Monday, 26 October 2009

Review: Inglot Nail Enamel XL6

On Saturday, I happened to be at Westfield, London's newest shopping centre. It's a bit of a destination for beauty lovers; as well as the multitude of counters available at Boots, Debenhams and House of Fraser, there's a freestanding MAC store, and also an Inglot store. While I managed to avoid the counters and the MAC store, I'd never tried any Inglot stuff before, and that made it hard to resist!

Inglot is a Polish brand and I'd probably describe them as being much like MAC, in that they stock a wide range of shades in both face and colour cosmetics, but at a slightly less expensive price point. One of the things I picked up was a nail enamel in XL6 - a milky clear colour with lots and lots of blue/green/yellow glitter. I had trouble choosing even two shades from the range of polish - literally, there must have been hundreds of colours laid out, including some oh-so-fashionable matte shades.

The polish, once applied to my nails, had a disappointingly sparse glitter effect. In the photo to the right here, I've layered 4 coats to get a more sparkly effect (so difficult to photograph!), but unfortunately that seems to have left my nails with a slight yellow tinge under the glitter. I was also surprised that what seems to be a topcoat dried down with very little shine.

This shade, I think, will be nice layered on top of other colours, but it won't give me the solid-glitter, ultra-sparkly look I was hoping for. Still, the texture of the polish was smooth and easy to apply and the sparkle pretty, so this is a bit of a mixed result.

Unfortunately Inglot gave me only a combined receipt, and they don't have a UK website yet, so I can only advise you that two nail enamels and an eyeshadow cost me £22 at Inglot Westfield.

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