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Lorac

Natural Performance Foundation

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LoracNatural Performance Foundation
 
4.1

(based on 339 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (255)
  • Blends well (254)
  • Goes on smoothly (253)
  • Long-lasting (225)
  • Lightweight (220)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (51)
  • Doesn't stay on (31)
  • Poor coverage (28)
  • Heavy (25)
  • Too greasy (16)

Best Uses

  • Sensitive skin (162)
  • Light to medium coverage (161)
  • Full coverage (147)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (110)
  • Normal skin (95)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (172), Budget shopper (126)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (195), Medium (131), Deep (5)

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3.0

not 100% sold

By kpanys

from Schaumburg, IL

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Doesn't Stay On

Best Uses

  • Light To Medium Coverage
  • Normal Skin

Comments about Lorac Natural Performance Foundation:

I bought this because it was on sale and I needed foundation. I felt like there was not a color that matched my skin well ad I don't think it lasts as long as other brands I use.

  • Skin Tone:
  • Medium

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best foundation for hormonal breakouts!!!

By Kristina

from Florida

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
    • Mature Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Lorac Natural Performance Foundation:

    I have had horrible acne since I was 15 years old and now I'm 32. Yes I still suffer for bad acne, till recently. My acne went from sever to mild, which I can handle and not feel disgusting. So I have tried everything from cheap to 200.00 a bottle for foundation. This foundation is so great for my skin I could could sing about it in public and I can't sing a tone lol. Anyways, so I wash my hands really well then apply it to my finger tips. I dab it around my face then rub in. Then I take there concealer and use it on any spits I still see. I was using there sensitive primer, and I was still to sensitive or allergic to something in it. I was also putting the powder in the same line over all that but it gave me a ton of whiteheads. Then a little bareminerals bronzer and I have radiant perfect skin all day. By the way I live in central fl hot and humid. It's the middle of summer and it stays on all day!! Love this product and if your debating or afraid of the price you should give it a try. Plus if you don't like it ulta will take it back even if the bottle is empty!!!!

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    4.0

    Light but Full Coverage

    By Average Alex

    from New York

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Too Greasy

    Best Uses

      Comments about Lorac Natural Performance Foundation:

      I pump one pump of this foundation directly on to my foundation brush, then I dab a little foundation onto various places on my face before proceeding to blend it in. My skin tone is fair and has a pink pigmentation. When first applying the foundation it looked quite yellow for my skin tone but it blended beautifully and matches my skin tone perfectly! This foundation could work with any tone. It is very light weight, which I have been searching for in a foundation, and lasts all day. The only negative thing I have to say about this product is that it makes my already oily skin look even more oily. I have to matte it down with a powder, which isn't a big deal. I enjoy this product and use it every day!

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Do you have yellow or olive undertoned skin? Then use this!

      By AVI

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Full Coverage
        • Light To Medium Coverage
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Lorac Natural Performance Foundation:

        Before using this product, I always struggled with finding a foundation that matched my skintone. Most make ups, especially the $$$ brands, cater to people who are bronze and/or pink-undertone skinned. I've tried Juice, Tarte. Laura Gellar, Benefits, and more - and NONE of them compare to Lorac. This foundation, in particular, is so easy to customize. Want light coverage? Just dab it on and blend. Want full coverage? Add a little extra and buff it in, then you're good to go. I get compliments everyday for my gorgeous skin, this makeup covers and blends so well that people don't think I'm wearing any product. If you don't use this product, you must try it.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        4.0

        foundation is awsome!

        By YEYA

        from SAN JOSE CA

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dry Skin
          • Light To Medium Coverage
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Lorac Natural Performance Foundation:

          this stuff is greAT

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          4.0

          Goes on nicely. No break outs.

          By Chipple

          from Tacoma, WA

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Pricey / Poor Value

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Lorac Natural Performance Foundation:

          I am pretty new to expensive foundation, but out of the ones I have tried, Lorac is my favorite. It blends well and looks and feels great. Sometimes I wish it was a bit heavier in coverage. I also feel like I run out faster then I did with my Urban Decay or Benefit one. But overall it's a great product that I will keep buying. No breakouts, easy to remove.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          5.0

          My favorite foundation

          By Christina

          from Cleveland Ohio

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Natural Look

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mature Skin
            • Medium To Full Buildable
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Lorac Natural Performance Foundation:

            After I apply the foundation I dust my t zone with powder to set it.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            4.0

            love this product

            By Michkay

            from Saint Joseph MO

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Great coverage

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Lorac Natural Performance Foundation:

                Love the coverage of this foundation.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                5.0

                My favorite

                By tami

                from spartanburg SC

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Lorac Natural Performance Foundation:

                      I love this , it's great coverage

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Fair

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      it's alright

                      By Natalie

                      from USA

                      Comments about Lorac Natural Performance Foundation:

                      Has good coverage but feels heavy and even the lightest shade is too dark.

