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Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender

Mally Beauty

Poreless Face Defender

Item #: 2262840 Size: 0.46 oz

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Mally's Evercolor Poreless Face Defender is the perfect finishing touch for your makeup. This remarkable technology yields an utterly sheer, featherweight product that diffuses the look of pores, minimizes fine lines, and helps protect your makeup so it lasts from morning to night. Face Defender gives you that flawless matte finish without the dry, ashy look of powder. The result is silky smooth skin and longer-lasting makeup. It comes with a unique buffed-edge Japanese sponge.

Not tested on animals.

 

Swirl the sponge in the Face Defender and softly pat this innovative, sheer formula all over your face. Never swipe or rub as this can move your makeup. Use the rounded corners of the sponge to get into all those hard to reach places, such as side of nose and inner corners of your eyes.
Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, PCA Dimethicone, Silica.

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Mally BeautyPoreless Face Defender
 
4.2

(based on 316 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (223)
  • Smooth (205)
  • Natural looking (204)
  • Lightweight (199)
  • Long lasting (194)

Cons

  • Difficult to apply (35)
  • Doesn't work (27)
  • Doesn't stay on (14)
  • Poor coverage (13)
  • Causes breakouts (11)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (181)
  • All skin types (139)
  • Going out (97)
  • Sensitive skin (61)
  • Travel (59)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (122), Natural style (122), Trendy style (32)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (139), Fair (131), Deep (15)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE

By Cerulean Star

from Minnesota

About Me Trendy Style

Pros

  • Good Pigmentation
  • Lightweight
  • Long Lasting
  • Natural Looking
  • Smooth

Cons

  • Difficult to Apply
  • Difficult to transport

Best Uses

  • Going Out
  • Oily

Comments about Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender:

I LOVE THIS PRODUCT! It changed my makeup routine for the better. I use it everyday < 3

It lasts ALL day, night, into the next day! I can go to a hot summer festival and the gym and not have my makeup budge an inch. Apply this in the early morning and my makeup still looks great for that late night after party. Great for oily skin as it controls shine. Helps prevent creasing makeup. Also does wonders for pores. Mattes the skin, prevents and controls shine.

To apply, swirl it on the sponge. Don't scoop it or dig into the product with the sponge, just apply a gentle force. If you do, it gets clumpy. Dab it over your makeup (foundation, concealer, powder, blush, contour, etc). Do NOT rub it. A tiny bit of your makeup will come off when you dab, but no worries, you look better with this product on :) It might be hard for first time users to apply, but just like false lashes and liquid liner, keep practicing!

Yes, the packaging is inconvenient, but it's mostly for morning application. You don't need to touch up this product.

Wash the sponge. Just like normal sponges and brushes. Your makeup will get on it, and if you use this product to blot, your sweat will be on it, too.

  • Skin Tone:
  • Medium
 
5.0

Love it

By Dg

from Tucson, AZ

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Lightweight
  • Long Lasting
  • Noncomedogenic

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types

    Comments about Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender:

    Daily use

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The is the best product for 'women of a certain age'!

    By Carolyn

    from Columbia, SC

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Easy To Take-off
    • Lightweight
    • Long Lasting
    • Natural Looking

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mature skin

      Comments about Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender:

      I just turned 60 and I've been using this product for about five years now. All the so called experts say that older, mature women should not wear powder makeup as it will settle into wrinkles so I switched to cream blush and use this product as my face 'powder' and it truly gives a poreless finish.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      It. Worked.

      By mareca

      from Pittsburgh PA

      Comments about Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender:

      Bought this with the advice of an Ulta employee... I was really skeptical because usually things don't work with my 46 year old, combination, pore-y skin. But I was pleasantly surprised! I've been using it for a few weeks now and STILL love it!

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Not a bad product

      By Monet

      from Las Vegas, NV

      About Me Trendy Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply

      Cons

      • Doesn't Stay On
      • Poor Coverage

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender:

        I was looking for a setting powder or spay and I was told to try this product. When I applied it to my face with makeup on first I would see immediately clumpy make up, when I applied it to my bare skin then applied make up to my face it would clump maybe a half hour later. I love Mally products but this one did not work for me.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love!!

        By K

        from Louisiana

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Take-off
        • Lightweight
        • Long Lasting
        • Natural Looking
        • Smooth

        Cons

        • Difficult to Apply

        Best Uses

        • Oily

        Comments about Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender:

        Tried my sister in laws one day and had to go get my own! I have used it almost every day and it works great for shine control!! The only down side it that it hard to know where exactly you have put it because it is clear. Overall my usually very shiny forehead approves!!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        I would buy this product again

        By Becky

        from Roswell, NM

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Easy To Take-off
        • Lightweight
        • Long Lasting
        • Natural Looking
        • Noncomedogenic

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Everyday
          • Going Out
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender:

          I used this over my foundations and it worked great. I switch between powder and liquid foundations depending on the day. It worked great with both. Also tried it without any makeup and it did help with my oily skin.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          This is my must have!

