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Face Defender w/ Sponge

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Mally BeautyFace Defender w/ Sponge
 
4.3

(based on 147 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (111)
  • Smooth (101)
  • Long lasting (100)
  • Lightweight (98)
  • Natural looking (96)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (15)
  • Difficult to apply (11)
  • Doesn't stay on (6)
  • Poor coverage (6)
  • Clumpy (4)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (88)
  • All skin types (64)
  • Going out (47)
  • Sensitive skin (27)
  • Travel (24)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (68), Classic style (55), Trendy style (15)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (71), Medium (60), Deep (9)

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1.0

Returning!!

By Whiplash

from OKC, ok

About Me Classic Style

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Clumpy
    • Difficult to Apply
    • Doesn't Stay On
    • Heavy
    • Ineffective
    • Poor Coverage

    Best Uses

      Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

      Worst product I've ever bought! Returning asap! Doesn't work.... And I tried multiple ways. Watched videos, etc. Actually removed my foundation (over or under) & left polka-dots on my face. Terrible :(

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      5.0

      Game Changer!

      By PickyJackie

      from San Francisco, CA

      Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

      Mally was right. Once you use the face defender you will say goodbye to your face powder forever - I wear it to work and it lasts all day - no retouching needed for me. i have dry skin.

       
      1.0

      Don't bother

      By Vvvvoom

      from Washington, DC

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Ineffective

        Best Uses

          Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

          I don't get the hype, this does not keep me matte. I have tried it several times, hoping for a different outcome. I have found that you really have to press the product into your skin, but it doesn't work at all for me. Forget it if you need to touch up concealer after you apply - unless you want a polka dot pattern of pores. Tarte or MUF loose powder or Neutrogena oil blotting sheets are better alternatives - work better and are cheaper. This was my first and last Mally product.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          "I love this product, this is my third purchase"

          By Donna

          from Rockford, Il

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • 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:

            I am 56 years old I use this product everyday, it miminizes pores and gives my skin a polished finish, very natural

            • Skin Tone:
            • Deep

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome stuff!!

            By seg

            from Indiana

            About Me Classic Style

            Pros

            • Mattifying
            • Oil Control
            • Shine control

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Oil control
              • Oily Skin

              Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

              This stuff is simply amazing! I just spent 6 days in the Florida heat and humidity and this was a life saver. I am super oily and acne prone. I apply foundation, loose powder and blush, and then set everything with this. You swipe some product on the sponge and gently blot it on your skin, especially where you are oily. This doesn't prevent me from getting any oil, but when I do, I reapply on those areas and my skin is instantly oil free and smooth for another few hours. Much better than caking on more makeup or pressed powder. I had my makeup on for 12+ hours and it still looked good. I will keep purchasing g!

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Love this product!

              By BW

              from Honesdale, PA

              About Me Classic Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

                I have replaced my finishing face powder with this product. No more shiny skin by the afternoon. Lasts all day. Gives this 55 year old gal a youthful glow!

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair
                 
                5.0

                Improve your look!

                By Never too Old

                from Fremont, CA

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Easy To Apply
                • Good Pigmentation
                • 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:

                  My skin DOES appear poreless and smooth. LUV IT!!!!

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair
                   
                  3.0

                  Not So Great!

                  By segersgee

                  from Texarkana

                  About Me Trendy Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Difficult to Apply
                    • Doesn't Stay On
                    • Ineffective
                    • Poor Coverage

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

                      I was really excited about this product when I first purchased it. But, I'm disappointed after using it for about a week. It's hard to apply and you are not sure if its on or not. Theres really no visible effects of this product. I won't purchase it again.

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Fair

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Interesting

                      By MB

                      from Houston, TX

                      About Me Classic Style

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Apply
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday

                        Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

                        Overall good product. Not amazing. I apply in the morning and around 1-2P, I start to see the oil.

                        • Skin Tone:
                        • Deep

                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        This product is a miracle worker!

                        By Missy

                        from Columbia, SC

                        About Me Classic Style

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • All Skin Types

                          Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

                          This product makes my foundation appear flawless and lasts all day. I can reapply without fear of caking. I also apply on cheekbones before applying cream blush to allow for smooth application then apply over entire face for an all over poreless look.

                          • Skin Tone:
                          • Fair

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                          • Q:

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

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              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 Reviewer

                              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 Reviewer

                              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 Reviewer

                              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 Reviewer

                              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 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 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 Reviewer

                              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 Reviewer

                              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 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
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