A brown nude lip! Definitely not a common shade in South Korean lip products. There’s plenty of red, orange, and pink to go around – but anything outside of that is a rare thing.
This was released a while ago, but I finally got around to testing it out for myself.
I got this on sale for 12,600 won during Memebox’s Gmarket sale. Normally, it’s 20,000 won. I tend to keep my buys under 15,000 won, so I’m not sure if I would have normally bought it. I love the product now, so I might actually be willing to pay full price in the future. But you know I’m going to wait for those sales. (I also bought a few other things, and that’ll be coming up in future posts.)
I also received their Mini Pebble Blenders (17,000 won) as a free gift. I guess it’s the pointed and rectangular parts that make it ‘different’. My verdict is: Don’t go out of your way for these blenders. They are nothing special. By all means, buy it if it’s cheap or easily available to you; otherwise, don’t worry about it.
This line features the usual Pony Effect champagne gold (okay, light gold) packaging, made of plastic with a metal finish. It is of a standard weight, just like any other lip product in a tube.
The doefoot applicator’s stem is made of a clear material, which is a first for me. But maybe that’s because I’m late to the party. For all I know, every other matte lip product has a clear applicator …
The tube that houses the lip product itself is clear, as you can see through the air bubble in the photo. I appreciate this, because I hate colored tubes. In those cases, sometimes the color on the tube doesn’t even match the color inside! And it’s hard to estimate how much product is left behind.
It’s a matte lip cream that dries to a finish that does not budge or smear. There’s nothing else quite like it, here in Korea. The closest thing I can think of is Clio’s (discontinued) matte Lipnicure. I’m just so tired of glossy red/pink/orange lip products, and this is such a breath of fresh air.
It applies as a thin layer, and does seep into the cracks. Every single crease on my lips seems accentuated by this, making my lips somehow seem slightly wrinkled. It definitely emphasizes fine lines. Below, you can compare it to my bare lips, and a previous lip product review (Peripera’s Celeb Deep Rose).
As for how it feels – I almost can’t feel it. I am aware that there’s something on my lips, due to a slight tightness/dryness. But it is so nice to know that I don’t have to baby the color. I don’t have to be careful about brushing against my fingers, my sleeve, etc etc.
It is drying. I am used to wearing matte lip products, so this isn’t a problem for me. Others might like to add on a lip balm on top, and that works, too.
I have no problems applying it with just the doefoot applicator, but a lip brush would definitely be helpful. Pony herself uses a lip brush in her tutorial, starting at 1:20. Perhaps she’s trying to advertise her Magnetic Brush Pro #105 … regardless, the edge of a lip brush really is more accurate than a blunt doefoot applicator.
Memebox uses two different English terms for the color: on Global Gmarket it’s Red Brick, and on Amazon it’s Brown Nude. I do find it to be a very brown version of a red brick in indoor lighting … and in daylight, it’s a brown nude.
The promotional pictures are quite close to what the actual color is. My only argument is that the promo pictures make it seem darker than it actually is.
It can be worn as a layer, or in a thin, blended-out layer. Each technique will produce a brownish, very slightly red color.
My upper lip is two different colors, and On Fleek is a darker version of the darker color at the top edge. For me, this is great – it already matches me! But my own preferences aside – I do think that this color would look good on most.
As I mentioned earlier, it is a bit surprising at how it accentuates the fine lines. Fortunately, the product stays put and does not seep outside of the lips.
There is a sweet, fruity scent that reminds me of bubblegum. However, I can only smell it when I open up the container and get my nose right next to the opening. I don’t smell it while applying, or while I’m wearing the product.
The lip cream does not come off when touched with fingers, or when drinking from a glass. It stayed in place throughout my 8-hour workday. I ate lunch, drank from paper cups, glass cups, and tumblers. It stayed in place. Ugh, I love this.
I thought that I would need makeup remover to take this off. I was able to wipe it off with a few strong wipes with tissue paper, which is great for on-the-go reapplication. I never have makeup remover wipes with me when I’m out and about.
A definite YES! I am going to buy another Stayfit color today, because I love this so much.
Pony Effect products are not cheap, and to be honest, I do pause at the 20,000 price tag. Fortunately, there’s always sales. I bought this for 12,600 won, so you see … sales!
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Korean: 포니이펙트 – 스테이핏 매트 립 컬러 #온 플릭
English: Pony Effect – Stayfit Matte Lip Colour, #On Fleek
Retail Price: 20,000 krw
Amount: 4.5 g
Ingredients, Korean: 이소도데칸, 옥틸도데칸올, 디이소스테아릴말레이트, 폴리글리세릴-2트리이소스테아레이트, 티타늄디옥사이드 (CI 77891), 디스테아디모늄헥토라이트, 트리칼슘포스페이트, 실리카, 황색4호 (CI 19140), 실리카실릴레이트, 합성플루오르플로고파이트, 적색산화철 (CI 77491), 폴리부텐, 폴리에칠렌, 프로필렌카보네이트, 흑색산화철 (CI 77499), 야자씨드버터, 브라질넛씨오일, 선인장꽃추출물, 복숭아나무꽃추출물, 소르비탄이소스테아레이트, 브이피/헥사데센코폴리머, 메칠하이드로제네이티드로지네이트, 폴리글리세릴-2디이소스테아레이트, 트리에톡시카프릴릴실란, 토코페릴아세테이트, 정제수, 부틸렌글라이콜, 메치콘, 데하이드로아세틱애씨드, 향료, 적색202호 (CI 15850:1)
Ingredients, English: Isododecane, octyldodecanol, diisostearyl malate, polyglyceryl-2 triisostearate, titanium dioxide (CI 77891), disteardimonium hectorite, tricalcium phosphate, silica, yellow #4 (CI 19140), silica silylate, synthetic fluorphlogopite, red iron oxide (CI 77499), polybutene, polyethylene, propylene carbonate, black iron oxide (CI 77499), Astrocaryum murumuru seed butter, Bertholletia excelsa seed oil, Cereus grandiflorus (cactus) flower extract, Prunus persica (peach) flower extract, sorbitan isostearate, VP/hexadecene copolymer, methyl hydrogenated rosinate, polyglyceryl-2 diisostearate, triethoxycaprylyl silane, tocopheryl acetate, purified water, butylene glycol, methicone, dehydroacetic acid, fragrance, red #202 (CI 15850:1).
Brand page: ponyeffect.com, memebox.com, memebox.co.kr