Topic: Palladio

Here Are My Makeup Bag Essentials! What Are Yours?

Published in: Chanel, Clinique, Lips, Palladio, Too Faced

makeup bag essentials

I’m sort of a makeup bag hoarder.

The easiest way to get me to buy something is to offer a free makeup bag. Then I’m sold (Clinique, I’m looking at you). 

My excuse is that they always come in handy, whether for travel, organization, gift-giving… In fact, I always keep a makeup bag in my desk at work and another one in my gym bag. But I also like to have one that I just leave on my vanity, because it takes the guesswork out of doing my makeup in the morning, and I’ll also throw things in there that I’ve been meaning to try, so that I don’t forget about them.

I’ll also bring another makeup bag with me if I’m going somewhere after work, and I know I’ll want to freshen up my makeup.

See? So many makeup bags!

Here are what I currently consider my makeup bag essentials:

makeup bag products

Face products

face products in my makeup bag

I’m not really one for powdering my nose on the go, so I have these Palladio Rice Paper Sheets instead.  They soak up excess oil and don’t disturb the rest of my makeup.  They’re very affordable, too (available at Ulta for $3.99).

If my base has worn off, or if I just want to add some coverage, I’ve been loving this Clinique Chubby in the Nude Foundation Stick. I use the shade called Gargantuan Golden. This one pictured is actually a free one that I got at Sephora, but I purchased the full size about a month ago (at Sephora for $24). I love how easy it is to blend on the skin with just my fingers, so it’s perfect for on-the-go.  It’s build-able up to medium coverage and has a satin finish, so it looks very natural. If you’ve found other stick foundations to be too heavy or too creamy, look into this because it has a less slick feel than others that I’ve tried.

For added glow on the go, I absolutely LOVE Butterfly Beach by ColourPop Cosmetics. It’s a cool-toned champagne highlighter that instantly wakes up my face. I think it’s very flattering and so easy to just apply with my fingers, so this is one of my all-time favorite highlighters.

face products in my makeup bag
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A Desert Rose Is Blooming on Bare Cheeks This Spring: Palladio Herbal Mosaic Powder in Desert Rose

Published in: Drugstore Beauty Finds, Face, Palladio, Product Reviews

Palladio Desert Rose Herbal Mosaic Powder Pictures, Swatches, Review

Wearing Palladio’s $8 Herbal Mosaic Powder in Desert Rose on my cheeks; available now online and at Ulta and Sally Beauty Supply stores

Imagine strolling into a Santa Fe art gallery one sunny afternoon and finding a makeup mosaic for $8.

Yup, Palladio’s Herbal Mosaic Powder in Desert Rose is a little like that.

The pan has a mosaic pattern with five complementing powders you can wear individually, or swirled together, as a bronzer, blush, eyeshadow or highlighter.

Since the individual strips of color aren’t all that wide (the entire pan fits in my palm), I usually mix all of the shades together, and apply them to my cheeks with a fluffy blush brush.

On my NC 42 skin, a single layer delivers a rosy, peachy flush with golden pearl. Pretty! — especially for weekends or for casual makeup looks… Which reminds me, worn as a blush on bare skin or atop tinted moisturizer, I think Desert Rose looks a heck of a lot more expensive than $8. Shoot, it looks downright high end.

Palladio Herbal Mosaic Powder Desert Rose Small

Palladio Desert Rose Herbal Mosaic Powder Swatch

Palladio Desert Rose Herbal Mosaic Powder
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Plant Your Lips on Palladio’s $6 Herbal Plump ‘n’ Shine Lip Glosses

Published in: Drugstore Beauty Finds, Palladio

Palladio Herbal Plump n Shine Sheerly Pink

That there is Palladio’s $6 Herbal Plump ‘n’ Shine in Sheerly Pink on my lips

You know what I like more than warm brownies with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side?

Not a lot. LOL! 🙂

Kidding. But seriously, I love finding new budget beauty bargains, like Palladio’s Herbal Plump ‘n’ Shine lip glosses.

There’s not a lot to ’em. They’re just your everyday comfy glosses with a brush applicator and a mirror-like shine, but they’re only $6 each, so they don’t cost an arm and a leg, and they’re packed with botanical ingredients.

Palladio Herbal Plump n Shine

Creamy Pink on top, Sheerly Pink on the bottom

Palladio Herbal Plump n Shine swatches

Creamy Pink on the left and Sheerly Pink on the right

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