Price: $ $
I bought mine at Sally's for $11.99. This is about an average price for most drugstore foundation primers.
Packaging: ♦ ♦ ♦
This primer comes in a 20 ml clear plastic squeeze tube that has a silver design and black lettering. The opening is on the bottom with a twist on cap. The opening is also sort of big and you have to be careful not to squeeze too much out. The product itself is clear and gel like.
Claim: "Palladio Herbal Foundation Primer offers a nourishing blend to visibly improve the appearance of skin. Skin is left perfectly primed and ready for makeup. Fills in fine lines and pores to help foundation go on smoothly and last longer."
Ingredient: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimthicone Crosspolymer, Safflower (Carthamus Tinctorius) Seed Oil, Isopropylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Grape (Vitis Vinifera) Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Chamomilla recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Camellia Oleifera Seed Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract.
- Applies Smoothly
- Makes my Face Feel Soft & Smooth
- Keeps my Foundation on Longer
- Affordable Price
- Opening is Too Big
- Wish it Was Mattifying
I was at Sally Beauty Supply Store recently and saw that the sold Palladio Cosmetics. I decided to try their primer because I was starting to run out with some of mine. Palladio's primer is a clear gel-like product. It applies smoothly to they skin and leaves the skin feeling silky smooth. When I used this primer under my foundation, it help to keep my foundation on longer throughout the say. Usually, if I don't wear any primer, my makeup will fade off because I have oily/combination skin.
Even with my skin type, this product didn't break me out or make my skin more oily. I wish it was a mattifying to help control shine but it still works well. It doesn't matter your skin type, anyone can use this product. It does claim to help improve skin but I haven't seen any difference yet.
My biggest annoyance with this product is that the opening on the tube is a bit too big. If you are not careful, you can squeeze out a lot of product. I've wasted product because of that. Other than that this product is worth the try.
On a side note:
When I first saw this product ,I thought, "I wonder if it's like Smashbox Photo Finish?". When I did try it out, I got my answer. Palladio & Smashbox primers basically the same. They both looked, felt, and functioned the same way. You probably couldn't tell the two apart outside of their packaging. The biggest different between the two is price. Palladio's primer cost $12 for 20 ml (0.67 oz) while Smashbox Photo Finish Primer is $16 for a 0.5 oz tube & $36 for a 1oz tube. Palladio Foundation Primer is a steal compared to Smashbox. If you love Smashbox Photo Finish Primer but could do without high price, Palladio Herbal Foundation Primer is your answer.