memebox PONY Shine Easy Glam Review & Swatches

memebox Pony Effect Pony Shine Easy Glam Review

I first came across PONY Makeup when I watched “Pony’s Makeup Diary”, a special beauty segment of OnStyle (YouTube channel). Pony (real name Hye-Min Park) is one of South Korea’s most prominent beauty gurus and celebrity make-up artists. All of her videos are subtitled in English hence why she has followers around the globe. In the past couple years, she created her own YouTube channel “PONY Makeup” where she has makeup tutorials, GRWMs, brand-specific videos and travel diaries. Working in the beauty industry for many years as a self-taught MUA, Pony’s knowledge of both makeup and skincare really shines through in her videos. I learned a lot about skincare and korean skincare routines as well as Korean makeup trends from her expertly executed and edited clips. Her makeup transformation videos are also very inspiring and I have linked two for you to view at your leisure:

 

With her extensive background in both Korean and western makeup, I had high expectations with the quality of her products. Her first releases were in collaboration with memebox, an online company which delivers top trending beauty products from Korea (unfortunately they no longer deliver to Canada). At the time of this review, there are two PONY Shine Easy Glam palettes released. I will be reviewing the first.

memebox PonyEffect Pony Shine Easy Glam

Pony has since released her own beauty line which includes a plethora of products such as foundations (in both bottle and cushion format), lip collections, eyes and cheek palettes as well as sheet masks. From the products I’ve tried, I adore her eyebrow pencils and eyeshadow sticks.

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On to the review! I had so much fun styling these shots 🙂

The memebox x PONY Shine Easy Glam palette features 8 hand-picked shades (15g, made in Korea) curated as must-have shades to create a classic Korean-style eye look.

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Key Features:

Skin-fit System – The eyeshadows contain silicone powder oil which makes every shade easy to blend. It hugs the eyelids better in order to give a smooth, vivid finish.

High-Gloss Effect – Having pearl powder as one of its main ingredients, each eyeshadow has a pearl shine finish that looks gorgeous under any type of light.

Double Coating Powder – Its advanced double coating technology keeps the color and shimmers intact with minimal fallouts.

Jewelry Complex – The shimmer shades (Shine Rosegold, Shine Gold, Glam Cocoa, Glam Espresso) are improved with premium jewel extracts such as Ruby, Pearl and Amethyst which add to each shade’s ravishing finish.

Rosehip Oil – Each shade in the palette is enriched and fortified with natural rosehip oil which makes the eyeshadows go on buttery smooth.

The palette is free from parabens, sulfates, formaldehyde, mineral oil, alcohol, tea, peg, phthalates, coal tar, formaldehyde-releasers, triclosan, propylene glycol, mit, sodium lauryl sulfate, and dye.

memebox Pony Effect Pony Shine Easy Glam Ingredients

I separated the shades according to finish (matte vs. shimmer) and swatched them in a Z shape for each group:

memebox Pony Effect Pony Shine Easy Glam Shades

Easy Base – pale beige

Easy Shadow – warm yellow-brown

Easy Brown – warm toasted almond

Easy Charcoal – cool ashy dark brown

Shine Rosegold – pearl champagne

Shine Gold – sunset copper

Glam Cocoa – dark bronze

Glam Espresso – reddish dark brown

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Swatches in shade
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Swatch under natural sunlight

The shades are housed in a durable black plastic with shine finish. A full-length mirror occupies the underside of the lid. I love the portability of this sleek palette which makes it perfect to bring along on a trip or slip into  your purse. I’m also thrilled that the palette doesn’t come with a built-in brush compartment which usually just ends up collecting excess powder because I remove the brush and use my own most of the time.

memebox Pony Effect Pony Shine Easy Glam Palette Mirror

memebox Pony Effect Pony Shine Easy Glam Palette

All shades feel buttery smooth in the pan and blend effortlessly although there is minor powder kick-up with Easy Base and Easy Shadow. The shimmer shades apply truer to colour and more evenly with your fingers. The pigmentation is top-notch for korean brands (which generally have a softer finish for natural beauty) and the four mattes rival KVD and UD mattes. They last 5 hours on my normal lids without a primer and extend to 6.5 with a primer (I tested with Urban Decay).

