Inglot • Freedom System Palette • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||88%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I found this at a mall in Sydney, Australia. What attracted me to it were the array of colors and the whole Freedom System concept.
The Good: Colors are quite pigmented and apply beautifully. The Freedom System lets you mix and match shades, which is great coz you get to choose your own unique combination. The packaging is sleek and sexy with magnets to connect your palettes together so you can build them up and store them easily. Their color range is fantastic as well, and I believe some are MAC dupes.
The Bad: Eyeshadow can be a bit too powdery in the pan, so lightly pat your brush when picking up product to minimize fall out.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Simply put, this is an amazing buy. I am a MAC collector and I am feeling Inglot replace them in my collection...seriously.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I went to Inglot for the first time about a week ago. I planned to buy a lipstick pallate just to try them out. I wasn't planning to get any eyeshadows because I already have too much eyeshadows but, I started swatching and couldn't help myself. I left with a five lipstick palatte and 10 eyeshadow palatte from their Freedom System, plus bunch and bunch of samples (I never got much samples from MAC or Sephora even if I break my wallet).
I love the eyeshadows, they're very pigmented and the colors are just lovely. I got mostly Pearls and AMC, they have enough shine to make me happy but they don't look glittery. I will definitely go back and get me some more :). So many people complained about the magnetic packaging but I personally like it. Sure, I have to be a bit more careful when I slide out the cover but overall the palatte is sturdy. You can even stack them if you have more than one palatte.
People are raving about how much cheaper Inglot eyeshadows are compared to MAC, but where I live, the 10 shadow palatte is around 100 US$. It seems that in some places, it's only about 50 US$. It's still cheaper but not by a long shot. Having said that, I'll still go back to Inglot for more eyeshadows and to check out their other products as well. Any suggestions?
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
i went into inglot today for my first time and i am in love. i enjoy makeup however i always have a hard time shelling out the cash for things i consider to be extras (eyeshadow, brushes) v.s. staples like foundation and mascara, because i dont wear it a ton. the price is definitely right at inglot where i believe you are getting professional quality eyeshadow. i got a 10 pan for $85 (AUD) i mean you really cant beat that. also, the girl that helped me was super nice and helpful, never overbearing, and tastefully made up. there was a big color selection and they were all quite pretty. the formula was VERY pigmented and almost creamy, PERFECT! big fan, i am def going back for another palette or 2 before i head back stateside.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I am never buying pressed eyeshadows from anywhere else ever again.
Fantastic price, great selection of colours, amazing pigmentation, and sturdy packaging which also looks chic. Top quality.
The palette I purchased was a bit of a mix - I picked colours which I don't have - they included - eye shadow pearl 393 (an apricot/peachy colour I use as a highlight on the browbone), eye shadow pearl 405 (copper/orangey), eye shadow AMC shine 19 (intense light-med green), eye shadow pearl 428 (navy), and AMC eye shadow 62 (black with pink micro glitter - glitter is barely noticeable once on the lid).
EDIT: Purchased another Inglot palette =] - this palette consisted of neutrals which include a peachy pink, 3 different shades of brown, and a greyed/purply/brown - eye shadow matte 352, eye shadow matte 390, eye shadow D.S. 461, eye shadow pearl 402, and eye shadow D.S. 502.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I'm rewriting this review because I edited my old one to add a bunch of new info and HOLY SMOKES it was long!
I think these eyeshadows are great, and the Freedom Palettes are very good value for money. Individually the shadows are $20-$25 each, in a palette they work out to between about $14 and $8.50 each. The square palette pans are also 2.7 grams compared to the 2.4 gram individual shadows, so you even get more product for a lower price (MAC shadows are 1.5 grams since many people have compared the two brands on price).
All of the shadows are well pigmented, but I find that I really need a primer to keep them from fading and creasing throughout the day. I've tried all of the finishes by now and my favourite (and the one I own the most of) is AMC Shine, which is really nice and not too overwhelmingly shimmery IMO. Pearl finish is super creamy feeling and looks beautiful. I've not been a fan of mattes so I only bought one matte, but I really like it- it applies very well and I plan to go back for some more. I'm not as keen on AMC and DS/double sparkle (though I do really love AMC #65, which is black with teal glitter), both of which are a sort of near-matte shadow with some glitter, which doesn't show up well on the eye. I don't think they apply as smoothly as the matte either, which is a little frustrating, but this may just be a factor of some individual shades.
