This Tony Moly Cat’s Wink Clear Pact is not the first product I bought because of the adorable packaging. It comforts me to know that I’m not the only one but still, I was really curious about how it will perform. This is in my Korean haul seires that I started here.
If you want to know more about Tony Moly, check out their official US site.
Out of all the Korean brands, Tony Moly is the one you can find the most in my cosmetics drawer. Not by purpose, but because they have adorable packaging and yet the products work for me.
It comes in only two shades:
#1 Clear Skin (translucent powder)
#2 Clear Beige (light beige shade)
As you can tell, it is not suitable for darker complexions but, after all, it is a Korean product suited for their skin. I got it in the shade #2 Clear Beige because I wanted to have a little extra coverage from it.
Let’s see how it performed.
Tony Moly Cat’s Wink Clear Pact in depth
As you could see from the first picture, this adorable cat packaging even had its paws. Unfortunately, they were printed on a removable plastic wrap that I had to throw away. It would be cuter if the paws were printed on the actual packaging, but it is sweet nonetheless.
When you open the packaging, you will notice a paw print pressed into the powder. It is not prominent so it will probably fade after a few uses. You also get a great mirror and ultra soft and velvety sponge that I’m almost too scared to use because of how fluffy it is. I use a kabuki for the application.
The packaging has a manufacturing date printed on the back sticker. Mine is from October 31st, 2016. Halloween much? No matter where you order it from, I think that it is good practice to check the date. Especially considering how much Chinese resellers Korean makeup has.
The lower layer of that sticker contains basic information about a product, worth noting is that you should use it up within 12 months of opening. Oh, and you have 11 g of product packed here.
As with a lot of different Korean products (like Downy Cheek Blush that I reviewed ) it is really hard to find the ingredients. I don’t like that trend because I like to know what I put on my face. Luckily, I didn’t notice any breakouts due to this powder. The only claim I found was: free from parabens, mineral oil, ethanol, benzophenone, and tar pigments. Also, I read that it contains Aloe Vera Extract and Juniper Tree Sprout Extract so it can’t be that bad, right?
Formula & Coverage
This is very finely milled powder. The color is really light but that is to be expected with Korean makeup. If you have tanned skin, you should probably avoid this because it could result in a pasty look. The upside is that it mattes the face nicely without turning it flat.
The coverage is really light which makes it weightless on your face but I’m guessing dome of you would prefer a bit heavier coverage. Since I use it to set my foundation, I don’t care that much about heavy coverage and I value the fact that I don’t notice it sitting on my face.
Here is the before and after photo. On the left is the before photo where I’m wearing my CC cream. It gave me natural coverage, but I was still shining through on my cheek and nose area. After doing a thin layer of this Cat’s Wink Clear Pact, those oily areas are now under control. You can see it on the after photo. It didn’t offer much coverage, but I wasn’t looking for that. Still, the formula is really nice.
I have dry patches near the nostrils so I decided to emphasize that on the after photo. I’m guessing this won’t work for dry skin because it will make it flake. I can easily avoid this by skipping the application on my dry patches.
This pressed powder can control the oil for about 5 hours if I use foundation underneath it. I don’t consider it a good option to use this powder on its own, but it will reduce that unsightly oily look on your face.
As an oily skinned girl, I would prefer it to be more long lasting just so I don’t have to worry about oil breaking through during the day. Still, I’ll have to give it a break because it is a very hot summer here where I live.
The price is ranged like your regular drugstore pressed powder. You can order it for $13 on official US Tony Moly site.
It is even cheaper if you order it from
Unfortunately, I couldn’t find it on Amazon for my US buyers.
However, you can always order it (like me) from BeautynetKorea which is also the cheapest option, but you have to wait a bit longer for your delivery.