IMG_1802 1I think the most exciting thing ever is when Pony comes out with new make up.  I know, I’m such a fangirl but I can’t help it! She creates awesome videos and amazing transformation.  Just recently, she did a full transformation of Taylor Swift and it went viral with 5 million views in just 3 days.  She’s definitely a force of her own and pretty much the Michelle Phan of Asia.  I reviewed her line of make up back in November but I wasn’t fully impressed with the products.  I expected a lot more but they weren’t delivering up to my standard, especially since she is a make up artist herself. This time around, I have high hopes for her line of make up so don’t disappoint me this time Pony! Let’s get on with the review. ╰(・∇・╰)

IMG_1798Full name of product:
Pony effect Stay put eyestick

Limited edition/ Permanent?:
Permanent

Description of product:
“This creamy shadow stick does it all – blendable to be applied all over the lid, slim enough to double as a liner. You can blend with your fingertip, but I suggest using a bullet-shaped eyeshadow blending brush for a more delicate blending.”

Price:
$15 each

Amount of product:
0.8 g

Duration before expiration:
Unknown

Country of Manufacture:
Made in Korea

Where to buy:
Memebox

Shades available:pony effect

Ingredients:
Overthinking: Cyclopentasiloxane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Mica(Ci 77019), Isododecane, Titanium Dioxide(Ci 77891), Synthetic Wax, Polyethylene, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Iron Oxide Red (Ci 77491), Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Ceresin, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Polyisobutene, Propylene Carbonate, Tin Oxide, Methicone, Dimethicone

Ducky: Cyclopentasiloxane, Mica(Ci 77019), Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Isododecane, Titanium Dioxide(Ci 77891), Synthetic Wax, Polyethylene, Ceresin, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Iron Oxide Red (Ci 77491), Disteardimonium Hectorite, Polyisobutene, Propylene Carbonate, Carmine (Ci 75470), Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Methicone, Dimethicone, Tin Oxide

Rose dress: Cyclopentasiloxane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Titanium Dioxide(Ci 77891), Isododecane, Synthetic Wax, Polyethylene, Mica(Ci 77019), Iron Oxide Red (Ci 77491), Silica, Iron Oxide Yellow (Ci 77492), Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Ceresin, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Iron Oxide Black (Ci 77499), Polyisobutene, Propylene Carbonate, Dimethicone, Methicone

Vixen: Cyclopentasiloxane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Mica(Ci 77019), Isododecane, Titanium Dioxide(Ci 77891), Synthetic Wax, Polyethylene, Iron Oxide Red (Ci 77491), Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Ceresin, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Polyisobutene, Propylene Carbonate, Methicone, Dimethicone

Untamed: Cyclopentasiloxane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Mica(Ci 77019), Isododecane, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Wax, Polyethylene, Iron Oxide Red (Ci 77491), Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Ceresin, Iron Oxide Yellow (Ci 77492), Disteardimonium Hectorite, Titanium Dioxide(Ci 77891), Iron Oxide Black (Ci 77499), Polyisobutene, Propylene Carbonate, Dimethicone, Methicone

Otherwise: Cyclopentasiloxane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Mica(Ci 77019), Isododecane, Titanium Dioxide(Ci 77891), Synthetic Wax, Polyethylene, Iron Oxide Red (Ci 77491), Iron Oxide Black (Ci 77499), Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Ceresin, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Polyisobutene, Propylene Carbonate, Carmine (Ci 75470), Methicone, Dimethicone, Tin Oxide

Deep focus: Cyclopentasiloxane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Isododecane, Mica(Ci 77019), Titanium Dioxide(Ci 77891), Synthetic Wax, Polyethylene, Iron Oxide Yellow (Ci 77492), Iron Oxide Black (Ci 77499), Iron Oxide Red (Ci 77491), Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Ceresin, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Polyisobutene, Propylene Carbonate, Methicone, Dimethicone

Used to: Cyclopentasiloxane, Mica(Ci 77019), Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Isododecane, Synthetic Wax, Iron Oxide Red (Ci 77491), Polyethylene, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Titanium Dioxide(Ci 77891), Ceresin, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Iron Oxide Black (Ci 77499), Polyisobutene, Propylene Carbonate, Methicone, Dimethicone, Tin Oxide

Cup of Joe: Cyclopentasiloxane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Isododecane, Titanium Dioxide(Ci 77891), Mica(Ci 77019), Synthetic Wax, Polyethylene, Iron Oxide Yellow (Ci 77492), Iron Oxide Red (Ci 77491), Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Ceresin, Iron Oxide Black (Ci 77499), Disteardimonium Hectorite, Polyisobutene, Propylene Carbonate, Dimethicone, Methicone

