Originally written: 13.09.12
1. The condition of being free of restraints.
2. The capacity to exercise choice; free will.
Freedom. I love it – the liberty, the uninhibition, the independence. It seems to be a recurring theme these days, ever since my very liberating (unofficial) graduation from university. And as they say, nothing is a coincidence. This is also actually a Capture | Fall Haul II post, but as I could only insert a single title, I decided to go with the one above instead.
I’ve seen Inglot around town – both in the UK and in Malaysia – but I’ve never actually bought anything from them until now. For those of you who don’t know, it’s a Polish cosmetics brand who prides on their Freedom System, where you can build and customise your very own make-up palette with a variety of different products in their various sizes. The palettes themselves come in different sizes, and the prices vary accordingly.
I went for the 10 Eye Shadow Square Palette: the palette itself costed RM45 while each individual eye shadow square costed RM30. Prices may differ slightly (after conversion) if you’re in a different country.
As you can see, the cover of the palette is slightly frosted and magnetic – it can be taken off completely – which is interesting because it’s uniquely different from the usual clip clasps. The palette consists of empty slots for you to arrange your chosen products in any order of your liking, which gives for easy and convenient product replenishment in the future.
I only purchased two eye shadow squares along with the palette so far as filling it up entirely would cost me quite a hefty price at one go. I’ve been looking high and low for gold and bronze shades which piqued my interest (and suited my skin tone) hence the choices. The actual colours differ slightly from the picture though, due to the flash from my camera.
Another amazing thing about Inglot is their immense plethora of shades available – they come in practically every colour imaginable. Furthermore, and from first-hand experience, the texture of their eye shadows is incredibly smooth, buttery to the touch, and extremely easy to blend. They come in five different finishes:
Matte | A smooth, flat finish sans any shimmer or shine.
Pearl | As the name suggests, a slightly frosty finish with a pearly sheen.
D.S. (Double Sparkle) | A matte-based but very shimmery finish.
AMC (Advanced Make-up Component) | A semi-matte and semi-shimmery finish.
AMC Shine | Similar to the AMC and Pearl finish but shinier.
If you prefer pigments, they do offer them as well.
And of course, who would I be without my golden accessories? I was lucky enough to get vouchers for Fashion Fast Forward, which if I’m not mistaken is the Malaysian equivalent to the Arcadia Group in the UK, so I decided to take full advantage of Topshop’s Buy 2 Free 1 offer (which is still on, in case you were wondering!) on their Freedom range, which has been and still is my favourite brand in regards to accessories – I’d swipe everything up in a heartbeat if I was ever given unlimited access to them. And oh, I got a little something from XXI at Forever 21 too.
The day’s gilded candy, not so maximalist this time around.