The palettes themselves are really nice and I love the way they look- I picked the square shadows in the palette with the clear frosted lid, the round shadows in the hinged palettes don't really look too special. I like fact that the lids are magnetized, which means I'll never have to worry about a weak hinge breaking. I find that I can easily use the lid from my 2 shadow palette to lift out the pans, but the lid from my 10 shadow palette doesn't have strong enough magnets to pull the pans out.
Probably the biggest frustration I have with the line is the lack of colour names (they only have numbers as mentioned before)- it makes it much harder to remember what I have and which is which, though a quick list on my computer of the colour numbers with a brief description makes that a bit easier. Apparently the Inglot computer system stores info on which shadows you've bought before so that you can check and make sure you don't buy any duplicates, though I haven't tested that out yet. But really, any annoyances and frustrations are pretty minor compared to all of the great things about this line and I'd highly recommend them. They're my favourite eyeshadows!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This is honestly the best eyeshadow I've ever used. For me this is better than mac in terms of price, selection, texture and longevity. I have really oily lids and these last all day when even my urban decay ones wouldn't. I only get the more unique colours from mac that I wouldn't find dupes of in inglot. I LOVE these eyeshadows I highly recommend it to those looking for excellent quality eyeshadows at a good price. I got 10 eyeshadows for £35, when in mac 10 is £110, thatís crazy! I will definitely be repurchasing from these palettes and have been for year now. Also the staff in the London branch are quite helpful, they do hover but unlike mac you actually get a served quite fast, its not packed and you can leisurely look around.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
I really liked the color selection at Inglot's and spent some time choosing the five colours in my freedom system palette. It was so much fun! The colors seemed to have so much pigmentation in the store and the price was too good to be true... Unfortunately they're not that pigmented at all. They apply dry and chalky and there's A LOT of fallout. Also when I swatched the colors at home, they were not nearly as pigmented than at the store...I don't know what happened? Maybe different lighting? The price is nice, yes, but I also noticed that the container for the shadows costs more than one shadow..So one shadow's price in here is around 3 euros...That must tell something about the quality. I also dislike that the shadows don't have names, just numbers. I don't think I will repurchase a freedom system palette.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I. LOVE. INGLOT! after spending so much money on MAC eyeshadows *sigh*, i was in Poland and Inglot is super cheap there. So i bought two of the 30 eyeshadow palettes, and have not been disapointed. They are pigmented, have a fantastic range of colours, and the SA was so helpful. I can't rave enough about this brand. They also have fantastic brushes and lipsticks, and their range IMO is better than MAC for colours. Like others have said, for the price of one MAC, you can get two or three of Inglots...plus the palettes themselves are durable and easy to store and use...a fantastic product and highly recommended!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
HAS BEEN EDITED: The freedom system that Inglot provides is amazing, because I'm not sure about anyone else's experiences, however I found the sales people to be very helpful in choosing the colours.
PROS:I went there hoping the buy an array of different colours (30 piece palette) to use for different looks and thats exactly what I walked out with. Some of the colours that I looked at were very similar, however although many people complain about these similarities, I just avoid the similar colours and picked an array of different ones. Some of the colours deposit better than others, however overall I find that I get the effect that I am looking for. You have to remember that colour deposit is also dependant on the brush and the base/primer you are using. Finally, they use a magnet system which means you can pull out the colour if you need to scrape it.
CONS: The only cons I can think of are that when used with Inglot's Duraline (it converts powder e/s to liquid) it sometimes changes colour. Also, the price conmpared with drugstore e/s is obviously not cheap, but $12 AUS a piece is not bad.
