Tuesday, 9 August 2011
Today's post is a joyful one. I am extremely happy to announce that I have lost my Inglot virginity. On a trip out to visit my auntie in hospital yesterday, I mysteriously ended up in Dundrum en route and subsequently ended up in Inglot with swatches up and down my arms. If money was no object, I could have bought the whole shop, but sadly that was not the case and I settled for this palette:
If you can't already tell, I lurve it. Inglot shadows are notoriously well-pigmented, and when I finally got to play with them in person, I wasn't disappointed. I went for five fairly neutral colours that could make up a decent smokey eye, choosing three mattes and two shimmer shades. I can't tell you the exact numbers of what I picked, as the pans are pretty hard to get out of the palette, and I don't want to risk messing up any of the shadows!
[EDIT] - I finally managed to prise 'em out after tips from a few of you guys who wanted to know what the colours were! So they are (from L-R):
- Pearl 393
- Matte 344
- Matte 360
- Matte 326
- AMC Shine 12
The shadows on my mug:
So yep, I'm really pleased and a total Inglot convert. I love MAC eyeshadows as much as the next person but, they are horrendously overpriced. 1.3g for €15? Ah here.
This five-shadow palette (with each pan weighing in at 2.7g) set me back €30, and I'm finding the payoff, blendability and longevity all to be better than MAC. As soon as the Jervis Centre Inglot opens, I'll be making a few more purchases, so stay tuned!