Saturday, October 9, 2010

Makeup Review: Majolica Majorca's Skin Lingerie Pore Cover

One of my favourite sections of my blog, is giving reviews of products that I've tried, especially when I am rarely satisfied with something and often have an itch to change around products on a regular basis.

So today's product is:

Majolica Majorca's Skin Lingerie Pore Cover (it's actually a makeup base, but since everything's written in Japanese, I can't really read it. I do know that it's supposed to be good in controlling sebum for a matte finish and has SPF 20)

As always, the obligatory photo of my awful bare skin. Lots of pimples because I'm going thru PMS again. For some strange reason, I'm always trying out products when I'm breaking out during PMS, but then again, it's the best time to check out how good the coverage of a product is...

And after applying the base, only open pores and minor blemishes are covered, but it does make my skin bit more glowy

So far it's not too bad though what I really don't like about it is that after applying it, my skin still looks bare, like I haven't applied a single thing, so its good when I'm piling on the foundation and powder and such as my makeup won't look as thick. However, I can't just apply it and dust on some loose powder and run off as I usually do on my off days as it'll look like I didn't apply a single bit of makeup on my face.

Not to mention, my skin appears one shade lighter if I apply this product alone, it's a good thing if you want the fair look, but it's bad if you don't apply enough makeup over it for you'll end up looking really anaemic.
So in summary:
Coverage: 6/10 (would have been preferable if there was more coverage, but then again it has been labelled as a "pore cover", so I guess it has done its job)
Sebum Control: 8/10 (Better then the Heroine Make BB cream as it really minimizes the amount of sebum produced, thus less oxidation of my foundation too! Yay!)
Texture: 8/10 (lovely creamy texture when squeezed out from the tube, but it does feel bit dry when I apply it on my face, so gotta work fast)
Price: 9/10 (cost about $20++ if I remember correctly)
Amount needed: Bout the size of a coin as it spreads pretty easily
Smudge-proof: 7/10 (so far, minimal creasing but I've been in air-conditioned places most of the time, so it may not crease as much)
Overall: If you have nice clear skin, need oil-control and always apply a full base with foundation and concealer and such, then this product is worth getting. But for people like me who wanna use the base as a lighter form of makeup, then sad to say, this product fails in that aspect
I'll try to use up this tube of base as fast as possible, and might move onto Kate's BB cream makeup base next. I'll only come back to this product if other bases fail to control oil and sebum as well as it does.


  1. I had the same problem as you with my skin... It acted "kinda ok" usually... but I broke out REALLY bad around my period :S
    I startet using Clinique system 3, and clinique anti blemish system a week before my period... And my skin has cleared up completely! :O
    Maybe you should consult a clinique sales-lady-thing... and try it out? :O
    (but it really needs you to be patient xD It took a little less than a month to clear my skin up :O

  2. There's definitely a slight noticeable difference with this product rather than without, but I agree~ the coverage could be a lot better ;o;

  3. I think this is a good product for small acne and not good for people who dont want to get glowy skin tone(i have a too much white tone so i want to get away from more glowy or i look like a dead girl)! Maybe the best thing for acne is still taking medicine >,< i had never found a cosmetic really good for acne >.< thank you for review!! Please keep on posting ^.^

  4. @ Janne - I'm always breakin out badly durin my PMS so its a pretty gd indicator of when my period would come.

    Uh... hmm... bout Clinique.. I don't know, but I've heard pretty negative things bout it as the toners and such can be pretty harsh and I have really sensitive skin. In fact when I was workin with Shu, a colleague of mine said that in her old brand, they used to tkae one of the toners and use it to clean their white shoes as it was dat strong. But I guess if it works for you, then u shld stick with it.

    @ Tori - Yea... there is anoticeable difference, but I'm still trying to use it as fast as possible though I seriosuly love the sebum control of it, my makeup doesn't smudge all day!

    @ Chiihime - hahah, yea problably not d best product for someone who's pale. I don't depend on cosmetics to help with my acne, and I usually break out only during PMS or if I'm reacting badly to a product. i use Tea Tree oil as natural remedy for acne!

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