Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Inglot: Duraline Review



A product that makes it possible for other products to multi-task - that's always a good thing and that's what Duraline can do for eyeshadows. It's something similar to others on the market, like Eve Pearl's Shadow Mixer and Sealer.

According to Inglot
Duraline is a special transforming liquid that will turn any Inglot powder eyeshadow into a liquid formulation.

Use one small drop of Duraline mixed with any pressed or loose eyeshadow. This transforms the eyeshadow into a concentrated fluid texture that can be used as a gel eyeshadow or liquid eye liner. Mixing Duraline with eyeshadow ensures that the colour will resist creasing, smudging or fading.


Price: €10 for 9ml

Ingredients
Isododecane, Bis-vinyl Dimethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer, Capryl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol.

It's a clear liquid, thicker than water.


In the instructions, Inglot advises to dispense a drop of Duraline on the back of the hand, wet a brush with it, then blend into any pressed or loose eyeshadow and apply.

I do it slightly differently: a drop of Duraline on the back of the hand, pick up eyeshadow from pan with (dry) brush, then mix the eyeshadow with the Duraline on the hand and apply. I do this as I prefer to keep my eyeshadows in the pan 'untainted'.


The possibilities are limitless, if you extend its use to beyond Inglot eyeshadows. I'm sure Duraline has been tried on eyeshadows from other brands too (well, there is actually no advice against that). I myself have tried Duraline with loose pigments from other brands only a couple of times but I don't think I will be venturing much further. Call me paranoid but I know nothing about how Duraline changes the chemical composition of any willy-nilly non-Inglot eyeshadow. I mean, would the mixture be toxic for the skin? Perhaps it's not a big deal but I just thought I'd give my two cents' worth. If it doesn't matter to you, then there're certainly many possibilities to explore with Duraline!

My observations about its conversion of eyeshadows to liquid eyeshadows or eyeliners:

• Takes a while to dry, about three-four minutes.
• Once absolutely dry, the eyeshadow stays put.
• Does not smudge.
• When rubbed on hard, does not smudge but a teeny tiny bit does rub off on finger.
• Does not fade.
• Is waterproof
• As eyeshadow, not quite as crease-resistant on my lids as hoped. This is less of an issue as an eyeliner.

Here are some pictures of how the back of my hand looks after messing around with Duraline and the Inglot Eye Shadow Matte 332, and what happens as I try different things:

Duraline with Inglot Eye Shadow Matte 332 - dried


L: Rubbed on with water; R: A few very hard swipes with cotton pad and normal eye makeup remover


With cotton pad and waterproof eye makeup remover, L: single swipe; R: three/four further swipes


I applied this mixture as an eyeshadow to see how crease-resistant it is. These photos were taken five hours apart:


It's not 100% crease-resistant, as you can see, but like I always say, I do have inward folding lids. It probably works better on some other ladies.

I like using it for converting eyeshadows to eyeliners. It works great. At €10, I think it's good value for money. I've used it many times since I bought it in May - one or two little drops each time - and the volume level has sunk only about 3mm.

Here are two eye looks that I've done in the past. In both, I used Duraline for eyelining.

Duraline with
Teeez Magic Pigment Powder - Cool 09 (blue pigment powder)
Inglot Eye Shadow Matte 340 (dark green pressed eyeshadow)


For those living in the Netherlands, there are currently three Inglot stores:

Inglot Amsterdam
Inglot in V&D Alkmaar
Inglot in V&D Zwolle

The online shop of Inglot Netherlands will be open for business soon.

Websites:
Inglot Netherlands website (check out the snazzy opening video)
Inglot Cosmetics brand website

5 comments:

D.Sadie (D.G.S.Beauty) said...

Interesting! Thanks for sharing.

lavender said...

Hi Witoxicity

Thanks for the detailed review. Too bad it still crease a little. I think I will stick to UDPP. Recently found a cheaper dupe (RM27), works very well, it is Etude House Proof 10 eye base.

Anonymous said...

Such an interesting post. Love the pros mentioned in your list of observations. Pity it's not as crease-resistant as hoped.

At first one would think it doesn't come cheap, such a small bottle. At second thought the price is ok since you only need a drop or two. Take care, Nicole x

Anonymous said...

Great post hun. This multitasking Duraline can do magic! :D

Using a dry brush to pick up eyeshadow from the pan like you do it is something I would also prefer. "KTee"xx

Witoxicity said...

@D.Sadie
My pleasure! :)

@Lavender
That's great! I must look out for it next time. That's such a good deal. :)

@Nicole
I think this bottle would last a long time and is a money saver - you don't really need to spend more money buying different gel liner colours (for example). Have a great weekend, Nicole! :)

@KTee
Thank you, KTee! If I recall correctly, I believe the sales assistant at Inglot did the same thing too to keep the eyeshadow tester pans dry. Well, I think it's better for the eyeshadow in the long term. Happy weekend! :)