The Mally Beauty Evercolor Poreless Face Defender has been around for quite a while now, and there is good reason why.
This product is described on Ulta Beauty as follows:
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.
The product retails at $40 for 13 g.
Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, PCA Dimethicone, Silica.
This product is basically a clear balm of sorts which helps mattify the face and take away shine, creases, and wrinkles. It comes with a big sponge which you can use however you want to dab the product onto oily areas and take away shine.
To make the best of this product, you have to use it as instructed by Mally Roncal (the creator of the product). Mally has many videos on QVC talking about the purpose and use of this product.
- This product DELIVERS. When used as instructed by Mally, it takes away any shiny areas on my face and makes my makeup look like I just applied it.
- I have dry skin, and it actually does not accentuate any of my dry patches, or make my skin look dry. It gives a lovely soft, blurred effect which makes my pores look diminished and my skin look polished.
- It takes away shine and smoothes the face without giving the ashy look of pressed powder (which would be the alternative, and the more commonly used product for this purpose).
- The effect lasts for about 4 hours on me before I have to reapply it.
- Initially I balked at $40 for 13 g, but so little of the product is needed that I think it is somewhat justified.
- Those with oily skin or those living in humid/warm climates may really benefit from this.
- Can be used before makeup, to lock in skincare, or after makeup application is complete. It can also be used for touch-ups, which is what I mainly use it for.
- Colourless, so anyone can use it.
- Cute compact.
- It has dimethicone in it. Lots of dimethicone.
- If you don’t know how to use it, you will find it annoying or end up wiping your makeup off with the sponge.
- $40 is still a bit much, but then again this is a one-of-a-kind product which is mostly sold out everywhere; that’s how popular it is.
- The sponge is bulky and there is nowhere to store it. (I ended up using a small pouch for mine.)
I recall Mally saying, “tap, tap, dab, dab” in one of her QVC videos. That’s exactly what I do. I tap the sponge into the product, or sometimes I lightly slide it across the product, and then I lightly dab it onto areas which need to be shine-free or crease-free.
Check out QVC for Mally’s demo of the application technique.
Do I recommend this?
It really is a unique product. I love that even with mostly dry skin, I can use to it achieve a lovely, blurred, shine-free, crease-free complexion. And I like that this is a product which can be used after makeup. I honestly don’t like using silicone based primers and all to mattify the skin; they give a weird, slippery base below makeup.
I definitely recommend this product, especially to those living in warm areas, or those with oily skin. I have even bought a back-up because I’m worried about how it is often out of stock everywhere.