Revolutionizing Brows with $4 Inglot Freedom Brow Powders

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Sam

Written by Sam

They frame the face, so let’s give our brows the credit they deserve! Why not treat them to a $4 makeover with help from the subject of today’s guest post from Sam?

Inglot Freedom Brow Powders

Today we’re going to get a bit intimate about a topic we shouldn’t shy away from anymore. Now, it may be uncomfortable to discuss, but I think it’s too important to ignore. Ok. Are you ready?



Eyebrows.

See? That wasn’t too bad, right? Eyebrows are so unique to each and every one of us, and there is no single perfect brow color, thickness, or shape. Some are sparse, others overgrown. Some are slanted (or curved), others straight. Some would meet in the middle if left to their own devices, while others are light wisps that barely extend the full length of the eye.

Whatever the case may be, brows can define and shape an entire look. And they do, backstage every fashion season, among other places, with the help of artists like Pat McGrath.

But eyebrows are also easy to take for granted, and sometimes to neglect. They’re such a strong feature that they can be easy to forget. Oh, we might do a bit of tweezing here, and maybe a professional waxing every few weeks, but very often, that’s it.

Some brows, however, just won’t play nice. They may need to be trimmed a bit to lie flat, or brushed to stay in shape. Perhaps they were over-tweezed, or fell victim to an overzealous esthetician with a large vat of wax. Perhaps you dyed your hair a completely new shade, or were born with naturally sparse brows. If any of these sound familiar, have I got a product for you, and yes, it’s from Inglot.

Today we’re taking a look at their brow powders.

Inglot Freedom Brow Powders

Like many of my loves from this Polish makeup company, Inglot’s powders are part of their Freedom System, and fit into the same palettes that their lipsticks do.

The formulation: amazing. Although they’re obviously a powder, they’re so creamy and smooth that they almost melt into the skin and hug even the sparsest hairs (they apply in such a way that you don’t get fully opaque coverage, which could look unnatural).

Application? Simple. There’s no dragging, pushing, or scratching at all. Using an angled brow brush, I simply flick the product in light strokes in the same direction that the hairs grow. That’s it. You’re well on your way to softly defined brows (or, using a thinner brush, you could “draw” them on for precise ’20s or ’60s brows). The product is incredibly pigmented and blendable, and goes wherever you touch, which can be dangerous if you’re not careful. Three taps on the pan are often enough for a full brow.

Once applied, these powders are there to stay. No fading, no smudging, and no transfer. One night, even on my oily skin, they stayed put through six hours of dancing, and didn’t even come off when I zipped to the restroom to blot my face.

They come in 10 shades ($4 each; empty Freedom Palettes run about $8 apiece), which is great, seeing as how many companies only offer around four, and none of the shades I’ve seen look artificial or too intense. It’s such a relief to finally find a brow product that looks like the color of real hair! For my first order, I purchased five: 566, 560, 563, 562, and 565.

Inglot Freedom Brow Powders566 is a very pale ash blonde — perfect for those whose eyebrows are nearly invisible by themselves (like close to a platinum, a level 9 or 10 hair).

560 is an ashy taupe that’s relatively universal. It can be used to fill in most brows on people with pale to medium skin, and it’s perfectly suited for those with dirty blonde to light brown hair.

563 is a warm chocolate brown, and one of my most heavily used shades. I prefer to use it for people with medium to dark brown hair, with golden or red undertones.

562 is a cool cocoa — pretty much an ash-toned counterpart to 563, but I’d be a bit careful using it with lighter brown hair, where it has the potential to look somewhat unnatural.

565 is the deepest shade of black. No weird blue or other undertones. Just black. Perfect for people with black hair or for those of us with the darkest shade of brown. Be careful with it, because when it’s applied too liberally, it can look incredibly fake and intense. I probably wouldn’t use it on hair more than one stage away from black, unless I was shooting for a specific effect.

My only real problem with these powders is more the fault of the company’s website than the powders themselves. For some reason, some of the colors on the website (and in the pictures in this post) aren’t perfect matches for the actual pans.

