To all our Malaysian lovelies, Selamat Hari Merdeka (Happy Independence Day)!!!
It's Malaysia's 55th Independence Day, and I hope you guys are enjoying the day off. And since you're here, I'd like to share a review with you lovelies + a little question.
Meet my INGLOT 4-pan eyeshadow, which I had purchased some weeks back.
Everytime I'm in INGLOT, I feel like I'm a little girl in a candy store. Allthosegorgeouseyeshadows! *grin*
Anyhow, following ParisB's idea, I decided to create a little 4-pan eyeshadow for myself with travel in mind. I already have a 10-pan palette, but there were a few more shades I had been eyeing. And her suggestion of using a pink matte eyeshadow shade as a blush is just brilliant!
So that's exactly what I did. I got the shades I'd been lemming and decided to test out a few pinks which would best suit me for blush. And this is the combination I came up with.
I also noted something else. When Kahani picked her palette sometime last year (or was it earlier this year?), she went with the 3-pan eyeshadow + blush palette, but it was a coordinated palette - dark brown + medium taupe/brown shade + highlighter.
But me... Most days, I'm a mostly single-eyeshadow wash girl, swipe on my liner, and I'm out of the door. Hence, the three shades in this palette are meant to work as single-wash shades. These three are essentially my "staple" colours - an olive green, a brown taupe, and a silver that has just a hint of brown in it. If I'm in the mood, I can still blend two of the colours for a look with a little more depth. Not the most convential palette, but it works for me!
I've packed this for a recent short trip and this palette performed incredibly well. I'm very impressed. And very in love.
The packaging is sturdy, and the magnet really holds the cover in place. I have had no issues chucking this into my makeup bag along with my other makeup. It's held up extremely well, and I love how compact it is.
I also love the fact that I can easily swap the colours around (with those from my 10-pan), if I feel like having a change for travel. I could also easily swap out the pink for a dark brown or a dark grey, if I want it more intense for a night-look.
Aren't the shades just gorgeous? They swatched so easily too.
As far as I'm concerned, INGLOT makes excellent quality eyeshadows. I personally love their Pearl range. Their eyeshadows are very pigmented, texture buttery smooth, and when I use it as a wash over a base like this one here, it stays put the entire day. If it's a very long day, it might crease just a wee bit.
As for the matte #361, the texture is soft, and it works fine as a blush. The warm pink compliments my skin tone.
The 4-pan costs RM28, while each eyeshadow costs RM30, which makes my palette RM148. Not a bad price at all for such high quality shadows. I simply cannot rave enough about them.
Conclusion. I absolutely adore my little 4-pan. Make that all my INGLOT eyeshadows. LOVE.
And now, question time: Are you a single-wash girl too? Would you go for such a palette arrangement?