Palladio has launched a new Rice Paper Collection which I’m going to be reviewing today. This collection includes 4 products naming the Rice Primer, Rice Pressed Powder, Rice Powder and Rice Paper.
1) Rice Primer ($12)
“The Rice Primer was specially formulated to have a beige tint that helps to blur any skin imperfections and evens skin tone. Helps foundation last all day.”
Pocket-friendly and also wallet-friendly, this primer wasn’t too heavy on the face. As all primers do, it helps makeup last longer and smoothens your face.
2) Rice Pressed Powder ($8)
“Rice Powder is known for its oil-absorbing properties and ability to help makeup last longer while leaving a silky finish on the skin. Can be used alone or to set makeup.”
This powder comes in 2 shades – Translucent and Natural. It comes in a compact packaging with a mirror and sponge applicator. I use the powder alone for light coverage so that my face doesn’t feel too clogged. It’s really easy to pat into my face using the applicator too.
3) Rice Powder ($7)
“Rice Powder has been used for generations and is known for its oil-absorbing properties. Also known for its ability to help makeup last longer, Rice Powder leaves a silky finish on the skin.”
This one comes in 3 shades – Translucent, Natural and Warm Beige. I didn’t get to try this product so I’ll be leaving it out of my review. However, you can head over to their website to see other reviews of this product.
4) Rice Paper ($4.50)
“These very unique tissues are made from natural rice and provide the same, great oil-absorbing functions as our Rice Powder—in a more compact form.”
This product comes in 3 shades – Translucent, Natural and Warm Beige. I use Translucent as it suits my skin most. Each paper is made from natural rice and I love how it’s so compact, it barely adds any weight to my bag.
One side of the paper is a standard oil blotting sheet, and the other side contains powder to touch-up your makeup after blotting. The powder feels really light on the face and doesn’t look streaky or whatsoever.
I also got the chance to try some of other Palladio products and here is what I feel about them!
1) Palladio Matte Blush ($7.50)
“Formulated with Apricot Kernel, Ginseng Root Extract, Aloe and Chamomile Extract, to help condition and protect the skin from free-radical damage. Kaolin Clay and Zinc Oxide help deliver flawless, velvety coverage.”
The orangey-pink colour of this blush is to die for. Use a fluffy angled brush and apply it on your cheeks, giving it a satin finish. I loved this colour so much, I even used them on my eyelids as an eyeshadow which totally worked.
2) THE DEFINER Contour + Highlight Crayon ($12)
“A unique two-sided super-soft contouring jumbo crayon that is the perfect tool for defining and refining facial features.”
Who doesn’t love a 2-in-1? Being a crayon, it is easy to apply (literally drawing on my face”. I was a little clumsy with the highlight side (because I was aggressively trying to highlight my face) and I broke it so just be gentle with it. Overall, the contours and highlights were pretty light, which is good if you are going for a softer look. The box gives you a 5-step tutorial on how to define your face.
3) VELVET MATTE Cream Lip Color ($7)
“A lush, velvety liquid lip colour with a lasting, rich matte finish.”
Got to try out 2 shades – Raw Silk and Plush. The application was easy on the lips with the doe-foot wand. On application, the Raw Silk turned out a little too deep for my liking as my lips are pretty dark too. However, I really liked how matte it looked and was pretty pigmented too.
Shop the collection on their website https://www.palladiobeauty.com/ (promotion: Free Shipping Over $30) or in Guardian stores.