Monday, March 11, 2013

New (to me!) Inglot Colours!

Hi All!

A couple of weeks ago I had the chance to go to my *very first* Inglot makeup counter!  I found out before having to go down to Seattle for a work-thing that there was an Inglot counter at the Macy's in Alderwood Mall.  Of course I made the whole car do a bit of a pit stop at Alderwood so I could run int with my giant list of colours to look at!!

My experience at the counter was pretty good.  I was somewhat disappointed to see that the numbering system was a bit haphazard.  I had a list of numbers (sorted by colour group) on a piece of paper, but the only way for the Inglot saleswoman to know which colour was which (say in the "blue" group) was for her to turn over each and every blue pan to look at the bottom of it.  I think a better system might have been if the numbers were listed on the top somehow!  Or if there were some kind of "map" available so that we'd know which colour was where.  I only had 30 minutes to look around before I had to meet back up with my work-group, so the woman and I were flipping colours over like crazy to try to find the ones I had wanted to look at (there were almost 40 colours on my list!).  In the end, it alllllll worked and out and I left the counter with 14 new colours.  YAY!

Here are some pictures (and swatches) of what I picked up:

Each colour comes packaged in a little plastic...holder?  I guess we'll call it a holder!  The front plastic is "hard" whereas the plastic on the back is soft and you can peel it off to release the colour from the holder.

Here they are outside of their holders.  

Top Row (left to right): 473 D.S, 340 Matte, 478 D.S. and 413 Pearl.
Second Row: 403 Pearl, 419 Pearl, 451 Pearl and 434 Pearl.
Third Row: 440 Pearl, 376 Matte, 349 Matte and 390 Matte.
Bottom two: 363 Matte and 501 D.S. 

No Flash.

With Flash (so you can see the shimmer a bit better!)
And for some swatches!  If you own any Inglot shadows you know what I'm saying when I say that the texture of these are incredible. From the pearls to the mattes to the mattes with glitter (the "D.S."), they all perform wonderfully!

Top row (left to right): 473 D.S (a beautiful sparkly teal), 340 Matte (a dark matte navy blue), 478 D.S (a matte baby blue with glitter).
Bottom row: 413 Pearl (a really gorgeous pearly teal.  This one photographs more blue than it really is.  It has a gorgeous green tone to it), 403 Pearl (a yellow gold), 419 Pearl (an antique bronze-gold).

No Flash.

Top to bottom: 451 Pearl (a blue-based gun-metal type grey with a silver shimmer), 434 Pearl (a purple-taupe-ish based...grey??  I have a hard time describing this one, obviously!  It's pretty though!) and 440 Pearl (a light pearly purple).

No Flash.

I decided to get quite a few taupes/browns in this shop and I am glad that I did!  These are beautiful!!

Top Row (left to right): 376 Matte (a medium-dark grey that has some purple and brown qualities to it), 349 Matte (a light cool-toned brown-taupe) and 390 Matte (a warm-toned beige).
Bottom two: 363 Matte (a medium brown with a slight grey tinge) and 501 D.S (a beautiful grey-toned beige with silver glitter).

No Flash.

Here is a shot of all of them with the flash used so that you can really see the shimmer and glitter in them!

With Flash.

I'm so excited to play with these!  Eeeeeee!

I also picked up three brow powders and a brow wax, but I haven't taken swatch pictures of them yet!  Let me know if you'd like to see swatches.  I'm very happy with the middle and third brow powders.  The saleswoman suggested the first and second colour and I asked her for a suggestion of a "darker" one as well.  The light colour is nice, but for some reason I think it looks a bit odd when I use it.  I may just have to try experimenting a bit more.

The colours are (left to right): 568, 560, 569.  The brow wax (on the right) is 574.

These photographed a bit strange though.  568, although "ashy" is quite a bit warmer than it appears in the photo.  560 is more "brown" and less grey than it appears.  The same goes for 569--it's more of a dark ash brown than a grey (as it appears in the photo).  The wax, as well, is  quite a bit lighter.  I'm really not sure why my camera doesn't like taking pictures of these!  The texture of them, however, is wonderful and I really like mixing 560 and 569 together to fill in my brows.

The last thing I picked up was another black gel liner (in 77).  My last one dried out and then I accidentally...set it on fire in my microwave...but now I have a new one, hooray!  I am also kicking myself for not picking up some of their "Duraline" when I was there because my teal and green gel liners have *also* dried out and the Duraline can revive them.  Luckily I am heading back down to Seattle in the middle of June so I'll be able to get it then!

Have you ever been to an Inglot store or an Inglot counter?  If so--what was your experience?!!

Edit (2:09PM):

Typing up this blog made me super inspired to play around with some of these colours.  I decided to go "dirty-smoky"!  :)

376 Matte on the lid and lower lash line.  363 Matte in the crease.  318 Matte (white) in the duct and under the brow.  395 Pearl (pearly champagne) under the highest part of the brow.  A bit of 349 Matte in the inner part of the crease.  I put a white eyeliner pencil in the lower waterline and then set it using 390 Matte.


  1. OMG! Loving all those neutral browns & taupes!! I need to get my booty up to Alderwood sooner rather than later, man...

  2. Dude. Go! You will be in makeup heaven! I even spent "under budget"! GO ME!