Inglot has had a few launches lately that I wanted to bring to your attention. I always find the products and colours that Inglot puts out to be inspiring, so instead of a conventional review, I wanted to play around with these products and give you my thoughts.
Back in March, Inglot launched their Aquastics – a “water-based cream eye shadows [that] will ensure a long lasting effect with a subtle or stronger shine depending on the application.” The overall aesthetic of the collection is very much “watery pastels with a sheen” to me.
And in May, Inglot launched their Ms. Butterfly collection – an ensemble of brand new vibrant matte eyeshadows as well as a range of nail polish colours to match the shadows. Now THIS is my kind of collection!
I received the Aquastic at a launch event and the three mini shadows at another event as we well. I loved the colours in the Ms. Butterfly collection so much that I went ahead and bought that gorgeous lime green shade (Matte 288).
The Aquastic had BLINDING pigment in one swipe. I had expected to do a few swipes to build up the colour, but nope – totally not necessary! The eyeshadows were a bit different – 289 (orange) and 288 (green) had the best pigmentation, whereas 294 (teal) needed a little bit of building up and 290 (magenta) needed a LOT of building up.
I was a bit tired of the conventional type of makeup review where I apply them in a pretty eye look and show off how pretty the products could be. I always really enjoy Inglot products and I have more than enough experience with their eyeshadows… so this time I just wanted to play with my makeup.
It’s definitely not the cleanest look I’ve done – I’m chomping at the bit to clean up some of the black edges now after the fact – but I had a lot of fun doing it! I was semi-inspired by a monarch butterfly’s wings and wanted to show graphic black lines with a gorgeous bright, but soft background for it all. I used the eyeshadows as a base, then applied Inglot‘s matte black gel liner with some Duraline in some kind of pattern on top. To highlight the segments between the black lines, I filled in the gaps with the Aquastic for an extra pop.
I love the Ms. Butterfly eyeshadows – there’s no doubt about that. I found the magenta did need some building up, but the rest of them were excellent to work with. I also LOVE the colours of them – they’re bright, yet somehow soft at the same time. Inglot shadows have been a long time favourite of mine, and these are no exception.
As for the Aquastic, I was impressed with the pigmentation right off the wand. This kind of product absolutely gleams on the skin! We were advised it could also be used as a cheek highlighter, but I don’t find myself keen to use it that way since I’d rather stick to my powders. It’s very easy to apply to to the lid with the wand (which is highly unusual as I typically reach for a brush to blend things out). I also found that eyeshadows layered well on top of the product and on the edges and I wasn’t left with a weird separation line between the cream shadow and my powder eyeshadow. I do experience minimal creasing on the inside curve of my eye, but please note I am exceptionally prone to creasing and you may not have a problem at all.
Get both collections (and more!) on inglotcosmetics.ca.
The products featured in this post were given to me for consideration.
- This giveaway is open to Canadians only!
- This giveaway starts on March 7, 2017 and runs for one week.
- Please be aware that all entries will be double checked to ensure fairness.
- One winner will win a $100 off code to shop on Inglot Canada‘s web site.
- The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my e-mail. If they fail to respond within that time frame, I will pick another prize winner. (And so on.)
Monthly haul time! Enjoy. 🙂
Let’s start off with the only item I actually BOUGHT this month! Inglot‘s Duraline was a must have for me since my Inglot red gel liner turned gloppy on me. Duraline will soften up gel liners that have gone a little bit stale (or any other cream product). I’ve put off buying it for a while now, but when my red gel liner died, I knew it was time to invest. 🙂
So, that may have been the only item I bought this month, but I am very, very lucky to have a ton of beauty blogging friend in Toronto and we do swaps every few months. It gives me a chance to get rid of product that don’t work for me, and pick up ones that could potentially be love at first sight. So here’s the goodies I got from a swap:
I realize these are empty Inglot palettes, but I am SO excited for that! I love Inglot‘s system of palettes, and I think the packaging is beautiful, but it annoys me to buy packaging every time I go to buy shadows. Now I’ve got three empty palettes I can fill with beautiful colours!
