Inglot #401 HD Illuminizing & #504 HD Sculpting Pressed Powders Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Inglot #401 HD Pressed Powder
Inglot #401 HD Pressed Powder

This June, Inglot released HD Illuminizing and Sculpting Pressed Powders. Normally, I prefer to only wear one product at a time so you can easily see each color, but the HD Illuminizing Pressed Powders are really more like finishing or pressed powders, rather than a standalone highlighter. It’s hard to really see them on their own, so I’ve tried to pair them with a coordinating Sculpting Powder. The formula on both shades was very soft and finely-milled, but they are powdery and a lot of excess powder gets kicked up when your brush touches the powder’s surface. I don’t think either powder looks powdery or cakey applied to the skin, but there is some product waste and the compact/palette will get messy. I wish the powders were the same shape/size, because I could see putting them together in a palette together for personal use or being able to stack each set on top of each other in same-shaped palettes.

Inglot #401 HD Illuminizing Pressed Powder ($15.00 for 0.19 oz.) is a very light, pale pink with subtle, cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. There seems to be just the slightest bit of micro-shimmer scattered through the powder, but applied, it really looks mostly matte. The texture of this is incredibly soft but very powdery (more powdery than the Sculpting Powder). I think my skin tone swallows this shade up quite a bit, so unfortunately, I don’t think you can glean much from the photo of it applied. Even though it doesn’t seem to visibly change my skin color or tone, it does give the skin a slightly smoother look–very finished. It seemed to last about seven and a half hours on me. Despite its lightness, I didn’t feel like it looked chalky on me (but it may on deeper complexions). Hourglass Ethereal Glow (P, $35.00) is slightly warmer, darker. MAC Pink Buttercream (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Inglot #504 HD Sculpting Powder ($18.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a medium-dark, rosy taupe with subtle, neutral-to-warm undertones and a satin-matte finish. It had good color payoff, but the texture is more powdery, so it doesn’t “stick” quite as well. If you normally wear a liquid or cream foundation, and then apply it, I think you won’t notice the texture so much. It is very blendable, though, which is a must for a contour powder. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading. NYX Taupe (P, $5.00) is similar. Chanel Notorious (LE, $43.00) is darker, cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

#401

PPermanent. $18.00.
B
B
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
83%
Total

#504

PPermanent. $15.00.
B+
B+
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
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Inglot #401 HD Pressed Powder
Inglot #401 HD Pressed Powder

Inglot #401 HD Pressed Powder
Inglot #401 HD Pressed Powder

Inglot #401 HD Pressed Powder
Inglot #401 HD Pressed Powder

Inglot #401 HD Pressed Powder
Inglot #401 HD Pressed Powder

Inglot #401 HD Pressed Powder
Inglot #401 HD Pressed Powder

Inglot #401 HD Pressed Powder
Inglot #401 HD Pressed Powder

Inglot #401 HD Pressed Powder
Inglot #401 HD Pressed Powder

Inglot #504 HD Sculpting Pressed Powder
Inglot #504 HD Sculpting Pressed Powder

Inglot #504 HD Sculpting Pressed Powder
Inglot #504 HD Sculpting Pressed Powder

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Guerlain Parure de Lumiere
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Finishing Powder
On lips:
  • Sisley Baby Phyto-Lip Twist
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Both are quite subtle I think although I like how the sculpting powder looks! You are so pretty Christine and I realised I’m only used to your smile so when you don’t it’s like someone else! :p

You look gorgeous in all of the photos. Your skin looks flawless. If we had Inglot here I’d run out to buy these two products!

Here you go — THE MAKEUP LOOK
On face: Guerlain Parure de Lumiere, Urban Decay Naked Loose Finishing Powder. On lips: Sisley Baby Phyto-Lip Twist.

Hrrrngh. Okay, lemming created — for both of these!!

Silly question, but: is the illuminizer meant to be a highlighter (cheekbones etc), or an illuminator (all-over)? If used all-over, do you think you’d be able to see the individual particles of shimmer?

It seems primarily a finishing powder based on the description – so more all-over than a distinct highlighter (at least, not in the traditional sense – if it is lighter, it can and still reflect the light).

I really wish I’d picked up Notorious. How do these stack up against the NARS Duos? Color bombo seems close to the lightest duo Olympia. These seem slightly more cool then that duo though.

Can’t find a good contour color that doesn’t end up very orange and muddy on me. Can never find the much applauded illamasqua ‘hollow’ or nyx ‘taupe’ in stock anywhere ever. Glad to have this inglot powder to look into

I actually checked these out the other day! I was more interested in the sculpting powder because I’m about to run out of my HG Smashbox Contour Palette. I LOVE the Contour colour in there, it’s perfect for my pink undetoned pale NW10-15 skin. The only thing with the contour powder I found (when I tested it on my arm) was that it kid of blended out into…nothing. Did you find that? It just disappeared.

I’m a bit confused Christine. In the photos are you wearing the 401 as a finishing powder therefore all over the face or are you only wearing it where a traditional highlight would go? Same goes for the sculpting powder, are you only wearing it as a contour or are you wearing it elsewhere.

Hi Christine, what brush did you use for the appalication of the illuminazing powder?

What do you thing/feel about stippling brushes for pressed/finishing powders? Im currently in Poland so I have the opportunity to buy inglot cheaper :)!

I can’t remember now (it’s been too long since I reviewed) – probably MAC’s 159 or Chikuhodo’s highlighting brush (Z-series).

Stippling brushes can work for finishing powders – if you want to set, you need something denser so you can “press” it into the skin, otherwise it won’t really set!

Thank you 🙂

Since everyone wants to sell and are not too honest if there’s no other choice, for setting powder, how should the powder brush look (except bigg/er): flatter or rounder? Dense or with loose bristles? And, how do you set, by taping with the side of the brush (if it’s a flatter one) or by over-all dusting (for rounder brushes) – what’s the more fool-proof technique without cakey-ness or powdery-ness?

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