Thursday, October 4, 2012

Inglot Freedom system 40 shadow palette

At the beginning of this year I swatched and reviewed the Inglot freedom system 20 palettes I purchased in Kuala Lumpur.  I made up 1, 20 pan neutrals palette and 1, 20 pan colours palette.  In typical fashion I only got around to swatching the neutrals....

This past Saturday I visited Sydney's IMAT'S (international make up artists trade show )  My plan was to get there on opening time and hit Inglot armed with a list of exactly what I was after, seeing as at last years IMAT's the Inglot stand was chaos.  my plan worked well I arrived handed over my list to the SA and she simply popped it all together and in 5 mins flat and $180 later, including the 30% Imat's discount, I was done at Inglot.  Later on the crowds were huge and I really don't think I would've bothered with the battle.

I purchased a 40 palette, a 10, a 5 and a 3 palette, plus 17 individual shadows.... this has left me scratching my head a bit as to why I didn't just get an even 20 colours, but anyway..  The plan was to take my new colours and transfer those plus my existing 20 brights into the 40 which I did then added 3 colours from my neutral palette to make it a complete 40.  This leaves me with an empty 20 to fill at some point.

Seeing as I have already reviewed the actual textures etc in my Neutrals palette, I wont bother re-doing that, instead you can find that here, and I'll move straight onto the pictures and swatches.

I really think Inglot has one of the best customisable systems available, plus the quality of the colours is superb.  Who else has tried Inglot or do you have a different customisable palette favourite?

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

MUA ( make up Academy ) Poptastic

Back again and totally on a MUA roll here.... well if I don't keep going I'll never get onto the next lot of blogs and products, so I'll just keep plodding along!

This time it's the Poptastic palette from MUA.  Now this time I didn't actually purchase it, during the MUA promo with the freebie of the Immaculate palette I was chatting on FB  with a good Friend Michelle of IndieAnna In Search of the Holy Grail, who was looking to take advantage of the promo as well, knowing her love of colour I pointed out Poptastic, and mentioned that I kinda wished I'd ordered that as well.  A few weeks later the potastic palette landed in my letterbox.  What a sweetheart, she'd gone ahead and ordered it for me and sent it off without telling me!  Many, many thanks!

Instead of raving about Mua palettes all over again, I'll just direct you straight to the MUA website and my Dusk till dawn, pretty pastels, and Immaculate collection reviews and swatches and move right onto the photos (my favourite part)


top row

bottom row
I've gotta say, I really love every colour in this palette, they all indulge my love of brights, plus how many neutrals do you really need anyway?

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

MUA (Make up academy) Immaculate Collection

Hi again Ladies, I'm going to keep continuing on with my MUA ( makeup academy ) palettes. The others of these Dusk til dawn and Pretty pastels can be found here and here.  Today it's The Immaculate Collection which is the 24 shade palette that was the freebie when you spent over 8 pounds that I referred to in my initial MUA post.

This is great palette, with the matte colours in shades 9, 23 and 23 being either chalky or hard to get good colour payoff from :(  but I kinda expect that from mattes in cheaper brands anyway.

This palettes main difference is that this time they included a numbering system on the back and while that's great it'd be nice to see an overall system with each palette, so that you could tell if you are doubling up on colours in other palettes..... but enough of the talk, blah, blah, blah, etc.... onto the pictures


top row, numbers 1 to 8

middle row numbers 9 to 16

bottom row, numbers 17 to 24

Was anyone else lucky to pick the Immaculate collection up as the recent freebie, and what do think of it?