The A/W Travel Palette

Inglot was one of those brands that I always wanted to try out, yet every single time I left the store slightly overwhelmed and empty-handed. Luckily, last week I got the chance to attend the Baltic Beauty exhibition (which is essentially the less cool cousin of IMATS), where I could browse the Inglot stand in a more relaxed setting. The brand is famous for its high-quality products and reasonable pricing, but what really drew me in was the Freedom System. With more than 300 eyeshadow shades and around 290 lipstick shades to choose from, you can create your own makeup palette. Oh, and let's not forget the face products too! So, in the end I restrained myself to a versatile eyeshadow trio with an autumnal twist. Dubbed as "the travel palette" due to its compact size, it has become my go-to palette to whip out when I'm in a morning rush.

Now, onto the contents.

357

is a warm, midtone matte brown shade, which works great as a base or a blending color. Then there's

409

, a bronzed deep brown shade with a pearl finish, which works beautifully as a single wash of color or combined with the other two. Finally, there's

450

, a wearable red, which is very similar to the cult favorite MAC Cranberry. Probably my favorite out of the bunch, this shade can be blended in with the neutrals for a little

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or applied wet for a more intense result. All shades work surprisingly well worn on their lonesome or paired up. As for the quality, well, it's as great as they say it is. The eyeshadows are smooth and buttery, with the matte shade having almost no fallout. Thanks to the finely milled texture, they blend together seamlessly, leaving you with an eyeshadow look that doesn't fade throughout the day (though I always make sure to pair them with my trusty Nars Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base). It all comes in a sturdy, plastic case complete with an oh-so-satisfying magnetic closure. The magnetic layer at the bottom of the palette keeps the eyeshadow pans cemented in place, thus preventing any unwanted accidents.

What I love the most about this palette (apart from the quality) is how versatile it turned out to be. It's easy to make a daytime look more evening-appropriate or add a bit of interest to a neutral eyeshadow look.

Watch this space for a less travel-friendly Inglot palette...

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Vanda MBeauty, Makeup