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This Week’s Beauty Report: Sunday, May 16th, 2010

This Week’s Beauty Report: Sunday, May 16th, 2010

  • NEUTROGENA launched the first-ever Liquid Sunblock at drugstores in Ultra Sheer Liquid Sunblock Fluid in SPF 55 and SPF 70. The brand is also about to release Retinol NX, a concentrated Retinol line that’s exclusive to QVC.
  • ALMAY brings Kate Hudson on board as their new global brand ambassador.
  • Burt’s Bees has launched their new RUJEVENATING LIP BALM with a chance to win an eco-getaway to the Amazon.
  • AMERICAN APPARELwill see the launch of six new shades to their line-up of eighteen this spring/summer.
  • I spied BOBBI BROWN BEACH SHIMMER BRICK on Nordstrom, though I haven’t seen anything else from the launch online yet.

Inglot Eyeshadows

Inglot Eyeshadows

Inglot Eyeshadows are not easy to come by in the U.S., but perhaps that will change over the next year or two. The brand now has a boutique in NYC, which looks like any high end brand’s boutique from the photos and videos I’ve seen of it (I have never been there personally). My girl Pursebuzz picked up two palettes of eyeshadows on my behalf while she was at a local trade show, so I think each of these palettes was around $40, inclusive (the palette and eyeshadows). I think the normal price hovers around $75ish for the palette and enough eyeshadows to fill it. I remember we both planned to purchase more, but they were cash-only (say what?! what is cash?!) at the show.

The quality of the eyeshadows is nice–well-pigmented, smooth, and blendable. They come in a ridiculous variety of colors and seem to have three finishes available: regular, AMC, and AMC Shine. Again, since I’ve never been to an Inglot store, and their website explains nothing about, I really can’t say much about what each finish is officially or there are finishes within each type of eyeshadow.

All of the shades I tried had great color pay off, were smooth and easy to work with, and there really is such a huge variety of colors available, so you’re sure to find at least a few that tickle your fancy.

For me, though, something about these felt a little one-note for me. Again, since I can’t see their full stock and variety, this is really based solely on my experience with these nineteen shades. It was just this color with a frost/pearl/satin sheen, but I didn’t see shades I’ve never seen before. I didn’t see green with blue and aqua shimmer. I didn’t see blue with a flash of gold.

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