          By Cribber

          from New Orleans

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Easy To Take-off
          • Good Pigmentation
          • Lightweight
          • Long Lasting
          • Natural Looking
          • Noncomedogenic
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Everyday
            • Going Out
            • Sensitive Skin
            • Travel

            Comments about Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender:

            Adds that finishing touch to your makeup. Leaves your skin looking fresh and smooth

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            2.0

            Wouldn't buy again

            By Krys

            from Lathrop ca

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply

            Cons

            • Doesn't Stay On
            • Heavy
            • Ineffective

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types

            Comments about Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender:

            I liked the idea of this product, I hadn't seen anything like this so I tried it out. applying it was nice it seemed to be doing its job and the sponge was neat. I always let my foundation dry but this did take off a little bit of my make up and it didn't last at all. Reapplying is nearly impossible unless you carry the entire box with you in your purse. Wish it came with a smaller sponge so I have the option to reapply as needed. Feels a little slimy on my face too that I didn't really care for.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            4.0

            glamour innovation

            By Natalie

            from Chicago,Il

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender:

              This product is great on natural skin as well as over make up provide long wearing flawless matte coverage

              • Skin Tone:
              • Deep

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              • Q:

                If I use UD setting spray, would Mally Poreless Face Defender be used before or after?
                Asked on 8/11/2016 by MGQ from Texas

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  You would apply Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender, followed by your makeup setting spray.

                  Answered on 8/15/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
              • Q:

                Can the Mally Poreless Face Defender & Mally Poreless Face Defender Boost be used over powder foundations such as Tarte Airbrush & BareMinerals?
                Asked on 6/16/2016 by cjsinny from Yonkers, NY

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  Yes, it absolutely can be! It is compatible with foundation of any formula/consistency.

                  Answered on 7/28/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
              • Q:

                What size/oz is this?
                Asked on 5/15/2016 by Kristine from Dallas

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  0.46 oz

                  Answered on 5/17/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
              • Q:

                Can the sponge be washed like a beauty blender?
                Asked on 4/27/2016 by Doll Face from Saint Paul, MN

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  We recommend cleaning the sponge weekly using brush shampoo or mild soap and water. Gently squeeze out excess water and allow to fully dry before next use.

                  Answered on 4/27/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
              • Q:

                I read in the description that it leaves a matte finish. Can I use this over shimmery blushes/highlighters? Will it dampen the shimmer defeating the point of using shimmery makeup?
                Asked on 4/24/2016 by DrLexyCat from San Diego, CA

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  The Face Defender can be used over shimmery blushes and highlighters. Make sure to use the Face Defender sparingly over such products so that you are not saturating the areas where the shimmery blushes and highlighters have been applied. We hope this helps!

                  Answered on 4/28/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
              • Q:

                Does the Face Defender have a shelf-life? Will the product dry up if used infrequently? Will it melt if it is left in a cosmetic bag in the car on hot days?
                Asked on 3/16/2016 by Southern Belle from Atlanta, GA

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  The shelf life of Face Defender is 24 months. After opening, the product should be used within this time to avoid it drying up. There is a risk of altering the performance of a product if left in the car on a hot, sunny day. The best way to avoid damaging the product's lifespan and performance is to make sure it is stored in a cool, dark place.

                  Answered on 4/21/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
              • Q:

                Is this a good product for people with oily, acne-prone skin? Will it cause breakouts? How long does the matte finish last if your skin is very oily throughout the day?
                Asked on 3/14/2016 by peony

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  Face Defender is formulated for all skin types. Mally Beauty does not claim that their products are noncomedogenic; however, all are sensitivity-tested and none should cause breakouts. It can be reapplied throughout the day as needed for touch-ups!

                  Answered on 3/15/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
              • Q:

                I use a liquid foundation. Before applying powder blush with a brush, I have to powder my cheeks to keep the color from "grabbing" onto the moist surface and blotching. Where does this Mally product fit into my routine? I don't have trouble with blush wearing off. Does this leave a surface appropriate for smoothly applying powder blush? Thanks!
                Asked on 3/9/2016 by Boxofcrayons from Bossier City, Louisiana

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  This product serves as a finishing product and the last step of your makeup routine, applied after all other products. Yes, it helps to extend the wear of your color complexion products, too, not just your foundation!

                  Swirl the sponge in the Face Defender and softly pat this innovative, sheer formula all over your face. Never swipe or rub, as this can move your makeup. Use the rounded corners of the sponge to get into all those hard to reach places, such as side of nose and inner corners of your eyes. We recommend viewing Mally's application technique in the video within the product description. You will be able to feel and see your skin's silky, poreless texture once the product has been applied.

                  Answered on 3/15/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
              • Q:

                I use Temptu Airbrush foundation, will this product work with my foundation? I am afraid it will rub off the foundation, even with a setting powder.
                Asked on 2/21/2016 by Chrissie from New York

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  It should work for you. Softly pat it on - never swipe or rub, as this can move your makeup.

                  Answered on 2/21/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
              • Q:

                If using the product along does it provide any spf in it to protect from the sun. If not will it be okay to put a face cream on that has spf and then this product. Or will I take away the benefit of the product.
                Asked on 10/7/2015 by shayla

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  Evercolor Poreless Face Defender does not provide sun protection. We absolutely recommend wearing sunscreen under it! :-)

                  Answered on 10/8/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
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