January 21, 2014

Lorac POREfection Foundation Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

Lorac POREfection Foundation

Lorac POREfection Foundation ($36) is a new oil, paraben, and fragrance free foundation with an SPF 20 available in ten shades that launched with the Lorac Spring 2014 Collection.

Although not marketed as such the Lorac POREfection Foundation formula is one of those new hybrid serum foundations that has a hydrating, runny consistency that absorbs super easily into skin.

It contains Vitamins A & E, Olive Leaf Extract, Lemon Fruit Extract and Papaya Fruit Extract and promises a poreless finish with medium to full coverage that’s suitable for all skin types.

Take a look!

Lorac POREfection Foundation3

Lorac POREfection Foundation is a super creamy yet running consistency foundation that’s very easy to work with. I happen to be a finger girl for foundation application and this is one the greatest formulas around for peeps like me. On the other hand for those who love using brushes like the MAC 187 to stipple foundation onto skin this is also an ideal formula for that.

The consistency is runny yet creamy with a serum-like texture that absorbs easily into skin. The texture is misleading because you’d think something this watery might be subtle and lacking pigment but a little goes a very long way as it is quite pigmented. I wouldn’t go so far as to call it full coverage but it is medium and has plenty of pigment to conceal major and minor problems. The formula quite reminds me of Make Up For Ever HD Cover Foundation. The dry down has a dewy, soft finish that doesn’t cling to my drier, patchier areas. The soft, smooth finish is perfect and very second-skin like. My drier skin does indeed love this type of hydrating foundation. On the sad side typically formulas like this are quickly sucked up by my dry skin so the wear time is shorter for me at around four hours before my makeup shows signs of fading.

The nice thing about coverage is the fact it is so buildable while still remaining very natural. You can build and build and build and the finish never looks cakey or too made up.

Lorac POREfection Foundation swatches


I’m unsure about the poreless finish as I don’t have visible pores on my face. I do love the bright finish this provides so my duller skin looks fresh and healthy again.

Overall, if you’re looking for a medium coverage foundation with a serum-like formula that’s mighty friendly on drier skin Lorac POREfection Foundation brings something lovely to the table. Be sure to set it well though as on drier skin it does have a bit of a shorter wear time. And no worries, oily skin users will likely be very comfortable using this as well since it sets easily with a good powder and will likely wear stronger for such a skin type.

It’s available now at Ulta, Ulta.com, Kohls, HSN.com, and www.loraccosmetics.com.

Tried it?

Do share!

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Let

    Interested in trying this for the poreless finish, but foundations with SPF typically don’t play well with my skin… ๐Ÿ™

  • Cindy

    I’ve been looking to try some high end foundations lately. The Lorac Unzipped Palette is amazing and convinced me to buy the Lorac Pro Palette. I wonder if their foundations are as great quality as their eye shadows? XD

  • jackieg02

    whats up with all the pore – fessional, -targeting, -blurring products here lately….. not that i’m complaining!!! I think I might give this a try one day!

  • Sarah

    Dry skin AND no visible pores?? Brag a little more why don’t ya? Haha ๐Ÿ™‚ I wish I was so lucky. This foundation actually sounds pretty great. Thanks for the review – I may need to check this out!!

    • Isabella Muse

      you don’t want it. I’d take the pores any day over the dry skin! dry skin is a chore and it ages you before your time! believe me I’d combat oil and pores any day ๐Ÿ™‚ oily skin stays younger longer!!!!!!!! my pleasure let me know if you do!

  • Jeanne Bonesteel

    Thanks for your thoughts on Lorac Porefection. It sounds like just what I’m looking for.

    Isabella, your paragraph on “About The Muse” was very funny and very clever. I like the way your mind works! I’ll be looking for more of your reviews; I feel you’re a woman I can trust.

    • Isabella Muse

      wow thank you Jeanne for the lovely comment! It truly made my day! I look forward to speaking to you again! If you have any questions please let me know ๐Ÿ™‚