My cute little Inglot bag
Originally I thought of getting a 5-round-pan palette of lippies (yah, it didn't occur to me to mix and match lippies and eye shadow in a palette), since I've probably never in my life finished an entire lipstick. I swatched like 30 shades and narrowed down to 6, which then became...2. It's worth taking the time to try them on your lips, because the prettiest shades on my hand were too dry on my lips, and it's worth seeing in person because when I looked at my shades online they look boringgg.
They look the same, don't they?! And...boring, haha. And unfortunately they only have numbers for names (and no color descriptions online), which makes it a bit difficult to remember when you're looking at tons of choices (write 'em down).
In person, to me, 226 is a neutral almost-berry pink and 121 is a pale/light pink...but in the tubes, they do look very similar.
I think this is 226...
You can definitely see the color/shade difference when swatched though.
226 top, 121 bottom...
I know...both colors are fairly neutral and not that different from what I usually wear, but I just can't help it. I like pink lippies and even though I tried bolder shades, I felt these looked more flattering on me and with my skin tone. (Maybe I'll get a pan of a bolder shade next time, hehe.)
What I wore in my last post was 226...see?
The lipsticks were only $12, and the texture/consistency is smooth and very creamy. The pigmentation is not bad, I find that I like to layer it at least 2-3 times but maybe that's just me. I really like the quality for the price, and I like the option of being able to buy it in a palette in pan form ($22 for a 3-round-pan palette or $30 for a 5-round-pan palette, you'll have to check other palette prices).
However, I wouldn't say just yet that I like it better than MAC. Why? My favorite thing about MAC is that I can almost always trust the color/shade/pigmentation to look just as nice in pictures as it does in person, both with and without flash. Maybe that's vain of me but I dislike and feel disappointed when I take a picture and my makeup looks non-existent or just plain ol' bleh.
But...I'm willing to go back to Inglot and check out their eye shadows. Hey, it's nice to have options and variety, don't you think? ;)