Monday, February 27, 2012

Inglot eye shadow swatches and reviews (Very pic heavy)

I have been hearing good things about Inglot eye shadows so I decided to haul some when Luna went to the US for her annual trip. The difficult was choosing among the huge range of colours and finishes. I had to rely on on-line swatches and the most useful was Temptalia's blog. I knew I wanted some neutrals, some mattes for contouring and I couldn't resist some of the more colourful shades.

I decided to get a 20 pan eye shadow palette but unfortunately they were not in stock. So I got two 10 pan palettes instead.

The palettes are quite heavy and thicker than the MAC palettes that I own. They are not the best for travel. The cover can be lifted off totally. The magnetic strength in these palettes are very strong. These palettes go for USD $14 each. The 20 pan palette goes for USD $20.

The pans come in these little black boxes. Each pan costs USD $5 and the rainbow pans cost USD$7. Not bad huh for 2.7g of product? The pan comes encased in a plastic thingy to keep it safe, I had to peel of the plastic to get to my goody.

On to the colours. First up the neutrals.

Rainbow Eye Shadow 101R

Rainbow Eye Shadow 101R on bare lids
Rainbow Eye Shadow 112R

Eye Shadow Matte 390

Eye Shadow Matte 327

Now for the colours.

Eye Shadow Matte 361

Eye Shadow AMC Shine 15

Left to right: 390, 327, 361 and 15
Eye Shadow Pearl 412

 Eye Shadow Pearl 414

Eye Shadow Pearl 439

Eye Shadow Matte 377

Eye Shadow Pearl 446

Eye Shadow Pearl 428

Here are some quick looks I came out with.

15 and 327 on top of Too Faced Shadow Insurance

439 and 377 on my bare lids

Completed smoky purple look
412 and 414

Urban Decay Sin and 428
Basically there are 5 types of finishes. I bought three kinds, the mattes, the pearls and the shines. There are also the double shines called DS and the AMC, I have absolutely no idea what are those.

All the above swatches were made without any base underneath. I am very impressed with their quality. I love the mattes especially. They are soft and pigmented and blend very well. They last very well too. They stay true to colour and lasts. 

I decided to arrange my eye colours like this, one for neutrals/warms and another for colour. I have been warned that they are tough to take out once you have placed them in their slots. That is because of the strong magnets in the palette. I did watch a you tube video which suggests the best way to take out the pans without damaging them is by using another strong magnet preferably a sheet magnet and a bar magnet to attract the pans out from their slots. I'm not intending to move my pans around any time soon, but if I do I'll leave an update right at the end of this post.

If you are just starting out with make up and want to have as many colours as possible, Inglot eye shadows will do the job and not break your bank. It is unfortunate that they are not in Singapore because I find that it is easier to see them for yourself to decide the colours you want. There are on line swatches available but I have not found a very comprehensive one except for Temptalia's who has featured quite a few of their colours. The rest are all over the net. You can get them in Malaysia, KL, Sunway Pyramid and Penang, Queensbay Mall and Australia too. An eye shadow pan in Malaysia cost RM 28 that works out to be about SGD$11.70. If you buy from the US it will only cost you SGD $6.30. But you will have to deal with shipping.

I find the rainbow pans a really good deal especially the neutrals.

I will want to get more in the future but I would like to see them for myself. 

I hope to do some eye looks with these soon, stay tuned!

Ratings: 4 lipsticks


  1. So happy you like your Inglot!! You'll definitely go crazy in the store! I know I did =P

    1. Luna, you must show me what you bought! I want more!!!

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    1. It is great having friends who travel around the world and are as make up crazy as I am ;)

  3. They look gorgeous! You got such a nice range of colours and textures, I love how they look in the palette lined up together :) I never knew they are so affordable either!

    1. I'm very pleased with these, I did not expect the shadows to be of such good quality, the difficulty is getting access to it.

    2. I just noticed that they're of different amounts/weights - from 2.3g up to 3.5g? That's quite a big variation, and so much product!

    3. I bet the difference is because of the different finishes, what do you think?

    4. Jacq, nice stash there! You are right that diff finish comes with diff weight. I checked my Inglot stash and noticed shine finish is 3.5g and pearl finish is 2.7g

    5. Sweetie, I love your stash too! So which is your fav?

    6. Thanks Jacq, my stash is really puny, I really hope I can head down to KL to touch and see them for myself. Think I will go nuts there! lol.

      I like matte 351(beige) shine 06 (gold), pearl 402 (taupe brown) and Pearl 419 (moss green). If i were to reach for my inglot stash, these 4 colours are what I usually use because they are more neutral.

    7. I am very attracted to bright colours but in the end I always reach for my neutrals. Is it the same for you? I checked out your Inglot stash, the 06 and 402 looks great.

    8. I am so like u! Hand always reaching towards neutral, lol. I always reach for neutral because the ladies in my office dont apply makeup! I will end up standing out among them, I dont want leh. :)

    9. I am also one of the few who wears makeup at my work place. I refuse to look un made up! I am at the age where I don't care about standing out or not, I just want to be me, so if I am wearing blue eye sadow or teal that day I do it because I like to. I refuse to blend in with the crowd :)

    10. I like your spirit! I should be like tat too!

  4. You picked out some lovely looking colours there. I need to get round to buying some Inglot as I keep hearing good things about them :)

    1. I'm totally bowled over by the quality of these, if you live in the US it should be easy to get access to these, I just wish the swatches on the website were more reliable.

  5. My lemming for Inglot has just grown like a gazillion times!

  6. I found your post after searching for inglot product reviews and was doing so cos I saw an outlet in JB, much closer to you. Thought I'd share with you that it is at city square in case u are craving for more ;-)

    1. Hey Anon, thank you so much! I must head on down to JB soon.


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