About 2 months ago I had the random urge to check out Inglot's website...and what do I see?? That they finally have an online store (for U.S. and Australia as of right now)! I was stoked! So I immediately placed an order, without even thinking twice.
I already knew I was going to get eye shadow happy and so I did. I ended up with six eye shadows and a lip paint. The extensive eye shadow selection, while amazing, is a bit overwhelming.
Let me start by saying that I love their palettes! The semi-transparent and totally removable lid has a sophisticated look to it. Palettes come already magnetized and let me tell you that these magnets are darn strong! I am afraid I will not be able to remove the pans until I run out of these eye shadows. There are a number of palette choices in the Freedom System. I think there is a palette for every product; pressed powders, blushes, 2,3,5,10,20 eye shadow palettes as well as 5,10 for round pans.
If you are planning to place an order on Inglot's online shop, then keep in mind that they are using a letter/number system rather than naming their products like most of the other cosmetics companies do. This makes things a little more confusing because number/letter combinations are generally hard to remember for most of us. You can purchase eye shadows individually in their own containers for $12 or you can buy the eye shadows in pans (like I did) which is part of Inglot's Freedom System. Pan eye shadows come in square pans. 1 pan eye shadow costs $7, if you buy 3-9 then each costs $5, if you buy 10+ then each will cost $4.50. I don't know what you think about this, but to me it's a total steal! Their lipsticks, concealers, brow powder/wax, cream concealers also come in pan form, in addition to regular packaging, but they are round.
The different finishes of eye shadow they sell are; Matte, Pearl, Double Sparkle as well as AMC, AMC Shine and AMC Pure Pigment. I have an unintentional thing for Satin finish in MAC eye shadows and apparently I will have a "thing" for Pearl at Inglot as 5 of the 6 eye shadows I purchased are in Pearl finish.
All of the eye shadows are buttery soft, I am just blown away by the softness and the texture. Pigmentation is out of this world and yes this applies to all colors. I think Inglot eye shadows are just as good as MAC ones, if not better. Applying these eye shadows is a breeze, all colors are buildable to the intensity you like. I did mistakenly applied DS 467 without a base the other day and it actually did not crease. Applying a base before eye shadow application has been such a habit for me that I probably will never ever stop applying but I thought it was kind of neat that this eye shadow did not crease.
Sleeks Cream Lip Paint in 95 is the only lip product I have purchased as I thought it will be more on the glossy side. I wasn't sure about the shine level and what exactly "lip paint" in Inglot meant. What it is is basically a mix between a lip gloss and a lipstick. It adds a nice color to lips without leaving them looking too glossy. I am loving this pink shade! It's totally wearable during the day as it's not a super bright pink, has just the right amount of color and good pigmentation. Texture is not sticky at all, has a pleasant almost a vanilla/coconut-y scent to it. The subtle shine wears off in an hour or so but the color stays on for a bit longer. I love the glass test-tube feel to these lip paints' packaging. They are quite slim and do not take much space in cosmetics bag. Sleeks Cream lip paints retail for $10.
Top : Sleek Cream 95
Middle : 409, 420, 449, 467
Bottom : 439, 434
Middle : 409, 420, 449, 467
Bottom : 439, 434
Inglot just launched their website not too long ago and I am pretty sure that they will have many improvements on their website for customer satisfaction. But I would like to point out a few things based on my first shopping experience with them. I think it would be very helpful for those of us who have never shopped at Inglot, for the website to perhaps offer color descriptions so we have at least some kind of an understanding of the color. Secondly it would again be so useful if they could maybe have a drop-down menu of different finishes so we can narrow down our choices.
I did appreciate the color coordination of the eye shadows, that made my browsing a bit easier. I was also very, very pleased with their lightning-fast shipping! It took only 2 business day for me to receive my order (shipped from NY). I am looking forward to trying many other products now that we have access to their online store. I'm excited!
Have you tried Inglot? What are your favorite Inglot products?