I first spied the Inglot What a Spice! collection on Facebook a few weeks back, and all that i was able to find in the interim were some (presumably) Polish tutorials showcasing the different products. The collection itself launched in Inglot Ireland's flagship store on South Anne Street, just off Grafton Street, and online last Monday. I wasted no time in getting my order in and I've been playing with the products for the best part of a week now. The entire What a Spice! collection consists of 10 Freedom matte eyeshadows, ten matte lipsticks and five colourplay lipliners. I chose all of the eyeshadows because warm toned colours are my jam especially at this time of year, two of the lipsticks and one lipliner. I'm not usually a fan of Inglot lipsticks but the colours I picked up caught my eye and I wanted to try them out for myself so I made an order from the Inglot Ireland website. Without further ado, on to the products!
There were 10 eyeshadows available in the What a Spice collection - from burgundy to purple to cranberry, warm browns, dusty pinks - a gorgeous line up by any standard and bound to appeal to the hearts of warm-toned eyeshadow lovers. I was reasonably happy getting these given that the Inglot eyeshadows are my favourite Inglot products. Each eyeshadow is €6 and the entire collection with a Freedom palette will set you back €75. If you look at the palette below, it just screams autumn. All of the colours perform well, apply and blend beautifully and have great pigmentation for matte formulas. As far as I am concerned, the Freedom Eyeshadows are Inglot's stand out product and these shadows are no exception - they are incredible. If you love warm, autumnal tones, I highly recommend you check these out.
There are also ten matte lipsticks in the What a Spice! collection, from dusty mauves to nudes, smokey grey and browns to vampy reds.
Whilst I was intrigued by many of the colours, I narrowed my purchase choices down to two colours in particular - 443 and 444. I'm not the greatest fan of Inglot lip products - with the exception of the HD Lip Tints (and Inglot UK is selling a What a Spice HD Matte Lip Tint collection so I imagine they will be available for us to purchase in Ireland pretty soon!) - so I limited myself to just two to see if I would get on with them. These lipsticks are VERY matte and very dry, so much so that they are quite difficult to apply direct from the bullet at they tug a little. That said, the colours themselves are beautiful - 443 is a gorgeous grey toned mauve pink and 443 is a dark peach toned nude that would look great with a dark smokey eye. There are two other shades in the collection that I am curious by so I'll swing by an Inglot store in the near future to check them out in person. These lipsticks will set you back €15 a piece.
I wasn't planning on purchasing a Colourplay lipliner but then I saw swatches in one of the Polish tutorials on Youtube of this particular colour and, even though I had lots of similar colours, I just knew I had to have the Inglot Colourplay Lipliner in 319. This is a brilliant match for the Inglot Matte Lipstick in 443 mentioned above and looks great all over the lips on its own also. I have a little bug bear with the packaging - whilst the lip liner is retractable which pleases me greatly, it's impossible to tell from the outside what the colour inside is, which means that in a few weeks or months time, it's very likely that this lipliner will get lost in my makeup collection as there is nothing to distinguish it- I wish there was some sort of colour indicator as there is on MAC lip pencils but alas Inglot have decided not to do so. That aside, this is a beautiful colour. These lipliners are €13 a pop.
I haven't been this excited by an Inglot limited edition collection in a long time but this What a Spice! collection is something special, particularly the eyeshadows. If you don't believe me, go to your nearest Inglot counter and prepare to be blown away when you swatch them for yourselves.
What do you think of this What a Spice! collection? Is there anything that catches your eye?