Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Dear MAC,

When I entered into the makeup world 2 years ago, all I dreamed of was saving up enough money to buy your coveted eye shadows. I wanted every single color, I wanted to own the whole collection. For $14.50 of a 1.5 gram of your claimed "Highly pigmented shadows, that apply evenly and blend easily", I was very excited to dive into your world. As I started to explore your world, I was smitten with your products, but soon I started to become an individual in the makeup world and started to try other brands that are not so highly bragged about, because honestly, all your hype is not always worth it. Not all your products are the bees knees, so to speak. On my adventure outside of your world, I came across this AMAZING brand INGLOT. While, you, MAC charge $11 for a 1.5g individual pan (not in the pot), INGLOT charges $4.50 for a 2.7g pan of eyeshadow. This INGLOT brand actually has a DISCOUNT system..YES..say it with me MAC..DISCOUNT SYSTEM.

Buy one shadow from their freedom system and it will cost you $7
Buy three shadows from their freedom system and each shade will cost you $5
Buy ten or more shadows from their freedom system and each shade will cost you $4.50

and can you believe that you can buy a 2, 3, 5, 10, or 20 pan magnetic palettes too...WOW..choices..

AMAZING PRICES! and guess what! INGLOTS MATTES ARE REAL MATTES! Smooth, pigmented and easy to work, unlike yours...

INGLOT actually has a few different finishes for their shadows

Matte: Smooth, buttery and very pigmented. These shadows have no sparkle or sheen to them at all

Pearl: Slightly shimmery frost finish

DS: Means Double Sparkle, these are satin based shades with very fine glitter. They have more of a matte base, with a very fine glitter sheen. These are amazing looking

AMC and AMC shine: This is Inglot's own formula which stands for "advanced makeup component". This collection is perspiration resistant, contains vitamin E, and is talc-free. Most of the AMC shadows I own lean more towards the matte side of things or with a slight sheen or metallic finish

Also did you know that the INGLOT Company was established over 25 years ago by Wojtek Inglot, a young chemist working at that time in R and D department in pharmaceutical company.
His principal objective was to produce high quality products at fair and reasonable prices, using only the best possible ingredients and raw materials from the most reputable suppliers. INGLOT also does not test on animals.

INGLOT also sells a lot of other amazing products that I bought and can not wait to try an tell you about.

So MAC while I do not hate or dislike you. I have moved on from you. I still get excited about some of your collections and I still consider you the "go-to" brand in the makeup world, but you are no longer my staple, HG makeup company. Thank you for all you have done for me and I will continue to be your customer, but just not as frequently.

You can find out more about INGLOT, where there stores are located and you can purchase their makeup online at INGLOTCOSMETICS.COM. I HIGHLY recommend it.

With all my heart,

NOW on to the SWATCHES!!! :D


Here are my palettes and I stored 16 shadows in a Z-palette:

And how I label them with my label maker

AHH-MAZING! PHEW! I also bought some lipsticks, pigments, blush, foundation and an eyeliner. Those swatches are coming soon. I am also working on a MAC Vs INGLOT post as well :D

Did I turn you into an INGLOT lover? Do you want some now? :P


Robyn said...

Man I want some Inglot! They are so near me but I know I will go mad in there so I need to save up! Ha ha. These swatches are beautiful. I know what you mean about MAC, luckily I got over it before I spent loads of money.

Cydonian said...

holy crap, omg, omg, the blues and the teals... NEEEEDDDD... I wonder if they have a matte aqua? UGH, I can't spend any more money on makeup, lol! I agree on Mac, I rarely use my shadows anymore :(

froggistyle73 said...

LOL I love your letter. So funny and true. I rarely use my MAC shadows anymore and every time I go into MAC I am always disappointed. I don't think I've purchased from a collection in over a year and a half, crazy! Inglot is amazing! I cannot wait to go back and get more, not that I need it but man do I want it ;) lol Great post and swatches!!!

MissBrittanyBoo said...

haha! I love this! I need INGLOT in my life, like.... YESTERDAY!

Amalia J said...

Omg your letter is Amazing!!! I love it, it's like you read my mind and put it into words!! Ha!! And I started a major e/s destash! So... you have 46 total? Your catching up to me then lol :D

Mandy said...

MAJOR Inglot fan here!!!!!! *Raises hand*

you have to try their cream concealer int he pot!!!!! it is soooooooooooooooooooooooooo creamy that it glides on so bloody well!!!!!!!!!!!

the Honey B said...

WOW! beautiful swatches! i think i'll place my inglot order next week! :)
Your letter to mac sounds like a break up letter! LOL

Dee said...

Your swatches really show the colors off beautifully! They are so pigmented!!! I will def. need to get me some!

Jessi M (Lacquered, Painted, Polished) said...

I've never really bought into MAC's Hype, especially with their eyeshadows because swatches never impressed me. But with Inglot, I am definitely buying into the hype. These look gorgeous! I need to save up now!

Vanessa said...

lovely shades, i will def consider getting a palette of theirs.

CopyCat said...

wow now that is what I call color

FunnyFaceBeauty said...

This is amazing Jess. I am going to order some online and have them shipped to someone in the US and then shipped to So glad you did swatches so I can figure out what I want.

UrbanelyDecayed said...

Amazing post!! Thanks for all the swatches. I desperately want to get my mits on some Inglot but their customer service SUCKS!! Their products are beautiful, but I just cant get anyone to get back to me about buying them. One day they will be mine :D

Tania said...

I've always felt like this about MAC. Their eyeshadows aren't that special, so I've never bought one directly from them at full price.

And those Inglot palettes are amazing, good colors!

Ms. Viva Glam said...

I love it! Lol, this is how I feel about Inglot, but Mac is still my fave brand. This letter needs to go to Mufe, because I really don't see the hype behind their shadows.

Anonymous said...

LOL! That letter is sooo funny! I love inglot so much! I have another order coming tomorrow!

*LilBiuty* said...

lol! my letter to MAC would lookexactly the same!
Love INGLOT! They are the best out there for eyeshadows!

Anonymous said...

I am in lurve with 407 Pearl.... that colour is GORGEOUS :)

Starryskies214 said...

I love the way you wrote this! Especially about the discount system... too funny! Ahh... I could just stare at the colors all day long...

makeup by danisaddiction said... are too much!!! Haha...what a great post! I absolutely loved this. I am getting ready to place my order at Inglot again! I have been trying to decide which colors I want...but I know I'm going to end up wanting them all haha. Thanks for all of the swatches...this really helps me!

Jess said...

YAY!! I am such an enabler! so happy u all liked this!! YOU NEED TO TRY INGLOT!! NEED!!

Bailey said...

I'm a Mac addict!! How you descibed yourself 2 years ago is me right want everything from Mac!! Your Inglot swatches look amazing and alot cheaper than Mac..I'm going to have to check out the Inglot site..thx for the post..:)