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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 321 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (227)
  • Smooth (209)
  • Natural looking (207)
  • Lightweight (202)
  • Long lasting (198)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Everyday (186)
  • All skin types (142)
  • Going out (101)
  • Sensitive skin (65)
  • Travel (63)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (125), Classic style (124), Trendy style (32)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (141), Fair (133), Deep (16)

Reviewed by 321 customers

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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.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Deep
     
    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
     
    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.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      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.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        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

          (5 of 5 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

            (4 of 4 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

              (3 of 3 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

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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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