After reading every ingredients label in Watsons much to the bemusement of the sales assistants, I finally found a powder that was formulated without Silicone. Majolica Majorca Pressed Pore Cover, like most MM products, promises to fulfill all your wishes, mattify and minimise your pores. Well, for the record when used with a brush it did mattify as well as ZA 2-way, or possibly slightly better, it did give my skin a temporarily smoother look, and it was mostly translucent. BUT after only 4 days in my bag the powder came loose and...
ARGH! And believe me this stuff ain't cheap. It retails around RM65 I believe (will have to check up on that). I opened it and POOF white powder all over my black slacks! DOUBLE AAARRRGGHHH!!!
On the plus side, it didn't break me out and it's also quite translucent. However I'd recommend that if you're not alabaster white you chuck the puff that comes with this and use a brush.
The case is adorable and tiny. Unfortunately though it won't house ZA's 2-Way refills it's too small. But it's a close thing.
For now it lives on my dressing table and I may even refill it when my ZA powder runs out if it's still available. But this time I will use double-sided tape to glue it down so it won't rattle loose and get itself all cracked. Bah humbug.
Anyone got a good pressed powder to recommend? For the record, after prolonged use, MAC Blot broke me out. Le Sigh.