18 Apr 2014

Brand Focus INGLOT

Hello beauties, so as we all know I have a complete MAC obsession and that’s very obvious to anyone that reads my blog but I also have a bit of a secret obsession with a brand that I really feel is an un sung hero and isn’t spoken about or known enough.  That is INGLOT. This post was actually requested by one of my readers Ciara, she has been thinking about venturing into INGLOT and want to know a little bit more about the brand.

INGLOT’S mission:  To produce high quality products at fair and reasonable prices, using only the best possible ingredients and raw materials from the most reputable suppliers.

Their “Freedom System” of palettes is what they are most famous for.  The combinations are endless.  There are 15 different shapes and styles of palettes.  You can have only “face” palettes” or only “eye” palettes if you want, but there are also combination palettes where you can have 2 eye shadows, a blush and a face powder all together. 

Each palette has small magnets in all four corners of the lid as well as the palette itself.  So it easily pulls into place when you are closing up your palette.  You can also stack palettes and use only one lid on top. This is a great feature for professional mua’s because it means taking up less space in your kit, only downfall is the palettes are quite heavy which is a little unfortunate but as we all know nothing is perfect.

Everything is customizable, so you choose all your own product’s or they will help find the products that are perfect for you (The INGLOT girls are some of the nicest I have met and honestly couldn’t be more helpful), when you are in the store you walk around with a big magnet, so you choose the colours you like pick them up and stick it on your magnet, I love this way of shopping because it means you can see everything together and keep track of what you are interested in, I often find myself colour co-ordinating and building my palettes on my magnet board, unlike in MAC you have to imagine what your palette is going to look like and you can’t actually be sure if the colours you have chosen will work together in INGLOT you just know because they are all there in front of you. Genius right? They couldn’t have made it easier for you.

For comparisons sake, eye shadow pans at MAC are €12.50 each and that isn’t even taking into account that you have to buy the palette €18.00 and the insert €8.50 and you get less product whereas the INGLOT eye shadow pan is €6.00 and the 10 eye shadow palette which is €15.00 I will post a link to the online store here unfortunately I could only find the UK store but this way you can see the price and the amazing variety of colours.

Their range of pigments is also HUGE.  You get 2g of product. I have three of their pigments but only have two with me as there new the colours are stunning.  I was sold before I even swatched them. Link to all the pigments here.  I have swatched the colours #3 and #17.

One product from INGLOT that I honestly can’t live without is their eyeliner gel, it is my Holy Grail product it is completely incredible unlike any other I used to always used to use MAC fast track but ever since using this I will NEVER go back. It’s perfect for use on the water line or lid and literally does not budge; only down fall is it dries up incredibly quickly but that can easily be fixed with a little bottle of the INGLOT duraline (another product I cannot live without).  Gel liner here, duraline here.

What I love:
  •  The amount of each product in each pan is enormous.  From what I’ve noticed, not all pans are the same; it seems to vary depending on the texture of the shade.  My matte shadows are each 2.3g and my others vary from 2.5g up to 3.5g.
  • Their Freedom system of palettes is amazing and unlike any other brand I know. 
  • I love how you can stack all of your palettes together and simply put a lid on the top one. 
  • Rainbow eye shadows, they have a line of rainbow eye shadow pans that actually have 3 shades of the same colour in one palette pan. Link here.
  • They cover everything from eyes, lips, face, brushes and accessories.
  • Their selection of pigments is huge compared to MAC cosmetics and each and every colour is gorgeous.
What I hate:
  • The shadows aren’t named, only numbered.  I like being able to use a name when talking eye shadow colours, rather than a number, I am more likely to remember the name of something rather than a catalogue of numbers.
  • Unlike at MAC, they don’t offer samples of their loose pigmented eye shadows.  You can try them all in store, but if you want to check it out with your makeup from home, you will have to buy it.
I really hope this has helped a few of you out and as much as I hate to admit it, I recently have been veering more towards  INGLOT than MAC which means saving a lot of money (good)  but I feel as if I’m betraying all my MAC babies (bad).

If you've found this post helpful and want me to do one on the INGLOT face products and palettes let me know in the comments below. 

Have you tried out any of the INGLOT products, anything you can recommend that maybe I haven’t tried?


  1. I've always wanted to try inglot, their products sound amazing! x

    Taslima | The little things in life

    1. You really should make an order there products are even more amazing than they sound, INGLOT is easily one of my favourite brands, I honestly can't fault them. :) Xxx

  2. Never heard of this brand but now I want to do some research into some more of their products, so thank you!
    Great blog, if you have time i'd love for you to leave some feedback on mine?

    Love.. Chloe // throughchloeslens.blogspot.co.uk x

    1. I'm surprised you haven't heard of INGLOT it's quite a big brand, If you haven't I really advise you picking some of their products up they are insanely good, I will definitely check your blog out my lovely. :) Xxx

  3. I love Inglot and I actually lost my Freedom palette when I moved house last year :(
    I cannot stand paying £5 for shipping!
    Estelle x
    Let Me Go Xo

    1. Awh thats such a shame, I have so many of their freedom palettes now both in my personal and professional collection and I honestly can't get enough of them. :) Xxx

  4. Inglot make up always looks fantastic, I would love to try some out at some point! I agree with you about shades having names though - I would never manage to remember a number! Plus a cute name can often sway me into wanting something even more! xx

    1. I absolutely love INGLOT but yes the shade numbers does bother me a little, I agree a cute name can pull me in, I have so many of there lipsticks and eyeshadows now I actually have to keep a list of the numbers on my phone so I don't buy any duplicates. :P Xxx

  5. What a lovely post! I need to try out inglot now and this post has helped me pick out what I want to get :) Your blog photos are so lovely you should make them bigger! New follower!

    Amy x ispeakbeauty.co.uk

    1. Awh thank you sweetie that means so much, I'm so glad you enjoy my blog and my post helped you, I've really never been very confident about my photos so thank you, you are too sweet. :) Xxx