Herbal Tinted Lip Balm

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$4 
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Category:
Skin Care > Lip Products (Including Lip Exfoliators) > Lip Balm Without Sunscreen
Last Updated:
12/31/2013
Jar Packaging:
No
Tested On Animals:
No

This a standard, Lip Smacker–style, lightly flavored, tinted lip balm with an abundance of emollient ingredients to make lips feel soft, smooth, and moisturized. The shades impart sheer, even color, and some have a shimmery/frosty finish for added glow.

The formula contains vitamins A, E, and C plus plant extracts for an antioxidant boost, and the Chapstick-style twist-up packaging helps shield them from degrading air and light.

Pros:
  • Inexpensive.
  • Moisturizing formula keeps lips soft and smooth.
  • Option of shimmer-free or shimmer-laden sheer tints.
Cons:
  • None.

Palladio started as a small, Florida-based brand, and has been slowly carving out its niche at well-known beauty supply stores in North America and abroad through a growing network of resellers. The brand has attracted consumer interest because it's affordable and offers high-quality products.

One of the other draws is their brand tagline: "herbal & vitamin enriched cosmetics." Surprisingly, many Palladio products lack the ingredients to back up their herbal claim, and several of the products that do contain plants and vitamins have packaging that won't keep them stable during use, something that's true for lots of makeups that boast of antioxidant content. Still, this brand does have several products with impressive amounts of antioxidants, including a liquid foundation, eyeshadow primer, and lip gloss in decent packaging that will help keep the ingredients stable.

While the enticing herbal/vitamin claim isn't justified by all their products, many Palladio makeup products are worth checking out, and the prices are great, but stay away from the skin-care products because they are problematic, for several reasons, as you will see in our reviews. The most impressive products are the foundations and the tinted Rice Paper. The only makeup missteps are the liquid eyeliners, whose performance pales in comparison to comparably priced drugstore options.

In the United States, United Kingdom, and Mexico, Palladio is widely available at Sally Beauty. Palladio products also are available abroad through reseller websites, which are listed in the FAQ section of Palladio’s U.S. website.

For more information about Palladio, call 954-922-4311 or visit www.palladiobeauty.com.

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  1. Sandi J.
    Reviewed on Sunday, April 28, 2013
    • Value
      4 / 4
    • Results
      4 / 4
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    great stuff
    • Makes lips soft. Really like it a lot. Thanks for another great review, it wa spit on. Thanks. The tintis ubtle but there. Looks good too.

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