My cousin bought these eyeshadows for me as a little present and I'm so glad she did! I'm from Vancouver Canada and we don't have inglot stores anywhere near my city :( so when I finally got to try this product I'm so hooked!
The colour payoff is worth it and they're also very vibrant! I love my MAC eyeshadows and this brand is definitely in the running as my HG eyeshadow. I wish they will open a store near my city or the USA Online store will start shipping to Canada ... I want to buy more!
I don't know how much my cousin paid for these but I hope she didn't spend too much.
I was like a kid let loose in an ice cream factory when I checked out the Inglot counter for the first time a month ago. I swatched 20 or more on my arm ( If I wasnt pressed for time, the damage could have been much worse) and selected 10 of them, My minimalist stash is not so minimal anymore. The pearl finish ones are similar to Mac Veluxe Pearl shadow textures and the ones with "shine" finish are frostier. I got 4 pearly finishes and 6 mattes. Oh boy! I am sure you could get lucky purchasing based on online swatches but I would really recommend getting to an Inglot counter and swatching them first if that is feasible. As usual with a new makeup, I have been into this daily and nearly exclusively for the last month. No more eyeshadows for this girl. Great stuff!!!!
I was lucky enough to be close to an Inglot counter the other day, and practically drooled when I saw the incredible range of e/s. The idea behind the Freedom System is great--choose how many shadows/blushes you want, pick your shades, and voila, you have a custom palette built from hundreds of shadows. The combinations and possibilities are endless (unless you're better at statistics than I am, in which you can calculate the actual number). :)
I stuck with e/s for my palette, and the range of colors and textures available rivals MAC's. Do you want a 10-pan palette of blue shadows? You can do that! Have you been lemming 20 shades of brown and pink? You can do that too! I made a neutral 10-pan palette with one or two funky shades thrown in for a little fun.
For $6 each, the shadows are high-quality. They're super-pigmented, and I haven't tried one yet that wasn't buttery and blendable. These are up there with some of my HE shadows.
The only thing I'd change is the palette itself. The magnets that hold the shadows in place are strong. Really strong. It's not easy to switch pans around. I tried using the top cover and its magnets to lift pans out of the palette, but haven't had success. I'm going to try an industrial-strength magnet from a hardware store next, but I'm worried about smashing the pans in the process. I'm kicking myself for not writing down the shade numbers before I put the pans in the palette. .
Overall, I'd recommend this if you like to play with color and want good quality shadows at reasonable prices. There's no Inglot counter near me (I live in the Washington DC area), which is probably a good thing for my wallet.
The palettes: I like how they look, very sleek. I like how solid and heavy they are. They really protect the eyeshadows and I would feel perfectly safe traveling with it. I like how well they stay in. I don't like how difficult it is to open the lid and one corner of the lid accidentally removes a corner eyeshadow pretty easily (and yet I can't do it on purpose). I don't like how hard it is to remove/rearrange eye shadows; I use an eyeglass screwdriver and wedge it in a corner to remove each eyeshadow. At the end of the day, I actually would go with a z-palette. It's so much easier to use. The eye shadows stick as is to the palette. You can fit 18 in a large palette.
The eye shadows: Overall some of the mattes are a little dry and powdery and you have to work with them a little to get good color payoff. Some are amazing. If you press the brush into the shadow and wiggle just a little to work color into the brush and press onto your lid you get less fall out. My other complaint is that there are very few warm browns and they really aren't very warm. The pearls are smoother and less dry. The AMC shine can be a little dry too and have some glitter fallout but using that same pressing technique they work well. Overall, I still love my MAC, especially warm browns like Saddle, Bamboo, Soft Brown, and Texture. But these are okay and considering the price they are worth trying. The pearls are definitely the best and the closest MAC quality. My personal favorites are: 373, 324, 46, 397, 344, 358, 402, 31, 420, 454, 399, 327, 361, 347, 355, 337, 357, 487. FYI: I own 48 inglot shadows.
Love the colours. Got two palettes, my favourite are the ones with shimmer. I would have given 5 lippies but would have like more staying power.
This review is for the Inglot square eyeshadow palette. I went to Macy's at Watertower Place in Chicago yesterday, intending to buy a double palette, and there were so many great colors that I couldn't resist buying a quad instead. I knew from the git-go that I wanted a supposed dupe for Mac Satin Taupe, which would be Inglot #402. So I bought that, as well as # 351, a dark matte, cool brown. I also bought #326, a creamy off-white, and 233, a matte yellow. I use the yellow on my lid, to bring out the blue in my eyes. The 326 I use as a highlighter. The other two go in the crease, the darker one at the outer edge.
WHAT A GREAT SYSTEM! Such colors! Good formulations, and good price! The palette itself is very sturdy and modern looking, but am having to figure out a good way to "open" it, as the magnets are very strong. (Which is a good thing if you are carrying it in your bag.)
I am VERY impressed with this system, and hope it becomes more available in store, as their website is very, very hard to figure out. Wish I could post a pic with this: How does one do that?
You can't lose with these shadows. Great quality, texture, and pigmentation. I LOVE their matte shades. And the price can't be beat for such competitive quality :)
The Freedom System is a great idea and the shadows are good. I bought my palette after being disappointed with Naked 2 palette which I found too shimmery and warm for my liking. So, I picked a selection of 10 matte, cool colours from Inglot and I now sometimes blend colours from the two palettes.
What I DON'T like is the packaging - the lid is very awkward and I'd much rather have a standard hinged box.
I LOVE Inglot shadows! They are great. Highly pigmented and long wearing. There is also a huge variety of colors. I buy the square size which is a larger size than MAC, Trish McEvoy or Bobbie Brown so the shadows also last a long time before you have to refill. You can buy different blank palette sizes and mix and match colors. I always wear matte and go for a natural eye and my basic colors are 328 & 351. Inglot is in some major stores but I haven't seen it in my area so I buy it online. Navigating their website can be a problem as there isn't much description of the color besides whether it is matte, glitter or shine and sometimes the actual shadow looks different than the color swatches shown but when a shadow is only $6 and is better than MAC, Trish or BB, IMHO, you can't go wrong! It took me a little while to figure out how to refill the palette as there are no holes in the back of it to push the old shadow pan out but what you do is use the corner of the cover where there is a magnet (4 magnets-one at each corner) to grab the edge of the pan and pull it out. Might take a couple of times to get the empty pan to come up but that's how you change out the colors.
Gawd! I LOVE the packaging! But I hate the fall out on these things!!!! Also colours are pretty good though I have v similar colours to thebalm nude tude and I find myself reaching for that instead... Don't know why... I have this weird thing abt packaging so I would buy again. And the colours are good. And the variety is phenomenal. And it is good value... But there's always a but with inglot I find. Not quite there but close enough...