Thursday, February 16, 2012

Rocaille Swatches: Seven Neutral INGLOT Eyeshadows

There's little to be said about this utilitarian post other than the fact that I hopelessly love neutral eyeshadows - nothing gets my heart beating faster than a unique taupe, a shimmery off-white, a golden brown. These seven INGLOT Freedom System eyeshadow pans are the newest in my collection and haven't been swatched here before, which is why I felt compelled to macro photograph them to smithereens.

I've made an attempt at discussing the finishes before, but I have a couple more observations. All of the matte shades featured here (328, 337, 349 and 326) come from a newer selection of eyeshadows and seem far superior to the INGLOT mattes I owned previously; these are buttery soft, pigmented and very creamy, but tend to get a little dusty. The two AMC (Advanced Make-up Components) Shine eyeshadows here are almost duochrome: the very light pink has little pigment in itself, but it's packed full of beautiful opalescent pink pearl, and when swatched, the golden brown is not brown at all, but gorgeously gold. The light nude/peach Double Sparkle eyeshadow no. 467 is not sparkly in the slightest; it's more of a satin formula with subtle shimmers. I hope this makes some sense if you're trying to distinguish between INGLOT finishes; I find that just going for the shades I like and not worrying about the finish works best for me. They're all great quality in the end!

Onto close-ups and swatches:



My favorites in this bunch are the two AMC Shine eyeshadows (142 & 112) and the 337 and 349 Matte, which I use as subtle crease shades for warm and cool eye looks respectively. On my last visit to an INGLOT store in Warsaw, I had a really hard time finding any other shades I liked, so I think these round up my 'Best of INGLOT eyeshadows' selection quite nicely.

Have you already tried INGLOT eyeshadows? What are your favorite shades?

9 comments:

  1. They're really nice nude shades, they remind me of urban decay's naked palette! x

    Also, I'm currently running a giveaway for the chance to win a Clarisonic Mia! I'd love it if you could check it out on my blog. xx
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  2. These are lovely, Monika! I want all of them. Maybe I need to get myself an Inglot custom neutral palette instead of a MAC one - I bet it'd be a fraction of the price, no? But I'd have to order it online...eh.

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    1. INGLOT eyeshadows are definitely much cheaper than MAC and just as good quality. You could always go for the round pans and buy a bit of INGLOT and a bit of MAC?

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  3. OMG! I think THIS is the naked palette of my dreams. I don't think we can get Inglot here without ordering online. Maybe I'll attempt dupes with MAC some day when my ban lifts. Each shade looks so perfect!

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    1. I know ordering online is a pain, that's why I wanted to include swatches as accurate as possible :) Thank you, lovely!

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  4. I do not have any Inglot shadows... but 349 is calling my name :)

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    1. I'm glad you found something you like! x

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  5. ale piękne zestawienie zrobiłaś! taki ładny blog, aż dodałam ;), pozdrawiam

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  6. I know that I am way late to the party commenting on this post but just wanted to say "Thanks" for such awesome swatches! I don't have access to Inglot in person so accurate swatches are awesome as I'm working on my second Inglot order.

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