I placed my order and was super excited. I couldn't wait to get my hands on these goodies lol. I actually paid an extra $20 for next day shipping. Why? I am so impatient...when I see makeup that I want....I have to have it...I don't want to wait very long haha. So you can imagine my disappointment when I get a call from NewYork regarding my Inglot order. I wasn't able to answer the call, and the voicemail said that one of the pigments I had ordered wasn't in stock.....and of course, it was the purple one!! Ugh!! I called back and left a message, but received no return call. Instead, a couple of days later I get an email saying that my order had shipped. Woohoo!! But wait....what about #35?! I figured maybe they were just sending me everything but that. I felt like a kid waiting for Christmas morning to finally come. I think it took about 7 days to arrive from the time I ordered. I could barely get inside of my house before I was tearing the package open haha... The pigments looked amazing...I had to swatch it all right away. #35 is a gorgeous purple-gold color that is just so hard to describe. #85 is a brownish-green color that sort of reminds me of MAC Club.
They go on silky smooth...but I have to be honest...I have a really hard time with fall-out from these. I even use TFSI and NYX jumbo pencils. I mean, like it gets all over my face...even in my hair! I think these are best applied wet. I don't really care for #85. I have Club and I love it...and I'm just not in love with this pigment. I've tried it on a few occasions and I dislike it every time. It's just so messy. It looks beautiful on...but it's hard to work with...it takes over every shadow and is almost impossible not to overblend. The purple #35, I do like....but again, I don't love it. I think I've used it maybe 3 times. While it is simply gorgeous...it just isn't a favorite of mine. I definitely won't be buying anymore pigments. Here are the swatches:
From left to right...the first is #85 with UD Sin jumbo pencil as a base, second is without a base and the third is with NYX jep in black bean. The second color is #35...the first with NYX jep in black bean as a base, the second without a base and the third with UD Sin jumbo pencil as a base (I know I did it all jumbled haha...). The top pic is with a flash and the bottom without a flash. The #85 looks so beautiful...and it was so hard to capture the gorgeousness of #35. Okay onto the Matte eyeliner gel. #75 is a deep purple and I love it. It is so creamy and glides right on. I even put this on my waterline and it stayed and didn't irritate my eyes (and I wear contacts). I swatched it with MAC fluidline in macroviolet for comparison.
Macroviolet is on the top and #75 is on the bottom. As you can tell, it's a darker richer purple and I like that. I'm used to black, so I really wanted it deep purple. This stuff stays on like no one else's business....it took me some scrubbing to get it off! I still like black better but this is okay for a change every once and a while. I haven't used it as a base yet, but I bet it would be fab. If you're thinking about getting this gel liner, I recommend it. The final item is the eye pencil. I had full intentions on using this as a base. I was super excited about the color...it's a bright turquoise blue. I was wanting to use this under teals and blues. However, it's a bit hard to use as a base on the lid. It's just not creamy enough to blend out. It pulls at my eyelids. I am not a fan. I'm sure it would go great under the lower lashline as a base for eyeshadow...but honestly, I don't even touch it. I will say that it has super staying power too...this stuff is a pain to get off lol.
It's so pretty isn't it? What a shame that it sits untouched lol. Here is the look that I came up with using the purple pigment and eyeliner gel. (I posted this on makeup geek as well....so some may remember this! :) ).
I had a hard time capturing this look....but thought I would share anyway!! I was super excited to get Inglot but I really wasn't overly impressed. I like going into the store and seeing the shadows and swatching them, etc...and leaving with them haha. I'm not saying that I wouldn't order from Inglot again because I haven't given their regular eyeshadows a chance yet!! ;) I'm sorry I rambled so much haha....I hope this helps anyone thinking of ordering!