I read a lot - mostly about celebrity gossip, makeup and fashion, but at least I take the time to read something. I kept reading reviews about Inglot and thought that I'd like to try it out for myself to see what the hype is all about. Luckily, Inglot has a store located in the Chadstone Mall; it's about a 25 minute car ride away from where I live or an hour via public transport. For the past few weeks every Sunday, weather-wise, has been pretty meh and a visit to Chadstone was long overdue on a crap day. Scott visited the Apple Store and I finally became well-acquainted with Inglot.
Upon stepping into the store, I was welcomed by a super nice salesgirl who told me a bit about the brand - Inglot hails from Poland and was started by a chemist, Wojtek Inglot, who wanted to create great products at affordable prices. I was then briefed about their Freedom System and was given a glossy pamphlet to see which item(s) I could purchase. The primary purpose for my visit was to learn more about their eye shadows and to hopefully walk away with a few new colours. Presently, Inglot carries 8 eye shadow palettes; the smallest holds two shades and the largest can handle up to 40!
It took me approximately five minutes to decide which one I wanted to choose, a palette of ten seemed right. Before making my decision, I was asked what I wanted to accomplish during my visit and which shades I like to wear the most. The information I provided allowed for the sales associate to make a few recommendations and then she let me be to play and soak in all that Inglot has to offer. Before she retired to the counter, I was handed this…
And before I knew it, the swatching began…
As I devoured all of the colours, my hand looked like a rainbow had thrown up all over it…
What impressed me the most was the colour payoff; all it took was one pass of my finger and the pigment instantly appeared. There was no deception; what I saw on display also showed up on my hand. After playing for a few minutes more, I narrowed my choices down and brought them up to be purchased. The other great thing about my visit was not being pressured into purchasing a single thing; Inglot products truly sell themselves.
I was given the option of plugging the shadows into the palette myself or to have them placed in the palette for me; I gladly accepted the latter, I can be such a klutz at times. The one thing I regret doing was not asking to keep the labels for each colour; I've since had to MacGyver my shadows out in order to figure out the colours I purchased. Tweezers and a bit of patience was all it took to pop them out - just be sure to do this over a towel, you'll want to have a soft landing/safety net nearby for your pan(s).
While we waited, I also found a few makeup brushes, brush cleaner and made one last minute impulse addition - Inglot's best selling Pure Pigment Eye Shadow in 85. I also checked out these really cool lip glosses that change colours when you apply them.
Here is the cost breakdown of my visit:
- One Freedom Palette with 10 placeholders - $15 AUS
- Nine eye shadows @ $10 AUS/item - $90 AUS
- One Rainbow eye shadow - $13 AUS
- One Pure Pigment eye shadow - $26 AUS
- One 80HP Makeup Brush - $30 AUS
- One 21T Makeup Brush - $37 AUS
- Brush Cleaner - $18 AUS
Grand total with tax: $229.00; each item averaged out to be $15.26. Not too shabby. After doing a few price comparisons between the Australian and US online stores, I found the shadows to be cheaper in Australia and the brushes were far less expensive in the States - go figure?! Read more about my Australian beauty shopping experiences here.
I have since tried out most of the shades and created a pretty neutral eye look. I used Urban Decay's Primer Potion in Sin as a base to set the shadow. After 8 hours of wear time I saw little to no creasing. I am sold!
Check out what I purchased below.