a new discovery

Inglot, image by Greg G via Yelp

Never mentioned it but I love make-up. Granted, I’m not consistent with wearing it but I love the stuff.

Last December when my mom visited, I spent way too much time in Sephora painting my face. I left the store with the tiniest bag after having spent a few hundred dollars. My mom was paying, it was my birthday weekend… made sense.

Sephora is such a girly-girl’s dream. Make-up everywhere, boundless possibilities and make-up remover so can you take off and reapply. That last factoid is brilliant.

This year when my mom came to visit she asked if we were going make-up shopping. I had decided against it. I still have most of what I bought last year, I still love most of it and I still recall with complete clarity that we dropped a pretty penny on my small stash of stuff.

I don’t know how it happened but I found myself in Sephora a few weeks back. It was during my moms visit so I’m sure her presence had something to do with it. This year I exhibited a lot more self control and left with a lot less stuff. I did find the perfect lip liner and nail polish.

Two days after that incident I found myself freezing my ass off in Time Square. One margarita and a Broadway show later I began making my way to the subway when I stopped, stunned by what I saw – Inglot. Clueless about the brand I went into the store mesmerized by the bright colors. It was like a Euro version of the MAC counter at Macy’s. I’ve always liked the MAC counter but most of the sales people turn me off. Somehow they always make me feel like I’m not cool enough.. which is absurd. But at Inglot I felt comfortable. So I shopped, my mom shopped and we left with lots of goodies. The best part, the prices were slightly less then Sephora. I guess having held out a few days earlier was well worth it.

Inglot is a Polish brand, new to the US. I think the New York store is the first here in the states. Definitely pop in if you’re in the area. They too have make-up remover so you can try on, take off and reapply at your hearts content. The colors are gorgeous and the possibilities are endless. I bought this lime green liner that also acts as mascara and who knows what else. That’s the thing, a lot of their products can be used in several different ways – so a loose powder can be used on your cheeks or made into a cream eye shadow or even a liner. Crazy fabulous!

Inglot's pretty make-up

Inglot in Poland, image via tumbler

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