Yes, these glosses are, in fact, as cool as they look. Inglot offers a variety of AMC glosses with very interesting duochrome effects. I'm a total sucker for stuff like that, so naturally I picked these up the very first time I went to Inglot. How well do they work?
Inglot's AMC Lip Glosses are very thin in texture with a non-sticky formula. I don't really like non-sticky glosses, personally. They wear away quicker, especially since I have a habit of smooshing my lips together (the way most people do to spread a product). I also had trouble getting my own lip brush into the tube: I wound up having to get the product off the doe-foot with my brush, which was annoying. Also, the scent of these is light and fruity. I can't quite identify which fruit these smell like, though.
Now, the colors!
|Left to Right: 544, 545, 543, 542, 546|
544 is orange with a yellow shift. The duochrome of this is more subtle than the rest. This is one of the shades with more pigmentation.
543 is lavender with some green and orange shift. This is sheerer.
542 is pink with a blue-ish and yellow-ish shift. This is sheer, like 543.
546 is an opalescent color. It's white-ish with green, yellow and lavender-y shift. This is sheer, like 543.
Pardon the quality of the photo above, I actually ran down to the Inglot shop the other day to get some swatches so that you guys could see all of them (but unfortunately, they didn't have 541). The picture was taken with my iPhone, so naturally, it's not as nice as the ones I take with my camera!
The wear of these, and the pigmentation (as described above), varies on the colors. 544 gets three-ish hours of wear, as does 545 (I wore it out of the store to check). 543 only gets about two hours' wear, on the other hand. My best guess on 542 and 546 is that they'd wear more like 543 than 544, though I haven't worn them for extended periods, so I don't know for sure! Over other products, they do wear longer. The glosses are all sheer.
|544 on bare lips|
|543 on bare lips|
|544 over Inglot AMC Lip Pencil 35|
|543 over Inglot AMC Lip Pencil 35|
|544 over MAC's Cream Color Base in Luna|
|543 over MAC's Cream Color Base in Luna|
- Very interesting colors.
- Visible shift: a lot of duochromes become too subtle when worn, but that's not really true of these.
- Short wear time on 543 unless there's a base underneath.
- Non-sticky glosses. Some people like them, but I, personally, favor the sticky variety. Call me insane, but it's true.
- These are mostly sheer. For the type of product, I think it works well, because basically you could put any of these over any color.
- The tubes are hard to get a lip brush into, which will annoy lip brush users.
These are currently available in-store and online from Inglot for $15.00.