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Poreless Face Defender

Mally Beauty

Poreless Face Defender

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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 410 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (286)
  • Natural looking (259)
  • Smooth (259)
  • Lightweight (253)
  • Long lasting (250)

Cons

  • Difficult to apply (43)
  • Doesn't work (37)
  • Doesn't stay on (20)
  • Poor coverage (15)
  • Clumpy (13)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (235)
  • All skin types (180)
  • Going out (128)
  • Sensitive skin (87)
  • Travel (83)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (163), Classic style (147), Trendy style (38)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love, love, love!

By Jenny

from San Francisco, CA

Comments about Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender:

I bought this during the 21 Days of Beauty event at 50% off and left with two, never trying the product before and knowing that the price tag alone is pretty hefty. Gotta say that I don't regret it! The sponge I can live without. I find that applying with a fluffy face brush is a lot better. After applying all my makeup and finishing spray, I dab a bit of this on my T-zone, on my lower eyelids to prevent my mascara from smudging, and inner eyes to prevent oil/tearing. Works like a charm.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome product!

By Ruby

from Bell. Ca

Comments about Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender:

This works great on my skin, it eliminates shine right away and gives you a flawless look. Apply it with the sponge provided, tap a small amount on the product you don't need a lot and carefully apply it on face with pressing motions.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Game changer

By Heather

from NorthEast Pa

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender:

    I've always been a user of pressed/loose powder due to combination skin. As I've been getting older, the powder has been settling into fine lines. An Ulta employee actually recommended this. I was very skeptical. It definitely keeps shone at bay just as well, if not better than powder and help blur imperfections. I do still blot once or twice a day with blotting paper.

     
    3.0

    Hard to use feels heavy and weird on skin

    By Mimi0126

    from NY

    Comments about Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender:

    For the life of me I cldnt figure out how to use this properly. The direx say to pat/roll on with sponge provided. When I did that I cldnt tell any product was on my skin and it did not blur pores. Then I smeared it on (which direx say NOT to do) But it was the only way I ckd definitely tell product was on my skin! It still didn't work at hiding pores and it felt heavy and just kinda weird on. I didn't enjoy the texture or the way it felt on my skin. I bought this to blur/hide pores and give me a matte finish without needing to apply "makeup" or at least use very little makeup over it. It did nothing that I wanted, needed or that it advertised...so after a few days of trying to use it I just returned it.

     
    1.0

    Didn't work for me

    By Emma

    from Florida

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Natural Looking
    • Smooth

    Cons

    • Difficult to Apply
    • Doesn't Stay On
    • Ineffective

    Best Uses

      Comments about Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender:

      Looks great when you first put it on, makes you look almost poreless. Sadly it only lasts about an hour and putting it on takes half your foundation off.

       
      4.0

      It's weird but I like it

      By Txgirlulta

      from Austin

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Clumpy
      • Difficult to Apply

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Going Out

      Comments about Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender:

      Ive been looking for something to control my shine all day and I think this weirdo product might be it. I have oily skin and was going through a ton of expensive finishing powder since that was the only thing that didnt look cakey on me. And that was in additon to a matte primer. So I saw this and tried and I think I love it. The other reviews about it not being travel friendly because of the sponge and not knowing when you have enough on are true but through trial and error-and reading the directions, Ive only had to apply once in the morning and then a very light powder touch up in the afternoon. Ill probably buy it again

       
      5.0

      love

      By Rose

      from Lawton

      Comments about Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender:

      really love this product reduces visibility of my pores n some fine lines

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      It really works!!!

      By Kell

      from Louisiana

      Comments about Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender:

      I bought this half off during the 21 days of beauty to give it a go. I'm 40, and I've noticed in the past couple of years that powders (even my fave high end ones) can make me look a bit more aged at times. This poreless face defender does for me what I need powders to do and more! It "blots" my Tzone and makes my face look smooth and ready to go and locks in my makeup for the day. I'm combination skin and only get a little oil in my Tzone-so that's where I target it. Mally-you've changed the game for me! I don't even use setting sprays anymore.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I will never be without this!!!!

      By Tam

      from Lancaster county, PA

      About Me Trendy Style

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Long Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Everyday
        • Going Out

        Comments about Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender:

        I bought this on the recommendation of a youtube review. I am so glad I did!!! I apply this everyday and will not leave the house without it. I am very oily in my T Zone and this product keeps me matte ALL DAY!!! I love this and will repurchase when I am out!!!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love this product

        By Gabby

        from Orlando

        Comments about Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender:

        I have a very oily skin and this product works wonders for me. it took me a couple of days to get used to it but in less than a week I definitely noticed the difference. Throughout an entire day I only have to powder my face maybe one time.I hate if I forget to use this. Plus this product is a great investment it will definitely last a long time. Definitely recommend and will be purchasing again.

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        • Q:

          This product is very solid in compact and I actually have to run spring beg on to get product
          Is this normal?
          Asked on 4/27/2018 by Connie from Ct

          1 answer

          • CUSTOMER CARE

            A:

            Hi! Yes, this is normal as the Face Defender is designed to help keep shine under control and the best way to achieve this is to tap, tap, tap the applicator then pat, pat, pat anywhere you want a smooth, shine-free finish! The trick is to never swipe or rub!

            Answered on 5/9/2018 by Official Answer from Mally Beauty from Brand Answer
        • 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 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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