Pony effect Ultimate Prep Primer Review + Demo

Pony effect ultimate prep primer reviewLike I mentioned in the other Pony effect hydrating primer review, I was never a primer girl since I never seen instant results with my skin.  Nowadays, I focus a lot more on my skincare then make up which aids in making everything smooth and natural looking.  After being converted with Pony effect’s radiance glow starter and strobing liquid, my interest in primers have peeked again.  Pony again released more products to add to her line, this time three primers catered to all the skin types and needs out there so there is definitely something here for everyone.  Let’s get started with the review! σ(≧ε≦o)


img_6284Full name of product:
Pony effect Ultimate prep primer

Limited edition/ Permanent?:

Description of product:
Korea’s favorite makeup artist Pony says she spends the most effort on facial makeup because beautiful skin makes all the difference. Suffering from dry skin? oily skin? large pores? Pony created three different types of primer so there’s something for everyone. Enjoy flawless canvas every time you do makeup. Or better yet, flaunt seamless skin on your “no makeup” days!


Amount of product:
35 g/ 1.23 oz

Where to buy:

Duration before expiration:

Country of Manufacture:
Made in Korea
Manufactured by Memebox

Animal testing?:
All of Pony effect products do not test on animals.

Versions available:
Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Isododecane, Isononyl Isononanoate, Mica (CI 77019), Cyclohexasiloxane, Silica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, CI 77492, Aluminum Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Tocopherol, Vegetable Oil, Hydrogenated Lecithin, CI 77491, Fragrance, CI 77499, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Water, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract, Butylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Narcissus Pseudo-Narcissus (Daffodil) Flower Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin

Hydrate: Water, Dimethicone, Glycerin, 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 Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sodium Hyaluronate, Narcissus Pseudo-Narcissus (Daffodil) Flower Extract, CI 17200, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium sorbate, Sodium Benzoate

Moisture + sebum control: Water, Dimethicone, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Butylene Glycol, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Alcohol Denat., Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Glycerin, Sodium Chloride, Phenyl Trimethicone, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ozokerite, Hexyl Laurate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Hydroxyacetophenone, Menthoxypropanediol, Fragrance, Aluminum Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Propylene Glycol, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, CI 77492, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Sorbitol, Dipropylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Fruit Extract, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Narcissus Pseudo-Narcissus (Daffodil) Flower Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Propylparaben, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben

How to use:
After your have finished with your skincare and before you apply your base make up, apply any of the select primers onto your face, blending it into the skin with either a brush or your hands.  Proceed with your regular base make up routine.

Pony effect ultimate prep primer reviewProduct packaging:
Each of these primers come in a tube format with a twist off rose gold cap.  When I first saw the promo pictures for these primers, I thought one would be a pink base, one would be a white base to brighten the skin and the original was a bronzing primer to make your skin more sun kissed.  How silly of me HAHA, I really need to learn Korean geez.  So the pink one is for hydrate, bronze one is original and the beige/white tube is the moisture and sebum control.  There is sufficient amount of English on the front for anyone to understand what the product is and just the basics you’d need to know.

Pony effect ultimate prep primer reviewThe back has the usual information, manufacture info and such all in Korean.

Pony effect ultimate prep primer reviewThe tip has a small hole to control how much product can come out.  This isn’t my most favourite packaging since the tube can suck back in bacteria and such but meh, I’m Chinese, I’ve seen and eaten things a lot more dirtier so I have immunity.

Pony effect utimate prep primer reviewColor/ texture + finish:
On the skin, each of them seem to have some sort of colour to them but after it is blended into the skin, they are completely clear.  Each of the versions have completely different textures as well, serving different purposes for different skin types.

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Pony effect primerThe “hydrate” has a light weight, gel texture that easily gets absorbed into the skin and leaves the skin feeling hydrated.  It doesn’t look that glossy after it is fully absorbed and it sure doesn’t seem to be the same as the radiance glow starter.  My skin does feel moisturized but I do prefer the radiance glow starter.

Pony effect primer review

Pony effect ultimate prep primer reviewMoisture and sebum has a lotion like texture but seems to be slightly thick when applied to the skin.  When it has completely been absorbed into the skin, it seems to feel just like your skin.  I like to use this version on my T-zone since it doesn’t dry out my nose area but helps still with controlling my sebum.  I personally don’t produce any oils on my T-zone area but I can see this product being perfect for those with combo skin.

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img_6301Those of you who are looking for an alternative for Benefit’s porefessional, this might be it!  The original formulation is almost the same as Benefit’s but it seems as though Benefit’s has a higher silicone content while this one has the silicone finish, but it isn’t as powder/siliconey and slightly more moisturizing.  I personally am going to use this one a lot less then the other two since my skin is already quite dry and I prefer the dewy finish, but I can see a lot of you guys liking this product.  Not only is this a dupe for the porefessional, this also costs less ($25 compared to $39) and it also contains more product.

img_6303Lasting power:
This might be my skeptical side speaking, but I don’t really seem to see much difference with or without these primers underneath my base make up.  I didn’t see much difference in lasting power either since my make up still lasted average 6 hours, my usual amount of time before my make up starts wearing off around my nose and cheek area.  It could be just me but I suggest you take my experiences with a grain of salt and don’t be scared to try these primers out for yourself.

All three of these have the same, soapy floral fragrance, something that might bother you guys if you are sensitive to fragrance.  The smell does go away after the application.  Smell-o-scale= 7/10 in terms of the strength of it’s scent.
pony effect reviewOkay, let’s try these primers on!  Here is my bare face with nothing except for some lip balm on.  My concerns are dryness, dark undereye circles, and flakiness on my nose.  I also like to cover the redness around my cheeks but I don’t expect a primer to able to cover that anyways.

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img_6376Since I have dry skin, lets try the two that are suppose to be moisturizing to the skin, hydrate and moisture + sebum control.

img_6377I used the hydrate primer everywhere but the T-zone and used the moisture + sebum control on my T-zone.

img_6379Here it is after it has absorbed into my skin.  As you can see, my skin doesn’t look more dewy/ glowy, it just looks like after I finish with my skincare routine.



IMG_6400After applying my base make up, this is what my skin looks like.  If you haven’t checked out my review on the Holika Holika face 2 change photo ready BB cushion, check it out here.  My make up looked super smooth, really flawless but I honestly don’t know if it is the primer or the BB cushion’s formulation.

-three versions, something for everyone!
-ton of product for the price
-textures work well on skin

-I personally didn’t see much difference

Most likely not.

Stars given out of 5:

Overall thoughts:
I honestly don’t think these products are at fault but just my personal opinions on these are on the fence about primers in general.  After being blown away by the radiance glow starter, I was hoping these would follow those foot steps but unfortunately, these are nothing like that product and just seems to be just another primer.  Overall I think this product isn’t half bad and the original formulation could be a great dupe for Benefit’s porefessional and the moisture and sebum control formulation is very unique, but the hydrate formulation isn’t anything special since they already have the radiance glow starter.  I’d say if you were curious about these, these could be worth a try but I would recommend the hydrating starter instead of the ultimate prep primer in hydrate if you are looking for one to truly prep the skin.

What do you guys think about this product and have you tried it for yourself?  If you were to get one, which one would you get and what skin type do you have?  Let me know in the comments down below what your thoughts are and let’s start a conversation.

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  1. Katie

    Thank you for the honest information.
    -From Texas

    1. Christina

      Happy I was helpful <3.
      -From Canada

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