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Face Defender w/ Sponge

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Mally's Evercolor Poreless Face Defender is the perfect finishing touch for your makeup. This remarkable technology yields an utterly sheer, featherweight product that diffuses the look of pores, minimizes fine lines, and helps protect your makeup so it lasts from morning to night. Face Defender gives you that flawless matte finish without the dry, ashy look of powder. The result is silky smooth skin and longer-lasting makeup. It comes with a unique buffed-edge Japanese sponge.

Not tested on animals.

(0.46 oz.)

Swirl the sponge in the Face Defender and softly pat this innovative, sheer formula all over your face. Never swipe or rub as this can move your makeup. 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.
Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, PCA Dimethicone, Silica.

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Mally BeautyFace Defender w/ Sponge
 
4.3

(based on 210 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (158)
  • Smooth (145)
  • Lightweight (144)
  • Long lasting (141)
  • Natural looking (139)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (18)
  • Difficult to apply (16)
  • Doesn't stay on (7)
  • Poor coverage (7)
  • Clumpy (6)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (123)
  • All skin types (95)
  • Going out (70)
  • Sensitive skin (46)
  • Travel (42)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (85), Classic style (83), Trendy style (22)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (95), Medium (91), Deep (10)

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5.0

Perfect for women of a certain age!

By Missy

from Columbia, SC

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Does What It Says It Will
  • Easy To Apply
  • Easy To Take-off
  • Lightweight
  • Long Lasting
  • Natural Looking
  • Noncomedogenic
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

    I am over 50 and would never wear loose face powder. This product is blotted onto the face and instantly creates a matte look that lasts all day without settling into lines or pores.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    4.0

    Haven't used traditional powder for years

    By ChrisCashe

    from Denver, CO

    About Me Trendy Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear
    • Easy To Apply
    • Easy To Take-off
    • Iinnovative
    • Lightweight
    • Natural Looking
    • Not Cakey
    • Smooth
    • Works

    Cons

    • Clogs Nose Pores
    • Not Long Lasting

    Best Uses

    • For Men
    • No Makeup Days
    • Touch Up

    Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

    I use it on friends of all colors; Asian, Black, White, Native, etc. Never detectable. Always delivers a naturally matte finish.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    Face Defender w/Sponge

    By sussss

    from Florida

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • No Cons
    • No Cons The Best

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

    All Good

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    A Mattifier that Works!

    By Cjv

    from San Jose, CA

    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:

      This Mattifier works as advertised. I've tried a similar drugstore brand to see the difference and there is no comparison. This product lasts pretty much all day and less is more. I apply with a blotting method over makeup. Do not sweep across skin as that may disturb your makeup. I have very sensitive skin and this Mattifier does not irritate whatsoever. I hope Mally Beauty never changes this formulation or discontinues. Pricey, but lasts a long time.When a product works this well, I don't mind paying a little extra.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      5.0

      Fabulous!

      By Melissa

      from TN

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

        I think first it's important to note that this product is a gel. It isn't a powder, it isn't a liquid, it is a gel. I ordered mine online & was thoroughly confused when it arrived. I was expecting a finishing powder, & I hadn't read in any of the reviews that said it's not a powder. That being said, this stuff is amazing! It is colorless & mattifies my face like nothing I've ever used before, & my makeup lasts all day long without having to touch up. It blurs out fine lines & wrinkles, minimizes pores & my makeup doesn't settle into any fine lines after applying this. A little bit goes a long way, & I recommend dabbing the sponge lightly into the product a couple of times, then lightly dabbing/stippling it all over your face. Be sure that you do this AFTER your makeup is all finished. For me, It replaced setting powder & setting spray. I have dry/combination skin & this product keeps all the areas of my face matte & looking great all day. I love almost all of Mally's products, but this one is a game changer & this is one I can't believe I did without. I've had mine for over a year & there's still lots of product left in the compact. The shelf life of this product is about 2 years. This is definitely worth the price & I really think this is a great product for any skin type. I also recommend that you watch Mally's video on how to apply this, it helped me so much when I got this & discovered it isn't a setting powder. I've been using makeup for a lot of years & have never come across a product anything like this. It's the perfect finishing product to keep your makeup looking fabulous all day long!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        5.0

        Best thing to come long in years

        By flower girl

        from tinley park,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
          • Everyday
          • Going Out
          • Sensitive Skin
          • Travel

          Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

          Love that I can get this at Ulta now!

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          BUY THIS!

          By MRS AWP

          from College Station, TX

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Long Lasting
          • Natural Looking

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types

            Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

            This is the best product. I have oily skin and this does wonders for it. I put it on first before any makeup. It helps to matte and set my makeup. I use it throughout the day if I get a little oily. It is so much better than using a powder during the day. This lasts a long time. I think it is expensive, but worth it. I have one in my bathroom and one in my purse.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            5.0

            Different...But Good Different

            By MrsPosh

            from Corona, CA

            Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

            The pink color grabbed my attention as I walked through the aisle. The gesture feels like silicone so I didn't really know what it was. I ended up trying it out and loved it. It truly makes a huge difference is setting your makeup. The only drawback is that it isn't portable. It's kind of bulky and I still carry it in the box along with the sponge. Definite a product to try you will love it. It does give you a matte finish and skin feels beautiful.

             
            5.0

            Awesome!

            By Jamey

            from Ohio

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Long Lasting
            • Natural Looking

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types
              • Everyday

              Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

              I have fairly oily skin and am always looking for products to help with this, well I Wish I would have tried this sooner! I can go through a whole work day with out having to blot oil away!! This is product is great!

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              5.0

              Keeps the oil away for hours!

              By Tahnee

              from PA

              Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

              I have extremely oily skin, and whenever my skin starts to get oily, this takes care of the problem and keeps my skin matte the rest of the day. Definitely worth the price.

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              • Q:

                If using the product along does it provide any spf in it to protect from the sun. If not will it be okay to put a face cream on that has spf and then this product. Or will I take away the benefit of the product.
                Asked on 10/7/2015 by shayla

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  Evercolor Poreless Face Defender does not provide sun protection. We absolutely recommend wearing sunscreen under it! :-)

                  Answered on 10/8/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
              • Q:

                Is it possible to use this product as a primer before make-up to prevent/decrease oil build up throughout the day?
                Asked on 9/14/2015 by Amy

                1 answer

              • Q:

                How well does this product work when you use it alone?
                Asked on 9/13/2015 by Elaine

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  Face Defender is colorless and when worn alone on bare skin, it helps to mattify the skin for long lasting shine control.

                  Answered on 9/17/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
              • Q:

                I use urban decay liquid foundation first, then instead of powder use, ud powder foundation, followed by blush, then contouring highlighter and bronzer, so then would I apply the pore defender?
                2nd question I can never tell if I am getting enough on my face (it's invisible on my face and on the sponge) how do I know?
                Asked on 8/26/2015 by Makeup addict from Southwest virginia

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  Yes, this product serves as a finishing product and the last step of your makeup routine. Swirl the sponge in the Face Defender and softly pat this innovative, sheer formula all over your face. Never swipe or rub, as this can move your makeup. 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. We recommend viewing Mally's application technique in the video within the product description. You will be able to feel and see your skin's silky, poreless texture once the product has been applied.

                  Answered on 8/27/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
              • 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
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