Inglot • Freedom System Palette • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||88%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I've had the 5 pan Freedom palette for about 3 months now. I can't check which numbers I have, but I can remember the basic colours...I have a white, charcoal grey, violet, baby pink and a peach. All are shimmers... the shimmer tends to be a silver/white in most of the shadows. They are not as pigmented as I hoped they would be, although they can give a subtle finish for during the day and can be eventually built up enough for a night-time look. The textures are nice though, and blend well. I'm interested to know whether Inglot offers non-shimmer shadows with their smaller palettes though...when I was first there and on subsequent visits, it only looks like shimmers are available.
This palettes quite nice, especially as it was on sale. The packaging feels like it's decent quality too. However, I wouldn't repurchase if only shimmery shadows are available....they just don't offer enough colour, and I prefer mattes for daytime wear too.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I use this every time I wear makeup, and I love it.
I sat for ages choosing the colours and the staff were very helpful. So now I have a lovely palette of colours that all suit my colouring (strawberry blonde with green eyes and freckles)
I'll defnitely be returning to Inglot.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
Very unhappy with this product to be honest. Hardly any matte options, most of the eyeshadows were shimmery and flaked off easily, cheap price, poor quality. Please don't buy and save your money for good quality, long-lasting stuff i.e. MAC!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
Amazing. I got it as a gift and the eyeshadows last the whole day PLUS an entire shift at a crappy fast food job, and looks just as good as when I put it on. They blend beautifully and I love mixing different colours for different effects. The brush I got with it is amazing too. Then the one near me went out of business so I have a ton and theyre all amazing. I've never tried mac or anything but these are definately top notch.
ps. I love the tin it comes it! The tin is easy to clean- take out the eyeshadows and run it under water the odd time and it dries quick. Plus, I love how its reusable- I switch it up sometimes. Long lasting and doesn't look old at all after 2 years.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I discovered Inglot accidentally. I walked into my local shopping centre and there it was! I was amused because it kind of looked like a cheaper version of MAC. But I was impressed with the prices. And the amount of colours available was impressive too. I bought the Freedom System Palette for my makeup kit and I was quite happy about it. It sure cost less than buying a MAC palette and I was already thinking about what other colour spectrums I was going to put together when I purchased another Freedom Palette next time.
But here's the thing. It's good, but it's not great. Sure the eye shadows have good pigmentation and have fairly good staying power. And there are a lot of shades to choose from. But I found that the very shimmery or glittery eye shadows were poor quality. The glitter particles fall off after a while and the particles are way too big compared to the shimmer shadows that MAC have. I found that I had little glitter particles on my cheeks or on my nose as the day wore on. You can choose to include blushers in the Freedom Palette and I found the same thing with them. The shimmery ones had particles that were way too big and not as many colours to choose from.
I would say if you want to buy the eye shadows from Inglot perhaps choose a smaller palette and stay away from their very glittery eye shadows. As for the blush, I would just go with another brand all together!
Inglot in Australia has since reformulated some of their eyeshadows and changed the Freedom System Palette. I went back and had a look and there were some better matte options now and everything wasn't full of those big chunks of glitter. I thought I would give it another go. I bought a five pan palette. The colours are a lot better. I also purchased a single colour shadow from the AMC range and I was very impressed with that. The colour really went on smoothly and blended well and was very pigmented. Inglot has come out with more products including foundation, concealor and lipsticks. I was most impressed by the lipstick palettes that they have. Not many brands do these type of palettes (unless you are looking at professional brands that are not available readily such as Kryolan and Graftobian etc). So I am willing to give Inglot another go. Any of you that were not impressed by the products previously, I would suggest going and having a look now. I would still recommend the AMC shadows to the regular ones, but again watch out because some of them have the chunky sparkles.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
ok this annoyed me...i filled a big pallette for 90$(because they have all these rules...its only a few dollars a colour but you HAVE to fill the whole thing..anyway..) the whole thing broke on me...first the lid snappe off so I started keeping it in one spot just OPEN and slowly the magnetic colours fell and crumbled out. none the less, they were great shadows, long lasting good pigment and smooth application, its just a packaging thing for me. I will just buy singles from now on its worth a few extra bucks!!
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Love this. I have bought MAC for years and seriously wasn't just going to waste my money on them just because they were ONCE making really great products, I find most of MAC stuff quite basic now.
So i decided to find an alternative. I bought 16 eyeshadow palette from INGLOT. LOVE THE COLOR CHOICES and it worked out for me to be 4.50 a shadow. I have greasy eyelids..I have to use UD eye primer but I even when I went to Puerto Vallarta just using loose powders on my lids and INGLOT eyeshadow it stayed on allllll night thourgh drinking sweating and the humidity!!! I've worn it thourgh the daytime, Once again sweating, sun and even a quick jump in the pool- the color still stood (water made a light fading but you still saw that I was wearing eye shadow).
