I’ll be talking about one of my favorites from my January Haul, Tony Moly Cats Wink Clear Pact!
About the Brand: Tony Moly is a well-known Korean brand of skincare and cosmetics in the Philippines. Koreans really know their beauty stuff and their products have never let me down. Tony Moly is no exception.
Claim to Fame: An adorable powder compact that’s perfect for touch-ups on the go
Fast Facts: Absorbs excess oil and reduces shine; adds natural coverage; free from parabens, mineral oil, ethanol, benzophenone, and tar pigments
Perfect for: Keeping your T-zone and problem areas shine-free
I admit, what drew me to this was the packaging. It’s so cute and precious! I love cats. I’m a certified cat lady and this is perfect for me. I swear, my friends can’t help but notice and give compliments whenever I whip this out of my bag. Aside from the cute design, the compact size is quite perfect for travel and it seems sturdy.
It comes with a powder puff applicator which is quite soft. I use it for touch ups when I’m on the go. The cat paw print on the powder is also a nice touch. I appreciate the detail that they put into the packaging.
The ingredients or lack of certain harmful ones is a big plus for me. It’s free from parabens, mineral oil, ethanol, benzophenone and tar pigments. This is a safe bet for those who have sensitive skin or are looking for healthier options.
I bought the Clear Beige pact (#2) but the powder is translucent so it gives a natural tinge to my face. I have oily skin so I need a powder pact for touch-ups. I find that this instantly mattifies my face without making it overly flat-looking. It gives my skin a healthy, almost dewy glow after an hour or so. (Quick tip: Use an oil control film or blotting paper before touching up with powder so that it absorbs the oil and sweat, making your powder last longer.)
The powder itself has a mild floral scent. It’s not too overpowering and just gives off that fresh vibe. It doesn’t bother me at all especially since it disappears a few minutes upon application.
Application is easy since the consistency is smooth and almost buttery. A little goes a long way. I only need a few dabs to cover my face.
I only use this powder for touch-ups since I use my 3W Clinic Professional Powder as my loose setting powder. Most days though, I just skip the setting powder and re-touch using my Cats Wink pact at noon.
- Cute, unique packaging and design which will surely earn you compliments
- Travel-friendly packaging
- Free from parabens, mineral oil, ethanol, benzophenone, and tar pigments
- Light, floral scent
- Mattifies my face without making it flat
- Gives my skin a healthy glow
- Translucent (doesn’t give me a white, unnatural cast)
- Perfect for touch-ups
- Price (Php 498 at BeautyMNL) but I saw a legit seller on Instagram which sells these for a more affordable price
- Wish the mattifying effect lasted a bit longer for my oily skin
Based on the pros mentioned, I’d definitely buy this again. It has become a staple in my Kikay Kit (cosmetics kit). I wish it lasted longer for my oily skin but it’s just my skin, I guess. If you have sensitive to normal skin, you should check this out.