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Face Defender w/ Sponge

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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.

(0.46 oz.)

Swirl the sponge in the Face Defender and softly pat this innovative, sheer formula all over your face. Never swipe or rub as this can move your makeup. Use the rounded corners of the sponge to get into all those hard to reach places, such as side of nose and inner corners of your eyes.
Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, PCA Dimethicone, Silica.

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Mally BeautyFace Defender w/ Sponge
 
4.2

(based on 266 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (196)
  • Smooth (177)
  • Natural looking (176)
  • Lightweight (175)
  • Long lasting (171)

Cons

  • Difficult to apply (25)
  • Doesn't work (22)
  • Poor coverage (12)
  • Doesn't stay on (10)
  • Causes breakouts (9)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (155)
  • All skin types (121)
  • Going out (81)
  • Sensitive skin (53)
  • Travel (50)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (110), Classic style (100), Trendy style (25)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (119), Fair (115), Deep (10)

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4.0

Great alternative to powder

By Mwm

from California

About Me Natural Style

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Lightweight
  • Long Lasting
  • Natural Looking

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

    First of all, if you are thinking of buying this or have bought it and aren't happy with the results (or aren't sure how to use it) I really recommend watching Mally's demo on youtube. You are supposed to tap the sponge onto the product, then gently pat onto your face. I've had great results using it this way and would say it mattifies without powdery residue as promised (I have very oily skin and large pores--it doesn't shrink pores, but definitely makes them less noticeable). For that, I think this is an amazing product and would recommend it to anyone who wants an alternative to powder. However, you have to apply this with a sponge, and the packaging was designed so you can't store a sponge in the compact. For a product that is intended for touchups, that's a big problem. The sponge is enormous, the compact is bulky, and the fact that they can't be stored together is sort of ridiculous. I honestly can't think of a hygienic way of carrying this in my bag aside from putting it in a ziploc bag. I bought it as part of the Must Haves Set, so it was an insane value, and the product itself is five star, so I will be keeping it for that reason, but I wouldn't repurchase unless the packaging changed.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Luv it

    By Val

    from San Jose, Ca

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

    I use it as it sould be done, luv it.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great product & super easy to apply!

    By Ulta Lover

    from Los Angeles, CA

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Easy To Take-off
    • Lightweight
    • Natural Looking
    • Smooth

    Cons

    • Big & bulky compact, no room to store sponge :(

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Everyday
    • Going Out

    Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

    Face defender goes on super easy and fast. After applying you can immediately use your powder/foundation which I love!. It helps your face/makeup appear natural. Amazing product, highly recommend!

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Magic Eraser!

    By DianeD29

    from Burlington, NJ

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Easy To Take-off
    • Lightweight
    • Long Lasting
    • Natural Looking
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Everyday

      Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

      Love Mally products. For anyone that gets shiny, this is your secret weapon. Dab it on those spots, shine is gone and skin is extremely smooth. Love this when I'm out dancing and begin to shine... takes it away! Worth every penny.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      4.0

      Great Mattifier but pricey

      By hjf23

      from Western MA

      About Me Classic Style

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Long Lasting
      • Smooth

      Cons

      • Difficult to Apply

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types

      Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

      I bought this for its mattifying properties after asking the salesgirl for help with oil control she suggested this as a finishing step. I was iffy based on the high price but hopeful for a good solution to majorly oily skin that usually needs frequent re-powdering. I was afraid this might feel greasy which it doesn't. It mattified really well and I only needed to re-apply once during the day. Only con besides the price is that as it is I couldn't tell how much was getting on the sponge and swirled so aggressively that I dipped to the pan on the 2nd day (which makes me paranoid that it won't last - for the cost I expect it to stretch). All that said - I'm pleased with the results and am likely to buy again unless I can find something similar that's more affordable.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I love this.

      By Lemmonee

      from Marshall Texas

      About Me Natural Style

      Pros

      • Matt Finish, helps control shine. Easy touch up

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

          My favorite Mally Product. Will not be with out. Must use as Mally shows. Dab dab dab, the product for final matte finish. Helps control oil, and makes pores appear less. Don't over apply.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Airbrush look

          By Runnergerl

          from Prospect, KY

          About Me Trendy Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Easy To Take-off
          • Long Lasting
          • Natural Looking
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Everyday
            • Going Out

            Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

            The face defender smiths out pores and wrinkles, giving a smooth, flawless look to your face and neck.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Where has this been all my life?!

            By PepperBirkin

            from Richmond VA

            Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

            Ive suffered from oily skin all my life and had given up hope of ever having the perfect makeup day. Until my bestie recommended this product to me. Oh my mercy is this stuff even for real?!?! It's amazing!! A must have for anyone with oily skin. I cannot believe the difference it makes and how well my makeup still looks after all day at work. Love love love!!!

             
            5.0

            The BEST product in your make-up bag by FAR !!!!

