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SYB Freebie: Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender

Like free stuff? Enter to win SYB Part Dieux’s first giveaway, Mally Beauty Everclear Poreless Face Defender ($40), a totally clear, super-lightweight “finisher” that perfectly sets your makeup and creates a diffused, lit-from-within effect. It’s a fabulous alternative to setting your foundation with powder, which can sometimes settle in fine lines and leave an ashy situation. Love this.

To enter, simply leave a comment with your most burning beauty question. Best/funniest/most memorable comment wins! Bonus points if you “like” this post on Facebook 🙂

I’ll announce the winner on Monday!

xoxo, Tia

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  1. March 29, 2012 7:27 pm 

    Perfect timing, I’ve been reviewing Mally’s videos on her site & she’s hilarious & adorable so I’ve been tempted to try out some of her stuff which she demo’s to perfection btw! Okay, here’s my MOST dire beauty question Tia… I reallllly want to know what WORKS, not kinda sorta’ or is most hailed by many but what WORKS to eliminate hyperpigmentation. I’ve been able to lighten it up (naturally – no harsh crazy HQ for moi) in certain areas but others have not budged no matter what I do, so what’s the scoop on kickin’ this discoloring madness to the curb 4reals? You think on that while I head over to FB to like this post STAT! : )

  2. Nancy
    March 29, 2012 7:42 pm 

    My burning beauty question is, what is the best makeup primer for oily skin. I mean really, I need HELP. Seriously by the time I apply my makeup and get to work, I could shine my shoes with oil on my nose, and that’s with an oil free moisturizer. In the words of Tamar Braxton, “That ain’t hot! She is not looking cute!” I’d really appreciate your advice on this one. I love makeup, but I hate that my face appears to be melting or that I’ve run a marathon after only an hour or so. I should walk into work looking refreshed, not a hot sweaty mess, when I’m not even sweating! HELP!

  3. March 29, 2012 11:42 pm 

    My question is as a natural haired girl, I had my first Dominican blow out after wearing my hair curly for 3 plus years. I’m not gonna lie, I forgot how I missed that swang and my hair blowing in the wind. LoL! So…now I think I want to try to do maybe once or twice a month. What do you recommend as the best products and preventative measures I can take to minimize the heat effects on my hair? Thanks!!!

  4. K. Calandra
    March 30, 2012 5:16 am 

    I live in the South where the humidity is a season all by itself. My burning beauty question is what should a rather novice makeup-nista where for full coverage to avoid having my full face of makeup slide off of my face due to the sweltering heat? Are pressed powders better than liquids? And what about this new mousse makeup I’ve seen commercials on? Help a sista out por favor!

  5. Natasha
    March 30, 2012 2:13 pm 

    I am going to be 39 this year. From a distance the coast seems clear but the magnified make-up mirror is like, “Eew, wrinkles!” I have a two year-old and a five year-old. My extra cash is going toward diapers and school, my extra time is…well non-existent. I don’t have the budget to drop $100 in Sephora on any given day any more, and definitely no time or budget for facials.

    My burning beauty question is, which exfoliator and nighttime moisturizer are worth the money, esp for sensistive rosacea-prone (yes, black people get it!) skin like mine?


  6. Nicole
    March 30, 2012 2:52 pm 

    My mummy LIVES by Mally. She’s glued to QVC whenever she’s on. I want to try her products but I struggle with not being able to play with them before I purchase. I am feeling peer pressured into taking that plunge!! LOL!
    My burning beauty question has EVERYTHING to do w/ CONCEALER! I want that higlighted undereye area ala Kim Kardashian. I use Bobbi Brown’s corrector and it is a staple to cover darkness but then to lighten….*crickets* Whenever I get it right I forget what I’ve done to achieve the look and when I try to recreate its an undereye clusterfuzz! HELP!!!

  7. RoGina
    March 30, 2012 7:19 pm 

    How can I achieve a fierce put together “Hot Mom” look with limited time in the morning?

  8. Cimy
    March 30, 2012 11:31 pm 

    My question is quite simple; everyday for the past year and 2 months my lovely no couth having coworker points out how tired and restless I look. Could be my neighbor on the right who blasts her tv at full volume all day (because she is always home), or my neighbor on the left who has eternal bronchitis and indulges in a lil Nancy Grace before bed keeping me up at night. In any event, I’ve determined I need concealer and plenty of it. But I’m clueless. Do you put it on before foundation/powder? After? How to even apply at all? A hundred YouTube vids later and I still can’t seem to get it right. I’ll either need to learn or lose my job when I cuss out the next person who tells me I look tired or sick…..especially when I’m not!

  9. LA
    March 31, 2012 3:42 am 

    Hey Tia!

    Since you’ve been so real and funny this second time around (and not to say you have never been these things), my burning beauty query is: what can a SYB babe do to beautify her Amber Rose area? I really covet that smooth, uniformed look that some vixens have seemed to master and I wonder what products/treatments you would recommend?

    Sorry if this is too much tmi but since you are the “Osiris of the brown beauty game,” you would definitely know what one could do to feel more boneable! Ha!!

  10. Amy Rouse
    March 31, 2012 4:33 pm 

    what’s your best tip to satisfy the famous (AND UBER FABULOUS EVEN AT 60+) Cher song lyric….

    ….If I could turn back time….. if I could find a way…..

    (best beauty tip to turn back time???) Please??? about ten years would be good.

    Thanks. Love ya. Mean it.

  11. Caralynn
    April 1, 2012 1:51 pm 

    Hi Tia,

    I’m obsessed with your blog! It makes me laugh out loud because some of your observations are similar to mine.

    It’s too funny that you’re offering this given that I just announced that I wasn’t wearing powder anymore because it washed out my color – I’m light enough, I don’t need to look like Baby Jane. I’d like to try it to see if it can be my HG of powders.

    My question is what can I use on my hair while working out that will protect it but not leave it a completely greasy mess? I’m growing out my relaxer since November and just got a Brazilian Blowout.

  12. Jess
    April 3, 2012 11:31 pm 

    What is the easiest way to apply false eyelashes?

  13. Christine
    April 3, 2012 11:45 pm 

    This product looks like the answer to my makeup dreams!!