• Palladio Beauty Herbal Foundation Primer (Review, Photos)

    by  • August 30, 2013 • Face Products, Palladio, Reviews • 7 Comments


    Hello everyone! I have recently been delving into the world of Palladio Beauty, a brand that I looked at many times while perusing the aisles of ULTA, but only recently began to try their products. It first began when I needed a new, “go-to” pink lipgloss and picked up their Herbal Lip Gloss in the shade “Baby Doll” (that post is here!)… I began to feel myself falling in love with a new-to-me brand that didn’t hurt my wallet! Palladio got in touch with me not too long afterward and gave me the opportunity to try a few more of their products I had eyed initially but hadn’t picked up.

    The first product I am sharing is the Herbal Foundation Primer. The first foundation primer I ever used was Smashbox’s Photo Finish primer, which set the standard for me. I love the soft- & smooth-to-the-touch feeling it left to my skin and loved how much better my foundation looked when worn on top of it! Unfortunately Smashbox changed their policy regarding testing on animals and I found myself on the hunt for a new primer that would give me that perfectly smooth base I had come to love. What I ended up getting was Youngblood’s Mineral Primer. It felt just as good as Smashbox, and it was from a cruelty-free brand! Unfortunately, I hated shelling out a whopping $41 USD (!!!) for foundation primer.

    This is where Palladio Beauty’s Herbal Foundation Primer enters into my life and cherubs begin to sweetly sing.


    Palladio Beauty Herbal Foundation Primer

    This foundation primer only costs $12 USD and you receive 20 mL / 0.674 fl oz of product, which is less product than in Smashbox & Youngblood’s primers (both 1 fl oz) but it’s only a fraction of the cost and feels just like its more expensive counterparts. (Plus, it is cruelty-free!) You can find Palladio at ULTA, Sally’s Beauty Supply, as well as on Palladio’s website.

    Official description
    Reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores with this velvety, lightweight formula. Enriched with Aloe Vera and Chamomile, Palladio Herbal Foundation Primer helps prevent the loss of hydration throughout the day, which keeps the skin looking young and fresh. Wear alone or beneath foundation, for a longer-lasting makeup application. The unique, slick texture creates a flawless canvas, and prevents liquids from setting into imperfections. Results can be seen immediately.


    Palladio Beauty Herbal Foundation Primer

    I have been using this primer daily for nearly a month now, and all I can say is… yep, this does the trick for me. It leaves a light, super-smooth finish to my skin which allows me blend my foundation seamlessly. If you are on a budget when it comes to makeup, but–like me–you have previously had a taste of higher-end foundation primers and loved them… then run, don’t walk, to ULTA or Palladio’s website and pick this one up! It feels just as velvety as Smashbox & Youngblood but does not make your wallet cry! I will definitely be repurchasing this once I run out.


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    7 Responses to Palladio Beauty Herbal Foundation Primer (Review, Photos)

    1. Shanna
      August 30, 2013 at 4:16 pm

      I’ve only just started wearing primers again – I’ve always known about them and recommended them to people, I’ve just kind of ignored them for myself for some reason – so this is very intriguing. I remember you saying you have combination skin – how does this handle oiliness (for you, at least)?

      • Mandy
        August 30, 2013 at 10:35 pm

        It is not an oil-controlling primer by any means but typically with *any* primer I use (even the kind ‘formulated for oily skin’), my skin will get a bit of shine after a few hours. I usually just pat my face with a tissue to help remove the shine without disturbing my makeup, though. Smile

        • Shanna
          August 31, 2013 at 5:20 pm

          I figured that was the case – I’m just glad to hear it isn’t one that turns you into an oil slick almost immediately! (I did assume you would have mentioned that in the review, but one can never be too sure Wink) I’ll have to check this out, thank you for the reply Grin

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