According to Xiao-Kai (小凱老師) on Nu Ren Wo Zui Da (女人我最大), the pores on your face should be round. If they are oval in shape, you are dragging/pulling your skin too hard when you are applying your skincare and/or foundation. You should always apply skincare gently in a massaging motion until your face is dry. This helps your skin to absorb the skincare. Foundation should be applied with a light hand. The best way to apply foundation is to gently pat it onto your skin with a damp sponge or with your fingers.
Darn. My pores are oval. But then again, I kinda expected it. Years of scratching my eczema prone face, and the use of cortisones and immunosuppressants certainly damaged my skin. Thank goodness for make-up. Can’t live without it.