Palladio Beauty sent me some of their makeup to try, and while I think the brand needs to do a bit more work in their positioning—the journalist in me is bothered that there doesn’t seem to be a particular niche they fill or story behind them—I thought they had some rather cool little products, especially for the (low) price points. (Okay, maybe THAT’S their positioning.)
(They also say their products are enriched with vitamins and herbs, but when the label also screams out “PARABENS!” I feel that message sort of gets lost… no?)
My favourites: the Lip Ink, a lip stain that could give CoverGirl’s version a run for its money; the Eye Ink (notice a theme here?), a tiny but easy to apply felt-tip liquid liner; and the Rice Paper Blotting Tissues—just because the packaging is so adorable.
They didn’t send me Canadian prices, but everything I looked at on their website was under US$10. So if you’re on a budget—and unlike me, not bothered by the paraben thing—this line is worth a look. Lipstick Rules has a more detailed review here.
Available at Sally Beauty Supply stores across Canada—see here for locations.