Thursday, August 25, 2011

AMW Reviews: Majolica Majorca Pressed Pore Cover

I was asked a lot of times if setting your make-up is vital to every make-up application. My answer is definitely YES (even with dry skin)!  With the crazy hot and humid weather we have here, it is possible to leave the house with your well-done makeup and look like an actress from "Make-up Application Gone Wrong" Video a few hours later! 

I've used a lot of setting powders which I also carry along as a retouch powder!  Most of the setting powders I own are in loose powder form so carrying them inside my bag is unthinkable!  The best 'pressed' setting powder I've used is the one from MAC!  MAC's MSF Natural in Light.  Are there any alternatives out there?  I've recently tested the Majolica Majorca Pressed Pore Cover which goes straight to my bag as touch up powder!  Read on for my review....

Majolica Majorca Pressed Pore Cover says ---
Conceals pores instantly with a single application.  A single coat glides over visible pores to leave skin looking matte for long lasting softness and smoothness.

Product Size: 10g

AMW says ---
  • On packaging: Very cute, manufactured date printed on the box.  The box may have Japanese written all over but inside they have an insert of product information in English.
  • Size is just right, easy to take along.
  • Packaging can be refilled.
  • Sponge that comes with the compact is super smooth on skin, washes and dries up easily.
  • Applies on skin with a super smooth, silky feel.  The first pressed powder I've tried that has the silkiness of a powder foundation.
  • Skin feels smooth.
  • Gives a nice, matte finish all over.
  • On Pore Coverage: I have used this on a client with pore problems, I used a separate sponge and applied this with a "blotting" motion on the nose area, up-close it doesn't seem like it does anything but once you step back, pores does decrease in size!
  • Non-comedogenic.
  • Only one shade available which is quite light for darker skinned individuals.
  • Doesn't have much oil control, so oily-skinned gals may still need the trustee oil blotter.
  • Almost white in color so if you applied too much, this will show up!
The coverage is similar to the MAC's Mineralized Skin Finish powder but this one has a tiny bit more coverage and the Majolica Majorca Pressed Pore Cover glides on super smooth.

  • Apply with a puff to cover pores, apply with a big fluffy powder brush or kabuki brush to lessen oil.
  • Use a washcloth or sponge in removing this powder, if you prefer to use your hands, use a make-up remover prior to facial cleansing.
  • If you like more coverage, pat the powder onto the skin gently instead of rubbing it.
  • Blot your face with an oil blotter or tissue paper before re-touch to prevent oil from getting into the sponge.
  • If you have dry skin and usually pores aren't that obvious, use a powder brush and use this as a "setting powder" instead to prevent dryness.
  • If you are afraid of product build-up, use this with the sponge early morning with a pressing motion while skin is still fresh and clean, in the afternoon, use a brush to "re-touch" instead. 
  • If you already have nice looking skin and wants light coverage, conceal/correct on areas needed and pat on with Majolica Majorca Pressed Pore Cover for that very natural look!
Will I repurchase?

No for myself, yes for clients' touchup.

To whom do I recommend this to?
Girls with oily or combination skin.  For those with good skin to start with, can use this alone on top of concealer or BB cream for the lightest/most natural makeup you can create.  This is also for you if you like to retouch without messing the rest of the make-up.

Where to purchase and how much?

At Majolica Majorca counters for Php850.00 (approx $20.24).

An overall look on the cute
Majolica Majorca Pressed Pore Cover

Closer look on the powder
Has a nice M emboss
(M for Mickey Mouse, just joking!  
M for Majolica Majorca of course!)

Once blended, it looks natural on my skin

Coverage is light to light-medium.
Does not cover redness 
Pores are reduced on the nose area
 Dryness can be enhanced if skin is not moisturized properly

Majolica Majorca Pressed Pore Cover 
Applied All Over Face
Using the Sponge
 I highly recommend this as a re-touch or setting powder.  You can re-touch as many times as you want without altering the make-up you've created!

What's your setting powder?

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!


  1. wah looks so promising i want it huhu!
    but i have to wait till im done with my skin79 compact :) really lovely review po ^^

  2. Great review! I have this one as well. I love it! I use it for retouches and it never fails to make my face look refreshed! :)

  3. i am using a ZA setting powder, it's not fantastic but it works alright for minor touch up, and it is round and slim, which makes it convenient to bring along ;) most importantly, i got it super cheap during a clearance!

  4. I'm really tempted to buy this!!! Ms. Nikki, can you pls make a brief comparison between this and Ellana's high definition fnieral finishing powder? Thank you!

  5. this looks promising Nikki! I'll finish my other setting powders muna hehe

  6. i wanna try this!!! ang cute din kasi ng packaging! ang ganda ng coverage niya! miss nikki, may question ako... nalilito na ako e, hehehe..if you use powder foundation kelangan pa ba mag setting powder? what is the difference between the two?

  7. I have this from my Divine Lee-Majo Majo win! :D Ayoko pa gamitin! Yung skin remaker muna. Great product! :P

  8. I sort of forget about my lemming but you made me want this again. Nice review, as always. :)

  9. it's a good match for your skin! :) i don't have many setting powders but i will check this out when i have time.

  10. Hi nikki! Saw your review of the other MM powder, the one with the longer casing, it's something like Skin Remaker. It looks nice too but i think there aren't any ingredients posted, can you also post the ingredients of that powder? :)

  11. i also love MAC MSF for setting makeup -- apir sis! lol

  12. i love your blog¡¡¡ is very cool kisses from Mexico :)

  13. @aMz88 how do you find your Skin79 compact?

  14. @PEACHY PINK SISTERS wow glad you liked it too! I thought the powder will be rough base on the look di pala!

  15. @xin ahhh remind me about ZA when I visit Singapore, we don't have the brand here

  16. @Valeriecabance oh no sis, I only have the Ellana powder foundation, not the HD finishing powder! Maybe other readers can help out?

  17. @Issa sis , powder foundation has coverage, setting powder- not much coverage! After powder foundation no need to set, then you can use the setting powder for retouch :) gets mo na?

  18. @Janinay wow, you won from her contest? Congratulations!!!!

  19. @sugar sugar it looks natural and it is soft against my skin, those are the huge pros!

  20. @Anonymous I will try to look into it again as there's no ingredients in the packaging

  21. @Askmewhats yup, gets! thanks again :) minsan kasi basta ginagamit ko na lang, then tignan ko na lang kung ano maganda sa paningin ko, LOL... tsaka usually kasi pag nag-retouch ako yung powder foundation na rin ginagamit ko e, hehehe.... mas maganda ba pang retouch ang setting powder? then i guess i must get this! :)

  22. @Askmewhats oh, that's ok. I'll buy this soon! Can't help it if maganda yung nagreview, este, yung review pla. Hehehe! (just kidding, you're pretty too noh!) Thanks ms nikki! :)

  23. @Issa Sis, as long as hindi namumuo when you retouch with powder foundation, keri na di na kelangan! Some people kasi looks "white" na after a lot of retouching with the powder foundation, kaya mas prefer ang setting powder :D

  24. @Valeriecabance LOL! nambola ka pa! Thanks sis napasaya mo naman ako kahit niloloko mo ako! HAHAHAHA :)

    Sige, try this at counters! walang coverage to ha? pero gives a very smooth finish!


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