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POREfection Baked Perfecting Powder

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Item #: 2232639

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LoracPOREfection Baked Perfecting Powder
 
4.3

(based on 203 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Blends well (154)
  • Easy to apply (152)
  • Lightweight (148)
  • Covers well (144)
  • Controls shine (140)

Cons

  • Messy (22)
  • Settles in creases (16)
  • Poor coverage (10)
  • Cakes up (5)
  • Causes breakouts (5)

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (81)
  • Acne prone skin (65)
  • Sensitive skin (65)
  • All skin types (63)
  • Normal skin (51)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (97), Budget shopper (70)

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4.0

Bought a 2nd to use with self tanner

By MLG

from Boston, MA

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Controls Shine
  • Easy To Apply
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne Prone Skin
    • Combination skin
    • Normal Skin

    Comments about Lorac POREfection Baked Perfecting Powder:

    I use this as a finishing powder over my BB Cream and tinted self tanner. I like that it evens out my skin tone and helps prevent shine without fealing heavy or unnatural. It doesn't leave any "lines of demarcation" which also makes it easy to apply in a hurry especally on the weekends. I orignially bought a lighter shade in the spring (PF2) to use when I don't have a tan and I recnetly bought a deeper shade (PF5) to use in the summer when I have/want more color.
    It also hasn't caused any breakouts on me which has happened with some other similar prodicts.

     
    5.0

    Perfect

    By Val

    from Houston, TX

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Controls Shine
    • Covers Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting
    • Silky Finish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Oily Skin

      Comments about Lorac POREfection Baked Perfecting Powder:

      I had my eye on this for awhile but I missed out on getting it during the Beauty Steals week so I decided to redeem some of my Ulta rewards points to get it & I am glad I did. I use it over my foundation to set it. It has a silky texture, buildable coverage & helps control the shine & mattifies my oily skin. I love that it doesn't look cakey like so many other powders I have tried. Lorac is one of my favorite brands. I will continue to purchase this product.

       
      5.0

      Buy it!!!!!

      By JennLA

      from Cleveland, OH

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Controls Shine
      • Covers Well
      • Doesn't Settle In Creases
      • Easy To Apply
      • Lightweight
      • Long-Lasting
      • Silky Finish

      Cons

      • Messy

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types

      Comments about Lorac POREfection Baked Perfecting Powder:

      I bought this during a 50% off special, and the price was just too much for me. BUT....it's amazing! I've tried every powder foundation out there- I want some coverage and do not want a liquid makeup. I apply this with a kabuki and OMG- LOVE. Helps with shine, does not break me out, lasts awhile, does not oxidize, and has great coverage! I've already purchased this full-price, as my color has changed for summer....and I will continue to spend the money. This stuff is worth it! Only con is that there is fallout and it's a bit messy- just be careful and/or use it over a towel. Buy this- you won't be disappointed!!!

      (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      all broken and destroyed

      By jh

      from allentown pa

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Lorac POREfection Baked Perfecting Powder:

      Not good, this product was destroyed when it arrived, spilled all over my floor.

       
      5.0

      LOVE this foundation!

      By LIG

      from Moore County, NC

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Controls Shine
      • Covers Well
      • Doesn't Settle In Creases
      • Easy To Apply
      • Lightweight
      • Long-Lasting
      • Silky Finish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Normal Skin
        • Oily Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Lorac POREfection Baked Perfecting Powder:

        I decided to try this powder foundation based on the well-known Lorac name. (I had previously used Laura Gellar's foundation for years.). I was amazed at how well this foundation went on and provided full coverage. It has a smooth finish and the color I chose blends very well with my complexion. It is my new favorite foundation!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great powder!

        By ulta10

        from IL

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Controls Shine
        • Doesn't Settle In Creases
        • Lightweight
        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Oily Skin

          Comments about Lorac POREfection Baked Perfecting Powder:

          Great product, I usually buy drug store brands, but have been upgrading my cosmetics lately. Bought this one during Beauty Steals week, my mom loved it so much she asked for one too. Don't worry that it contains talc, modern talc does not have the asbestos that it used to. Talc gets such a bad reputation for that. There are mixed results when it comes to cancers.

           
          5.0

          The only powder I splurge for.

          By Alyssa D

          from Kansas City, MO

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Controls Shine
          • Covers Well
          • Doesn't Settle In Creases
          • Easy To Apply
          • Great Color Match
          • Long-Lasting
          • Silky Finish

          Cons

          • Expensive

          Best Uses

          • Acne Prone Skin
          • All Skin Types
          • Oily Skin

          Comments about Lorac POREfection Baked Perfecting Powder:

          Lighter natural coverage when applied with a brush, and great full makeup coverage when applied with a sponge. This powder is so versatile and doesn't have that dull yellow look that so many have when applied heavier. My skin is sensitive and this never makes me breakout. I think it actually improves my skin's quality! I love it. I don't spend this much on any other makeup product.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          POREFection !!!

          By complexbeauty101

          from Florida

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Controls Shine
          • Doesn't Settle In Creases
          • Easy To Apply
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting
          • Silky Finish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne Prone Skin
            • Combination skin
            • Oily Skin
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Lorac POREfection Baked Perfecting Powder:

            First I want to say - THIS IS NOT INTENDED TO BE A FULL COVERAGE FOUNDATION.

            So I'm not sure why some people are reviewing this as one and not liking the lack of coverage. It's a light to medium coverage or used as a finishing/setting powder.

