Inglot Pearl Eyeshadows in #423, 452, 450, 399, 431
Today, I wanted to take a look at a few of Inglot’s Pearl Eyeshadows($4.50 to $7.00 each for 0.09 oz.). The Pearl Eyeshadows have a very fine shimmer with a brighter, pearly sheen. The pearl finish is probably my favorite of Inglot’s finishes, because it has the right mix of color payoff and texture. It’s soft, smooth, and very blendable. All of the shades featured in this post applied beautifully; really intense color delivered in a silky smooth formula. For the most part, the shimmer was incredibly fine and the sheen pearled.
423 is a smoldering burgundy-tinged brown with a pearl finish.
452 is a medium-dark burgundy-red with a pearl finish. It reminded me of MAC Cranberry.
450 is a medium-dark raspberry pink with a pearl finish.
399 is a muted, played down pink with a little mauve and in a pearl finish.
431 is a light, pastel pink with a bright, frosted white sheen. It is a pearl finish, but I found the sheen more metallic than pearly with this shade.
When I decided that I would work through Inglot’s eyeshadow line and swatch through it, 20-pan palettes were the largest available, so that is what I went with. I like symmetry, so I’ll be sticking with those sizes. The 20-pan palette is a little larger than my hand–the palette measures 6 3/4″ x 6″. The palette is sturdy and hefty with strong magnets to keep the eyeshadows locked in place along with the frosted lid, which is also held on by magnets. My biggest issue with the strength of the magnets is that it’s difficult to move the pans around once you’ve placed them in there. I have to use tweezers and be very, very careful around the edge (there is just not much room to work). You can use the magnetic part of the lid to remove, but for me, my hands are too shaky to do that.
Pricing might seem confusing at first — if you intend to purchase a palette, then the pans are $7.00 each for 1-2, $5.00 each for 3-9, and $4.50 each if you purchase 10 or more. Online, you’re able to purchase as much or as little as you want, while in-store you have to fill whatever palette you purchase (which can be frustrating if you want to keep your finishes separate!). I did notice, though, if you intend to purchase more than one palette, you’ll end up paying the full price of the second palette and get no discount for filling it when you buy online. If you did this in-store, you would still get the discounted price of the palette ($5.00).
Shipping is free both online and in-store for purchases over $150. You can also purchase the eyeshadows individually in round pots for $12.00 each. Both the pans and the pots contain 0.09 oz. of product. The palettes range from 2-pan to 20-pan online, but 40-pan palettes are available in-store. I expect the online store to eventually carry the 40-pan palettes in the next month or so. If you purchase in-store, be prepared to lay out $185 for a filled 40-pan palette.
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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.
#464 is an adobe brown with gold shimmer and red undertones. It’s kind of like clay, in the color.
#495 is a brightened pink with a subtle pearly sheen.
#48 (AMC Shine) is a pinky-plum with a frosty look.
#15 (AMC Shine) is a fiery orange and a gold frost finish, though it’s not incredibly bright.
#60 (AMC) is a semi-matte true yellow.
#474 is a lightened yellow with a pearled sheen.
#57 (AMC) is a darkened forest green with a satin-y feel.
#58 (AMC) is a brightened grass green with a satin look.
#447 is a spring-y leafy green with subtle sparkle.
#59 (AMC) is a yellowed chartreuse with a satin sheen.
#70 (AMC) is a medium sky blue with a satin feel.
#05 (AMC Shine) is a brightened, light sky blue with a frosty sheen.
#20 (AMC Shine) is a pale baby blue with a silvered sheen and frost finish.
#24 (AMC Shine) is an aqua-blue with a bright frost sheen.
#68 (AMC) is a blue-based purple with slight sparkle and sheen.
#40 (AMC Shine) is a darkened plum-berry with silver sparkle and a frosty finish.
#441 is a slightly iridescent light purple with a pearly sheen.
#65 (AMC) is a deep, satin black with teal flecks of sparkle.
#498 is a charcoal gray with teal sparkle strewn through it.
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.
The price on these is amazing, and there’s nothing about these that feels cheap. The packaging is sturdy, the eyeshadows seem about the same size as MAC eyeshadows, and they even have a full boutique–just like high-end brands. They are a great deal, and if you’re in the NYC area, I would definitely recommend checking Inglot out sometime.
I think the one thing I can say that I really didn’t like about these was how snug they are in the palettes. They really do not come out — the magnet is pretty strong. I gouged over half of the eyeshadows just trying to remove them. I don’t know about you, but I do rearrange my palettes from time to time, so ruining a bunch of them just to move them around is frustrating.
I know the next time I’m in NYC, I’ll be stopping by the Inglot store to see and learn more about their full line.
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Recommendation: Not necessarily the most original shades on the block, Inglot matches the quality of high-end brands with the price of low-end.