Herbal Eyeshadow Quad

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Category:
Makeup > Eyeshadows > Powder Eyeshadow
Last Updated:
2/27/2013
Jar Packaging:
No
Tested On Animals:
No

These pressed-powder eyeshadow quads deliver opaque color, and have a suede-like texture that spreads evenly without flaking.

The color combinations in each quad are well coordinated to create a variety of eye designs. Some of the quads include one shade with a matte finish, but the majority leave a shimmery finish.

The only downside is that these powder eyeshadows have a very strong perfume-like scent, even though there are no fragrance ingredients listed, which raises suspicions about the accuracy of this important part of any cosmetic labeling! Regardless, eyeshadow shouldn't have any fragrance because applying fragrance so close to the eye itself can be irritating. The perfume issue kept this eyeshadow from earning a better rating.

Pros:
  • Opaque color payoff.
  • Suede-like texture spreads evenly.
  • No flaking.
  • Well-coordinated color combinations (for those who want shiny eyeshadows).
Cons:
  • Strong, perfume-like scent that can be irritating to the delicate skin of the eye.

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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