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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 283 reviews)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (203)
  • Smooth (188)
  • Natural looking (185)
  • Lightweight (184)
  • Long lasting (179)

Cons

  • Difficult to apply (29)
  • Doesn't work (23)
  • Poor coverage (12)
  • Causes breakouts (11)
  • Clumpy (10)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (164)
  • All skin types (127)
  • Going out (87)
  • Sensitive skin (55)
  • Travel (55)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (111), Classic style (110), Trendy style (27)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (123), Medium (122), Deep (12)

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5.0

YALL. IM GREASY AF.

By Leah the non-greasy

from Odessa, TX

About Me Classic 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:

    MY SKIN IS OILY. VERY OILY. GREASY THE FROM THE MOMENT I WASH IT. SHINY AF. I BOUGHT THIS STUFF AND BOY, LET ME TELL YOU. I AM SUPER MATTE. NOT ONLY FOR A COUPLE HOURS, BUT ALL. DARN. DAY. I PUT IT ON BEFORE AND AFTER MY MAKEUP AND THERE IS NOT ONE GLEAM OR SHINE ON MY FOREHEAD OR MY NOSE. NOT TO MENTION I HAVE SENSITIVE SKIN THAT BREAKS OUT REAL FAST. I AM IN LOVE AND I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER PRIMER OR MATTEFIER AGAIN. THANK YOU ULTA.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Deep

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    No, just no

    By Texas Girl

    from Texas

    About Me Classic Style

    Pros

      Cons

      • Causes Breakouts
      • Ineffective
      • Irritates Skin

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender:

        This product is terrible. It clogs your pores and causes breakouts. Never should have tried, but the girl at Ulta said it would work wonderfully on my oily skin....Not at all...DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair

        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Maybe

        By V

        from Long beach ca

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Difficult to Apply

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types

        Comments about Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender:

        No comment

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        4.0

        LOVE THIS!

        By Mandi

        from Austin, TX

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • No Applicator holder-unsanitary!

        Best Uses

        • Controls oily skin
        • Everyday
        • Going Out
        • Travel

        Comments about Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender:

        I was so impressed with this product that I didn't want to tell anyone about it until I used it for a week and KNEW it was as good as I suspected! Now, friends and family know my secret to keeping my oily skin at bay and rarely having to reapply my makeup.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Very cakey & wrecks makeup

        By Kim

        from Neptune City, NJ

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Smooth

        Cons

        • Causes Breakouts
        • Difficult to Apply
        • Heavy

        Best Uses

          Comments about Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender:

          While it does assist with pore coverage when applied to a target area by finger, wich is why I purchased it after testing in store, I ended up returning it very soon thereafter. Our faces have more than a finger size cluster of pores after all!

          Any application cause removal of previously applied face make up, and use before foundation application results in caking & clogging. I don't forsee this product being out on the market long.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          3.0

          It's an ok product but too expensive for it's purpose

          By LivChesy

          from Northern NJ

          About Me Trendy Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • it leaves a white cast after few hours

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Everyday
          • Going Out
          • Sponge is too bulky

          Comments about Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender:

          This product delivers what it promises. However, after few hours of application, it leaves some white cast on my face (no matter how much i blend or pat it on my face).

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          did not worth the price

          By viviane

          from miami fl

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender:

          very dry terrible product for so expensive price

           
          5.0

          Addictive

          By Gabs

          from Covina,ca

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender:

          Ok so my 20 yo daughter introduced me to this and I'm in love w it. It leaves ur face looking so darn smooth and does as it claims.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Would not buy again.

          By JM

          from Round Rock, Texas

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender:

          Did not work for me. It lifted off my makeup no matter how light the application. Made the wrinkles more pronounced. The product cracked in two places even though I kept it on the box closed and in a drawer. I am taking it back to the store today after 5 days. Hopefully will get a refund. The compact was decent with the sponge. Only one star rating.

           
          5.0

          Love it!

          By LilLis

          from Houston, Texas

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Good Pigmentation
          • Lightweight
          • Long Lasting
          • Natural Looking
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender:

            I love this. After applying makeup you blot all over and your face looks perfect for hours.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair

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            41 Questions | 41 Answers
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            • 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
            • Q:

              Is it possible to use this product as a primer before make-up to prevent/decrease oil build up throughout the day?
              Asked on 9/14/2015 by Amy

              1 answer

            • Q:

              How well does this product work when you use it alone?
              Asked on 9/13/2015 by Elaine

              1 answer

              • Staff Expert

                A:

                Face Defender is colorless and when worn alone on bare skin, it helps to mattify the skin for long lasting shine control.

                Answered on 9/17/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
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