“Nice Shading ” contour powder by PONY EFFECT Review

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OK, enough with the boring part, let’s get started with my first Pony review – We’re starting off with the first item, in this case, the Pony Effect “Nice shading” Contour powder.

Now, there won’t be an intro regarding Pony Effect, since I wrote a separate post about them, so for detailed info about this brand, its creator and her makeup technique, just click here. 😊

Da ne dužim više, nego da mi polako pređemo na ono što je najbitnije – recenziju Pony Effect ” Nice shading ” proizvoda za konturisanje u kamenu !.

Samo mala napomena – ovaj post nema uvodni pasus o kozmetici Pony Effect, tako da, ukoliko želite da saznate nešto više o samom brendu i šminkerki koja stoji iza same linije, kliknite ovde.

As always, I’ve divided this review into several sections, so you can skip the things you’re not interested to read about :

Kao i uvek, recenziju sam razdelila na nekoliko sekcija, ovako možete preskočiti one delove teksta koji vas ne zanimaju :

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The packaging is a fingerprint magnet btw
Packaging / Ambalaža

The product comes in a small two-toned, navy blue/rose gold cardboard box. The design is very sleek and elegant, I must say, I loove it !. The contouring powder comes in a sturdy plastic case, also navy blue, with a magnetic, 180° opening. The upper lid has a transparent middle part with the Pony Effect logo in rose gold. Comes with no mirror or applicator, which is fine by me. You get 3 gr of product, with everything made in Korea by Memebox Inc.

Proizvod dolazi u maloj dvobojnoj teget-roze zlatnoj kartonskoj kutiji sa logom Pony Effect. Moram priznati da mi se pakovanje jako dopada, vrlo je elegantno i vizuelno efektno, proizvod na prvi pogled čak deluje luksuznije nego što zaista jeste. Zaista su se potrudili oko dizajna. Pudrijera samog proizvoda je plastična, takođe teget boje sa magnetnim otvaranjem do 180°. Gornja strana je po sredini prozirna, tako da u ovom slučaju ne dobijate ogledalce, a ni one bespotrebne aplikatore, što je meni skroz oke ( to kod mene ionako odmah završi u kanti sa ambalažom ). Dobijate 3 gr proizvoda prozvedenog u Koreji od strane kompanije Memebox .

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About the product / O samom proizvodu

 

So, this is a pressed contouring powder. I got mine in the shade Crony. This shade is described as a – cool-toned medium brown for light to medium skin / for deeper, more olive skin tones ?? (the description on two different sites) . Now, when I look at the other shades, this would be the darkest one. I actually ordered the darkest shade on purpose, since I wasn’t quite sure how light/dark Korean powders are in general, compared to my light to medium skin tone. Koreans have lighter complexions, compared to most Europeans ( you can see that with their quite small foundation color range – usually only 3 shades). The powder is available in two more shades : Behind Story & Divine Work.

Ovo je u osnovi presovana senka za konturisanje/senčenje ( zaista ne znam kako bih vam ovo drugačije prevela na srpskom 😬😬 ). Kako sam naručivala proizvod putem interneta, odlučila sam se za nijansu Crony, koja je opisana kao srednje braon nijansa sa hladnim podtonom za svetliji – srednji ten / za tamniji maslinasti ten?? ( sa dva različita sajta su opisi ). Naručila sam zapravo nijansu koja mi se učinila najtamnijom, s obzirom da generalno nisam bila sigurna koliko su korejski proizvodi za konturisanje tamni tj. svetli. Korejci su poznati po izrazito svetloj puti, za razliku od većine Evropljana ( to se pogotovu primećuje kada pogledate njihov raspon nijansi pudera ). Senka je dostupna u još 2 nijanse : Behind Story i Divine Work .

 

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Application & impressions / Nanošenje i utisci

The powder has a nice satin like texture, you can really feel it under your fingertips, the product was very finely mild. This shade is perfect for me, doesn’t look too warm on my skin (isn’t orange at all) nor does it appear grayish, just a perfect cool toned brown for sculpting your face. Goes on smoothly, doesn’t look patchy and it’s pretty pigmented, so I advise you to use a light hand since the intensity is easily buildable . Great staying power, even without setting spray on top. Also, although you can see some gold flex in this picture, the product goes on completely mat on the skin.

