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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Mally Perfect Prep Poreless Primer [Review]

Do you know the importance of using primers in your makeup application? 

Using a makeup primer is the best way to make your makeup stay put on for longer. The makeup primers are relatively new products on the market but now are gaining more and more popularity. Their aim is to prepare the skin for the makeup application, they pamper the skin and create a protective base for longer- lasting, natural looking foundation application and wear. [source]

So I was able to test and create this review on Mally Beauty's Perfect Prep Poreless Primer.

So let's start out by finding out who Mally Beauty is?
Mally Beauty was founded by celebrity makeup artist, Mally Roncal. 

According to Mally, “Makeup is simply the accessory that allows someone’s true nature and beauty to outwardly manifest itself.” Mally takes her message, and her makeup to women everywhere. Both reinforce the positive energy that is Mally, who believes that “if you do what you love, and you follow your dreams, they can become a reality.” And that’s a beautiful thing! [source]

Now that we know a little about the company and its founder let's talk about....

Perfect Prep Poreless Primer (PPPP) is the first step for any makeup routine. This incredible primer smooths out and resurfaces your skin, makes your pores invisible and fills in all those fine lines and wrinkles. It keeps your makeup morning fresh all day! It not only seals in your moisturizer but helps to brighten and lift your skin! Feel free to apply over makeup to rejuvenate, Perfect Prep Poreless Primer is totally weightless!

Here’s a secret: we all know that moisturizer is great for your skin. What we don’t know is that it is bad for your makeup. When you use my PPPP, you are keeping that delicious moisture in your skin by creating a barrier between it and your makeup, therefore, giving your makeup a place to hang out (instead of slipping off or falling into your pores!) [source]
Perfect Prep Poreless Primer  Full size in 1.0 oz

The Test -

When removing the pink metallic lid with Mally's name from the jar, the primer had a plastic inner lid covering the primer which was easy to remove to begin using. I pulled on the plastic tab attached to the inner lid and saw the white primer with a hint of pink coloring. I took my middle finger and tapped the top of the primer to get a small amount of the product. With the primer on my finger, I swiped the primer unto my cheeks, nose, forehead and chin of my clean and moisturized face. 

After I used my fingers to evenly apply the product on my face, I noticed several things:

  • Very silky, light and easy to apply
  • Had a slight scent
  • Absorbed well into my skin
  • Didn't roll into ball like other primers do when applied to skin
  • Great soft feel during and after application
  • Pores and facial lines were slightly blurred with this product on
To test its ability on it's own, I left my face as is and wanted to see how it worked with my combination t-zone. It took close to four and half hours before my nose started to oil up which was nice. 

On the next day, I used the same steps to apply the primer as above and proceeded to do a full face makeup application. A full face makeup application entails applying concealer, foundation (liquid and powder), bronzer to contour, blush. To help with the constant need to blot any oils later in the day, I pat my foundation powder with powder puff in my t-zone which I do with or without this primer.  

My observations with applying makeup and how it held up through out the day were:

  • Application of concealer and foundation was very easy because of the smoothness of my skin
  • Foundation didn't settle in pores or lines in my face
  • Helped create a more flawless finish
  • Took close to five and half hours before I needed to blot my t-zone area of the oiliness
  • Skin still felt it could breath
As an added tip by Mally on twitter, I've added this primer to my night time routine by applying a layer over my night time cream to help the cream work harder on my skin. In the morning after adding this step, I feel my skin is as soft as if I had just applied the cream and primer on.

Overall, I enjoyed using this great product because it did all it claimed and I was able to add it to my nightly face routine. The only thing that I would have personally preferred is changing the cute jar packing to a tube packaging because of hygienic reasons.

Pro -

  • Helped create a smoother canvas for makeup application
  • Weightless, silky and easy to apply
  • Absorbed into my skin and still felt breathable
  • Skin felt soft after
  • Blurred pores and lines on my face
  • Use on top of night cream to lock in moisture
  • Helped create a flawless makeup finish
  • Doesn't settle in pores or lines on face
  • Took over four hours for oiliness to be blotted away

Cons -
  • Slight scent
  • Packaging
 In short -

Packaging - Primer was in a glass jar with a pink metallic lid. Primer needs to removed from jar with either your fingers or a brush.
Quality - Great light and silky product
Cost - $35
Additional - Mally Beauty has a wide array of products from makeup to gel nail polish sets. Visit Mally Beauty for more information - www.mallybeauty.com. 

Ranked: 4.5 out 5 stars (due to packaging)
Recommend to a friend? YES!

Have you tried the PPPP? What is your 'go to' face primer? 

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    FTC: A huge thank you to Mally Beauty for allowing me to review the PPPP! I am in no way affiliated with the company or products mentioned. No cash compensation is being received for reviewing this product. Any opinions about this product is 100% honest and are not construed or influenced by Mally Beauty.


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