Inglot: A Color Wonderland
Recently I stumbled upon makeup store Inglot. I was in makeup heaven. I was surprised that not only have I never heard of it prior to this, but I never even seen it before. Figures why though — the Polish company (pronounced in-GLOT, not in-Glo as I keep wanting to say it) opened their first US outpost in Times Square only four and a half months ago in June 2009. After my first visit, I’m entirely convinced that if it’s color you’re seeking, this is the place to go.
The brand itself hosts over 500 colors in their nail polishes, lipsticks, and eye colors — more than they can actually house in the store itself. Their makeup’s claim to fame is their highly pigmented colors that are all paraben free (parabens are those synthetic waxes that are added to many products and have detrimental health effects when used over a long period of ti me), and sweat free. Additionally, the lipsticks are infused with Vitamin E. Nail polish fiends, note that they have a whole wall covered with colors in shiny or matte finishes for $10 each.
You will love this: all their makeup are priced in quite affordable ranges, starting at $9 for their eye or lip liners, and foundation/concealers staring at $15. They even have special prices for their “Freedom” palettes, where you can mix and match colors for a lower price.
And it could have been just during my short visit, but major extra points for playing some awesome tunes while I was there — The Strokes, Peter, Bjorn and John, Interpol, Keane. Please go and enjoy because we all know good music + colorful makeup = bliss. Obviously.
They don’t have a website yet and this is the ONLY store in the US, so New Yorkers take advantage, and non-NY’ers add it to your shopping list when you visit.
75 9th Avenue, New York, NY
About Our Contributor: Shyema Azam
Founder of Beauty And The Feast, Shyema Azam, now brings her beauty best to the pages of HealthyStyleNY.com. A NYC based beauty writer, Shyema has also shared her fab beauty sense with Marie Claire, RealBeauty.com, InStyle, New York, Elle Decor, and Essence. She absolutely loves NYC, and when she’s not dabbling around in makeup or eating, she is love traveling, going to concerts, and people watching. For tips, pitches, and general epiphanies on life and the universe, you can email Shyema at firstname.lastname@example.org.