Who wants to see some swatches of a brand new eyeshadow palette? Today I'll be sharing the Pony X Memebox Shine Easy Glam Season 2 Palette, which is the second eyeshadow palette collaboration between Pony and the ever-growing Memebox own-brand makeup line.
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For those of you who are unfamiliar with Pony, she's a well-known beauty Korean YouTuber with a series called "Pony's Beauty Diary". The videos are subtitled in English, so be sure to check them out even if you don't speak Korean!
Here's what the outer box of the Pony X Memebox Shine Easy Glam Season 2 Palette looks like:
Will using this palette make me feel like I'm floating in space? Or do the sparkles in the shadows represent the stars? Deep thoughts.
The first thing I noticed about this palette is the size—it's quite a bit smaller than the first Pony X Memebox palette. The product description clearly lists the dimensions (6cm X 10.5cm) but apparently I didn't read it carefully enough. Here's a side-by-side shot for comparison:
|Left: Memebox X Pony Palette #1 - Right: Memebox X Pony Palette #2|
There are eight shadows in each palette. The pans in Memebox X Pony #1 are 1.8g each, while the pans in Memebox X Pony #2 vary in size (but contain 9.8g of product overall). Memebox X Pony #1 is also slightly less expensive—it retails for US $18, while Memebox X Pony #2 retails for US $20. Therefore, palette #2 is significantly more expensive per gram ($1.25 per gram versus $2.04 per gram for #1 and #2 respectively). I don't think either of these palettes are outrageously priced, but I wanted to point out the size difference.
Ingredients (right click --> open in new tab to enlarge):
Glass?! I'm assuming that's a mistranslation, but of what? It didn't gouge my eyes out, so it's probably OK.
The palette is encased in a slim black case with a good-sized mirror and dual-ended applicator. The applicator isn't amazing, but the brush end is softer/more usable than some other included brushes I've encountered in my makeup-wearing days, so that's nice I guess. I'm still going to stick with my other brushes though.
There's a plastic overlay that lists all of the colors. It's easy to detach and toss, but personally I like to keep them in to keep the mirror from getting gross.
List of shades:
- Shine Peach: A soft, light, sparkly peach. This shade was a bit soft and powdery (to the point where it was already crumbling a little when I opened the box), but it's still usable.
- Shine Dew: A shimmery/sparkly white. Looks more subtle on that in does in the pan.
- Glam Violet: PURPLE!!! Looks more sparkly in the pan that it does on my skin, curiously.
- Shine Rose: Shimmery, rosy pink. Love this color!
- Glam Mocha: Who needs regular mocha when you can have GLAM mocha? This is another one of my favorites.
- Glam Choco: Glam Mocha's cooler older sister.
- Shine Beige: A light, shimmery beige color. Slightly more pigmented than the other two light shades, in my opinion.
- Glam Bronze: Gorgeous shimmery bronze. Love it!
Swatches (done over ELF primer, FYI):
I like the Pony X Memebox Shine Easy Glam Season 2 Palette, though I think it's kind of a mixed bag. Shine Peach and Shine Dew are very pretty but rather crumbly, so a little hard to work with. I was also disappointed that Glam Violet wasn't a bit more shimmery, though it's still a lovely color on its own, I suppose. I just got this palette yesterday so I haven't had a chance to experiment with every type of base and application method yet, but I think these shadows are absolutely going to need basic primer at the very least to look their best and not travel all over your face, so that's something to keep in mind.
With all that said, I think I'd still recommend the Pony X Memebox Shine Easy Glam Season 2 Palette. The nicer colors are really gorgeous, and I don't think $20 is an unreasonable price for this palette (especially considering that it's likely you'll be able to get it cheaper thanks to Memebox coupons and/or value sets).
Shine Rose Gold in Memebox X Pony #1 is sort of similar to Shine Peach in Memebox X Pony Palette #2, and Shine Gold in Memebox X Pony #2 is similar to Glam Bronze in Memebox X Pony Palette #2. I don't think either of them are identical (both shades in Palette #2 are a bit lighter, in my opinion), but I figured it was worth mentioning in case someone out there reading is trying to avoid ending up with lots of duplicate shades.
- Pony X Memebox Shine Easy Glam Season 2 Palette (USA Shipping)
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- Pony X Memebox Shine Easy Glam Season 2 Palette Value Sets
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What do you think of the Pony X Memebox Shine Easy Glam Season 2 Palette? Which shades do you like the best?
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