to a Long-Wear, Airy Matte Finish
Liquid-To-Powder Formula Flexes with Your Skin
40 Vegan Shades that Won’t Clog Pores

This is said to give a matte finish with medium coverage and its supposed to be ideal for normal to oily skin.

I have combination skin that gets oily in my tzone and I would say that this foundation is indeed medium buildable coverage. It never looks heavy, no matter how many layers I apply and it truly gives a beautiful natural finish. In my opinion it is not a true matte foundation, which I am actually happy about because I find that very matte foundations just look heavy, cakey, and unnatural. On me it looks satin / dewey and for that reason I would say that Dry Skin Types can definitely wear this foundation. I have had zero issues blotting throughout the day to combat my oils and I do find this foundation to be long-wearing, especially when I use a primer first. I would love to see Kat develop a primer next to go along with this foundation to take out the guess work of formulas working together.

(Selfie wearing the foundation in the shade 051, no filters, no edits, just natural lighting)

This foundations is watery in texture and you have to make sure to shake the bottle very well before dispensing. A little truly goes a long way which I really appreciate. They suggest using your fingers to apply and blend the foundation, but I have never enjoyed applying foundation that way. I have two brushes that have been my favourite with this foundation, Doll 10 Beauty Contour No.8 (my new favourite foundation brush) and Eco Tools Wonder Cover Complexion Brush. Then I use a damp beauty sponge to further press it into my skin and I always set with a powder, either loose or pressed.

I have used many different concealers with this foundation, and have had zero issues with blending. Literally everything seems to work!

I was sent the shade Medium 051 which is a good match for me, especially when I have a slight tan.

I went in store to get shade matched as my summer tan is rapidly fading. I was matched to 045 and I would say that I can get away with both shades depending on where my tan is at. I feel I could also get away with the shade 048, but I have not yet tried that shade.

  • 045: Medium Peach with Neutral Undertones
  • 048: Medium Golden with Neutral Undertones
  • 051: Medium with Warm Undertones

(Swatches of the shades 045 & 051. Natural lighting, no edits)

This foundation is so good! I just love the way it makes my skin look and how healthy and glowy my complexion looks. I haven’t stopped using it since I received it and I am truly impressed. I highly urge you to go in store and pick up a sample so you can see for yourself if it works for you and I really think you will fall in love just the way I did!

I am also loving the unique bottle. First of all it is absolutely stunning, the way all of Kat’s products are, but I especially love the unique squeezy tube. When I first saw it, I didn’t know if I would enjoy it, but it works so well and is such a smart way to dispense this fluid foundation.

A Big Thank You to Influenster & Kat Von D Beauty for sending me such a fabulous box! These products have all gone to good use and I am in love!!!

I hope you loved this review. Have you tried this foundation yet?? Let me know down below!

XO Cassandra

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