Thursday, April 5, 2012

New (to me!) Inglot Shadows

A little while ago I managed to pick up 4 more Inglot eyeshadows while at their new counter in the downtown San Francisco Macy's. Anyone been there lately? What is up with the new tropical theme in the cosmetics department? I feel like I'm in Vegas or something... I digress, there is now an Inglot counter, and I love the store for that. They were out of the 4-pan palette when I bought the shadows, which gave me some time to think about my future Inglot needs, and I went ahead and purchased a 10-pan freedom system palette. Eventually I think I'll transfer my older 4 shadows into it with my newer 4, but I left just the new ones in it for the photos so as to avoid confusion about which shade is being referred to.

If you've never used Inglot before, their shadows are to die for. I especially love their matte formula. They sell many of their shadows as part of what they call the Freedom System, where you buy pans on their own that fit into their line of palettes (or you can use a universal palette like a Z-palette, if you prefer). The shadows contain .09 ounces of product, and are $5 each; the price of the palettes varies based on size. You can check out all of their product offerings at their website for more information. I love that you can make your own palettes so easily, and that they have soooo many shades to choose from. I'm always so surprised how flattering the shades I picked out are, and then I remember it's because I was able to pick them all out myself from such a huge offering that I never had to compromise. I tend to pick out shades that I think will be good neutrals to travel with and do an everyday eye with, since those are the shades I use the most often, figuring I have plenty of crazy colors in my Urban Decay palettes and other sets like that. So, sorry I don't have any kickier colors to show you; rest assured, if that's your thing, they have beautiful brights!

The shades I picked up are :
Matte 352 (matte bright ballerina pink)
 Matte 390 (matte pale dusty rose/mauve)
 D.S. 461 (wheat-taupe with gold micro-glitter)
AMC eyeshadow 53 (purple-brown with rainbow micro-glitter)

Got that? I hate the finish/number designation rather than an actual name, just because it makes it so much harder to keep them straight. I think I may have confused two in my last post, since I had to lift up the pans to read the color... I think I may have scrambled the two matte shade names in the process. Oops. I should go back and investigate that sneaking suspicion...

I have such a hard time deciding between which pictures to show and which to leave. I'm going to err on the side of sharing too many pictures in this instance, since I know a lot of people have no way of getting to an Inglot counter on their own, and since it can be hellish trying to find swatches and reviews of their things online.


The palette

Shades in the pan, natural light Top Row L-R: 53, 461; Bottom Row L-R: 390,  352

This next one is purposefully fuzzy, since you don't need a sharp picture to see the color, but you DO need a fuzzy picture to see all that sparkle! Click for a closeup, especially of 53!
Indoor light. 
 In the following swatches, top to bottom we have 352, 390, 461, 53:

Indoor Light

Shaded natural light

On my monitor, the following swatches are the most accurate to what I see in the pan:

Direct natural light 

Aren't those amazing? I love that pale pink for a highlight; it doesn't have any grey or brown in it at all, so it just perks everything up. And I cannot get over how lovely the mauve matte is; it's such a subtle color, but it's very pretty. And those sparklies... I'm over the moon with this grouping, they're easy to wear.

Here is an eye look using these shadows. The only supplies I used on my eyes other than these four shadows were Urban Decay primer, Prestige brow pencil, Ulta brow gel, and Prestige My Biggest Lashes mascara. No eyeliner or other eye shadows.





Summary: Inglot makes high-quality shadows with a noteworthy matte formula, in an incredible range of colors. I love that you can buy shadows inexpensively and build your own palettes. My only complaints are that I wish there was somewhere on the back of the palette to write down which shadows are where, and that it was easier to get the pans out of the palettes to move them around; say a little lip in one corner or something you could grab more easily with tweezers or a fingernail. Their return policy isn't great, so ordering online isn't too attractive to me, but for those of you who live near a counter, definitely check them out! Especially now that they are branching out into some of the bigger Macy's stores, they are becoming more accessible. I know ordering online is the only option for lots of you, and while I get nervous if I can't poke at things in person, I would wholeheartedly recommend exploring their eyeshadows if you are curious! I've only had good experiences with the shadows (although I did have a lip pencil break on me! Grrr).

16 comments:

  1. You are so lucky you have an Inglot near you! These shadows look fab! Hopefully Ill be able to try them out. LUCKY LUCKY YOU!

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    1. I am so thrilled they put one within driving distance! I hope you do get to try them out soon!

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    2. I really hope so too. I know they sell online but its so hard to choose because I cant physically swatch it. You know what I mean? Yuck. They need to come to the Midwest area!

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    3. Oh I know! I am the same way. You should keep an eye out for them in Macy's, I'm sure there must be one somewhere in a big city out that way... Either that, or make a trip out to SF or Las Vegas! :) Makeup is a good enough excuse, right?

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  2. Oh no, my wallet is cringing as I read this, haha. There is an Inglot counter at the Macy's down the street from me... and it was just a matter of me seeing some colors I really wanted. The ones you picked out are just GORGEOUS (I love the look you did!).

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    1. Sorry! How do I always end up being the enabler...? ;)

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  3. I LOVE the new tropical theme at Macy's! It makes the makeup counters seem so much more magical even though the SAs all tend to swoop down on me like vultures.

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    1. Lol, maybe it is trying to be the Adventureland of makeup departments? And I cannot for the life of me get ANYONE to help me at the Inglot counter, all the more reason for you to go work there! I always have to track someone down from another counter to find the SA working at Inglot. Funny story: when I tried to buy this palette, they thought I meant that I wanted all of the shades in the display one as well as the palette itself... Things almost went horribly!

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  4. Oooh these are gorgeous! I'm especially loving the dark sparkly brown! I'd heard of Inglot but I've never seen it in person, will have to explore my Macy's!

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    1. They've got some great shades! Hopefully there's a Macy's near you that carries them! I am hoping that if they do well in the larger flagship stores, they'll begin to include them in the smaller neighborhood Macy's stores as well :)

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  5. ooooh!!!! we must shop at inglot when i visit!!!! ;)

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  6. Beautiful colors! I have to get me some Inglot! :) Great post, I subbed! :)

    XO/LB
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  7. Oooh, some awesome colours. I can't wait for the end of my no-buy, I finally get to go to Inglot! I'm going to get a bunch of matte shades since I don't have very many good ones.

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    1. They have a great matte formula!

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