Saturday, July 24, 2010

If I can marry an inanimate object, I'd marry my Inglot palette

I'm sure you've all heard of Inglot before. Inglot is a Polish (not Australian, oops!) makeup and nail polish line that is ridiculously, laughably affordable. There's only one location in the US so far, and it is located in Times Square - basically, if you're a New Yorker, you have to trudge through tourist hell to reach it. However, Inglot is worth it. I have never seen such gorgeous textures, colors, products...FOR SO CHEAP! The palette I'm going to show you in this post cost me $45.

Yes, $45. $45 for 10 eyeshadows that are the size of a MAC eyeshadow, in the palette! I die. I DIE! There is a multitude of different palette options, and the staff at Inglot is so patient and sweet. My dear friend Amy (of The Beauty Chick blog) and I took our time to pick out our palettes, and our lovely salesgirl didn't bat an eye at our crazy indecisive rants over which taupes we needed. I definitely need to make a return trip for the $15 liquid highlighters, which are reminiscent of the Armani Fluid Sheers. Seriously, everyone must try to make a trip to this store if at all possible.

The only downside about this palette is that it's incredibly hard to take out the eyeshadows once they are in; the magnets are strong! This means that I cannot take out the colors and tell you the numbers. I can describe the colors for you, though.

There are 7 shimmers, and 3 mattes. The majority of these colors are shades of taupe, clearly. There is a bronze-ish color, a greeny-pewter color, and a burgundy-red. Oh, and I threw in a shimmery beige-butter shade so that I could have a highlight.

The texture and pigmentation of these eyeshadows is astounding, given the price. They are silky, buttery, and deliver knockout color. They are also incredibly long-lasting. I have used
at least one shade from this palette every day since I purchased it. I am especially fond of the three mattes - neutral to cool matte taupes?! I AM SO IN!

Anyway, enjoy the pics! (oh, just an FYI: the color swatches on the Inglot website are extremely accurate, and I am down for doing CPs!!)

(these are swatches from the top row, L-R)
(these are swatches of the bottom row, L to R)

I apparently died, and forgot to update, so here's my attempt at making it up to you!

I've been in a weird place lately. Blogging has been hard for me. I'm vacillating between being too busy or too depressed to write. So, I'm going to just update with a ton of pretty eye pics I took for the blog, and forgot to post. I'll show the pics, and let you know what I used. If I can, I'll update with swatch pics! =) Thank you for being patient with me, I appreciate it.

This series of pics involves my new favorite eyeshadow, MUFE #75, the hot matte pink. It rocks. It rocks so damn hard. Yes, it stains my eyes something terrible, but it looks so awesome against my skin tone. Summer 2010 has really been all about the hot pinks for me. I layered the hot pink/rose color from the MAC crush metal stacks that came out back in January (it was Stacked #1; click the link for the MakeupAlley reviews). The effect was electric, and oh so sexy. My crease color is courtesy of Inglot (I owe you all pictures of my Inglot palette!), and the color is a gorgeous shimmery deep warm burgundy. What do you think?

Looking back on these pics, I feel as if my makeup is really scene. All I need is a tragic emo haircut and an "I hate the world" attitude. Also, can you tell that I really love lots of eyeliner and a dark brow?