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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 BeautyFace Defender w/ Sponge
 
4.2

(based on 281 reviews)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (202)
  • Smooth (187)
  • Natural looking (184)
  • Lightweight (183)
  • Long lasting (178)

Cons

  • Difficult to apply (29)
  • Doesn't work (22)
  • Poor coverage (12)
  • Causes breakouts (10)
  • Clumpy (10)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (163)
  • All skin types (126)
  • Going out (86)
  • Sensitive skin (54)
  • Travel (54)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (111), Classic style (108), Trendy style (27)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (122), Medium (122), Deep (11)

Reviewed by 281 customers

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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 Face Defender w/ Sponge:

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 Face Defender w/ Sponge:

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
 
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 Face Defender w/ Sponge:

    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 Face Defender w/ Sponge:

    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
     
    1.0

    did not worth the price

    By viviane

    from miami fl

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

    very dry terrible product for so expensive price

     
    5.0

    Addictive

    By Gabs

    from Covina,ca

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

    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.

     
    1.0

    Would not buy again.

    By JM

    from Round Rock, Texas

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

    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 Face Defender w/ Sponge:

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

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      5.0

      My new secret weapon

      By DeeAnna S2

      from Columbia, MO

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types

        Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

        All you have to do is use a light touch and glide the included sponge across the product. Then roll pat onto skin. It sets your makeup, helps keep shine at bay, and feels so natural. I absolutely love this product!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        4.0

        good results but not a miracle product

        By peony

        from Vermont

        About Me Trendy Style

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Long Lasting
        • Natural Looking
        • Smooth

        Cons

        • Breaks Easily
        • Clumpy
        • Difficult to Apply

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

        I was sooo excited to finally buy this. After reading the reviews, I was convinced this product would change my life. I have acne-prone skin with giant pores and oily skin, so this sounded like a lifesaver. Unfortunately, though this product is somewhat effective, it's also been disappointing compared to all the rave reviews I'd heard.

        First of all, your pores do not "disappear" when you apply. At least mine don't. My skin's texture does look a bit smoother and more even from a distance, but my pores appear no less pronounced that usual. Also, although I like the look of the compact, I hated how the product looked after just a few uses. The wax (or whatever you call it) is all cracked and flaky and smudged with a bit of my foundation in the case, which is unpleasent enough to distract from how smooth your skin feels as you're dabbing it on. I remember the tester in the store looked the same way, which looked unpleasing enough to prevent me from testing it, but I chalked it up to a lot of rough use from careless customers. Apparently, that wasn't the case. Sadly, the little flakes created by swiping the product onto the sponge often end up dabbed onto your face. I have to get close to the mirror after I apply just to make sure there's no awkward residue left behind.

        All this being said, I probably will repurchase again for one reason: this stuff is really good at controlling shine throughout the day. I work in a restaurant and usually I dread looking in the mirror part way through my shift because my whole face will be an oil slick. The first day I used this, I was amazed to find only some shine on my nose. With my skin, I still need blotting papers to get through the day with a matte complexion, but the face defender definitely makes for less maintenance. I wish the sponge fit in the case so this product was portable and I could use it for touch-ups, but again, with all of the complaints I have about this stuff, what it does do it does well enough to buy again.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair

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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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