Inglot Review

Hi Guys and Dolls!

Today I’m finally sharing my swatches and thoughts on Inglot shadows! For those of you who are out of the loop here’s a brief breakdown: Inglot is a makeup company that started in Poland about 20 years ago. They’ve been in the US for a while (though they’ve only had 2 stores, and until very recently no way to buy online) Luckily Inglot recently launched an online store for the U.S. – YIPPIE!

It took me several days to fully figure out what shadows I wanted to get (pouring over every swatch I could find on the internet & comparing notes), but here’s my first 10-pan freedom system palette!! I tried to get a rainbow-of sorts, and one of each finish! In a nut shell: I LOVE THESE!

I know picking out colors can be really difficult, so I gave you guys a lot of swatch pictures after the jump!

All of the above swatches were on the inside of my forearm, DRY, with my  finger, no more that 2 passes, no base.  Awesome eh?

The 2 pictures below are the first swatches I did. I have the shadows swatched in the same order as above (how they appear in my palette) but  with an eyeshadow brush, over a foundation as a base, on the back of my hand.

The freedom system works like this: You buy a palette, and then you select the freedom system shadows you’d like to fill it with. Inglot’s regular shadows will not fit in the freedom system palette (they are larger and round, the palette is obviously meant for square shadows) The shadows have a varying price point of $7-$4.50, the more you buy the less they are. When you add the shadows into your cart the price of your palette goes down to $50.  My 10 shadows came to $45, so they whole palette is only $50! That’s a killer value!

Inglot has 5 different Eyesahdow finishes and a few different weights depending on finish;  I got at least 1 of each:

Pearl (2.7 gms)

Shine (3.5 gms)

AMC (2.7 gms)

Double Sparkle(2.5 gms)

Matte (2.3 gms)

I find the Shine & Pearl to both be shiny with a pearl that seems different from the base color, but the 46 shine has mirco-glitter as well. AMC stands for Advanced Makeup Component- whatever that means. I don’t think I can tell the difference between the AMC’s and the DS’s. The mattes I find to be almost satin-like (not too dry looking) and are super silky.

Ok, now for some shade descriptions!

46 Shine– Pearl cream Pink with Pink frost and Silver/multi micro glitter- creamy feel

361 Matte– True coral- not too pink or too orange. Satin-like Matte (not dry looking)- somewhat creamy feel. Very powdery when touched with brush/finger.

74 AMC– Red-violet (muted magenta?) satin/matte base with Silver/Pink & Teal mirco glitter- ever so slightly grainy feel- nothing too major. powdery when touched with a brush/finger.

494 DS– Deep blue- based violet, satin/matte base with Gold & Copper micro glitter- wonderfully pigmented, and surprisingly smooth! – A  better version of Kat Von D’s Rad Purple. Doesn’t disturb as easily as the others.

446 Pearl– Deep plum with slight brown undertones and grapey-purple pearl- creamy feel-doesn’t disturb as easily as the others.

474 DS– Bright/cool sunny yellow matte base with yellow & multi micro glitter

58 AMC– True matte/satin grass green base with gold & copper glitter- the glitter on this one doesn’t transfer as well as some of the others, slightly grainy feel,not as pigmented as some of the others- but not bad pigmentation at all..

372 Matte– PERFECT matte/satin Aqua! somewhat creamy feel. I thought it would be like MAC’s Jewel blue, but JB is bluer, 372 matte coming in a bit more of  a true aqua. Very powdery when touched.

480 DS– true blue matte/satin base with silver-only shimmer. from swatches online I thought it had copper shimmer. This is probably my least fave- I was hoping for something a bit more unique.

64 AMC– matte black base with gold, green and copper shimmers! YIPPIE! This is such a wonderful dupe for one of my fave MAC shadows from a holiday palette a few years ago (Velvet Lady) and Tijuana from the Kat Von D Momento Mori palette. The best part? That glitter hangs on!

Now I do have to mention something unfavorable, because it would be unfair to leave it out. My box arrived with the top crushed in. Thankfully everything was ok, but I do feel that they could have done a better job carefully packing up my box (I know I joked about it in my April fools video, but you really could just reach in my box when it arrived). Shipping also took over 2 weeks- BUT i’m sure this company is getting slammed with orders, so I’m not going to knock them any cool-points for that.

My 5 Faves & Recommendations:

46 Shine- Amazing, almost duo-chrome like pearl, great for highlighting!

74 AMC- This one is great on its own or to mix with others to brighten/pink it up.

494 DS- Fabulous deep purple with copper glitter!

64 AMC- Black with Multi-colored glitter? MINE!

361 Matte-  This works well as an eyeshadow and as a blush!

Where to buy:

How Much: My Palette with all 10 shadows was $50, $64 after shipping etc

Thanks for stopping by!


Everything in this post was purchased by me. I am not influenced by, nor do I represent any company.

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  1. April 7, 2011 / 1:27 pm

    Oh my goodness I want one! haha

  2. Laura
    April 7, 2011 / 1:45 pm

    Considering what colour it is (and the finish) I cannot get *over* the colour payoff for no. 361 Matte. It’s a proper peach as well, which is awesome. Ditto 46 Shine, to an extent. And those brights really are true to colour.
    Shame I’m in the UK and not a fan of international shipping 🙁

  3. April 7, 2011 / 1:53 pm

    whoo for 361 and 372 mattes! I just got both in my latest order, too

  4. Isabel
    April 7, 2011 / 2:20 pm

    Dons blame inglot for the box its Fedex they literally throw the boxes at your door i actually caught a delivery guy doing it! they stink but inglot is amazing! I’ve ordered twice already and i always get it within 4 days to a Texas address i’m so excited for this brand!!! BTW you’re amazing too! I always love your vids! Keep up the good work!

