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Face Defender w/ Sponge

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Mally BeautyFace Defender w/ Sponge
 
4.3

(based on 165 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (126)
  • Smooth (116)
  • Long lasting (114)
  • Lightweight (112)
  • Natural looking (109)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (15)
  • Difficult to apply (12)
  • Doesn't stay on (6)
  • Poor coverage (6)
  • Clumpy (4)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (102)
  • All skin types (74)
  • Going out (56)
  • Sensitive skin (34)
  • Travel (30)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (74), Classic style (63), Trendy style (18)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (78), Medium (70), Deep (9)

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4.0

Invisible! Never seen anything like it

By Chauffeur Mama

from Pleasanton, CA

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Everyday

    Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

    At first it was hard to tell I was applying anything because it's practically invisible...except that my pores disappeared and my skin was suddenly soft & smooth! I dab it over my foundation, nothing on top necessary. It would be nice if the compact could hold a second smaller sponge to make it portable, but usually one application in the morning works all day. If I do touch up, a quick sweep of translucent pressed powder does the trick. I tried other products but kept coming back to this one!

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    Love it

    By Share

    from Windermere, fl

    About Me Classic Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Covers My Frown Line

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

        Product covers up my number 11! Love the smooth finish!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        perfect product

        By mamachick

        from st. joseph, mo

        About Me Classic Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

          I have large pores and this product shrinks them down in size and makes them almost invisible. Easy to apply with the sponge. No more shiny skin at midday.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          I absolutely love this product!!

          By Naivisa

          from Miami, Fl

          About Me Trendy Style

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Lightweight
          • Natural Looking
          • Smooth

          Cons

          • A little expensive

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Everyday
          • Going Out
          • Travel

          Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

          This product is the best, it's one of the few that I keep buying over and over again.
          It leaves my skin super soft, and shine free, I normally apply it right after my foundation and before the powder, it can be use before applying any makeup as well, this will help whatever you apply after to look much better and even. I wish it would be a little cheaper since I use it everyday.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          4.0

          Not good for acne; great for dry, older skin

          By Juliee

          from NC

          About Me Trendy Style

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Long Lasting
          • Natural Looking
          • Smooth

          Cons

          • Causes Breakouts
          • Heavy
          • Irritates Skin

          Best Uses

          • Everyday
          • Going Out

          Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

          Using this product caused clogged pores. I LOVED the way it made my skin feel when I put it on because it was SO soft and smooth, normally my skin is a mountain range. Unfortunately my pores just soaked up the 4 layers of make-up and became very infected. Really bummed because it held all my makeup in place all day!

          My mother, who is 54, LOVES and swears by this product She uses it every day, and it helps her powder not look so cakey on her dry skin. She also has very visible pores that appear nonexsistent when she applies this product.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          AMAZING!!!!

          By parsonsjc

          from Vacaville, Ca

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Lightweight
          • Long Lasting
          • Natural Looking
          • Noncomedogenic
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

            I LOVE this stuff! I am incredibly oily. When I use this, I look just as matte at 5pm as I did at 8am! Definately a makeup must. No more powder.....ever!

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            some things are meant to shine, not your face!

            By I've got a Mally crush!

            from Winter Haven, FL

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Lightweight
            • Long Lasting
            • Makeup Looks Just Applied
            • Natural Looking
            • Noncomedogenic
            • Smooth

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday
              • Going Out
              • Oily Skin

              Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

              Wish I had known about this product before. I have oily shine by mid morning. I apply it several times a day and do not have a caky, heavy feeling with layers of powder. This is light and doesn't add any color and is great for summer days.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Love this product. It's great! I

              By Ruby

              from Milwaukee, WI

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Easy To Take-off
              • Great Product
              • Lightweight
              • Long Lasting
              • Natural Looking
              • Smooth

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday
                • Going Out
                • Sensitive Skin
                • Travel

                Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

                I love this product. I have been using it for a few years. It makes your make-up look like it was done by a professional. It's the best! I love Mally's products.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Don't walk...RUN and get this!!!!

                By Lori

                from Murfreesboro Tn

                About Me Classic Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Defender Is Fabtastic
                • Easy To Apply
                • Lightweight
                • Long Lasting
                • Natural Looking
                • Smooth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

                  One of the coolest products I've ever used. It's like clear powder! Great for summer "shiny" days or ANY days!!! Love this!!!

