When I mentioned on my Facebook page that I was travelling to Wroclaw (pronounced Vro-tz-wav), a lot of people recommended I take a trip to Inglot because it is a lot cheaper in Poland than it is in Ireland.
I have to be honest, Inglot is not a brand that I use. I tried a matte lipstick a couple of years ago and I think that might have turned me off the brand. Therefore, I had no idea what to buy and so I asked my Facebook followers for some recommendations, I got loads!
I was really excited then to get to Inglot so I went on the first day that we arrived! I was skeptical though, how much cheaper could it actually be? We’ll get to that part later but for now, here is what I purchased and some swatches.
Most people on Facebook recommended that I fill a Flexi Palette with eyeshadows, so when I got to the store, the first thing I purchased was a black Freedom System Flexi Palette. I’m loving this palette, it’s magnetic and holds a lot more than I anticipated.
When it came to choosing eyeshadows, there were so many, it was actually overwhelming! So I just start swatching and tried to stay away from colours I already had at home (I wasn’t entirely successful!). I love orange, purple and cranberry tones on my eyelids because I find they make my green eyes pop.
In case you think 3 of the above are similar (they are!) here are some side by side swatches to differentiate!
Pure Pigment Eyeshadow No.86
Another cranberry shade, but this one is a pigment so it doesn’t count! I’ve worn this already and it is so stunning! I apply it using a flat brush and some duraline (below).
I have to be honest, I had never heard of Duraline before but I was told by many followers that it’s a must have and so I had to have it! It’s supposed to be brilliant for applying pigments (so they stick) and resurrecting dried up eyeliners! You can also use it to turn Matte eyeshadows into gel liners. If you know any other things it can be used for, let me know!
I purchased a warm shade in the bronzer because I prefer those over cold/grey tones. No.75 has a subtle shimmer in it, which makes it easier to blend. It looks beautiful on the skin but I’m not too sure how well it wears yet since I’ve only worn it twice. I’ll need more time with this one before I give a more thorough opinion.
Images are taken with the flash (bottom) and without the flash (top).
I have more makeup brushes than I know what to do with but that didn’t stop me from purchasing 2 more! The 4SS was recommended by a couple of people and when I seen it I had to have it. I had been on the hunt for a brush specifically for highlighting and this looked perfect. I’ve used it a few times now and it’s already one of my all time favourite makeup brushes!
The last brush I bought was the 6SS. It had been recommended to me but when I went to buy it, a staff member recommended the 46SS instead. She said it’s the same brush but the hair is better (that’s what I understood from the conversation at least!). This brush is perfect for blending. I’m raging I didn’t get more of these and the 4SS.
Sparkling Dust No.2
Now this is an Inglot product that I had heard of before. The Sparking Dust is an infamous highlighter at this stage and so I had to see why! My first impressions are that it is really beautiful. It truly is a dust though, so there is a lot of fall out. However, because the 4SS brush is so small, you can be really precise with it. By using the 2 of them together, it means that the dust doesn’t end up all over your face and sits only on those areas you place it.
I only use pencils on my eyebrows because they are already quite dark and thick so I thought that by putting anything heavier on them, they would look drawn on and I hate that look. I was wrong though. I’m loving this product! It glides on and stays on, even in hot weather! I’ll be interested to see how long it lasts before it starts to dry up.
Waterproof Kohl Liner 05
Pippa O’Connor suggested recently that every woman should have a nude liner in her makeup bag. It’s supposed to open the eye which I loved the sound of because I find black eyeliner makes my eyes look smaller. I’ve used it a couple of times now and I’m not sold on it yet. I have to be careful applying it to my waterline because it tends to stick to the top of my bottom lashes. It definitely needs to be topped up during the day too and I wouldn’t have time for that carry on!
I purchased the YSM Foundation for my friend because that’s her foundation of choice. I used this a while back for a year or so but never repurchased. I’m not sure why though because I really liked it. The colour matched perfectly and I loved the texture, it was so soft and velvety.
I’ve only used these products a couple of times so my opinions in this post are my first impressions and may change the more I use the products!
Are Inglot’s prices in Poland that different to Ireland? YES! I can confirm that everything in the Polish stores is approximately half the price of the stores in Ireland. This might have something to do with the fact that the products are manufactured in Poland.
Eyeshadows: €3.50 each (I got 7)
Sparking Dust: €10
Eyebrow Gel: €9.10
YSM Foundation: €8.70
4SS Brush: €13
46SS Brush: €12
31T Brush: €9.60
Kohl Eyeliner: €8
Flexi Palette: €7.70
Pigment Eye Shadow: €10
Total in Poland: €128.30
Estimated Total in Ireland: Approximately double that!
There are many reasons to visit Poland which you can read about here, half price Inglot products is just one!