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Mally BeautyPoreless Face Defender

Mally Beauty

Poreless Face Defender

0.46 oz Item 2262840

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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.

 

Tap, tap, tap; then pat, pat, pat for a smooth, shine-free, soft-focus finish! Tap the sponge onto the product. Never swipe or rub. Pat this innovative, sheer formula gently all over your face. Never swipe or rub. 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 377 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (273)
  • Smooth (247)
  • Natural looking (245)
  • Lightweight (240)
  • Long lasting (237)

Cons

  • Difficult to apply (40)
  • Doesn't work (34)
  • Doesn't stay on (17)
  • Poor coverage (14)
  • Causes breakouts (12)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (221)
  • All skin types (170)
  • Going out (118)
  • Sensitive skin (81)
  • Travel (77)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (155), Classic style (139), Trendy style (37)

Reviewed by 377 customers

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5.0

Best product I've ever purchased

By Valerie

from San Jose, CA

About Me Classic Style

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Easy To Take-off
  • Lightweight
  • Long Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Everyday
    • Going Out
    • Travel

    Comments about Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender:

    I was really skeptical about buying this product, because the lady selling it to me was REALLY into it and I thought maybe she was just trying to sell to me. However, this product is amazing. I will be buying it again and again.
    I've always had a problem with my t-zone getting oily a few hours into my makeup, or my makeup just generally not looking as good as when I first applied it. That is all solved with this.
    It's tricky to apply at first (for me at least) because you don't see anything being applied to your face, and the texture is a little different than most other products I've tried. But my makeup stayed intact all night (even with dancing), and no oil at all. I was surprised and ecstatic all at the same time. I definitely recommend this!

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I LOVE THE PORELESS FACE DEFENDER!!!!

    By Michelle

    from San Antonio, TX

    About Me Classic 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:

      If I could be a spokesperson for this product believe me I would, it has gave me huge confidence with having oily skin, it stays on no reapplying my face looks fresh all day. So many compliments ❤️

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A must have

      By Jbuchanan

      from Orlando Florida

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Long Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender:

        This is one product I will never run out of, it's amazing. I apply it in the morning and my face is set all day

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        DON'T WANT TO BE WITH OUT IT!!!

        By LALA

        from SPRINGFIELD, IL.

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday
          • Going Out
          • Travel

          Comments about Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender:

          I wish that you were not getting rid of it!!!! I bought the last one in the store! Not sure were I would find it again! I don't understand why, if people like it, why get rid of it?

           
          5.0

          Great product for oily t-zone.

          By Jdell

          from Cleveland OH

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender:

            Helped control oil.

             
            4.0

            Surprised

            By Tink

            from Sacramento

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Easy To Take-off
            • Gives your face a soft feel.. sets your makeup a
            • Good Pigmentation
            • Lightweight
            • Long Lasting
            • Natural Looking
            • Smooth

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types
              • Everyday

              Comments about Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender:

              I love it ..

              (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Matte skin that comes with a price....

              By Rae

              from Colorado Springs, CO

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Causes Breakouts
              • Irritates Skin

              Best Uses

                Comments about Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender:

                I used this product on Thanksgiving Day knowing I would be very busy and didn't want to shine. I felt like the product was hard to apply to the sponge and didn't feel like much got on there but when applied to my face it did look nice. My skin stayed nicely matte throughout the day but the next day I awoke to at least 20 new pimples!! My skin has been pimple free for a while so this was a shock. The product works and does what it says but I won't continue to use as pimples all over my face is much worse than oily skin!

                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Excellent Product!

                By Bimmy

                from California Foothills

                About Me Classic Style

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Blurs Pores
                • Easy To Apply
                • Easy To Take-off
                • Lightweight
                • Long Lasting
                • Natural Looking
                • Noncomedogenic
                • Smooth
                • Unique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types
                  • Everyday
                  • Sets Your Make-Up

                  Comments about Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender:

                  I love this product! It is so simple to use. Just tap it on and press it into your skin. Great for all skin types because it doesn't leave any residue and it doesn't dry your skin out either. It is very different from anything I've ever used before. I thought it was really subtle until I ran out and didn't use it for a week. I started to notice my skin didn't have that polished, airbrushed look anymore! My face just didn't have that enlivened look. As soon as I could find it, (it had sold out on a shopping show) but this website had a better price and presto! My skin looked great again. I highly recommend this product for a smooth natural face, no powder for this 64 year old's face!

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Best Mattifier On Market

                  By Jacarl77

                  from Chicago

                  About Me Trendy Style

                  Pros

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

                    Being a hairstylist & a makeup artist for 20 years, I use this for both a primer, to fill fine lines & pock marks, Ect.., and I use it at the very end very lightly to set makeup in its place for up to 20 hours. Use on many brides& performers!

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Is this a dupe?