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I love this product.

                  By Kelly

                  from Oklahoma

                  About Me Natural Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday
                    • Sensitive Skin

                    Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

                    This product is the best product that I have found to keep the oil in my face from ruining my make up. My face is extremely oily and I live in a humid environment so nothing will ever completely stop the oil from breaking through but this certainly works very well.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium

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                    • 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
                    • Q:

                      If using a highlighter, would this product go under or over it?
                      Asked on 4/11/2015 by Lex

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Mally Beauty Face Defender should be applied as the last step of your makeup routine.

                        Answered on 4/14/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Do you apply the evercolor poreless face defender prior to mally liquid foundation or after liquid foundation is applied?
                      Asked on 3/26/2015 by Ella from United States

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Apply Face Defender over your foundation to set it for lasting wear!

                        Answered on 3/26/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Can I wash the sponge that comes with this as I would a beauty blender sponge?
                      Asked on 3/10/2015 by Beauty Buff from Washington, DC

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        We recommend cleaning the sponge weekly using brush shampoo or mild soap and water. Gently squeeze out excess water and allow to fully dry before next use.

                        Answered on 3/11/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      How long does this product last? It's very pricey for a setting powder. Thank you.
                      Asked on 1/26/2015 by DMM from Los angeles

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Mally Beauty Face Defender lasts approximately 90 days with typical usage.

                        Answered on 2/9/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      My foundations often end up looking dry after application and I typically use a dewy setting spray which doesn't last long. I know this is a matte product but will it help my foundation not to look dry/cakey? Thank you!
                      Asked on 1/10/2015 by DaisyCakes

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Mally Beauty Face Defender helps to smooth the texture of your skin, so yes, it will help!

                        Answered on 1/13/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Will this work well on dry skin?
                      Asked on 1/1/2015 by Marjean from Longmont, Colorado

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Certainly! It is formulated for all skin types, and those with dry skin love it for its pore- and fine line-minimizing benefits.

                        Answered on 1/2/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      What is the shelf life of this product??
                      Asked on 1/1/2015 by Az

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        This product lasts 2 years.

                        Answered on 1/20/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      If Inuse the pore less defender, do I still need regular foundation first?
                      Asked on 12/13/2014 by Dolores from Broadview heights, ohio

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        This is an invisible product that does not provide the coverage that a foundation would. This product can be used on bare skin alone to reduce shine and minimize the appearance of pores. If you are seeking coverage, we recommend first applying foundation, then using Face Defender over your foundation to set it for lasting wear.

                        Answered on 12/15/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Will this work well with powder foundation? I have bad acne and have to use a color correcting primer, a concealer, and then dermablend powder foundation to get good coverage of it. Will it work in place of the setting powder for dermablend?
                      Asked on 9/10/2014 by Amber from St Louis, MO

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Absolutely, you can use Face Defender with powder and liquid/cream formulas of foundation, and yes, Face Defender can replace your setting powder, as it provides the same mattifying and makeup-setting benefits.

                        Answered on 9/11/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Can this product be used on both a BB cream foundation or a powder foundation. I use both types of foundation, depending on the season and I need to know that this Face Defender can work on wet and dry foundations.
                      Asked on 9/10/2014 by Schnauzer Lady from San Antonio TX

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Absolutely, you can use Face Defender with powder and liquid/cream formulas of foundation!

                        Answered on 9/12/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Is it waterproof?
                      Asked on 7/30/2014 by Mel from United States

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        This product is not waterproof.

                        Answered on 7/31/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      I have large pores and most of these types of products settle in them instead of erasing them which in turn make my pores appear larger. Does this product truly do what it says and erase or will there be some setteling in the pores?
                      Asked on 7/1/2014 by Tara from Long island

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        This product diffuses the look of large pores and won't settle into them. To extend this product's wear and further smooth your skin and minimize the appearance of large pores, we recommend using in conjunction with Mally Perfect Prep Poreless Primer:
                        http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod5430059

                        Apply Perfect Prep first to bare or moisturized skin, followed by your foundation, and finish with Face Defender for a flawless complexion all day long!

