Inglot Freedom System 3 Shadow Palette

Friday, August 02, 2013

I've been intrigued by Inglot's Freedom System for a while, but as there's no Inglot stockists near me (there's only two in England and both are in the South - boo!) and I was wary about buying online without swatching the products first, I put it to the back of my mind. That is, until last week when I was browsing the Spanish perfume shops while on holiday in Tenerife and, to my extreme excitement, stumbled across a small Inglot counter. Despite a bit of a language barrier, the lady in store explained the system to me - you simply choose your palette type and size, and then individually select the refillable pans of product that you want to include. The pans attach to the palette with very strong magnets, so the finished palette feels very sturdy and high quality, and of course is completely personalised to your individual tastes. Inglot provide a high quantity of shades from subtle neutrals to bold brights, in four different finishes - matte, shine, double shine and pearl, meaning there really is something for everyone. Now, unfortunately, the shade selection at the counter I visited wasn't the best - it was small in the first place and they only had around half the shades in stock - so I decided to go for the the smaller, three square palette. I took my time selecting three gorgeous shades and went away clutching a bag containing the components to make up my brand new, one-of-a-kind palette. 

The first shade, 153 shine was literally love at first swatch. In fact, I think I might have made an audible gasp when I first tested this - it's just so ridiculously pigmented and beautiful! Pictures really do it no justice at all. It's a cool metallic taupy-bronze shade that applies opaque in just one swipe. Swoon. Secondly, I went for shade 395 in pearl, which is a subtle light cream colour with a hint of golden shimmer - close in colour to my own skin tone, making it perfect as a highlight on the brow bone and inner corners of the eye. The last shade was more difficult. I'm definitely a neutral girl at heart and the remaining colours were either very bright, or just not to my tastes. After swatching some of the brighter shadows, I decided to go for shade 366, a matte shadow in a bright coral shade with red undertones (not as terrifying as it looks photographed, honestly!), which I've been using as a blush. With a light hand and my trusty Real Techniques Stippling Brush, it's a great choice for summer.

I am so impressed with these shadows. They're buttery soft and fabulously pigmented - definitely some of the best quality eyeshadows I've used, rivalling even my beloved Urban Decay Naked palette. The soft texture means they work well as blushes too, so don't look over some of the more unconventional shades - many of their pink, orange and red toned shadows make beautiful cheek colours. Throw in the fact that they're excellent value for money (£5 for the palette and £4.50 for each eyeshadow), and I can see why these palettes are often raved about. Now that I'm sold on the quality of Inglot products, I'm think I'll definitely make an online order at some point in the future. I'm currently eyeing up the 10 square palette and daydreaming about creating the ultimate, personalised collection of gorgeous neutral eyeshadows...

Are you a fan of the Inglot Freedom System? What would be included in your dream palette?


  1. Those colours look gorgeous ! I would love to see an example of how you use a red shadow, I've always been stumped as to how to use it without looking ill !

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

  2. I've been wanting one of these for ages but am also yet to travel to a stockist even though I live in the South-west. So exciting that you found one abroad!

    Jazzie x

  3. There's an inglot shop in my central town and it always looks intriguing, ill defiantly go in next time and have a swatching party xx

    Olivia -

  4. They all look like amazing shades, loving the bronzey one! I wish I there was an Inglot counter a bit closer to me too x

    Amy /

  5. Great colors. Inglot is AMAZING x

  6. This is a great system, I totally love it! I must say I'm a sucker for Inglot, I could not live without their lipsticks and nail polishes, best thing ever! You should try! xx

    Martyna | NEON MIZZLE

  7. Your blog is absolutely gorgeous! Lovely photography :)
    I've been lusting after my own Inglot palette for so long but I have the same problem with there not being one near me :( I didn't realise that they were so inexpensive either! Shade 153 looks gorgeous and definitely something that I could see myself wearing!

    Love, Hails x |

  8. Gorgeous shades to put together! I haven't made one yet but I REALLY want too.


  9. I might have the chance to visit an Inglot store soon and I've been looking for swatches online so I can choose the colours and go quick before I do too much damage. I love the colours that you chose for your palette here and I might have to go with those!
    Celina | The Celution

  10. The shades are just beautiful - I thought it would have been more expensive too! Fabulous!

    Megan xxx
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

  11. that's such a great idea to let people choose their own shades to fit into the palette. you picked some lovely shades, and of course you know you're going to use and love them all!

    little henry lee

  12. I really need to try some of these shadows out. I love the colors you picked, such an interesting mix and I love the pop of coral. xx

  13. you chose really pretty colors! I haven't yet tried anything from inglot but I liked similar make-your-own-palette system by artdeco :D


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