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                      • Q:

                        I use Urban Decay Naked Skin 6.0, what shade in Lorac Natural Performance would that be? Thanks in advance!!
                        Asked on 7/12/2015 by Maria24 from Peoria

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          For those with warm/olive medium complexions like yours, we recommend shade NP5 Warm Medium. We recommend testing this shade at your nearest ULTA Beauty store:
                          http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                          Answered on 7/15/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      • Q:

                        I'm currently using the cc cream #1.... Will the shade match others in the lorac foundation line?
                        Asked on 6/7/2015 by Nik

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Natural Performance Foundation in NP2 (LIGHT) is the closest match to CC Cream in CC1 (LIGHT). Both shades are light with a yellow undertone.

                          Answered on 6/15/2015 by Brand Expert from LORAC Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        What is the undertone of the NP5 (warm medium) shade? It seems to have a pink undertone, however I have a yellow undertone.
                        Asked on 5/20/2015 by HighMaintenanceDiva from Schaumburg, IL

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Natural Performance in NP5 is still yellow based, however, this shade does have warm beige undertones. If you have a true yellow undertone, we recommend trying NP4 which has near the same depth but with more golden undertones that will help blend better.

                          Answered on 6/1/2015 by Brand Expert from LORAC Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        I had my first baby 7 months ago and my face continues to break out I currently use Mac foundation but was told I probably need to change my makeup. Would this be good since I have oily skin already? Breakouts are not cute!please help?!
                        Asked on 4/14/2015 by steph

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Natural Performance Foundation is good for all skin types, including sensitive skin. The foundation formula is free of parabens, synthetic fragrances and dyes, petro chemicals, phthalates, GMO's and triclosan, however, if you have particular sensitivities, you should consult your physician and/or use the product in question on a very limited basis to evaluate your level of tolerance. We hope this helps and please let us know if LORAC can further assist you!

                          Answered on 4/17/2015 by Brand Expert from LORAC Cosmetics
                      • Q:

                        Does this product work with dry and sensitive skin?
                        Asked on 4/5/2015 by Frustrated with foundation

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Natural Performance Foundation is suitable for all skin types, including dry and sensitive skin.

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

                        I had the breakthrough performance SMS4 which color would be the best match with this foundation?
                        Asked on 4/1/2015 by OLI from Ca

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          The closest match in Natural Performance Foundation to Breakthrough Performance Foundation in SMS4 is NP4 (Medium). Both shades are similar in depth, however, NP4 has more of a pink undertone and SMS4 has more of a yellow undertone. For the best foundation shade match, we recommend visiting your local Ulta store to have a beauty consultant help match the perfect shade for your skin complexion.

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

                        I currently have Lorac Breakthrough Performance SMS 3, which of these is the best match to this color?
                        Asked on 3/10/2015 by lm

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          A close match to Breakthrough Performance Foundation in SMS3 for Natural Performance Foundation is NP2 (LIGHT), 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 3/11/2015 by Brand Expert from LORAC Cosmetics
                      • 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 Expert

                          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 Expert

                          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 Expert

                          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 Expert

                          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 Expert

                          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 Expert

                          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

                      • Q:

                        Hi, I use the bareMinerals Bareskin serum foundation in bare cream 05... What shade would you recommend for me in this foundation? Thanks :)
                        Asked on 7/22/2014 by grumpygirl from US

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          NP-3 for light to medium skin tones may be your best match.

                          Answered on 7/29/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Has anyone tried this with flash photography? I am wondering about flashback due to the ingredients... Lookin for the perfect foundation for my wedding day, and do not want crazy white, ashy flashback in my pphotos.. Thanks so much
                        Asked on 6/23/2014 by Jessi from Florida

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          LORAC creator Carol Shaw uses LORAC POREfection Foundation and Natural Performance Foundation on her celebrity clients for photo shoots and Red Carpet events, and their skin always looks beautiful in pictures! She designs LORAC foundations and complexion products to perform flawlessly on and off the Red Carpet. Carol’s tip is to avoid the use of HD powders and other products with high levels of zinc when having your picture taken to minimize a "flashback" effect.

                          Answered on 6/27/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Which of the shades would be suitable for darker skin with more of a yellow undertone?
                        Asked on 6/5/2014 by mandry77

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Depending on the depth of your skin tone, NP-8 Dark Tan or NP-9 Brown may be your best match. We recommend testing these shades at your nearest ULTA store to determine your perfect shade:
                          http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                          Answered on 6/9/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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