                        Answered on 7/2/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      I did not see the entire promo on how the product was used..so do I put my foundation on first then apply Face Defender? Thank you
                      Asked on 6/26/2014 by mom from sacramento CA

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Face Defender should be patted onto the face over your makeup to set it. Please feel free to watch Mally's demo video on our product page to view her technique!

                        Answered on 6/30/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Can I use this product to set my under-eye concealer?
                      Asked on 5/26/2014 by just me from Southeastern CT

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, this product can be used to set your under eye concealer for lasting wear.

                        Answered on 5/27/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      I'm winning my battle with acne right now, and I don't want this to set me back. Will this clog my pores? Is it non comedogenic? I would LOVE this to tame my oily skin but I won't buy it until I'm sure it's not supposed to break me out.
                      Asked on 5/23/2014 by monica

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Mally Beauty does not claim that their products are noncomedogenic; however, all are sensitivity-tested and none should cause breakouts.

                        Answered on 5/27/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      can this product be used alone?
                      Asked on 5/17/2014 by polished look from orlando,fl

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Absolutely, this product can be used on bare skin alone to reduce shine and minimize the appearance of pores.

                        Answered on 5/19/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      When you apply this after foundation, does it rub off your foundation since it's more of a paste than a powder?
                      Asked on 5/15/2014 by MLEthers

                      1 answer

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                        A:

                        No, when applying the Face Defender softly pat this innovative, sheer formula all over your face. Never swipe or rub as this can move your makeup.

                        Answered on 5/15/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      I don't suffer from oily skin, But I do get dry skin every now and then. Would this product still work for me?
                      Asked on 5/9/2014 by Abbybre from Memphis, TN

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Certainly! It is formulated for all skin types, and those with dry skin love it for its pore- and fine line-minimizing benefits.

                        Answered on 5/12/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Should I use powder under this product?
                      Asked on 5/6/2014 by Jenn from Spokane, WA

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        This product serves as your "powder" to prolong makeup's wear, reduce shine, and minimize the appearance of pores. There is no need to apply powder under it.

                        Answered on 5/7/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Can you use a makeup setting spray over this?
                      Asked on 4/30/2014 by Missy from Fraser, Michigan

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, you can certainly spray a makeup setting spray over this product for a long lasting flawless finish!

                        Answered on 5/1/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Do you have to clean the sponge?
                      Asked on 4/19/2014 by Cat

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        We recommend cleaning the sponge weekly using brush shampoo or mild soap and water. Gently squeeze out excess water and allow to fully dry before next use.

                        Answered on 4/21/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Can I use this underneath my makeup as well?
                      Asked on 4/17/2014 by Yessy from Erie, PA

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Since this product serves as a finishing product and the last step of your makeup routine, it works best applied over makeup rather than under.

                        Instead, apply Mally Beauty Perfect Prep Poreless Primer under your makeup to minimize fine lines, wrinkles, and pores, extend the wear of your makeup, hydrate your skin and seal in moisture:
                        http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod5430059

                        Answered on 4/17/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Could this be used solo? Meaning on it's own and not as a foundation setter?
                      Asked on 4/16/2014 by Sharon

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Absolutely, this product can be used on bare skin alone to reduce shine and minimize the appearance of pores.

                        Answered on 4/16/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      I am an African American will this product work for me
                      Asked on 4/12/2014 by Myrn

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, this product applies and dries invisibly and is suitable for all skin tones.

                        Answered on 4/14/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Can i use powder over it?
                      Asked on 4/11/2014 by Lisette from Boston ma

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        This product serves as your "powder" to prolong makeup's wear, reduce shine, and minimize the appearance of pores. There is no need to apply powder over it.

                        Answered on 4/14/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Would this product work with Bare Mineral foundations?
                      Asked on 4/9/2014 by Cheery from Louisiana

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, this product works wonderfully to set foundations of any formula and any brand, including bareMinerals!

                        Answered on 4/10/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Is there different shades, or does it come in one color only.
                      Asked on 4/5/2014 by Jewels from Las Vegas, NV

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        This product is not available in shades. It applies and dries invisibly and is suitable for all skin tones.

                        Answered on 4/6/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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