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Monday, July 18, 2011

Eyeshadow Swatches & Comparisons: Inglot Pearl 402

This post is long overdue!
 I bought a 10 round pan eyeshadow palette from Inglot for $32.15 + $2.85 tax when I was at IMATS in April 
and I finally took pictures of swatches for you guys. =)

This post will only be about the Inglot Pearl 402 eyeshadow.
I will be posting swatches of the other Inglot eyeshadows as well as comparisons in the near future.


*Color Description*
All shades are taupey and have a plummy purple undertone
Urban Decay YDK - has a hint of a brown undertone; has a more plummy undertone than Inglot 
Pearl 402, Satin Taupe & Stray Dog; metallic frost finish with microglitters

Inglot Pearl 402 - light taupe with a brown undertone; shimmery finish

Stars Makeup Haven Breathless - the lightest and has the strongest plummy 
purple undertone among the 5 eyeshadows; shimmery finish 

Mac Satin Taupe - similar to Stray Dog, except Satin Taupe has a 
more plummy undertone with a shimmery finish 

Urban Decay Stray Dog - similar to Satin Taupe, except Stray Dog has a 
more brown undertone & a prettier metallic frost finish


*Inglot Empty Palette Problem*
I don't have pictures of the Inglot empty palette because I gave it to my friend. I don't like Inglot's palettes because they are magnetic and the magnets are super strong.You must slide the lid in order to remove it. If you lift the lid, you have a great chance of "nicking" or ruining your eyeshadows. Also, it is difficult to remove the eyeshadows from the palette. You need to use a magnet to lift the eyeshadow out. I prefer to use my empty 28 pan palette (review) because it holds more eyeshadows, it's lighter, and it's easy to reorganize my eyeshadows whenever I need to.

*Inglot Round Pan Eyeshadow*

  • pigmented, buttery and easy to blend
  • no fallouts when I apply it
  • doesn't crease & lasts all day on my eyes when used with a primer
  • huge range of colors 
  • fits in my CS empty 28 pan eyeshadow palette
  • gets dusty and crumbly in the pan
  • hit pan faster than Mac eyeshadows (which amounts to the same price as a Mac eyeshadow, since you will have to repurchase an Inglot eyeshadow faster)  
  • round pan eyeshadows are not available to purchase online
  • you can't buy eyeshadow refills unless you buy the Inglot palette or unless you bring your Inglot palette in store
  • stores are currently limited in the US
  • shipping costs around $8 (free shipping over $150)

Bottom Line: It's much more worth it to invest in a Mac eyeshadow since they last longer in the pan. Even though the Inglot round pan eyeshadows contain 1.6 grams - 1.8 grams of product, I will definitely hit pan faster with an Inglot round pan eyeshadow than with a Mac eyeshadow because I have used the Inglot Pearl 402 eyeshadow less than 10 times and there is already a small dent. I would only purchase the Inglot round pan eyeshadows if Inglot has shades that Mac doesn't carry, but I wouldn't purchase "Mac dupes" from Inglot.

However, it may be more worth it to buy the Inglot 10 square pan eyeshadow palette since each eyeshadow contains 2.3 grams - 2.7 grams and the whole palette retails for $60. The Inglot 10 round pan eyeshadow palette retails for $50. (I got the price information from Inglot's main website. Bloggers are reporting different prices for in-store and online purchases. The prices are inconsistent, so it's best to check your nearest Inglot store for prices if you plan on purchasing in-store.)

Side Note: I like Inglot eyeshadows more than Stars Makeup Haven & Coastal Scents eyeshadows because Inglot eyeshadows feel buttery and I don't get as much fallouts when I apply them on my eyes.

Note: Urban Decay Eyeshadows cost $17.00 for 1.5 grams at Nordstrom,, and Sephora. Mac Eyeshadows in pan form cost $11.00 for 1.5 grams (some of the eyeshadows have 1.3 grams) and cost $16 in pots. Stars Makeup Haven (SMH) raised their price from $4.95 to $6.00 for 1.3 grams. Coastal Scents (CS) eyeshadows cost $4.49 for 1.3 grams. The empty 28 pan palette can be purchased from Coastal Scents for $9.95.

Do you prefer Inglot or Mac eyeshadows? 

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  1. I'm so glad that you're posting this question. I am going to be going to the Inglot store in California and was set on investing in a 5 pan palette since the prices are so much less than MAC. But now I'm not sure!

  2. Hey Courtlynn!

    Have you thought about getting an Inglot 10 SQUARE pan eyeshadow palette instead of the ROUND pan eyeshadow palette? The square eyeshadows contain 2.3 grams - 2.7 grams and the entire palette including the eyeshadows retail for $60 on Inglot's main website. =)

  3. I love Inglot 402. I got Satin Taupe because I see a lot of MUAs use that shade. But it just washes out my skin tone. 402 is similar but a bit warmer and I looove it! :) I am so happy Inglot is available at Macy's Union Square in San Francisco now. I don't think I'll buy any other brand anymore... I mean at $5 a shadow, it's cheaper than a lot of drugstore yet equal/better quality to Mac! :)


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