I have a strong passion for Inglot – it\’s been one of my favorite brands ever since I first saw their customizable palettes online, must have been 5 or 6 years ago. I actually even had an interview at the Oxford Street store between the two lockdowns this year but it led nowhere due to the interruption of their recruiting process when the UK shut down a second time.
Despite a few years of drooling in front of the Inglot shop windows, it wasn\’t until last year that I finally purchased my first products from them.
I am now at the head of a tremendous collection of both the Inglot bullet matte lipsticks (I\’ve reviewed their stunning red matte lipsticks here and two of the nude shades here and I\’m currently working on a bigger review featuring the shades I\’ve kept after doing a clearout a few months into the pandemic) and the famous Inglot gel eyeliners.
Inglot Cosmetics | AMC Eyeliner Gel
I\’ve always been intrigued by little pots like gel eyeliners or pigments (I do collect both and have quiiiiite a huge collection!). During my first trip to London back in December 2014, I remember visiting the Oxford Street store and drooling over the panel of colors available to all that could afford them. I was but a uni student then and you know me – one is never enough.
When I was at my deepest in makeup and set out to be a makeup artist almost three years ago, I got myself the first gel eyeliners from Inglot that I deemed most unique and that could double as eyeliners on myself. Indeed, I often used to buy cosmetics for photoshoot use only, forgetting myself in the process, which is why the first colors I got were all the reddish shades to compliment my (lightly) hazelnut eyes.
Inglot Cosmetics | AMC Gel Eyeliners
I love every one of these little pots filled with 5.5g of creativity. In this post, I included the two latest shades released by Inglot last year, 61 and 62, a cool-toned lilac, and a lemony green. I own a fair few of the metallic gel eyeliners too but thought to include them in an upcoming post, as will the matte lipsticks. Be sure to sign up for my newsletter to receive the notification when the review is up!
Each pot comes in a small black box and aluminum foil under the lid which you had better not remove if you want your eyeliner to last on its own. If you forget to close the lid properly, the eyeliner will dry and crack, as you can see on some of my own gel eyeliners. If yours dry, just get a small bottle of Duraline – from Inglot as well, as it is THE mixing medium that will bring them straight back to life.
Inglot Cosmetics AMC Gel Liners | Thoughts
Those gel eyeliners are the smoothest I have ever come across and the range of colors is a head-turner. Depending on where you get them from, there might be a shortage in some colors but some websites like CameraReadyCosmetics where I got most of mine from still stock the full range.
However smooth the Inglot Gel Eyeliners might be, they are also very fast drying and waterproof which triggers the need to work them very fast. Otherwise, expect your shapes to be far less precise. I personally have some difficulties using these on the eyes and prefer them for graphic details on the face. I have created some stunning looks with a handful of those eyeliners so far and they are so pigmented that they make the whole look stand out whether on the skin or in the lashline.
When used on the eyes, I find the product to touch the eyelashes too easily and the eyeliner dries so fast that is it a nightmare to remove from the lashes. I am not even talking about myself – I haven\’t used them on myself in ages for that specific matter.
My final thought? Start with just one so you can assess how easily you will use the product. Number 77 is one of the blackest blacks around. The Inglot Gel Eyeliner is definitely not the product I use on a photo shoot as it is very hard to remove, even with my Garnier bi-phase makeup remover. However, for bridal makeup or any woman with watery eyes or oily eyelids, I feel this is a great eyeliner, trustworthy, and full-on color.