Most of the people I knew always think its weird that I never really purchase any Korean cosmetics before considering how adventurous I can be when it comes to trying out new products. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against Korean products at all, in fact I have a lot of faith in their skincare but when it comes to makeup, I can see that they're way too focus in creating colors and shades that seems to compliment those with fairer skin. I have a change of heart however when I saw how genius Pony, a Korean makeup artist turns entrepreneur transformed herself to look exactly like Taylor Swift in one of her video here, I knew I'm sold!
I've become so obsessed with her ever since and knowing that she also have her own beauty line, Pony Effect making me even more determined to finally give Korean makeup a try. Unfortunately, it's not easy to find her cosmetics products here in Malaysia, thank god Hermo Malaysia have it all covered at their online shopping site, phew~ Initially, I plan to purchase Pony Effect Everlasting Cushion Foundation and of course, right before I'm about to add it into my cart, my shade was no longer in stock so I decided to get Pony Effect Seamless Foundation & Pony Effect Skin Fit Powder Pact in Nude Beige instead and I'm so glad I did!
Pony Effect Seamless Foundation SPF30 / PA++ in Nude Beige
According to their website, Pony Effect Seamless Foundation SPF30 / PA++ is a comfortable and weightless texture liquid foundation that provides seamless coverage and ultra smooth finish. With it's rich moisturizing effect, it's infused with pure daffodil and rice extract ingredients that help sebum control and moisture balance on the skin to give you a clear, glowing complexion without stickiness. Comes in 5 different shades; Fair, Rose Ivory, Natural Ivory, Rose Beige and Nude Beige that suit fair to medium skin tone women perfectly.
VERDICT : Contrary to other Korean cosmetics, Pony Effect Seamless Foundation SPF30 / PA++ surprisingly deliver a matte finish which is really great for me who have combination oily skin. It's not full coverage sadly but it's so easy to blend so I guess I can forgive it for that True to it's claim, I love how lightweight the consistency is! It can lasts for about 5 hours on my skin and the scent smells very much like a talcum powder which is not really a bad thing actually but I usually go for fragrance free foundation. The packaging on the other hand is so gorgeous with beautiful rose gold details that scream luxurious and sexy to me. Other than the scent, I highly recommended this if you're looking for something different than other Korean makeup brand has to offer.
Pony Effect Skin Fit Powder Pact SPF30 / PA++ in Nude Beige
Meanwhile Pony Effect Skin Fit Powder Pact SPF30 / PA++ is a skin friendly powder pact enhanced with moisturizing factor to keep your skin balanced, hydrated, clear and bright looking. It's instantly refined your skin texture and concealed your imperfection. Just like Pony Effect Seamless Foundation SPF30 / PA++, it's also comes in 5 identical shades; Fair, Rose Ivory, Natural Ivory, Rose Beige and Nude Beige besides an unique sponge applicator and mirror in a sleek and slim rose gold packaging that fit everybody from girl next door to royalty.
VERDICT : I love everything about Pony Effect Skin Fit Powder Pact SPF30 / PA++, the pretty case, the high coverage powder that not only can be use by itself, it can be a setting powder as well if you're using with a lighter hand. The texture is a little bit chalky but I kind of like how pigmented it is. Nobody's perfect, right? Again, it's not fragrance free and not hydrating enough for me either which is normally what you get for in every compact powder so I guess I can live with that. Other than that, I'm happy with my purchase and looking forward to add more Pony Effect cosmetics in my collection especially their lips product range!
If you have fair to medium skin tone and combination oily skin like mine, these two products from Pony Effect are definitely worth a try and while you're at it, you can take a look at her other bestsellers and beauty must have such as her makeup brush line, face mask, contour palettes and eyeshadow palettes too. Hermo Malaysia always come up with lots of promos from time to time so stick around to their official site for the latest update. Until then, happy shopping and I'm wishing you a wonderful week ahead lovelies, adieu~