Part three of Pony effect WHOO~ I’m super excited to share this review with you since this was one of the items I was eyeing when the Pony Effect line was released. Contouring is one of those products which us pale girls have a hard time with since the lightest shades available on the western market are either too orange or still way too dark. I always have faith in my Korean cosmetics since they are designed for pale, yellow undertone people. Let the reviewing games begin!
Full name of product:
Pony effect That Girl Luminous Contouring Palette
Limited edition/ Permanent?:
Description of product:
“Shine bright this holiday season with a luminous complexion! Designed for light to medium skin tones, this contour palette consists of 4 essential shades for strobing and contouring makeup. Use the highlighter shades to get a healthy glow, and the darker shades to sculpt & define.
-For light to medium skin tone
-2 strobing shades, and 2 contouring shades
-Silky smooth and blendable”
Amount of product:
Duration before expiration:
36 months (3 years)
Where to buy:
Only this palette is available at the moment.
Behind Story: Talc, Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Nylon-12, Silica, Diisostearyl Malate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Triethylhexanoin, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate/Hexastearate /Hexarosinate, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Flower Extract, Amethyst powder, Pearl Powder, Ruby Powder, Coral powder, Tourmaline, 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, Magnesium Stearate, Triethylhexanoin, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Dimethicone, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate/Hexastearate /Hexarosinate, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Flower Extract, Amethyst powder, Pearl Powder, Ruby Powder, Coral powder, Tourmaline, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Methicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499)
Muse Maker: Talc, Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Nylon-12, Magnesium Stearate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Triethylhexanoin, Diisostearyl Malate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate/Hexastearate /Hexarosinate, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Flower Extract, Amethyst powder, Coral powder, Pearl Powder, Ruby Powder, Tourmaline, Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tin Oxide, Methicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499)
Angel Pink: Talc, Mica (CI 77019), Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Nylon-12, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Magnesium Stearate, Diisostearyl Malate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Triethylhexanoin, Silica, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate/Hexastearate/Hexarosinate, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Dimethicone, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Flower Extract, Amethyst powder, Coral powder, Pearl Powder, Ruby Powder, Tourmaline, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tin Oxide, Methicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499)Product packaging:
The theme throughout the Pony Effect packaging is constant, with their hologramic brand logo, “that girl” motto and the thunderbolt that reminds me of Electrabuzz and Harry Potter all at the same time.
In the back of the box includes a diagram with the name of the shades and description of the product which is sadly, all in hangul (Θ︹Θ)ს which reminds me I really should take up classes to learn Korean.
Inside, of course, is the actual compact. Pony Effect again is in the holographic touch with “that girl” printed in purple. Both are scratch resistant which is always something I look for when products are printed. This tells me they did not skip on the details! IMPORTANT…well to me. I don’t want my products to look like a car ran over it if I only used it twice.
The compact has the traditional snap closure with a button where you push to release to open.The mirror, just like the eyeshadow palette, sits up at a 50 degree angle. You can easily see your whole face with this mirror and would actually be a mirror I would use if I was on the go.
Inside the compact houses the four powders with a plastic cover to indicate the different shade names. I would have liked to see the shade names printed onto the compact, but the names are already on the back so there really was no need for the plastic cover to be honest.
With the shades available in this palette, would not work with anyone with the skintone shade higher then MAC NC25. This palette almost barely worked on me! I was actually surprised that the two brown shades on the bottom did anything for me! So I would not suggest anyone with a darker skintone then me to get this palette because most likely, it wouldn’t even show up on your skin!
I really expected the highlight shades to be amazing since Pony, being a self taught make up artist who is always exposed to products, would produce a product that she would personally be satisfied with. I personally really like my highlighters to have a very fine shimmer finish, so I thought Muse maker would be exactly what I like. Sadly, the payoff was not pigmented enough to show the beautiful light champagne color.
Angel skin is the weakest link on this palette. It virtually does not even have any payoff except you would see a dusting of the chunky sliver glitters. It had so much potential but sadly it did not even show up on the skin.
Divine work actually turned out to be pretty good! I was worried it would b way too light, even for my pale skin but surprisingly it contoured my face really naturally and actually gave me definition.
Behind story along with divine story works great together! Divine work gave me a hint of definition and behind story sealed the deal. I really like these two shades and would even ditch my Benefit Hoola Bronzer for these two shades.
