Inglot recently released the ‘Inglot 10 Cream Pressed Pigment Eyeshadows’ collection, a new formula for the brand which is part of the 10 year anniversary celebration. The 10 shades are unique to the brand and inspired by their loose pure pigment range.
The amazing feature of this release is that you have the option to purchase all 10 shades, along with the limited edition Inglot 10 Palette (discounted to £56, usual price £65) or buy shades individually (£5 each). It’s not often you have the choice over which shades you select, as there are times when you purchase a palette but only want – or end up using – some of them.
The Cream Pressed Pigment eyeshadows are available for purchase elsewhere in the world, if you live outside the UK and Ireland. The ‘Inglot 10’ palette isn’t available for purchase if you aren’t in the UK or Ireland. However, Inglot is instead offering a Freedom System Partylicious Palette, along with 10% off when you purchase the full set of 10 eyeshadows.
This post is slightly mixed, in that whilst I think these eyeshadows are amazing, there are some issues with them. I’ve discussed the versatile and beautifully sparkly nature of these eyeshadows, as well as the issues concerning their fragility, in the post in detail below. I think the eyeshadows are definitely worth getting but it is helpful to know about the issues I have found so you can make a more informed choice on whether to purchase them.
There is a special limited edition Freedom System Flexi Palette available for the Inglot 10 eyeshadows in the UK and Ireland. You can also purchase the palette separately, even if you don’t want any of the eyeshadows. Inglot are offering the Freedom System Partylicious Palette elsewhere, in place of the ‘Inglot 10’ palette design, if you live outside of the UK and Ireland.
The Inglot 10 Freedom System Palette is rectangular shaped and relatively sleek, with a smooth, glossy looking lid. The palette is plastic and feels extremely sturdy and good quality. The palette isn’t heavy but it has a slight weight to it which feels like it will store the eyeshadows well. The palette comes in a black, cardboard box with ‘Inglot’ written on the front and ‘Freedom System’ written on the back in white lettering.
The top of the palette lid is coloured in purple, black, pink and white. ‘Inglot 10’ and ‘limited edition’ are written on the palette in white lettering. The underside of the palette lid is black with silver magnets in each corner to adhere to the palette base.
The underside of the palette base is black, with a section printed in the middle stating ‘Freedom System Flexi Palette’, ‘Reusable’ and ‘Environmentally Friendly’. I didn’t want to turn the palette upside down for photos with the contents inside, as the eyeshadows are so fragile (more on that below).
The palette lid slides on and off to reveal the contents inside the palette.
The make-up artist I spoke to in store about the Inglot 10 Palette suggested sliding the lid off and on (rather than lifting it off and snapping it on) to open and close the palette. You can slide the lid either horizontally or at an angle to remove it and put it back in place. This technique means that you avoid disturbing the contents inside in any way. I have been using this technique and found it very easy to open and close the palette.
The palette base has a thick black border around the edges, with silver magnets in each corner to adhere to the top lid (see photo above). The inside of the palette dips down into a flat, rectangular base which enables you to securely store up to 10 eyeshadows. There aren’t any boundaries or sections set up in the inside of the palette, which means that you can place other pan products from Inglot – or other brands – which can fit inside the palette.
What is the Inglot Freedom System?
Inglot have a system called the ‘Freedom System’, where you can customise your make-up palette in any way you choose. You choose your palette size (ranging from 1 shade right up to 20) and then you add in whichever eyeshadow, blusher, highlighter or concealer shades you choose. The palette base is magnetic, so you simply slip your pan(s) in whichever order you like and they will stay locked into place. You then slip the lid over the top and that completes your palette.
As part of the 10 year celebration, Inglot are offering the limited edition ‘Inglot 10’ palette in the UK and Ireland which you can purchase on its own or alongside the eyeshadows. You can also purchase other Flexi Palettes with the eyeshadows, if you prefer, but I don’t think you would be able to get the discount Inglot is currently offering. There is a ‘Partylicious’ palette available elsewhere to purchase with the palette, outside of the UK and Ireland.
Website Details on Inglot Cream Pressed Pigment Eyeshadows
The official Inglot UK website states that the eyeshadows are “10 unique shades inspired by Inglot’s best selling loose pure pigment range”.
The official UK website also claims that the eyeshadows have been “Specifically developed for easy, drama-free application with minimal fall-out”. The eyeshadows are meant to have a “Pure pigment and diamond dust formula”, with a “DUO sparkle effect”.
I purchased all 10 of the ‘Inglot 10’ Creme Pressed Pigment Eyeshadows, as I thought they looked so pretty. Each eyeshadow weights 1.9g/0.07oz.
