Pony Effect Mattifying Blur Powder Review + Demo

Pony effect mattifying blur powder reviewPressed powder is always something you should have in your make up collection.  Of course, Pony effect came out with her own “blur” powder which is not only good for setting your make up but also giving the skin that real-life blur filter.  Whether you want something to bake your under eyes or just to keep your T-zone at bay, these two mattifying products maybe for you.  Since there is two products, we should just cut to the chase and start the review! Go time!

pony-effect-blur-powderFull name of product:
Pony effect Mattifying blur pressed powder pact
Pony effect mattifying blur loose powder

Limited edition/ Permanent?:

Description of product:
“Keep your face velvety soft and smooth all day. This translucent powder has a hint of yellow that brightens dull complexion. Its silky finish is perfect for setting makeup and touching up oily spots.

-Translucent pressed powder with brightening and mattifying effect
-Sebum Control – soaks up excess oil and keeps skin velvety matte
-Contains Daffodil, Cotton Flower, Portulaca, and Aloe Vera Leaf extracts that help with the skin’s water-oil balance” 


Amount of product:
Pressed: 8 g
Loose: 10 g

Duration before expiration:

Country of Manufacture:
Made in Korea
Manufactured by Memebox Inc.

Animal testing?:
All of Pony effect’s products are animal testing free!

Talc, Silica, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Magnesium Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phenyl Trimethicone, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Narcissus Pseudo-Narcissus (Daffodil) Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Diisostearyl Malate, Mica (CI 77019), Methicone, Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Fragrance

Loose: Talc, Mica (CI 77019), Silica, Nylon-12, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Myristate, Boron Nitride, Phenyl Trimethicone, Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Narcissus Pseudo-Narcissus (Daffodil) Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Methicone, Aluminum Hydroxide, Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Fragrance

How to use:
“Using the puff encased or a fluffy powder brush, apply along areas that you wish to brighten and mattify. Tap off excess powder prior to application.”

Pony effect loose powderProduct packaging:
As usual, Pony effect’s packaging is very sleek and cohesive with the rest of the line with it’s rose gold touch.  For the loose powder, this product comes in a slightly bulky packaging which comes with a puff and mirror as well.

pony effect powder review

pony effect powder reviewOnce you pop open the lid, you’ll see the fluffy puff and the mirror.  The lid shuts by the regular snap style and isn’t a magnetic closure.

Pony effect reviewThe puff that felt like material and it is about 1.5 cm in thickness.  I honestly never use these puffs to apply powder since it usually puts on too much.  The most I’d do with this puff is use a brush and take some of the powder off of it.

Pony effect mattifying blur powderUnlike most loose powder containers that has just a couple of holes in the plastic, this one from Pony has a mesh.  This can be a good or bad thing depending on which way you look at it.  Good since you can get an even dispense of the product, but bad because it is quite messy.  I personally would never travel with this since it is so messy and the powder would just spill everywhere.

Pony effect mattifying blur powderThe pressed powder version looks pretty much the same as the loose powder one but it doesn’t have the clear bottom that is screwed on.  Design again is sleek and to the point, with the same rose gold touch.
img_6323The compact isn’t the regular push to open type of compact but a magnetic one.

pony effect mattifying blur powderThe first layer has the pressed powder along with a good sized mirror.

Pony effect mattifying blur powderIf you flip the pressed powder, in it reveals a secret puff! I almost didn’t realize there was one, or it could just be me haha.

pony effect mattifying blur powderThis puff isn’t as puffy then the loose powder one, which is almost double the size of this one.

Looking into the pan/ jar, both the loose powder doesn’t look pure white.  In the description, it says there is a “hint of yellow that brightens dull complexion”.  The colour actually reminds me a lot of Hourglass’s ambient powder in Ethereal light which has the same slight yellow undertone.  On the skin, both powders blend to be translucent and doesn’t really leave the skin with any yellow.

Texture/ Finish:
Both these products are super finely milled which reminds me a lot of Hourglass’s ambient powder.  The loose powder version blends like a dream and is great for those who like the whole “baking” trend, while the pressed powder version is great for those who want something on the go and not the mess. For me personally, since I have dry skin and usually don’t want to use powder in general, I’d go for the pressed powder version since I pick up less product but still does the same job.  Blended out on the skin, these make my skin look flawless, set and doesn’t make my face look super powdery or cakey which I can appreciate.  My skin feels a lot smoother and still retains that skin like glow, kind like Hourglass’s but not as much “glow” as Hourglass’s.

Don’t expect any sort of coverage with these products since these are more of a translucent mattifying powder then a powdered foundation. So if you want extra coverage, this is not the product for you.

Lasting power:
Since I’m not a oily skin type nor do I produce oils pretty much anywhere on my face, I don’t think I’d be a good indicator for this category.  For me and my dry skin, I used this to lightly set my cheeks and nose around and it works just fine.  Throughout the day, my skin got a bit drier but that is to be expected.  My make up still looked fine so I have nothing to complain about.

Both powders has a slight powder floral scent to it, that same grandma-esque kind of powdery floral scent.  Don’t worry, it’s not strong at all and doesn’t linger after application.  Smell-o-scale: 3/10 in terms of the strength of the fragrance.

pony effect mattifying blur powderOkay, let’s try this powder out now.  I’ll be using the pressed powder version.

pony effect mattiying blur powderMy make up is all done here.  Yes, please excuse the poor choice of eyeliner LOL.  I was testing out the liners and in person, the bottom eyeliner was more of a burgundy while in photos it looks like my eye are bleed.  Yey -_- *sarcasm*

img_6421With a fluffy brush, lets try this on the right side of my face (left side on your computer screen).

pony effect blur powderBefore…

img_6423After.  My skin doesn’t look completely matte but it is definitely less dewy.

img_6424Before (right), after (left side).  I actually really like the finish and I’d definitely use it around the area where  my glasses sit.

img_6425Here’s the rest of my face set with the powder.  Hmm.. it looks really good!


img_6429Super close up! I’m kind of in love.  No bunchy, dry patches, still looks like skin, YAS!

-good amount of product
-gorgeous skin like finish
-finely milled

Nothing actually!

Most likely!
I’d be great if they came out with more shades and create a line like Hourglass’s ambient powders!

Stars given out of 5:

Overall thoughts:
I honestly didn’t think I’d like this product at all.  I personally don’t use much powder unlike when I first started playing with make up back in high school.  It was the “it” thing to do back in the days when Youtube first started and there was something called “make up tutorials”.  You know what I’m talking about, foundation, concealer, then you HAVE to finish it off with powder.  It was and still is kinda unheard of to not set your make up.  After converting to the Korean style of things, I learned to do the unheard of, not set my make up and leave it a dewy “mess”.  I actually liked it a lot better and my skin thank you since it didn’t feel or look drier then it had to be.  But, this product truly is an exception since it has the ability to set my make up, look natural and still skin-like.  Up close, it is almost undetectable and it looks as though my skin is actually blurred out!  Overall I give this product two thumbs up and if you’re looking for a mattifying powder, this is definitely one I’d recommend.

Have you guys tried this product and what are your thoughts (also what is your skin type)?  Would you give this product a try?  Let me know in the comments down below what you think!Blog Disclaimer

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