I got a sample of this from Sephora. My Make Up Forever HD foundation bottle leaked everywhere after a flight. It was awesome in terms of coverage, color, texture, and lasting power, but irritated my sensitive skin so that I couldn't wear it every day. I asked a saleswoman which foundation she recommended for super sensitive skin, and she suggested this one. It really doesn't work for me. The first problem was that I couldn't get a good color match, but the color was at least passable until it oxidized and turned my face orange. Not cool. Second, the texture and lasting power don't compare to the quality of MUFE HD. It goes on very wet and a little too sheer. If you try to build coverage it gets cakey. Even worse, it creases and makes any dry skin flakes stand out. I'm going to pass on purchasing this and keep up my search.
This replaced my PTR foundation. I would say it has a sheer/medium finish so if you need more coverage I wouldn't recommend. One pump is perfect coverage for me. I LOVE the pump feature. I have combo skin which tends to breakout from certain ingredients. This has yet to break me out. I would say the bottle will last me 6 months of weekday and the occasional weekend use. Not sure if it is helping with lines but my skin does look better.
This is my HG foundation for about 4 years now. Its not too thick and cakey and its not sheer either. I think it gives perfect coverage for my skin without ever breaking me out. The foundation is long lasting and provides medium coverage for my combination skin. I would recommend this foundation for people with acne prone or normal skin who want medium to light coverage.
I really wanted to love this. I loved the packaging and liked how long the foundation lasted on me. That was about where it stopped though. From there I had caking in certain spots (so it looked spotty too), it didn't cover redness around my nose at all but was fine with my cheeks, and I broke out in acne. It's one of the rare (5-10) high end foundations I've tried. So far nothing impresses me and I'm still on the look out for the HG of foundations.
I NEVER write reviews on products but I am so happy with this foundation, I had to share. I have extremely sensitive, acne prone skin, even more so now that I'm 30. Every "oil free" foundation I have tried, drugstore, to high end including all of Clinique's (which used to be great for me, but they have changed their formula's in the last few years, they all make me break out in horrible cystic acne), Dior, Estee Lauder, Clarins, all the mineral foundations by various brands (which make me itch) and most recently Lancome. The only foundation I have had some luck with lately is Lancome's Fresh Wear, but it still gives me a few breakouts and the fragrance in it causes some allergic rashes. However better than nothing. I stumbled across this foundation at Ulta, and gave it a try. WOW! I love the look. It is very light feeling, doesn't make my face itch thank god, no rashes, and just smooths out my skin to give a polished look. It does not settle into my lines or pores. It doesn't dry my skin out nor does it make it feel oily like some other "oil free" foundations I've tried. No acne breakouts so far. It lasts all day on me, from early morning before work, to the time I wash it off, and I have a oily t-zone. So if you have very sensitive skin and can't seem to find anything that works, try this brand. If you like heavy coverage, this is buildable with a foundation brush, but if you need heavy foundation in my opinion, your skin is trying to tell you something! I have yet to try Lorac's other products in her line, but definitely will now.
A kind salesgirl at Sephora suggested we try LORAC Breakthrough Performance Oil Free Anti Aging foundation. My daughter was suffering with super dry sensitive skin from some medication she was on. The SA at Sephora suggested LORAC, 1 because it came in the lightest shade. She is porcelain white and needed makeup in that shade. And 2 it works great on dry skin. It does not make your skin more dry. In fact for anyone on the boards askinig for a foundation for dry skin, Hands down this is the best if you suffer with dry flaky itchy sensitive skin. It was wonderfful for her.
If you are looking for a foundation that blends nicely and does not look like you are wearing make up.... this is it.
It does not cover acne or scars super well. It tends to cover lightly. If you want a heavy coverage avoid this one. It is not for you. This is a light foundation with a powder soft finish. It goes on fairly smooth and takes a few minutes to really dry. Not fast drying like Revlons Colors Stay or fast like ELDW.
