I can live off just lipsticks for months. I don’t touch blush, foundation, and eye makeup on a regular basis. Sometimes I wonder why I even maintain a beauty blog. If you’ve just recently stumbled upon my blog, I’m sorry to disappoint, you won’t be seeing diversity here. My taste range is very narrow and I’m not really a makeup wearing person :p
Anyway, Cheche, one of my closest college friends, has been tagging me on her Instagram FOTD posts lately. That really inspired me to give a little bit more attention to blush and eye makeup. We met at Glorietta 5 yesterday to check out a few Inglot stuff.
Cheche was looking to swatch Inglot’s 412 matte lipstick so we proceeded to the lipstick section as soon as we entered the store. I wore 412 that day so she could see it on me. When I pointed her to the bullet, she was surprised to see that it’s purply because on my lips, it’s red. I tell you, there’s sorcery in that lipstick. If you really want to know what color it is, you’d have to go to the store and see for yourself. Cheche didn’t end up buying it. I feel like she’s dead set on getting a back up of MAC Fixed on Drama.
I swatched a few lipsticks myself (see photo above). I regret that I didn’t check Inglot’s mattes sooner because my lipstick shopping restraint right now for colors I already own has gotten so strong that I’m confident I won’t buy another lipstick (note: I don’t have a warm red yet). Anyway, if I remember right, the swatches above are 405, 409, 421, and 420. I wish ghosts are real so that Mr. Inglot can haunt the brand’s marketing folks and talk them into giving these lipsticks a name I can easily remember.
We then checked out the eye shadows. Inglot is eyeshadow-heaven for matte-loving people like me. There are so many matte colors to choose from and they are organized by color family making it so much easier for me to find the exact shade I wanted.
However, it was difficult to ignore the rainbow eye shadow options so I bought two of those instead:
I was looking for a specific shade of brown and purple anyway so why not get 3 of each, technically.
I almost bought the freedom palette with a slot for blush but none of the freedom blushes called out my name (translation: nothing looked similar to Nars Sin).
Here’s my non-credible first impression on these eyeshadows: they’re pigmented but not totally opaque (since I’m a beginner, I wanted something I can layer/ build up), they apply evenly and are easy to diffuse (?). I need to improve my eye makeup vocabulary.
I would choose the blue and the black-grey rainbow shadows if I decide to get more.
Since I don’t have brushes to apply these with, we went to Suesh (up on the 2nd floor). I bought 2 brushes: the AB Bullet C30 brush and the extra small AB eyeshadow brush. I wanted to get a blending brush but there wasn’t one small enough for my lids. I think the bullet brush would suffice.
I’m so excited to play with these. Hopefully, I can post an EOTD within the week.