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LoracNatural Performance Foundation
Lorac

Natural Performance Foundation

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LoracNatural Performance Foundation
 
4.1

(based on 309 reviews)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (236)
  • Goes on smoothly (231)
  • Blends well (230)
  • Long-lasting (206)
  • Lightweight (201)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (49)
  • Doesn't stay on (29)
  • Poor coverage (26)
  • Heavy (23)
  • Difficult to apply (15)

Best Uses

  • Sensitive skin (149)
  • Light to medium coverage (146)
  • Full coverage (139)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (105)
  • Normal skin (87)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (158), Budget shopper (115)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (178), Medium (120), Deep (4)

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

I've had better...

By tar342

from Baltimore, MD

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

  • Good Pigmentation
  • Long-Lasting
  • Matte Finish

Cons

  • Difficult To Apply
  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Full Coverage

Comments about Lorac Natural Performance Foundation:

I have to blend this foundation with moisturizer.. it is very heavy and thick. Hard to apply. It gives a lot of matte coverage and lasts but it also can look mask like- not very natural. I am using it all up then switching back to what I was using before.

  • Skin Tone:
  • Fair
 
5.0

My favorite foundation

By Makeup Lover

from Tempe, AZ

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
    • Full Coverage
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Lorac Natural Performance Foundation:

    This foundation is easy to apply and stays on, even in a desert climate. I apply it with my realTechniques expert face brush, and it is very easy to blend + add extra coverage on blemishes. I love that I can apply this from light to completely full coverage.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    5.0

    Love!

    By N/A

    from Mentor, Oh

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
      • Full Coverage
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Lorac Natural Performance Foundation:

      Great product! Great coverage! No harsh chemicals! Definitely recommend!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Will Purchase Again

      By EMQue

      from Michigan

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Good Pigmentation
      • Lightweight
      • Long-Lasting
      • Matte Finish
      • Noncomodegenic

      Cons

      • Difficult To Apply

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Lorac Natural Performance Foundation:

      I alway dismissed higher end products due to the price, thinking that "they really can't be worth THAT...". Well, my mind is changed, thanks to this. Since trading out the $10 drug store foundation I have use since I was 16 for this, my skin had improved drastically. Its not perfect by any means, but since using this I haven't had to endure any over night breakouts and my general skin tone has evened out quite a bit.

      When I initially purchased this my skin was not in great shape, so I had always HAD to use a full coverage foundation to get an even tone, so LORAC worked great to achieve that for me. But as I used it my skin improved I'ev been able to get away with mixing a little foundation with my daily facial moisturizer to get the lighter desired coverage.

      My only complaint would be that after application the foundation still stays damp on my face for a little bit so it makes it difficult to apply blush or bronzer evenly. I usually have to wait 10-15 minutes for it to dry. Otherwise great product and I will be purchasing again!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      Exceeds Expectations

      By RonA

      from NC

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great for Sensitive Skin
      • Long-Lasting
      • Matte Finish
      • Noncomodegenic

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
        • Buildable coverage
        • Light To Medium Coverage
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Lorac Natural Performance Foundation:

        This product suits my sensitive skin needs. Tried exhausting attempts at many many different brands. This one is #1.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        Definitely Reccommend

        By Redhead

        from Winchester, VA

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Pricey / Poor Value

        Best Uses

        • Normal Skin

        Comments about Lorac Natural Performance Foundation:

        I am a single mom on a budget but I really want to try this. Now I am surly going to be broke because I really really love it. I apply it with my fingers first & then rub it in with a make-up brush. It is lightweight, yet still covers well...it doesn't hide my freckles, yet hides skin imperfections (dark circles) & it also minimizes the appearance of breakouts. PLUS it is all natural! I love it! The only cons I can think of is 1 - the price. It is pricey! 2 - If I apply too much it will clump in the small lines under my eyes...That could probably be avoided w/a powder foundation though ;-) I love this product!!!!!!!!!!! & the color is PERFECT for my porcelain skin tone!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        A little goes a long way

        By Blondebombchelle

        from Washington township, NJ

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Colors Blend Well
        • Spreads easily
        • Stays All Day

        Cons

        • Hard To Build Coverage
        • Not As Matte As Id Like
        • Not For Sponge Applicatio

        Best Uses

          Comments about Lorac Natural Performance Foundation:

          I usually use lancome 24 hour tint but decided to try something new. I like this foundation but not as much as the lancome. It's hard to go from medium to full coverage. I like to use a sponge to apply my foundation but I found that since you only need a very little amount for full face application, most of it winds up being sucked in by the sponge. I just use my fingers. I'm not sure how brush application would be. I MIGHT purchase this again since it's definitely not horrible and it's good for daily use.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          4.0

          Good for sensitive, acne prone skin.

