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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 330 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (233)
  • Smooth (215)
  • Natural looking (212)
  • Lightweight (208)
  • Long lasting (202)

Cons

  • Difficult to apply (37)
  • Doesn't work (29)
  • Doesn't stay on (15)
  • Poor coverage (13)
  • Causes breakouts (11)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (191)
  • All skin types (145)
  • Going out (104)
  • Sensitive skin (68)
  • Travel (65)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (131), Classic style (125), Trendy style (32)

Reviewed by 330 customers

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

removed makeup rather then extending

By Marie

from Austin TX

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Difficult to Apply
    • Ineffective

    Best Uses

      Comments about Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender:

      na

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love this!!

      By Annette

      from Dallas, Texas

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender:

      Love this product

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Really neat finishing powder in balm form

      By Mandy

      from Virginia Beach

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Pricey

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Going Out
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender:

      This product is a really neat finishing powder that is in a balm form. There is no normal powder so it lasts longer. It really sets the foundation and helps to keep in all day.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great stuff!

      By RKC

      from Pennsyvlania

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender:

          I purchased this based on a recommendation from an Ulta employee. It works great! It gives my make up a nice finish without being cakey and settling in my fine lines and wrinkles.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          i would buy this again and again

          By Liv

          from Louisiana

          About Me Natural Style

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender:

            Love it. sets my foundation w/o look of powder and not drying

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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!!!

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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.

              (4 of 4 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.

                (3 of 3 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.

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                  • Q:

                    While this is meant to replace finishing powder, can it be used with setting powder and setting spray and still perform well? If I used all 3 at once, what order would I apply them in?
                    Asked on 1/10/2017 by Kelli from Henderson, NV

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Face Defender performs like a setting powder and a finishing spray in one. It instantly diffuses the look of pores and fine lines, keeps shine under control and helps makeup look fresh all day - and it's more convenient and less mess than loose powders and finishing sprays.
                      Using all three products likely won't give you 3 times better results. The look on the skin could be somewhat flat and dull.
                      If your skin is oily, you could use a light dusting of setting powder first. Then follow directly with Face Defender, patting it gently on the skin (never swipe or rub).
                      If you wish to use a setting spray, apply over makeup and powder, then wait a few minutes to let it dry completely before applying Face Defender. xox

                      Answered on 1/12/2017 by Brand Expert from Mally Beauty
                  • 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
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