You cannot go wrong with the inglot freedom system. I can only think of one bad thing to say and that is that you cant see the color number HOWEVER I love the freedom system palette design so I really don't want them to change it. The eyeshadows have amazing pigmentation and they are dirt cheap. I swear to god you could throw your palette against a wall and the eyeshadows would not break [minor exaggeration but you guys know what I mean] the palette itself is so sturdy, and durable. It is also so sleek looking in my opinion and also I love that they can all magnetize together. so say you have three palettes you can just stick them one on top of another and they're not going anywhere. also the magnets are so strong the top is not going to come off. so you don't have to worry about traveling with them because there's pretty much nothing that can happen to them. A++ Inglot
Goodbye M.A.C. and hello Inglot ! I have never been so pleased with a product line. Pigments are amazing. Even the matte white is white! Stays all day,no wearing off or creases! And it blends perfectly. After almost 15 years with M.A.C. and other high end cosmetics my search is over. Completely satisfied.
New favorite shadows!
I have a TON of different brands of shadows, with the majority of them being high end products. I can easily say that this brand is now my favorite. They go on beautifully, so pigmented and soft. They blend wonderfully, and last throughout the day (with primer, haven't tried them on my eyes without yet). They are definitely as good as, or better than, Mac eyeshadows. With the price of $6 per pan, there is no reason not to not give them a try! Love love love!!
I attended the Makeup Show in Chicago in June '13 and Inglot was on my list of cosmetics to check out. The lighting was pretty dim which made it tough to accurately see the product's true colors. #31 looked nice in the dim lighting, but when I did a swatch in natural lighting, the color was beautiful. It has a multi-tone affect, which I love! Sort of a dirty taupe with a hint of plum undertone, and reflects a pearl gold when the light hits. I use this color often when working with brides.
Most amazing yellow possible
First off, this color is so gorgeous I swoon every I time I see it in the pan. A bright, pure, full-saturation matte yellow with contrasting yellow sparkles. Next, it applies better than I've seen any yellow shadow apply before, and it easily lasts (no fading!) the whole day over whatever primer. I've been on the hunt for the perfect yellow shadow and without a doubt, Inglot has nailed it. Also! If you've never seen an Inglot shadow in person, I just have to stress how HUGE they are! I was so surprised when I got my palette. Each pan is about the size of an iPod Shuffle hahaha! Amazing quality, and you get a lot of product. So far, worth the splurge. :]
Another beauty! Super shimmery, but more along the lines of an Urban Decay eyeshadow's metallic qualities than sparkly. This was said to be a dupe of Hustle on the list above. It's a deep burgundy-brown that makes a beautiful crease shade, especially when paired with 390. Definitely as pretty as it looks in the swatch. Full review here: http://metalandmakeup.blogspot.com/2013/03/review-inglot-freedom-system-eyeshadows.html
How much more black could matte black get? Answer: none more black.
Smell the glove! This is some black, black. Wow. It makes my other black shadows look like grays in comparison. Terrific for tightlining, with no fallout. The pan is HUGE. Half again as big as the pan it is replacing (a discontinued aveda black that couldn't take getting a drop of saline on it) at half the price. I ordered it based soley on the fact that the pan was square so that it could go into my aveda compact. But it's too big. Oh well, I'm just going to get a small freedom palette because they aren't too expensive. Until then it is clinging to the outside of my aveda compact like a barnacle. A big black, heavily-pigmented barnacle.
With all the great reviews and hype I was expecting these shadows to wow me, but it didn't. I looked at most online swatches by other buyers and this color swatched vibrantly. However, it takes me 4 or more coats before the color starts to show faintly (I placed the color as a transition color in and a little above my crease. I also swirl my brush around in the pan 3 or more times each coat). Even then, it doesn't look as pigmented as the swatches I've mentioned above. I also notice that if you put more than 2 coats on, the texture starts to look thick and little cakey. I believe this happens because the texture is so-called buttery. I have light to medium olive skin tone and use hakuhodo white goat brushes if this makes any difference. If you're looking for a light light wash of subtle peach, then it may be good for you.
Metallic taupey goodness
This color is a dream! On the cooler side of the spectrum, this Shine square is an opaque metallic show-stopper. It's not quite silver and looks gorgeous placed all over the lid by itself, yet it plays well with others. Browns, silvers, purples, you name it. I highly recommend it! (I wish I could attach a video instead of a mere photo; it's so beautiful when I move my hand!)