Capsule Reviews: We are in Panda-monium over Tony Moly's newest collection
Whether you're a panda fan or not, we're sure you'll find the Tony Moly Panda’s Dream Collection as cute as the real thing. This extensive new line has everything from eye masks to contour sticks, and they're all in kawaii panda packaging. Take a look of some of the products from this new Tony Moly release!
Panda’s Dream Eye Patch (P58)
Our eyes are often the first indicator of how tired or stressed we feel, so this delicate patch of skin needs some extra attention. The Panda’s Dream Eye Patch contains bamboo sap and bamboo shoot to moisten and brighten the eye area, making it look more lifted and refreshed.
The patch closely resembles panda eyes in that the packet contains two big black circles that’ll cover nearly half your face. Each one has a flap you can peel back in order to see through but we recommend just lying back and letting the formula work its magic on your eye area. There is a temporary brightening effect, and your eyes will feel much well-moisturized and supple afterwards.
Panda’s Dream Clear Pact (P678)
There’s a certain vanity factor in choosing compacts as we tend to whip them out in front of others. They should look nice, since they are a representation of our beauty stash. The oil-control Panda’s Dream Clear Pact takes it a step further by going from presentable to adorable. It’s a touch-up product and conversation-starter all rolled into one neat packaging!
The powder is available in two shades (Clear Vanilla and Clear Beige) and both have a translucent quality. It is finely milled, as one light pat of my fluffy brush was enough to produce a matte finish. Coverage is light to medium, reducing the appearance of redness on my skin but not hiding hyper pigmentation or blemishes. My T-zone started to look shiny again after about 2.5 hours of wear but I did love pulling this cute pact out again to touch up!
Panda’s Dual Lip and Cheek (P598)
The lip-and-cheek compact looks like slightly smaller version of the Clear Pact but the rosy pair of hearts on the pandas’ cheeks make it easy to tell the compacts apart. Available in red and pink variants, each lip/cheek compact comes with two pans of creamy color. One offers a matte, powdery finish while the other has a dewy, glossy effect.
The milky-pink cream on the left is a dream to apply on the cheeks and feels more like a balm. It wasn’t too pigmented that I had to make much of an effort to diffuse, and a few light pats of my fingertips were enough to fully spread the blush. Plus, it didn’t feel sticky at all to blend, making it an ideal formula for those who hate cream blush.
Panda’s Dream Contour Stick (P578)
Not to be left behind on the contour and highlight trend, Panda’s Dream also has Contour Stick in three variants: 01 Highlighter, 02 Concealer, and 03 Shading. The highlighter was a surprise for me as it was a pale, matte-beige instead of the shimmery highlighter formulas that I've been used to. I appreciate the subtlety of this one, though, and it seems like a great highlighter pick especially for oily skinned gals who worry that shimmer will add to unwanted shine. It was also very easy to blend, even over a face set with powder.
Panda’s Dream Lip Crayon (P548)
For a multitasking lip color, these Lip Crayons bring on the moisture, pigmentation, and cuteness overload! It's slim enough to fit into small purses, and the narrow shape makes it easy to apply without going past the lip line even with its curved, blunt end.
There are five shades of pinks and reds to choose from. I have 02 Heart Pink, which is a bright, somewhat milky salmon pink. It glides smoothly on my lips and gives it a healthy amount of coverage in a single swipe. I recommend applying a moisturizing balm beforehand though as it can emphasize lip lines and dry skin.
The collection gets aces for the irresistibly cute packaging so it adds a fun element to making these part of our routine and touch-up kit. Have you ever been tempted to buy a beauty product based solely on its attractive packaging? Which item from the Panda's Dream collection will you be dreaming about?
Product photography by Sam Gonzales