  5. April 7, 2011 / 9:14 pm

    I really think they were slammed with orders. When I placed my first order, it took them a few days to ship. My second order I placed last Sunday, the shipped on Monday, and I got it on Tuesday. I placed another order at 5am on Thursday and they had already shipped it by 4pm on Thursday! I just checked my tracking and the estimated delivery is TOMORROW. (Friday.) I know part of that is because I live in Massachusetts, which is pretty close to New York, but I feel like that $10 shipping is worth it now, while the corner of my box was torn off when I received my first order.

    I think after the initial rush that they’re starting to get it together. Hopefully now that means they can work on the website, because it SUCKS.

  6. Yumemi
    April 8, 2011 / 6:52 am

    I LOVE INGLOT SO MUCH. I hate how youtubers started to rave about them recently because now everyones starting to get it and I think because the popularity of it rose, they put the price up as well. I got two of the palettes you got for the price it was before and I love them to death. I have the salmon colour you have I think (: their matte colours are gorgeous and so vibrant. i always thought my sugarpill eyeshadows would never compare to any eyeshadows in terms of pigmentation but wow, inglot is just AMAHZAANGGG <3 hahaha thanks for the swatches! i always always watch all of your videos (: please do more tutorials using crazy colours like the ones you got from inglot! (: much love x

  7. April 8, 2011 / 3:20 pm

    It’s funny- I did the same thing that you did choosing my colors- and, yes, it took forever! Finally, just to be sure, I called 4 different Inglot stores and got the DL on the finish descriptions. AMC is Inglot’s advanced line for instance- it spans across the different forms of makeup (there’s AMC concealer, for one). It’s talc free and contains vitamin E, and the pigments are processed differently for better adhesion.

    There are details on all of the finishes on my site, if anyone is still in the dark, but I thought I’d share that tidbit 🙂

  8. Janette
    April 8, 2011 / 7:05 pm

    Omg, there’s a big Inglot store on Times Square! Right across from the Hershey’s candy store. If you ever come to the East Coast, don’t miss checking it out!

  9. Mai
    April 9, 2011 / 5:00 am

    Do you know if they do international shipping? I have been eyeing Inglot for some time & will love to have them in my collection. Thanks for the swatches & info. You are doing a neat job. It always make me smile seeing how bubbly you are in all your vids.

    • Yumemi
      April 9, 2011 / 5:02 am

      they only ship to the states sadly! not even to canada, i live in asia and it sucks cause lots of websites dont ship internationally ): makes me super sad. i suggest you ask a friend in the states to have it shipped to their address, and they could ship it over to where you areee! thats what i did with the recent hautelook urbandecay sale <3 exciteddd

      • Mai
        April 10, 2011 / 1:00 am

        That totally sucks 🙁 i’m with you about most beauty brands not shipping internationally coz i’m also in the asia region and it’s sad not being able to get all those good stuff..

  10. April 9, 2011 / 1:04 pm

    I love Inglot! I only bought my first 5 e/s palette last autumn when it opened a store next to me. I really want more but I’m trying not to go and buy since I have enough stuff for now.

    And one thing with the lid – you can put it under the palette once you take it off so you don’t have to lower it to table or anywhere. The magnetics on top of the lid get stuck on the ones unde the actual palette so you can stack them too if you want to 😀

  11. lovelyeyez
    April 11, 2011 / 8:26 am

    i love my new inglot. I’m sorry that the packaging sucked and it took soo long. I got mine in 3 days without paying extra and mine was wrapped tight with bubble wrap.

  12. NikkiNikita
    April 14, 2011 / 6:27 pm

    Just wondering about the size of the eyeshadows. Are they about the same size as MAC shadows (same amount of product) or more or less?

  13. Corinne
    June 25, 2011 / 2:27 am

    I was looking for a palette like yours cora, so i went online to their store, and i added it all up
    20 dollars,
    12 dollars each for the eyeshadows
    which brings it to a grand total of 140 dollars for that palette now.

    plus 11 dollars shipping to the US.

    I refuse to pay that much of an increase on products that havent changed their quality.

    gorgeous but im not able to afford that

    • June 25, 2011 / 9:42 am

      Hey babe- you have to go under the “freedom system” tab- the the palette will still be $20- until you add the eyeshadows, -then you get a $15 discount on the palette. From your cart, scroll all the way down and it will show an option for the square pan refills- those are the eyeshadow that are $4.50 each when you buy 10. It sounds like you added the round ones that come in their own pots, which are $12 each 🙂

      Yeah Inglot makes it a tad confusing but it’s worth it 🙂

      PLMK if this helps 🙂

      • Caitlin Christian
        June 10, 2012 / 11:50 am

        I am having the same problem! i even took your advice on how to do it, and no luck!

  14. Arabella
    April 15, 2012 / 7:39 am

    I hope Inglot will ship internationally especially here in Japan

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