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Inglot Freedom System Eyeshadow Palette Review + Swatches

11:42Alice Grace

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Another day, another eyeshadow palette. Today, it's the turn of my brand-new, custom Inglot Freedom System 5 Pan Eyeshadow Palette. As Inglot isn't a readily-available brand here in the UK, their products had evaded my grasp up until a couple of weeks ago. Spying a store whilst in Dubai Mall, I practically ran in and had chosen my five shades within about a minute.

Obviously, MAC are probably the most famous brand on the customizable palette scene. Over the years, I've amassed a fairly large MAC eyeshadow collection and I love every single one I've bought. But, after visiting an Inglot store and trying their products, I can see why many people favor them, over MAC.

ingot freedom system custom eyeshadow palette review shades 07 11 421 422 607 mac comparison

As Inglot stores are few and far between in the UK, I wasn't aware that they take the personalized palette to a whole, new level. They offer pretty much every type of makeup product in single, pan form, including brow products, concealers, blushes, lipsticks, face powders etc.You can mix and match these products to give you a complete, makeup look in one palette, rather than having to strictly stick to eyeshadows or blushes. The palette size ranges from one-pan, through to forty-pan, so you have so much more choice than you do with other brands. It's genius! Not only that, but Inglot's version is a helluva lot cheaper. Using a five-pan, eyeshadow palette as an example, seeing as that's what I bought, I paid a reasonable total of £33, for mine. Each, individual eyeshadow cost £5 and the palette was £8. Alone, MAC eyeshadow refill pans cost £10 each, so it's a no-brainer, really.

In my jaw-dropping excitement at the overwhelming sea of colours and finishes, I could have filled a thousand palettes. Restraining myself, I went for the five-pan option and stuck to eyeshadows, much to the relief of my easily-bored boyfriend. To be honest, whilst I love all the shades I went for, I didn't think my choices through enough. If I had been a little smarter and had more time, then I would've added in a couple of matte shades, to give myself a full, eye look in one. But, I love me some shimmer and I wanted to go for more interesting colours. Interesting colours that eventually turned into yet more, warm neutrals. What can I say? I know what I like.

ingot freedom system custom eyeshadow palette review swatches shades 07 11 421 422 607

Working from left to right, the first two shadows in my palette are classed as Inglot's shine-finish. 11 is a beige gold, but it has a soft pink hint to it, giving it a rose-gold feel. With a duo-chrome effect, it looks different depending on the angle that the light hits it. I'm in love! 07 is a bright champagne gold, which makes a gorgeous highlight on the inner corner and really opens the eyes up. Next, we move on to the three pearl-finish shadows that I picked. 422 looks like a boring brown in the pan, but it's lighter than it appears and has more of a taupe look to it, on the eye. 421 is a warm chocolate brown with slight red tones, again with a pearl finish. It's not quite like any other warm brown I have, as it's so rich. And, last, but by no means least, we have 607, a burnt red-amber shade. When blended out, the transition between skin and eyeshadow has a hint of orange to it, which allows you to forgo using a separate shade in the crease, if you wish. One of those hues that can end up making eyes look sore, you need to pile on the eyeliner with this shadow, but it really makes a statement. 

Bowled over by the quality, I wasn't expecting these shadows to be quite so impressive. Buttery in texture, all five shadows are super smooth and blend so easily. As you can see from my swatches, the pigmentation is strong, too. I would say the two with a shine finish aren't quite as finely-milled as the other three but, being less refined, the shimmer creates more of a dramatic look. Lasting all day, they're long-wearing, but I have noticed that the shine eyeshadows crease slightly, when I wear them alone. It's nothing that using a primer first can't solve, though. They may not be as faultless as Charlotte Tilbury or Tom Ford's creations, but they're above average, especially considering the price-point.

ingot freedom system custom eyeshadow palette swatches 607 421 422 07 11
Inglot Eyeshadow Swatches L-R: 607, 421, 422, 07 & 11
The palette itself feels sturdy and the strength of the magnets holds the eyeshadows solidly in place. The only downside of that, is that the palette is rather heavy, for the size of it. As I only have a small one, I don't mind too much, but the larger palettes could be annoying to travel with and surely that's what they should be ideal for? Annoyingly, the lady at the till decided to take it upon herself to fit my palette together for me. A well-meant action, but before I had the chance to make a note of the shade names for each (thinking ahead, like a good blogger), they were all neatly slotted into place. I didn't envisage the monumentous struggle that trying to remove the pans from the palette would be. FYI, the whole magnet trick using the lid, is a waste of time. Turns out, a thin knife used to prize the pans out works a treat, but be careful!

