Pony Effect | Everlasting Cushion Foundation – Fair

Pony Effect Everlasting Cushion Foundation ReviewWhether we like it matte, dewy or even somewhere in between, all of us want that flawless looking skin we see in makeup commercials. We try out all kinds of foundation in the hope of finding The One. And if we are speaking dewy, is there a better place to look then K-Beauty.

The makeup artist Pony was one of the reasons I actually started getting into makeup and beauty. She looked so stunning and made makeup look easy. Even now, a year after starting this blog I go back to some of her earlier videos to remind myself of her tips and tricks.

Have you heard of Pony and her cosmetic line Pony Effect before? Or do you even own some of her products?

 

The product:

Pony Effect – Everlasting Cushion Foundation

I have never seen better product design in beauty than the Pony Effect line, especially this cushion. It is no secret that Pony was a graphic designer (haha same here) but even then, this design is nothing but stunning. Even a year after first buying the cushion I still adore looking at it and it is one of my favourite items to carry around with me when I go out.

Pony Effect Everlasting Cushion Foundation Review

The wrapping is a classic combination of black and rose gold, which always indicates high quality to the consumer. But what makes the whole design stand out is the very minimalistic combination of matte and shimmers.

The cushion foundation comes in two parts – the case and the actual cushion, of which there are two. Again, the case is stunningly minimalistic and looks very sophisticated. Inside is a mirror and the clasp has a magnet to keep it shut. By the way, this magnet still works perfectly fine even after a year of constant use and abuse.
Each foundation refill has its own puff, so there is no need to worry about abusing the cushion puff too much.

 

Ingredients:

Water, Titanium Dioxide, Diisostearyl Malate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Cyclohexasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl, Niacinamide, Pentylene Glycol, CI 77492, Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower Extract, Iris Versicolor Extract, Leontopodium Alpinum Extract, Rose Extract, Freesia Refracta Extract, Narcissus Pseudo-Narcissus (Daffodil) Flower Extract, Magnesium Sulfate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Stearic Acid, Polypropylsilsesquioxane, Alumina, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, CI 77000, Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Adenosine, Hydrogenated Castor Oil Isostearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, CI 77491, Mica, CI 77499

Linked from Skincarisma

Water: Water is the most important skin component and our human body mostly consists of water. It is also the most common ingredient in cosmetic products. To tell the truth, in comparison to other ingredients, water does not have that many positive effects on our skin in regard to our skincare products. It is used to eliminate the hardness, minerals and to avoid product contamination. And to stretch out some of the products.

Titanium Dioxide: Is one of those super ingredients that protect the skin from all kinds of damage, especially UVA and UVB and is often found in sunscreens. If you have sensitive skin this is one of the ingredients you should look for in your products as it is deemed safe for all skin types and also has a very low inflammation risk.
Titanium Dioxide resides on the upper layers of the skin and thus enhances sun protection and it also works as an opacifier.

Diisostearyl Malate: This is one ingredient that is usually not found in foundations apparently. Diisostearyl Malate is a skin conditioning agent mostly used in lipsticks (hair dyes and sunscreens) It is generally deemed safe and in cosmetics, it is used as an emollient, which means it increases the moisture levels of the skin and prevents evaporation.
Generally, when looking at the ingredient list of this particular product you will see a lot of skin conditioning agents and other ingredients beneficial to our skin. If you ask me, I am very satisfied with what is in this product. Not as much as I was when I looked into Pyunkang Yul, but still.

 

How to use it:

  • Apply as the last step of your base makeup regimen or on its own for instant perfection without caking or making a mess.

 

Linked from Yesstyle.com 

Basically, this is it, yes. But I would not be me if I did not find something to add, would I? 😉

The Everlasting Cushion Foundation is one of those products that you cannot really build up without reducing the natural looking finish and risking serious creasing
I am speaking from experience because I tried layering for my prom makeup… Never doing that again.
With that being said, there is no problem adding a second sheer layer of patting on more product in certain areas.

As for the amount of product you need. This really depends on your skin condition but I would like to warn you to be delicate when using the cushion for the first time. You definitely only need a very light tab into the foundation cushion to get a lot of product onto the puff. There is a lot more foundation in there then you would expect and the cushion puff also does not soak up any so the product payoff is really good.

 

Pony Effect Everlasting Cushion Foundation Review

 

 What it claims to do:

  • Multi-purpose cushion foundation
  • perfects complexion
  • with a weightless and buildable coverage
  • protects skin from damages caused by free-radicals
  • brightens skin for a naturally flawless finish.
  • powerful broad-spectrum SPF50+ defends skin against daily exposure to UVA and UVB rays.
  • Housed in a convenient compact, this cushion foundation is excellent for everyday use.

Linked from Yesstyle

I separated some of the claims in order to cover them in more detail instead of brushing over them as one. 

 

What it really does:

Pony Effect Everlasting Cushion Foundation Review

“Multi-purpose” is always such a lovely generic claim which leaves the user a lot of space for interpretation as to what exactly is meant by multi-purpose.
In this case, I would mainly say it is the usual use of the Cushion Foundation as makeup and then the option of easy touching up during the day. I genuinely cannot think of anything other than that but if you have any suggestions leave them down in the comments!

