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POREfection Mattifying Face Primer

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POREfection Mattifying Face Primer

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Prime, prep and perfect with POREfection Mattifying Face Primer. This oil, fragrance and paraben-free primer is infused with salicylic acid and antioxidants of vitamins A, C and E to help skin appear healthy, youthful and radiant. The skin-perfecting formula helps to minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines for a silky-smooth, poreless-looking, matte finish. Get long-lasting makeup wear and achieve complexion POREfection with LORAC! Suitable for all skin types.

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 and POREfection Baked Perfecting Powder

Apply to clean or moisturized skin prior to makeup use.
Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Silica, Phenyl Methicone, Phospholipids, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, C30-45 Olefin, Salicylic Acid.

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LoracPOREfection Mattifying Face Primer
 
4.1

(based on 294 reviews)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (230)
  • Lightweight (183)
  • Blends well (128)
  • Goes on smoothly (120)
  • Smooth (106)

Cons

  • Doesn't stay on (18)
  • Pricey / poor value (18)
  • Causes breakouts (17)
  • Heavy (16)
  • Doesn't work (13)

Best Uses

  • Sensitive skin (78)
  • Everyday (71)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (59)
  • All skin types (55)
  • Normal skin (40)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (68), Budget shopper (57), Natural style (49), Classic style (35), Trendy style (29)

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5.0

I cried

By Lady Mandy

from Midwest

Comments about Lorac POREfection Mattifying Face Primer:

It may be stupid, but I cried at the end of the first day wearing this primer, for the best reasons. I have had angry, oily, acne-prone skin all my life. I've been so oily that all these beautiful looks I do are gone in about two hours. Most days I can only wear makeup for an evening. This primer kept my oils under control and my makeup only had minor cakiness after 8 hours. I'm beyond satisfied with it and have continued to be for months.

 
5.0

Awesome

By Jewwey

from Houston, Texas

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Lightweight
  • Long Lasting
  • Noncomedogenic
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types

    Comments about Lorac POREfection Mattifying Face Primer:

    I put this on wait a few minutes then apply my foundation.

     
    5.0

    Yes!

    By HS

    from Salt Lake City

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Lightweight
    • Long Lasting
    • Natural Looking
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Lorac POREfection Mattifying Face Primer:

      Love it!

       
      5.0

      My favorite primer

      By Tracy

      from Massachusetts

      About Me Trendy Style

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Lightweight
      • Long Lasting
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Everyday
        • Going Out
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Lorac POREfection Mattifying Face Primer:

        I love this primer. I even love the smell of it. I have so many different primers but I seem to always come back to this one. I think it really does make my pores look smaller. It's light on my skin and i have sensitive combination skin which definitely gets oily in the t zone. Please don't ever stop making it!

         
        5.0

        I LOVE this product!

        By Katie

        from Nacogdoches, Texas

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight
        • Long Lasting
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about Lorac POREfection Mattifying Face Primer:

          Love the way it feels, and helps make up go on smoother and let longer. Gives make up a more finished look.

           
          5.0

          Goes on so smoothly. Love it

          By Me 2

          from Greensboro, nc

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Lightweight
          • Natural Looking
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about Lorac POREfection Mattifying Face Primer:

            Mix with foundation if needed

             
            4.0

            Favorite under makeup primer

            By My Opinion

            from New Jersey

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Easy To Take-off
            • Smooth

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Lorac POREfection Mattifying Face Primer:

              Best under makeup primer , for me, now. As my skin ages I've needed to change products.

               
              5.0

              Great for larg pores

              By wintot

              from Chattanooga

              Comments about Lorac POREfection Mattifying Face Primer:

              I really like this primer. My foundation goes on smooth and last a good while.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              I use it everyday but will replace it.

              By HavanaxHanoi

              from Fayetteville,NC

              About Me Trendy Style

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Easy To Take-off

              Cons

              • Greasy feeling

              Best Uses

                Comments about Lorac POREfection Mattifying Face Primer:

                I use this when ever i put my makeup on. Its not worth the price not saying its extra horrible but i am looking around for new things that are better. Reguarding pores this dosnt help like it says it does they are not filled in nor are they "erased" due to the primer sitting on the skin. Pores are still well pronounced and present. As expected with silicone primers it can feel very geasy! I still have lot of it left i will keep using it untill i run out or find something better

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Perfect

                By Clurrie

                from Michigan

                Comments about Lorac POREfection Mattifying Face Primer:

                I tested this in Ulta on my hand and fell in love. This product provides a matte finish without being overly drying (I'm looking at you, Urban Decay De-slick primer!!!)

