Sunday, June 19th, 2011


Inglot Matte Eyeshadow Palette #2

Inglot Matte Eyeshadows in #323, 370, 364, 343, 333, 331, 384 (Yellows & Greens)

Our look at Inglot’s Matte Eyeshadows ($4.50 to $7.00 each for 0.09 oz.) moves to some of their yellows and greens. (I did show #323 yesterday, but it fits better with this post.)  I’m hoping to get through the rest of the matte eyeshadows I have before next weekend, because I know several readers will be heading to IMATS in Pasadena, so I hope this will be helpful.

  • 323 is a bright, medium-dark yellow with a matte finish.
  • 370 is a bright yellow with a little mustard to it and a matte finish.
  • 364 is a soft yellow with a hint of green and a matte finish.
  • 343 is a bright yellowed chartreuse with a matte finish. This felt a little dry and ended up looking powdery and uneven when I swatched it.
  • 333 is a dark hunter green with a matte finish.
  • 331 is a medium-dark grass green with a matte finish.
  • 384 is a medium grass green with a matte finish.

These are really soft mattes; they have a really buttery feel to them, where you can feel the powder loosening as you swatch.  They aren’t particularly powdery, though they’ll kick up a little dust if you are heavy handed with your brush.  A little product goes a long way, so there’s no reason to jab at the eyeshadow with a brush (something you might have done with past matte eyeshadows).  The softness and give allow these to apply smoothly and evenly; there is no patchiness or drag with these.  The only downside to these is if you really pack on the color, you might find that it fades (ever-so-marginally) after eight hours; it’s a very minimal drawback, resulting in 0.5 point reduction in longevity.

I had a little trouble with #343, because the texture seemed drier and rather powdery, so it didn’t hold together as well and ended up having a more uneven finish than the other shades.

Edit: Images are fixed – sorry it took so long, I was sleeping.

The Glossover

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Inglot Matte Eyeshadows in #323, 370, 364, 343, 333, 331, 384 (Yellows & Greens)

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With the exception of #343, this set was pretty true-to-formula--great color payoff, smooth finishes, and easy to blend.

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

9.5/10

Application

4.5/5

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Saturday, June 18th, 2011


Inglot #328 Eyeshadow

Inglot Matte Eyeshadows in #328, 353, 355, 351, 323 (Beiges & Yellow)

Inglot’s Matte Eyeshadows ($4.50 to $7.00 each for 0.09 oz.) range has a fair amount of peaches/beiges (they seem to have more peach than beige) — plus a bright yellow to cheer the whole group up, since it sits in the last slot of this palette.

  • 328 is a soft, peach beige with a matte finish.
  • 353 is a soft, warmed-up, ultra light peach-beige. with a matte finish
  • 355 is a soft beige with a hint of peach and a matte finish. This is so close to #353, it’s hard to tell them apart.
  • 351 is an ivory with a matte finish.
  • 323 is a bright, medium-dark yellow with a matte finish.

These are really soft mattes; they have a really buttery feel to them, where you can feel the powder loosening as you swatch.  They aren’t particularly powdery, though they’ll kick up a little dust if you are heavy handed with your brush.  A little product goes a long way, so there’s no reason to jab at the eyeshadow with a brush (something you might have done with past matte eyeshadows).  The softness and give allow these to apply smoothly and evenly; there is no patchiness or drag with these.  The only downside to these is if you really pack on the color, you might find that it fades (ever-so-marginally) after eight hours; it’s a very minimal drawback, resulting in 0.5 point reduction in longevity.

I did find that #323 was the “worst” of the bunch; it did have some payoff issues, where it applied unevenly and seemed to disappear was I blended it out.   #353 and 355 are really similar, as well, and I don’t think one would need both; #353 is just a little warmer.

The Glossover

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Inglot Matte Eyeshadows in #328, 353, 355, 351, 323 (Beiges & Yellow

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#323 brings down the overall scores for each metric, just because it isn't consistent with the formula--a little patchy, not as pigmented, and sheers out easily.

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

9.5/10

Application

4.5/5

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Friday, June 17th, 2011


Inglot #366 Eyeshadow

Inglot Matte Eyeshadows in #366, 361, 352, 368, 330 (Oranges)

Inglot’s Matte Eyeshadows ($4.50 to $7.00 each for 0.09 oz.) have several orange-based shades–unfortunately, I am missing two of them.  Of the two missing, they seem like darker oranges.

  • 366 is a medium-dark red with orange undertones and a matte finish.  It seems most comparable to Make Up For Ever’s #99 but slightly more orange-based.
  • 361 is a coral-orange with a matte finish.  It’s lighter and less pink-based compared to MAC’s Free to Be.
  • 352 is a pale white tinged with coral and a matte finish.
  • 368 is a soft orange with a matte finish.
  • 330 is a lightened peach with a matte finish.

These are really soft mattes; they have a really buttery feel to them, where you can feel the powder loosening as you swatch.  They aren’t particularly powdery, though they’ll kick up a little dust if you are heavy handed with your brush.  A little product goes a long way, so there’s no reason to jab at the eyeshadow with a brush (something you might have done with past matte eyeshadows).  The softness and give allow these to apply smoothly and evenly; there is no patchiness or drag with these.

The only downside to these is if you really pack on the color, you might find that it fades (ever-so-marginally) after eight hours; it’s a very minimal drawback, resulting in 0.5 point reduction in longevity.

