Product review

Palladio matte blush – Toasted Apricot


We are testing out a beautiful matte blush by Palladio, the shade is called Toasted Apricot. Read the blush basics post to see why you should choose a matte blush as well as other great tips and tricks.

Have you heard of Palladio before? You can buy their products at Dis-Chem. Here is some background information on the brand:

Created more than 25 years ago, Palladio is renowned for its line of color cosmetics enriched with herbs and vitamins. Fashioned for women with all types of skin, Palladio helps you look radiant while helping protect your skin from the signs of aging. With a diverse selection of products and shade availability, Palladio allows you to create the variety of looks you desire. Palladio is a fun, pretty, exciting brand and users are loyal and happy to use the product! Among the ingredients used in Palladio products are antioxidants such as Ginseng, Green Tea, Gingko Biloba, Vitamin E and natural humectants and skin soothers such as Aloe Vera and Chamomile. Palladio is beautiful and beneficial. Palladio is sold at professional beauty supply stores and high-end specialty retailers in over 40 countries. The Palladio Beauty Group was founded in 1985 by industry veterans and is headquartered in Hollywood, Florida. Palladio’s unique ability to deliver high quality products, rapid innovation and exceptional customer service, all at a value price point, is the foundation of the company’s success.

The official Palladio Beauty matte blush description: “An enhancing blush, brushes onto cheeks smoothly for a soft matte look and an even finish”.

Meet the blush review panel: Alina, Lebo and Tabitha – they each tested out this blush and answered a list of questions about it. So, what did the ladies think of Palladio Toasted Apricot?

*if you are viewing this on a mobile device: please click on the ‘+’ to reveal the answers to each question, or turn your device sideways to view the table as a whole*

Skin typeOily/sensitiveCombinationCombination
Do you wear makeup often?No, I use PondsYesNo
First impressions: Did you think this blush would suit you?Yes, I loved the colour and wanted to experience itNo I didn't think the colour would suit me because it looked brightNo, it seems too pink
After using it, do you think the colour suits you?No, it was too light for my skinOh yes it does suit meYes
Do you wear any products under your blush?No, my skin reacts very badly to foundations/powders, it itches so I hardly ever wear makeupI'm only wearing foundation underneathNo
In future, would you buy this brand of blush?Yes with good makeup tutorials and be able to afford good productsYesYes
In future, would you buy this shade of blush?Yes most definitelyOh yes I'd buy this blushYes
Do you think R99.95 is a fair price for this blush?Yes it's fairI think R99.95 is not a bad priceYes
What is your favourite blush?LOL, I don't have anyI use M.A.C - LovejoyBobbi Brown
Any tips of using blush?Get proper makeup tutorials and you'll be goodAlways use a colour that compliments your skin toneUse a brush to apply

This blush is a hit! It suits a variety of skin tones and is affordable. A great addition to any makeup bag.

The review panel members were each given a product to test out over a few weeks. The answers are their opinions, they have been recorded honestly and have not been altered.

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