Be dazzling: Cyclopentasiloxane, Mica(Ci 77019), Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Isododecane, Titanium Dioxide(Ci 77891), Synthetic Wax, Polyethylene, Iron Oxide Red (Ci 77491), Ceresin, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Polyisobutene, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Propylene Carbonate, Carmine (Ci 75470), Methicone, Dimethicone

Bumpy: Cyclopentasiloxane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Isododecane, Mica(Ci 77019), Synthetic Wax, Silica, Polyethylene, Titanium Dioxide(Ci 77891), Iron Oxide Yellow (Ci 77492), Ceresin, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Iron Oxide Red (Ci 77491), Disteardimonium Hectorite, Polyisobutene, Yellow 6 (Ci 15985), Dimethicone, Iron Oxide Black (Ci 77499), Propylene Carbonate, Methicone

Beam me up: Cyclopentasiloxane, Mica(Ci 77019), Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Isododecane, Synthetic Wax, Polyethylene, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Titanium Dioxide(Ci 77891), Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Ceresin, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Polyisobutene, Propylene Carbonate, Methicone, Dimethicone, Iron Oxide Red (Ci 77491), Tin Oxide, Carmine (Ci 75470)

IMG_1795Product packaging:
When you first get these eye sticks, they come in this gorgeous boxes with rose gold accent and a matte black box.

IMG_1796On the side of the boxes, there are little stickers with the names both in English and Korean and a color indication to tell you what color is inside.

IMG_1804Also on the bottom of each pencil is the color of each shade which always comes in handy.  I hate it when packaging doesn’t have some type of quite color indicator (NARS cough cough).  The color on the bottom is also very close to the actual shade of the pencil, which is always nice since we know the product developers aren’t color blind.

IMG_1817The pencil itself comes in a twist up black plastic packaging with the Pony effect logo printed in a metallic rose gold shade.  On the side of each pencil prints what the product name is, the shade name and other standard information such as where it is manufactured and the expiration date.  The cream eyeshadow stick comes in a 4.5 mm size for a more precise application rather then the usual jumbo pencil size.   They say you can use these as an eyeliner as well but I honestly wouldn’t since the shades aren’t dark enough to be an eyeliner.

Color/ Pigmentation:
In the whole line of eye stick, they come in 12 shades which includes 4 mattes, 7 shimmers and 1 slightly sparkly shade.  I’m actually surprised to find the matte brown shades have a very warm undertone since this is a Asian focused line of make up.

IMG_1819Cup of Joe: Cool light milk chocolate brown shade (matte)

IMG_1820Bumpy: Warm burnt orange shade with a slight brown undertone (matte)

IMG_1821Rose dress: Cool dusty rose shade (matte)

IMG_1822Deep focus: Cool semi-sweet chocolate brown shade (matte)

IMG_1823Unwanted: Cool dark cranberry shade with fine teal shimmers (shimmery)

IMG_1824Used to: Warm dark brown bronze shade with fine dark bronze and gold shimmers (shimmery)

IMG_1825Vixen: Warm jewel tone cranberry shade with fine cranberry shimmers (shimmery)

IMG_1827Ducky: Cool light peach shade with fine peach shimmers (shimmery)

IMG_1828 (1)Be dazzling: Cool tone light bronze shade with fine light bronze shimmers (shimmery)

IMG_1829Beam me up: Cool white shimmer shade with fine gold shimmers and larger sliver shimmers (shimmery finish)
IMG_1830Overthinking: Cool champagne bronze shade with fine light bronze shimmers (shimmery)

IMG_1831Otherwise: Cool dark dusty plum shade with fine dark purple, gold, sliver shimmers (shimmery)

IMG_1807 (1)The most unique shade out of the shimmer shades would have to be “otherwise” and would be the shade I’d choose if I was limiting myself to one shade out of the shimmery ones.  Most of the shades they offer at the moment is quite generic, but the formulation is really good so I’ll forgive them haha.
IMG_1810I just want to point out that untamed is one of those shades I call “dragon scale” colors. I’ve loved a cool brick red shade with an odd teal shimmery pairing since the discovery of a similar shade in Wet n Wild’s comfort zone palette.  GORGEOUS!  And yes I’m aware that “untamed” isn’t a matte shade, I only noticed that when I was editing.  Silly me….

Having matte cream eye shadow sticks was a smart move since there aren’t many good matte cream eyeshadow pencils out there.  I think they need to expand on the matte formula since there aren’t many in the market, both Korean and Western with a good creamy consistency and a long lasting formulation in a stick format. I am slightly disappointed the two brown shades offered in the line isn’t really dark enough for me to use solely these pencils to create a full look without it looking muddy.  The colors are too similar and I hope to see deeper and darker shades in the future.  And if they want us to use these as eyeliners, they have to at least add a dark carbon black.

