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POREfection Foundation

PR1 - Fair

Item #: 2269594

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LoracPOREfection Foundation
 
3.8

(based on 156 reviews)

70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (102)
  • Blends well (99)
  • Easy to apply (97)
  • Good pigmentation (77)
  • Lightweight (70)

Cons

  • Doesn't stay on (33)
  • Pricey / poor value (24)
  • Poor coverage (21)
  • Too greasy (21)
  • Causes breakouts (16)

Best Uses

  • Light to medium coverage (59)
  • Full coverage (55)
  • Sensitive skin (38)
  • Normal skin (36)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (31)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (80), Budget shopper (47)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (73), Medium (67), Deep (4)

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4.0

Its good

By Maria

from New Jersey

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Long-Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Full Coverage

    Comments about Lorac POREfection Foundation:

    Used a stippling brush to apply it

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    3.0

    not great for combination skin

    By Michelle the Makeup lover

    from Joplin, MO

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Good Pigmentation

    Cons

    • Doesn't Stay On

    Best Uses

    • Light To Medium Coverage

    Comments about Lorac POREfection Foundation:

    I have combination skin and did not love the fact that I would get oily skin around my nose very early on in the day. And I didn't like that when I touched my face the makeup came off. Wasn't good for me for all day wear.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    2.0

    Did not work for me

    By Queen of eveything

    from Lake Charles, LA

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply

    Cons

    • Poor Coverage

    Best Uses

    • Light To Medium Coverage

    Comments about Lorac POREfection Foundation:

    This product did not cover as well as I expected it to.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Deep
     
    4.0

    Mix with liquid bronzer

    By KJ

    from Chicago

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Lorac POREfection Foundation:

          A little thick but I combine with bronzer liquid and lasts long

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          IM IN LOVE

          By GIGI

          from SAN JOSE

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
            • Dry Skin
            • Full Coverage
            • Light To Medium Coverage
            • Mature Skin
            • Normal Skin
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Lorac POREfection Foundation:

            took a chance and i was pleasantly surprised

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            great coverage, worth every penny

            By facesbybri707

            from Northern California

            Comments about Lorac POREfection Foundation:

            i love this foundation so much that i always stock up when they have it stocked in store. great coverage, matte finish, and never caky. i use 1 drop for my whole face AND neck. blends well. my all time favorite foundation.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            My New Favorite

            By Taylor

            from Broomfield, CO

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Dry Skin
              • Light To Medium Coverage
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Lorac POREfection Foundation:

              I bought the lightest shade that they had of this foundation. I had to shake the bottle before I used it because it seemed like it had some separation going on, but it has been amazing. This foundation has been amazing for my dry skin. It goes on so well and it feels great. I really love it! I would definitely say that this might not be a good foundation for those with oily skin.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              4.0

              Great overall application, caused breakouts

              By Carole

              from Wisconsin

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Causes Breakouts

              Best Uses

              • Full Coverage

              Comments about Lorac POREfection Foundation:

              i loved how the cover up looked on my skin but i noticed breakouts after a few uses and needs a powder finish at all times

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              5.0

              I would recommened this item works really well. True to colo

              By Maria

              from San Jose

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Light To Medium Coverage

                Comments about Lorac POREfection Foundation:

                I Love this product.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair
                 
                5.0

                i'm in love with Lorac

                By MIKA

                from HOUSTON, TX

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Full Coverage

                  Comments about Lorac POREfection Foundation:

                  You will get your money's worth with this make-up. Even with daily use, the bottle will last me about 7 to 8 months. Love it!

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium

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                  • Q:

                    If I'm light skin toned and have red tones would the #2 shade work for me? I need a foundation that's for red tones not yellow and I'm light skinned. I took the color match on lorac website that suggests the #2.
                    Asked on 4/1/2015 by jessie from Georgia

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      We recommend trying POREfection® Foundation in PR2 (LIGHT) or PR3 (LIGHT BEIGE). Both shades are very similar and for a fair complexion. PR2 (LIGHT) tends to have slightly more of a yellow undertone than PR3 (LIGHT BEIGE), but that could help balance the redness and neutralize your skin. PR3 (LIGHT BEIGE) has more pink/red undertones. We recommend visiting your local Ulta to meet with a beauty consultant who can help match the perfect shade for your skin complexion.

                      Answered on 4/6/2015 by Brand Expert from LORAC Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    I am 71 with dry skin - would this be a good foundation for me? Also, I am wearing Estee Lauder in Dawn - which shade would be comparable?
                    Thanks
                    Asked on 1/22/2015 by Dawne from New Kent, VA

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    Which shade would I wear in this, if I wear shade 150 buff in Revlon color stay?
                    Asked on 1/18/2015 by Nicole

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    I use Urban Decay's Naked foundation in 5.5, what would be the best shade for me?
                    Asked on 1/8/2015 by Mumodiva from Odenton, MD

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    I just bought this product. Aside from using my fingers to apply, what other tools would you recommend to use this product? A foundation brush or sponge?
                    Asked on 1/3/2015 by jadorej from MS, USA

                    2 answers

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      POREfection® Foundation has great slip and is user friendly no matter what tool you use to apply. You can apply with your fingers, a sponge or a brush – whichever suits your personal preference best!

