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.
|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!
|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).