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Face Defender w/ Sponge

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Mally BeautyFace Defender w/ Sponge
 
4.3

(based on 126 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (98)
  • Smooth (89)
  • Long lasting (88)
  • Lightweight (86)
  • Natural looking (84)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (12)
  • Difficult to apply (9)
  • Doesn't stay on (4)
  • Poor coverage (4)
  • Clumpy (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (77)
  • All skin types (57)
  • Going out (40)
  • Sensitive skin (23)
  • Travel (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (58), Classic style (47), Trendy style (14)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (60), Medium (54), Deep (7)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Pore less!

By Chic boo

from Columbus

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

        This product works wonders! Great texture and very pore minimizing. Lasts all day. A new staple in my make up routine .

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Exactly as advertised

        By Curly, not Moe

        from Indianapolis

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • 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:

          I work in a high paced field that requires a lot of movement outside in the summer.
          I always have this on hand to apply after I get sweaty to make myself look normal again.
          It's literally all I need for touch-ups.
          I can't live without this.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          Best Stuff Ever

          By KC

          from Orlando, FL

          About Me Natural Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types

            Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

            This is the best stuff ever, I ended up buying another one. Now I have one for the house and one for the purse.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The best thing!

            By Okaykay

            from Phoenix, AZ

            About Me Natural Style

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Easy To Take-off
            • Lightweight
            • Long Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

              I normally don't write reviews but I feel like I have to for this product. This is truly the best! Right after application my face looks and feels so smooth. I use it over foundation or on its own. My face is normally so oily it looks like I rubbed vegetable oil all over it and although the product doesn't keep my skin looking completely matte all day, I don't have the super greasy look at the end of the night...More like a dewy look!

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Doesn't work!

              By AJ

              from CT

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Doesn't Stay On
                • Ineffective

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

                  Not for tan/deep skin tone.. It looks awfully gray and doesn't keep face matte for even 30mins.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Deep

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Amazing!

                  By Cyn

                  from Austin, TX

                  About Me Natural Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Blends Well
                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Good Pigmentation
                  • Lasts All Day
                  • 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 started using this on a 10 day motorcycle vacation on the California coast. My makeup looked like I had just put it on at the end of the day--so fresh! I use moisturizer, primer,cc cream, then this--or---moisturizer and just this when in a big hurray!

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium
                     
                    5.0

                    Gives you a matte flawless finish

                    By Sanjolisa

                    from San Jose, CA

                    About Me Trendy Style

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • All Skin Types
                      • Everyday
                      • Going Out

                      Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

                      This gives your makeup a matte finish. I wear tinted moisturizer for my day look and that sometimes looks a little shiney. This gives me a nice matte finish and keeps my makeup looking fresh all day.

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Fair
                       
                      4.0

                      amazing product

                      By dar

                      from jax bch, fl

                      About Me Classic Style

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Blends Well
                      • Easy To Apply
                      • Keeps Make Up Looking Fre
                      • Lightweight
                      • Long Lasting

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • All Skin Types
                        • Everyday

                        Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

                        Great for daily use

                        • Skin Tone:
                        • Medium

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Incredible and amazing

                        By Faz

                        from Bellevue, WA

                        About Me Trendy Style

                        Pros

                        • Blends Well
                        • Easy To Apply
                        • Good Pigmentation
                        • Lightweight
                        • Long Lasting
                        • Natural Looking
                        • Noncomedogenic
                        • Product Gets On The Mirro
                        • Smooth

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

                            This is great - somewhat spendy but well worth every penny - it helps to eliminate some of your fine lines and wrinkles and pores and makes your skin look so much younger (I am 74)I put it on after my serum and moisturizer so my foundation goes on like a dream. Only down side is that the product gets on the mirror but not a big deal. I use my fingers to apply and smooth it on. The sponge is just too big. I don't believe any other line of skin care offers a product like this. Kudos to Mally for developing this!!!! Only place I could find it is at Ulta.

                            • Skin Tone:
                            • Medium
                             
                            5.0

                            Really does work

                            By IsItFridayYet

                            from Texas

                            About Me Classic Style

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Apply
                            • Lightweight
                            • Long Lasting
                            • Smooth

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday

                              Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

                              This product does make your pores disappear, no shiny face, and does NOT make your fine lines stand out. Works so much better than powder, etc to complete your makeup routine. My face looks smooth after applied. Am very happy about this purchase.

                              • Skin Tone:
                              • Fair

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                              • 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
                              • 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
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