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Sunday, 8 January 2012

Weird and wonderful face finisher

Mally Poreless Face Defender

I can honestly say I’ve never come across another product quite like this, which is probably why it won me over after the first use! The idea is that you apply this over your makeup and it helps defend your face. Presumably against the environment and such as opposed to bullets or a Chuck Norris style roundhouse kick to the temple! (Sorry, just watched a clip for The Expendables 2 and it looks awesome!)

First things first; the texture is really odd. It actually feels rubbery to the touch so although it’s described as a translucent powder that’s not how it feels at all. I had expected to use a regular face brush to apply this but because of the texture it’s applied with a sponge and I’ve found that blotting is the key to making this work – If my t-zone is looking a bit oily throughout the day a few blots of this leave my skin looking tip-top and grease free
I love how this actually gives all the benefits of a setting powder (blurs makeup lines, hides pores and gives a matte, air-brushed finish) but with none of the downsides (no cakey-ness or dry patches and it doesn’t sink into fine lines making them more obvious)
This is the very last step in my makeup routine and it makes a real difference to how long and well my “face” stays on. My biggest concern was that this would hide my pores by simply clogging them with gunk which would then cause breakouts but I’ve been using it for weeks now and it’s worked a treat with no negative effects. Fingers crossed I haven’t just jinxed myself :)


yourstrulypam said...

This product sounds amazing. I'm guessing I won't be able to find this in the US? :( Would love to try something like this.

Leticia said...

This sounds wonderful! I have heard of this brand before, but not the product.

Stephanie Gauthier-Bujold said...

I'm glad you found a Mally product you like! I myself haven't tried any of the products yet. I also have oily skin, I might have to check thi out thank you!

Unknown said...

It sounds too good to be true,i need something good for my large pores! i use Mac transparent finishing powder right now and it's nice,but i'm still on the haunt for my HG.Where can i find this powder you described? Xo

Anonymous said...

sounds like a great product! i should try this out

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Jade said...

Never heard of this brand before, but the product seems interesting, I'll definitely research them online.

Unknown said...

pretty ! very nice blog! i think that maybe we can follow each other (fb, blogger...) come to see my blog and tell me =)

Cacy said...

Sound like amazing product!
Thanks for commenting on my blog :)
Love your blog,so I follow!

geek is chic said...

I think I will purchase this for summer. I dislike blotting papers and this sounds like a great alternative!

All Made Up said...

for anyone on the lookout for this you can get it directly from Mally if you're from the US

Or from if you're in the UK!

And of course Amazon and eBay usually have at least a couple on sale!... Price looks pretty good at the min so I think I'll treat myself to a backup :)