I saw the Palladio Crushed Metallic Eyeshadows on Charlene from Gee Whiskers’s snapchat and to be honest I would probably not have looked twice at it in Dischem if I was by myself. For no reason I always seem to walk right past the Palladio stand. Palladio is not a brand I am very familiar with and I have never tried any of their products before. I read up a little about Palladio and it appears to be a brand that specializes in affordable products infused with botanical and vitamin extracts to deliver some beauty benefit to your skin. I am sure you know by now that I am too cynical to pay too much attention to topical vitamin claims by makeup products… Be that as it may, for me it is simply a matter of is this product good or not? Let’s find out! (Please excuse how ruined they look in the photos – I just couldn’t wait to try them out and used it before taking blog photos. Rookie mistake, but oh well!)
Product: The Palladio Crushed Metallic Eyeshadows are basically pressed pigment eyeshadows that creates a metallic foiled look.
Pigmentation: I was actually a little in shock when I saw how intensely pigmented these shadows are. You have to see it for yourself, so go swatch the testers at you nearest Dischem.
Wear and Blending: The Palladio Crushed Metallic Eyeshadows are ridiculously creamy and a pleasure to apply. I find that the metallic finish is a bit more intense when applied with your fingers as opposed to a makeup brush. Blending is easy, but the product sets rapidly, so go in with your blending brush immediately after application. I was concerned about creasing as I normally experience varying degrees of creasing with most cream eyeshadow products. I was pleasantly surprised at how little it creased and it wears so well that I actually went to check if it is not perhaps waterproof (it doesn’t specifically says that it is waterproof, but it could have fooled me) It just stays put all day and barely fades as the day goes on.
Shades: There are around 10 shades available in the Palladio Crushed Metallic Eyeshadows collection, something to suit every taste and skintone. I bought Meteor (a rich burnt-orange copper and my favorite!) and Eclipse (a cool-toned gold), but will be going back to buy some more. I cannot tell you how many compliments I received so far when I wear Meteor!
Price: R99, available from Dischem. It is definitely not inexpensive considering it is a drugstore product, but it is so good that I would not even mind paying more for it.
Will I buy this product again? I was blown away by these shadows and will be going back to buy more today. I definitely think Palladio is a brand that I will be paying more attention to in future. It seems like there has been a few Palladio gems hidden right under our noses.
Have you tried the Palladio Crushed Metallic Eyeshadows? Would love to know your thoughts.