Recently while doing my own new search for a new foundation, I tried this Lorac. The shade 1 porcelain is a little too light for me. I normally wear NC20, Bone in ELDW and 104 in Clarins. I need to pick up the next shade up maybe 2 or 3. Undertone yellow.
Does it last?
Not the way some cosmetics do, but it is great on skin. It make my skin feel healthy. I am in my 40s and I need all the moisture and gentleness I can find.
This foundation is great if your skin is healthy on the dry side and needing that extra moisture. It is not for girls who are oily or combo skin. It is not going to last on people with lots of oil producing glands.. In fact I would say your foundation will just slide right off your face. One negative is that the shade options are very limited. If you are multi racial, latina or asian you might be frustrated with the 7 shade options.
It is not cheap. I guess it is one of the more healthy foundation it is probably worth the $40 a bottle. The pump dispenser is perfect.
I plan to get this in the darker shade. Is it my HG? No still searching for the elusive HG.
I liked this foundation for the Winter because my skin tends to be more dry then. It's very fluid and feels moisturizing. The coverage is light to medium. Medium on the lighter side. The color is nice. It matched my skin. I am between a mix of olive and yellow tone so I can wear both neutral and yellow based foundations. I get a little bit oily around my t-zone so by about mid day, the foundation has completely sheer around my nose and chin. It does rub on everything. I usually set it with a powder to try to make it last a little longer but it'll still get pretty oily by mid day. This is the first liquid foundation I've tried that did not break me out though. It does feel very nice and goes on pretty nicely. I don't think there's any smell to the foundation because I didn't smell any. The retractable pump is nice. Although sometimes when I push on the pump, it retracted the pump back inside instead. That didn't bother me much.
I don't think I would purchase this again because I like to have a fuller coverage during the winter. I would like this for the coverage during the summer but I get really oily in the summer so it would only get worst (picture makeup melting off face, yuck!).
UGH. I wanted to love this product, even with high price tag, but it just broke me out all over! I thought the ingredients would be perfect for my sensitive skin, but turns out it was actually just disastrous. I only used this for a day and now I have little annoying breakouts all over my face. And for the coverage/look, it sucked too! All the colors are off/too light/yellow and they never blend in to look like real skin! So sad this sucked because now I have to go make yet another embarrassing cosmetic return.
I love this foundation! This was my first high end brand foundation that I bought besides MAC after trying many foundation samples from Sephora. This one stuck out to me because it did NOT break me out unlike Makeup Forever and MAC did. This foundation feels like I am putting creamy, silky lotion all over my face and leaves a nice dewey finish. The pump is really convenient also. This foundation cost $38 dollars, but I have been using it almost everday for the past 5 months and still have plenty left. This foundation also claims to be antiaging, which is always a plus!!
I can't believe other reviewers are comparing this to a TM. I've been using primarily TMs or light-coverage makeup for about 10 years and was looking for something with more substantial coverage when I bought this and to me it's medium to heavy. It's not sheer at all and I definitely look like I'm wearing foundation.
I got this in Fair and almost always wear the 2nd up from lightest foundation in any brand. The first time I put this on I looked like a ghost (my SO even made fun of me) because it was sooo light. However, I've found that once it settles into my skin after a few minutes it's exactly the right color for my winter skin. (I'm fair but not pale and neither warm nor cold - my skin color is very neutral. I can't wear any makeup that's too warm without looking washed out.) In the summer I'd definitely need the next shade up.
I like the finish on this a lot. It covers all my blemishes and ruddy patches. It makes me look like I have flawless skin. It's not overly dewy nor does it enhances line and pores. I can definitely feel it on my face, but I like the way it feels on my 40 year-old skin (kind of cushiony.) It stays put but is blendable when I put it on.
I've tried applying this in a few different ways - with fingers (goes on very heavy), with fingers then buffed out with a dense mineral powder brush (medium coverage), and with a foundation brush (light coverage). I do find it works best with a primer underneath.
I love the packaging and find a lot goes a long way. A full pump is way too much; about half to 3/4 is perfect.