02.27.2013
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Liquid Eyeliner
Rating
$6
Last Updated:02.27.2013
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

This richly pigmented liquid liner has a brush that's too stiff, which makes the liner go on unevenly. Making matters worse, the color takes longer than usual to set and feathers into fine lines along the eyelid.

Although the shade selection is attractive, and both matte and shimmer finishes are available, there are better inexpensive liquid eyeliners on our list of Best Eyeliners.

Pros:
  • Inexpensive.
  • Attractive shade selection with matte or shimmer finishes.
Cons:
  • Stiff brush applies color unevenly.
  • Takes longer than usual to set.
  • Feathers and bleeds into fine lines along the eyelid.
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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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04.10.2014
Burns My Eyes

There is some ingredient in this product that causes an uncomfortable stinging sensation where it is applied on my eyelids. Aside from the applicator being similar to a toothpick, the product itself is not good for those with sensitive skin.

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