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Face Defender w/ Sponge

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Mally BeautyFace Defender w/ Sponge
 
4.3

(based on 111 reviews)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (87)
  • Smooth (80)
  • Natural looking (78)
  • Long lasting (77)
  • Lightweight (76)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (9)
  • Difficult to apply (8)
  • Poor coverage (4)
  • Clumpy (3)
  • Doesn't stay on (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (68)
  • All skin types (51)
  • Going out (34)
  • Sensitive skin (22)
  • Travel (19)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (50), Classic style (42), Trendy style (12)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (55), Medium (45), Deep (6)

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5.0

Awesome!

By MBR

from Milwaukee, WI

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

    Best product for keeping makeup in place. Not clumpy-does not leave any powdery residue. LOVE this stuff-just wish I had found it sooner!

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    PERFECT Finish!

    By B.Arleise

    from Maryland

    Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

    I absolutely love this stuff! Diminishes the shine and gives you that airbrushed look. Perfect finish after make up application and oily skin touch ups.

     
    5.0

    Face Defender

    By Pat

    from Live Oak, Fl

    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:

      This is a great product - I was unsure about trying this as so many products have such high claims and do nothing. This really works - leaves your face feeling soft, makeup looks natural, stays on for all day wear - would definitely recommend it.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      1.0

      Weird

      By QueenB

      from San Mateo, CA

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Smooth

      Cons

      • Ineffective

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

        This stuff was very weird. It like took of my make up and didnt stop the oil.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        4.0

        Excellent!

        By Peech

        from Boca Raton,FL

        About Me Classic Style

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • A Little Practice Needed
        • Had To Use It A Few Times

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

        I have combination skin but more on the dry side. Once I used it a few times and patted it lightly I LOVED it! If you are taking pictures do NOT be without this finisher. Keeps makeup fresh all day. Do not need to reapply this finisher.
        Really an outstanding product. I am 60 and it really does "hide" the wrinkles when patting on-especially where there are wrinkles. Smoothes them out...especially for photos and evening events. Remember to pat it on-not smooth it on. Pat, pat, pat all over face and neck as your finishing step.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        2.0

        horrible

        By shelly

        from quincy ma

        About Me Trendy Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

              I thought this product was horrible. I would of returned it if I saved the package. Way over priced

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              5.0

              obsessed!

              By makeuplover

              from iowa

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday
                • Going Out

                Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

                I have oily skin so I have tried many different matte finish and shine control powders but my skin would always end up shiny before long. I use this product in place of finishing powder and it keeps my skin smooth looking and shine free for much longer. I love it and will definitely keep buying.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair
                 
                3.0

                Okay

                By 4lifeinnh

                from NH

                About Me Natural Style

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Natural Looking

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

                    I typically get a shiny forehead within an hour of applying my makeup.. I usually use a pressed powder to keep the shine down throughout the day. But they can get cakey. I wanted to try this FD and when it went on sale I bought one. Once I got the hang of application by patting it on gently, it works okay. But it doesn't last any longer than the powders do. I still have to reapply throughout the day. The best thing I can say is it doesn't get cakey like powder. However I would never pay full price for this and won't purchase again. BTW, I have tried applying both pre-foundation and after, it doesn't matter either way.

                     
                    4.0

                    Pricey product but worth it!!!!!

                    By ckc8630

                    from Mission, TX

                    About Me Natural Style

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday
                      • Large pores
                      • Oily Skin

                      Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

                      A friend recommended this product as she has oily skin and swore by it so much I decided to give it a try. It's a little pricey, in fact I think the whole Mally line is expensive compared to other brands, but this product claims to diminish enlarged pores and matte out shine in the t-zone area of the face and it does just that! I stopped buying the oil blotting sheets as this product, once swept over your face, instantly blocks out shine! My pores also diminish in size so that's always going to be a plus in my book! The only downside I found was that the sponge does not fit inside the compact so you end up carrying it inside your make up bag. I will continue to buy this compact despite its flaw.

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Fair
                       
                      5.0

                      Finally a product for oily skin!

                      By Kdprays

                      from Thayer, MO

                      About Me Natural Style

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • All Skin Types

                        Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

                        Face defender does just what it claims.....oily skin....especially the T-zone stays oil free all day. I have searched for this type of product for all of my makeup wearing years!! My makeup stays put all day with no shine or melting!

                        • Skin Tone:
                        • Medium

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                        • 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 Reviewer

                            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 Reviewer

                            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 Reviewer

                            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 Reviewer

                            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 Reviewer

                            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 Reviewer

                            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 Reviewer

                            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 Reviewer

                            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

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            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 Reviewer

                            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
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