The Polish cosmetic company, Inglot opened a pop-up shop in Eyre Square Shopping Centre, on Saturday 21 October.
Speaking to employees, the opening day was described as being “quite busy and there was a nice little queue from [the entrance], so there was a big demand for [Inglot].”
People can find the shop located on the first floor, across from Fonez, and the first fifty lucky customers received a free goodie bag. Inside, several items such as eye glaze from Rosie’s collection, several pigments and skin testers could be found.
While there are numerous Inglot stands in a number of pharmacies, such as in Briarhill and Knocknacarra, the city centre is Inglot’s newest location since its 2020 closure.
Located before in Corbett Court, an employee stated that many shops closed during the pandemic because “there was no demand for makeup in Galway, so they shut all their permanent stores just as COVID hit.”
The addition of pop-up shops such as the one in Galway, allows for a wider range of products to be purchased that cannot always be found in smaller collections.
Originally founded in Poland in 1983, Inglot says that during the 2009 recession was when the company first came to Ireland by the Swarbrigg family from Mullingar.
Around Ireland and the UK, Inglot products can be bought in over 230 pharmacies and the number is quickly expanding worldwide.
In addition, the cosmetic company is endorsed and has collaborated with major celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez and caters to a wide variety of people.
Inglot places a strong emphasis on the company’s beliefs in vegan, cruelty-free, and halal products while having numerous make-up products for a diverse range of skin tones.
According to Inglot’s website, they do not participate in animal testing, they are “proudly PETA listed and cruelty-free. 60% of Inglot’s collection is vegan and certified with the globally recognized V label.”
Between the many different third level institutions in Galway, the University of Galway website states that “students [make] up 20% of the [Galway city’s] population.” This is why it is important to note Inglot’s discount.
Any beauty student in third level education can sign up on the website with proof of ID and college attendance to receive a 10% discount off purchases.
Furthermore, makeup artists can also receive a deal from 15 to 25% off whether they are a trainee beauty student, qualified in the beauty industry or a qualified makeup artist.
As the Christmas holidays quickly approach, Inglot is a welcome addition in Galway for many. The company’s special 2023 Christmas collection contains 15 new products from lip glosses, beauty tools, and makeup cases which make for perfect gifts.
Posted to their website is a statement that reads: “Drop into Inglot’s New Pop-Up shop on Edward’s Square and take advantage of 50% or more off hundreds of products.”
The pop-up shop will be open until Christmas eve, so it is best to visit soon.