Overall, I think Inglot is extremely accurate when they represent their products online, but in this case, they swung wide. 560 is much lighter than it is in the picture, 563 is much redder (with more of a golden base), and 562 is about three shades darker and much cooler than the small swatch to the right.

Just something to keep in mind.

Other than that, I have nothing but great things to say about these powders. I’ve been using them on men and women alike on almost every makeup job, and I can’t wait to add the other five to my collection.

Sam

Written by Sam

Sam is a 17-year-old, oddly tall guy whose love of all things skincare, makeup, and fashion started when he entered the modeling world at 14. Since then, he’s established himself as a freelance makeup artist in the theatre and fashion worlds, and started his own blog to preach the wonders of orange eyeshadow, Asian skincare, and designer fragrances to the masses.

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  1. Jenn Staz says:

    This article couldn’t have come at a better time… I’m actually going to the Inglot store on Sunday in SoCal! Definitely going to check these out. Thanks for a great post!
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  2. Nina says:

    interesting read, thanks Sam. i love Inglot eyeshadows and gel liners – and i might have found something new to love.

  3. Ellen says:

    Would you recommend 567 or 569 on Asian, yellow skin tones? I have pretty light eyebrows, so I would like to define them without them being too harsh.

    I’ve been using an angled brush with black pencil eyeliner, and that usually works, but it sometimes applies too heavily, and I have to lighten it up with a Q-tip.

    I’ve looked for an affordable gray eyebrow pencil, but they are incredibly difficult to find, ever since Maybelline discontinued that color.

    565 would be nice, if my eyebrows were already pretty full. But I’m afraid that it would be too intense, because though my hair is black, my eyebrow hairs are very thin and fine.

    • artemis says:

      i think 567 and 569 are perfect for you
      565 is too bold especially if you have naturally a bit lighter eyebrows than your hair…it wouldn’t look natural

  4. Hope says:

    Just in time – I am about finished with my Anastasia brow powder. i am going to try this for a change. I hope I like them since it will save me money.

  5. tricia c says:

    swatches anyone?

  6. Renata says:

    Hi Sam! Would you review the brow waxes?
    Thank you!

  7. artemis says:

    god, you’re so sweet :D i think the 569 color would be a good match :P

  8. Chris25 says:

    So glad to find out about a nicely priced Inglot item. This is worth checking out. Thanks, Sam!

  9. Lars says:

    Sam, can you please post swatches? Thanks!

  10. Tina says:

    My eyebrows dont grow on the outside quad due to Thyroid problem…actually that is how the Dr decided to test me for it…its the number one sign of Thyroid trouble…
    So, I like Maybelline eyebrow pencil because it is waterproof…nothing like looking FAB , sweating a little…and then looking like an ET minutes later!!! LOL!!!
    Would Love to try it!!! Where do I get it? I am in Ventura County, Calif…?

    Thanks Sam…Mes thinks you will have an AMAZING career!!!!

  11. Megan says:

    Thanks for the review!

    Have you ever tried the Anastasia brow powders (even just a quick swatch at Sephora)? I’m curious as to how Inglot would compare. I’d much rather go with Inglot…but I’m a little hesitant to buy without being able to try.

  12. What about true gingers with reddish eyebrows? I wonder which of these would match!
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  13. TiniZine says:

    ugh, i really wanna learn how to fill in my brows. i mean, they’re pretty full but in the front of one of my brows i have a scar from chickenpox (mama told me not to itch but i just wouldn’t listen!) so hair doesn’t grow in that spot anymore and it really annoys me. i love the way filled in brows look, super clean! i just really have to learn how to do it and get a brow brush! it looks so hard :-/

  14. Lulle says:

    I think 560 is exactly what I need! Do you know any dupes? I don’t have Inglot in my country, unfortunately :(
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  15. Georgia says:

    The helpfulness of this article is limited by the fact that you did not include swatches of the actual product. Sam’s articles are very thorough, but he needs to include photos of the products he talks about.

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