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                • Q:

                  The description says Step 3 is powder and step 4 is concealer. Does Lorac seriously want us to apply concealer over powder?
                  Asked on 9/29/2017 by HBS from Pennsylvania

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    We apologize for the confusion with these steps. This is obviously a typo, we would not recommend applying concealer over the powder. We appreciate you pointing this out and we have let the ULTA web team know this is an error. The content will be updated asap. Again we apologize for any confusion.

                    Answered on 10/5/2017 by Brand Expert from LORAC Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  I have used Lorac products for many years and mostly enjoyed what I have tried and continue to use. I have extremely oily skin. I am exhausted from trying everything from low-end primers to high-end primers with poor results while wasting a lot of money and time. Before I throw more money away I need to know will this product help control my oil all day? Also, I use several different foundations from water based to silicone. Will this work with all foundations? Please don't say yes just to try to sell me a product. I need an honest review.
                  Asked on 9/8/2017 by twilite2000 from NC

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    This product is designed to instantly mattify and keep oil under control. For extra insurance, we would recommend using our POREfection Powder to set your makeup and to have on hand for touch ups throughout the day. Of course, every skin is different, so we would recommend trying this product and seeing if it's right for you. We know trial and error can be frustrating, but we design our products with oily skin in mind, so we hope it works for you!

                    Answered on 10/5/2017 by Anonymous from LORAC Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  I am 64 years old. My chin area has black heads and pores. I have been using Lorac POREfection foundation for a year now. Still notice pores/black heads through this foundation. Have tried many options to rid these pores but nothing helps. When I was in store in Texas, they said to use charcoal mask? bought but haven't tried yet. Any suggestions? Will this face primer help?
                  Asked on 6/16/2017 by Judy from Sedro Woolley, WA

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, the POREfection Mattifying Face Primer is an excellent choice to help address your concerns-it contains salicylic acid which will help to prevent your pores from any further clogging.

                    Answered on 6/20/2017 by Brand Expert from LORAC Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  I'm 50 years old with an oily the zone. Would this primer work for me?
                  Asked on 6/5/2017 by April from North bergen, nj

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, absolutely. This primer is mattifying, oil-free and is infused with Vitamin A, C & E as well as Salicylic Acid which makes it perfect for oily skin types of all ages.

                    Answered on 6/6/2017 by Brand Expert from LORAC Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  Does this have to be used before or after applying moisturizer?
                  Asked on 1/19/2017 by Mrs. Breeza from Virginia

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Apply the LORAC POREfection Mattifying Face Primer after you have finished your skin care routine.

                    Answered on 1/23/2017 by Brand Expert from LORAC Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  does this product work well under a powder foundation, e.g. bare minerals?
                  Asked on 12/2/2016 by msp from Michigan

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    The primer can be used under any foundation type or alone. We would advise you to please let the primer set onto your skin and dry a little before applying your powder foundation. We hope this helps!

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

                  What is the texture of this primer? Is it more like a tacky lotion, or more of a slick, silicone feel?
                  Asked on 11/27/2016 by Loverlylexi from San Marcos, TX

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    The LORAC POREfection Mattifying Face Primer has a silky smooth texture and finish.

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

                  what is the percentage of salicylic acid in this primer?
                  Asked on 9/23/2016 by Jessi from AZ

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    It is less than 1%

                    Answered on 9/26/2016 by Brand Expert from LORAC Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  can lorac porefection mattifying face primer be used on the eyes
                  Asked on 7/22/2016 by jg from fogelsville, pa

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    This formula has not been tested for use on the eyes. However, you may want to try our Behind The Scenes Eye Primer for your eye area. The eye primer can be purchased separately or a mini size primer comes with all full size LORAC PRO and Unzipped Palettes.

                    Answered on 7/27/2016 by Brand Expert from LORAC Cosmetics
                • Q:

                  How much of this should I use per application (i.e. pea-sized amount, dime-sized amount, etc.)?
                  Asked on 7/13/2016 by BP

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    A little goes a long way! Aim to use a little less than a dime sized amount.

                    Answered on 7/27/2016 by Brand Expert from LORAC Cosmetics
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