Korean makeup artist, Pony, has a whole line of makeup including brow, lip, and skin products. I have tried quite a few products from Pony Effect and I have yet to be disappointed. I purchased her Contouring Master Palette in ‘Fabulous” a couple months ago and I can’t wait to share with you guys
The Contouring Master Palette has 4 different powder products for brightening, highlighting, blush and contour. Pony Effect describes the pans as a “luxurious powder has a silky soft texture that blends effortlessly to give your skin that soft-focus, photogenic finish.” The packaging is extremely sleek, using plastic black and rose gold and the palette also includes a huge mirror. Each pan holds 3 grams of product and the palette sells for $32. The palette comes in two shades, “Fabulous” and “Marvelous”.
So far, all of the Pony Effect products I’ve tried are extremely beginner friendly. Her products are all buildable and the powders are not too soft or too pigmented, which is popular within Korean makeup. This palette is no exception, the shades aren’t harsh against the skin and they are more suited to natural makeup looks.
The brightening shade, ‘Super Magic’, is a matte highlight that works well under the eyes. The highlighting shade, ‘Dreamcatcher’ is on the more natural side but it is build able (Read my full review of the Pony Effect Mirage highlighters here!). The blush, ‘On My Own’, does not really show up on my skin tone but it is a very pretty light pink on lighter skin tone. The contouring shade, ‘Behind Story’ is too close to my actual skin tone to be called a shading color. It is the least pigmented of all 4 powders and t would suit someone lighter than the 20 range in MAC foundations.
I do have to say that both palettes are more suited to fair skin, I think people with medium skin tone can use some of the shades. I am around NC35 and the blush and contour shades were disappointing. The arm swatches were done on my sister who is around an NW30 or slightly lighter so you can see it on her skintone. I think anyone with a deeper complexion than me wouldn’t get much use out of either palette. The star is definitely the highlighter which is sold individually, although not in the shade, ‘Dreamcatcher’.
Overall, if you are looking for a beginner face palette to do your basic face routine and you are on the fair side, this is a good choice for you. Pony Effect products are available for purchase on Memebox.com. Let me know what you guys think about the Pony Effect line!