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Lorac

Natural Performance Foundation

NP-1

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LoracNatural Performance Foundation
 
4.1

(based on 334 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (251)
  • Blends well (249)
  • Goes on smoothly (248)
  • Long-lasting (221)
  • Lightweight (216)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (51)
  • Doesn't stay on (30)
  • Poor coverage (28)
  • Heavy (25)
  • Difficult to apply (15)

Best Uses

  • Sensitive skin (159)
  • Light to medium coverage (158)
  • Full coverage (146)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (109)
  • Normal skin (94)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (170), Budget shopper (123)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (191), Medium (130), Deep (5)

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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.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Moisturizing, full coverage

              By Missy Ann

              from Zanesville, OH

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Long-Lasting

              Cons

              • Heavy
              • Too Greasy

              Best Uses

              • Dry Skin
              • Full Coverage
              • Normal Skin

              Comments about Lorac Natural Performance Foundation:

              I was drawn to this foundation because of the natural aspects of it. While it certainly doesn't seem to cause breakouts on my overly sensitive skin, it also doesn't impress me. The coverage is pretty heavy and full. I actually didn't even need concealer when I used this. What I don't like about it is that it seems to make my skin oilier and the product feels too heavy on my skin. I think this would be great for those with dry skin.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great finish maybe to dewy for oily skin

              By trnpet

              from nc

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Lorac Natural Performance Foundation:

                Great foundation with out spf. Can layer spf under if needed. Does get a little shiny in t-zone on combo skin after 6 hours. May be to dewy for oily skin.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                4.0

                Love it

                By DJHdz

                from Dallas,TX

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Lorac Natural Performance Foundation:

                  First time buyer based ono a recommendation from someone in the store. The shade fit my skin tone perfectly in comparison to the use of Sephora's ID thing which gave me horrible choices. Will definitely buy again since I found that it does not break out my sensitive acne prone skin that much. Finding the perfect foundation may just be the one that your skin likes and fits your needs.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair
                   
                  4.0

                  Feels clean and smooth

                  By Sumermak

                  from grand Rapids, mi

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Poor Coverage

                  Best Uses

                  • Dry Skin
                  • Light To Medium Coverage
                  • Normal Skin

                  Comments about Lorac Natural Performance Foundation:

                  Applying using a brush, product can be layered but with my oily acne prone skin this product doesn't help control my shiny areas. It has s clean light weight feel but can be shiny if you like that look.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Deep
                   
                  5.0

                  From Clinic to Lorac

                  By Calypso

                  from Modesto

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Blends Well
                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Matte Finish

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Full Coverage
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about Lorac Natural Performance Foundation:

                  I was a long time Clinic user until their City Base foundation changed, so I tried the Lorac based on a suggestion from an Ulta associate and I was hooked, Lorac provides good coverage, adjusts to sensitive skin and has a good color selection, it is a bit heavy (just a bit) but it makes my skin feel really nice.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium

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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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