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POREfection Foundation

Lorac

POREfection Foundation

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1.12 oz Item 2269594

Color:PR1 - Fair

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Perfect and protect with POREfection Foundation. This oil, paraben and fragrance free formula is infused with anti-aging antioxidants of vitamins A & E, olive leaf extract, lemon fruit extract and papaya fruit extract to help soothe, nourish and rejuvenate while SPF 20 provides protection from UVA/UVB rays to help keep skin healthy, youthful and radiant. Get a poreless-looking, silky-smooth finish and achieve complexion POREfection with LORAC.

POREfection Foundation provides medium to full coverage and is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.

Try the 4-step system to create Complexion POREfection:
  • Step 1: POREfection Mattifying Face Primer.
  • Step 2: POREfection Foundation.
  • Step 3: POREfection Baked Perfecting Powder.
  • Step 4: POREfection Concealer

Click here to find your perfect POREfection Foundation, POREfection Baked Perfecting Powder and POREfection Concealer

Pump out foundation and apply using a sponge, brush or fingertips. Can be applied lightly for a sheer finish, or layered for fuller coverage. Shake well before use.
Active: Octinoxate 7.5%, Octisalate 5.0%, Avobenzone 3.0%. Inactive: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Glycerin, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Quaternium-90 Bentonite, Magnesium Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax, Microcrystalline Wax, Propylene Carbonate, Retinyl Palmitate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Lecithin, Isopropyl Myristate, Isostearic Acid, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Citrus Medica limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019).

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LoracPOREfection Foundation
 
3.8

(based on 575 reviews)

72%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (366)
  • Blends well (363)
  • Easy to apply (362)
  • Good pigmentation (292)
  • Lightweight (286)

Cons

  • Doesn't stay on (108)
  • Pricey / poor value (91)
  • Too greasy (83)
  • Poor coverage (70)
  • Heavy (46)

Best Uses

  • Full coverage (221)
  • Light to medium coverage (210)
  • Sensitive skin (133)
  • Normal skin (123)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (114)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (298), Budget shopper (174)

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4.0

Poreless foundation

By Letty

from HOUSTON

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Needs a bigger color range.

Best Uses

  • Full Coverage
  • Mature Skin
  • Normal Skin

Comments about Lorac POREfection Foundation:

Loved the coverage and how is literally blurred my pores! Unfortunately they ran sandbi used was not my color and when I tried to go back to the 1960 location to exchange it for another color. Nothing else matched! Just wish they had a bigger selection of colors!

 
5.0

Great foundation

By Drea

from Denver co

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Lorac POREfection Foundation:

    I like this product blends very well to my skin tone and easy to apply with a beauty blender.

     
    4.0

    Great foundation

    By Kdubs

    from KCMO

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting
    • Matte Finish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Light To Medium Coverage
      • Mature Skin

      Comments about Lorac POREfection Foundation:

      I like this for summer-good coverage but not heavy. Only need 1 pump-goes on really smooth

       
      3.0

      Shows every line

      By Srad

      from Danville CA

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Pigmentation
      • Matte Finish

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin

      Comments about Lorac POREfection Foundation:

      Not a flattering finish. I have dry skin and I;m in my early 30's. I'm probably to the point of needing some fillers but I never realized how many lines I had on my face. It falls into every line very early on in the day and gets dry looking pretty quickly.

       
      1.0

      WORST EVER

      By Kim

      from Texas

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Too Greasy

        Best Uses

          Comments about Lorac POREfection Foundation:

          If you're looking for the worlds worst foundation THIS IS IT. It smells like straight sunscreen which is whatever. But it looks SO gross and greasy on the skin. Literally looks like tinted sunscreen. Idk how anybody could wear this...feels disgusting. And to add, you have to use SO much to get any tome of coverage. Returning ASAP. I bought it on sale (for a reason) and I hope I can get my money back

           
          3.0

          primer needed!

          By luvmakeup

          from Michigan

          Comments about Lorac POREfection Foundation:

          this product is ok but, it definitely takes a really good primer first. sinks right into my pores without it. I'll use up the bottle, but that's it for this product.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Bad idea...

          By JM1123

          from North Jersey

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well

          Cons

          • Causes Breakouts
          • Doesn't Stay On
          • Too Greasy

          Best Uses

            Comments about Lorac POREfection Foundation:

            I really wanted to like this foundation as I enjoy quite a few of Carol's products, but, I broke out in bumps and my skin got oily in an hour. Also, my skin got so itchy too, this product claims to be fragrance free but it contains lemon which is a skin irritant wish i read the ingredient list before i bought it, be careful.

            (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Worst foundation EVER!

            By Rachel J

            from Hattiesburg, MS

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Cakey
              • Difficult To Apply
              • Heavy
              • Poor Coverage
              • Pricey / Poor Value
              • Too Greasy

              Best Uses

                Comments about Lorac POREfection Foundation:

                I would rather buy dollar store foundation than ever use this again.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Does not oxidize!!!

                By Kay

                from Texas

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Lorac POREfection Foundation:

                  I am between shades of my favorite foundation, and everything oxidizes on me! I even tried more pricey brands like Marc Jacobs and still could not find a shade to match or one that would not oxidize (I'm a true neutral so it's noticeable). I really like this foundation, it's medium coverage but buildable, so I can use a second layer on my dark spots and it covers them flawlessly. It is a perfect match for my skin, and has a great finish. It is more on the liquid side but does not seem to make my skin oily

                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Looks great at first...then the horror sets in! :(

                  By Luchi

                  from Detroit, MI

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Color Matching
                  • Good Pigmentation

                  Cons

                  • Difficult To Apply
                  • Doesn't Stay On
                  • Heavy
                  • Oily
                  • Settles Into Lines
                  • Too Greasy

                  Best Uses

                  • Light To Medium Coverage

                  Comments about Lorac POREfection Foundation:

                  This foundation applied ok. The color match is awesome for my fair skin. When you first put it on it looks great but shortly after, it wipes off and it super oily. It does not last long AT ALL and settles into pores, fine lines, and latches onto dry skin and makes it look terrible! If you have ANY hair on your face, it will bunch up near the hairs and look clumpy. It is so, so awful. I would absolutely never buy this again, it looked awful. It also made my skin feel irritated.

