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POREfection Foundation

PR1 - Fair

Item #: 2269594

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LoracPOREfection Foundation
 
3.8

(based on 167 reviews)

70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (110)
  • Blends well (106)
  • Easy to apply (104)
  • Good pigmentation (83)
  • Lightweight (76)

Cons

  • Doesn't stay on (34)
  • Pricey / poor value (25)
  • Poor coverage (22)
  • Too greasy (22)
  • Causes breakouts (16)

Best Uses

  • Light to medium coverage (64)
  • Full coverage (60)
  • Sensitive skin (42)
  • Normal skin (40)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (36)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (87), Budget shopper (49)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (77), Medium (73), Deep (4)

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5.0

best Foundation i own!

By Gabby

from San Diego, CA

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Lorac POREfection Foundation:

    I use it on a daily basis! I need to buy another one fso i can use it when i get tan

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    1.0

    Just no

    By Not always greener

    from MI

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Heavy
      • Poor Coverage
      • Pricey / Poor Value
      • Too Greasy

      Best Uses

        Comments about Lorac POREfection Foundation:

        I tried 2 methods with this foundation, i buffed it on with it cosmetics foundation brush, and then tried using my fingers to blend as the product says to do. Neither were successful and this foundation became oily and made my pores larger in less than 30 mins within 2 hours it completely melted and made my face the most oily id ever saw it. Also oxidized atleast 2 shades darker.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        Love Love Love

        By Robin

        from New Jersey

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Light To Medium Coverage

          Comments about Lorac POREfection Foundation:

          Looks natural

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          1.0

          Returned

          By Jay

          from Northridge,CA

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Coverage Wears Off Fast
            • Feels Greasy

            Best Uses

              Comments about Lorac POREfection Foundation:

              40% off special was my incentive to try this out. Debated over purchasing this or the concealer (which dried to a powder quickly and settled in the lines in ny hand- heck no I'm not putting that under my eyes).
              Back to the liquid foundation, I used primer before applying the foundation and setting powder afterwards. Then also sprayed with Urban Decay Setting Spray. I hated the feel immediately. It's called Porefection but I felt like ny pores couldn't breathe! I am not used to the "feel" of having a greasy mask on my face which is what this foundation felt like. The worst part is that it I could see the coverage fading within the hour where I was sweating. Very disappointed. Used one time and returned it the day after. Thank goodness Ulta takes returns on bad decisions!

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              flawless

              By sabrina

              from harrisburg, pa

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Doesn't Stay On

              Best Uses

              • Medium coverage

              Comments about Lorac POREfection Foundation:

              The only foundation thats ACTUALLY yellow based. No oxidization here! i hate looking orange in the sunlight. great coverage not too heavy not too light, beautiful dewy finish. This DOES need to be set with some type of powder, however or it will come off if you touch your face. which, depending on the powder you choose will take away some of its dewey-ness.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              5.0

              fantastic

              By red598

              from Louisiana

              Comments about Lorac POREfection Foundation:

              stock up at this amazing price! last all day looks amazing . I have oily skin and it was perfect for me.Colors are great choices

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great coverage and fragrance

              By Marcy, equestrian

              from Ocala,fl

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Good Pigmentation
              • Matte Finish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Full Coverage
                • Mature Skin
                • Normal Skin

                Comments about Lorac POREfection Foundation:

                Perfect color match

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                5.0

                POREfection foundation

                By Gigi

                from California

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
                  • All Ages
                  • Anytime
                  • Dry Skin
                  • Every day
                  • Full Coverage
                  • Light To Medium Coverage
                  • Mature Skin
                  • Normal Skin
                  • Oily skin
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about Lorac POREfection Foundation:

                  This is a great foundation and when i wear it, i get compliments out of all my foundations i have alot this one seems to get all the attention

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium
                   
                  5.0

                  Lorac POREfection love it

                  By GIGI

                  from California

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Lorac POREfection Foundation:

                    im so happy i also got this product for me its hands down 5 stars, every one will have there own opinions but i love this concealer

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium

                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Love the clean, natural look!

                    By Leti

                    from Farmersville, CA

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Lorac POREfection Foundation:

                      Matches my skin tone.

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Medium

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                      • Q:

                        If i'm a NC25 in MAC studio fix foundation which shade would I get in Lorac?
                        Asked on 8/19/2015 by Yvo from NY

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        What undertone does the golden light have? Would the golden light compare to UD naked skin 3.0?
                        Asked on 8/18/2015 by Not your mom

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        I currently use Dermablend sand beige foundation. What shade should I get in the compact powder?
                        Asked on 8/18/2015 by Samclark from NJ

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        Im a nc25 in m.a.c what shade am I in this product
                        Asked on 8/16/2015 by Angie from Anaheim

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        If I used Pur 4-in-1 liquid foundation in Golden Medium, what color would you recommend?
                        Asked on 8/1/2015 by Need to know

                        1 answer

                      • 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
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