[REVIEW] Pony Effect Ultimate Prep Primer Hydrate

Pony Effect Ultimate Prep Primer Hydrate Review:

I’m sure every K-beauty enthusiasts must have heard Pony’s name before, at least once in their lives. Pony, or Park Hye Mi, was an ulzzang (best face/someone with beautiful face) from South Korea and she started getting more famous after her segment Pony Beauty Diary on InsiteTV became a big hit.

Since then she started her own makeup tutorial channel and became more famous internationally and honestly her makeup skill is no joke! She even worked as Korean idols makeup artist. She announced her collaboration with Memebox but then she made her own makeup line called Pony Effect.

I do have oily yet rough skin texture and it’s very hard for me to find a good product that will match my skin condition. If I used product for oily skin, my skin texture becomes more rough and dry but if I used moisturizing product, it makes my skin produces more sebum.

After researching about my skin, turns out I have a dehydrated skin and hydrating products will be the best solution for me. That’s why I choose this primer because it has ‘Hydrate’ option whereas her other primers are for mattifying and moisturizing only.

Claims :

A base makeup product preps your skin and helps maximize the color payoff and long-wearing effect from the steps that follow.

1. Hydrate

– If dead skin cells or dry skin is your concern during makeup, this is the solution!
– A slightly tinted pink hue and with fine pearl powder primer delivers and locks essential moisture, thus enhancing adhesion while evening skin tone.

2. Moisture & Sebum Control

– A moisturizing primer with excellent coverage conceals pores and wrinkles, representing a silky, flawless complexion.
– Suitable for dehydrated and oily skin types.
– Formulated with sebum control powder, it is able to absorb and regulate excess sebum secretion.

3. Original

– Lightweight yet with buildable coverage.
– It glides on skin upon application while concealing pores and fine lines, creating a flawless complexion.

Ingredients :

Water, Dimethicone, Propanediol, Butylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Sodium Chloride, Pentylene Glycol, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Nylon-12, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, 1, 2-Hexanediol, Hydroxyacetophenone, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Fragrance, Benzophenone-5, Synthetic fluorphlogopite, Disodium EDTA, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Dipropylene Glycol, Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, CI 19140, Aloe, Hyaluronic Acid, Narcissus Pseudo-Narcissus (Daffodil) Flower Extract, CI 17200, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate

Pony Effect Ultimate Prep Primer Hydrate Review

How to Use :

1. After skin care, apply an appropriate amount of contents onto your face and spread lightly.

2. Reapply on desired areas where there is sebum secretion or dry feeling.

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Volume : 35g

My skin type : Combination with very oily T-zone

Pony Effect Ultimate Prep Primer Hydrate Review:

It comes in a pretty black – rose gold box but mine comes in a slightly dented shape so I throw it away. I don’t remember if there’s ingredients list and other info on the box but fortunately you can check it on US Memebox website (and it’s in full English!).

The packaging is in a tube type bottle and it’s really pretty! I love that it has a gold lid with a soft pink tube, it makes the primer looks more elegant and luxurious. The tube is pretty tall and slim, makes it more travel-friendly and doesn’t take too much space to store.

It contains 35g of products and it’s really a lot for a primer. Usually even a foundation only contains 25 – 30g so I’m happy I get more product because to be honest, the price is not cheap at all.

Pony Effect Ultimate Prep Primer Hydrate Review

I love that it is in tube packaging because it’s way more hygienic and you can control how product you want to use easily. You don’t have to squeeze it hard because it’s easy for the product to come out.

Actually I did expect a pump packaging because of the price and her other primers has pump bottles but as long as I don’t need to touch the product directly with my hand, I’m okay with it. I really hate it when I have to touch a product directly.

The product itself is in a liquid gel texture. It’s not too runny but it’s not thick either. It’s pretty similar to the J.One Jelly Pack but it’s not as sticky, instead it’s more moisturizing. When I apply it on my face, it feels a little bit slippery but it’s makes my skin feel good especially on the day where my skin is on the drier side because it feels cool and refreshing at the same time. It doesn’t make my skin look greasy like some other hydrating primers would.

Usually I squeeze the primer out on my finger, rub it with my fingers to melt it down then apply it all over my face softly. I tap my face for several times to make sure the primer blends and absorbed perfectly on my face.

Pony Effect Ultimate Prep Primer Hydrate Review

So does it make my skin feel hydrated? I would say no because I can still see my dry patches here and there on my skin and to be honest I think this primer has a same effect with other moisturizers.

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But it makes my foundation / base makeup applies more smooth. Because it has more moisture finish, it grabs my foundation better than a mattifying primer and it helps spreading the foundation nicely.

It doesn’t make my skin produces less sebum but it doesn’t make my face more oily either. It also doesn’t prolong my base makeup lasting power. Overall I think it’s good primer but it’s not moisturizing enough for dry skin and it’s not hydrating enough for dehydrated skin. If you want to try it, please do but for me there are so much better primers with more affordable prices in the market.

Where to buy:

Amazon Prime | eBay | Yes Style


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