Archive for the ‘Inglot’ Category
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?
What do we think of this one? It’s green. It’s very green in fact. But it’s a fabulous green, if you’re into this kind of thing. Not only is it a really gorgeous shade of emerald green, this also has tons and tons of green sparkle included in the recipe, meaning that when it catches the light, it pings and glimmers like a Christmas tree. OK, maybe a bit more subtle than that, but it’s not a bad analogy as the colour is really like a fir tree.
And now I’m thinking about Christmas again – that can’t be a good thing.
This polish was perfectly opaque in two coats. Inglot formula is great, other than the brush appears to act like a vacuum, and you have to be careful as tons of the wet polish runs down the stick of the brush, causing quite a lot of pooling and a thicker coat than you might otherwise want. I found myself running the brush along my nail to take polish off and drop it back into the bottle rather than to put iton. This is two coats, with a layer of CND Air Dry (my current favourite quick drying topcoat).
So what do you think? Is this a green that takes your fancy? And enough of the numbers, Inglot – lets at least give these lovely polishes a name. If you were naming this one, what would you call it?
Here we have another of my IMATS Inglot haul from way back in January. Actually, I wore this one an eternity ago and its only just making its way to the top of the scheduled post pile. Whoops.
So, the imaginatively named 344 is a glorious orange toned red with gold microshimmer. It looks like a duochrome from the bottle, but it isn’t really.
This applied like a dream, as have all of the Inglot polishes that I have tried so far. However, once I actually had it on, I didn’t really like it.
As you can probably see from the bottle shot, this lookslike a fantastic red-hot flame, but on the nail? Not so much. Even with a shiny topcoat, this was just dull. I don’t know why – it’s not a matte polish or anything, but it just wouldn’t shine.
It’s very flattering and a good shade for me but I just don’t like how sticky it appeared to be. These photos are after a couple of days of wear and it just looks messy to me.
What a shame.
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