With a plethora of beauty brands in malls around Dubai, I’ve walked past my local Inglot store a number of times but only recently ventured in to have a play.
Stepping in, I transformed into a child in a candy store. The store is so vibrant with colours in every shade imaginable, and its all out there for everyone to have a play with! The lovely store ladies even give you beauty brushes to have a go as you please.
I own a number of eye-shadow palettes, but most of my shades are more on the neutral earthy tones. I wanted something just a wee bit brighter and peppier for the festive season and was drooling over the eye-shadow counter. What a gorgeous variety of colors! Moreover, on swatching on my hands, I was amazed to see how pigmented the colors were. The vividness of Inglot’s eye-shadow colours can easily beat even my most treasured Urban Decay Naked and Too Faced Chocolate Bar palettes.
With quality like this, I was expecting the accompanying price tags to match Sephora’s. Imagine my shock when I was told each eye-shadow costs a mere AED 35!
This is for the eye-shadow by itself sans palette. But here’s the real beauty of shopping at Inglot: They have these cute little Freedom Palettes that allow you to collect eye-shadows, lip-glosses, eyebrow powder, etc into your very own customized palette! You can make a set of 3, 5 or 10 products in one.
The newest innovation at Inglot is their Flexi Palette. This slim magnetic box can hold a variety of Inglot products, and is super convenient to carry around in the bag or when travelling. The Flexi Palette costs AED 168, and you can keep adding Inglot goodies to your personal mix as you go.
The products just ‘click’ into the palette with their magnet mechanism, and the cover is also magnetic. It is firm enough to carry around in the bag without worrying about it all coming undone.
Here’s my Flexi Palette:
The lady at my Inglot store was very accommodating, and helped me out with my colour choices. With so many options, I was going a bit overboard!
I wanted a set of eye-shadows to recreate my own version of a smoky eye, but with a hint of purple. For this look, I got Inglot’s eye-shadow in 325, a gorgeous matt aubergine. The lady at the store was super helpful, and helped me pick two more shades to go with the purple; a pale pink for the brow line, and a dark brown to do the crease (all in matt). I also loved their range of greens, and got the rather vibrant shade of 331. I figured I could substitute the purple for green for a completely different look.
Just look at how pigmented these shades are! Absolutely gorgeous.
I also got a brow powder in 559, so that it would conveniently live together in my Inglot Flexi Palette.
If I am to carry this palette on the run, I would need a blush and pressed powder. For the blush, I was recommended Inglot’s ‘Blush 30’ (AED 40) and the pressed powder I went for the 405 (AED 50) which has the most subtle golden hue.
I also got an Inglot lipstick in 405. It’s a pretty beige-brown with a hint of pink, and very, very matt. For AED 75, the texture of this lipstick is pretty impressive. It goes on smoothly, and has lasted me an entire work day (with minor touch-ups).
Here’s my completed look:
My complete palette (excluding the lipstick) cost me AED 425 (the empty palette on its own costs AED 160), which to me is a great price for a whole palette of beautiful, high-quality products in colours I chose myself.
I am having so much fun with this super handy palette. I love the innovative idea of creating a set of colours on my own, and am planning to go back to get a lip gloss for my palette collection.
For more details on Inglot, check out their website. I bet you’ll go colour crazy too!