Tekstura proizvoda je zaista divna, vrlo svilenkasta, tačno se oseća pod prstima koliko je prah fino samleven. Sama nijansa kontura je bila pun pogodak za mene. Kontur ne deluje nimalo narandžast na mom tenu a ne deluje ni pepeljasto sivo. Zaista savršena braon hladnog podtona nijansa za konturisanje lica. Moram reći da sam iznenađena i samom pigmentacijom proizvoda, s obzirom da je opšte poznato koliko Korejci ne stavljaju toliko akcenat na pigmentaciju. Intenzitet boje se lako nadograđuje, kontur nimalo ne deluje ” prljavo” a zadovoljna sam i sa samom postojanošću na koži tokom dana. Inače – iako se na slici vide sitne zlatne čestice ( mada mi je wp kompresovao sliku ), na koži je skroz mat.

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Taken in supermacro
Functionality & Usability / Funkcionalnost & upotrebljivost

This powder is a great contouring/shading product. You can use it to sculpt your face and give it the necessary dimension, also to contour your nose or even as an eyeshadow, as a nice everyday color all over the lid, or just to create some depth in the crease. Very versatile and easy to use, also travel friendly as it can be used as a 2in1 product.

Ovaj kontur je zaista divan proizvod za konturisanje/senčenje. Možete ga znači koristiti za konturisanje lica, kako biste dobili neophodnu dimenziju u predelu jagodičnih kostiju, čela, vilice i nosa, ali je ujedno odlična i za senčenje u predelu pregiba oka, kako biste dobili efekat dubine.

When it comes to its application, I use the M.A.C 168 contour brush to apply it. Now, I realize that this is a brush on the pricier side, so a good alternative that I have to recommend is the Artdeco Blusher brush. Do keep in mind that this brush has less bristle density and it’s a bit wider – the ferrule is more pinched, so it covers a bigger surface than the M.A.C one. But, for beginners and with products of stronger pigmentation, this is a great alternative at a lower price (of course, you can use whatever brush you’d like, nowadays you can find a lot of good, affordable, brushes).

Što se tiče samog nanošenja, za ovaj kontur proizvod koristim M.A.C četkicu za konturisanje, broj 168. Svesna sam da je ovo jedna od skupljih četkica na tržištu i da je ne može svako sebi priuštiti, zato od postojećih četkica koje posedujem kao dobru alternativu mogu da vam preporučim ArtDeco četkicu za rumenilo. U osnovi obe četkice imaju istu svrhu, oblik i vrstu dlake ( kozja ). Jedino imajte na umu da je gustina dlake kod ArtDeco manja a i da je sama cev četkice više priklještena – time je četkica šira i prekriva veću površinu. Generalno za proizvode jače pigmentacije kao i za početnike kada je u pitanju šminkanje, ovo je po meni dobra alternativa.

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Ingredients / Sastav

As you know, South Korea is well-known for their skin care industry. Everyone and their grandma is skin obsessed there. 😁 Which is a good thing, don’t get me wrong. So, when it comes to makeup, it’s also very important for them to have the necessary skin care benefits implemented in their makeup as well. This brand and their products are no exception to that rule. The contouring powder is botanical-infused with several plant extracts, including Arnica Montana flower extract, Yarrow extract, Artemisia Absinthium extract, Achillea Millefolium extract and Gentiana Lutea Root extract ( soothing & nourishing properties).

Kao što već znate, Južna Koreja je poznata po svojoj opsednutosti kožom. Njihova industrija se smatra jednom od najnaprednijih kada su u pitanju sastojci proizvoda i sama tehnologija izrade preparativne kozmetike. Isti je slučaj naravno i sa njihovom dekorativnom kozmetikom tj. šminkom. Dobar je primer upravo ovaj kompatni kontur koji u sebi sadrži ekstrakt cveta Moravke, Hajdučice, Belog Pelena i korena Žute Lincure ( biljke koje neguju i umiruju upale kože ).

Their products are also free from ingredients like : dye, formaldehyde, mineral oil, polyethylene glycol a.k.a PEG, propylene glycol, parabens, coal tar, alcohol, sulfates, sodium lauryl sulfate a.k.a SLS, triclosan, formaldehyde-releasers, phthalates, methylisothiazolinone a.k.a MIT.

Proizvod takođe ne sadrži : boje, formaldehid, mineralno ulje, polietilen glikol, propilen glikol, parabene, katran, alkohol, sulfate, sodium lauril sulfat, triklosan, ftalate, metilizotiazolinon.

