Such fun was had one night when I decided to rearrange my Inglot Cosmetics eyeshadows in my Freedom System palettes. It's always fun to play "Makeup Counter", arranging, rearranging and swatching to see what goes with what. The above picture is some random swatching and comparing.
I did find that some of the shadows were so supiciously close that they were practically duplicates. Once I labeled everything so I could turn my playtime into a blog post, I found that those similar items were, in fact, duplicate shadows. Was my face red!! Ok, not really red, but I was frustrated that I'd bought the same things a couple of times. I now have a better organized list of which ones I have. Let me show them to you.
Inglot facial cosmetics are sold in a manner that you can fit them into their Freedom System palettes. These palettes range in size from holding one item to holding 20. They even have some that hold shadows plus blush, such as the following photo. This Freedom System EB palette holds three shadows and one blush.
There are so many sizes. I have a three pan, a couple four pans, a five pan, and a 10 pan, with a 20 pan on order.
Each palette has a removable lid that attaches at the corners with very strong magnets. Don't set these on your computer or near your phone or credit cards. Just take my word for this.
And now it's time to look at actual colors and swatches. I've been trying to look at the website and guess what the perfect purples and taupes for me are, as well as get some good all around basics. I've got some great colors and some that while I enjoy them, were kind of a surprise when they arrived.
My four pan:
And the accompanying swatches:
Imagine my surprise to find that my 5 pan had TWO repeats!! Some shadows so nice, I bought them twice!
My 10 pan has a mishmash of colors. You'll see that one of my shadows has some damage. While the shadows fit easily and firmly in the palettes, it's difficult to get them out. There are some that have nicks from removing them and slipping with the pin I used. I don't know what happened to this shadow. I opened the top and was shocked to see it had fallen apart a bit. It may have happened in travel. I use the smaller palettes for travel and air travel is just really difficult on shadow palettes. These palettes are fairly heavy and travel better than Mac palettes do, but still, somehow I've had a minor loss there. (I'm not saying it IS from travel, just that it could be. I really don't know)
Ten pan palette!
The previous picture doesn't show the right side very well, so I have another picture showing those shadows on the end.
And the shadows swatched, from left to right, on the top row:
I think the next picture shows the difference between the two olive greens a lot better so I'm including it as well.
And for the bottom row, left to right:
You saw the picture of my one lonely blush in the palette. Here is a closer picture and a swatch.
I really love that I can have different size palettes. For a person who travels a lot, I can take enough shadows for a long weekend, a week, a two week trip or even a month. I can mix them up in any manner of palettes to take however many that I need. Consequently, I probably have more odd little palettes than most people might need, but unless I'm going for a month, I probably won't take a 20 pan. That's more for staying at home or working a job.
The Freedom System eyeshadows are just $6 USD, and the round shadows are currently on sale for 40% off!! You can't beat that!
I'm currently testing a couple of Inglot foundations and would just love to get your opinions on them, if you've tried any. I would also love to hear if any of you have used the Inglot nail lacquers and how they are. How do you store your Inglot?