                    By Sandy

                    from IL

                    About Me Natural Style

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Lower quality sponge

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender:

                    I purchased the Boost on a TV shopping network and the sponge was awesome! The product itself was great. I really loved the Boost one so I thought I'd purchase this one here on the Ulta website because of my Platinum status. But I was disappointed with the sponge because it was not the same sponge. It was the same shape and it looked like it was supposed to be the same exact sponge but it was clearly thinner than the one I got on the TV shopping network. It seems like Ulta gets the lower quality product. I love the Mally sponge that comes with this product so I was very disappointed with the sponge I got with this one I bought at Ulta. This would get 5 stars if it had the original sponge.

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                    • Q:

                      Hey... Can you replace your primer with this product as well?
                      Asked on 1/12/2018 by Danababy90 from Cape May NJ

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        You can wear this as a primer. However, be sure to test this out with your favorite foundation. Different formulas can vary in how they apply and wear over the Face Defender. xox

                        Answered on 1/16/2018 by Brand Expert from Mally Beauty
                    • Q:

                      I see that someone already asked about losing the sponge it came with and a brush was suggested....my question is can a different sponge be used if the included one is damaged or lost?? (a beauty blender or a regular makeup applicator sponge?)
                      thanks :-)
                      Asked on 12/18/2017 by Angie from NJ

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Yes! We suggest using a dry sponge or beauty blender to apply this. xox

                        Answered on 1/3/2018 by Brand Expert from Mally Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Will this product work well after moisturizing before applying makeup, I have found that some make up or primers don't last as long when using a moisturizer
                      Asked on 12/2/2017 by Hi from undisclosed

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Absolutely! Be sure to let your moisturizer dry completely before using Face Defender as a primer! xox

                        Answered on 1/3/2018 by Brand Expert from Mally Beauty
                    • Q:

                      I am 55 yrs old so I try to use very little makeup to minimize look of lines, wrinkles etc. My skin is also very dry. Is ithere a drying product. I can't wear regular powder in a compact because it's drying regardless of the quality of the compact. It seems to just dry out my skin and get into my lines and make them more pronounced. How does this product work for someone my age with dry skin, minimum wrinkles that I want to hide not accentuate. I wear a lot of moisturizers la mer and strivectin and just use tinted moisturizer with Xtra tint under my eyes. Would you suggest this or something different for a quick, natural coverage that will last most of the day. Any suggestions would be great. Thx, Robyn
                      John.hollo25@yahoo.com
                      Asked on 11/25/2017 by Robyn from Chicago

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi love, this remarkable technology yields an utterly sheer, featherweight product that diffuses the look of pores, minimizes fine lines, and helps lock in any makeup or moisturizer, so it lasts from morning to night. Face Defender gives you that flawless matte finish without the dry, ashy look of powder. xox

                        Answered on 11/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Mally Beauty
                    • Q:

                      I feel like it is dried out and I can't see it on my sponge, am I not supposed to see it on my sponge. I can't tell if it is on my face or not. I purchased it as a set with eye makeup and my mascara was thick and globby
                      Asked on 7/19/2017 by jules from Albion Nebraska

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        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.

                        Answered on 8/8/2017 by Brand Expert from Mally Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Can you use this over mineral makeup? I use compact Glo Minerals with a primer. Would the Mally produce sub for primer or just go over the powder base? I use a setting spray because I have dry skin and it makes the mineral powder less powdery looking. Not use that spray?
                      Asked on 7/18/2017 by Barb from Turlock CA

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Absolutely, you can use Face Defender with powder and liquid/cream formulas of foundation, and yes, Face Defender can replace your setting spray, as it provides the same mattifying and makeup-setting benefits.

                        Answered on 7/19/2017 by Brand Expert from Mally Beauty
                    • Q:

                      I missed placed the sponge that came with this and wondered if it was better to use a beauty blender or a brush instead
                      Asked on 7/13/2017 by Elyse from Brentwood ca

                      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 7/19/2017 by Brand Expert from Mally Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Is this oil free?
                      Asked on 5/21/2017 by Posie from Burlington nc

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Yes! Poreless Face Defender is oil-free. xox

                        Answered on 5/24/2017 by Brand Expert from Mally Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Hi. I'm thinking of purchasing this product to replace my current high end finishing powder. How does this hold up to sweat? Does it keep makeup in place?
                      Asked on 4/12/2017 by makeupjunkie from Midwest

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        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.

                        Answered on 4/12/2017 by Brand Expert from Mally Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Does this cause foundation to look darker? Or oxidized?
                      Asked on 4/5/2017 by SMM from CINCINNATI OHIO

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        No! This amazois product is completely undetectable on the skin. This will not darken your foundation. Apply with the sponge and pat onto targeted areas or all over the face. Never swipe or rub. xox

                        Answered on 4/6/2017 by Brand Expert from Mally Beauty
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