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By Azami - June 01, 2019

Inglot Cosmetics | The Matte Lipstick 405 & 411 Review & Swatches - Avis rouge à lèvres mat - MAC Whirl Dupe - MAC Soar Mehr Dupe

Before we dive into this post, let me tell you straight away : there will be reviews of other shades of these matte lipsticks that Inglot has in their collection. Yes. I love them so much that I have gotten 20 other shades from the permanent collection as well as the 10 shades that they have in the What A Spice ! collection. And if they'd had more shades I was attracted to, I'd have gotten them all too. Does this set the tone to this review ?

Inglot Cosmetics | The Matte Lipstick 405 & 411 Review & Swatches - Avis rouge à lèvres mat - MAC Whirl Dupe - MAC Soar Mehr Dupe
Inglot Cosmetics | The Matte Lipstick 405 & 411 Review & Swatches - Avis rouge à lèvres mat - MAC Whirl Dupe - MAC Soar Mehr Dupe

A few weeks ago, I helped a customer at the M.A.C. store I work in and she happened to have two Inglot lipsticks that she very dearly loved and showed them to me so I could swatch them. We discussed Inglot a little bit, I told her that Inglot was one of my very favorite makeup brands and when she knew that there's no Inglot store in France, she very kindly gave me her two lipsticks - the two ones here, so that I could try them out. She very sweetly said ; "I have a lot of backups at home, they're my favorite, you can have them".

Inglot Cosmetics | The Matte Lipstick 405 & 411 Review & Swatches - Avis rouge à lèvres mat - MAC Whirl Dupe - MAC Soar Mehr Dupe
Inglot Cosmetics | The Matte Lipstick 405 & 411 Review & Swatches - Avis rouge à lèvres mat - MAC Whirl Dupe - MAC Soar Mehr Dupe

Hadn't she given them to me, I would never have tried them. Even when I was in an Inglot store two months ago in Lisbon, I bought a whole lot of lipstick refills but didn't swatch more than two lipsticks in the classic range. Hadn't I met this awesome girl, I'd most probably never have tried Inglot's Matte lipsticks and so, found my very favorite matte lipsticks on Earth.
Inglot's Matte Lipsticks cost €16 on the French website, you can also get them on BeautyBay if I'm not mistaken as they're currently carrying the brand and they're each 4.5 g which is absolutely great value seeing as a M.A.C. lipstick is €19.50 for 3 g and I got the shade 405, a brown and the shade 411, a kind of mauvey shade.

Inglot Cosmetics | The Matte Lipstick 405 & 411 Review & Swatches - Avis rouge à lèvres mat - MAC Whirl Dupe - MAC Soar Mehr Dupe


Inglot Cosmetics | Matte Lipstick 405

When I woke up on the morning after meeting that girl, I chose to wear number 405, a super nice brown nude color with a hint of pink in it. At first I thought the color was a dupe for M.A.C.'s matte lipstick Whirl but it's actually a bit warmer - not warm enough that it's a dupe for Taupe or Persistence though.

The texture is very dry and unforgiving - think M.A.C.'s Retro Matte range (Ruby Woo, anyone ?). Every little bit of dry skin will be shown if you don't take care of your lips when you regularly wear them. When a lipstick is that dry, you can see it when you swatch it and the first thought you should have is : "I'm gonna wear a lip primer underneath".

I alternate between M.A.C.'s Prep & Prime and 3ina's Lip Primer and to be honest, I like 3ina's much more - with these lipsticks anyway. On the second swatch picture, I've applied the lipstick, then M.A.C.'s Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Morning Coffee and then M.A.C.'s Whirl lipliner and I think both look really good with it. I sometimes wear Cork or Chestnut with it for a cool ombré look.


Inglot Cosmetics | The Matte Lipstick 405 & 411 Review & Swatches - Avis rouge à lèvres mat - MAC Whirl Dupe - MAC Soar Mehr Dupe

Inglot Cosmetics | Matte Lipstick 411

The day after, I wore number 411 - at first I really thought it was a dupe for the Soar lip pencil or lipstick but it does look like Mehr a little more once applied on my lips. On the second swatch picture, I've applied the lipstick, then M.A.C.'s Half-Red lipliner and then M.A.C.'s Burgundy lipliner : both look really good with it.

I've found this shade to be a little more drying that number 405 but again, with a lip primer underneath, they're not too drying and start to feel drying just come the end of the day.
What has left me dumbfounded is the fact that not once in the few times I've worn them, have they budged or moved or left traces anywhere (except on a hot teacup) ! Like, I've kissed my hand time and time again to show that wonder to my colleagues and they were always surprised when I showed them it was a classic lipstick I was wearing. When I'd worn both a few times, I caught myself dreaming of a red shade, an orange shade, all those colors that always become a bit messy throughout the day if you don't pay attention to them.

Inglot Cosmetics | The Matte Lipstick 405 & 411 Review & Swatches - Avis rouge à lèvres mat - MAC Whirl Dupe - MAC Soar Mehr Dupe
Inglot Cosmetics | The Matte Lipstick 405 & 411 Review & Swatches - Avis rouge à lèvres mat - MAC Whirl Dupe - MAC Soar Mehr Dupe

That's when I decided to get myself a whole collection of them ; I am going to Warsaw in Poland in September anyway and I most definitely didn't want to wait to get them since they're about the same price whether I get them in France or in Poland !
So guys, if you're looking for that amazing Retro Matte finish that M.A.C. doesn't seem to want to release more shades of, if you're looking for a perfect, ultra matte with absolutely no shine lipstick, look no further ! In the meantime, do subscribe to the blog's newsletter so you'll know when I post my reviews of the next shades I'm waiting to receive in the mail ! xx

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