You can lay the eyeshadows out in any order you like, as the palette base is completely free of any internal borders or sections. I chose to lay the eyeshadows out in order of their numbering (701, 702, 703, 704, 705, 706. 707, 708, 709, 710) as it makes it easier for me to identify shades for swatching or when creating posts with look ideas.
There are 10 shades available as part of the Cream Pressed Pigment Eyeshadow collection, ranging from whites, pinks, blue, purple, gold, green and bronze. The eyeshadows have a really interesting effect, in that they look a certain colour in the pan but the colour shifts slightly depending on the light when you swatch or wear them on your eyes. The effect must come from what Inglot refers to as their ‘duo sparkle effect’ and ‘diamond dust formula’ on the official website.
I’ve given a breakdown of the shades below, along with a close-up of the top row and bottom row of the filled palette.
Top Row Inglot 10 Cream Pressed Pigment Eyeshadows From Palette Above
701 Just Chillin is a glimmering light, white gold with multi white and gold sparkles.
702 Hustle ‘n’ Bustle is a bright, shimmering light golden-pink with multi-effect gold and pink sparkles. This shade reminds me a lot of NARS Orgasm Blusher but with more gold, shimmer and sparkles shot through the product.
703 Lights On is a medium, shimmering neutral bronze with multi-effect bronze sparkles. This shade has some similarities to 706 Night Out, though it is more neutral in tone.
704 Go For It is a medium, cooler toned, shimmering silver shifting green with multi-effect green, gold and silver sparkles. I think this shade is quite interesting, as it looks more silvery in the pan but the green and gold tones come out more when swatched.
705 Cheers is a light, shimmery, icy white-pink with multi-effect white and pink sparkles. This shade is similar in lightness to 701 Just Chillin but is more pink-based, rather than gold-based.
Bottom Row Inglot 10 Cream Pressed Pigment Eyeshadows From Palette Above
706 Night Out is a medium, shimmery warm bronze with multi-effect gold and pink sparkles. I think this shade is similar in some respects to 703 Lights On, due to the bronze base but it is warmer and more golden in hue.
707 Reunion is a light, shimmery, cool-toned icy lavender with multi-effect silver, pink and lavender sparkles. The make-up artist in store showed me this shade over a beige eyeshadow base and Inglot Duraline (a mixing medium) and it was really interesting to see how the lavender tones pulled through differently with each base.
708 Dance Floor is a medium, bright, shimmery cherry-pink with multi-effect pink and cherry sparkles.
709 Party Killer is a medium, cool-toned, shimmery blue-purple with multi-effect blue, purple and grey-ish sparkles.
710 Easy Going is a medium, shimmery golden-taupe with gold, brown and pink sparkles.
I have noticed that shades 703 Lights On and 706 Night Out look a little similar to each other. Both shades have a coppery-bronze base and look very similar when swatched. 703 has a slightly more neutral base and has bronze, silvery looking sparkles. 706 looks warmer and has yellow-gold and sparkles. I think that Inglot could have chosen one of these shades and instead incorporated a gold or a silver into the collection.
Texture, Finish and Versatility of Shades
The eyeshadows look incredibly sparkly, beautiful and catch the light in such a lovely way on the lids. I hadn’t planned on purchasing these eyeshadows but when I swatched them in the shop, I couldn’t resist as they had such an amazing, crystal like quality. They feel incredibly light and airy on the lids, almost like you aren’t wearing anything at all. I really like the weightless texture of these eyeshadows.
If you like to get different levels of coverage and looks from one eyeshadow shade, then you might enjoy the versatility offered by the ‘Inglot 10’ shades. These eyeshadows can look very different on the lids, simply by changing the type of base or mixing medium you use with them. Applying them dry over a creamy base, like a MAC Paintpot, gives a soft, sheer sparkle on the lids. Applying them dry over a fluid eyeshadow base (like Smashbox Photofinish Eye Primer or Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Amplifying Eye Primer) gives a more pigmented, sparkly effect. Spritzing your brush with a fixing spray or mixing the eyeshadow with a mixing medium (like Inglot Duraline) yields a high shine, sparkly, liquid-like finish on the lids. You can also apply the eyeshadows as eyeliners by using a smaller brush and mixing the eyeshadow with a mixing medium.
Concurrently, if you’re looking for eyeshadows which you can use without having to experiment with bases or you want a very particular effect, then I don’t think these eyeshadows are the best option. There is a learning curve, in that I have had to experiment with different bases and mixing mediums to see how they work with these eyeshadows. I always use MAC Painterly Paint Pot with glitter-based eyeshadows or pigments, as the creamy quality grips on to the eyeshadows more effectively. However, I’ve found that the Inglot 10 eyeshadows look very soft, sheer and sparkly over MAC Painterly and don’t give me the same intense, sparkly finish I get when swatching them on my hand. The eyeshadows look much more pigmented over a more fluid eyeshadow base; the only caveat being that I get more fallout under my eyes as they don’t grip as well to the base (you can find some of my tips and techniques for minimising eyeshadow fallout here). If you want glittery, sparkly and highly pigmented eyeshadows where you don’t have to think about application methods, then I think products like the Urban Decay Moondust Palette (you can read more about this palette on the site here) are an easier option.
