03.26.2015
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Eyeshadow Primer
Rating
$8
Category:Makeup > Sensitive Skin Products > Eyeshadow > Eyeshadow Primers
Last Updated:03.26.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

This silky, silicone-based eyeshadow primer enhances the look and wear of eyeshadow, while also treating eyelids to a variety of antioxidants. It applies smoothly and evenly with a sponge-tip wand, but for even better control, use a clean fingertip to blend.

Palladio Eyeshadow Primer comes in a very light cream shade that sheers out to a nearly translucent, soft shimmer finish that is workable for all skin tones. If using concealer or foundation as an eyeshadow base isn't doing enough to smooth fine lines and enhance eyeshadow application or wear, this primer will definitely do the trick, and it's fragrance-free.

Pros:
  • Makes eyeshadow easier to apply.
  • Enhances the look and wear of eyeshadow and liner.
  • Smoothes the appearance of fine lines on the eyelid.
  • Universally workable light cream shade is suitable for all skin tones.
Cons:
  • None.
Claims

Enhanced with 5 different herbal extracts as well as Vitamins A, C and E, this sheer, silicone-based formula glides on like silk and then vanishes instantly. It’s the ultimate makeup kit accessory, that eliminates creasing and ensures maximum shadow vibrancy all-day long.

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Brand Overview

Palladio-At-A-Glance

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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02.07.2015
Palladio eye primer

This is the best primer I have used. It leaves my eyelids looking smooth and soft and my shadow doesn't crease. Problem: there's hardly any product in the tube, which makes it expensive.

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