Mally Poreless Face Defender with Sponge
Best Shine and pore control ever
This product is unbelievable. No chalky look. Stays on forever and controls shine and minimizes pores. I have bought Estée Lauder, Bare Minerals, Clinique, Lancôme etc. and nothing compares to this. Apply lightly though and dab in place so it does not look like you have something on or grayish. Have worn over loose mineral foundation and liquid foundation and works well with both.
Works, But Only For A Few Hours Of No-shine
First, I think the price is ridiculous...this amount of product should be about $20 at the very, very most...and even that seems like a lot for just a finishing product. I followed the instructions exactly and when you first put it on - it does indeed take away all shine and make you look poreless - which is awesome, of course! However, this look only lasts about 3 hours...at which point you start to shine. And at that point, you can't just layer more Poreless Defender on top of your now-oily face - it just doesn't have a good result. So, it's a great product if you only wear makeup for about 3 hours...for most of us, that isn't the case. Lastly, this product isn't travel/purse friendly - the compact is huge and the sponge is gigantic! This needs to be a portable compact where the sponge can be stored inside of it. Had to return this product.
Great product! Makes your face feel so smooth and it conseals those pores!
Good, but the case is trouble
Overall, I recommend this product and continue to purchase when I run out. I use it at the end of my makeup routine to set it and mask shine. Upon immediate application, it provides a beautiful, finished look-- so much so, that you would expect the result to last longer than it does. However, my main issue, preventing a five star review is the case. As someone who sells finger nail polish, why would Mally make this case so hard to open? It is so ridiculous that you have to use your nails and sometimes the polish chips or dents from it. Not to mention that the sponge doesn't fit in this particular case. But I can get past that, but the case really needs to be redesigned to be nail-friendly.
Good Product for Pore
I have been using for almost a month. It has great benefits for your pores-- make them disappear and gives your skin a great mate finish. I have oily skin-- not just T zone-- but all over. I use the little paper products to dab the excess oil, and I was using a great "Rice" powder based finishing powder by Urban Decay. I first tried putting this Face Defender under my foundation - on top of my primer -- no real results. I found this product works best as the finishing step. In the morning I apply and my face looks great. Pores --what pores-- smooth mate finish-- I am pleased. Then at lunch-- I use my oil absorbing paper and put a little loose powder on-- and then I tried to reapply the Face Defender. I found it did not do as well on the reapplications -- Could be my oily skin, but it seems to move my makeup and take some of it off. And yes I am dab, dab, dabbing, you must- apply like Mally says, do not swish or rub. I plan to use in the mornings only as finisher, and use my paper and rice powders for my mid day oil control. Needs some improvements for second applications to look good. Nice Product. Oh and be careful about heat. Mine came via the mail, and it was hot here, so when I opened my compact -- some of it had already moved to one side. Oh and one other reason for the 4 stars instead of 5-- It is kind of messy. It gets everything stuck in the compact. I am always cleaning debris-- pet hair, my hair and other things out of the compact. I know it sounds gross but just be aware this product needs a little care-- and you must apply correctly-- cant over due. Thanks Mally for great pore coverage.
I was very disappointed in this product and will not order any Mally products going forward.
Love This Product!!!!
I have been using this for about two weeks now and I just love it! It's amazing how it makes your face look so soft and muted...really makes your makeup stay all day...much better than using a powder on your face! :-) Thanks Mally for a great product! My only suggestion woukd be to include a smaller sponge applicator for on the go touch ups if needed. :-)
Like, but dosen't last.
I love this poreless face defender, but it dose not last as long as it should. I swirl, and pat on cheeks, forehead, nose and chin. My face feels so soft and smooth. My only reason I gave it 4 stars, is for $40, Mally should add more or lower the price $5.00.That would
help us lower middle class, that want and deserve what all the high ends get. Thanks.....lisa t. N. O.
I've been using this product for a week and I really love it. Seems like my makeup stays on till I wash it off and it takes away all the shine!
I JUST RECEIVED THIS PRODUCT TODAY AND TRIED IT OUT RIGHT AWAY. IT IS AWESOME! I JUST LIGHTLY SWIPED THE SPONGE ON THE SURFACE AND DABBED MY NOSE, CHIN AND FOREHEAD. IT LEAVES A NICE SMOOTH, MAT FINISH WITHOUT THE POWDERY LOOK. I WILL NOT BE USING ON MY ENTIRE FACE, AS I LIKE A DEWY LOOK ON THE CHEEKS. LOVE THIS!!. BY THE WAY....THE PACKAGING IS REALLY NICE. IT COMES IN A LITTLE MAKEUP KIT.
This stuff is amazing! I was very skeptical and have been eyeballing it for quite a while. I finally gave in and I am so glad I did! I have very oily skin and I have to blot after 2 hours of applying my make-up because I get very shiny all over. But not anymore! I put the face defender on in the morning as my very last step and my skin is shine free almost all day. I start to notice a little shine after about 6-7 hours. This is now a must have for me and I will never be without out! Oh, and I have sensitive skin that breaks out with most products, but I have been using this daily for over a month and NO break-outs! Thanks Mally!
I had my doubts. How many times have we heard about some miracle that would stop our t-zone from shining (hate it hate it hate it)? Try this. Love it love it love it ...
I use it once in the morning and once in the afternoon. This works!