It’s no surprise that everyone’s been blasting this white hot topic, yes, INGLOT cosmetics is now in Manila! First, I’d like to thank the INGLOT team for the trust and my fellow beauty blogger Martha Sta. Barbara aka The Beauty Junkee who is now also INGLOT’s Brand PR Consultant(you go, Girl!). Thanks for the opportunity to feature these wonderful products! INGLOT is a premium Polish cosmetic brand that exploded in popularity globally thanks to their professional formulas, mid-range pricing, their customizable palette system and hundreds of smooth colors to choose from. Their first flagship store launched in Glorietta 5, Makati yesterday. I’ll get this out quickly, the first thing that I wasn’t quite aware of about INGLOT cosmetics was how affordable the individual pans of product are, and actually even the empty palettes (considering the quality) super good value. That’s the first thing I wanted to mention because when you walk by an INGLOT store you get the impression that most of the products in there must be pretty expensive, well guess what, not all things are as they seem, however the system palettes themselves that hold the pans are the ones that are a bit pricier here than in the US (there system palettes are under Php1000, over here between Php1200-1400). I’ll tell you right now, the pan products themselves though are still more affordable than I first perceived, perhaps this Christmas it would be best to put a system palette that you can fill up on your wishlist.
To properly showcase how we bloggers felt when we arrived at the INGLOT boutique and were requested to choose what we liked check out this photo of Project Vanity’s Liz Lanuzo and My Lucid Intervals’ lovely Donnarence, LOL. In that moment I could completely and totally relate, where do we begin???? That and with Martha’s announcement that there was an Instagram contest with major freebies attached half of us nearly lost all orientation on what to do first LOL…I did my best not to :).
Currently eyeshadow pans are rolling out for a maximum price of Php375 each, (not bad given the quality and size) and blush pans for about Php700 each. By the way, 95% of the products are manufactured in INGLOT’s very own factory in Poland (where you’re strictly required to cap your hair and suit up if you want to visit). So no need to presume that they’re affordable because they’re manufactured somewhere else, they’re not, they’re nearly all homegrown. I brought home a sizeable chunk of loot yesterday and am still pretty chuffed with the fact that I won the Instagram contest during the launch but before that let’s talk about the palette they initially gave us, the Freedom EB (5s) palette.
These were the shades I chose prior to winning the larger 10 slot palette. I didn’t go for “wearable neutrals” simply because I have so many neutral shades already. To tame my excitement and get organized in selecting at the launch I went for a theme after writing down a short list of shades. I decided to go for Peacock/bird of paradise colors, so this originally had gold instead of 450 a cranberry red, but hey, since it’s Christmas…I decided to go flip one for the season. By the way the palettes don’t come with numbers on them, I just numbered them with photo editing in case you were curious to know what shades I picked and also see the following combinations of palettes I made from my winnings.
Apart from taking home my complimentary smaller Freedom EB palette as a blogger for which I chose 3 eyeshadow shades and 1 blush I also brought home my contest prize which was the 10-slot Freedom palette and it was pre-filled as a bonus! Read more to check out all the different ways I shuffled up the shades and made different palette combinations, you’ll be able to sort of tell I ended up being like a kid with 2 new “Lego” sets. If you want to have even more fun you can play the “I’ve got my own brand” game and give your palettes cool names, just like I did after the jump. Click “more” to continue reading and check out the combinations I put together.… To full post & COMMENTS...