A shade of the dramatic, where different is all there is.

my Inglot cherry popped

I ventured into an Inglot in Montreal with Samira a couple of weeks ago and decided it was certainly time to pop my cherry.  Inglot, a 25 year old cosmetic company from Poland has only 4 stores in Canada (all in Quebec) and only 9 locations in the USA (find a store near you), so Inglot is not a brand that you will run into often – depending on your locale.  When I ventured into one of the 3 Montreal stores, the sales associate immediately started to tell me a little bit about the brand…comparing their products to that of MAC Cosmetics and Makeup Forever.   The mission:  to produce high quality products at fair and reasonable prices, using only the best possible ingredients and raw materials from the most reputable suppliers.

Their “Freedom System” of palettes is what she said they are most famous for.  The combinations were endless and I knew I was in trouble.  There are 15 different shapes and styles of palettes.  You can have only “face” palettes” or only “eye” palettes if you want, but there are also combination palettes where you can have 2 eyeshadows, a blush and a face powder all together.  How amazing is that?!?  Everything is customizable!   When you are in the store, they let you walk around with a big magnet, so you can just pull out whatever you like and stick it on your magnet so you can see everything together and keep track of what you are interested in.  Genius.

So let’s take a peek at what I got!  I took a lot of pictures, so please hang in there!

Inglot PackagingInglot Palette and Eyeshadows

First, let’s take a closer look at the AMC Pure Pigment Eye Shadow I purchased in shade 70.

AMC Pure Pigment Eye ShadowAMC Pure Pigment Eye Shadow

Their range of pigments is massive.  I’ve linked to the US online store so you can see all of the colours available.  Tell me – what competitor offers this many options???  You get 2g of product for $14US.  I believe I paid $19CAD in store in Montreal.  This colour is stunning.  I was sold before I even swatched it in store, all it took was seeing it sitting on the table.  Just look at this swatch of AMC Pure Pigment Eye Shadow in #70 in natural light.

AMC Pure Pigment Eye Shadow swatch

For palettes, after much deliberation I opted for the 10 eyeshadow palette.  Because of their instore promotion, I got 10 colours of my choice and the palette for $79.00 + tax.  That works out to $7.90/eyeshadow with a free palette!   For comparisons sake – eyeshadow pans at MAC are $14.00CAD/each and that isn’t even taking into account that you have to buy the palette and you get less product….

Freedom System eyeshadowFreedom System Eyeshadow - square

Each palette has small magnets in all four corners of the lid as well as the palette itself.  So it easily pulls into place when you are closing up your palette.  You can also stack palettes and use only one lid on top.

10 Eyeshadow Palette from Inglot

Freedom System Square Eyeshadow PaletteFreedom System 10 eyeshadow palette

Both swatches were taken in natural light with no flash.

Eyeshadow swatches for Inglot eyeshadowsSwatches for Inglot Eyeshadows

What I love:

  • The amount of each product in each pan is enormous.  From what I’ve noticed, not all pans are the same – it seems to vary depending on the texture of the shade.  My matte shadows are each 2.3g and my others vary from 2.5g up to 3.5g.
  • Their Freedom system of palettes is amazing and is to my knowledge the most flexible and customizable option available to beauty addicts and makeup artists alike.  I love how with the magnets on each corner, you can actually stack all of your palettes together and simply put a lid on the top one.  I’m excited to grow my Inglot collection!
  • Their products actually GO ON SALE!  I’m so used to MAC Cosmetics where in Canada you will never see a sale – EVER.  (Residents in the United States luck out with the Cosmetic Clearance Centres available where all of the limited edition left over products go to die and be sold at discount – I WISH.)  But I was thrilled when I started building my palette and the sales associate was running off numbers and then used the phrase “except, it will be even cheaper right now because we have a promotion on these palettes.”  *Angels sing* I couldn’t believe it, a promotion!
  • Rainbow eyeshadows!  They have a line of rainbow eyeshadow pans that actually have 3 shades of the same colour in one palette pan. http://inglotcosmetics.com/rainbow.eye.shadow/products/657/793
  •  Their collection is all encompassing.  They cover everything from eyes, lips, face, brushes, accessories and even a new nail lacquer line which is described as “breathable Nail Enamel ensuring better health care for nails whilst enhancing their beauty.”  It is one of the many things on my “next time” list.
  • Their selection of pigments was huge compared to MAC cosmetics.  They had a much larger range of colours (it would be comparable to the collection available at MAC pro stores, but I think even then MAC would fall short, Inglot just has soooo many.)

