I think by now you’ve understood my love of Inglot eyeshadows. Not only are they great value for money, they have such a variety of shades that it makes it easy to dupe a lot of other palettes and shades. The Kat Von D Serpentina palette was on my radar since the first minute we saw any sort of sneak peek and since reviews have started emerging, with some shadows under-performing, I looked to my pal Inglot and have found what I believe to be the best dupes for every shade in the limited edition The Kat Von D Serpentina eyeshadow palette. This will be great for those of you with a substantial Inglot collection, those who don’t support Kat Von D, and for those who just want to get the best quality for their dollar! Enjoy!
Kat Von D’s Serpentina palette is quite interesting in the sense that it contains 8 pressed shadows and one loose pigment. It makes the packaging a little bulky but it’s worth it for a gorgeous pigment. Today I’m sharing dupes for the 8 pressed shadows because I know what all of these shadows swatch like and I wasn’t able to find an exact dupe in the pigments. The Inglot pigments are some of the most beautiful that I’ve ever used so if you are interested in picking up a pigment, I’d highly recommend doing so.
On to the shade dupes!
Kat Von D Bloodmilk dupe, Inglot 382
Bloodmilk is described as a muted, medium-dark red with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It has been described as a bit grainy and sheer but can look true to pan with a good primer and a white base. The only shade that is similar with the same finish from Inglot is 382, which is a medium-dark blue-based red with a matte finish. To me, it is a bit lighter and cooler than Bloodmilk but on the eye they’d look quite similar.
Kat Von D Medusa dupe, Inglot 433
Medusa is a muted, medium-dark antique gold with olive undertones and a pearly sheen. It is said to have good pigmentation and relatively easy to work with. 433 is a lightened olive green with a stronger gold pull and pearl finish. I believe 433 is a little bit darker but again, looks more or less the same on the eye.
Kat Von D Ankh dupe, Inglot 458
Ankh is a blackened brown with bronze micro-shimmer over a mostly matte finish. Ankh was one shadow that people had some issue with. The shadow is quite dusty and it is hard to build to a semi-opaque finish. If you were to use a sticky base, you may be able to have some of the shimmer stick to the lid but for the most part, it’s a matte shadow. 458 is a dark chocolate brown with gold sparkles over a matte finish and is the closest Inglot shadow to Ankh in terms of shade and finish. The Inglot shade is of a higher quality and it’s pigmentation can be seen in the swatch above.
Kat Von D Queen dupe, Inglot 452
Queen is a muted, medium-dark burgundy with warm undertones and a pearly finish. I adore this shade and when I was researching for it’s best dupe, I was surprised to find it in my own collection! 452 is a medium-dark burgundy-red with a pearl finish. I definitely need to give this shadow more love because it is absolutely stunning.
Kat Von D Hieroglyph dupe, Inglot 15
Hieroglyph is a medium, orange-copper with warm undertones and a metallic finish. This shade in particular was quite disappointing because the shimmer would easily be picked up but often the pigment from the shadow would be left behind. It was said to be hard to use without foiling the shadow. Inglot has the better quality dupe in this case with shade 15, a fiery orange and a gold frost finish. It lacks the copper penny feel but it has the same vibrancy that Hieroglyph has in the pan.
Kat Von D Nile dupe, Inglot 426
Nile is a muted, medium-dark blue with strong, cool undertones and a satiny sheen. It was really hard to pick this shade. It was a toss up between Inglot 426 and 428. 428 had too dark of a base colour for it to be a dupe but I think 426 is fits pretty well. 426 is a medium blue with a pearl finish, so it’s a bit more shimmery than Nile and, to me, looks a bit brighter.
Kat Von D Scarab dupe, Inglot 414
Scarab is a medium-dark green with cooler undertones and a frosted finish.This shade was considered to be one of the best in the palette. It is richly pigmented, smooth, and very blendable. The closest dupe I found at Inglot was the shade 414, which is a blackened teal-green with a pearl finish with a blackened-brown base. This shade was the shade I was head-over-heels for when I first saw the palette!
Kat Von D Venom dupe, Inglot 386
Venom is a muted, medium-dark purple with a matte finish and it was the worst performing shade in the palette. Purples are tough to do well and even the Inglot dupe isn’t of perfect quality but it is better than Venom.The Inglot dupe is 386 and it is a lightened medium purple with red undertones and a matte finish. So if you’re looking for a better quality shade, definitely look toward the Inglot shade.
As I said, I won’t be duping Prophet, the pigment, because I haven’t been able to see in person the shades that I’m debating between. It’s also quite a tough shade to replicate.
Due to the palette not being available in Australia, I will be sharing the US price comparison and I’ll include a pigment price in the total price for the Inglot dupes so that it is fair.
The Serpentina palette retails for $45USD for 0.37 oz. and the Inglot shades, including a pigment, are worth $72USD for 0.79oz. So while purchasing from Inglot would work out to be more expensive, you’re getting double the product of the Serpentina palette and it would be of a more consistent quality. I am predicting that the palette will be near $80-$90AUD when it makes it to Australian Sephora’s and the Inglot Australian price would be $125AUD, so the price difference is about the same even for Australia.
I hope that this post was helpful and hopefully, if you didn’t manage to get your hands on the palette, you might like to pick up your favourite shades of the Inglot equivalent!
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