We need to have a talk.
While in NYC, I had the opportunity to go to a makeup store called Inglot. Now, I have been to Inglot before in London, but at that point all I had heard about was their nail polishes, and the UK store has about a BILLION, so all of my time was spend gazing at them, and NO time was spent looking at the eye shadows. Big mistake.
I have been in the NYC one before my trip last week as well, but only bought 3 shadows. I don’t understand how I overlooked the greatness of this company. Maybe it was because I was with other people who love makeup as much as I do, but going into that store this time was life changing.
Life changing, as in I have never seen eyeshadows this pigmented, this velvety soft, this blendable, and this breath taking in a loooong time. In addition, for what you get, they are INSANELY cheap. You can get a palette of 10 shadows for $50. $5 each. with the amount of product as a makeup forever shadow. INSANE.
Enough of me going on and on selling my new favorite thing though, that’s for another time. I bought a lot of colors. I rarely feel the need to buy much makeup anymore, because I just have so much, but I have nothing that compares to these. I was excited to do my makeup every night in NYC. I even came back to AZ and just played with colors for fun, something that I haven’t done in long time.
Here’s what I came up with.
Nothing crazy fancy, but I really enjoyed it :)
Here are some a few pictures of my palettes I got. I will do a blog post in the future with swatches and better pictures, but I HAD to show you something!!
That Blue in the bottom middle is the craziest blue I have ever seen. Think MAC Electric Eel on steroids. And crack. At the same time.
Most of the colors I got were like this. They are like a flat matte shadow with sparkly glitter throughout. This makes the shadow not a frosty color, which is nice because I’m not huge on frost.
You can see the effect here. The glitter is actually throughout the shadow, it isn’t like an overlay, and it actually shows up REALLY well!! (also, those swatches were from me simply TOUCHING the shadow, not pressing it hard and rubbing my finger around. This stuff is INTENSE.)
Again, that’s just touching the shadow lightly. Amazing.
That black on the bottom left is what MAC’s Black Tied wishes it could be.
Now, here’s the downside- and it’s a really big downside. Inglot is only available in a handful of locations, and they don’t have an online store D: D: D: This breaks my heart, and will end up kicking me in the ass, as I really want to (and most likely will anyways) use these in tutorials, but it’s REALLY hard for me to use products that aren’t easily accessible for most people, because I get TONS of questions about them.
Plus side: You can call a store and order over the phone and they will ship to you, so all isn’t totally lost.
The other downside is that they don’t use names, just numbers. To me that’s really inconvenient, as I’ll remember an eyeshadow name much faster than a number. Ah well!
Like I said before, I will do a post with better pictures, swatches, numbers, etc. Soon! Probably Saturday, when I’m back in TX with my badass cam :)