The Glossover

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Inglot Matte Eyeshadows in #366, 361, 352, 368, 330 (Oranges)

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If you love your mattes, I think you'll like Inglot's take on them. If you've been hesitant to try mattes, these are incredibly easy to work with.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9.5/10

Application

4.5/5

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Thursday, June 16th, 2011


Inglot Matte Eyeshadow Palette #1

Inglot Matte Eyeshadows in #382, 362, 319, 359, 356 (Reds & Pinks)

Inglot’s Matte Eyeshadows ($4.50 to $7.00 each for 0.09 oz.) are what they’re most well-known for, given the buzz I’ve seen in the past.  I’m missing a few that I expect will be in this range (specifically, one pink and two oranges), so I left blank spots for them that way I do not have to rearrange everything when I eventually buy them.

  • 382 is a medium-dark blue-based red with a matte finish.  This shade seems comparable to Make Up For Ever #158 (slightly brighter) and #99 (bluer undertones).
  • 362 is a bright, just-darker-than bubblegum pink with a matte finish.
  • 319 is a pale cotton candy pink with blue undertones and a matte finish.
  • 359 is a muted rosy beige with a matte finish.
  • 356 is a lightened rose-tinted beige with a matte finish.

These are really soft mattes; they have a really buttery feel to them, where you can feel the powder loosening as you swatch.  They aren’t particularly powdery, though they’ll kick up a little dust if you are heavy handed with your brush.  A little product goes a long way, so there’s no reason to jab at the eyeshadow with a brush (something you might have done with past matte eyeshadows).  The softness and give allow these to apply smoothly and evenly; there is no patchiness or drag with these.

The only downside to these is if you really pack on the color, you might find that it fades (ever-so-marginally) after eight hours; it’s a very minimal drawback, resulting in 0.5 point reduction in longevity.  Overall, these five shades had excellent color payoff and lovely textures.  Even the lightest, #356, applied smoothly and never looked chalky.

The Glossover

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Inglot Matte Eyeshadows in #382, 362, 319, 359, 356 (Reds & Pinks)

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If you love your mattes, I think you'll like Inglot's take on them. If you've been hesitant to try mattes, these are incredibly easy to work with.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9.5/10

Application

4.5/5

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Wednesday, June 15th, 2011


Inglot #434

Inglot Pearl Eyeshadows in Inglot #434, 444, 454, 451, 448, 447, 453 (Grays & Whites)

To wrap up our look at Inglot’s Pearl Eyeshadow ($4.50 to $7.00 each for 0.09 oz.), we have several grays and whites.  I’m not sure if there is a black eyeshadow with a pearl finish, but it could be in pot-form only or else not available online–seems hard to believe there isn’t any, though!   These were all easy to work; soft, smooth and application was seamless.  The color payoff is excellent without being excessive.  Lighter shades like #448 and 447 go on a lot lighter than they look in the pan, though.

  • 434 is a purple-gray with a pearl finish. This shade was surprisingly complex; I think it’s that mix of purple and gray and silver, which still retains depth.
  • 444 is a gray just barely kissed by brown with a pearl finish. It’s not quite taupe, but it’s almost there.
  • 454 is a bright silver with subtle brown in the background. It has a pearl finish.
  • 451 is a dark, blue-based gray with a soft silver shimmer and pearl finish.
  • 448 is a bright silver with a pearl finish that leans more metallic.
  • 447 is a bright white that has a hint of silver with a pearl finish. It seems to have a high level of frost.
  • 453 is a bright white with a pearl finish. It is similar to #447 but is a truer white, while the other seems just slightly silvered in comparison.

The Glossover

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Inglot Pearl Eyeshadows in Inglot #434, 444, 454, 451, 448, 447, 453 (Grays & Whites)

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If you're looking to create a traditional smoky eye of grays, Inglot sure has you covered. There is a good mix of light and dark, plus brighter whites for high contrast.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

4.5/5

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Wednesday, June 15th, 2011


Inglot #405

Inglot Pearl Eyeshadows in Inglot #405, 404, 419, 433 (Earth Tones)

Inglot’s Pearl Eyeshadow ($4.50 to $7.00 each for 0.09 oz.) were seemingly easy to organize by color, but after swatching, there were a few odd ones out that didn’t quite seem to go with traditional browns or greens.  Consequently, I give you earth tones.  I will finish up this palette with grays and whites in the next Inglot post! :)

I’ve come to really appreciate consistency over the years, both in a brand’s overall quality as well as what to expect from a particular product/formula.  I’m nearly finished swatching over forty shades of Inglot’s pearl eyeshadows, and there aren’t any true duds.  There are a couple that aren’t true-to-pan in color, but the quality is quite consistent within the range.  It just means that no matter what color you might buy, you can expect really soft, smooth textures with excellent color payoff–and these four shades are no exception.

  • 405 is a medium copper brown with a pearl finish, though it is slightly metallic in sheen. This seems like it would be comparable to MAC Amber Lights (perhaps not as red-based).
  • 404 is a dirtied gold with a pearl finish. It’s gold but not a true gold; there is some brown in there.  It seems comparable to MAC’s Goldmine (possibly a little darker).
  • 419 is a muted olive green with an antique gold sheen and pearl finish.
  • 433 is a lightened olive green with a stronger gold pull and pearl finish.

The Glossover

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Inglot Pearl Eyeshadows in Inglot #405, 404, 419, 433 (Earth Tones)

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These are great shimmery earth tones that would work well with lighter beiges and champagnes. Both of the greener shades should work well across skin tones.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

4.5/5

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