Texture of these powders could use a little work in terms of it being slightly too stiff. My make up brushes are able to pick the powder up and apply on my skin with no problem in terms of the contour shades, but I would like to see the highlighters to be more of a silkier texture. I do understand that the Asian cosmetic culture leans more towards a natural look, but I don’t believe anyone would want a product that only kind of works. I admire the girls on Instagram and Youtube with their fully made up faces with the heavy chiseled face and heavy highlight that could light your house for days, but not a look I’d want to wear on a daily basis. However, I’d rather have my highlight to be way too pigmented (if that is even possible) and be able to control it with my own manual application rather then trying to pile it onto my skin because it has no pigmentation.
Finish of the highlighters, well they don’t really show up, let’s be honest. Muse maker does kind of show up, but mostly just a strip of fine gold shimmers while Angel skin is just chunky gold shimmers with no light peach pink payoff. Divine works, although it contains gold shimmers, comes off pretty much matte which is what I prefer if I were to contour my face. Behind story is perfect with a matte finish and defines my face with no problem.
I never really have a problem with lasting power since I do have dry skin, and anything that gets applied onto my skin would usually cling onto anything and everything, including my dry patches! The highlighters, again don’t really want to talk about them but they don’t show up to begin with so those are dismissed. The contour powders worked fine, with average of 5 hour wear time and then it would start to fade.
Excuse the finger nails. I only painted my left hand because I can’t for the life of me be able to paint both hands and make them look decent. That and working in the food industry, got me never wearing nail polish. But for the sake of the review, I will paint my nails for you guys :). Just please ignore the mismatching hands. 〜(^∇^〜）
I’ll be using this Sonia Kashuk brush with the black handle in #26. If you have not tried Sonia Kashuk brushes, you are going to have to check them out. They are affordable, soft, the cuts are unique and they are not scratchy. I love their brushes, especially their brush sets. They are priced super reasonable at $30 for 5-6 brushes. I even got their 15th anniversary brush set that was only $40 for 15 brushes and even had 50% off when I got it. So $20 for 15 amazing brushes, HELL YA! This domed shaped brush is great for natural looking contouring and brush as well.Let’s test out Divine work, the lighter brown on the left side. With this shade, I will focus more on blending everything towards the center of my face to get the most natural effect.
Starting off with the hollows of the cheeks. If you can’t find where your hollows are, you could do the fishy face and contour from your ear to the corner of your lips. Just make sure you don’t go too close to your lips or else you’d look like the Corpse Bride.
If you want to do a little extra, you could also go from your ear and down the center of your neck, contouring your esophagus essentially. When preparing for the red carpet, actresses actually like to do this and highlight the side of their neck for that extra glow.
Swipe a little higher from your temples and back down to your cheek bone. You don’t also contour your hair line, but I don’t really like that look. I find a lot of the time it looks too fake for my taste.
Go down the bridge of your nose. I like to focus a little more on the tip of my nose since I really want that “button nose” effect which I sadly do not have. Oh well, gonna work with what god gave you.
-reasonably priced for a palette
-contains two highlights and two tones of contouring powders
-highlighters does not show up
-contour shades will not work for anyone darker then me
Sadly no, unless they improve on the formula of the highlighters and the texture/formula of the powders.
Stars given out of 5:
🌟-Horrible, I would not consider it even if was a product that could possibly save my life
🌟🌟– Just… why….
🌟🌟🌟– A good, passable product but there are a few flaws. Nothing major and would consider repurchasing.
🌟🌟🌟🌟– This product is fabulous and would repurchase when I run out. (๑♡⌓♡๑)
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟– HOLY GRAIL BABY! I NEED A TRUCK LOAD OF THIS STUFF.
I really had high expectations towards this palette. It was one of the two things I had my eyes dead set on and sadly it was a disappointment. The highlighters, for the five millionth time, are pretty much non-existent on the skin and the formula is not silky/creamy enough. The contour powder texture is a little better and more pigmented and preformed well on the skin. Lasting powder could improve if a primer is used, but could still use a little bit more improvement. Overall the palette is decent and I would not throw this against the wall out of rage, but not something I would have paid money for.
What do you guys think? Did you like the effect the palette gave to my skin? Did you get it yourself and what are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments down below, you know I love hearing from you guys. (￣▽￣)ノ
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