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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 325 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (230)
  • Smooth (212)
  • Natural looking (209)
  • Lightweight (205)
  • Long lasting (199)

Cons

  • Difficult to apply (36)
  • Doesn't work (28)
  • Doesn't stay on (15)
  • Poor coverage (13)
  • Causes breakouts (11)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (189)
  • All skin types (145)
  • Going out (103)
  • Sensitive skin (67)
  • Travel (65)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (127), Classic style (125), Trendy style (32)

Reviewed by 325 customers

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5.0

Best poreless product

By Kristy

from Houma LA

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Easy To Take-off
  • Lightweight
  • Natural Looking
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Everyday

    Comments about Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender:

    I have tried every single product out there to reduce the look of my pores. This product actually does what it says it really works!!!

     
    4.0

    Mally defender and primer/eye gel are 'must haves"

    By CABA

    from San Francisco East Bay

    About Me Classic Style

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Lightweight
    • Long lasting if used w/ Mally primer or eye gel
    • Noncomedogenic
    • Smooth

    Cons

    • Difficult to know how much you've applied
    • Irritates Skin
    • Removes some makeup

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender:

    Must use this with the Mally primer or eye gel to get makeup to last without smudging for 12 hours or more. If I use the Defender and skip the primer, I find my eye makeup smudged in 4-5 hours. The Defender does remove some makeup no matter how careful you dab it on. It's invisible when applied, so you can't see how much coverage you get. The most sensitive area of my face can be irritated by this product. I can mostly prevent any irritation by first heavily moisturizing the area with Cerave moisturizing cream. The Mally Primer/eye gel Defender system works well to prevent smudging even if using other makeup brands like Urban Decay and Lancome. The Defender comes with a convenient applicator sponge that you should clean after every time it is used.

     
    5.0

    ????

    By Glo

    from Ocala, fl

    Comments about Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender:

    this product was recommended to me by my nail tech. omg i absolutely love this stuff. my makeup stays looking matte all day long until i wash it off at night. it also covers my pores really nicely. my only con about it was the price.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This stuff is amazing

    By Carlie

    from Oklahoma

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender:

      An Ulta associate suggested this to me when I told her I was looking to replace my Bare Minerals mineral veil. She said this was a similar product, but it would mattify everything and last all day long, which was a big deal to me because my makeup never lasts all day. It can be used for all skin types I believe, and it smooths and sets your makeup. I have oily skin so I've always had to blot and touch up my makeup, and after using this I can go a full day without having to do so. And the good thing is even if you reapply or touch up, it doesn't get cakey like some other powders do. It's a bit pricey, but if it lasts anywhere as long as my mineral veil powder lasted, and works better, then I'd say it's definitely worth it. This is for sure one of my new favorite products.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I will buy this product again.

      By Bindu

      from NC

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Good Pigmentation
      • Long Lasting
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday
        • Going Out
        • Sensitive Skin
        • Travel

        Comments about Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender:

        I was so pleased with this product. I hope it doesn't get discontinued like so many products that are good and actually work.

         
        3.0

        still requires primer and poor perfecter under makeup

        By Cee

        from Florida

        About Me Natural Style

        Pros

        • Easy To Take-off
        • Smooth

        Cons

        • Difficult to Apply
        • Doesn't Stay On
        • Ineffective

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender:

        was recommended by the sales rep when I asked fro BECCA powerless . this does not compare

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Oil be gone

        By Oil Be Gone

        from Byron, Ca

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight
        • Long Lasting
        • Natural Looking
        • Noncomedogenic

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender:

          I apply this after my makeup is all on and since I have been using this, my skin looks great and I usually only have to dab twice a day depending on heat. It is the best thing I have found to control oil and I have very oily skin and it is not a powder so do not let the appearance fool ya.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Yes

          By Boop

          from Grand rapids mi

          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:

            Makes the shine on your face disappear.

             
            5.0

            I hope Mally never discontinues this product!

            By JazzGal

            from Milford, CT

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Easy To Take-off
            • 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:

              Awesome product

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium

              (7 of 7 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.

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              • Q:

                I have lost the sponge that this originally came with.. what else can I use to apply this product to my face, or can the sponge be bought separately?
                Asked on 11/22/2016 by BrittKilluh from Indianapolis, IN

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi Love! Take a clean powder brush and swirl into the product. Then pat all over the face to eliminate the look of pores and fine lines and mattify the skin! xox

                  Answered on 11/23/2016 by Brand Expert from Mally Beauty
              • Q:

                Is the Evercolor Face Defender in the Mally's Beauty Favorites the same as this Poreless Face Defender? They look the same, but I noticed the word Pore in not in the beauty favorite one. Thanks!
                Asked on 10/2/2016 by H

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  It works essentially the same way, except that the Evercolor Face Defender provides a warm tint, while this one is colorless. We hope this helps!

                  Answered on 10/6/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
              • 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
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