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LoracPOREfection Foundation
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POREfection Foundation

PR1 - Fair

Item #: 2269594

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LoracPOREfection Foundation
 
3.9

(based on 65 reviews)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (45)
  • Blends well (44)
  • Easy to apply (42)
  • Good pigmentation (37)
  • Lightweight (31)

Cons

  • Doesn't stay on (13)
  • Pricey / poor value (11)
  • Heavy (6)
  • Poor coverage (6)
  • Too greasy (4)

Best Uses

  • Light to medium coverage (24)
  • Full coverage (22)
  • Sensitive skin (19)
  • Normal skin (15)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (33), Budget shopper (20)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (30), Fair (26)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

LOVED IT!

By wgonzalez

from Crete, NE

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dry Skin
    • Full Coverage
    • Light To Medium Coverage
    • Normal Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Lorac POREfection Foundation:

    I love the product!

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    3.0

    Sun protection and coverage

    By Shoshana the Writer

    from CA

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Allergic Rash
    • Causes Breakouts

    Best Uses

    • Light To Medium Coverage

    Comments about Lorac POREfection Foundation:

    I needed a winter-time foundation that matches my skin, which is usually pretty hard to find. Golden Light (Pr5) is a great match. I got exactly the coverage I needed without extra grease or shimmer. However, this gave me a strange rash; not really like a break-out, but like sensitive irritation. One reviewer mentioned that this contains salicylic acid, which almost scared me away from the foundation in the first place. I read the ingredients on a couple of different websites, and none list salicylic acid as an ingredient. But be warned, this does have papaya in it (a bit). I don't know if papaya is a salicylic acid, but if, like me, you are allergic to latex, you may want to avoid this foundation, because papaya is a natural source of latex. Papaya is the only thing I can think of that might be the cause of this rash. Perhaps the citrus extracts are too hard as well.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    Love

    By Patti make up lover

    from Jacksonville, FL

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Pricey / Poor Value

    Best Uses

    • Full Coverage

    Comments about Lorac POREfection Foundation:

    I love this foundation. The best foundation I have found in a long time

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    Favorite Foundation

    By Patricia

    from Illinois

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Light To Medium Coverage

      Comments about Lorac POREfection Foundation:

      I was having difficulty finding a foundation that met all my needs. I tried several brands with poor results. I have dry skin, a fair complexion and large pores. I wanted a smooth, medium to light coverage that was a good color match. Porefection was perfect. It blends so nicely, and my pores have actually shrunk!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      5.0

      Best Foundation Ever!!!!!

      By StephanieRuby

      from San Antonio, TX

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Lorac POREfection Foundation:

        Amazing, will buy again and again, it is fragrance and Paraben Free.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Not so great for dry skin

        By Kells

        from Macomb , Michigan

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Pigmentation
        • Lightweight
        • Long-Lasting
        • Matte Finish

        Cons

        • Difficult To Apply
        • Doesn't Stay On

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Lorac POREfection Foundation:

        I bought this about a week ago and have been giving it a try. I really do like this foundation! I have acne prone skin and it took me about a month to clear my face up. But once i would use my true match it would just break me out again. So i did a lot of research and came across this one. I bought it because a lot of the reviews said it was great for acne prone skin because the POREfection line was infused with salicylic acid.. When i applied this foundation i found that it was drying but not bad enough to where it wouldn't look good. Then i started to notice after a week my skin was much dryer then usual and my foundation was starting to become harder to blend out because of the dryness of the foundation on top of my dry skin. But it did not break me out which was a plus! I just would not recommend this for someone who has dry skin, i would highly recommend this foundation to someone who has oily skin. This would look amazing on them! So now I'm going to give the natural performance a try because that has a little bit more of a creamy effect to it.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        1.0

        bad

        By Ella

        from sf

        Comments about Lorac POREfection Foundation:

        Worst foundation for oily skin. Sets into your pores, just bad

         
        1.0

        terrible! !

        By celica3131

        from Buffalo ny

        Comments about Lorac POREfection Foundation:

        I bought because I have visible pores. I would assume with a name like porefection it would help disguise them. I have used with and without a primer and it just sinks right into them making them only more noticible. I have tried with hourglass primers, smashbox primers, benefit primers, & laura geller. absolutely nothing works. I have tried with and without moisturizing before as well. Other foundatione do a much better job. in short I am disappointed and dissatisfied.

         
        5.0

        Excellent smooth coverage!

        By Jen Red

        from Nashville, Tennessee

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Goes On Smoothly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dry Skin
          • Full Coverage
          • Mature Skin

          Comments about Lorac POREfection Foundation:

          Awesome pore coverage and long lasting!

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          4.0

          Great Purchase

          By Melimels

          from Miami

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
            • Mature Skin

            Comments about Lorac POREfection Foundation:

            This product has coverage that can be light and buildable. It has an SPF of 20 which makes the scent pleasant (Although some might not like it). I find the price of this product comparable to the other high-end foundations. Will repurchase in the future.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium

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            • 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
            • 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

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