Thursday, December 30, 2010

Holiday Goodies, Part 1: Inglot Eyeshadow Palettes

Hello everyone! I hope you all have been having a lovely holiday season. I haven't updated in two weeks, as I've been feeling pretty lazy.

Even though I had to work most of last week and this week, I did manage to squeeze in a trip to Nevada to visit my family for Christmas. Even though we didn't do any big gift exchanges this year, I still thought it would be fun to post some of the items I received in thematic installments.

My mom and I had plans to meet up with my brother and his wife for dinner on Christmas Eve at one of our favorite local restaurants. Before that though, we had some time to see a movie (Black Swan, which I was a bit disappointed with) and do some shopping. And much to my excitement, in between the time I was there in October and now, an Inglot store had opened up! I've been dying to try Inglot since I watched some youtube reviews on it.

The Inglot shopping experience is a unique one. How they sell their items is by palette - for example, for eyeshadows, you can choose larger square shapes, or smaller round ones. Then you can purchase a palette of two, four, five or ten. The cost of the palette and the eyeshadows are tied together (meaning if you choose a two pan palette, you have to choose two eyeshadows to go with it, and the whole purchase has a flat cost). It was a little confusing at first, and I still don't know if you can actually purchase products individually, or if you have to buy everything together. I was under the impression it was the latter, which begs the question, what happens if you need to replace a shadow?

Anyway, my mom offered to purchase a palette for me as part of my Xmas gifts, and I also bought one for myself. I ultimately decided to get the five pan round eyeshadow palette because it was cheaper than the square pan palette. Each palette cost $25 including the shadows. It's a really great deal, because not only are you getting the palette, but five super-pigmented shadows.

Choosing the actual shadows was a really fun process! To start with, you get a magnetic tablet. All of the sample eyeshadows are laid out on one long table, separated by shade. Then you start pulling shadows and arranging them on your tablet, until you find a combination you like. Once that is done, you take your tablet to the register, tell them what type of palette you want, and they pull the sealed shadows from a set of drawers behind the counter (by the way, they sell a lot more than shadows - you can also get 5 pan palettes of concealers and lip product as well).

When choosing my shadows, I gave a wide berth to the pinks, purples and blues, and mainly focused on the super warm colors. The first palette I made includes a lot of oranges:
Unfortunately Inglot colors don't have names, just numbers (a pet peeve of mine, since I adore products even more if they have a cute name). But as you can see, the colors in this palette are a light champagne, gold, sparkly peach, sparkly burnt orange and a black with gold glitter.

Here is the second palette I made:This one begins with a buckwheat shade, a more yellow gold, a mid-tone brown, kelly green with gold flecks, and a mossy taupe green.

What is also cool about these palettes is that they have magnets on the corners, making them stackable:
So that is it for the moment, I have tomorrow off from work, so hopefully I'll get another post in before the new year!


  1. I've never heard of these, but they look nice! And the magnets is such a clever idea!

  2. The magnet system is really cool, though I will say one downside is that the palettes don't come with grooves like the MAC ones do, so it's hard to get an eyeshadow out once it's in.

    I think it's a Polish company, and they only have a very limited presence in the US now.

  3. I had a palette from Inglot a few years ago, I think I got rid of it though. I'll be in Montreal soon and they have a store there so I will stop by and see what new products they have. If I remember, the quality of their products was pretty good! =)

    PS: I just chose you as a winner of the Versatile Blog Award on my blog! Yay!