            By Poodle Girl

            from Lawrenceville, GA

            About Me Natural Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Long Lasting
            • Natural Looking

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

              I hope every woman has this product in their beauty arsenal ! If they don't, they should ! I have been using this product for several years and I won't be without it ! My T-zone is always the problem even though my skin has gotten much drier with age (55) but you put this on in the morning and it will last all day long ! I have never had to reapply, You do want to blot it on, as Mally says, so you don't smear your foundation or whatever you have on underneath. You don't have to use the sponge. I have used my fingers many occasions and it works just as well ! This for ME, is a magic potion. Once you try it, you will not want to be without it ! 5 stars indeed !!!

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Love this product!!!

              By Joan

              from Chicago

              About Me Classic Style

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Easy To Take-off
              • Good Pigmentation
              • Lightweight
              • Long Lasting
              • Natural Looking
              • Noncomedogenic
              • Smooth
              • So easy to use. Gives a fabulous matte finish.

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types
                • Everyday
                • Going Out
                • Sensitive Skin
                • Travel

                Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

                I apply it after my foundation and it adds a perfect matte finish that lasts all day.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair

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                • Q:

                  Does the Face Defender have a shelf-life? Will the product dry up if used infrequently? Will it melt if it is left in a cosmetic bag in the car on hot days?
                  Asked on 3/16/2016 by Southern Belle from Atlanta, GA

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    The shelf life of Face Defender is 24 months. After opening, the product should be used within this time to avoid it drying up. There is a risk of altering the performance of a product if left in the car on a hot, sunny day. The best way to avoid damaging the product's lifespan and performance is to make sure it is stored in a cool, dark place.

                    Answered on 4/21/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                • Q:

                  Is this a good product for people with oily, acne-prone skin? Will it cause breakouts? How long does the matte finish last if your skin is very oily throughout the day?
                  Asked on 3/14/2016 by peony

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Face Defender is formulated for all skin types. Mally Beauty does not claim that their products are noncomedogenic; however, all are sensitivity-tested and none should cause breakouts. It can be reapplied throughout the day as needed for touch-ups!

                    Answered on 3/15/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                • Q:

                  I use a liquid foundation. Before applying powder blush with a brush, I have to powder my cheeks to keep the color from "grabbing" onto the moist surface and blotching. Where does this Mally product fit into my routine? I don't have trouble with blush wearing off. Does this leave a surface appropriate for smoothly applying powder blush? Thanks!
                  Asked on 3/9/2016 by Boxofcrayons from Bossier City, Louisiana

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    This product serves as a finishing product and the last step of your makeup routine, applied after all other products. Yes, it helps to extend the wear of your color complexion products, too, not just your foundation!

                    Swirl the sponge in the Face Defender and softly pat this innovative, sheer formula all over your face. Never swipe or rub, as this can move your makeup. Use the rounded corners of the sponge to get into all those hard to reach places, such as side of nose and inner corners of your eyes. We recommend viewing Mally's application technique in the video within the product description. You will be able to feel and see your skin's silky, poreless texture once the product has been applied.

                    Answered on 3/15/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                • Q:

                  I use Temptu Airbrush foundation, will this product work with my foundation? I am afraid it will rub off the foundation, even with a setting powder.
                  Asked on 2/21/2016 by Chrissie from New York

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    It should work for you. Softly pat it on - never swipe or rub, as this can move your makeup.

                    Answered on 2/21/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                • Q:

                  If using the product along does it provide any spf in it to protect from the sun. If not will it be okay to put a face cream on that has spf and then this product. Or will I take away the benefit of the product.
                  Asked on 10/7/2015 by shayla

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Evercolor Poreless Face Defender does not provide sun protection. We absolutely recommend wearing sunscreen under it! :-)

                    Answered on 10/8/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                • Q:

                  Is it possible to use this product as a primer before make-up to prevent/decrease oil build up throughout the day?
                  Asked on 9/14/2015 by Amy

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  How well does this product work when you use it alone?
                  Asked on 9/13/2015 by Elaine

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Face Defender is colorless and when worn alone on bare skin, it helps to mattify the skin for long lasting shine control.

                    Answered on 9/17/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                • Q:

                  I use urban decay liquid foundation first, then instead of powder use, ud powder foundation, followed by blush, then contouring highlighter and bronzer, so then would I apply the pore defender?
                  2nd question I can never tell if I am getting enough on my face (it's invisible on my face and on the sponge) how do I know?
                  Asked on 8/26/2015 by Makeup addict from Southwest virginia

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, this product serves as a finishing product and the last step of your makeup routine. Swirl the sponge in the Face Defender and softly pat this innovative, sheer formula all over your face. Never swipe or rub, as this can move your makeup. Use the rounded corners of the sponge to get into all those hard to reach places, such as side of nose and inner corners of your eyes. We recommend viewing Mally's application technique in the video within the product description. You will be able to feel and see your skin's silky, poreless texture once the product has been applied.

                    Answered on 8/27/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                • Q:

                  Can this be used under the eyes?
                  Asked on 7/11/2015 by JORDAN from Washington, DC

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, it can! Use the rounded corners of the sponge to get into all those hard to reach places, such as side of nose and inner corners of your eyes.

                    Answered on 7/13/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                • Q:

                  Is this product gluten free?
                  Asked on 7/3/2015 by Yvette from Memphis, U.S.

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Mally Beauty does not claim that this product is gluten-free.

                    Answered on 7/8/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
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