What I hate:

  • The shadows aren’t named, only numbered.  I like being able to use a name when talking eyeshadow colours, rather than “I used number 207 through my crease…”  But that might just me being used to a certain way.  I guess I figure I am more likely to remember the name of something rather than a catalogue of numbers.  (Makeup Forever products are the same way – numbered.)
  • There isn’t an easy lip to be able to get your product out of the pans and move them around if you like.  You need to use something like the blade of an exacto knife to pop out each shadow from the palette.  Not a huge deal, but slightly inconvenient if you are in a hurry.
  • Unlike at MAC, they don’t offer samples of their loose pigmented eyeshadows.  You can try them all in store, but if you want to check it out with your makeup from home, you will have to buy it.
  • Unfortunately, their online shop doesn’t allow for shipment to Canada.  They have full sites for which you can purchase product in the US, Australia, UK, Netherlands, South Africa and Finland.  I will unfortunately have to wait until my next visit to Montreal.
I wanted to do a makeup look using these new shadows so you could all see them in action.  And rather than doing a neutral everyday look, I ended up doing something dramatic…surprise surprise.  Regardless, I hope you enjoy this look.  I think it is fun for a night out or special occasion.  I would avoid wearing it to work.  😛
Inglot Makeup LookPink Dramatic Eye Makeup
For this look, I used #48 all over my lid, #72 as my darker outer eye shade #46 to highlight and #482 to do a nice dark line under my lower lashes.
Inglot Makeup LookMakeup Diagram for Makeup How To
The pigmentation and quality of these shadows was lovely (I did use an eyeshadow primer).  They were very easy to blend together and I had no issue getting the colour payoff I was looking for.
Dramatic Pink Eye MakeupDramatic Pink Makeup Look

For the rest of my look, I used the following:

Skin –  Makeup Forever’s HD Foundation in shade 118 topped with Studio Careblend Pressed Powder in Light Plus by MAC

Lashes – Ardell’s Demi Wispies False Lashes and Too Faced lashGASM mascara on my bottom lashes

Liner – Maybelline Master Precise Felt Tip Liquid Liner in Black on my lids and Blacktrack Fluidline by MAC on my waterline.

Lips – Clinique’s Longlast Lipstick in Heather Moon

Cheeks – Margin blush by MAC

Brows – Mystery Eyeshadow by MAC to fill in my brows

With flash:

Dramatic Pink Makeup

With natural light:

Pink Makeup

The verdict: The shadows were long lasting and didn’t crease or budge after several hours of wear.  For the price, I see this brand has incredible value and a giant range of shades.  I will be visiting Inglot upon my next visit to Montreal for sure in order to try out some of their other raved about products.

I hope you found this post useful.  Do you own any Inglot products already?  If so, what are your favourites??

Be sure to keep your eyes peeled the next time you are near an Inglot – or maybe on your next vacation.  You won’t regret it!

Thanks for reading!



Pink eye makeup for a night out

33 responses

  1. Gorgeous! I have a purples and pinks inglot pallette and i love it!

    April 29, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    • Very cool Amanda! Do you have anything else from there other than eyeshadows? I want to try a blush and maybe a face powder next time….and a nail polish….and maybe a gel liner……uh oh you can see the problem with this!

      April 29, 2012 at 1:50 pm

      • lollol i do not. The day i went to the ny inglot store i triiied to pace myself because we were also going to MAC pro and makeup forever 🙂 i did however hear, not sure if true…. But that inglot was working on “breathable polish” is that true, have you heard that or is it out yet?

        April 29, 2012 at 1:52 pm

        • Yes, I mentioned it briefly in my post. Their website says “We are constantly developing new products and have just launched the world’s first ever Breathable Nail Enamel ensuring better health care for nails whilst enhancing their beauty.” So I am super excited to give them a try.They look like they are $10.00US/each, so certainly not cheap. 😛

          April 29, 2012 at 1:58 pm

        • yay! That should be neat to try, sorry you caught me i must have skipped that part. 😦

          April 29, 2012 at 1:59 pm

        • Haha, it is a giant post, I forgive you. 🙂 ❤

          April 29, 2012 at 2:14 pm

        • yay! I allways read them all, today i had about 100 posts of my fellow bligger friends, promise wont happen again 🙂 hehe

          April 29, 2012 at 2:15 pm

        • Haha you are too cute Amanda! ❤ xoxo

          April 29, 2012 at 2:16 pm

        • Thanks 🙂 lol

          April 29, 2012 at 2:17 pm

  2. Gorgeous swatches and look! Inglot’s shadows look amazing! I must check them out one day!

    April 29, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    • Thanks fancieland! It was fun! I had no idea what I was going to do and it all sort of just happened…LOL. I highly recommend the product though, I was very impressed. I can’t wait to go back!