IMG_1740Here is the look I created using just the pencils themselves as eyeshadows.  Of course I used my own mascara and eyeliner to line my waterline.

IMG_1733I used “deep focus” first to carve out my eye socket and used my fingers to blend them out.  Then I put “rose dress” on the inner part of my crease and also around the outer V to create depth.  Sadly the shades aren’t different enough for me to create the depth difference I want and just looks like one shade to be honest.  I finished it off with “ducky” on the center of my lids for a subtle shimmer and on my tear duct to brighten to whole look.  Lastly, I used “deep focus” again just on the outer V to try and deepen the look.

IMG_1736These sticks are great if you want a very subtle and natural look.  If you are one that loves really dramatic looks, I’d suggest you use these as a color base or use one or two for a look and then other products you have in your collection to create your look.

Texture/ Finish:
Right when you contact your skin with these creamy eyeshadow sticks, these glide over your skin like butter with maximum pigmentation.  I’ve had a lot of experience with Korean gel eyeliners and cream shadows, so I knew these would definitely not disappoint.  Those that are matte finish dry down matte, and those that are shimmery sets true to color.  The only shade that slightly transfers is “beam me up”, but it is just the chunkier glitter particles that transfers around.  Every other shades had no problem staying put.

You have only about 30 seconds to work with these if you were to blend them, and after that they set.  I’ve rubbed them, sprayed water on them and then rubbed but they don’t seem to budge.  Heck, I even went to shower with the swatches still on my hand after I finished taking pictures of these and WOW.  I’m blown away honestly.  I didn’t expect these to hold up as well as they do, even with water!  It took me about 8 vigorous rubbing on the back of my hand for them to finally fade away in eraser bits style.  Bloody blown away…. (ノ^ヮ^)ノ*:・゚✧

Lasting power:
Personally for me and my dry skin with very little oil secretion on the eye lids, I didn’t have a problem with these fading away.  When I used these, I didn’t use any primer and I was fine for 6 hours with very slight fading after that.  I can’t speak for those with oily lids but if that is the case and you are worried, it never hurts to use a bit of primer underneath.  With the formula after it has set, it doesn’t seem to crease at all which is actually quite rare!  Overall, the lasting power is already in the name…. STAY PUT BABY!

 Fragrance?:
No fragrance detected

Pro:
-creamy consistency
-long lasting, budge-proof formula
-good variety of neutral shades

Con:
-need more darker shades

Repurchase?:
Yes

Stars given out of 5:
🌟
🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Overall thoughts:
Even though I think they shades they are offering this time around are shades you can find elsewhere, the formulation sets them apart with its budge-proof, water resistance finish.  These do set very quality and you’d have to have a quick hand to blend these out but these will last you at least 8 hours, if not longer.  One big thing they will have to work on is creating deeper and darker shades.  Other then that, I have no problems with these pencils and would definitely recommend you guys check these out if you are in the market for a twist up cream stick shadow and I give it my seal of awesomeness!

What are your thoughts on these pencils?  Which shades has caught your eyes?  Do you have any of these and what are your opinion on them?  Let me know in the comments down below and start a conversation with me!

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    6 Comments

  1. sabrina April 15, 2016 at 3:53 am Reply

    love the review !!!! i think i need vixen and otherwise !!! ps : love your makeup 🙂

    • Christina April 15, 2016 at 4:05 am Reply

      Glad you enjoyed it :P. Yes yes, those are really nice shades 😀 and thank you for your kind compliment!

  2. Midori April 15, 2016 at 5:12 am Reply

    These shades are stunning! I have my eyes on Ducky, Vixen and Bumpy! I’m so glad you did this review first. Now I can save up for a couple of these along with her future blush releases!

    • Christina April 16, 2016 at 12:23 am Reply

      Definitely pick up one or two of these shades :P. I’m still awaiting to see the blush shades. I haven’t found any naver blog posts on them so it will hit me like a surprise. Inside info, I heard they will come it on the beginning of May.

  3. Fiona April 15, 2016 at 10:44 am Reply

    Awesome review! The packaging is stunning; did you comment on how it feels like to hold? Weighted, or light/plasticky? “Otherwise” is such a funky name for this, but overall this is really cool! And WOW they get the stamp of approval from you~!

    • Christina April 16, 2016 at 12:24 am Reply

      They are light, kind of feels like Etude House’s cream stick eyeshadows but skinnier. And yes! The lasting power is none other so stamp of approval :).

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