Mally Evercolor Poreless Face Defender

I wrote about wanting to try Evercolor Poreless Face Defender by Mally Beauty a month or so ago. Having never seen it, twitter-pal Paula and I tried to figure out what it was. Our best guess was that it was similar to a primer that you applied after your makeup, so I tried a few different ways to make my own version of this new product. I was wait-listed for this on the Q and had nothing better to do...

My idea, while good in theory, stunk in practice. But somehow, despite my wait-list time expiring, the Q shipped it to me anyway. Sweet! So what is it and how does it work?

It comes in a square container with a pan and the product itself is clear. If you aren't careful when you get it, you may take a chunk out of it with your fingernail when you go to remove the top, so be careful. It doesn't come with a huge amount of product, but you only need a tiny amount, so it should last you a decent amount of time. This particular product came with a sponge, which totally flummoxed me. I didn't see Mally present this with a sponge when it was on the first time and I don't get how you would use it. It's a nice sponge, don't get me wrong, but I don't think you need it for this (I am sure Mally disagrees, btw).

Basically, it's like an after-primer, or a face finisher. (Instead of a face powder, you would use this.) Imagine a semi-solid chunk of silicone based primer and you'll get the idea. To apply it, I like to gently swirl a kabuki brush (or any large, flat top soft brush) across the surface. Don't try to make dents in the product with the brush. It's all about getting a tiny bit on the tips of the brush. Then lightly "dust" it all over your face. You shouldn't be able to see this on the brush or the product on your face. Think of it as magically working - you won't see it go on.

This is the equivalent of putting a soft filter on your face. All of your pores are hard to see and your blush, contouring or concealer is diffused. It wears fairly well, but I still have a problem with my face eating my blush (I always do - it has nothing to do with this.) Instead of touching up with a powder, I just use blotting papers, which I love, because I am not adding a bunch of gunk to my skin throughout the day. I really like this product - but remember a tiny bit goes a long way!

What do you think? Have you tried this or are you really happy with your powder finisher?

I bought this myself.

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14 Comments:

  1. I'm still not quite sure what it is but it's interesting!

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  2. Instead of a face powder, it's like an after primer. It's pretty cool!

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  3. I wanted this when I saw Mally present it on QVC, probably at this same time you did but I passed. This sound similiar to MUFE HD powder which is great too. Are you still using a regular primer under fdtn along with this?

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  4. The real question is... does it cause break outs in sensitive skin? OK that is MY real question but my skins sensitivity has been the bane of my existance for about 30 years.

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  5. I am using a regular primer with this (right now, I love the Josie Maran Argan Oil primer - which makes my non-dry skin friends shudder, I know). It only goes on after wards, instead of a powder. I haven't changed any of my other makeup to accommodate this.

    @B&B - This product is basically silicone and more silicone. If silicone tends to break you out, then I would avoid. Others, you should be cleared for takeoff! Here are the ingredients: Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, PCA Dimethicone, Silica.

    Told ya- it's a chunk of silicone!

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  6. I can't see using it with a brush at all...I use the sponge and the rounded edges make it easy to dab on contours around your nose and eyes which a brush just can't do. You use very little with great results. It's best attribute...one time application lasts me all day and I am no longer building up product on my face throughout the day with a powder to keep the shine under control. LOVE IT!!!

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  7. I love it too! Maybe it's just me- I have an aversion to sponges. They never seem hygienic enough for me after you use them once (but neither does bar soap, which is self cleaning) so this could be one of those things I just don't get in general. I have been using mine for months and haven't hit pan yet!

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  8. I wonder how it differs from primers (those to be used before make up). Do you know?
    I'm over 40 and I don't go along with powders, so I'm very interested in a product like this. I also would like your opinion on which one is best - I saw your reviews of the Jouer and the Givenchy finishers.
    Thank you :)

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  9. I love this product! It's one of my new HG's...:-)It makes my combo skin look good allover...the dry parts don't look dry and the oily parts don't look or feel as oily! Yay! I'm still using a little primer before my foundation...really not sure why, but so far I am.

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  10. I LOVE this product!!I use it after I've applied all of my regular make-up. It sets it all and gives my face a smooth, matte finish which LASTS ALL DAY! I love it!

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  11. I can't imagine using a brush to apply the Evercolor Poreless Face Defender.  I like the sponge because I can dab the product around the sides of my nose, the corners of my eyes, etc.

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  12. Perfect for black skin tones (I'm ebony toned).  Having found the perfect foundation shade in Iman Earth 7, I've found that powders alter its colour AND finish - this face 'defender' sets, mattifys and keeps the shade of my foundation true.  Amazingly, it's keeps my oily T-zone seriously under control for many hours when usually after 1 hour I'd be blotting.  Skin also looks very very smooth.

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  13. I have been using this product for years and with the sponge, it makes your face look smooth and beautiful love it

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  14. I have been using this product for years and with the sponge, it makes my face look very smooth and it lasts all day, love this product and you will too!!!

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