Mally Poreless Face Defender with Sponge
As a woman with oily skin & large pores, this stuff is almost miraculous for me. It smoothed out the look of my skin, takes the shine away & KEEPS the shine away. I WILL NEVER be without this product. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!
Mally Poreless Face Defender does everything it claims. Being African American I wasn't sure if this product would look chalky or ashy but it does not. I have a completely matte finish, which is what I like. And the sponge!! WoW!! Equally as great.
I have big pores and this face defender fills them in so they don't look so obvious. Don't have unrealistic expectations for it. It's clear and not meant to cover anything, just evens out the playing field before putting on minerals or a foundation.
Love this product, a little goes a long way. Just rub sponge on product and pat on. The sponge holds a lot of product and I can use it a day or two without putting more product on the sponge. I've looked in a magnified mirror while applying and can see the pores disappear! Mally has created a compact with a small sponge in the case for those that want to take it with them. For my budget it is a bit pricy, but well worth it.
I am in my 20s and have combination skin. I was getting tired of using and trying tons of different cleaning products to get rid of my oliy skin, and having to reapply makeup throughout the day. I will admit, when I saw this product I didn't think it would work, but I had to try it. I am so glad I did! It works perfectly! It is clear and odorless. not cakey at all. It lasts all day and keeps my skin sooo much less oily and helps my makeup stay on all day! I recommend it to everyone whether you wear alot of makeup or not. It is for sure a must have of mine. I will always have it in my makeup bag! It is AMAZING. Mally is a genius.
Great product, needs better packaging
I have VERY sensitive skin that breaks out easily. I also have oily skin, so I'm always looking for a way to keep it looking matte. I've been using Mally's primer, a matte cream on my forehead & nose, semi-matte makeup foundation, MUFE HD finishing powder, & Urban Decay's de-slick makeup setting spray over all of it & I STILL will start to look oily on my forehead & nose in a couple of hrs. Recently I decided to give this a try & it works MUCH better in keeping my skin matte & oil-free than the HD finishing powder. So far, this product works the best for me to set my makeup, keeps it shine free a few hrs. longer & doesn't dry out my skin or make me break out. To me it feels weightless on, but I think the trick is to not use too much. A little goes a long way, but it takes getting used to because since it's clear, you can't really tell how much you have on the sponge. Just 1 swirl/swipe on the product is enough to pat on 1/2 of your face if you lightly dab it on your skin. It makes your face instantly matte & velvety without looking like you have "powder face". I have to give it 4 stars because the sponge is so BIG & there's no place to store it in the compact. I don't think a sponge this large is really necessary-one half as thick could work just as well since you're just lightly patting it on your face. Why such a huge sponge? I don't like that I have to keep the sponge separately & you can't easily travel with this. Wish Mally would come up w/a better packaging design for this great product!
Mally comes through again, this gets rid of shine beautifully, looks natural and lasts!
I received a Mally special value kit, and I was skeptical about the Face Defender product. I almost returned the entire kit. I liked the mascara and the lip gloss, so I decided to keep the kit. I was pleasantly surprised that the Face Defender worked so well. I had to get used to dabbing my face with the sponge instead of applying a powder with a brush. It makes my skin look poreless and finished. I don't know how it works, but it is great.
I love this product! I have EXTREMELY oily skin with large pores. This is the only product that actually works to make your pores look smaller and I have tried everything. I only gave it 4 stars because I have to reapply through out the day - once in the morning, again by lunch, and later in the afternoon. But once you dab it on, instantly matte - without being dry, and pores are definitely smaller. Alas, I have yet to find the perfect product for oily skin and large pores, but this is pretty close.
Before or After
need to know when to put this on before make up or after
it says nothing on the package... how to use
I purchased this product....twice....in the past before the new packaging came out. What I purchased in the past was a mirror and small sponge that all fit together in a small compact that you could easily toss in your bag and go....wrong! I loved the Face Defender, but twice the compact fell apart leaving me with lots of product left, but a broken useless compact. Since I noticed a lot of you griping about the bulky compact, I thought I would chime in with a bit of history as to why the latest compact is so large... It's because the earlier lighter compact fell apart! Now that the compact has changed, I just might give this product another chance. As I said, I love the Face Defender. It makes your makeup look matte and flawless...but not being able to throw it in your purse for touch-ups because the compact is in three broken pieces, was a problem... Give the bulky compact a break....excuse the pun...
Did not changed a thing for me. I like Mally 's products, but this one was not something I would buy or recommend. Sorry Mally.