I cannot go to London and not get a few Inglot items. This time I also picked up two brushes, the 4SS and the 5FS.
I am looking for big eyeshadow brushes and small blush brushes at the moment..
…how weird is that ???
The 4SS is a BIG eyeshadow brush… that can make a small highlighter brush, so either way I wanted this one. It’s made from “squirrel substitute”, what it is, I don’t know, but I sent an email to Inglot asking them exactly what material was used and also how and if the brushes were cruelty free. On their website, it’s filed under “Natural eye brushes” and not the synthetic ones. The hair length is 2.2 cm long and 0.8 mm at the base of the ferrule.
They actually have a very clever way of naming their brushes… well, not that you need to be an Einstein to come up with it…
Sometimes it does not correspond entirely (maybe a language difference) but the letters are meant to represent what they are made of :
SS = squirrel substitute
FS = fine squirrel
PO = pami and ox
PP = pami and pony
TL = taklon and ox
M = Nylon
T = Taklon
I put the other brushes in the picture to have a better idea of the size. It feels soft, not soft as squirrel but still soft.. Softer than the Claudio Riaz instant shadows anyway. I was really optimistic thinking I could use this one for my crease 😀
You can either use it as a highlighter brush or to blend your eyeshadow application, if you want a soft all-over blending… It’s dense, costs 18 Gbp. Feels solid and is good quality for the price.
The 5FS is a huge flat and soft brush, the material is “fine squirrel”. The hair length is 1cm, 1.3cm at the base of the ferrule. The tip of the brush is approx 3mm wide so the surface it will cover is huge = 5mm. It costs 14 Gbp.
It’s a nice brush to use on men by the way, or if you have large eyebrows, I do and I am looking for a brush to use on a daily basis. I don’t have perfect eyebrows, they are a bit wild and sparse in the inner corner but I don’t want a heavy brow routine so I would simply only roughly fill the inner corner.
I don’t like to thread them myself, everytime I do, at each hair removed I sneeze… and I can hear my boyfriend murmuring to me from the living room “I know what you are doooooiiiiinnnggg“…
What I love is to have them waxed, I love the feeling of the warm wax but everytime I go they tell me “Are you sure you want to use wax? you don’t have many...” YES I want wax please… that’s why I cannot go often, I pay a lot for a little tiny amount of wax and very little work…
This is my terrible eyebrow… and my eye without any make up on :
The flat imprint left by the brush on my hand, 5mm wide :
First I comb them with the brush, then I dip the brush on the powder, tap the excess out and I brush from the inner to the center, I don’t need to go further out.
and that’s the wild result, far from perfect but good enough for the fastest eyebrow routine ever 😛
I don’t have any other brow brush, I usually take a pencil brush and apply some powder with that. I also use the Suqqu eyebrow pen but it takes a long time to cover all that surface and of course it’s much more expensive for a daily use. If I am going to work with my motorbike I will use the Suqqu because it lasts and won’t move despite the helmet and the sweat.. but for a normal day use, this brush is perfect for me.
If and when Inglot replies to me, I will update the post with more info on the brushes.
These brushes are not expensive and good quality for the price ! I haven’t tried the other ones and I was not interested to do so at that time but maybe next time I am in a Inglot shop I probably will…
Just a few swatches for Stacy 🙂
and for anyone interested in some Inglot swatches… (or taupes… )
I am afraid I could not find the names of the 8 and 9 eyeshadows, I don’t remember if they are from Inglot or the Make Up Store… I used to depot everything and not always write the name 🙁 Before they used to have round ones but I just cannot remember where these came from.
At least you have some swatches of the Inglot (the 3 others are in the London Trip post – the gold and the teals), in total I have 10 eyeshadows…
I have also swatched some of the others in case you are wondering where they came from…
If any interest I can give you the names of the Guerlain singles.
And here are the swatches of the Addiction shadows I have, I had the swatches ready for a post but I am not satisfied with the lighting so I put them here for you in the meantime, even if these are not relevant to the Inglot brushes…
Since Stacy asked how they compared to the Inglot, they are MORE expensive, more finely milled but Inglot are totally insane good for the price.
And in case you are wondering what the lipsticks I was talking about in the comments look like, here are some swatches 🙂