Archive for the ‘Inglot’ Category
When I first visited Inglot’s only UK store in London Westfield in 2008 (now there is one open in Cambridge), I never imagined it would bridge the gap between high end and high street cosmetics. The Polish brand has definitely injected some fun into make-up with the versatility and flexibility of its freedom palettes. Their other popular range is (I would hazard a guess) the gel eyeliners. I love to hate them – they dry up and crack down the middle within a short period of time, yet when it comes to the intensity of them, they win hands down above some of the big names like MAC’s Black Track.
I blogged about this problem last year but have since figured out a way to preserve the gel liners by keeping the paper sealant on under the lid. Bizarrely it prolongs the life of the gel liner by locking in the moisture whereas the lid alone did not help. So, there you are.
On my last visit, I bought these two beautiful gel liners from Inglot’s Noble Collection. There are four shades in total – silver (92), lilac (93), gold (95) and a pinkish/rose (94). Prreeeecioussssss! I came away with the gold and pink.
I’ve used several colours from Inglot’s matte range of gel eyeliners and they are all smooth, highly pigmented, easy to apply and water-proof so it is no surprise these metallic gel liners are of the same high standard. In fact, they feel more creamy and softer than the regular gel liners.
The formula dries in about a minute, is waterproof, smudge-proof and crease-proof. Wear it on its own as an eyeliner or (my preference) as an eye colour base to elaborate an intense look, as I did for a wedding recently with the gold one.
I packed a gold powdery eyeshadow on top of the gold gel liner. The picture above was taken after nine hours following application.
I’ve not used the pink one yet but I hazard a guess it will work amazingly well with Urban Decay’s Naked 3 or indeed the other Naked palettes.
Inglot’s gel liners are priced at £10 and are available online too.
Last week I had a wedding to go to. Not just any wedding, mind – a big, fat Asian wedding. I’m always disorganised when it comes to dressing up for Asian marital events because it’s quite a complex procedure in getting ready for one. Jewellery, hair, a blinging outfit and crucially, make-up. Henna on the hands is optional (and nice if you can get that done).
Thankfully the arduous task of slapping on the war paint was in the very skilled and talented hands of my beautiful friend, Tanzina who’s behind the blog MakeupAtoZ. If you want to refresh your minds about Tanzina, we have 20 Questions answered by her.
Tanzina is a self-taught make-up artist but seriously, she could give a few pros a run for their money…certainly the one who did the bride’s make-up at the wedding I attended. I love Tanzina’s style – it’s individual, bold and she never ceases to amaze me with the ideas she comes up with.
I wanted to share some photos of Tanzina’s amazing efforts and if you’re not reading her blog or following her on Bloglovin’, Instagram and Twitter, you are missing out. This girl is extremely creative and stunning to boot.
Among the products used were Illamasqua’s Hydra Veil and Skin Base, Urban Decay’s concealer (it’s a chubby pencil which I must get!) and the eyes were a blend of Urban Decay’s Naked Palette, a pigment from Inglot and Illamasqua’s Pure Pigment in Beguile with Eylure false lashes.
Tanzina, I can’t wait for you to do my make-up again! And please start making YouTube videos.