17 January 2014

Review: LORAC POREfection Mattifying Face Primer

I'd like to start off this blog post with an apology for the lack of posts thus far. I have been kept so busy that I barely have the time and energy to sit down and blog - dog being sick, getting used to working 9-5 Monday to Friday, wedding preparations (well not so much preparations, but more decision making... and I'm not great at making a decision), house hunting etc. I'm hoping that we'll find a house soon, as I'm not fond of this house hunting business. It's just crazy trying to wrap my head around how much properties cost in Sydney... and don't even get me started on the interest rates! You end up paying twice the amount of the property thanks to interest rates over 20-30 years!! I think I'm working in the wrong industry here....

Anyway, onto the review. I picked the LORAC POREfection Mattifying Face Primer from Sephora when I was in the states along with a whole heap of other LORAC stuff because the whole LORAC range is discontinued. :(

If you've been following me on Instagram, you would have seen my LORAC haul. If you're not following me... WHY?! :( Here's a picture anyway...

I picked up two LORAC kits, the cobra mascara, POREfection baked perfecting powder, POREfection mattifying face primer, Double Feature concealer & highlighter, and two blushes. I may do a blog post on my US haul, but there are a lot of products to get through and they're all packed away (blogger fail for not taking photos before putting them away).

Getting back to the review, I've been using the POREfection mattifying face primer for a few weeks now, and I have to say I'm quite impressed with it.

I love that it's oil-free because I have oily skin, and I don't particularly want to be putting more unnecessary oil on my face. 

It's also paraben free. In case you don't know what paraben is and why there's a big hooha about being exposed to paraben, paraben is a preservative that have been linked to various cancers, such as breast cancer. So avoid paraben where possible!

As for fragrance-free, I don't really care if my product is fragrance-free or not. Just as long as it doesn't smell awful.

LORAC claims that this primer is suitable for all skin types. I can't really comment for dry/sensitive skin types but I think this is a great primer for oily/combination skin types. LORAC POREfection Mattifying Face Primer is a silicone based primer, which may not be suitable for drier skin types.

The texture of this primer reminds me of Benefit The Porefessional and Maybelline's Baby Skin Pore Eraser, which I've reviewed here. In fact, I think it's extremely comparable to the two other primers.

The LORAC POREfection Mattifying Face Primer provides a really smooth canvas for foundation application. It's also lightweight, and helps blur fine lines and pores, which is an added bonus. I don't normally have a problem with makeup not lasting the whole day with a good primer and a finishing powder, and I haven't had a problem when using this LORAC primer.

Overall, I'm really happy that I decided to pick up this primer, as I was um-ing and ah-ing and whether I should at Sephora since I did zero research before (I normally research products thoroughly before purchasing something). I highly recommend this primer, especially if you're a fan of silicon based primers!


  1. Great product! I'd love to try it)) Thanks for sharing:)


  2. I do like silicone primers so this sounds promising. So sad that Lorac is no longer at Sephora! I'm trying to find where else to get the Pro Palette.

  3. Looks great. Need to try some more silicone based primers x

  4. Ohhh this sounds great! What a shame about Lorac stuff being discontinued though :( xx