Freedom System 5 Shadow Palette
Price: $11 * Buy At: Inglot Stores or http://www.inglotusa.com/Palettes-Freedom_System_Palette_5_Eye_Shadow_Square.html * Size: 2.5 g / 0.09 in DS Shadows & 2.3 g / 0.08 oz in Matte Shadows
After loving my 3 Shadow Palette with shades #407, #397 & #360 for a few months, I decided it was time to get more Inglot Shadows. I have the 5 Shadow Freedom Palette with five shadows, #357, #337, #334, #470 and #318. All of these are matte, except for #470.
I will go into more detail as to the formula and pigmentation of each shadow under later in the post, but as a whole, these shadows are amazing in all areas. Their pigmentation is spot on, they are not chalky, they blend beautifully and they have a soft, smooth texture. I love Inglot's eyeshadows because they are all consistent in texture, pigmentation and application.
If you are unfamiliar with Inglot's palettes, they have a magnetic lid that can be rotated to open the palette (as seen in the picture above) and also removed completely in the second palette photo. These magnets are strong in a way that you wouldn't have to worry about it coming open in a bag or purse, but aren't too strong that you struggle when trying to open the palette. Each of the shadows magnetize to the palette as well, so they will not fall out (and are actually quite difficult to remove).
First up is the darkest shade I purchased, #357, which is a darker warm brown with a matte finish. This shadow has great pigmentation and easily blends out in the crease. #357 is not chalky and I did not experience fall out during application.
Next is shadow #344, a medium warm brown with a matte finish. #344 is lighter than #357, but shares the same warm tone. Since this is a lighter brown it works great as a transition color in the crease or as a more subtle crease color. Just like #357, #344 blends beautifully and does not have fall out.
In the middle of the palette is shadow #337, a medium pink brown that also has a matte finish. #337 is a nice brown for a crease color and the pink tone is quite flattering on pink skin tones. This shadow applies very evenly and blends out beautifully in the crease (or on the lid, if you want). You can create a very subtle crease color with this shadow using a fluffier brush and blending away, but you can also create a darker, more dramatic crease using a denser crease brush.
For the gorgeous pop of color in this palette, I have shadow #470. This is a bright peachy coral color with small flecks of gold glitter. If you are not a fan of glittery shadows, I wouldn't worry about the glitter in this shade, because it is not very noticeable in the swatches or on the eyes. Also, the glitter stays put and I didn't experience glitter fall out. #470 is so pretty and unlike lots of shadows with a gorgeous bright color, #470 is highly pigmented and applies very smoothly, not at all chalky.
The last shadow I have is #318 which is a bright, matte white. Being a white shadow, it is in its nature to be a little chalky, but this shadow applies very nicely. Pigmented, bright white shadows are hard to find, especially with a matte finish and #318 has great pigmentation. Applied with a fluffy brush, this can be a sheer, subtle highlight under the brow. On a dense shader brush #318 can evenly cover your lids for an opaque white lid color. This white shadow also makes for a great inner eye highlight.