LORAC Natural Performance Foundation

3.6

131 reviews

61% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

(Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane, Titanium Dioxide, Isohexadecane, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Pentylene Glycol, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Butylene Glycol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Glyceryl Ethylhexanoate/Stearate/Adipate, Zinc Oxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Methicone, Disodium Edta, Ppg-15 Stearyl Ether, Retinyl Palmitate, Xyleinel, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract (Citrus Limonum), Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract (Carica Papaya). May Contain/Peut Contenir: Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxide (Ci 77492), Iron Oxide (Ci 77491), Iron Oxide (Ci 77499)


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

So I loved the idea of this foundation for my sensitive, rosacea prone skin. The hefty price tag ($36) encouraged me to purchase from Ulta since they have a great return policy. The color match for my fair skin (NP1) was perfect! the consistency was great but it covered nothing. I'm in need of medium coverage ( at least) and this was more of a sheer coverage. Had to return it and back to my fav Clinique Redness Solutions foundation.



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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

HORRIBLE. I was really excited because when I first applied it it looked very natural and gave a medium coverage. However, after only a couple hours of just driving in the car my face looked terrible!!! It oxidized on me and that has never ever happened to me. It was super oily and sticky. It rubbed off on my sunglasses. It was all separated and accentuated my imperfections. I've never had an experience like this with any foundation I've tried. Worst foundation.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I tried this foundation at ULTA and it seemed to go on smoothly. When I tried it at home and applied it, it honestly felt like I was putting paste on my face. I would recommend to put this on with a damp beauty blender as this foundation does set in pretty fast.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I have been using this product on and off for about 2 years now and I always find myself running back to it. I have ultra sensitive-combination skin (leaning towards oily) and it has never broken me out or irritated my skin. I have tried a wide variety of high end foundations and this product has definitely treated my skin the best. It blends super well and has the right amount of coverage to hide imperfections and underlying redness. A must try if you have sensitive skin!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

LOVE IT! I have very fair skin and I also get pretty oily in my T zone like most others, but I also find I have some dryness on my cheeks. I use this with the Smashbox primer (the purple one.. can't remember the name), Laura Mercier translucent powder on my T zone and MAC studio fix pressed powder to finish and it literally last all day. The coverage is very build able and the finish is nice and matte. It didn't emphasize my dry patches nor did it change color throughout the day and the feel was similar to any full coverage foundation, personally I don't mind the feel of thick foundations along as it blends well and does it's job then I'm ok with it. The only thing I wasn't very in love with is how the pump works, you have to twist it up and then pump out the product and I feel that when you start to get towards the end of the bottle the product needs some mixing, which I do on the back of my hand and it's no big deal. I've purchased this many times and will continue too. :)

In comparison: I used the MAC Pro Long Wear foundation in NC25 and I felt that it didn't last very long and it would oxidize making the color orange and it would settle around my nose. I used the same primer as I do with LORAC but the results weren't nearly as good.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I like the way this product looks on my skin - leaves a really nice glow. I also really appreciate how yellow-toned this foundation is. Coverage is alright - medium I'd say. Unfortunately, I have severely oily skin, and about 4 hours after application I'll notice the foundation completely wearing off around my nose. I was able to easily wipe off foundation from my cheeks too. I've used two different primers (one drugstore, one high end) and two different setting sprays, but unfortunately nothing keeps it from wearing off *Sigh*.
Update (Feb. 4th): Weather is a little cooler so I've been using it again and here's something new I've noticed: In artificial lighting the foundation looks really good, but in natural lighting it looks soooo pasty, and with my oily skin it ends up just looking cakey. :/


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I never leave reviews, I mostly just read reviews before I buy anything. However, this foundation is WORTH EVERY PENNY! I have super oily acne prone skin, and I have tried almost every expensive name brand that claims they are "oil free" and sensitive skin etc. I've tried Dior, Tarte, Bare Minerals, Makeup Forever, all the expensive brands, but this one actually delivered at a reasonable price (only $36). I also love the fact that the ingredients are all natural and not tested on animals.

Not only does it not make my skin feel oily or greasy upon application, but it also blends very well with my bronzer for a natural look. At first I thought it was too yellow, but if you continue to blend well with a Kabuki brush on the red/dark spot areas it diminishes fine lines and acne scars instantly.

Thank you Lorac for saving my skin! Now I won't have to pile on 5 layers of makeup to achieve the same look.

If you want to see my results, please click the link below
https://goo.gl/photos/rW1Pq5xfvv2xpPfF6

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I really enjoy this foundation. I've been using it for 2+ years and I find it to be my HG. This is especially contributed to the fact that it doesn't break me out. I am actually afraid of trying other foundations because I am finally to a point in life where my skin is clear and I don't want to chance it.

Overall I find this foundation to be medium coverage. It is a dewy finish. I pair with Lorac Porefection Mattifying Face Primer and Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer set with Nars Light Reflecting Pressed Powder. This gives me a matte finish. I have abnormally oily skin so I find myself oil blotting by midday and reapplying the Nars Light Reflecting Pressed Powder multiple times a day to follow. However my foundation and concealer stay put. I write this review after 19 hours of wear and it still covers any imperfections I have regardless if I need to oil blot or not. For an acne prone, pale and oily gal I consider that a win. :)

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I bought this years ago and didn't like the way it looked when I applied it with my foundation brush. This stayed in my cabinet while I used several different foundations: Makeup Forever Face and Body (color 32/34), Urban Decay Naked Foundation (color 3/5/6), Tarte Amazonian Clay (light-medium honey) and Nars Tinted Moisturizer (St. Moritz). I tried this foundation again later in life after the invention of the HG Beautyblender and this foundation immediately became my daily used HG foundation. This foundation matched my skin perfectly, blended perfectly (with a beauty blender) on the skin for a natural look with build-able coverage to hide my mild rosacea. This also did not break me out and lasted 10+ hours with a primer. I also love that this does't have any SPF since I don't need SPF on a daily basis since I work indoors and don't see the light of day except for when I'm driving to and from work. I would definitely buy this again, but I need to use up all of my other foundations and try a sample of Nars All Day Luminous Foundation to decide if that might perform better than Lorac's NP Foundation.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

Overall I think it;s just an oke foundation. The finish is not verry matte, more semi-matte, natural looking. The coverage is buildable but I needed quite a lot product to get the coverage I wanted. I wouldn't buy again, I think it's too pricy for what you get.


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