I’ve been trying to get this #BeautyTBT up for a while, I’ve had this post partly photographed since November and just haven’t managed to get around to actually finishing it up. My Inglot Eyeshadow palette is one of my favourite items in my collection and it’s not one which gets as much love as it should.
When I first started watching the beauty YouTube community in 2009/2010 and was making the transition from being someone who wore makeup, to someone who was border-line obsessed with makeup. Inglot was making waves in eye shadow arena, and pretty much any one who I was watching was talking about them. I vividly remember watching XSparkage who still makes videos now and I think has the best eye shadow skills out there was raving about these eye shadows – I had to eagerly wait to when I went to London (as that’s where the only stores are in the UK) and no online ordering – still to this day you can’t online order in the UK.
The Inglot palettes are completely customisable and I think are one of the original brands who offered this type of customisation – or at least brands I remember (other than MAC). When I bought this 10 palette I was a university student, who was going out 2/3/4 times a week – and picked a mix of neutrals as well as crazy ass bright colours which I used to wear more often than I do now on nights out. Back when I bought this matte eye shadow was less of a lusted after thing – especially for me, so they’re all shimmer and metallic shades. Whilst I don’t reach for that bottom row regularly, I do reach for it, you need so little shadow though that it looks almost untouched, if I do need any crazy bright shades for nights out or fancy dress this will always be the first I reach for to see if there’s a shade I want to use, because they’re guaranteed to stay in place for as long as you need it.
You can definitely notice which row I opt for more than the other – especially one shade in particular! These are the best eye-shadows I have ever used and that’s not an over exaggeration in the slightest. They are the most buttery textured, easiest to blend, least amount of fall out and overall best pigmentation out of anything. The swatches below are just on my arm, no primer – and just one light swipe in the shadow and just one swipe on my arm.
In terms of palette design this is by far my favourite out of any palette. The design itself isn’t anything particularly inspirational. With a clouded acrylic top – it would be nice if this was clear instead, if you have multiples of these you could then see what shade you have in which palette. But this connects onto a matte acrylic black bottom connected by super strong magnets in the corner. There’s no extra bulk so it makes it good for travelling, and it’s really strong too and stands no chance in breaking. If you have multiple palettes you can connect them on top of each other so they stack perfectly neat (an OCD suffers dream), and you can even remove the lids and just have the bases stuck together with one lid on top meaning they’re even more streamlined.
I’ve never been back to Inglot since buying this, mainly because the stores are in Westfield in London (massive shopping centres for those who don’t know) which usually involve at least half an hour of travelling across town to get to them as they’re not very central. I hope one day to go back and get some mattes and some a different array of neutrals, or some more wearable shades to compliment what I have already.
The range of course extends out into everything you’d expect from a beauty brand – I hope when I eventually go back to get some blushes too.
Have you tried Inglot before?