October 20, 2013

Palladio Cosmetics: Eyes

Based in Florida, Palladio are a cosmetics brand who pride themselves on herbal make up. Their products include ingredients of both green tea and aloe vera and they believe that they are "beautiful and beneficial". They have an entire range of cosmetics, from eyeshadows to lip stains and after 25 years in the industry, they're pretty skilled in what they do.

The Palladio Eyeshadow Primer* is something that I was really excited to try out. I have only ever used one eyeshadow primer and that is the Urban Decay Primer Potion. I will start with the major positives - it really does work. I can apply this primer first thing in the morning and my shadow stays in place and doesn't crease for at least 8 hours. My negative about this product is it's applicator. It has a doe foot applicatory but the product doesn't seem to cover over the entire foot if that makes sense. The product distribution is really uneven. The picture will show you exactly what I mean, but it just means that when putting product over your eyelid, it's a struggle to get an even coverage. I sort of wish it was in a squeezy tube!

Cheeky boyfriend!

I have so many eyeshadows (see my Starting Off: Eyeshadow post!) and I am always reluctant to buy/try out new brands of eyeshadow, unless they are well renowned for being amazing, so I was a little sceptical about how good these shadows will be. I am truly impressed with them! The colours I was sent are pretty and neutral. None too garish or stand out. Their pigmentation is really strong and they cover really well. The application provided isn't my favourite, but I think that that is because I'm such a fan of brushes. There is some fall out when you apply these shadows and they do powder off onto your undereye, but I don't see this as too much of an issue seeing as they cover well. The Palladio Eyeshadow Quads* are really impressive. 

Palladio have a range of eye liners and I was sent one of their Glitter Eye Pencils in Brown Sparkle*. Now, I really underestimated how good this would be! I would compare the quality of this eye pencil to that of my Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On eye pencil. It literally glides onto your eye! The only major difference with it and the UD pencils is that is doesn't "dry" as such. It smudges a little bit too easily but I wouldn't class this as a major issue. The colour is really pretty and it's not as though I spend my days rubbing at my eyes constantly! It's the perfect neutral colour and I feel like the little bit of sparkle it has really makes my eyes stand out! 

I was offered a choice of 4 mascaras and I decided to go with their 4D BOOST mascara*, which is a 
herbal volumising mascara. It's brush is super thick and it coats your lashes in just a few strokes. It has quite a thin consistency and doesn't clump whatsoever. It's volumising qualities aren't as fantastic as I'd like them to be but they are in no way unimpressive. Overall it's a fabulous mascara and the way it applies onto your eyelashes just about beats any I have tried in the last few months. Such a quick application!

The finished look using all of the products:

More cheeky boyfriend snaps! What is he like?! Hahaha
Overall I am really please and impressed with Palladio - I just want more of it now!

Have you ever tried Palladio? What do you think to the finished eye look?

Lots of love, Steph xxxx


  1. Gorgeous eye look! ( & I love your nail colour)
    Looks like Palladio make some great products, well, your boyfriend seems excited about them anyway... :P

  2. That quad looks wonderful! :)



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