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Face Defender w/ Sponge

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Mally BeautyFace Defender w/ Sponge
 
4.3

(based on 159 reviews)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (121)
  • Smooth (111)
  • Long lasting (110)
  • Lightweight (108)
  • Natural looking (104)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Everyday (97)
  • All skin types (71)
  • Going out (53)
  • Sensitive skin (33)
  • Travel (28)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (73), Classic style (60), Trendy style (16)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (77), Medium (65), Deep (9)

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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
           
          5.0

          great product

          By Patty

          from 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
            • Going Out
            • Sensitive Skin
            • Travel

            Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

            just pat on face, takes the shine off instantly

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Face Defender is my new favorite product!

            By Melanie

            from Salt Lake City, Utah

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types
              • Everyday

              Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

              This product gave me amazing results. It eliminates oily shine, and shrinks pores without drying. It smooths facial imperfections so gently that it could be used on women of all akin types. I am now combating fine lines and wrinkles, and it doesn't cake in creases. It actually minimizes them! I love Face Defender!

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Its like magic

              By Kathy

              from Gresham, OR

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Apply
              • Lightweight
              • Long Lasting
              • Smooth

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types
                • Everyday

                Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

                This is my favorite Mally makeup item. It makes perfect make-up into Amazing makeup. The compact lasts and lasts. Very little product is needed to cover the face. Just sweep the sponge across the compact and then pat on face. I can feel the difference and see the difference with just a gentle pat of the product. I swear its just like magic. My makeup looks 100% better after applying this. It works like a finishing powder. It feels like powder but you can't see it.My face feels silky smooth after using this. My makeup stays put and looking just as good in 8 hours as it did when I put it on. It removes easy along with the rest of your makeup, use your favorite remover.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Used for an oddball reason

                By Alabama Slammer

                from Gadsden Alabama

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Apply
                • Lightweight
                • Long Lasting
                • Smooth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types

                  Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

                  Ok, this is weird stuff. I know that Mally says to use this over you foundation as a setting/finishing powder,ok, but it's not a powder in the truest sense of the word. So, I have tried using it for that purpose in that way to no avail, I just can't quite master the art of the weird patting thing. However, I have discovered that this stuff is great as a sort of primer for under makeup, especially my powder foundation, mineral and other types, I have not tried it under my liquids yet. It creates such a smooth finish that my powders go on beautifully. So, I know this was not Mally's intended usage for this product but it's wonderful just the same.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Absolutely love, love, love this product.

                  By sewatease

                  from Halifax,Ma.

                  About Me Trendy Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Blends Well
                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Good Pigmentation
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long Lasting
                  • My Skin Feels Like Satin
                  • Natural Looking
                  • Noncomedogenic
                  • Smooth

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

                    So easy to use and makes your face look flawless..

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair
                     
                    4.0

                    Does what it says but hard to use

                    By Lara

                    from Phoenix

                    About Me Natural Style

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Blends Well
                    • Long Lasting
                    • Natural Looking
                    • Noncomedogenic
                    • Smooth

                    Cons

                    • Difficult to Apply
                    • Heavy

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

                    Use it daily. Had it for about a week. Still tough to put on evenly. Stays well even with humidity. Makes me continue to look sweaty even after coming out of the heat. Not sure why. But acts like and feels like wax. Once I clear the sweaty layer, it looks almost as good as new.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium

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                    • 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
                    • Q:

                      Would blotting my face with regular paper blotters do the same as this product? Or is there a greater benefit by using this?
                      Asked on 2/19/2014 by Jasy

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        This product features a powder-free solid formula that, when gently patted over makeup, prolongs makeup's wear, reduces shine, and minimizes the appearance of pores. Unlike blotting paper, this product can be applied once daily for a flawless look all day long and works as a pore minimizer and skin perfecter.

                        Answered on 2/20/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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