          By JG

          from Montana

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Pricey / Poor Value

          Best Uses

          • Dry Skin
          • Full Coverage
          • Normal Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Lorac Natural Performance Foundation:

          A little pricey for foundation, but worth it in the long run to get good buildable coverage. I can use without concealer on good days, and layer over old acne marks if needed for a little extra coverage. Very slightly oily on my nose, but not too bad. One of the few products that doesn't make sensitive, combo, acne prone skin freak out. Feels good on, looks natural, matches my olive skin tone, lasts all day, and not too heavy even when applied for full coverage. I use a beauty blender to apply, and it seems to work great.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          3.0

          Disappears

          By Cactus Cat

          from Phoenix, AZ

          Pros

          • Covers pores
          • Matte Finish

          Cons

          • Caused Breakout
          • Doesn't Stay On

          Best Uses

            Comments about Lorac Natural Performance Foundation:

            I wanted to try this because it's formulated for sensitive skin. I wound up breaking out within a week while using this (probably silicone overload). I know silicones are considered non-comodogenic, so maybe my breakouts are from an allergy to some silicone blends. I don't necessarily blame this foundation for the breakouts, because I know it's carefully formulated, but, just my luck, I'm afraid to use it anymore. I purchased NP5 Warm Medium, which looked good, but slightly flat. Within a couple of hours, this seems to disappear...I can't see it or feel it. It's easy to reapply because it doesn't cake up or crumble, but I don't want to apply makeup more than once a day. I won't say "I would not recommend this" because I would...I'm sure this isn't the right makeup for my skin... I do think this is a high quality, carefully formulated foundation that's worth a try if you have sensitive skin. One other thing - if you're allergic to papaya...this contains a little papaya extract.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            I hated the longevity of this foundation

            By spikheel

            from Sacramento, ca

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Doesn't Stay On
            • Poor Coverage

            Best Uses

            • Light To Medium Coverage

            Comments about Lorac Natural Performance Foundation:

            Applied in the morning...less than 4 hours later it was worn off.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair

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            • Q:

              Hi, I currently use Lancome Ultra 24 Hour Makeup in shade 210 Buff. What would be the matching shade in this line?
              Asked on 2/10/2015 by OhSoSensitiveSkin from Washington, DC

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                NP-2. ideal for light complexions, may be your best match; however, we recommend visiting your nearest ULTA store to find the best foundation match for you. A pro artist will be able to help match the perfect shade for your skin complexion.

                http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                Answered on 2/10/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

              I would have used the color pr4 in the porefection and I was wondering what color I would use in this foundation
              Asked on 2/9/2015 by jenn from Ohio

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                The closest Natural Performance shade to POREfection® Foundation in PR4 (Light Medium) would be NP3 (Light/Medium), but this shade has a yellow undertone to it whereas the POREfection® Foundation in PR4 has a pink undertone. We recommend visiting your local Ulta store to find the best foundation match for you. A pro artist will be able to help match the perfect shade for your skin complexion.

                Answered on 2/10/2015 by Brand Expert from LORAC Cosmetics
            • Q:

              I used Golden Light Lorac POREfection what would be the equivalence in the Natural Performance Foundation? And which one is recommended for dry skin?
              Asked on 1/23/2015 by RK

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                A close match to POREfection® Foundation in PR5-GOLDEN LIGHT for Natural Performance Foundation is NP3, however, we recommend visiting your local Ulta store to find the best foundation match for you. A pro artist will be able to help match the perfect shade for your skin complexion.

                Answered on 1/30/2015 by Brand Expert from LORAC Cosmetics
            • Q:

              I currently have Lorac Breakthrough Performance SMS 2 and love it, which of these is the best match to this color?
              Asked on 1/23/2015 by renee from Haymarket

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                The Natural Performance shade NP2 is the closest shade to Breakthrough Performance Foundation in SMS2, but we recommend visiting your local Ulta store to find the best foundation match for you. A pro artist will be able to help match the perfect shade for your skin complexion.

                Answered on 1/30/2015 by Brand Expert from LORAC Cosmetics
            • Q:

              What is the spf protection in this make up?
              Asked on 11/23/2014 by gloria from Wilmington ca.

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                This foundation does not contain sunscreen and is not SPF-rated.

                Answered on 11/24/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

              lorac foundation- the color I use is SMS-5 and is anti aging formula. Can you please let me know which one is the similar color? I no longer see this number so I assume it is not available. Thanks
              Asked on 10/15/2014 by beauty gal from Fairfield

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                We suggest NP 6 (Light Tan) as your best match in this formula. LORAC Breakthrough Performance Foundation has been discontinued.

                Answered on 10/16/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

              I wear Urban Decay Naked foundation in 2.0 so what shade should I purchase in this Lorac foundation? Thank you :)!
              Asked on 9/15/2014 by FJP82075 from Brooklyn, NY

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                We suggest NP-2 Light for light complexions as your best match.

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

              Is this product noncomodogenic?
              Asked on 8/31/2014 by Bb

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                LORAC does not claim that Natural Performance Foundation is non-comedogenic, but it is oil-, paraben-, and fragrance-free and suitable for all skin types.

                Answered on 9/4/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

              Which one is medium tan?
              Asked on 7/28/2014 by caligirl from lubbock texas

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                NP-5 is Warm Medium. NP-6 is Light Tan.

                Answered on 7/30/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

              Hi, I am currently using Too Faced Amazing Face Liquid Foundation in Warm Vanilla that I got from Ulta... What would be my color in this Lorac foundation? Thanks
              Asked on 7/24/2014 by grumpybear from US

              1 answer

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