If you are an experimental make-up guru then I would recommend these palettes because they are value for money and they last. If you have the money, get MAC palettes, because they ARE better, but these will do just fine for the time being.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
die hard mac fans can nick and pick at inglot but the reality is, inglot shadows are a real solution for those wanting to start creating their own palettes without spending a fortune. here in australia, the cost i can get 5 shadows in a beautiful palette, can not even give me 2 mac shadows.
overall,i can get the colours i want in a palette that is more practical than mac of equal if not better quality.
i have a freedom 5 magnetic palettes, i love that they are stackable on top of each other for tidy storage and travel.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Would I buy this again? I did, over and over and over and I just got introduced to this May 15 at the makeup show in NYC - Is it really only one month and I have been back about 4 times????
I got several sets of eyeshadow - I can't speak for the Matte or the extra glittery since I like all my eyeshadows with a little shimmer, but I love them - they are highly pigmented and so is the lipstick (creamy too!). I have made about 7 palettes for myself and my friends in the past month and for a cost wayyyy lower than Mac would be. I took some of my Mac rounds and fit them in with the freedom palette as well. Their pigments are also beautiful and shimmery and most of them (not the chunky glitter ones) are smooth and almost creamy!
The only thing I wish is that it had a wider, easier to wear collection. I think Mac's collection is still better for that.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Kinky, Medium Eyes: Blue
I own two trios of eyeshadows from Inglot, one of which I bought for my school formal, and I was so impressed :D True, some of the shades they sell are less than satisfactory (too much glitter/shimmer and too stiff a consistency), but I think with a little improvement this company could rival MAC for colour selection and value for money. The reason MAC's so popular is because of its range of not only colours, but finishes, shades and its quality for price (high-end but not designer). It's a makeup artist's haven, but you don't have to be a makeup artist to get access to their level of quality. However, I can get 3 Inglot shades in Australia for the price of one MAC shade, and in my opinion they are just as good quality as MAC ^^ Neither crease, fade or have fallout and both are smooth and velvety to use - I own one MAC shade, All That Glitters, and I actually used other MAC shades I admired as a reference for the colours I wanted from Inglot. So I ended up with dupes for Bronze, Amber Lights and two colours from Inglot that were exactly what I wanted but couldn't find in MAC's extensive range - a true gold and a beautiful pale gold with bronze shimmer :] All That Glitters' veluxe pearl finish is superior to Inglot's simple shimmer, but there are no visible glitter particles in the gold shades I got from the second trio I purchased, its just a very attractive glowy shimmer. In the first trio, the one that contained the pale gold, I also got a pretty pale brown that I later discovered had gold glitter in it (I hate glitter, I think it looks childish, which I can't afford at my age xD) and a matte cool brown shade that made me look bruised. So I wasn't too happy with that first trio, apart from the pale gold (which I adore and use as a highlight all the time with All That Glitters on the lid) and I think that you'd have to choose your shades carefully so as to avoid anything you really didn't like. Inglot also has an extensive brush range, almost as large as MAC's and less expensive, as well as a huge lipstick and gloss selection. Like I said, with a little improvement, Inglot could provide a small outlet for those of us who adore MAC but don't have the cause to spend buckets on brushes, eyeshadows or lipsticks.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I'm in love.
I bought a 4 palette a couple of months ago and I use at least one colour everyday.
I don't have it with me so I can't tell you the exact colours (all of them are shimmers ) but I have a really neutral one that is probably a little lighter than I would like but looks really good with the audrey hepburn/cats eyes style of liner. I have a taupe which I really only use in my eyelid crease because browns tend to wash me out; a baby pink which is a beautiful shimmery pastel and an equivalent blue. I like using bright colours but usually stick to coloured liners with neutal shadows so buying the pink and blue was out of character for me but I'm glad I did.
- great colour pay off
- really soft and easy to apply
- long lasting (can wear them all day at work without creasing or fading)
- cheap by comparison
I liked the old formula well enough but the new ones are much easier to use.
