Wednesday, April 20, 2011

AMW Revies: Majolica Majorca Skin Remaker Pore Cover Case + Refill

What's my favorite Powder Foundation brand that you can think of on top of your head?  Clue?  French Japanese Brand.
You got it!  Paul & Joe!

The Paul & Joe Protective Dual Powder Foundation has been a favorite of mine ever since I started blogging!  I love it so much I am actually saving them up for clients!  Don't get me wrong, there are so many powder foundations out there that works just as fine but the Paul & Joe Dual Powder Foundation has a special place in my heart and I now know why!  Aside from it's wonderful quality and coverage, the packaging melts my heart each and every time I pull it out from my make-up train case!  

Would you believe after almost 3 years?  Another one came just as close to my heart?  You'll obviously guess it right away as the brand recently arrived our shores and you can see their gorgeous counters at SM Megamall and SM Makati! 

Majolica Majorca Skin Remaker Pore Cover Powder Foundation


Skin Remaker Pore Cover Refill 

Majolica Majorca Foundation Compact Case
Majolica Majorca Skin Remaker Pore Cover says ---

Conceals large pores with a translucent finish.

Available in:
BO10 - Beige Ochre 10
BO20 - Beige Ochre 20
OC10 - Ochre 10
OC20 - Ochre 20

AMW says ---
Pros
  • Gorgeous refill case which saves up money because you can always purchase refills.
  • Light to  medium and slight heavy coverage that gives a very natural glow!  
  • Not matte nor shimmery but gives out a healthy overall effect of skin.
  • No allergies, itch or skin irritations.
  • Does not look cakey at all.
  • Stays minus retouch for almost 8 hours.  Considering I do have dry skin.
  • Has SPF18
  • Does not dry out my dry skin.
  • Works wonderfully as a "setting powder foundation" once you use a medium sized face brush to gently brush onto your face.
  • Does not feel heavy at all!
  • No weird smell.
  • I tried covering the sides of my nose which has obvious pores, and it did its job!
  • My overall look "brightened" up by just using this powder foundation!
Cons
  • Limited shades available.
Overall
Great alternative for the more expensive Powder Foundations available in the market like Shiseido, Paul & Joe, etc..

Tips
  • This shade BO10 works well for MAC NC25-35 skin color.
  • Wash the sponge first before usage.  There is a strong smell coming from the sponge.
  • For a more "natural look", use a kabuki brush and buff the powder foundation gently all over the face.
  • Always prep your skin with the right primer prior to usage.  Moisturizing Primer for dry skin, Oil-control primer for oily skin.
  • Do not forget to use sunblock even if this foundation comes with SPF18.  
  • Thanks to a commenter for the tip: once you put the refill, gently push it in until you hear a "click" sound which place the refill safely into the compact!
  • Try on shades by applying it all over your face on counter, then walk around and see if the powder shade matches your skin and neck!
  • Take care of your compact as you can purchase refills in the future which helps you save money and save the environment!
Will I repurchase?
Yes!

To whom do I recommend this to?

Anyone into powder foundation that gives out a very natural finish!

Where to purchase and how much?

Skin Remaker Pore Cover SPF18 Php895.00 (approx $20.80) refill only. Php450.00 (approx $10.00) for the case. Exclusively available at SM Department Stores and Watson's. 

Skin Remaker Pore Cover Case and Refill 
in BO10


Gorgeous compact,
I feel "proud" everytime I bring out the case!


Face with Majolica Majorca Skin Remaker Pore Cover 
in BO10 only.  No base, no concealer.


A closer look



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(note from author: Product sent for PR consideration.  All reviews are honest and based on my personal experiences.  Please purchase at your own discretion).

41 comments:

  1. Oh my! That's half the price of my favorite Shiseido foundation! I think I should try this. I wonder if it would work as well on oily skin though.

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  2. wow, it seems so natural but gives coverage. i'm super loving this brand, from their mascara's to their eyeshadow pallets ;-)

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  3. nikki... super love ko if you do reviews on foundation... as in.. this looks nice.. and the packaging pang prinsesa.. hehe

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  4. sis! your skin is already smooth and silky to begin with :P i love the cute princessy packaging of MJ!

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  5. i super love the packaging! i'm on the lookout for a powder foundation for me, can't decide now what to get, hehehe.....i'd give this a try at SM counters.. thanks for the review! :)

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  6. Skysenshi, and the quality is really good! I mean it looks natural on me no matter how much I pile up :)

    Marge, agree! The brand has been loved by many even abroad, so it's nice to see them locally!

    Donna, yay! thanks for the nice comment!

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  7. Xin, thank you so much for saying so, but this is really nice as I applied it quite thickly and it still looks like my skin!

    Issa, maybe you can start by trying out the testers, then...buy the refill lang muna, if you fell in love with it, then go buy the compact and always go for refills na! saves the environment talaga :D

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  8. wow Nikki the casing looks so gorgeous! it looks natural on you nga. I rarely use powder foundations ngayon.. BB cream lang then set with loose powder tapos pressed powder lang for retouch hehe

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  9. Great review, Nikki!
    You made me curious about this powder foundation now! I'm definitely more of a powder foundation person, but since my skin has become drier these days, I'm more using Tinted Moisturizers + Powder.

    The most natural powder that I own is the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural.

    And most natural mineral powder foundation is the Dior Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Fresh Powder Makeup SPF 10.

    Have you tried yet, Nikki?

