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Face Defender w/ Sponge

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Mally BeautyFace Defender w/ Sponge
 
4.6

(based on 33 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Smooth (29)
  • Easy to apply (28)
  • Long lasting (26)
  • Natural looking (26)
  • Lightweight (25)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (23)
    • All skin types (18)
    • Going out (10)
    • Sensitive skin (9)
    • Travel (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Natural style (18), Classic style (11), Trendy style (3)
      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium (16), Fair (15)

    Reviewed by 33 customers

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    5.0

    What. Are. This.

    By Jen the RedHead

    from Chicago

    About Me Classic Style

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Long Lasting
    • Natural Looking
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

        I purchased this online after justifying the steep price tag with "well, I can always return it." I've tried quite a few shine control products from drugstore to Dior, and have been let down time and time again.
        I loved the durable compact case it lives in, and the perfect shaped, thick, high quality sponge it comes with. (My only issue would be that there isn't a place to store the sponge in or with the compact. I resolved this by just storing it the way it came in the cute pink Mally box!)
        I used the edge of the sponge (which coincidentally happens to be the way Mally demonstrates it in the video) to swipe it just once in the product. It didn't look like there was anything on the sponge. (Didn't smell like it either, imjustsaying) I lightly patted/stippled it over half my end-of-the-day, shiny forehead and checked to see if there was a difference from the other half.
        That's when my jaw dropped and my mind went from logical to "what kind of witchcraft IS this!?" I was blown away. Barely even one swipe of product, and it got rid of all the shine and giant pores and blurred any imperfections. I'm still trying to figure out how the seemingly normal ingredient list doesn't include magic.
        I used it again near the beginning of a stressful work day. What would've been a sweaty, melty, oily hot mess of a face stayed matte and perfect. No exaggeration at all. Magic, I tell you.
        Buy. This. Now.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome product

        By Sheree

        from Richmond Va.

        About Me Classic Style

        Pros

        • It Works To Combat Shine

        Cons

        • No Case For Sponge

        Best Uses

        • Fights Oil All Day

        Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

        I am a 52 year old who has fought oily skin my whole life. I have tried everything under the sun from $3 to $75 to keep my makeup fresh looking after 3 or more hours of wear. Nothing worked until this product. I don't have to pat my face every few hours or touch up my makeup. This works. Please find a case to put the sponge in for the future. I hate leaving it out on my makeup stand.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair

        (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Still up in the air

        By Lvbirdie

        from Denver, co

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight
        • Natural Looking
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

          The sales associate recommended this to me recently. I've been using it but I'm still undecided as to whether I really like it. does mattify and goes on smooth. I'll keep using it and see how it goes.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          4.0

          No more shine!!

          By BJ

          from Sacramento, CA.

          About Me Natural Style

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types

            Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

            I love this stuff. The sponge is amazing and makes applying so easy. It's a little heavy but doesn't bother me at all. It didn't break me out either and everything breaks me out.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            4.0

            Mally is Awesome!

            By Gwen A

            from Greenwell Sprnigs LA

            About Me Natural Style

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types
              • Everyday

              Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

              it comes with a sponge but I find it gives more even coverage with a plush brush and literally last ALL DAY for shine control! love this product and love that my mother-in-love gets if for me each year for Christmas XOXO! Thanks Tecca A!

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              WOW!!!

              By mason2x

              from Texas

              About Me Natural Style

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • EXPENSIVE

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

              I have super sensitive skin and most products cause itching and breakouts. This did neither. I have to say hands down this is the best product to make skin look matte and shine free. I have oily/dry (i know weird) skin and this not only controlled the oil but didn't exaggerate my dry spots. It is expensive but worth every penny.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              62 and Loving This!

              By dodger

              from Madison, Wi

              About Me Classic Style

              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:

                For the last several years I couldn't use any powders as everything would settle in every fine line and look terrible. Yet I needed something as I use a lot of moisturizers for day wear and hated the shine. A bit of a glow is fine, but the shine was terrible. I have tried a couple of blotting powders and thought they were fine, but they left my face a bit, whitish. This is just what I was looking for. After all my makeup is on except for lips, this goes on. I only need it in the T zone, under eyes on cheeks and upper lip. It goes on clear, you can't see a thing, but it really cuts the shine. You just press one side of the sponge into the product lightly, then lightly press on your skin, no need to repress into the product for coverage. A little goes a long way. For me, it sets any make up I have on and lasts all day so far. For older skin, this is great! Love, Love, LOVE it!!

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                My holy grail oil shine control

                By MissL

                from Florida

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types
                  • Everyday
                  • Going Out

                  Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

                  This is a great touch up when you get shiny, just pat on and shine gone for several hours, It's worth it!

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Medium

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  great for oily skin

                  By kathyd

                  from dekalb, il

                  About Me Natural Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • 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:

                    I'm 57 and face defender is like putting a soft focus filter on my skin plus keeps my t-zone from getting oily. My 25 yr old daughter can't live without this for her oily skin.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair

                    (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    I love this product! works great!

                    By love my make up

                    from Il

                    About Me Classic Style

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • All Skin Types

                      Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

                      Great!

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Medium

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                      • Q:

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

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          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 Reviewer

                          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 Reviewer

                          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 Reviewer

                          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 Reviewer

                          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 Reviewer

                          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 Reviewer

                          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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