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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Review & Swatchfest: Mally Evercolor Poreless Face Defender

Mally Evercolor Poreless Face Defender

Despite functioning as a pressed powder, Mally's Evercolor Poreless Face Defender is far from it. Not only does it function as a setting agent to keep makeup budge-free all day, but it promises to minimize the appearance of pores and lines and keep you from having the ashy tinge so commonly cause by setting powders. What sets this product apart so drastically from a setting powder? Well, take a look at the actual product to see for yourself.

This cloudy, gelatinous looking product contains silica that seals and smooths a finished face of makeup and is actually the perfect solution to a hot day. The most fitting description for the texture is like that of a thin, silica-based primer. One problem with the clear finish, however, is the inability to see how much you are applying. It takes a few tries to perfect because, with too much, it's easy to look too matte and almost caky. Another trick I picked up was the patting motion necessary to set a completed makeup. Try swiping a sponge with any product on it over your freshly done blush and see what's left. The answer: smudge-face. Take it from me and pat the product on when you try it for the first time. It will keep you from having to redo your makeup.

Once the application issues were resolved, I found myself really enjoying the Face Defender. Using the large Japanese sponge that comes with the product, I applied a thin coat all over my face and, after I went for a long walk on one of the hottest days in Chicago this summer, I found that gentle blotting took away my sweat, but not my makeup! Even if you don't anticipate sweating throughout the day, it will keep makeup looking smooth and matte. Just be careful of your pressed-powder habit to touch things up. This stays all day and will look caky if you start layering it.

The last thing that's a little tricky with this product is the sponge. I love how plush it as and the way it applies the product, but it's too large to fit in the compact. I don't know if I prefer a smaller sponge or larger packaging to accommodate it, but I didn't like having to carry around an uncovered sponge while traveling.  

With a $40 price tag and a packaging issue (which, admittedly, might be minor to nonexistent for some), you have to want to try a pressed powder alternative or be looking for something to keep your makeup sweat proof all day. If you want these things, however, I think it's definitely worth trying! It's safe to say that this is a unique product.

Mally Evercolor Poreless Face Defender

Malle Evercolor Poreless Face Defender

Mally Evercolor Poreless Face Defender
FTC: This is a press sample. All thought and opinions are my own. This is not a sponsored post.

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