Pony Effect Strobing luminizer Review + Demo

Pony effect strobing luminizer review2015 was all about contouring, and now 2016 is all about strobing.  Honestly these trends are not new to the beauty world at all but just a hyped up period of time so that beauty brands can sell products.  Since the Korean market is usually pretty far ahead, I get surprised when I see brands going with the Western beauty timeline.  To my surprise, Pony came out with her own version of a strobing liquid called “strobing luminizer”.  Going into this with not much expectation, let’s see if this product is any good or is it just another hyped up beauty product.  Let’s get on with the review! (⊙ꇴ⊙)

Strobing-Luminizer-content1Full name of product:
Pony effect Strobing Luminizer

Limited edition/ Permanent?:

Description of product:
“Makeup is art – and clean, flawless canvas is the starting point. With this liquid highlighter, you can bring out your best features and add a beautiful glow to the skin. For a more natural strobing, apply a thin layer all over the face before foundation.”

Strobing game strong – this blendable liquid highlighter gives a beautiful champagne glow that looks flattering on any skin tone.


Amount of product:
32 mL

Duration before expiration:
24 months (2 years)

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

Animal testing?:
No animal testing with all of Pony effect products.

Where to buy:

Water, Glycerin, Isododecane, Butylene Glycol, Hexyl Laurate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Narcissus Pseudo-Narcissus (Daffodil) Flower Extract, Pearl Powder, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract, Carbomer, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Olivate, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Hydroxyacetophenone, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Propylene Glycol, Isohexadecane, Tromethamine, Polysorbate 80, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sorbitan Oleate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Dipropylene Glycol, Benzophenone-5, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Fragrance

How to use:
For a natural glow, use under makeup as a shimmery base. For a stronger strobing effect, apply on areas you wish to bring out such as cheekbones, browbones, bridge of the nose, cupid’s bow after foundation.

Pony effect strobing luminizerProduct packaging:
Packaging for this product is exactly like the radiance glow hydrating starter but unlike that one, this doesn’t have a frosted see through tube but a matte black tube with the rose gold detailing.
Strobing pony effectingIn the back, there is the regular info.

Pony effect strobing luminizerJust like the hydrating primer, this bottle also comes with the air tight dispenser which is easy to control and dispenses seamlessly.

Pony effect strobing luminizerColor/ Pigmentation:
Before I even tried this product, for some reason I was expecting this strobing liquid to have that light pink iridescent type of highlighter.  Luckily, this is a different type of highlighter with a more light champagne gold sheen with super fine light gold and sliver shimmers.

Pony effect strobing luminizer

Pony effect strobing luminizerAgain, the camera doesn’t seem to catch the gorgeous sheen it gives to the skin unfortunately but you’ll be able to see the difference in the demo down below.  The amount of dense shimmers, it kind of looks like liquid white gold on the skin.  It’s gorgeous!  It also has a nice balance of pigmentation but not looking overdone.

Pony effect strobing luminizerTexture/ Finish:
When I read the name for the first time, the first product that it reminded me of was Mac strobing liquid.  To my surprise, this product isn’t liquidy but more of a creamy consistency. With just a couple of rubs, this adheres to the skin effortlessly and leaves the skin a noticeable but skin like looking glow.  After it has set, it doesn’t seem to transfer or move around at all.  You can either use this as a base brighter by applying it before you apply your foundation, or you can use it as a highlighter by dabbing it strategically on the high points of your face.  

Lasting power:
For me using this as a base brightener, this product lasted me about 6-8 hour average before everything started to fade.  As a highlighter, it faded around the 5 hour mark which is quite normal for me since I don’t set any of my make up at all.  Lasting power is quite good since it adheres to the skin very well.

This product has the same floral, soapy and sunscreen-ish scent to it, which isn’t the best smell in the world but it isn’t super strong so I can deal with it.  Smell-o-scale= 6/10 in terms of it’s strength of stink but the smell goes away after application.

Pony effect strobing luminizerOkay let’s try this strobing luminizer on the skin.  If you haven’t checked out my “radiance glow hydrating starter“, you might want to check it out first since this is kind of the part two of the make up application.

pony effect strobing luminizerFirst off, let’s try it as a base brightener.
pony effect strobingApply it to the high points of the face, so center of the forehead, tops of the cheeks, nose bridge, cupid’s bow (the V on the upper lip) and the center of my chin.

pony effect strobing luminizerBefore….

Pony effect strobingAnd after!  See how much glower it is!  And best part?  it looks super skin like which is what I like to aim for.

IMG_5962Here is the strobing luminizer all over the face.

IMG_596410x zoom HAHA.

IMG_5965If you have already read of Verite UV multi cushion LX review, you’ll know I do not like this cushion at all.  It has a satin finish that is way too drying for my skin and accentuates unevenness of the skin and any fine lines and wrinkles.  If the radiance glow hydrating starter and strobing luminizer can save this product, these two products are a definite win in my book!

IMG_5966LOL I still haven’t washed my air puffs, so don’t mind the air puff being one from Etude House.

IMG_5967With one layer, the left side of my face, the redness has even out significantly, darkness around my eyes has also been concealed, and best of all, my skin doesn’t look or feel dry!



IMG_5972Before (right), after (left).  Even though the BB cushion slightly mattified my skin, the glow still peeks through.  Such a gorgeous finish!

IMG_5974With both sides of my face done, let’s see if applying as a highlighter would work well or not.  This is the before, which you can still see a slight glow peeking from underneath.  So pretty!!

IMG_5973I applied it directly on my face with my fingers, but I would suggest you guys use the air puff since I used way too much and it kind of moved around my base make up.  And do not swipe, dab only!

IMG_5980And viola!  These two products has single handedly (or double handedly) saved this horrible BB cushion!  I don’t have to throw it or gift it away (ノ°▽°)ノ.  What do you guys think?

Pony effect strobing luminizerPro:
-gorgeous finish
-adheres to the skin well
-affordable price tag

-can only purchase through Memebox


Stars given out of 5:


Overall thoughts:
I have been on a lucky streak recently with the good finds and yet another holy grail product to add to my list!  Going into this, I had low expectations since Pony effect’s powder highlighters seems to not impress me time and time again.  Luckily, this product is a completely different story and it rivals even Becca’s highlighters, which says a lot! This product really reminds me of Becca’s skin perfecting highlighters but of course, this product is a fraction of the price.  Overall I’m excited to announce, this product is Hello approved! Definitely do check this product out (and get one for yourself) if you are in the market for a GORGEOUS strobing product which I think can work with all skin types.  Two thumbs up, two toes up too.  GET THIS PRODUCT! So good.  It’s rare for a K-beauty brand to kill it in the highlighting department too ␟␏(ɲ˃ ˈ̫̮ ˂ɳ)␟␏ෆ.

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