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  10. wow! looks great on your skin! since i'm in the middle of a foundation dilemma parang natetempt nakong i-try to. the packaging looks so pretty pa!

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  11. what a princess-y type of packaging!
    soooooooooooo cute!
    ^_^

    i will also check this one together with their mascaras when i go to the major mall...sucks when i live very far away from civilization..LOL!

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  12. super cute ng packaging! Kaso lang di ko afford. hahah :))

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  13. Ahh.. I've always loved the packaging for MM ^_^ So pretty..

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  14. cute packaging!!!:)) feeling ko png 18th birthday! :))

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  15. I'm such a sucker when it comes to your reviews! Super good timing lagi :) I gave it a road test at the counter in Megamall a couple of weeks ago. I forgot my shade.. either BO20 or OC20

    I'm still deliberating whether to buy or not though, it's a tad too expensive for someone who doesn't know a thing about makeup.

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  16. Nikki, Im actually super super intrigued about this product. And I sooo love the packaging. The coverage looks great too!

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  17. The packaging is so gorgeous!! Love the coverage too and it looks so natural on.

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  18. sis nikki,

    really interesting post you have here. will definitely try this. papabili ko sa manila-based friend ko. do you happen to know which shade would match MAC's NC20-25? thanks sis!

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  19. Khymm, ako I do use powder foundation but dust it lang after BB cream, I love using Kabuki Brush with it! ganda ng finish!

    Jess, thanks dear, hmm, I like MAC mineralized Skinfinishes too but I find they are great for retouch, but at the start of the day, I like using powder foundation with a brush! I haven't tried DiorSkin nude, I've been seeing them around as good foundation! Natural looking!

    Lootwagon, give it a try na lang, I found out they have testers sa malls! ganda ng mirror! hahahha

    Thia, oo...I know what you mean< I haven't been out to malls lately as I spend most of my weekends doing something! Kaya minsan lang talagang maglibot so I'm taking advantage of it :)

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  20. MissKatv, well next time! maaafford mo na yan!! Save up na lagn! Ganon ako, my first Paul & Joe foundation? I saved Php100 a week to get there! LOL

    Isabel, agree!!! Good packaging makes a huge difference, now, only if Anna Sui will also arrive our shores? It'll be wonderful!

    Joice, hahahhaha well well well, feeling ko naman 18 ako, so keri! hahahha

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  21. Kai, awww thanks for liking my reviews! Well if you have a yellow tone, go for the one with Beige! :) The O lang means Ochre so it has more of the pinkish undertone! Whether you know a thing or not about makeup, powder foundation lang, a good one would work really well on your whole look! I love powder foundations!

    Char, yes, its nice coverage and my skin looks super natural! as in parang natural na maganda skin ko! ( parang lang) hehehehe

    Gio, thanks for your compliment, I agree with you on the natural coverage

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  22. eMs, I am between NC20-25 and I am using B)10, its a bit yellower, just a tiny bit but its not obvious for overall effect :) You can ask your friend to look at B)10 or O10 , either or ka diyan!

    Michelle, same with you! *high five*

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  23. I noticed from one of the pics that you didn't properly place your refill inside the case. Take a look inside the case and notice the left side. You'll see something jutted out (I can't describe it very well). That's supposed to help clip the refill into place. Hope this tip helps.

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  24. Wow, you are right! thank you so much anonymous, didn't know that :D

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  25. I noticed that the pictures didn't leave a white cast. That's another plus.

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  26. ScatterbrainSince'83, yes! No white cast for sure so its a huge plus. Blends in my skin :)

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  27. my skin tone is between nc40-42 coz i'm morena. Is there a shade of this that would go with my skin tone?

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  28. @Anonymous Hi, I strongly suggest you go to their counter and check on the testers, they have them available on the cute counters and I think that's the best way to test the product. Mine looks really dark on the pan but surprisingly, it matches my skin :)

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  29. sis any suggestions for oily skin? what primer kaya maganda? thanks :D

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  30. @aMz88 Hands down, Smashbox Photo Finish Primer in Light :)

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  31. hi nikki :) would you know if this fits the case of Shiseido's Sheer Mattifying Powder? And does this powder also moisturizes skin just like Shiseido's? Thanks :)

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  32. @kristina Hi there, I apologize for the delayed response as I checked with the people in charge first to make sure my answer is right :)

    Here's the response of Ms. Cathy from Majolica Majorca :)

    "Yup! Our Skin Remaker Pore Cover fits the case of the Sheer Mattifying powder case of Shiseido.

    However, I don’t think either powder is moisturizing. Powders are not moisturizing kase. J But Skin Remaker Pore Cover will definitely give your smooth feeling like a porcelain doll."

    Hope this helps!

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  33. Thanks nikki for answering my question about the skin remaker pore cover :) if you don't mind, i have another question, i've been searching everywhere for the complete list of the powder's ingredients but i can't seem to find it, would you happen to know? i really want to try the powder but i'm afraid coz most powders break me out.. :(

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  34. @kristina Hi kristina, you can find the list of ingredients in this website http://ratzillacosme.com/2010/02/10/mm-skin-remaker-pore-cover/

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  35. whoa how did you find that?? amazing! thanks so much nikki! reading your blog's always a pleasure! :)

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  36. @kristina hahaha the power of google :) *winks* Thanks for reading and goodluck! :)

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  38. hi nikki, would like to know if i can use the skin remaker alone, on a bare face without any primer on? thanks :)

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    1. You can use it alone if you don't have much spots to cover :)

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  39. Do you know if 2 blushes fits in this case???

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