Archive for the ‘Inglot’ Category
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.
Over the months I’ve accumulated a spectrum of gel liners by Inglot. The latest purchase is red and I discovered I haven’t even opened the lime green one found in my make-up storage drawer.
They are highly intense in pigmentation, thicker in consistency, apply smoothly in one swoop and cost less than the popular MAC Fluidline range. The black (#77) is the blackest of black in a matte finish and it’s true that once on these gel liners don’t budge.
But a massive problem with them is they split or crack down the middle. Always. Within a month or thereabouts. Keeping the lids tightly shut makes no difference. The texture of the pots is thick so that may explain the inevitability of the gel liner drying up.
Regardless of this, it is so annoying when you add up the total cost but also it never happens with other gel liners whether they are the budget ones or the high-end choices so why does Inglot’s formula fall apart?
Purely by chance I was cleaning my brush with Clarins’ latest eye make-up remover with its oil-based properties which made Inglot’s gel liner more manageble so perhaps this is one way of dealing with the dryness. Is it true glycerine would also help?
Let me know what you think and how you have managed to combat the problem if you use Inglot’s gel liners. I don’t want to have to throw these away.
Inglot’s gel liners cost £10 from their only UK store in Westfield London or www.inglotuk.com.
It has been a while since I posted an Inglot polish, hasn’t it? This is one that I acquired at IMATS a couple of years ago, when I went on a bit of an Inglot bender.
Like the rest of the Inglot glass flecked polishes that I’ve tried, this one looks far better in the bottle than it does on the nail. I’ve found them all to be a bit sticky and glutinous and not really cover as well as I’d like. This one does appear better than the reds that I have tried but I think that was mainly due to a truck-load of topcoat. Hmm.
I’ve left the photos a bit blurry here so that you can see the shimmer. It’s very pretty actually and I’m wondering why I didn’t like this one all that much when I first tried it, as looking back on these photos (which are a couple of years old now) I am rather taken with it. Certainly enough to dig it out of my stash and take another look, any way. Hmmm. See, this blog is as helpful to me sometimes as I hope it is to you!
Are you a fan of Inglot products?