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INGLOT Company was established over 25 years ago by Wojtek Inglot, a young chemist working at that time in R&D department in pharmaceutical company.
His principal objective was to produce high quality products at fair and reasonable prices, using only the best possible ingredients and raw materials from the most reputable suppliers.
Wojtek Inglot is still directly involved in the formulation and design process of all new Inglot products.
All Inglot cosmetics are produced within the European Union and 95% of them are manufactured in our own state of art production facilities.
We work with make-up artists and colour consultants to bring the latest trends in colour, texture and form to the market. We are constantly developing new products and have just launched the world’s first ever Breathable Nail Enamel ensuring better health care for nails whilst enhancing their beauty.
Our unique Freedom System allows customers to experiment with countless shades and colour combinations of different face products, giving them the opportunity to create their own customized colour palette.
We are present in 240 retail locations worldwide.
I just about burst with excitement when I spotted Inglot that I practically ran all the way to the store. I’ve been wanting to try the “Freedom System” ever since I first heard of the brand. Inglot is equivalent to my beloved MAC.
Inglot is located at the first floor of the Avenues, phase 2. You can spot it if you look up from Pinkberry on the ground floor.
While at the Avenues the other day, I popped into Boots to browse and the nice looking Filipino Sales Assistant accosted me albeit politely. She wanted to Color Match me.
Side note: Color Matching is when a “makeup artist” tells you the exact foundation shade or foundation number that matches your skin perfectly or is at least the closest possible match.
Back to the Sales Assistant wanting to color match me. I felt sorry for the poor thing because honestly she looked bored out of her mind (this was on mother’s day, mind you) so I agreed to let her color match me. She asked if I was wearing any makeup (I know, I know. For a makeup junkie, I don’t really wear makeup that much) and when I said I wasn’t, she dabbed some moisturizer on a cotton cloth and wiped both my left and right jaw area. Then she used this sci-fi looking gadget (see above photo) and held it up against the areas she’d just wiped. Then she proclaimed that my shade was honey.
First off, I had this small (ok fine, not really that small) surge of satisfaction. I figured out early on that my shade was nowhere near the vicinity of what those makeup artists (MAs) and sales assistants (SAs) in Kuwait were always forcing me to buy through out my entire life. Check out my previous post My Story: Foundation, Tinted Mouisurizers, and BB Creams to see what I mean, and yes this experience totally inspired that post. Next, she dabbed a little foundation on the back of my hand (she wanted to apply it to my neck, jaw area specifically but I wanted to go to L’occitane to pick up some gifts because it was mother’s day, side note: my mother in law is a newly converted fan of the verbena line!). Back home, I tested the foundation swatch in direct sunlight (because store lighting is always awful, you don’t see the true color of the product), held it up to my face, hummed and haahed before deciding that it truly did match me perfectly. That little thingy (sorry but not really sure what to call it) takes the guess work out of finding foundation that matches you (or at least is the closest possible match from the shades available). Where was this when I was growing up? All I can say is, this is an insanely awesome service! I’m pretty sure I read that Sephora (obviously not the one in Kuwait) or one of the brands at Sephora has been offering this service years ago but whatevs, I’m happy.
You can get color matched too! Just head to the No. 7 counter at Boots and ask the Sales Assistant for the color match service. She’ll use that gadget-thingy on you and once you know what your shade is, apply a little on your jaw area or neck, go out in direct sunlight, hold up a mirror and see for yourself how closely it matches you!
Has anyone else tried it yet or is thinking of trying it? What shade did you get? Was it a perfect match? Let me know in the comments section.
I know that the Tom Ford brand isn’t exactly new to our shores because my brother has been wearing perfume from this brand for what seems like forever but I just recently noticed the lipsticks at Debenhams, Avenues (see above photos). The lipsticks are priced at (KD15/000) while in the U.S. they retail for ($45.00). They come in 12 shades that consist of 4 nudes (Vanilla Suede, Blush Nude, Warm Sable, Pink Dusk), 4 bright shades (Pure Pink, Ginger Fawn, True Coral, Cherry Lush) and 4 dramatic shades (Smoke Red, Moroccan Rouge, Bruised Plum, and Black Orchid). Don’t the shade names sound lovely? Suprisingly, all 12 lipsticks from the Tom Ford Private Blend Lip Color Collection made it to Kuwait.
Tom Ford’s take on twelve classic lip colors, from bare nude to fire red to deep brown, re-imagined in a modern and authoritative way. Formulated with rare and exotic ingredients including soja seed extract, Brazilian murumuru butter and chamomilla flower oil, the luxurious formula has an ultra-creamy texture for an incredibly smooth application. Specially treated color pigments are blended to deliver pure color with just the right balance of luminosity.