February 23, 2016

Palladio Crushed Metallic Shadow Review & Swatches

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Palladio Crushed Metallic Eyeshadow

Palladio Crushed Metallic Shadow ($5.99) are a new eyeshadow formula available in 10 shade selections that give eyes a foiled finish with a light, creamy, highly pigmented formula. These recently popped up on Ulta.com and I grabbed up a single shade in Supernova along with the new Palladio Butter Me Up! Lip Balm.

I wasn’t so sure I’d like this formula since the Butter Me Up! formula was such a disappointment. Granted, they are two different products but I still had my doubts. I find Palladio a hit or miss situation but they did do something right with the Crushed Metallic Shadow for sure!

Palladio Crushed Metallic Shadow comes housed in a .0400 oz clear compact that stores easily. I liked the packaging a lot. As I get older I start appreciating small eyeshadow pots and pans that stack up and store away easily within a drawer or tray.

Palladio Crushed Metallic Shadow

Palladio Crushed Metallic Shadow swatches

I’m not much of a metallic finish kinda girl as metallic tends to look frosty on me but Palladio got the finish done rather well. These aren’t frosty nor are they cakey. They do have a brilliant finish that has a high sheen without the use of chunky glitter or shimmer. The formula has a soft almost clay-like texture that’s has a certain creaminess in the pot but applies and sets as a powder. I thought the texture reminds me a little bit of Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush. You can apply these with your fingers but I wouldn’t suggest smooshing a finger into the pot as the shadows are really soft and you can potentially ruin them. I find an eyeshadow applicator is the best way to go if possible. The pigment is crazy here! The single shade I tried was very, very pigment rich with excellent color pay off and a creamy, smooth glide on lids that was soft and even upon application with or without primer. I found color stayed intense all day without fading or creasing on my drier eyes.

Palladio Supernova Crushed Metallic Shadow

If you like intense shades of eyeshadow I’m positive you’ll get on very well with Palladio Crushed Metallic Shadow formula. Honestly, you wouldn’t believe you paid $6 for these as they have the formula and excellent color pay off that you’d see from brands like Too Faced or Urban Decay.

Palladio Crushed Metallic Shadow fotd

Palladio Crushed Metallic Eyeshadow fotd

Muse Approved.

Palladio Crushed Metallic Shadow are available now at Ulta.com.

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About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Ruth

    aaaahhhhh!!!! i KNEW i shoulda picked this up the other week! It was in my cart, outta my cart, in my cart, outta my cart. I couldn’t decide and went for a practical item instead. It’s not like we make up junkies don’t have a cool burgundy shadow. but i don’t THIS cool burgundy shadow!

    • Isabella Muse

      haha I did this. I was kinda meh on it because I have so many cranberry shades I was like do I really need this but now I’m glad I got it 😀

  • Francesca

    I really want to get my hands on these. How do they compare to the Kat Von D metal crush ones?!

  • denise

    That color looks *amazing* with your dark brown eyes! When I first saw the shade you picked to review I was kinda meh about it. But seeing it on your eyes really sells it! Great choice!