Usually, I am not a fan of the claim of perfecting the complexion but this is exactly what this product does. I would not call it light or full coverage but rather something in the medium range – which makes it the perfect product to even out ones natural complexion without looking tacky. Especially if you have generally nice, healthy-looking skin I would recommend this as it evens out small flaws and adds a really natural “I just fell in love” glow.
And yes, I did roll my eyes as I was typing this and had to sigh at my own over-romanticised way of phrasing things… By the way, I am writing this in a Cafe, so everyone now thinks I am crazy. 

I touched the aspect of buildability already but I really want to stress that this is one of the products that I would not call highly buildable. The more layers you use the cakier the whole makeup looks. If you have acne scars or other things you wish to completely cover with makeup this might not be the perfect product for you.

I had to look up what free radicals are in order to work on the next part, so for those that do not know what they are (I really hope I am not the only one haha) they are unstable molecules that cause damage to living cells.
Now, as you can see from the ingredient list above, there are actually quite a few ingredients that protect our skin from damage so I would say that this claim is fairly accurate. If I am wrong though, do not hesitate to call me out.

“Brightening” and “Whitening” have a really bad connotation in beauty, especially when the term is connected with Asian beauty. But as many avid beauty fans already know, brightening is in no way negative, quite the opposite actually: If we use the Everlasting Cushion Foundation as an example, the product adds a very natural dewy glow that does brighten the skin in all the best ways.

I have already mentioned the compact in the product description above but I cannot help singing its praises because it is so good. The only negative thing that does kind of peeve me is the fact that the mirror gets dirty so easily. And because it is oily foundation you cannot just wipe it away and be done with it.

 

Summarised:

The cons: 

Con 1: You need to be careful when combining the Everlasting Cushion Foundation with other makeup products like concealers as they might not work together very well and crease easily.
Obviously, this is the case with every foundation but usually, it is only a slight problem that can be corrected with setting products, with this foundation this is not the case so I really recommend testing different combos before going out.

Con 2: The whole smeared mirror thing is slightly inconvenient if you want to check your makeup and do not have another mirror in arms reach. I usually take this foundation and setting powder with a good mirror with me because once the cushions compact gets smeared there is no rescuing it. (*Cue dramatic music*)

Con 3: This product is not really made for high buildability. You can go from light coverage to medium with a few well-placed pats, but everything after that requires a lot of skill and dare I say it – luck.
Sometimes I can build up the foundation so something “semi-full-coverage” but that is a rather rare occurrence. 

 

The pros: 

Pro 1: I would buy this foundation just for the packaging at this point. It is absolutely stunning, looks high quality (is high quality) and gets a lot of positive feedback from people surrounding me. Everyone seems to love the design and it is also very convenient and easy to carry around.

Pro 2: 30$ might sound a bit expensive but I can really say that the amount of product you get for the price is worth it. Still, I would recommend buying it on sale, as you can get the Foundation for around 20$, which is a lot better.

Pro 3: The finish of the product is lovely. After applying this foundation the skin looks hydrated and dewy and will stay glowy for a very long time. I especially love the fact that it applies so easily and you can cover your whole face with a few pats and you are good to go. Sometimes it feels like a shame to put on further makeup because my skin already looks so breathtaking.

Pro 4: Everlasting in the title seems pretty accurate to me. Even though it is really easy to quickly do a little touch-up,  I rarely feel the need to do so. Only in summer when it is so hot that I start sweating I have to tough up, but now that it is winter one application lasts for a casual uni day.

Pro 5: It feels nice, it looks nice and as far as I know it has no particularly strong fragrance. I love it.

 

Conclusion:

If you like k-beauty or simply are a fan of very natural looking skin with an incredibly healthy glow this is the one product for you in my opinion. The Pony Effect Everlasting Cushion Foundation in the Shade Fair receives a five out of five and the title Holy Grail!

I have one thing I would like to mention though. As the foundation is lightweight and dewy it does not really cover imperfections. Even I, who is blessed with very good skin most of the time, feel a bit insecure wearing only this during the times I am breaking out or when I have not-so-good-looking-skin.

 

Alchemiin Beauty Blog Reviews

 

Would I recommend it? YES! I always recommend this to all of my friends and those who actually bought it for themselves are all very happy with the foundation. But if you are a fan of very high coverage, matte looks, this is not your product.

 

Pony Effect Everlasting Cushion Foundation Review Alchemiin

Yep, this is me. I felt like this foundation deserves an actual wear test picture, so this is a (nearly) unedited picture of what one layer of the Cushion Foundation looks like. 

 

My Alchemiin Tip:

Rather than using a regular primer underneath the Everlasting Cushion Foundation I would recommend a priming skincare product. I noticed that the foundation does not stick to the skin as evenly if you use certain primers.

I use the Mac Timecheck Lotion underneath, but I am sure it works fine with other skincare-primer types. Basically, I would recommend anything that gets at least somewhat absorbed by the skin and does not create a film.


 

Right, I apologised in my last post for not doing any reviews and being late and then I continue not posting. I am really sorry about that, I was so so buys trying to learn basic programming to make my first game that I will have to submit next week. Actually, as I am typing this the game is running in the background and it is causing me a lot of grief at this point -.-***

Lots of love from Eden (who is nearly losing it at this point) and a happy New Year to all of you! I hope this year will bring good things to all of us! ❤ 

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