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Face Defender w/ Sponge

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Mally BeautyFace Defender w/ Sponge
 
4.3

(based on 115 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (89)
  • Smooth (82)
  • Long lasting (79)
  • Natural looking (79)
  • Lightweight (78)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (11)
  • Difficult to apply (9)
  • Poor coverage (4)
  • Clumpy (3)
  • Doesn't stay on (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (70)
  • All skin types (52)
  • Going out (36)
  • Sensitive skin (22)
  • Travel (19)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (52), Classic style (44), Trendy style (12)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (56), Medium (48), Deep (6)

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1.0

I really wanted to like this product.

By Katy

from Texas

About Me Classic Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Heavy
    • Ineffective

    Best Uses

      Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

      This product is designed to absorb excess oil on your face and or for touch ups in lieu of powder. When it is initially applied it does absorb oil and smooth out your make-up and even makes it look fresh again. BUT, after an hour or so my skin became an oil slick. There was so much excess oil on my face not even this product could absorb it.
      This feels like a silicone, like a thick primer and I think for someone with dry skin this would be ideal.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      1.0

      not happy with product

      By MKS

      from Noblesville, IN

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Did Not Do Anything
        • Difficult to Apply
        • Ineffective

        Best Uses

          Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

          total waste of my money

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          Worth every penny!

          By Andrea

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Lightweight
          • Long Lasting
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday
            • Going Out

            Comments about Mally Beauty Face Defender w/ Sponge:

            I have oily skin and this product keeps my skin matte throughout the day. Can be applied before or after make-up application.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            This makes your face look flawless.

            By TrumpedUp

            from Bristow, VA

            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 great, but you need a sponge that goes in the case. Otherwise, I will finish my makeup with this every time!

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              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

                  (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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

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                          • 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
                          • 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
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