Back again today with an exciting product I received as a gift from my mum. She went to Aberdeen the other week, and came across the only Inglot store in the whole of Scotland! She picked me up a Freedom System Palette EB (£7), which is nifty as it has three eyeshadow squares, and also a blush square that can be filled by two shadows. So, if I ever wanted to replace my shadows with a blush I'd be able to. She also got me five shadows.
The palette itself is awesome. I love the magnetic closure, I love how easy it is to use and how nice it looks. It is tricky to get the shadows out though (you can see where I've dented a couple trying. Maybe if you buy the remover they sell, it would be easier?
Anyway, on to the most exciting part - the shadows!
In the photo above, from left to right: Pearl 406, AMC Shine 49, AMC Shine 21, AMC Shine 31 and Matte 330. (£4.50 each here). They are totally my kind of colours, right?
Here's where it gets even better. All Inglot Freedom system shadows are £4.50. The Pearl type contains 2.7g of product; the Matte finish contains 2.3g of product; and the AMC Shine finish contains 3.2g of product. That's an average of 2.7g.
MAC Pro Pan shadows cost £10, over double the price, and contain 1.5g of product - or almost half the amount!
But - are Inglot shadows comparable in quality?
|Left to right: Pearl 406; AMC Shine 49; AMC Shine 21; AMC Shine 31; Matte 330|
All of these shades were butter soft, pigmented and smooth. None had any chunky fallout from the shimmer, none were hard to blend, and worn over a primer they lasted all night with minimal fading.
The matte shade impressed me as being smooth and pigmented and not chalky.
Pearl 406 is a golden bronze with lighter golden shimmer. AMC Shine 49 is a shimmering olive gold, whilst AMC Shine 21 is a burnt, brown bronze. AMC Shine 31 is a purple taupe with flecks of gold, and Matte 330 is a neutral peachy shade.
I can't pic a favourite, although AMC Shine 31 all over the lid smoked out with AMC Shine 21 is a combination I have been loving. Overall it's a great alternative to MAC, purse-friendly and with a range of shades and finishes. I couldn't be more happy with my palette, or more grateful to my mum who seems to know me perfectly!
What shades would you put in your Inglot palette? Have you tried any?