All right. Matte 349 as a lid color (light gray with brown undertones) + Matte 390 in the crease (as blending color) + Matte 348 in the outer V (medium-dark gray with brown undertones) = SEXY. I'm glad that CarlaN and I agree with the combo. I was about to rave about it on the board. Oh, who am I kidding? I will anyway :p
I find that there are tons of grays in the makeup arena that pull too blue or purple on me, which wreak havoc with my skintone. This is a warmer gray, so it better suits my NC25/NARS Fiji/BB Warm Sand skintone. IMO, this *is* a better alternative to MAC Omega as it's more pigmented. Highly recommend this shadow.
Inglot 349 eyeshadow. Matte. Light grey-brownish color.
Great, I love it. It's perfect for a subtle look and is great to use as a "shadow" in your crease area. Looks like nothing much but is very usefull for all of you ladies who know your eyeshadow magic.
I can only echo the comments of the two previous reviewers with regard to Inglot 349. I picked this up the other day after consulting with my "makeup advisor" (she knows who she is) as to which matte shade to pick up. I checked out 349 and 390 and the latter one barely showed up on me at all (very akin to MAC Omega, which I love for its subtlety, but I don't need yet another) so I purchased 349. They only had this in the larger square pan and only had the other shadow I bought in the round pan (it was the very last one) but I opted for a 2 pan freedom system palette in any case.
About 349 (I hate the numbering system and can never remember what shadow I have or am wearing!). It is a wonderfully pigmented neutral taupe - the perfect balance between grey and brown and as cool as cool can be but I think this is a shadow that would work perfectly as a natural contour on just about any skin tone because it looks exactly like a natural shadow that would be cast by your own bone structure, no matter what your colouring. It applies and blends with ease and without any patchiness or unevenness. Works well as a natural looking crease colour or as a transition shade and makes for a tailored, finished and refned look when used all over the lid and into the crease - perfect for a day time, work-appropriate look that has a bit of "finish" to it....a step up from a natural eye the way that Mac Capricious lipstick is a step up from a natural lip - looks like you took the time to bother with yourself, but not too much. A great shadow on all counts. So glad I listened to my "advisor" (enabler?) and got this.
Let's start off by saying that I think Inglot matte eyeshadows are probably my favourite matte eyeshadow formula out of any brand - high or low end. They are richly pigmented, smooth, easily blendable, and have a beautifully buttery texture.
I use this mainly on my brows. I have cool, ashy brows, and it is extremely difficult to find a color that does not turn warm/yellow when applied. This is absolutely perfect for me. However, it also works great as an eyeshadow, specially for using in the crease.
It is a cooler and greyer version of MAC Omega (except a thousand times better quality)
When I ordered Matte 349 from inglotusa.com, I was droolingly hoping for the smoother, better pigmented, greyer cousin of MAC Omega. Well, I can dream, can't I? :/
To my delighted surprise, I got EXACTLY WHAT I'D HOPED FOR!
Not too many women may get as excited as I do over a matte medium taupe gray eyeshadow, but I love the way these soft neutral shades "pop" my bright green eyes.
Matte 349 is like the typical Inglot shadow - smooth, "buttery," richly pigmented, effortlessly blendable, long-wearing over primer (I use the one from Lime Crime).
Color: matte medium taupe gray. In the rather unhelpful photo I uploaded above, M349 is on the far right, but it's actually a medium shade, not as light as it photographed. Matte 349 is similar in color to the discontinued Stila Kamet, but the quality of Matte 349 is waaay better. Matte 349 is quite similar to Avon Slate, a gorgeous shadow which is also discontinued. Matte 349 is essentially what you'd get if you could somehow make MAC Copperplate a few shades lighter.
The perfect matte grey-taupe eye: Put M349 over the lid, Matte 348 (medium-to-deep slightly browned grey) in the crease, and highlight inner corners and browbones with M350 (light matte "eggshell," with a gray cast). I like to complete this design with a thin line of black or plum liner, with black mascara. The result is a polished, understated look that really plays up my bright green eyes.
I bought Matte 349 for $6.00, as a palette refill, at Inglotusa.com.
I expect to use and enjoy this shadow a LOT, and will eagerly repurchase it.