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.