Inglot Freedom System Lipstick Refill – Shade #40

Inglot Freedom System Lipstick Refill – Shade #40

Inglot Freedom System Lipstick Refill Shade #40

Has any lipstick color made you shudder and made you look left and right to see if anyone has seen you with that color on? Well, Inglot refill number 40 made me do those things. This is the worst shade I have in my collection and it came to me as a result of an impulsive online shopping. I have shade number 39 with me, which is a beautiful natural shade and I have already reviewed it here. I thought I will get a shade that is slightly lighter than #39 and ended up buying this.

Shade #40


Rs. 250 for 1.2 grams.


It comes in a round metal pan in a plastic cover. If you do not have a palette to store them, then it’s a pain while travelling. There is no brush along with this, so you will have to use your own.

Shade #40


The texture is very creamy and glides easily on the lips. It has a faint smell which is nice and fades after a few minutes. Once the lipstick dries, it takes on a semi-matte finish. It does not settle into the fine lines or look cakey. It gives the lips a smooth look and does not bleed from the sides. It is not very moisturizing, but it does not dry out the lips either. Still, I would suggest to apply a lip balm first. The lipstick feels very lightweight on the lips.


Shade number 40 is a nude shade with slight pink undertones. It is very unflattering for medium to dark skin tones. It might be a good nude for extremely fair girls, but girls anywhere near medium skin tone, please stay away from this shade. On me, it looks like I have applied concealer on lips. The photos have not done full justice to how horrible it looks, since you cannot see the entire face.

Comparison with shade number 40:

This is how the online photos of shade number 39 and 40 look like:

Shade #39

Shade #40

These are the photos of them nearby:

Shade #40

This is the hand swatch:


Even though, at first look, it seems like there is only a little difference between the colors; on lips, shade number 40 is very light and nude.

LS 1

LS 2

Pros of Inglot Freedom System Lipstick Refill – Shade #40:

  • Smooth and creamy texture which glides easily on the lips.
  • Lightweight and does not settle into fine lines.
  • Highly pigmented.
  • Good staying power of around 4 to 5 hours.
  • A huge variety of shades to choose from.
  • Quality is good and price is less.

Cons of Inglot Freedom System Lipstick Refill – Shade #40:

  • Needs a palette to be carried around, else it is not travel friendly.
  • Shade number 40 might not suit girls with medium to dark skin tones.
  • Brush is required for application.
  • Not very moisturizing, need to apply a lip balm.
  • Quantity is 1.2 grams only.

IMBB Rating:

4.5/5 for the lipstick and 1/5 for the shade.

Final Verdict:

Please stay away from shade number 40 or any other similar shades which look the same or are lighter, unless you are playing corpse on TV.  As for the Freedom System refills in general, I am impressed by the quality and the price. Will definitely forget this shade and get another one soon.

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31 thoughts on “Inglot Freedom System Lipstick Refill – Shade #40

  1. Ow Jismi! Too bad… online shopping I feel is a big risk! Looks like it does really wash out colour from the face!! But don’t worry, buy something niiice soon soon, and you’ll forget this! :teddy:
    But #39 looks really nice…I should probably check whether any other brands have a similar shade. Inglot isn’t available in Bangalore 😥 😥 😥

    1. Thanks Aparna..Yeah, 39 is a great color. :haanji: You can try Revlon Superlustrous lipstick in Rose velvet. Its not exactly the same, but similar .. And can buy it online from shopatmajorbrands. :pompom:

      1. Oh wow Gurpreet, thanks for that info! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
        Jismi, don’t want to take chance on buying online, wanna try on and buy! 🙂
        And now that Inglot is coming, I can finally gt my hands on Duraline! 😀

  2. nice review jismi….such shades don’t look good on pigmented lips and medium skin tones….i also have some such shades, bought on impulse :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: , and never used….
    wish online swatches of all brands were better….

      1. Thanks Ritu..Yeah, that’s the risk in online shopping. Thank god, i only ordered one 😉 By the way, which are those shades? I will stay away from them 😀 😀

  3. jismi, i think you can pair it up with heavy smokey eyes. On its own it looks like it is washing your out. 🙁 I am loving the #39 though. 🙂

    1. Yeah 😥 😥 I will try that and make it work on me :haanji: 39 is a great shade..i like it a lot :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

  4. I always look forward for your lipstick review, reason my lips are the same like yours, so its very easy for me to select the right shade..
    Sorry that it doesnt suit you :(( , but glad that your reviewd, thanks for saving my money :rose: :rose:

    1. Aww..thanks Shami :puchhi: :puchhi: if your lips are like mine, then stay away from these type of colors. :headbang: :headbang:

  5. My first instinct on seeing the two swatches was…’why doesnt she mix them both and then apply’? O:) Just try it once….my instinct tells me its gonna be a gorgeous colour :shy: :toothygrin:

  6. :no: :no: :no: for 40 (thanx for the review :)) :)) :)) )

    :yes: :yes: :yes: for 39

    i am more drawn towards bright lippies compared to a pale color like this 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁

  7. oh no how deceiving!! :spank: ..would have never thought that it will look so pale. thanks for the warning. infact even next to the 40 it looks nice but on the lips its a strict :nonono: :nonono:

    1. Deceiver :spank: :spank: :spank: There are lot more shades similar to this shade in inglot.. I will never go near them again 😥

  8. too bad it didn’t work out dear.. 🙁 but i like this shade.. as rati said u can pair it with smokey eye and luk fab. me stealing her ideas and buying this ..! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  9. I love love LOVE this shade!!! I’ll be on the look out for it (yes, I like pale lips. I’m weird, haha). 😀
    Thanks for the review, Jismi! :))

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