I just have to say be wary of the colours you are looking for because they change a little bit under the bright lights in the shop - when I got mine home and started experimenting I noticed they were a little lighter than they appeared in the shop. Not enough for me to want to take them back though.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Olive Hair: Other Eyes: Green
I have the 5 one with a small selection of the shadows I use most for on the run and most recently a 10 palette with a mixture of matte and shimmer oranges, bronzes and whites (I was in the mood for them when I bought them) The 10 palette cost me AU$85 so essentially that's $8.50 a shadow and they are massive! I think the quality and value kicks MAC in the bum (although I may get flamed for saying so) long lasting, beautiful pigments, and so many damn colors to choose from, you will need to set a whole day aside just to put together a 10 palette
If you are thinking about it I promise you will not be disappointed!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I first discovered this product in Europe And I have loved it ever since. Its very highly pigmented , pretty vivid colors. I get compliments every time i wear the shadows. For more staying power I recommend the gel primer. The price is cheap and a little goes a long way. Watch for the magnets with the packaging. They finally opened up a store in NYC!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I went into Inglot for the first time today after hearing a lot about them. I work for a cosmetics company and Inglots quality of eyeshadow is better than my company's own and Inglot is less expensive even with the discount I get at work. I bought the freedom pallet of 10 colors for my kit (along with a few other things to start off with), and I played around with them tonight a bit, and the shadows don't even need a primer to get amazing color payoff. I had no issues with fallout, because with ANY brand, if you don't apply it correctly you WILL get fallout.... no matter if it's MAC, Make Up Forever, Dior, YSL...etc. etc. You have to PACK the shadows on, not sweep them. Same thing with the glittery eye shadows I got, I had barely any glitter fallout.
Needless to say, I will be building most of my kit with Inglot's products from now on. Amazing products, great quality, many options, and very reasonably priced.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I have the Pro 5 freedom palette, which is the brow powders. I quite like them, they are highly pigmented, you dont need alot and the end result is a very natural, soft brow. Also the colours that you can get are various and you will definitely find a colour to suit you. Just for reference i have:
#561 - light brown/blonde
#560 - dark brown
#563 - chocolate brown/red undertones (good for dark redheads)
#569 - black brown
#567 - matte black
To be honest the only ones i use for all colours are #561 and #560 which suit everyone. The others i actually use as shadows. Good investment!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I hoped that it did not have to come to this. I wanted to like the product. So much that I was in denial every time I tried to use it. All of the eyeshadows except one that I have are terrible. Okay not terrible but nowhere near good. I mostly got glittery eyeshadows and I don't know why I didn't realize this at the store, but the glitters are all pretty much the same. But that does not really matter because it does not show or stay on your eyes anyways. The eyeshadows have a hard time staying on lids, no matter the base. The only base that I found to work was the NYX black bean, only because mine is really sticky and not pigmented (bad batch of black bean pencil formula?). And I mean it is sticky, so much that it could adhere to any shadow. I do like some of the colors, especially since they have some colors that I can't seem to find with MAC, but who cares if the product is poor quality. The palettes are pretty cool because they are semi-transparent (some, like the 10 pan) and come in different sizes. MAC eyeshadows fit on the circle kind. It does not have a slot or room to take out the shadows but the corners of the top (of the transparent ones at least) have metal circles that can be run over the corner of the shadow (inglot ones) pan to lift it up. The entire lid can be lifted but it takes some getting used to because I always hit some shadows when I slide it off a certain way. All in all, cool system, some cool palettes, bad shadows (tons of fall out, poorly pigmented on lids, pointless glitter and not good on its own). I do like how you can have different products in certain palettes, I got a few lipsticks which I like a lot, but its not a really good value since lipsticks go way quicker than eyeshadows but will cost the same since you pay for palette "package" not specific products you choose. I paid $45 for the 10 palette.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I'd probably give this product a 3.5 in reality...The problem with reviewing this is the different shadows everyone is going to get and how well they stack up. Inglot eyeshadows in my opinion have two main problems 1) by far too few good mattes 2) not great colour pay-off. Using UDPP I can get them to stay for a reasonable amount of time, but really they're not a great deal considering the price. The colour range is the main selling point but when it comes down to it many of their shades look similar when swatched and practically identical on the lid...I even made this mistake in my palette with two olive greens - swatched they look quite different, but on the lid I can't tell them apart. I think if you pick your colours widely it can be a nice deal to get you started - that's why I went to Inglot, but for someone with an established collection I wouldn't venture to the freedom palette. Definitely take a look at their new matte range though, super pigmented with great lasting power. Wayyyy different to the single eyeshadow pots they currently sell!