Pony effect nice shadingKorean contour powders is one of my favourite products to buy since the ones in the Western market is either too muddy looking or just the color itself doesn’t work well with my pale and yellow skintone.  One product Pony Effect does very well is her contour powders.  So when I found out she came with a single panned format for her contour, I was extatic to get it from Memebox.  Praying that they are the same formulation, let’s keep our fingers crossed and start with the review~~

IMG_5717Full name of product:
Pony Effect Nice shading

Limited edition/ Permanent?:
Permanent

Description of product:
“Bring out your best assets with natural contour. This luxurious powder has a silky soft texture that blends effortlessly to give your skin that soft-focus, sculpted look.”

Price:
$15

Amount of product:
3g

Duration before expiration:
36 months (3 years)

Country of Manufacture:
Made in Korea
Manufactured by Memebox Inc.

Animal testing?:
No animal testing! 😀

Where to buy:
Memebox*

Shades available:
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Ingredients:
Behind story: 
Talc, Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Nylon-12, Silica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Diisostearyl Malate, Triethylhexanoin, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate/Hexastearate/Hexarosinate, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Artemisia Absinthium Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Gentiana Lutea Root Extract, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Methicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499)

Divine work: Talc, Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Nylon-12, Silica, Diisostearyl Malate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Triethylhexanoin, Dimethicone, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate/Hexastearate/Hexarosinate, Magnesium Stearate, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Artemisia Absinthium Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Gentiana Lutea Root Extract, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Methicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499)

Crony: Talc, Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Nylon-12, Silica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Diisostearyl Malate, Triethylhexanoin, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate/Hexastearate/Hexarosinate, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Artemisia Absinthium Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Gentiana Lutea Root Extract, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Methicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499)

How to use:
Gently swirl in with a contour brush. Tap off excess powder and apply to the hollows of your cheeks, hairline and jawline. Apply with a smaller blending brush to contour smaller areas such as your nose or your eyes.

IMG_5720Product packaging:
Packaging for these single panned are all the same.  They have the same sleek magnetic closure, simple compact with the plastic window to be able to identify the shade colour.

IMG_5721In the back is a rose gold foiled label with the shade name and important information.

IMG_5722Once you flip the magnetic lid, there reveals the rose gold detailing holding the pressed powder with the Pony Effect thunderbolt logo.  For some reason, I can’t get the thought of the thunderbolt logo being Electabuzz for some reason.
Electabuzz

I guess this Pokemon thing is going way out of hand but I was always a Pokemon fan, even before the Pokemon Go bandwagon.  I mean I even played the TCG (trading card game) two years ago for a while keke.  Full on nerd status.

Color/ Pigmentation:
Rereleasing the two contour powders Pony effect already had with her contour palette, she also came out with a new shade called Crony.  With Divine work being her lightest shade in the past, now there is Crony which is the middle shade between the two.Nice shadIMG_5727Behind story: Cool-toned sand beige for fair to light skin

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IMG_5729Crony: Cool-toned medium brown

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IMG_5731Divine work: Warm toned honey beige

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IMG_5733If you take a quick glance, all these shades almost looks the same.  Of course, those who are make up junkies, you can definitely tell they are different somehow HAHA.  But if yo were to ask me if you need all three shades, I’d definitely tell you no.  If you are unsure of which shade to get, I’d recommend you get “Behind story” since it has a cool, slightly grayish undertone that would look natural on almost every skintone (I’d say up to MAC NC-NW30).  Crony is very similar to Behind story but a bit more darker and seems to be more milk chocolatey then Behind story.  Divine Work is a great contour blender I’d like to call it, a transition shade that can make your contour look seamless.  This shade would also be a good choice for those with very pale skin (Mac NC10-15) since it doesn’t have a warm undertone nor will it look too dark.

Texture/ Finish:
These contour’s texture seems to have improved slightly from the first release of Pony’s contour palette.  This time around, these are slightly more silky, applies to the skin easily and also transfer onto the brush seamlessly.  On the skin, these powders do not look powder whatsoever.  In fact, it looks so natural that you would even question yourself if you have enough on.

Lasting power:
Lasting power for me isn’t a problem since I live in a low humidity city.  On my dry skin type with base make up on, these lasts a good 6 hours before fading.  After that, the contour seems to completely fade away.

Fragrance?:
No scent detected.

Demo time!
IMG_5818Since I’ve already done a demo on Behind story and Divine work, let’s go with Crony and Divine work this time.

IMG_5819Whooo nelly… I look soooo tired.  Can’t help it since I’m always staying up late.  No concealer can conceal these puppies dang!

IMG_5820Starting off with Divine work, let’s roughly carve out my face in preparation for the real deal, Crony.

IMG_5822Left side is before, right side is after.  Can you see the slight difference the contour powder gave me?  It’s very subtle but definitely there.  Continuing on with Crony, I applied it on the hollows of my cheeks, temples of my forehand and also the bridge of my nose.

IMG_5826Before…

IMG_5823After Divine work + Crony.  This side is definitely more defined.  it almost looks like I got a nose job too HAHA.  Not a big fan of the itty bitty nose contouring happening in the beauty world at the moment.  It looks way too fake and wayyyyy too pointy (talking about the Western beauty trends).  That look reminds me of a the skewers at work for which we use to serve fondue with.  Might as well be like a bird and peck the fruit and dip it in chocolate with your nose.  No need for a skewer.IMG_5834Here’s a closer look.  Before…

IMG_5833After.  Definitely a lot more defined but still looks very natural.

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IMG_5861And ze full face.

Pro:
-great texture + finish
-works well with pale skin types
-colors are just right (slight gray undertone, not muddy looking)

Con:
-needs to be bigger!

Repurchase?:
Yes 🙂

Stars given out of 5:
🌟🌟🌟🌟

Overall thoughts:
Since the first time I encountered Pony’s contour powder, I knew I liked them.  I like how the colors worked with my skin tone very well, looked super natural and almost undetectable.  Out of all the powder products so far that Pony offers, these contour powders are one of the best alongside her eyeshadow quads.  I do wish to see these in a bigger pan in the future since these are contour powders, which is a product we need a lot of.  We got a lot of face to cover guys!!  I’d also like to see one or two more shades that are darker to cater to those who have skin tones darker then Mac NC25.  Not everyone in the world is pale as a ghost!! Other then that, these are a definite thumbs up for me and I’d recommend you guys go check this out.

What do you guys think about these contour powders?  is it something you’d want for yourself and if so, which shades are you eyeing?  Let me know in the comments down below your thoughts and let’s chit chat :).
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