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POREfection Foundation

PR1 - Fair

Item #: 2269594

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LoracPOREfection Foundation
 
3.9

(based on 76 reviews)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Blends well (48)
  • Easy to apply (47)
  • Goes on smoothly (47)
  • Good pigmentation (40)
  • Lightweight (35)

Cons

  • Doesn't stay on (16)
  • Pricey / poor value (12)
  • Poor coverage (9)
  • Too greasy (7)
  • Heavy (6)

Best Uses

  • Light to medium coverage (27)
  • Full coverage (23)
  • Sensitive skin (20)
  • Normal skin (18)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (38), Budget shopper (22)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (34), Fair (31)

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4.0

Porefection

By Nikki6

from Lincoln,NE

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Good Pigmentation
  • Lightweight
  • Long-Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Normal Skin

    Comments about Lorac POREfection Foundation:

    Great foundation.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    Perfect coverage

    By Barbell babe & mascara

    from Michigan

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Even coverage
    • Perfect Matching Skin Ton

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

    • Anytime

    Comments about Lorac POREfection Foundation:

    I use this product once in the morning and I don't have to reapply until the next day! I love this foindation! My face has never been more clear until I started using his foundation! Deff worth the money

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    5.0

    Amazing!

    By Sandy

    from Pearland, TX

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Flawless finish

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Lorac POREfection Foundation:

        Flawless full coverage. Love it!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        Holy cow!!!!!

        By Sally the Queen

        from Arizona

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Good Pigmentation
        • Lightweight
        • Long-Lasting
        • Matte Finish
        • Noncomodegenic
        • Trust Me It Is The Best

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
          • Daily Foundation
          • Full Coverage
          • Light To Medium Coverage
          • Mature Skin
          • Nighttime Foundation
          • Normal Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Lorac POREfection Foundation:

          I have extremely, extremely reactive skin. After years of searching for a foundation that does not irritate my skin, I have found the right one. Coverage can be light, medium or full -- whatever coverage you want. Since I started using this foundation, I receive compliments on how beautiful my skin looks. It is easy to remove. LORAC where have you been all of my life. I am in heaven!!!!!

           
          5.0

          Lightweight - Blends Well

          By MyShell

          from California

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Light To Medium Coverage
            • Normal Skin

            Comments about Lorac POREfection Foundation:

            Everyday use

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            5.0

            Long Lasting

            By Desert Dweller

            from Scottsdale AZ

            Comments about Lorac POREfection Foundation:

            I have to admit, my expectations were not that high. This foundation blew me away. It lasted all day, didn't crack, not much oil, didn't wear off... My days are about 12-14 hours from application to removal and it looked good right up until I took it off. (I live in a very dry climate, have normal to oily skin, and I do not have allergies.) I gave it a five because I like it as much as (maybe more than) my Doublewear.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Poor coverage, doesn't last

            By CA26

            from Ohio

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Difficult To Apply
            • Doesn't Stay On
            • Poor Coverage

            Best Uses

              Comments about Lorac POREfection Foundation:

              I don't see this being a good foundation for anyone, unless you're looking for one that doesn't last & has poor coverage, then this is right up your alley!

              I was on the hunt for a new Fall foundation when I decided to give Lorac's Porefection Foundation a try. My skin type is combination, more dry during the Winter. One mistake I made was not reviewing this foundation before purchasing, otherwise I would've looked at other choices. I think one reason I chose to go with this foundation was because I've also purchased Lorac's CC cream to wear underneath, so I figured it would be a good combination.

              It's been about a week trial run. So far I've found that even with moisturizer, Lorac's POREfection Mattifying Face Primer on my t-zone, & Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Light overall, this foundation does not apply smoothly or last on my skin (I've tried different combinations & tools - no moisturizer, no Smashbox primer, stippling brush, Beauty Blender, fingers, etc.). I also set it with their Porefection Baked Perfecting Powder, Makeup Forever's HD Setting Powder, & Urban Decay's makeup setting spray and it still ends up being patchy on my face about 5-6 hours later. It also transfers like no other.

              The coverage is not great either, even when combined with their CC cream. This is not a good foundation for someone with rosacea & a number of acne scars (like myself). I would not recommend this foundation to a friend (and I've tried a number of different foundations in the past few years). Save your $$ & look elsewhere if you're looking for new foundation!

