Saturday, January 26, 2013

Review: INGLOT Palette #1

For over a year I have wanted to try INGLOT, however there is no store or counter near me and I was not going to be near one anytime soon... so I ordered from their website. After countless swatch reviews online, thanks Temptalia, I made a decision and ordered a 10 pan palette along with 10 shadows - mostly neutrals.

Like most, I discovered INGLOT through the YouTube beauty community and fell in love, obsessing over them for a year or so. INGLOT is most famous for their Freedom System, which is pretty much a build your own palette system, from eyeshadow to blush, to press powders to lipstick, they have a palette for you to build. They even have combo palettes, three eyeshadows and a blush, two eyeshadow, one blush and press powder, etc. 

INGLOT is a Polish company and have many locations worldwide, click here to find a location near you, however in the US there are 10 Macy's that have an INGLOT counter and free standing stores in New York, New Jersey, Las Vegas, California and Miami, Florida. I really wish they would put one in a Macy's anywhere near me!

There are five finishes to their eyeshadows, AMC (Advanced Makeup Component), AMC Shine, D.S. (Double Sparkle), Matte and Pearl. Most people compare INGLOT to MAC, and you can, but I don't. This palette includes mattes, pearls and one AMC. 

The prices have changed a few times since I started my obsession with INGLOT. Today a 10 pan palette will run you $16 and each pan is $6, a full palette costing you $76 - free shipping. 

My MAC palettes, yes I say palettes because I have 5 FULL palettes, and they cost well over $76. The MAC pro palettes are now $16 (used to be $14 or $15) and hold 15 pans. The pro pans are now $12 each (used to be $11). So, each of my palettes cost me a scary $180 each. Ouch! Two of my INGLOT palettes cost less than one MAC!

Product Size
MAC and Urban Decay single eyeshadows contain 1.3 to 1.5 grams depending on finish. INGLOT range from 2.3 to 2.7 grams depending on finish. You definitely get a lot of product for your money. Urban Decay single eyeshadows are $19 each and MAC are $12 (pan) to $15 (potted singles) each.

The pros... customizable, a lot of product for the money, blend easy, long lasting, durable packaging, paraben free, no animal testing, string magnetic slots and cost.

The cons... online site is hard to shop from (no real swatch or description of color), time to ship and receive (took almost 3 weeks) and for me I was sent a wrong shade. The shade I ordered was a brown and they sent me a bright purple, the plus is they sent me the right color and let me keep the purple (even though I will probably never wear it). 

To some this is a con, but to me I don't care... the shades are numbered and not named. For example, instead of Naked Lunch it is Pearl 395 - it is number and finish. This to me makes no difference and I honesty don't understand some peoples genuine frustration over this. Also, make sure to write down your shade numbers, once they are in it is hard to get them out without damaging the product (it's not impossible).

Warning: I suck at color descriptions, so please for give me - thanks!

Top Row L-R: P419 and M358
Bottom Row L-R: P422 and P423
Top Row L-R: P419, M358, P420, P434, AMC 65
Bottom Row L-R: P422, P423, M363, M390, P395
Top Row L-R: P420, P434, AMC 65
Bottom Row L-R: M363, M390, P395
Top to Bottom: AMC 65, P434, P420, M358, P419
Top to Bottom: P395, M390, M363, P423, P422
  • Pearl 395 - metallic finish, cool tone champagne
  • Matte 390 - matte flesh/light brown
  • Matte 363 - matte cool tone, medium brown
  • Pearl 423 - metallic purple tone, brown (similar to MAC Twinks)
  • Pearl 422 - metallic warm medium brown
  • AMC 65 - matte black with multi-color fine glitter (what MAC Black Tide wishes it could be)
  • Pearl 434 - metallic medium grey
  • Pearl 420 - metallic purple tone grey
  • Matte 358 - matte cool grey (similar to MAC Scene)
  • Pearl 419 - metallic olive green (similar to MAC Sumptuous Olive)
This palette contains some of my favorite shades that have become some go to colors for almost any look I do. One of those go to colors is P395, it is an amazing inner corner highlight that brightens and opens your eyes up! It is like Urban Decay Virgin's better version. Some other are P423, P422 and M390. The colors in this palette are great, I could literally take this palette on vacation and have everything I need for a bunch of looks.

Have you tried INGLOT? What shades did you pick up or want to get? What are your thoughts on the brand? What products have you tried, want to try or recommend? 

Until next time XOXO

Monday, January 21, 2013

New Products from Sigma Beauty

This year Sigma is stepping up their product line and adding single eyeshadows and brow products from their eyeshadow palettes and brow design kit. Starting today, January 21, 2013 you can purchase shadows from the Bare, Dare, Flare and Paris palettes, as well as the brow pencil, highlighting pencils and brow gel. And an all new product, Brow Powder Duos.

You can save 10% off your order with the January discount code JAN2013!

Choose from 30 unique eye shadow shades from the BareDareFlare and Paris Palettes. The low price point allows customers to pick and choose their favorite shades and build their personalized collection of Sigma shadows.

What: 30 individual shades from the BareDareFlare and Paris Palettes. Finishes include matte, sheen, duo-chrome, frost, dimensional frost and glimmer.
Cost: $11 each
Collection Status: Permanent and will continue to expand!

Control - black
Snoop - slate
Hitch - sepia
Elope - nude
Catch - cayenne
Shout - sunflower
Gossip - eggplant
Louvre - cerulean

Crush - hazel
Triomphe - pewter
Allure - fuchsia
Beware - lilac

Approach - ivory
Chase - pale pink
Escape - almond
Publicize - blonde
Elysees - mulberry

Act - sand
Command - champagne
Grasp - peach
Reveal - brink red 
Oversee - muted jade
Define - wintergreen
Resist - plum

Dimensional Frost
Vanish - goldenrod
Notre Dame - lavender
Versailles - pearl

Eiffel - onyx
Seine - sapphire
Orsay - aqua

Due to high demand, we developed a collection of new individual brow products. The Dual-ended Brow Pencil (medium/dark), Dual-ended Brow Highlighting Pencil (matte/shimmer), and Dual-ended Brow Gel (clear/tinted) are favorites from the Brow Design Kit. For those who already own the Brow Design Kit, you can purchase the individual products to replenish your kit when your favorite component runs out! If you do not own the kit, this is also a great opportunity to choose the elements that you want to try.

The Brow Powder Duos are ALL NEW! You can now select the shade that is perfect for you! Choose from Light, Medium Dark and Auburn.

What: From the Beauty Expert - Brow Design Kit The Brow Pencil, Highlighting Pencil, and Brow Gel. ALL NEW: Brow powder duos in Light, Auburn, Medium and Dark
Cost: Brow Pencil - $12, Highlighting Pencil - $12, Brow Gel - $12, Brow Powder Shades - $14
Collection Status: Permanent

I am pretty excited about the eyeshadows, I have a few Sigma palettes and their eyeshadows are great and very pigmented. I have not tried the brow products, only because I did not see the need for the kit for myself - but I think I will now try a few products. Are you interested or excited about any of these products???

Until next time XOXO

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

New Sigma Discount Code for January 2013

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! A new Sigma discount code for January 2013 is available - JAN2013. If you are looking for new brushes, Sigma is the place to find affordable, quality brushes in sets or individually. I am looking at picking up the Performance Eye Kit!

I hope you are having a wonderful 2013 so far! One of my resolutions this year is to blog more, so get ready to see more from me! :D

Until next time XO