If you're looking for a more affordable brand that offers an immense range of colours and finishes, similarly to MAC, then Inglot is definitely one to check out. If I lived closer to a store, then I'm sure my Inglot collection would grow rather rapidly.  


Have you tried Inglot makeup?

AGB X

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26 comments

  1. The shades are gorgeous, I especially love the last two you swatched x
    han // emandhan xo

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    1. I know, right? I could've filled ten palettes as they're all so stunning! x

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  2. Wow this palette looks stunning, and I love the shade that you chose, the swatches look amazing I can’t decide which I like as they are all gorgeous! I have to agree the quality and pigmentation looks amazing, and who can resist a buttery eyeshadow, fab review ;)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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    1. I'm the same, I'm obsessed with them all! Thanks, gorgeous! x

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  3. I love Inglot & have been putting off getting a palette because I just have so many as it is, but I love the idea that you have the freedom to build your palette with anything from concealer to eyeshadow so might have to treat myself soon. You picked up some gorgeous shades, that orange in particular is amazing x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. I've got far too many also, but I couldn't resist! I'll be getting more whenever I'm next near a store, that's for sure! x

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  4. Hey girl! Not a huge beauty fan....but i wanted to make sure you knew that I think you are amazing and inspire you to keep up the good work! If you ever need a guy to practice your make up on, I'll come hang out and get all glammed up for the good of things :)

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    1. Hey :) Aw, you're always so sweet! Thanks, I'll hold you to that! haha x

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  5. I have been wanting to try Inglot shadows for so long! x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

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    1. You should whenever you get the chance, they're lovely! :) x

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  6. <3333 such amazing post!

    love this review

    Karolina Gerspucci

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  7. Oh wow, I wish Inglot was available in the UK, there is so much I want to try! Love the colours you've chosen x

    Always, Alice x

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    1. I know, it's so annoying when great brands aren't easily available! I think there may actually be couple of stores in the UK, but they're few and far between! x

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  8. I love that you can mix different products into the same palette, that is such a good idea. I wish there were more Inglot stores in England, the eye shadow palette you created is so pretty!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

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    1. Yeah, I'm surprised more brands haven't jumped onto that bandwagon, to be honest! Thanks, lovely x

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  9. I see these palettes quite a bit on Instagram and constantly wish they were more accessible here in the UK. The shades in this are simply gorgeous! :)

    Style Sunrise ☀

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    1. I think if there were more stores in the UK, it would be dangerous for any makeup lovers! We'd all be left penniless! haha x

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  10. Haven't tried it yet but I'm fascinated by how beautiful the palette looks! Definitely going to be paying attention whenever I see this. Love the colors as well! xo Naomi in Wonderland

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    1. Definitely go into a store and swatch up a storm, whenever you spot one! The eyeshadows are just gorgeous! x

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  11. I have the biggest eye shadow palette from Inglot filled with so many eye shadows and i love it so much. Have two of their blushes as well. You have picked such a lovely shades, which will be great for every day make up routine. Great post, babe!
    www.ninzbeauty.com

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    1. I'm jealous haha I wish I'd put together a bigger palette, but I was a bit overwhelmed and didn't have too long to spend picking more products! I'll definitely add to my Inglot collection when I'm next near a store! Thanks, gorgeous! x

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  12. Absolutely love that left side shade! I actually prefer Inglot to M.A.C (GASP)
    Such a fantastic brand who absolutely does not test on animals. Also their False Lash Effect mascara is a Holy Grail :)

    MAKE IT RAYNE
    XX

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    1. I can totally understand why you would, I think the only reason why I prefer MAC is that Inglot isn't easily available in the UK! I'll have to check that out next time I'm near a store, thanks! x

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  13. You did an amazing job there! I'm having palette envy. Makes me want another one 😊 I especially love 607! Beautiful.


    Beauty Isles

    My Mommy Years

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    1. Thanks, Kimmy! I know, there isn't an Inglot store near me, so I can't wait to stock up on more makeup from them when I go on holiday in a few weeks! x

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