Gather round ladies!
Today we’ll learn the basics on how to set up our Inglot Freedom System eyeshadow palettes and how to move them around or depot them. The former is easy peasy lemon squeezy. The latter is trickier but not impossible.
Of course, you could always ask the people in the store to set it up for you and to move them around for you, but where’s the fun in that? :D Besides, I don’t want to keep going down to Sunway Pyramid every time I change my mind about how my quads should look – its in a totally different state from where I live, to start with :P You can see the eyeshadow swatches in my previous post, and my thoughts on the brand and its eyeshadows. This is just to show you how to put things together, because I love me a little DIY :)
How to put your Inglot Freedom System palette together
The Inglot Freedom System comes as shown above – palettes and individual pan eyeshadows all sold separately. Today, we’ll deal with the duo – its smaller and easier to handle. The shadows all come in a plastic clamshell case that is pretty sturdy but not the best place to store single eyeshadows.
To set up your palette, decide where you want your shadows to go (doesn’t matter in a duo!) and then open up the clamshell, and lift out the shadow pan and slide it into the hole. It is worth nothing that the pans are actually slightly rectangular, so you do have to be careful as it can only go in one way and not the other as opposed to if it was a square.
So slip it in, and this being a bit of a no-brainer, you end up with both shadows sitting comfortably in their respective holes, held in by strong magnet and never to fall out again.
Sit back and admire a job well done. Shadows pictured are 465 Double Shine (sparkly brown) on left and 463 Double Shine (sparkly beige neutral) on the right. This is the Double Shine formula which is more sparkly than normal but I like the texture.
How to remove Inglot Freedom System eyeshadows from the palettes
A more important question than how to put the eyeshadows in the palette, would be how to remove them. You might want to do this for any number of reasons – rearranging a palette (in the case of a palette larger than 2), swapping colours in different palettes, upgrading your palettes to larger palettes or even depotting shadows from larger palettes to more travel friendly duos. I wanted to rearrange my quads when I got home, after the girls in store had set them into the palette, as I did not like the original arrangement of colours. There was no “flow” so I needed to swap a colour.
Some recommendations I read about and was told about was to get me a strong magnet and then to use the magnet to “lift” up the eyeshadow pan. The problem I saw with this is two fold:-
- the magnet in the palette is very very strong so you need an even stronger magnet – I didn’t know where to find one, and
- there is very little exposed metal once the eyeshadow pan is set in the palette so there isn’t much for the new magnet to hold onto
So here’s how I do it. First, get yourself a nice bright area, a slim short knife and lots of patience.
First, the knife. You can use a pen knife or just a regular blade. I use a paring knife because I can’t find all the blades in my house. It should be firm and pointed at the tip. It can even be blunt if you are afraid of poking yourself and then bleeding all over your eyeshadows :P
You will notice that the pans fit well in their holes of the palette, but there is a tiny little gap alongside.
Slide the shadow pan as far to one side as it can go. It’ll free up a little space. Then, get the tip of your knife in there. It does not have to fit all the way, just enough. Then, gently with firm pressure, press tip of the knife against the side of the pan and leverage up the pan. Do not rush this – slow and steady does it.
Like how you open the Inglot palettes, its physics at work. All you need and want, is to release one corner of the pan from its magnetic hold on the base. Once a corner is released, the magnetic hold weakens and its easier to lift it out. I prefer to work with a corner instead of the side of the pan as I found that the corner lifts up more easily but you may have other preference.
When you have a fair portion of eyeshadow pan lifted out of the palette, use the fingers of your other hand to lift and manoeuvre the pan out of the palette. It is actually a lot easier than I made it sound and I had no casualties at all. The nicks you see in the pan here are because I was trying to do this with my left hand as I was taking photos with my right.
To test my system, I’ve moved around nearly all the shadows in my quads. As you can see, no nicks in any shadow at all, because my right hand is a champion :P
And there you have it. How to put your Inglot Freedom System palette together, and how to depot and move the shadows around in the Inglot Freedom System palette :) I hope this helps someone! If it doesn’t, just pretend it does k? :P
Inglot Freedom System eyeshadow retail at RM28 each. The 2 pan palette retails at RM16. Inglot is only available at the Inglot store at Sunway Pyramid at time of writing.