Thursday, September 15, 2011

My Inglot Brights palette (and a FOTD with it)

When Chris and I celebrated our 3 year dating anniversary earlier this year, we decided to forgo the expensive hotel in favour of his parents beach house. Thanks to this, we were able to exchange presents, and here I share with you the beautiful Inglot colours that were chosen by my man just for me! (Note: He knew I wanted the pink shade, all others were random brights he liked when he swatched them. Yes, I've taught my man to swatch!)

It is quite obvious that the boy likes me in brights! I also think he thought it would be easier for him to choose winners in this range than in the more neutral shades. I knew he was building me a palette, but didn't go in with him to sway him into any colours.
The only shade I am disappointed with is the purple, which I had to push to show up in the swatches. Am yet to try it on the eye so will let you know if it works better in action. The reason I've not shown the palette was because though my man was great at choosing colours, he forgot to see which shade numbers they are :( My plan is to head in with my palette and check instore for you, so let me know if you want to know about any of the shades.
All of the shades are on the shimmery side which I love, and when I recently went to see Jennifer Byrne interview Christos Tsiolkas I created a look with the two end shades.
Yes, I went for a matchy matchy scarf, I couldn't help myself! The colour in this is washed out quite a bit but the overall look is there. Just a note, these aren't the most flattering photos but I felt really pretty on the day, and this was what came out.
I used the teal/turquoise shade in the centre of the lid and brought the bronze through the crease, in the inner corner and along the lower lashline.
I am still a novice with my eye makeup, but I'm happy with how this looked in real life and the bright touch it added to my dark outfit. There were a few more images of the look but I looked super angry in them, I think I was channeling the biker chick vibe with my faux-leather jacket on ;)
I have been meaning to post the pictures from the day out I spent with Candice and wore this look, and wanted to share the pictures of her as well. She doesn't always wear make up (doesn't need to, naturally gorgeous) but I think it's fun when she changes it up a bit and it gets me excited. I bought her a Maybelline Colour Sensational lipstick in Pink Me Up a while ago, and this is it on her
So very sweet, it's a nice musky sort of pink that is nice and moisturising. For a non-lipstick wearer it is a really comfortable choice.
On the day she wore this strapless purple print dress that my Mum gave her, and the feather necklace that was mine but looks much better on her, so is hers now. I was pretty much dressed completely opposite in jeans and dark top with leathery jacket, but they say that opposites attract so it just worked.
What look do you think I should do next with this bright Inglot palette? Chris just bought me a more neutral Inglot palette that I will be showing you soon, but I don't want to let this one fall to the side!
emmabovary x


  1. Wow. What a guy--of course, he's lucky to have you. But, I can't believe you taught him to swatch! LOL! I'm disappointed in the purple, as that's my favorite color. I love your photo, though. Color looks lovely!

    Great dress on Candice! Looking forward to seeing the other Inglot palette, too. x

  2. @Moxie he is something, isn't he! He always walks around covering in sparkles and colour (in a very manly way of course;)) I haven't tried the purple on the lid yet, I'm hoping it will impress me then. The next Inglot palette will be up soon, I love it!

  3. Oh, I love the bright shades in that palette~ And the teal shade looks so pretty on you and I love that it matches your scarf too!! =)

    I need some more opaque coral lip shades! Do you have any recommendations hun? =)

  4. Awwh cute eye look! The pop of teal is adorbz. I'd like to see you do the same colour placement with the orange instead of the bronze :D

  5. What a clever boyfriend you have! My boy's eyes glaze over when I talk about anything beauty related. That is such a great selection of colours, loads of options for different looks!

  6. Don't you love it when your man buys you makeup! Gorgeous colours too. xoxo

  7. Naww congrats on the 3 year anniversary! I just ADORE those brights- very pretty! Gorgeous!

  8. @PopBlush Isn't a bright palette nice to look at! My favourite coral shade is Coral Crush by Maybelline, but they have a few new corals out that seem really nice too. KIT firelighter is a orangey coral that I like...I'll do a coral post soon for you :)

    @Jerry thank you!adorbz, love that! I'll have to try it with the orange, it makes sense as it's my favourite colour anyway. I did an orange and wine combo the other day, was strangely nice

    @beautyinthesky he's pretty well trained, still has work to do though haha

    @vita it's my favourite, he took me to Illamasqua at xmas time last year it was the best! Hoping for a repeat this year;P

    @Annica thank you so much! best 3 years ever, and one of the best palettes I own too;P

    thanks for all the beautiful comments ladies!xxxx

  9. Hahaha I wish my boyfriend was into swatching!! I can't even get him to read my blog...although he does look at the pictures haha

    Congrats on 3 yrs!! Hannah xox

  10. aaaaaww that's a great gift!
    Love Inglot's products!

  11. Hannah- I'm sure he still doesn't care, but know hows valuable arm space can be when we're out swatching;) My man isn't a big reader but pops in every now and then to see what I've been doing (probably just looks at the pictures though!) And thanks for the congrats:)

    @drama&makeup isn't it the cutest gift! I'm falling in love with Inglot too

  12. You look just lovely! I think everyone needs more Inglot in their lives, myself included!

  13. Thank you so much! I need more and more, and so do you!

  14. I love the bright teal with your blue eyes, it's sooo pretty :))) thanks so much for your thoughtful comment on my blog, it really means a lot to me :))

  15. Thankyou Maryam!I've been wearing teal a lot lately! I was telling all of my family how interesting your last post was, now they've all learnt something too:)


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