I liked the Inglot store.
I like the set up of it, very streamlined and very easy to see everything. It was clean and well maintained, with a tester for every colour of every item. It is similar to MAC, as many have commented but I prefer it. Everything is spaced out and easy to touch and test.
There were 3 staff there when I went on a Friday teatime - unusually, two were male.
At the front of the store is a large island style unit displaying the freedom palette system and all the pans available. Pans are available in different shapes and sizes, although I think even though they are the same price. You can also have a mix of lips and eyes, although I wouldn't personally, it creeps me out to mix them. You can also get mix palettes with blush and brow pans. Nifty huh?
Prices very from something like £10 to £40. 10 pan palettes of eyeshadow/lipsticks are £35.
There are magnet boards on which you choose your pans from the samples and the SA takes it away and fills it for you. Ours also allowed us to arrange it ourselves, which wasn't important as you can rearrange them (they are like a MAC palette but a really tight fit, I use a nail file to get them out) as you please. The palettes are nifty, heavy and feel of good quality. You can also stack them, by taking the lids off and the magnets will lock them together.
The colours don't have names, just names and finishes. I spoke to Nea of Fashioned in Finland, who has reviewed a substantial amount of Inglot's products and she advised me on finishes beforehand. I like Veluxe Pearl textures, smooth, a little metallicy and buttery feeling and AMC Shine and Pearl finishes in Inglot are the closest to that.
35 - AMC Shine - A metallic white with a hint of sparkle
393 - Pearl - A metallic peach
444 - Pearl - A blue-green grey
420 - Pearl - A metallic pale purple grey
10 - AMC Shine - A light orange with a glitter finish
449 - Pearl - A metallic red-pink
439 - Pearl - A metallic purple
429 - Pearl - A lavender blue
33 - AMC Shine - A turquoise with a glitter finish
41 - AMC Shine - A light lemon chartruse
I like the pay off from these on the lid, bit I find when blending, the colour can get lost, but using a base over a primer (TFSI with MUFE Aqua Cream or a Paintpot) usually solves that.
Price wise, they are excellent value for money. It works out at £3.50 per eyeshadow, with the ones I got, the almost square rectangles, for 2.7g of shadow. SCORE!
When I return to London in August, I will most definitely get another one of these bad boys!
I was going to blog about the rest of my Inglot purchases but have just realised how long this post already is!
So until next time, Gooooooodnight!