I do not need shower gel. At all. And yet, I always grab for it when I see it at a swap. Why? Maybe because I always considered shower gel as so unnecessarily expensive in stores that I really don’t want to pay for it again any time soon. I love shower gel, and this smells wonderful, but it’s gone to the back of my “to use” pile of shower gels. I’m sure I’ll get to it… at some point. lol
One of my favourite YouTubers (StrwberrySweet – mostly does Project Pans) panned one of these Josie Maran Argan Infinity Creamy Lip & Cheek Oil relatively recently, and I wanted to see what they were all about. My initial reaction is that I’m not super keen on the scent of them, but that it wore well and looked good!
This Boscia Intensifying Moisture Pack + is sitting in my medicine cabinet and while I’m writing this up I realize I haven’t even got a clue as to whether this is a facial cleanser or a moisturizer. Heh.
I’ve harped on about my problems with eyeshadow primers before so I won’t bore you with the details other than to say I love trying new ones. Benefit‘s Air Patrol is adorable looking and I’m excited to see how this one holds up!
I love Aveeno‘s skincare products and I’ve been using them for the last… 14 years. Eek. Anyway, I haven’t tried out their Fresh Essentials range so I’m looking forward to using this one.
More shower gel! I got sucked in by the scent of Vitabath‘s Sweet Pink Peppermint – it’s more of a Christmasy scent, so I’ll probably bust it out in November.
MWAHAHAHAH!!!!! The Body Shop‘s Satsuma scent has been one of my favourite scents throughout my entire life and yet… my husband doesn’t like the scent of it. I haven’t repurchased it since I used my last big tub up of the body butter… but now I have another one. 😀
NYC‘s Liquid Liner has been touted as one of the best matte black liquid liners at the drugstore and I hadn’t gotten around to picking it up! Initial reaction: DEFINITELY matte, DEFINITELY black… but I’m not in love with the way the tip of the brush is cut. Hmmm… maybe I’ll just cut it myself.
No one wanted this Misslyn nail polish in 756… which was great for me since I wear this kind of silver disco polish on my toenails 24/7 so picked this one up since I’ve never tried a Misslyn polish before.
I know NOTHING about this B Kamins brand… but the body lotion says “Maple” on it. It, however, smells nothing like maple, so I was totally duped. 😐
I couldn’t believe someone brought this to the swap. I had lusted over this Galaxy Chic palette years ago when BH Cosmetics released it, but never bought it because like everything else in the makeup world… you become so inundated with products you end up buying some, and not others. The colours, the marbling, the names of the colours… everything about this palette makes me so, SO happy. I’ve used it twice now and love the shadows. Not a matte in sight though, so it’s not a standalone palette.
A new mascara for me to try out: The Maybelline Lash Sensational. I’ve still got a lot of mascara left in my currently opened tubes, so it’ll be a while before I bust into this one.
I’m not too familiar with Etude House‘s makeup, so I was excited to see a few items by them. This is essentially one of those matte lipstick crayons. I like it, but I don’t love it.
Not tried this one yet… this is by Etude House as well and I think it’s just for lips.. but may be for cheeks as well. It’s still sitting in my “To Use” pile!
Oh wow. Okay… I had heard about Coloured Rained via NikkieTutorials on YouTube, but never bought any. BUT THIS IS AMAZING! IT’s nowhere near as drying as the Colour Pop liquid lipsticks – instead this one is so much more comfortable on me lips. I may need more…
Unfortunately, Clio‘s Lipnicure was a straight “into the garbage” item. It applied patchily and then just really poorly. To the point where I removed it mid-day at work and it was a disaster to remove. I threw it straight into the trash. 🙁
This one astonished me. Too Faced‘s Loganberry La Creme lipstick was discontinued about a year ago and I was never able to get my hands on it. Imagine my surprise that someone would want to get rid of it! YESSSS!
A face mask via THEFACESHOP. This’ll be my first time using anything by THEFACESHOP.
A brow kit from Annabelle that has turned out to be wayyy too dark for me, but it has worked when I need to darken up my eyebrows to look more like someone else (see my The 100 Wanheda/Clarke tutorial).
Another Annabelle brow product! Brow Show is light enough for me so this has actually been working out and it’s really easy to use. Not enjoying the huge size of the pencil, but the product is nice!
And we’re done! I’m doing pretty well conserving my money for IMATS New York, and these swaps are definitely helping me to keep products rotating in and out of my collection1