      April 29, 2012 at 3:44 pm

      • Lol well you did an amazing job! I can’t wait for you to go back either!! I could look at swatches and looks all day lol

        April 30, 2012 at 11:47 am

        • Haha, well I’ve got lots more where that came from! I just need to get on it! I always seem to be behind, with so much more I need to post about…I never find myself struggling for content. All I have to do is look around my vanity. LOL

          April 30, 2012 at 12:35 pm

  3. I’ve really been enjoying your posts. I wear little eye makeup, but your posts are inspiring me to try some serious color out. By the way, do you find that you spend way too much on cosmetics like I do? I’ve spent about $250 in the past 5 weeks. Maybe more. I find that sustaining a blog gives me a good reason to purchase product I want.

    April 29, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    • Hey – thank you! It’s so nice to hear you’ve been enjoying the posts.

      To answer your question, I absolutely spend way too much on cosmetics. It is my main hobby, so I rationalize it that way. I hardly ever drink, I don’t smoke…I buy my cosmetics and I blog about it. LOL. It is also very true that sometimes I talk myself into buying things that I don’t think I would’ve before, because “I have a blog and it would make for good content – maybe other people are on the fence too”.

      Honestly though, blogging is such a big passion of mine now, I just love it. I can’t imagine going back! Even if it is tough on the pocket book.

      April 29, 2012 at 8:25 pm

      • Would you talk to my husband please? Seems like you might explain this “spending money on the blog” a bit better than I do. 🙂

        April 29, 2012 at 9:20 pm

        • Haha, sure!. I am sure I can spin all of this in a positive light! I certainly have my husband convinced it is a good idea! ❤

          April 29, 2012 at 9:28 pm

        • I just read him your reply, and he just smiled. Not a convinced smile, just a “we’ll see” smile.

          April 29, 2012 at 9:34 pm

        • Haha, I love it! Just tell him there are a lot worse addictions you could have. Being a beauty blogger is innocent and fun. 🙂

          April 29, 2012 at 10:15 pm

  4. I was there!! And I didn’t buy any nail polish… damn!!! Now I have a blog about nail polish and don’t have an Inglot polish… lol

    April 29, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    • I will check them out next time I go Samira. Who knows, they might have the ingredients you are allergic to. But if not, I can get you one for a Christmas beauty swap box! 🙂

      There aren’t any Inglots in Brazil, but there is one in Buenos Aires! Keep that in mind next time you go!!!

      April 29, 2012 at 10:19 pm

      • Great dear!! Maybe next time I go to Buenos Aires I can have an inglot. Hope you are liking my portuguese blog, hehehe. Beijos!

        April 29, 2012 at 10:36 pm

        • I love Google Chrome for being able to translate it for me! So things work out. You can write in Portuguese and I can still read it. 🙂 ❤

          April 30, 2012 at 6:28 am

  5. Oh my God you got Inglot!!! This looks so cool! The look you do is as amazing as ever!

    April 30, 2012 at 3:13 am

    • Awww thank you Sunny! Have you been to an Inglot over there?

      April 30, 2012 at 6:29 am

  6. It sounds great, and I want to try, but it’s too difficult to procure 😦

    May 1, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    • Perhaps on some holidays or something if you manage to get away sometime!

      Apparently, before I moved here there used to be an Inglot in Ottawa but it shut down a couple of years ago. Not sure why?!?! But I wish they would open another one. It seems so crazy to me that they have 4 locations in Quebec (3 in Montreal) and none anywhere else. My guess would be that Quebec is where the stores had the best success?!?! *sigh* I’m glad Montreal is just a 2 hour drive from here, at least it is somewhat reachable for me.

      May 1, 2012 at 8:14 pm

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  8. Wow that’s beautiful! This is the first time I’ve ever heard of Inglot – disgraceful when I claim to be a beauty junkie!! Haha I don’t think they are available in the UK? Looks great though, I’d definitely take a look if there was a UK store! x

    December 5, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    • You are in luck, the UK is one of the countries they service.
      I absolutely love Inglot and can’t wait to go back and try out some new products. You’ll have to let me know if you end up checking them out!

      December 5, 2012 at 8:30 pm

      • Oh wow thanks for showing me – how have I never heard of them before! Yay I’ll definitely be checking them out! x

        December 6, 2012 at 7:56 am

        • Have fun!!! They are great quality too, can’t wait to see what you think!

          December 6, 2012 at 9:45 am

  9. Great post and this cosmetic products are really good, Inglot cosmetics is available online only on this site Majorbrands.in

    July 17, 2013 at 5:21 am

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