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POREfection Mattifying Face Primer

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LoracPOREfection Mattifying Face Primer
 
3.7

(based on 45 reviews)

68%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (33)
  • Lightweight (30)
  • Goes on smoothly (28)
  • Blends well (24)
  • Matte finish (17)

Cons

  • Causes breakouts (5)
  • Doesn't stay on (5)
  • Heavy (5)
  • Too greasy (4)
  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Sensitive skin (15)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (14)
  • Everyday (10)
  • Normal skin (7)
  • All skin types (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (15), Brand buyer (13), Natural style (5), Trendy style (4), Classic style (3)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (21), Medium (19), Deep (3)

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4.0

Finally, something that works!

By MawT

from Albany La

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Lightweight
  • Long-Lasting
  • Matte Finish

Cons

  • Pricey / Poor Value

Best Uses

  • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
  • Mature Skin
  • Sensitive Skin

Comments about Lorac POREfection Mattifying Face Primer:

Applied before base keep oil away

  • Skin Tone:
  • Fair
 
1.0

Was so hopeful and ... NOPE!

By Ulta Addict!

from Buffalo, NY

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Pricey / Poor Value
  • Too Greasy

Best Uses

    Comments about Lorac POREfection Mattifying Face Primer:

    Having tried dozens of primers and mattifiers for my somewhat oily T-zone, I was so hopeful that this one would be "the one." Sadly - no deal. Was oily by lunchtime and needed to blot the shininess away. Returning this and will keep searching. Sigh.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    1.0

    Not worth the $

    By FLORIDAGIRL005

    from FLORIDA

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Pros

    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dry Skin
      • Normal Skin

      Comments about Lorac POREfection Mattifying Face Primer:

      This did not work for me. Initially, it left my makeup with a matte finish, but my skin became so oily after a few hours; it looked as if I had applied Vaseline. I won't be purchasing this again because I have (controlled) oily skin and need something that is going to be mattifying all day in a hot, humid climate. Furthermore, I used a powder foundation that was lightly applied, and still had to blot oil.

       
      1.0

      Very greasy and cakey

      By Sammy

      from Pittston, Pa

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Heavy
        • Too Greasy

        Best Uses

          Comments about Lorac POREfection Mattifying Face Primer:

          Very greasy and cakey.. Didn't keep my make up on, but created a "film" underneath. Never buy again! I will stay with my Laura Mercier

           
          4.0

          Great for large pores

          By Val

          from Houston, TX

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting
          • Matte Finish
          • Noncomodegenic

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin

            Comments about Lorac POREfection Mattifying Face Primer:

            I have very oily acne-prone skin & normally I use Dr. Brandt's pore refiner, which works great but is unfortunately very expensive. I got a sample size tube of this Lorac primer with my last 2 Lorac purchases & decided to give it a try, not expecting much, but I was pleasantly surprised at how great it worked. It worked just as well as my Dr. Brandt product & is much more affordable. It minimized pores, helped control the shine on my oily skin, & seemed to keep my make up on longer. It didn't break me out either. The only thing it didn't help me with was the redness I always have on my cheeks. So I still use my green tinted primer on my cheeks & Lorac on the rest of my face. This will definitely be my go to primer for hiding pores from now on.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            One of the best primers!

            By KCthemakeupgirl

            from Midland, MI

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Lightweight
            • Long-Lasting
            • Noncomodegenic

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin

              Comments about Lorac POREfection Mattifying Face Primer:

              Worked just like it said it would! Not only did my pores look smaller, but my make up lasted the entire day! Even after a 4 hour hike in the sun. I will be buying this primer again and again!

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              5.0

              Amazing, don't let the price scare you!

              By Kimberly

              from Fort Collins, CO

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Keeps Makeup Out Of Pores
              • Lightweight
              • Long-Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
                • Dry Skin
                • Make Makeup Last Longer
                • Normal Skin
                • Preventing Break Outs
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Lorac POREfection Mattifying Face Primer:

                I have sensitive, acne prone skin. My skin can get oily but without a primer my skin absorbs makeup like its thirsty leading to clogged pores a and break outs. Thank goodness for this primer! It goes on evenly, smoothly, you barely need any product, it lasts ALL day but washes off easily at night! This has helped save my skin by keeping makeup out of it. Worth every penny because you don't need much, it does wonders for skin, and it makes makeup last all day.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair
                 
                1.0

                Just Bad

                By bronzeandblush

                from Columbus, Ohio

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Easy To Apply
                • Goes On Smoothly

                Cons

                • Causes Breakouts
                • Doesn't Stay On
                • Heavy
                • Too Greasy

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Lorac POREfection Mattifying Face Primer:

                  I have oily, acne-prone skin and was anxious to try this out when I got a sample from Ulta. Unfortunately, this primer didn't mattify my skin AT ALL and felt like an itchy/cakey mask under my mineral makeup. On top of all that, I could feel pimples developing when I'd wear it. Normally my acne develops overnight but I can feel painful pimples growing while I'm out and about doing things. Absolutely a failure for me.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  New HG primer!

                  By Shell0309

                  from Michigan

                  Pros

                  • Blends Well
                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Goes On Smoothly
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long-Lasting
                  • Matte Finish
                  • Noncomodegenic

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
                    • Sensitive Skin

                    Comments about Lorac POREfection Mattifying Face Primer:

                    I received a sample of this with a recent Lorac purchase and I am in love! When I used it for the first time I was a little scared! I decided to take a risk and use it on a day that I would be wearing my makeup for 12 hours and spending most of the day outside in 85 degree weather. I have very oily, sensitive skin. Generally, by hour two I already have a shiny t-zone and I could easily use 2 blotting papers to clear the mess off of my face (even with the so-called matte primers I've used before). Every time I checked my face I was blown away--even after 12 hours of wear I didn't have the slightest bit of shine and my makeup looked almost as good as it did when I put it on! Honestly, I can't say enough good things about this primer! On my fresh clean face, I apply a thin layer of MAC's oil control lotion and then after it is absorbed I apply a thin layer of this primer over my entire face. I have never tried immediately applying my full face of makeup, I always give it about 5-10 minutes before I do that. You generally should let your skin absorb the primer a bit before you go into your makeup application. This may be why people are experiencing problems with the makeup not going on their face. It has a silicone feel so trying to lay makeup down on top of that right away doesn't make sense to begin with. Either way, I will continue to buy this primer for as long as they make it. Looking forward to a matte face all summer long! (My everyday foundation is Bare Minerals Ready foundation)

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair
                     
                    5.0

                    Great Primer

                    By Jakkie

                    from Denver Colorado

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Blends Well
                    • Easy To Apply
                    • Goes On Smoothly
                    • Lightweight
                    • Long-Lasting
                    • Matte Finish

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin

                      Comments about Lorac POREfection Mattifying Face Primer:

                      I normally stick with urban decay products but I got a sample of this primer when I bought the lorac rockin hot lip glosses and it's amazing!! It makes my makeup go on a lot smoother and show up a lot more pigmented. I could not go back to anything else.

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Medium

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                        Does this contain oil? Will it cause breakouts?
                        Asked on 6/29/2014 by Momoftwo

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                          This product is oil-free as well as paraben-free and fragrance-free. It is suitable for all skin types and should not cause breakouts.

                          Answered on 6/30/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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