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LoracPOREfection Mattifying Face Primer
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POREfection Mattifying Face Primer

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LoracPOREfection Mattifying Face Primer
 
3.9

(based on 41 reviews)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (31)
  • Lightweight (27)
  • Goes on smoothly (25)
  • Blends well (22)
  • Matte finish (16)

Cons

  • Causes breakouts (5)
  • Doesn't stay on (5)
  • Heavy (4)

Best Uses

  • Sensitive skin (14)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (13)
  • Everyday (10)
  • All skin types (6)
  • Normal skin (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (13), Brand buyer (11), Natural style (5), Trendy style (4), Classic style (3)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (19), Medium (19), Deep (3)

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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
               
              5.0

              love this!

              By TurboluvR

              from Amarill, Texas

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin

                Comments about Lorac POREfection Mattifying Face Primer:

                I have used a makeup primer before and got turned off by it. But when I tried Lorac I was hooked! It also last for a long time too. I bought mine in December and in May I still have some left and I use it every day. My makeup looks better too.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                5.0

                Love it

                By Sondrea

                from Muskegon MI

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin

                  Comments about Lorac POREfection Mattifying Face Primer:

                  Gives a smooth palette and helps makeup last all day.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium
                   
                  5.0

                  Love this to fill in pores (holes)!

                  By Shoe Mom

                  from Jenks, OK

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Goes On Smoothly
                  • Lightweight
                  • Matte Finish

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Normal Skin
                    • Sensitive Skin

                    Comments about Lorac POREfection Mattifying Face Primer:

                    This product is great for filling in pores/holes. It is not a great primer (meanning, it doesn't help keep your makeup on longer). It is perfect for filling in pores, then I recommend a tough primer to keep your foundation on long wear.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium
                     
                    5.0

                    Best prime on the market

                    By TXLady48

                    from Houston, TX

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Mature Skin
                      • Normal Skin
                      • Sensitive Skin

                      Comments about Lorac POREfection Mattifying Face Primer:

                      This is my go-to product and I cannot live without it. Everything else goes on beautifully on top of it!

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Fair

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

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                          A:

                          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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