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Not what I was hoping it would be :(

              By Mic

              from Chicago, IL

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply

              Cons

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

              Best Uses

              • Light To Medium Coverage

              Comments about Lorac POREfection Foundation:

              I was really looking forward to trying this foundation because I had heard many great reviews. The shade was perfect for me, but that is about the only pro of this foundation. It has light/med coverage, which I like but after a few hours (2 or 3) the foundation is sooooooo patchy and I think it had to do with excessive amount of oil (? I guess). At the end of the day my forehead is sooo oily looking and I have normal skin. I have never felt my face like this. It is unfortunate because I really love other Lorac products.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Incredible Foundation

              By makeup happy

              from tampa,fl

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Good Pigmentation
              • Long-Lasting
              • Noncomodegenic

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
                • Good coverage
                • Large Pores

                Comments about Lorac POREfection Foundation:

                I've tried many of the high end foundations out there, yet could never be completely happy. Either the color wasn't perfect or it would start to separate after a few hours. This is a great foundation, and a little goes a long way.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                2.0

                great for yellow undertones

                By sabrina

                from pa

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Pros

                • Yellow Undertones

                Cons

                • Moves Around
                • Wipes Off

                Best Uses

                • Short Term

                Comments about Lorac POREfection Foundation:

                Along with other lorac foundations, this is one on the only foundations I can find to match my fair/neutral skin with yellow/olive undertones.
                However, its not long lasting. Once you apply the foundation you can literally wipe your finger across your face and it moves. Its like it stays wet or something idk.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair

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                • Q:

                  I am currently using benefit hello flawless foundation in all the rage beige. What color is similar?
                  Does this product give a dewy finish?
                  Asked on 11/11/2014 by Kelli from Plymouth. Ma

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  I'm fair skinned with slight pink undertones. I have normal skin with a slightly oily t-zone as the day goes on, especially if the weather is warm. I really would like to try this product since I heard many good things & as I'm getting older (I'm 39) my pores are getting a little larger & I have very little fine lines. When I purchased the Urban Decay Naked foundation, it was recommended that I get shade 2.0 which surprisingly matches me well considering the yellow undertones. Which shade would u suggest in this foundation? Thank u :)!
                  Asked on 9/15/2014 by FJP82075 from Brooklyn, NY

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    We suggest testing both PR2 - Light (this shade is most similar to UD 2.0) and PR1 - Fair (which is lighter and slightly more pink-toned) at your nearest ULTA store to determine your best match:
                    http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                    This foundation is oil-free and formulated for all skin types including combination normal/oily skin. It is formulated with antioxidants and SPF to help keep skin in beautiful shape!


                    Try the 3-step system to create Complexion POREfection:

                    Step 1: POREfection Mattifying Face Primer
                    Step 2: POREfection Foundation
                    Step 3: POREfection Baked Perfecting Powder

                    Answered on 9/16/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  Hi
                  I really want to buy this foundation but wanted to know my shade. I wear NC27 in mac studio tech foundation. And mac NW 30 in studio finish concealer. Guide me please.
                  Thank you
                  Arch
                  Asked on 9/2/2014 by Arch from Leicester. UK

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  Looking for a full coverage foundation. I have a olive complexion.
                  I want a medium color without any pink tones.
                  Asked on 8/25/2014 by tricia from chattanooga, tn

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    LORAC POREfection Foundation provides buildable medium to full coverage. We suggest testing both Medium Beige and Medium Tan shades at your nearest ULTA store to determine your best match:
                    http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                    Answered on 8/29/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  I have really dry skin. Will this foundation be a good match for me?
                  Asked on 8/9/2014 by Candice from El Dorado, Arkansas

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Yes, POREfection Foundation is formulated for all skin types including dry skin! If you experience flaky dryness, we recommend exfoliating once to twice weekly, moisturizing, and priming with POREfection Mattifying Face Primer prior to foundation application to ensure the smoothest finish.

                    Answered on 8/14/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  I use Lo'real lumi foundation in W6, what shade would fit me best, also I'm a bit oily to combinational skin. Thank you, Xoxo!
                  Asked on 8/1/2014 by LauraForever21 from Los Angeles, CA

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    PR7 - Medium Tan may be your best match, though we recommend testing this shade at your nearest ULTA store:
                    http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                    This product is formulated for all skin types including combination-oily skin. It is oil-free.

                    Answered on 8/4/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  I use the Lorac color correcting cream what is the difference in coverage compared to the Lorac porefection foundation
                  Asked on 7/29/2014 by Lor

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    LORAC CC Cream provides light-to-medium coverage, while LORAC POREfection Foundation provides buildable medium-to-full coverage.

                    Answered on 8/1/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  I am a NC42 in MAC studio fix powder what shade would be the equivalent for the LORAC Porefection foundation?
                  Asked on 7/17/2014 by Nals

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    PR7 - Medium Tan (Item #:2269600) or PR8 - Golden Tan (Item #:2269601) may be your best matches. We recommend visiting your nearest ULTA store, where you can test these shades: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                    Answered on 7/25/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  I used sms4 in the breakthrough foundation. Which color would you recommend in the. Porefection?
                  Asked on 7/16/2014 by Kylesm100

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    We suggest PR6 - Medium Beige as your best match.

                    Answered on 7/17/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  I am nearly 65 with rosy skin with freckling. I have broken capillaries around my nose and large pores. Would this be the best product for me and in what shade?
                  Asked on 7/14/2014 by Lynnda from Stillwater, OK

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    If pore size is a concern, we recommend this foundation due to its pore minimizing benefits. It provides buildable medium-to-full coverage to effectively conceal skin redness/broken capillaries. We suggest visiting your nearest ULTA store to test the shades and find your match:
                    http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                    Answered on 7/15/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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