            Now ... onto the review. Love it, love it, love it! It's just what I needed. I have very oil skin in my t-zone spot, well, most of my face, save my cheeks that are supper dry and the bridge between my eyes.

            So this does keep those spots from flaking and the rest from oil over kill (thank God - no one likes a hot mess coming at them!).

            I do get the occasional blemish, pimple - whatever you want to call it. And all I do is use a concealer on those spots and then apply this powder. However, I do not always (like 90% of the time)need full coverage, I don't have uneven skin tone, red spots or what not. So this works great for me over my primer, eye gel and face lotion.

            No grease, no crease, no muss, no fuss.

            And the most amazing part is when I put it on, it feels like nothing but I can see it doing it's thing. And when I walk away and come back to the mirror five minutes later it's like magic! My face is set to perfection and it does look pretty darn close to bare skin.

            Also - those pores that attack our cheeks? Say goodbye to those. Mine went almost invisible with this.

            Now on those pesky days of my face hating me - full on red spots or stress induced acne, this does work well over my Urban Decay liquid foundation. I use to use smashbox but I noticed it would start getting caked towards the end of the day over my few dry spots and we can't have that ladies.

            So this is a wonderful light to medium coverage or finishing/setting powder.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Great, but not as much coverage

            By HollyP

            from Arkansas

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Lightweight
            • Silky Finish

            Cons

            • Poor Coverage

            Best Uses

            • Acne Prone Skin
            • Oily Skin

            Comments about Lorac POREfection Baked Perfecting Powder:

            I really do like the powder, however, the coverage is a little light. I have acne prone skin and acne scars so this powder is a little thin for me. I do like that it does not look cakey on my skin.

             
            4.0

            Add some SPF and it will be perfect!

            By PolkaDotCardi

            from Knoxville, TN

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Controls Shine
            • Covers Well
            • Doesn't Settle In Creases
            • Easy To Apply
            • Lightweight
            • Long-Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Acne Prone Skin
              • Oily Skin

              Comments about Lorac POREfection Baked Perfecting Powder:

              *I use this over my daily moisturizer, primer and concealor. I do not use it over foundation.

              I have super combination skin and this powder keeps the oil under control and doesn't dry out my cheeks. I still have to blot once or twice a day and then do a touch up around my nose after a long day at work, but with a good primer, it stays put. I really like the way it melts into my skin after a few minutes. It provides natural, light to medium coverage. I do use a concealor under my eyes and on any acne spots, and it blends well. I'm just really impressed with this product. I also think it's a good deal. You get a lot of powder compared to many of the other pressed powders I've tried.

              *Now, I don't think this would do well for dry skin. I'd be afraid it would be too drying.
              *Also, it can seem a bit flat at times, but I've used this over an "illuminating" tinted moisturizer and it was beautiful, it photographed beautifully as well.
              *Like my title states, if they'd just add a bit of sun protection, this would be absolutely perfect.

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              • Q:

                I use the dermalogical product. My clinique pressed powder is medium beige so what color would I use in this product?
                Asked on 9/5/2014 by elleymea

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  We suggest shade Medium as your best match.

                  Answered on 9/8/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                If this product is not oil free, will it cause me to break out?
                Asked on 7/25/2014 by Gissellieekins

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  POREfection Baked Perfecting Powder contains natural jojoba seed oil for hydration, and it is free of pore-clogging mineral oil, so it should not cause breakouts. It is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive, oily and acne-prone skin.

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

                If I use the color naked light for the urban decay pressed powder what color would i get in this product?
                Asked on 5/31/2014 by tarebared86

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Light (Item #:2232636) may be your best match.

                  Answered on 6/2/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                I am needing to order more powder but I am confused about which color. The powder I have now the color says PR3 or PF3 I can't remember but I need one shade lighter. Which color would I need?

                Thank You,

                Lauren
                Asked on 5/13/2014 by Lauren from Sevierville, TN

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  PF3 corresponds to Light/Medium (Item #:2232637). If you need one shade lighter, choose Light (Item #:2232636).

                  Answered on 5/13/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                I am stuck between the light and light medium. Is the light/medium a cool or warm tone and is the light a cool or warm tone?
                Asked on 4/2/2014 by tayveee from Burbank, CA

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Light and Light/Medium both have yellow (warm) undertones.

                  Answered on 4/3/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                does the light or fair have a pink or yellow base?
                Asked on 3/23/2014 by Vallie Kat from Rochester NY

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Fair has a pink undertone.
                  Light has a yellow undertone.
                  Light/Medium has a yellow undertone.
                  Medium has a yellow undertone.
                  Tan has a pink undertone.

                  Answered on 3/26/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                Is this powder oil free?
                Asked on 3/23/2014 by Kathy from United States

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  No, this product is not oil-free.

                  Answered on 3/25/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                If I use the lorac porefection liquid foundation in medium tan, which baked powder color would I use?
                Asked on 3/23/2014 by Kim

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  You may find that Tan (Item #: 2232639) is the best match, although if you are in between shades, we recommend testing the product at an ULTA store:
                  http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                  Answered on 3/24/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                Does this compact come with a powder sponge/applicator?
                Asked on 3/23/2014 by T

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  No, this product does not include an applicator.

                  Answered on 3/24/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                What is the size of this powder?
                Asked on 3/23/2014 by Natural Gal from Panama City FL

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  This product's size is 0.32 oz.

                  Answered on 3/24/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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