A year ago from now, I was already finishing a makeup course and preparing for the final exam. It feels so different to attend a course where absolutely everybody is interested in the subject not as it happens most of the time in school. We could have talked and talked for hours about makeup, and then on our way home, talk a little more. A big “Hi” too all my girls from Cluj.
I loved my teacher’s collection! In my hometown I didn’t even have a Sephora, so I didn’t have access to most of the brands she had on the table. What I was most interested in though, were pigments and glitters. At one point, when she did a demonstration, she used a pigment from Inglot and I gasped: “Is this number 85?” She looked at me in surprise and nodded. It was the only one I knew at that time and is still my favourite to this day. So from time to time, I went through her pigment collection for some eye candy.
Luckily, London is quite good when it comes to makeup, even though it doesn’t have a Sephora. By the way, does anybody know why? But it does have a few Inglot boutiques, Illamasqua, Urban Decay, a ton of Mac stores, Benefit…I am sure I am forgetting a few, and then, when it comes to counters in department stores: Kat von D, Makeup Forever, Huda Beauty, recently Buxom and a lot of other exciting brands. By the way, I just saw that Too Faced is finally opening a boutique in Carnaby. Yuppi!
Back to Inglot pigments. There are two ways I like using them: either mixing them with Inglot’s own Duraline which will turn them into a paste so they become really easy to apply but you won’t get that typical texture which I personally like. Another way to avoid fall out is to use them wet. What I usually do is spray my brush with Urban Decay’s “De-slick” fixing spray as I can’t use it for fixing my entire makeup. Even though almost every beauty guru swears by it, for me it just doesn’t work. I think my skin is this oily because it is existentially dehydrated! :))
I am leaving you with 4 of my favourite pigments, swatched on the lids, just with a few random eye shadows to tie the makeup in. I am mostly in love with the duo-chrome shades so I couldn’t help myself and all of the 4 shades that I picked are duo-chrome. Unfortunately, the pigments don’t have names, so I will just write down the corresponding number for each one of them.
Hope you like them!