15 Aug 2014

INGLOT Freedom system, eye shadow pallet review and colours

Hello Beauties, today I am bringing you a brand I just cannot get enough of right now (or at all for that matter), unless you're totally new to beauty blogs (mine especially), you've probably heard all about the Polish cosmetics brand Inglot and, specifically, their eye shadows and freedom system.

Unless you're lucky enough to live near an Inglot shop or counter, you might have a hard time trying to navigate through their extensive selection of eye shadow colours and finishes. I find it incredibly difficult to narrow down my choices and I’m in the shop  swatching them so today I am bringing you a full review and a list of all the colours I have been lucky enough to pick up for my eye shadow palettes.

A few days before I was due to schedule this post the news broke that Inglots Irish online shop is coming soon so that's a bit of exciting news for all us Irish girls, especially those who don't live near a counter or a shop, I for one am very excited, as for Cían when I told him his face dropped and he said his credit card was already screaming for help (silly boy). 

Inglot are a Polish brand, and operate in many European countries. They also have several stores in USA and Canada.

Inglot are one of the most customisable brands out there and that is fundamentally down to their Freedom System. You simply pick your palette size (ranging from 1 pan to up to 40 in some stores) and then pick what you want to put into it.

You can choose from a range of eye shadows, lipsticks, brow products, concealer, face powders and many many  more.

Inglot have set prices for all their palettes. Each eye shadow costs €6 for 2.7g of product, which is incredible value if you compare to any high end brand, MAC for example only give you 1.3g in their eye shadows, and cost around €15.50 (you can read more about Inglot in my brand focus post here). The fact that Inglot also lets you build whatever combination of products you want also sets it apart from other brands. You can build a palette with 5 eye shadows and 5 lipsticks for example, or maybe even a blush and 3 eye shadows. 

Top Row L-R: 24, 17, 477, 58, 44, 333, 414, 57
2nd Row L-R: 135R,13, 478, 20, 429, 480, 415, 70
3rd Row L-R: 426, 32, 338, 340, 61, 134R, 129R
4th Row L-R: 440, 334, 14, 320, 73, 445, 71, 439
5th Row L-R: 46, 488, 359, 48, 324, 448, 391

The palette you get is strong and sturdy. The individual pans are held into the palette with magnets. The lid is frosted plastic with the Inglot logo repeated over it which gives a very sleek and professional looking finish.
There are some problems with the packaging though. Since the magnets are so strong, you have to be careful removing the lid, because it's very easy to dig into the shadows and ruin them. I have found this is more of a problem with the larger palettes as the lid is much larger and heavier whereas this never seems to happen me when removing the lids from my smaller palettes.

Top Row L-R: 318, 496, 453, 30, 395, 463, 27
2nd Row L-R: 342, 360, 357, 327, 329, 34, 07, 08
3rd Row L-R: 155, 25, 43, 404, 49, 405, 606, 608
4th Row L-R: 52, 409, 609, 605, 55, 452, 125 R
5th Row L-R: 341, 31, 153, 459

Some people have expressed issues when it comes to removing the pans to rearrange the palettes too. I found  the easiest way to remove the individual pans is by holding the magnetized lid to the pan until it easily pops out , but I have also found this only works with some of my pallets (my boyfriend is much better at this than me so I regularly ask for his help). If that doesn't work for you I have also found using a small spatula to get underneath the pan to pop it out works too but be careful when doing this as it can result in digging the spatula into the eye shadow and creating holes which is NEVER good. Overall, I actually really like the Inglot packaging, despite many others hating it.

Top Row L-R: 16, 41, 343, 412
2nd Row L-R: 312, 10, 51, 366, 495, 449, 124R

Inglot also offers all of their eye shadows (including the shades featured in this post) in traditional compacts in case you don't want to fuss with palettes. I opted for the Freedom Palette shadows because they're less expensive and palettes are much easier for me to travel with both in my personal and professional kit.
For just €6 each, these Inglot shadows are a no-brainer. Both the Matte and Pearl finishes work beautifully for me.

Top Row L-R: 318, 351, 313, 30, 395
2nd Row L-R: 46, 463, 337, 31, 461
3rd Row L-R: 357, 09, 608, 464, 12
4th Row L-R: 606, 37, 409, 53, 329

All shades are quite true-to-pan and can be worn with or without primer depending on the level of intensity you're trying to achieve.

L-R 463, 488, 48, 362

 I'd recommend them to anyone, especially at this price. Honestly, the only negative thing I can say about these eye shadows is that I really wish they had real names, instead of just numbers. I really don't like when companies do that, but for these babies, I'll make an exception. I just find names much easier to remember and a cute name can also sway me into buying a product where as a number never will. 

Top Row L-R: 61, 446, 494, 73
2nd Row L-R: 15, 495, 607, 44

If you’re looking for some new shades to add to your eye shadow collection, definitely check out the Inglot Freedom System. Let me know what your favourite Inglot shades are in the comments below.


  1. Wow!! You have a lot of Inglot shadows. I love my little 4 pan of Inglot shadows, but I do agree with you that I would prefer the shadows to have names and not numbers.


  2. I've wanted some Inglot shadows for a while now but I don't live near a shop so I was unsure of what shades to get, this has given me some ideas of what I want though x



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