I recently ran out of my favorite Girlactik Beauty lip gloss (in the shade “Smooch”) and was in desperate need of a new, everyday lip gloss that I could use. I didn’t want to wait or pay for shipping so I decided to head into my local Ulta and check out what options were available to me there. By doing that I was also able take the tube of my old lip gloss in order to try and find as close of a match in terms of color as possible.
I ended up looking at the Palladio Beauty display for a bit. I have never tried any products from their brand, but they are cruelty-free and their pricing competes easily with drugstore makeup. I decided it couldn’t hurt to give them a shot.
I decided to purchase the shade Baby Doll from their Herbal Lip Gloss range, which carries 31 shades total. It cost $4.99 USD and comes with .24 oz / 7 mL of product. You can purchase Palladio on their website, in-store at Ulta, or on Ulta’s website. I believe Sally’s Beauty Supply also may carry this brand in-store, but I have not double checked at this time.
True to color and extremely moisturizing, these unique glosses are a must-have for makeup aficionados. Enriched with five beneficial herbs (Ginseng, Green Tea, Gingko Biloba, Chamomile and Aloe Vera) and fortified with anti-oxidant Vitamins A, C, D and E, this wide variety of high-fashion colors will keep lips slick, not greasy.
Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Polybutene, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Microcrystalline Wax (Cera Microcristallina), Octyldodecanol, Polyglyceryl-2 Diisostearate, Silica, Fragrance, BHT, Isopropylparaben, Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben,Tocopherol. May Contain: CI 77019 Mica, CI 77891 Titanium Dioxide, CI 77499 Black Iron Oxides, CI 77492 Yellow Iron Oxides, CI 77491 Red Iron Oxides, CI 77499/492/491 Iron Oxides, CI 19140 FD&C Yellow No. 5 Aluminium Lake, CI 15850:1 D&C Red No. 7 Calcium Lake, CI 75470 Carmine, CI 42090 FD&C Blue No. 1 Aluminum Lake, CI45410 D&C Red No. 28 Aluminum Lake, CI 15850 Red 6 Calcium Lake.
This gloss is a cool-toned, slightly deep bubblegum pink shade which has a ton of pretty, slightly-golden sparkle throughout. I have very fair skin so I am always drawn to cool-toned pinks when it comes to my lip glosses! It also has a standard doe foot applicator which I tend to prefer with my lip glosses because it allows me more control with application.
I think this color is super flattering. The product is about medium opacity, so it isn’t sheer but it also isn’t full coverage, and it applies evenly with a glossy finish. It feels moisturizing on the lips, which is a huge plus! There is a slight fragrance and taste (similar to vanilla or cupcakes) but it doesn’t bother me. It does wear away fairly quickly, but considering the price and overall feel of the gloss I would re-purchase this shade in a heartbeat.
What do you think of this color? Have you tried Palladio Beauty?