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                  • Q:

                    Does this have a matte finish?
                    Asked on 1/29/2018 by Leen from NJ

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      This foundation has a natural satin finish. For a matte finish, we recommend setting with POREfection Baked Perfecting Powder.

                      Answered on 1/30/2018 by Brand Expert from LORAC Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    I need a replacement for my Lorac natural performance foundation. Is this the right product? What color would I use if I had NP4 previously?
                    Asked on 5/27/2017 by Jessica from temple, tx

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      If the shade NP4 worked well for you we would suggest PR5 in the POREfection Foundation. If you are looking for a foundation replacement without SPF similar to the discontinued Natural Performance Foundation, we would suggest Sheer POREfection in the shade PS4.

                      Answered on 5/30/2017 by Brand Expert from LORAC Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    I used shade L2 in the Natural Performance Foundation. What would I wear in the Porefection Foundation? Also, why was the Natural Performance Foundation discontinued? I used it for years. I liked that it didn't contain SPF.
                    Asked on 3/22/2017 by Neen from Ohio

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      If the shade NP2 worked well for you in the Natural Performance line the shade PR2 would be similar in color. If you are looking for a SPF option you may want to check out our Sheer POREfection foundation! It offers a similar coverage and wear to the Natural Performance foundation. We hope this helps!

                      Answered on 3/28/2017 by Brand Expert from LORAC Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    Is this product fragrance-free?
                    Asked on 1/5/2017 by Anna from pa

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Yes the LORAC POREfection Foundation is fragrance free.

                      Answered on 2/9/2017 by Brand Expert from LORAC Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    I have light skin with pink undertones. Which color would be right for me? Fair or light? Thanks!
                    Asked on 12/17/2016 by Cheryl S. from Florida

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi Cheryl!

                      The PR2 Light has a bit more of a pink undertone than PR1 Fair. We would recommend the PR2 for you in this case. However we always recommend being professionally color matched by one of the beauty associates at your local ULTA store.

                      Answered on 1/4/2017 by Brand Expert from LORAC Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    I have pretty oily skin that, after about 6 hours wear, shines through my tarte clay foundation. Does this product control oil? will it cause further breakouts?
                    Asked on 12/13/2016 by ecall from US

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, POREfection Foundation is a long-wear foundation. To ensure extra long-lasting wear, we recommend prepping the skin with POREfection Mattifying Face Primer and setting the foundation with POREfection Baked Perfecting Powder. Using a primer to prep and powder to set your foundation will help keep the foundation in place and fight against oils that can break apart the formula and cause a loss in coverage.

                      We develop all of our products with all skin types including sensitive skinned customers in mind. This formula is oil, paraben and fragrance free formula. It is also infused with anti-aging antioxidants of Vitamins A & E, Olive Leaf Extract, Lemon Fruit Extract and Papaya Fruit Extract to help soothe, nourish and rejuvenate.

                      We hope this helps!

                      Answered on 12/16/2016 by Brand Expert from LORAC Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    I have a pink tone to my skin. I burn before I tan good complexion faded freckles ...what Porfection number should I choose.
                    Asked on 11/26/2016 by dale from Florida

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi Dale,

                      With out a seeing your complexion in person or photo it is difficult to give you a suggestion. We also always recommend visiting a nearby ULTAY store to have one of their knowledgeable staff members professionally color match you. We hope this helps!

                      Answered on 11/29/2016 by Brand Expert from LORAC Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    would this product be considered long-wearing?
                    Asked on 10/3/2016 by Karyn from Arizona

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Yes, POREfection Foundation is a long-wear foundation. To ensure extra long-lasting wear, we recommend prepping the skin with POREfection Mattifying Face Primer and setting the foundation with POREfection Baked Perfecting Powder. Using a primer to prep and powder to set your foundation will help keep the foundation in place and fight against oils that can break apart the formula and cause a loss in coverage.

                      Answered on 10/14/2016 by Brand Expert from LORAC Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    My daughter is blond and has very fair skin. Most foundations she tries makes her look pink. What foundation Color would you recommend for her - I've heard good things about LORAC and wanted to give it a try.
                    Asked on 9/21/2016 by Lifeseasy from Palm Springs, CA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      She could be using a foundation with the wrong undertone. We recommend to have her try a light shade foundation with a yellow undertone rather than a beige or pink undertone.
                      Try using Sheer POREfection Foundation in PS2 (Light) or POREfection Foundation SPF in PR2 (Light). Each of these shades are for lighter complexions and have a yellow undertone that might match her better. Sheer POREfection offers light to medium coverage, and POREfection Foundation SPF provides medium to full coverage with SPF benefits.

                      Answered on 10/11/2016 by Brand Expert from LORAC Cosmetics
                  • Q:

                    I currently use Lorac natural performance in nc4. What would the similar color in the porefection foundation be.
                    Asked on 8/24/2016 by Beauty buff from Colorado

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      We recommend trying POREfection Foundation in PR7 – Medium Tan as it offers the same warm medium tone as NP4.

                      Answered on 9/6/2016 by Brand Expert from LORAC Cosmetics
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