                      Answered on 1/15/2015 by Brand Expert from LORAC Cosmetics
                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      POREfection® Foundation has great slip and is user friendly no matter what tool you use to apply. You can apply with your fingers, a sponge or a brush – whichever suits your personal preference best!

                      Answered on 1/15/2015 by Brand Expert from LORAC Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Hello

                    I have a question about the color range. I am an African-American woman with yellow and warm undertones. Plus, I am matched to the MAC cosmetics as the "NC 50" which is the darkest shade for their foundation line. Thus, I am wondering if I match shade 9 or 10 for this particular foundation but I am quite confused though.
                    Asked on 12/29/2014 by BeautyChi from Chicago, IL

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    I have a yellow undertone but natural redness throughout the day. Also, I have acne. I'm a medium shade which is best recommended for me?
                    Thank you.
                    Asked on 12/28/2014 by Jazzy from Las Vegas, NV

                    2 answers

                  • 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 Expert

                      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 Expert

                      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 Expert

                      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 Expert

                      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 Expert

                      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 Expert

                      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 Expert

                      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 Expert

                      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
                  • Q:

                    If i use makeup forever's HD foundation in 140, however it's a tad to dark, what color would best fit me?
                    Asked on 7/13/2014 by SusieSue from San Jose, CA

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    I use the Lorac Natural Performance NP1. What color in this would be equivalent? Also, is this better on the face as far as breakouts than the Natural Performance? Seems like I Have had a lot of breakouts on the NP. I love the coverage but I cannot handle the breakouts. Thank you.
                    Asked on 7/9/2014 by Ashley from United States

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      This product is oil-free, paraben-free, and fragrance-free and is formulated for all skin types including sensitive skin that is breakout-prone. We recommend PR1 - Fair for fair skin tones as your best match.

                      Answered on 7/10/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    I use Lorac Breakthrough Performance Foundation becuase it is not as heavy coverage as the Natural. I understand you no longer make so how does POREfection compare; light or heavy coverage? If i use SMS 2 what color would i use in the POREfection? Thank you
                    Asked on 6/19/2014 by Ulta

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      We recommend shade PR2 - Light (Item #:2269595) for light skin tones. This foundation provides buildable medium-to-full coverage (slightly more coverage than Breakthrough Performance Foundation, but still a very natural finish). It features more enhanced anti-aging benefits plus greater sun protection than Breakthrough Performance, and it is oil-, paraben-, and fragrance-free.

                      Answered on 6/23/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    If I use shade NP2 in the Natural Performance Foundation, what color should I use in the Porefection Foundation?
                    Asked on 6/13/2014 by Lovemylorac

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      PR2 - Light (Item #:2269595) for light skin tones may be your best match.

                      Answered on 6/16/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    hi!
                    i'm like an nc44/45, what shade would I be?
                    thanks
                    Asked on 6/9/2014 by kalpanna love from new York

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      PR10 - Deep (Item #:2269603) may be your best match.

                      Answered on 6/10/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Hi I'm thinking about buying this for graduation and I'm wondering if this foundation photographs well if not any other suggestions would be appreciated
                    Asked on 5/29/2014 by Britt

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, this foundation provides medium-to-full buildable coverage and a poreless-looking, silky-smooth finish, so you'll look flawless in photographs!

                      Answered on 5/29/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    I wear the shade ivory in the tarte amazonian clay foundation. What is my best match in the lorac porefection?
                    Asked on 5/26/2014 by kim

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      PR1 - Fair (Item #: 2269594) may be your best match.

                      Answered on 5/26/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    If I am a nw15 in MAC, what shade would I be in this product?
                    Asked on 5/19/2014 by Danny from Glenwood Springs, CO

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Shade PR1 - Fair (Item #: 2269594) may be your best match.

                      Answered on 5/20/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    I used Lorac Breakthrough Performance Foundation in SMS 3. If I wanted to go just a tad darker for the summer, which color of Porefection would you recommend? Thank you.
                    Asked on 5/19/2014 by FairFLGirl from Central Florida

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      PR5 - Golden Light (Item #:2269598) may work well as your summer shade. Please note that these shades can be tested at your nearest ULTA store, if you prefer:
                      http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                      Answered on 5/21/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Hi. I currently use Lorac Breakthrough Performance Foundation in SMS5. What would be the correlating color for POREfection foundation? I have purchased the other Lorac foundation before and the numbers and colors didn't quite match.
                    Asked on 5/14/2014 by couturechic from Sunnyvale, CA

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Your closest match may be PR7 - Medium Tan (Item #:2269600) in POREfection Foundation.

                      Answered on 5/14/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    i am in between nc 30 or 35 of a mac foundation . which shade of lorac founation will match me best ?
                    Asked on 5/13/2014 by minnie from ca

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

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

                      Answered on 5/14/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    Which color is PR 4?
                    Asked on 4/17/2014 by None from Chicago, IL

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      PR4 is Light Medium (Item #:2269597) for light-to-medium skin tones.

                      Answered on 4/17/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                  • Q:

                    I wear medium in Bobbi brown BBCream what color would match me?
                    Asked on 4/12/2014 by Angela from Vallejo, Ca

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Expert

                      A:

                      Medium Beige (Item #:2269599) may be your best match.

                      Answered on 4/14/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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