As for the ingredients list scan :

Što se tiče pregleda sastava :

Note : When you look at the numbers, from the acne/irritant column (index goes from 1 to 5), the lower the index, the better (less chance of breaking out). Safety index ( from 1 to 9) meaning again, the lower the number the less dangerous is considered its use. If a whole section is blank, it means there’s no data regarding that specific ingredient. This way you can also see if the product has any ingredients to which you’re allergic .

Napomena : Kada posmatrate kolonu sa stepenom prouzrokovanja iritacije /komedogenosti, brojevi se kreću od 1 do 5. Što je cifra niža, to je manja mogućnost reakcije kože. Stepen bezbednosti upotrebe sastojka u kometici se kreće od 1 do 9, ponovo, takođe – što je cifra niža, to je njena upotreba smatra manje opasnom. Ukoliko je neko polje prazno, znači da za dati sastojak nema podataka. Pomoću ove tabele ujedno možete utvrditi da li proizvod sadrži nešto u svom sastavu na šta znate da ste alergični.

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All in all, a very mild ingredients list, so it’s also sensitive skin friendly. Don’t forget that this is also a cruelty-free makeup brand.

Sve u svemu, vrlo blag sastav, tako da je proizvod podoban i za osobe sa osetljivijom kožom. Ne zaboravite da je ovo ujedno I brend koji ne testira na životinjama.

Any remarks ? / Zamerke ?

 

There’s some kick-up in the pan as you swirl your brush , but I don’t see that as a big flaw. I only wish there were more shades, for people with darker complexions, since the product is so nice. Now, some people on Youtube complain that the powder is too small ( regarding the amount of product you get ). I personally don’t see an issue, on one side, I don’t like huge pans ( takes you forever to use it all up) and on the other, when you look at other contouring powders, e.g. the Anastasia’s contour kit refills, you get 0,11 oz (3,25 gr) of product for 14 bucks ( and this is just a refill pan, no packaging included ). Pony Effect contour powder is 3 gr of product for the retail price of around 15 bucks ( here you’re paying for the product + packaging ). So, it’s reasonably priced in my opinion.

Kontur se malo kruni prilikom upotrebe četkice, ali meni to toliko ne smeta jer je i očekivano donekle kada sa ovako finim presovanim prahom, pogotovu kada koristite četku veće gustine. Primetila sam da su se pojedinci na Youtube-u žalili da je kontur dosta mali. Ja lično ne volim ni velike bronzere ni velike palete za konturisanje, tada vam treba 100 godina da potrošite proizvod do kraja. Takođe, kada pogledate, kod dopune za kontur paletu Anastazije, dobijate 3,25 grama proizvoda za 14 $ ( pritom nema kompaktno pakovanje). Kod Pony Effect dobijate 3 gr proizvoda za 15 $ ( ovde plaćate proizvod + ambalažu ). Generalno smatram da je oke cena.

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Do I recommend? / Da li preporučujem ?

 

Yep! Most definitely! Good quality product, (not just a pretty packaging), looks wonderful on warm skin tones, great color payoff, long wearing… Can’t find a reason not to recommend it. It’s a staple in my makeup bag right now ! Just – Lovin it ! 🤗 So, If you want to try something signed by Pony, most definitely pick this up, you won’t regret it! I ordered mine via TesterKorea for the price of 15.200 krw + shipping ( this varies based on the parcel’s weight ).

Apsolutno ! Smatram da je kontur dobrog kvaliteta, ne samo lepo dizajnirano pakovanje, divno izgleda na koži toplog podtona, dobro pigmentovan, postojan… Zaista ne mogu da mu nađem neku bitnu manu zbog kojeg vam ga na bih preporučila. Trenutno je moj omiljeni proizvod za konturisanje… Tako da, ukoliko želite da probate nešto sa potpisom Pony, ovaj proizvod ima moju toplu preporuku ! Proizvod možete naručiti putem sajta TesterKorea po ceni od 15.200 krw + poštarina ( visina poštarine zavisi od težine paketa ).

Toliko od moje prve Pony recenzije !

That’s it for my first Pony review ! Hope you liked it !

x

BelgradePixie

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Disclaimer : I bought this product with my own money, all opinions are solely my own. I’m not affiliated with the mentioned brands or companies. Keep in mind I’m not a dermatologist, chemist or pharmacist. Also, what worked for my skin, won’t necessary work for yours.

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