Cheating on M.A.C ❤
I never thought the day would come that I would find myself cheating on my beloved M.A.C Cosmetics, that was until I was introduced to INGLOT. I had heard a lot about INGLOT for a while, and knew that there were only a limited amount of stores around the country, and NY was one of them. I never really cared to shlep my way into the city for them, so I got even MORE excited when I found out that they were opening up in the mall right by my house. Can we say JACKPOT!?
For those of you who don’t know, which is probably many of you (because I just found this out myself), INGLOT was originated and created in Poland by a Chemist. Who woulda thought? Anyways, he had started off in Poland, and now there are hundreds of stores around the world. The only downside is you won’t be able to find INGLOT at any of your local Sephoras, Ultas, or other beauty stores. They are only available at freestanding INGLOT stores.
What I like, no LOVE most about INGLOT, is their freedom system. With their freedom system, you are allowed to create your own palette of blushes, eyeshadows, bronzers, concealers, etc. So far I only have their eyeshadows. Wanna know the best thing? They’re so cheap! The more you buy, the cheaper the cost. The average cost for a single round one is about $12 (still cheaper than M.A.C), BUT if you use their freedom system, their prices are as follows
- 1 – $7.00/shadow
- 3 -$5.00/shadow
The first time I went in, I grabbed myself a 10 palette which was about $50.00 INCLUDING the palette! The great thing is you don’t need to pay extra for the palette, it is included. I went in a few weeks ago and grabbed myself a 5 Palette for $25. I find this to be an INCREDIBLE deal, because not only are they bigger than M.A.C’s eyeshadows, they have expanded their collection, and they are extremely blend-able. Great for beginners!
Another great thing, is their ”stackability.” Each palette is magnetized, so they can easily be stacked on top of each other. Or when working, I stack the edges together so they look like a Kaboodle case. Their covers are also magnetized, which makes great for traveling. It is really hard to get off, so you don’t have to worry about your eyeshadows spilling all over your case.
The only CON I’d have to say about INGLOT shadows, bronzers, blushes, etc, is that they go by a number system, not by color, so it is really important that you write your numbers down BEFORE they are put into a palette, because taking them out can be a pain. I recently learned how to remove them, but cringed every time my nail filer would slip into the shadow (eeek!)
I’ll post a few pics of my palettes, and the numbers of my 10 color palette. (I didn’t have the heart to try taking out the other colors). But if you really want them, I’ll try and post them for you! Here you go.
** Each swatch was taken by sweeping my finger once across the color and once on my arm. (They’re THAT pigmented)
***(n.fl – no flash / fl – flash)
- Swatches 10 Palette
- Top L-R : 428, 482, 378, 445, 392
- Bottom L-R: 63, 444, 348, 471, 06
Can’t wait to go back for more! Have you tried INGLOT out? Do you love or hate it?