If you have a warm undertone, Easy Shadow can definitely be used to naturally contour the finer features of your face such as the inner eyes for depth and around the nose.

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Swatches with flash

The shimmer isn’t too noticeable with normal shade and light but really shines with direct sunlight / flash.

My favourite shades in this palette are Easy Shadow & Easy Brown for the lid and contour, and Shine Rosegold for the inner corner.

With all the variety of shades in the market, this palette may not seem like anything special but I really enjoyed all the shades. These work especially well for asian skin and meld together with our yellow undertones. If you’re in the market for a good value eyeshadow palette that can easily transform a natural daytime look into a sophisticated date night glam, definitely consider looking into this one!

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TONYMOLY Inked Cushion Gel Liner Swatches & Review (03, 04, 05)

TONYMOLY Inked Cushion Gel Liner

Earlier this year, TONYMOLY launched a very uniquely packaged product that caught my immediate attention. Shaped like the well-adored quill pen and ink sets from the medieval era, the TONYMOLY Inked Cushion Gel Liner (2g / made in Korea) is hands-down the prettiest eyeliner in my collection.

TONYMOLY Inked Cushion Gel Liner

“Formulated to go on intense like ink and glide on light as a feather, this liquid gel-type cushion liner never skips, clumps, or drags, helping you achieve the perfect winged look. The cushion pot helps control the amount of product that is picked up and the built-in brush is designed to work perfectly with the formula so you always get an intense payoff with precision and ease.”

TONYMOLY Inked Cushion Gel Liner

I definitely appreciate the quill brush included with the cushion liner and it works very well for a precise winged line. The brush “handle” fits perfectly in your hand and the bristles are flat and rounded to a tip so you can use both the larger surface and the side for varying line widths. I love how it fits perfectly in the pot so you never have to rest the brush on the table. The swatches below were made with one swipe and both surfaces to showcase the different widths achieved with the built-in brush.

TONYMOLY Inked Cushion Gel Liner

TONYMOLY Inked Cushion Gel Liner
Swatched in natural direct sunlight.
TONYMOLY Inked Cushion Gel Liner Swatches
Swatched in shade.

As advertised, the formula is great. It dries very quickly and doesn’t budge at all. Even with water and some scrubbing, it only slightly fades by flaking off (rather than smudging) which will be really nice for the rain-filled days ahead. It washes off easily with makeup remover and is gentle on the eyes. One of the key ingredients is Althaea Officialis Root Extract which conditions the skin.

TONYMOLY Inked Cushion Gel Liner Plum Wine

My first cushion experience was with the Stila Got Inked Cushion Eye Liner and I didn’t like it at all hence my initial reluctance to try a similar cushion eyeliner from TONYMOLY. Obviously the packaging won me over as I ordered three… (yep). I’m so glad I gave in. The cushion pot is great for controlling the amount of product on your brush – you simply apply a bit more pressure whenever you want to saturate the bristles. The downfall with cushion liners is that they dry out quicker than gel pots so you really have to make sure you close the lid tightly. Cushion liners also don’t last as long because you use up more product each time.

TONYMOLY Inked Cushion Gel Liner

TONYMOLY Inked Cushion Gel Liner

There are currently 5 shades available for purchase:

  • #01 Black
  • #02 Brown
  • #03 Pearl Brown (lighter than brown with more copper tones)
  • #04 Plum Wine
  • #05 Olive Black

I chose the three shades that are more unique since I have a lot of pure black and brown liners.

TONYMOLY Inked Cushion Gel Liner Pearl Brown Plum Wine

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Bottom line, if you’re looking for an affordable smudge-proof brush-included liquid cushion liner that doubles as a pretty desk or vanity piece… look no further. Here it is.

Available now at tonymoly (US), testerkorea (international), amazon, Jolse, and more.