Delicate, Fragile and Crumbling Quality to the Shades
The eyeshadows fom this collection (in my experience) are incredibly soft, fragile and can be prone to crumbling or falling out of their pans – before any use at all. The Inglot make-up artist offered to make up the palette when I purchased the products, as she said the eyeshadows were very delicate. I’m really glad she did that for me, as even with that, I still had issues with the eyeshadows when I first opened the palette at home.
I came home and opened the palette I had just purchased, only for 7 out of 10 of them to fall out and crumble all over my counter. The remaining 3 also fell out when I took the palette back into the store to get the shades exchanged. When the make-up artist was replacing the eyeshadows, a few of the new ones she had just opened also fell out of the pans and crumbled. She finally managed to find 10 eyeshadows which she was able to open, put in the palette and tip upside down, without any crumbling.
If you are purchasing all shades and the palette, I would strongly recommend that you ask the make-up artists to make the palette up for you and tip the palette upside down before you leave. I think that’s the best way to ensure that there aren’t any issues with your eyeshadows and you can get them exchanged on the spot if any of them do crumble.
If you are just buying individual shades, I would also highly recommend asking the make-up artists to tip them upside down to check they are okay. Again, this will let you see if any of the eyeshadows crumble and if you need them replaced.
Excellent Customer Service
Whilst it was very frustrating and disappointing to see that the eyeshadow formulation was so unstable, I was extremely impressed with the customer service I received in the Inglot store. I immediately called and spoke to one of the make-up artists to say what had happened to my eyeshadows. She took a note of my details and said the Assistant Manager would call me when she was in the next day. The Assistant Manager called me early the next morning and left a voicemail saying that I could come and exchange my eyeshadows. I called back and she was so helpful, friendly and apologetic to hear what had happened to my eyeshadows, again stating I could come in whenever was convenient to me to get everything exchanged.
When I went in to the store, the Assistant Manager made up the palette again for me with new eyeshadows by first checking all of the eyeshadows, placing them in the palette and then tipping it upside down. When some fell out and broke, she replaced them again(!), tipped the palette upside down again and then gave me the palette once it seemed fine.
I was impressed that the staff in store were so helpful and went to great efforts to ensure I got a fully functioning, non-faulty eyeshadow palette. The service I received means that I feel more comfortable purchasing products from Inglot and that particular store, knowing that they will do their best to help out customers when products are faulty.
Tips for Using the Inglot 10 Palette Containing Eyeshadows and Keeping Products Intact
I don’t think how you open/close the palette is such an issue with Inglot’s regular line of eyeshadows (let me know if you have these and you think it is relevant!) but I think it is definitely an important consideration with the new Cream Pressed Pigment Eyeshadows. The formula is so fragile that I think lifting the lid off, or snapping it back on, may potentially affect the integrity of the eyeshadows inside. Sliding the lid on and off seems so much smoother and I feel it doesn’t interfere with the products inside.
The Assistant Manager recommended gently pressing the eyeshadows into the pans to keep them in place from time to time. She suggested the sparkly formula could lead to eyeshadows being slightly softer and more prone to crumbling. She said pressing them in gently could help keep their integrity.
I would also suggest storing the palette flat, rather than on its side. My palette and eyeshadows seem fine now but I don’t want to run the risk of them potentially falling out again and crumbling. This is a bit of a pain, as I like to store my eyeshadow palettes all together, on their side. I don’t think I should have to take such measures just to ensure my eyeshadows remain intact. If this is an issue for you, you may want to consider whether the Inglot 10 eyeshadows are worth purchasing.
Stockists and Price
The Inglot 10 Cream Pressed Pigment Eyeshadows can be purchased from Inglot stores or from the official Inglot website.
The Inglot 10 eyeshadows can be purchased individually (£5 each) or you can get the whole set of 10, along with the limited edition palette for £56 (usual price £65).
I also picked up Duraline, a versatile mixing medium product from Inglot (£10) which can be used to intensify the Inglot 10 eyeshadows. You can also use Duraline to intensify other eyeshadows, lipsticks, create eyeliners and revive gel liner. Tip: try using a fixing spray or any other mixing medium with the Inglot 10 eyeshadows if you don’t want to purchase an additional product like Duraline.
Have you tried the Inglot 10 Cream Pressed Pigment Eyeshadows? What has been your experience with these eyeshadows? Do you like them and how do you like to wear them? Let me know in the comments section below.