I've admired the Inglot freedom palettes from a far for quite some time, but I've never has a proper swatch session to find out what they're all about. At IMATS there was a massive Inglot stand (and a 30% discount!), so I decided it was time to create my ultimate neutral palette...
Inglot's freedom system means you can pretty much create whatever combination you want - the palettes come in all different sizes (from two to twenty), so you can choose as many shadows as you want, and you can mix all of the different colours and textures. I got a good mix of matte and shimmer shades and picked up a couple of brow powders - thinking they were pretty neutral eyeshadows - and it was okay to mix them all as they're all the same size and slot into the palettes.
The palettes and shadows pans are all magnetic, so it's really easy to put your colours in and it's very sturdy for travelling and keeping the shadows safe. Almost too sturdy - I'm not sure how I'd get the pans back out of the palette if I wanted to! The lid has strong magnets in it too and put together the palette is really slim and compact as well as keeping the shadows completely protected.
Each shadow comes sealed and boxed separately, and you then make the palette up yourself. These are all of the colours I chose in the pan form as they come, before I dropped them all into the palette.
I made a few rush decisions in the end as I actually spent ages creating a palette I loved, but the lady that served me was really unhelpful and told me lots of the colours were out of stock (and then got grumpy when I didn't want to buy just half the palette!). I was really disappointed and decided to try to order online instead, but the more I walked around IMATS I just couldn't stop thinking about Inglot, so I went back to try again. I picked out what I think were mostly the same colours and decided I'd buy the ones they had in stock and would write down the numbers of the others so that I could order them. I was served by a much nicer assistant and oddly this time all of the colours I picked were in stock! I know I probably didn't pick all exactly the same the second time, but certainly the two shimmer ones on the left were the same as they were my favourites, and suddenly they were available. Maybe there was a re-stock during the afternoon - I didn't bother to ask, I was just so happy to be taking the whole palette home with me!
In my matte row the colours are 341, 337, 568, 560 and 558.
And in my shimmer row these are 397, 153, 402, 460 and 53.
All of the colours are extremely buttery and of a great quality which applies beautifully - that's what got me hooked on wanting the palette - those buttery shimmers!
I've been using this palette loads since I got it, usually matching a matte from the top row with a similarly hued shimmer from the bottom. As usual I use my Nars eye primer, and these last all day long and keep their vibrancy.
I really love the palette I've put together and I'm so pleased I got it. I'm not sure I'll buy another Inglot eye palette as that might be a bit excessive, but their blush palettes look rather tempting...