fotd: acid green eyeshadow

September 4, 2017  |  Face of the Day, Inglot  |  No Comments

A few nights ago I dreamt I was wearing glittery acid green eyeshadow. In my dream, I was desperately trying to wipe it off with tissue (ouch!) because I was late for school and didn’t want to get in trouble. The whole time I remember thinking what a crime it was to have to wipe off such a beautiful colour, and how much I wished I could just wear whatever the heck I wanted.

And then I woke up, and was overjoyed to be able to wear whatever the heck I wanted!

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I posted a photo to my Instagram which you might already have seen, but thought I’d do a proper FOTD post as well since I’m trying to get myself back into the groove of beauty blogging again. Side note: it’s not so easy to get back into wearing makeup after road-tripping with boys, where just concealer and mascara feels like a full face.

But back to the dream – it’s funny where makeup inspiration can come from, and even funnier how compelled I get to act on it when it does strike. I really did bolt out of bed and beeline for my vanity that morning! Thankfully I’d just reorganized my makeup stash the week before and knew exactly what to reach for: this beautiful pigment from Inglot.

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It’s actually a duochrome, which in this instance made it a lot easier to wear. The “base” colour is a reddish-brown that I felt helped it blend better with my warm crease colour. You can see swatches of it (and the other pigments I own from Inglot) here.

This is definitely *ahem* not the smoothest application I’ve done – I’m rusty and have to admit that I only had 1 clean eyeshadow brush and my fingers to work with for this look. That’ll teach me for suddenly deciding to wash ALL my brushes in one go!

Nevertheless I was pretty happy with the final look, and that thrilled I’d gotten to use a long-untouched item in my collection. Honestly my Inglot pigments don’t get nearly as much love as they deserve, but I suppose the same can by said about many other products I own too. Ah, the joys of constantly living out of a suitcase. Sometimes I daydream about the bygone era of steamer trunks, and how I would totally have had a vanity trunk with my whole stash in it.

Perhaps it’s time to start a makeup spreadsheet to track neglect and use THAT as inspiration.

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Face: Chanel Le Blanc, Cle de Peau Beauté Radiant Cream Foundation, Cle de Peau Beauté Concealer // Cheeks: Too Faced Sweet Peach Glow Highlighting Palette // Eyes: Nectar, Puree and Summer Yum from Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette, Inglot AMC Pigment in #84, Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eyeliner in ME-42, Lancôme Hypnôse Mascara // Brows: Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Brow in #40 // Lips: Hourglass Girl Lip Stylo in Peacemaker

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fotd: inglot amc pure pigment 86

July 20, 2016  |  Face of the Day, Inglot  |  No Comments

I think you can tell from my expression here that hate gloomy day FOTDs. Although this colour shifted all the way to yellow gold in real life, the photos only picked up a limited spectrum due to the lack of light. It’s still a gorgeous colour (and I love how this turned out) but please refer to my swatches here for a better idea of what these pigments look like. Also, here is another look I did with Inglot pigments recently, which was less dramatic but photographed in better lighting.

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FYI the lipstick I’m wearing here is probably my favourite brown-nude: MAC x Brooke Candy Vamplify Lipgloss in Pamela. I love that I finally have a non-matte option on days I want to do the whole 90′s thing, because most of the liquid lipsticks that are so popular right now can be pretty uncomfortable. This I can wear all day! Bonus: its sweet scent reminds me of the brown Lip Smackers glosses I actually *did* wear in the 90′s, which is kinda cool.

That the memory makes me feel really young and really old at the same time is somewhat less cool, but that’s nostalgia for you, huh?

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Face: Rouge Bunny Rouge Skin Soul Drops in Lalla, Cle de Peau Concealer in Ivory  Cheeks: Kevyn Aucoin The Contour Book Vol 2  Eyes: MAC eyeshadows in Omega, Brun, Red Brick, Rule and Beauty Marked, Inglot AMC Pure Pigment Eye Shadow in 86, Inglot Duraline, Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Perversion, Make Up For Ever Excessive Lash Mascara  Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow in Dark Brown  Lips: MAC x Brooke Candy Vamplify Lipgloss in Pamela


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review: inglot amc pure pigment eye shadows

July 18, 2016  |  Inglot, Product Reviews  |  2 Comments

I’ve spent years keeping my distance from loose pigment shadows because they’re so messy to work/travel with, but eventually my obsession with duochromes got the better of me and…well. This happened.


What do duochromes have to do with my new outlook on pigments, you ask? Well, duochromes (all colour shadows actually) are just way more intense when they are loose rather than pressed. Where loose pigments are pretty much just pure colour, pressed shadows require more additives for structural and textural integrity which generally makes their finish more muted.

When it comes to duochrome pigments, I really love the ones from Inglot. I actually had no idea Inglot was originally a Polish company till I was recently in Kraków…the local prices were a pleasant surprise! Needless to say, I took the opportunity to raid a local Inglot boutique for more AMC Pure Pigment Eye Shadows. I’d previously purchased 84 and 85, and added 22, 82, 86 and 63 (not a duochrome, but a straight-up metallic copper) this time.

Top row: 86, 22, 82 Bottom row: 84, 85, 63


Here are some swatches on various angles, to better demonstrate the pixie-dust magic at play. Still, their full effect is tricky to capture in photos alone.

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As you can see, some of these are actually…uh…triochromes? Is that a thing? Let’s just pretend that it’s a thing. Speaking of colours, 86 and 82 are quite similar in hue but if you look at the topmost swatch row you’ll see that 86 has a lot more red in it. In terms of texture, 84 and 85 were the most finely milled. The others were more clumpy/chunky and produced more of a foiled effect when packed on heavily.



All of these Pure Pigment Eye Shadows are quite opaque and can be worn on their own, without a dark base underneath…though I bet they’d look spectacular over black. I like to wear them over Too Faced Glitter Glue, patted directly onto my lid with a finger or mixed with Inglot Duraline on a palette and applied with a brush for more intensity and/or precision. These pigments do have a bit of adhesion on their own, so you can also pat them dry over normal eyeshadow to add a bit of sparkle.

Sadly the store in Poland was out of stock on some of the other pigments I wanted, but I guess that just gives me an excuse to check out my local store now that I’m home!



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