I have to agree the girls working there don't know much and most of the time they can look quite yucky.....but they "ONLY" sell the makeup- the way they wear it doesn't necessarily represent the quality of makeup. Some people just don't want to change brand and find any reason not to to make themselves feel better about it. I feel better that I did buy INGLOT.!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I'm reviewing the pro-3 freedom 1.3 gram eyeshadow pans, which are the same size as mac pans. These went on sale 50% off from $10 to $5 per pan, so I grabbed some bright and dramatic colors that I normally wouldn't get. Comparing these to mac eyeshadows, I would say that I like them the same, if not a tiny bit more. They go on like a dream...smooth,same color as the pan, and easy easy to blend, the pigment is as vivid and intense as mac.
The colors I got were (sorry I'm not the pic uploading type):
640 s2 which is a bright canary yellow
637 s7 dark lustre leaf green
658 s2 bright mint blue green
638 s7 think steamy or shimmermoss from mac with green tones-- my favorite color of the bunch!
671 s2 bright royal blue in the pan, goes on basically same as the color nyx ocean... but stays on brighter than nyx
675 s7 light violet color (think towards mac stars n rocket)
685 s2 dark purple color
625 s7 shimmery champagney highlight color
666 s7 gunmetal dark silver color
imo, the ones ending in s7 have a nicer formula- i think these could be classified in the 'veluxe pearl' category. Even though the big pans were on sale for the same price I chose this size because they fit in mac palettes and because I could never get through a pan that big within the next couple of years before it expires.
Another benefit is that the pans have an expiry date listed at the bottom, which is good because I have somewhat sensitive eyes and have to be careful with what I put around my eyes. I'm quite happy with this purchase and will gladly re-purchase even if its not on sale:)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
The idea is good but I dont think the quality of the product is as good as mac, nars, bobbi brown etc. It is less cheap though so makes sense.
***Edit, Sept 2009***
Mediocre stuff. There is lot better stuff out there.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I bought a matte black and a subtly shimmery highlight colour, the quality and depth of pigment is excellent. The black I use for lining my inner rims (waterline) and it lasts almost all day. The highlight is silky and blends easily.
I have a pink blush with a silvery glitter as well, I bought it to replace my MAC Angel and so far it's lovely. It wears all day. The glitter didn't stick and I'm glad for that. I just have a lovely baby-pink flush.
I love that the palette's bottom is the magnet so I don't have to futz around with magnets anymore. It's genius. I'm a total addict.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I love this idea! I purchased my first palette (the largest) and filled it with 30 eye shadows of my choice - and now it's my pride and joy of my large make-up collection. I will definitely be buying more palettes for blushes and powders etc.
I'm a huge fan of MAC, but I have to say that I think I am starting to prefer Inglot. Inglot is much more affordable and I love their palette system that lets you have a variety of products in each one.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Blue
I have both the large and small palettes with eyeshadows and blushes in them and I plan on getting a third palette with some of the pressed powder shades and more blushes.
Their products are well priced, decently sized and have brilliant pigmentation. The staying power is incredible both with and without a base.
The matte shades arent chalky at all and apply like silk, the semi-matte shades with micro glitters are gorgeous, the glitter particles dont migrate all over the face and arent over powering. The frosts are lovley, a dream to apply and look amazing on.
Unlike the previous reviewer I havent had any issue with the s3 shades hardening at all, but I do like to let my eye primers thoroughly dry before applying shadows so that may be the difference.
Overall, a good quality product that is a dream to apply, has amazing staying power. I will definitely purchase another couple of palletes - some for myself and some for my pro-kit.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
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Having heard about this line arriving in North America, I had to check this out during a trip to Montreal this summer. The Freedom System Palette uses both square and rectangular pans that can be configured in many different ways. The outlay for the 12 pan palette I got was around $70 CND, (I believe the palette was around $10 CND and the pans were $5 CND each). My palette (with product numbers) can be seen here:
The colors themselves are fantastic and the pigmentation is out of this world! Some practically jump onto the brush as it hovers ;^). At $5 CND, they're much cheaper than MAC and have twice the product in the pan. The range of colors is massive, too. Some of the more interesting colors in my palette are:
805 - shimmery greenish white
855 - golden shimmer (good highlighter)
440 - violet gray
744 - sheer turquoise with gold
They also sell the shadows in pots, but creating the palette seems like a better value, especially since it would take forever to go through their pots with the level of pigmentation they have.
Okay, I am really annoyed by the shadows with the "S3" designation after the number. Near as I can tell, they are hardening when my brush touches the pan after coming into contact with the primer on my eye. Having an eye primer is non-negotiable for me, so I guess I'm stuck with semi-ruined eyeshadows. I may try and see if I can wait for the primer to "set" more before using the shadow to see if that helps, but the product is not worth it if I have to go through that when other eye shadow brands don't have that problem. Argh.