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.
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.
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:
These are the photos of them nearby:
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.
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.
4.5/5 for the lipstick and 1/5 for the shade.
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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