Baked Eyeshadow Trio
Last Updated:02.27.2013
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

This pressed-powder eyeshadow offers three colors in one pan, with no dividers between the colors. The problem with this layout is that the pan is so small it's difficult—if not impossible—to use one color without also picking up some of the neighboring color.

Whether or not an eyeshadow is "baked" does not affect its performance positively or negatively, it is just a marketing description, not a benefit. These eyeshadows have modest pigmentation, so it requires a bit of effort to achieve noticeable color. While that's not terrible given the price, there are better options for about the same price, and without these problems, available on our list of Best Eyeshadows.

If you're still interested in these trios, the best sets for a classic eye design include Chocolate Truffle, Seashell, Berry Beautiful, Black Tie, and Caffe Latte.

  • Inexpensive.
  • Works to create a soft, nuanced eye design.
  • Small pan size makes the product difficult to use effectively.
  • Requires more than the usual effort to layer and blend.
Brand Overview


Strengths: Impressive powder and liquid foundation options; Rice Paper; Herbal Lip Gloss; Eyeshadow Primer; Baked Blush; Herbal Tinted Lip Balm; company provides complete ingredient lists on their website.

Weaknesses: Poorly made eyeliners, including Liquid Eyeliner and Eye Ink Felt Tip Liquid Eye Liner; highly fragranced eyeshadow quad; potentially irritating lip stain; poorly formulated skin-care products.

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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