During my recent business/pleasure trip to the New Jersey area, I happened upon an the NYC Inglot store in Times Square.
A Pandora box has officially been flung open! WOW.
I had heard about Inglot before, but, living in Alabama, never had access to one of their stores and therefore felt reluctant to purchase anything without swatching it first.
You can imagine my delight and surprise upon spotting the store on my trip!
Needless to say, a massive haul ensued.
Let’s begin with:
Inglot’s eyeshadow is offered as part of the “freedom system,” which basically means that you select your desired shades, either online or in-store, and the company provides you with a sleek palette to house them.
I selected five shades, which, like all of Inglot’s eyeshadows, are named by number.
I have swatches below:
As you can see, the pigmentation is out of this world! The colors are varied and rich, from matte neutrals to shimmering vivids, Inglot has any color you could desire. Their quality and texture are reminiscent of Urban Decay and Lorac, at half the price. Each eyeshadow costs $7, but the palettes themselves do drive up the price. The 1-shadow pan palette costs $7, the 2-shadow palette costs $8, and the 5-shadow palette costs $11 — not including the shadow(s). You can see how the price can rise, depending upon how many shadows you wish to place in a palette.
The packaging of the palettes is sleek and unique as well! The cover is magnetic, so you can remove it at will– see below:
Overall, I would give the eyeshadows a 4.5/5, deducting a half-point for the price of the palettes! 😊
HD SCULPTING POWDER
I also had an opportunity to purchase one of their new HD Sculpting Powders on the day of release (how exciting!). I purchased a cool-toned taupe with pink undertones, which works beautifully to create a natural shadow beneath the cheekbones for contouring. It is, however, packaged in its own “powder” palette with rectangular pans, which are magnetic and pull the shadows into place:
It’s fantastic for contouring and, while cool- toned, would likely work for warm-toned ladies as well. The primary disadvantage is that you have to purchase the 4-pan blush palette, as you see above, as well, which costs $16 — not including the powder! The powder itself costs $15. In combination with the palette, the grand total is $31 — likely more, since the 3 empty pans are tempting me to purchase more sculpting powders in order to complete the palette. I do feel like less expensive contouring products exist, including NYX blush in “Taupe.”
Final rating for this one is 4/5.
Inglot’s loose powder also wowed me, which I subsequently had to purchase. It is silky to the touch, with magnificent coverage — which, for $22, it absolutely should! This is a fine powder choice for oily, “problem” skin. The only downside is that, like all loose powders, it can be messy. My shade is #12 — the next-to-lightest.
I would give this powder a score of 4.5/5.
I was a bit overwhelmed by the rows of vibrant lipstick in a variety of shades which lined the Inglot shelves.
I finally decided upon a gorgeous dark rose-gold lipstick (156), which appears orange in the photograph for some reason! The finish is frost-like and lasts a good 7 hours without needing re-application; while not moisturizing, it is not drying, either.
Incredible lipstick for $13, which is less expensive than a Mac lipstick.
I would give Inglot lipstick a 5/5 rating. 😘
I also grabbed a tube of the brand’s “Sleeks” lip gloss in shade number 46. It is a beautiful dark rose-gold as well (See a pattern yet?). I absolutely fell in love after swatching it in the store! It resembles Nars’ iconic “O” blush in lipgloss form — very glossy!
It’s somewhat moisturizing and definitely not drying! Like most lip glosses, it won’t outlive a meal, but wear time is average as far as glosses go. The color is gorgeous and quite work-friendly.
I’d give it 4/5.
An analysis of my sample look, utilizing the Inglot products, is below.
Lid — Shade #399
Crease — Shade #609
Deep Crease — Shade #423
Inner Corner — Shade #153
Lower Lash Line — Shade #37
Mascara — Too Faced “Better than Sex”
Eyeliner — Bobbi Brown Long Wear Eye Pencil in “Jet”
Foundation — Estée Lauder Double Wear in “Ivory Nude”
Powder — Inglot Loose Powder in #12
Contouring Powder — Inglot HD Sculpting Powder in Shade #504
Blush — Milani Baked Blush in “Dolce Pink”
Concealer — Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer in “Neutralizer”
Lipstick — Inglot lipstick in Shade #156
Let’s just say that I can’t wait to purchase much more from Inglot Cosmetics in the future — even if I have to buy online!
It’s now officially my favorite makeup brand — and that’s saying something! 😉
You can order this brand online at www.inglotusa.com