02.24.2011
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Oil-Free Neutralizer
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0.9 fl. oz. for $30
Last Updated:02.24.2011
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

Oil-Free Neutralizer is supposed to even out any blue or red discolorations. It works to some extent because of its semi-opaque coverage and whitening effect (the green tinge has been minimized), but the same results can be achieved with a single foundation—though not with Lorac’s liquid foundations, which are too sheer to conceal bothersome redness.

Claims

Neutralizer is a specially tinted, oil-free makeup that's infused with soothing botanicals. It corrects and conceals underlying red tones to create a naturally flawless finish - ideal for sensitive skin.

Ingredients

Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Stearic Acid, Aluminum Magnesium Silicate, Phenoxyethanol, Stearoxytrimethylsilane, Triethanolamine, Stearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone Copolyol, Xanthan Gum, Steareth-2, Steareth-21, Symphytum Officinale Extract, Matricaria Extract, Methylparaben, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Propylparaben, Sodium Polyacrylate, PVM/MA Copolymer, Tetrasodium Edta, May Contain: Iron Oxides, Ultramarines, Titanium Dioxide

Brand Overview

Lorac At-A-Glance

Strengths: Mostly great foundations in a neutral shade range; beautiful pressed powder and bronzing powder; several super blush and lipstick options; one superior lip gloss; awesome collection of shimmer products.

Weaknesses: Limited, average skin-care options; average to problematic concealers; unimpressive eyelining and brow-enhancing options; the Lotsa Lip products; the mascaras are a mixed bag with mostly disappointing results; no brushes.

This Los Angeles–based independent cosmetics company launched in 1990 and is the brainchild of makeup artist Carol Shaw (Lorac is "Carol" spelled backwards). It is well-publicized that Shaw has a long list of celebrity clients, but then so do all of the other makeup artists who have their own products lines—there are a lot of famous faces that need attention—so that boast is hardly unique. Compared to competitors Bobbi Brown, Trish McEvoy, or Stila, Lorac doesn't offer the same caliber of foundation colors or the array of products, yet most of what's available is impressive. The company holds its own when it comes to blush, eyeshadow, and lipstick. You will find that, for the most part, the older, established products perform better and are more attractive than many of Shaw's latest inventions. In particular, the latest lipstick, lip gloss, concealer, and waterproof mascara are true disappointments. Lorac hasn't done a great job on the innovation and performance side of the business since the last edition of this book, while her competition (particularly Stila and Laura Mercier) continues to consistently impress. There are still plenty of reasons to shop this line, but focus on the long-standing products rather than on what's new.

For more information about Lorac, call (800) 845-0705 or visit www.loraccosmetics.com.

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