Friday, May 19, 2017

Inglot Eyeshadow 101: My Customized 40-Pan Palette

It has been quite a while, fellow beauty addicts, but I'll spare you the details. Let's just say that I needed a break, so that when I was ready, I could enjoy beauty blogging again. And what a perfect way to get back into it than to discuss me finally completing my Inglot Freedom Palette after so many years. For those of you that don't know and have been living under a rock, Inglot is famous for their Freedom System of customizable magnetic palettes that are not only extremely sturdy, but also allow you to come up with an endless combination of their products uniquely catered to you. From eyeshadows to concealers and even lipsticks, the possibilities are so numerous that it actually makes your decision that much more daunting and cutthroat.

Inglot Freedom System 40-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

While the magnetic palettes themselves are quite expensive (the 40-pan palette is $39, not including eyshadows), I personally feel like they are an investment worth making because the packaging is so durable and strong that you know your eyeshadows are safe. I also just think it looks really cool once it is fully completed. As for the eyeshadows themselves, they will run you $7 a pop for 2.3 to 3.5 grams of product depending on the color. In a market where purchasing individual eyeshadows can cost you a pretty penny, this makeup artist driven brand remains very cost effective.

When putting together my palette, I aimed to choose colors that excited me and got my creative juices flowing. There is nothing worse than having a beautiful palette and not knowing what to do with it. I knew I wanted staple neutrals with a variety of transition shades and pops of colors that I could feasibly get some use out of. So that's how I ended with the beauty you see above and I can't lie I probably stared at this palette for three days straight after I finally finished it. It's actually pretty sad how happy makeup makes me.

So without further ado, here are the swatches of my first ever 40-pan Inglot palette as well as the shade names and their respective finishes. Asterisks will be placed to the right of my favorite and most highly recommended colors.

Inglot Freedom System Eyeshadow Swatches

Row 1: 373 (Matte), 313 (Matte), 26 (AMC Shine), 7 (AMC Shine), 154 (AMC Shine), 43 (AMC Shine), 397 (Pearl), 341 (Matte)*
Row 2: 337 (Matte), 344 (Matte), 347 (Matte), 48 (AMC Shine)*, 440 (Pearl), 334 (Matte), 71 (AMC), 615 (DS)*
Row 3: 446 (Pearl), 325 (Matte), 377 (Matte), 388 (Matte), 297 (Matte)*, 368 (Matte)*, 616 (DS)*, 608 (DS)
Row 4: 464 (DS), 299 (Matte)*, 303 (Matte), 55 (AMC), 301 (Matte)*, 298 (Matte), 302 (Matte)*, 326 (Matte)
Row 5: 329 (Matte), 151 (AMC Shine)*, 33 (AMC Shine), 338 (Matte), 420 (Pearl), 376 (Matte), 378 (Matte)*, 340 (Matte)

For those of you eyeshadow enthusiasts like myself that are interested in expanding your collection with a few things from Inglot's range, you may be a little confused on where to start. Inglot groups their eyeshadows into five different classifications, but, to be honest, with the exception of their matte and pearl finishes, it can be really hard to tell what finish an eyeshadow falls under as each classification tends to have some formula variations throughout. For instance, most AMC Shine eyeshadows tend to have a subtle frosty finish. However, you will find exceptions, such as eyeshadow 151, which is ultra metallic. Possibly an even better example of Inglot's confusing classification system is the fact that both their AMC and DS formulas swatch exactly the same. The only difference could potentially be found in their benefits and longevity, but even those factors are subjective. To be frank, if you are able to view and swatch these eyeshadows in person at a counter or freestanding store, I would highly recommend taking that opportunity.

However, for the sake of generally explaining each of Inglot's five classifications, here is a brief breakdown:
Matte (pretty self-explanatory)
Pearl aka their version of a satin finish
DS or Double Sparkle are matte-based eyeshadows with glitter particles throughout
AMC or "Advanced Makeup Component" is Inglot's specialty formula that is perspiration-resistant, talc-free, and contains vitamin E. Also appears to be a matte-based formula with glitters throughout
AMC Shine contains the frost and metallic eyeshadows of Inglot's collection

So there you have it, beauty addicts, everything I could possibly tell you concerning Inglot's Freedom System eyeshadows and my experience with them. Do you guys own any Inglot eyeshadows? If so, which ones are your favorites? I'd love to hear your suggestions as I plan on eventually creating a second 40-pan palette.


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