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on 4/17/2017 8:22:00 PM
More reviews by saramason111
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
So I read one review saying they are NC 30 and use Cypress Beige, so I bought that because that's the current Mac color I use now and it's a perfect match-- used the included sponge to swipe the powder across my cheek and it looked like I took dirt and wiped it on my face. So clearly, the colors have changed. Exchanged it for Laurel Nude which is the lightest color available and it does match my skin (but it's "beigey" - not yellow/golden like Mac's NC line --still workable though). So yes I can imagine why fair skinned people are disappointed with the color changes as Laurel Nude is now a 25/30 range in Mac. Not sure why the company made everything darker. New management perhaps? Needless to say, yes it's smooth and very finely milled and provides highly pigmented color. Too bad the colors are off now!
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 2/6/2016 1:24:00 PM
More reviews by cojak
Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure
I agree with jackieskies. I'm in the UK and bought laurel nude from Amazon and loved it. My second purchase a few weeks ago and it's turned horribly pink on my face and sponge. It was so bad that I thought that my previously excellent American retailer had slipped me a fake.Thanks to Jackie I now know that's not the case, but I can't wear it any more as it looks like I'm trying add a fake tan!Bitterly disappointed. This quickly became my HG foundation and I feel that it's been snatched away from me. :(
6 of 6 people found this helpful.
on 2/2/2016 10:18:00 PM
More reviews by jackieskies
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
something is off with this product lately, the laurel nude was a natural tone and now it has a horrifically pink unnatural cast, which I only noticed too late to change at work. Sad as product was perfect before.......Update: I actually ended up having contact/conversation with this brand, and they suggested I try it again. I recently did in March 2017, and it seems the laurel nude has much less of a pinkish cast, it seems they may have adjusted it. In its current form I find it really useful as a setting powder for Boots No, 5 foundation in ivory (lift and luminize) and whatever concealer I use....blends edges and keeps face shine free. Also good for quick "all I have time for" face for informal days.
on 9/23/2015 12:23:00 AM
More reviews by Steelermummeh
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine
Powder foundations are something of an oddity and for me they're either HG or DR (Death Rattle - go with me on this). There's no middle ground; it's one or t'other. My skin - never the most cooperative entity in the universe to start with - sometimes likes foundation and sometimes doesn't like foundation but instead prefers a powder which provides a touch of coverage. (My skin also runs the gamut from extremely dry and flaky to oily and greedy but still very sensitive in about 5 seconds flat. Needless to say, we've had our "awkward" moments)This was an impulse buy by (can I really use "buy by" in a sentence? That just seems so very wrong) my husband who had - bless him - tried to find the Physician's Formula thingy I'd added to the list, failed, and in desperation asked the closest human for advice.She recommended this powder; she is clearly a Goddess of some sort because without even seeing me she knew what I needed. The shade is "Ivory Myrrh" and, despite the completely nonsensical name (shockingly nonsensical), it's actually a very pretty light almost-beige shade. It seemed to be a teeny bit more yellow than I'd usually select, but in broad daylight it was actually very natural-looking. When you add a bit of bronzer to the mix your skin looks like it's glowing from the inside out.Once again though, shades for darker ladies are completely missing and it loses a lippie for that. In terms of coverage I'd call it medium. It doesn't layer too well, but if you start out with just a touch you can build it up a little bit without it becoming cement cake. Just a little bit.It does last a decent amount of time too, even without a primer. It's really a handy little option if you want light to medium coverage.(I can't really categorize this properly because it's neither HG or DR and that flummoxes me)
5 of 5 people found this helpful.
on 8/28/2015 12:50:00 AM
More reviews by BrookeNicoleStufflebeam
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse
Makes your skin look worse than it did before! I really found nothing good in this foundation.
on 8/6/2015 4:13:00 PM
More reviews by herbgurl82
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
Love this foundation. It stays in place all day, and doesn't look too powdery when applied dry with a kabuki brush. I haven't used it wet. I use the shade Natural Clary.I do wish that it came safety sealed. I was in Ulta, wanting to pick a new one up, and all of the boxes had been opened,and tested already. Gross!
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 7/18/2015 7:25:00 AM
More reviews by Sincerelyqueenv
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I am continuing my review (typing this on the mobile app is tricky because it keeps stopping me from typing) Palladio is cruelty free and gluten free. Gluten makes a lot of people break out and they don't even know it. It has medium to full coverage and it best used with a bamboo kabuki brush. I got "everlasting tan "shade. It works!
on 6/10/2015 1:07:00 PM
More reviews by MsZabz
Skin: Very Oily, Olive, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine
So last week I saw Makeup Alley come out with a Dupe List for high-end brands and this was compared to as a dupe for Lancome's Dual Finish. Since Lancome Dual Finish has been on my wishlist for months, I decided to read the reviews on the Palladio powder. Some of the reviews mentioned that the formula seems to have changed and the shading is a bit off and/or darker than the previously purchased versions. Keeping this in mind, I went to the closest Sally Beauty Supply store and found Cypress Beige which appeared to be a close match but based on reviews I knew it may show up darker. I had a feeling that the Laurel Nude might be a better match but I would start with Cypress. It turned out exactly as it was described, having a bit of an off-shade and if I had to describe it best, I would say that it is almost a bit of a muted beige having some slightly grey undertones. I can see how this would be off-putting to someone with warm tones but work for someone with neutral to cool tones. I decided to re-purpose it into a contouring powder and I am actually pleased with the results. Usually when I contour, shades tend to have a bit of a bronzey brownish-orange hue to them and if I wear blush with it, the combination of bronze and pink tends to give off a bit of an unnatural and overly done cheek. I decided to use Palladio's muted greyish tones to give off a more naturally shaded than made up appearance. For the most natural look, I apply the powder alone to the contour areas and this has become my everyday office look. For my heavier contoured looks, I apply my regular contour shades and then blend it out with this powder to soften it a bit and the lines become undetectable. The consistency of the powder itself is actually nice as it doesn't show up chalky on the skin and it's just the right amount of matte without being too matte. I tried it wet and it dries so fast that it went on streaky and didn't give me enough play time to blend it out. My face ended up looking dirty so I just stick to applying it dry. I'm going to try the Laurel Nude next and will follow-up with a review on that later. **UPDATE JUNE 15, 2015: I bought the Laurel Nude over the weekend and tried it out. It's actually very nice and natural but it has some slightly pink tones that are not so bad but would look more amazing on pinkish/reddish skin tones. I don't think I would compare it to a high coverage powder foundation like Lancome Duo Mat (not that I have tried it) but I would actually closely compare it to being an almost bang-on dupe for the M.A.C. Mineralize Skin Finish. It doesn't go on heavy so it's a perfect finishing touch over foundation. It's actually great for going to the store to run an errand or going to the gym where you don't want to look made up but just enough coverage to look natural. It seems to cover just enough without looking like I'm wearing makeup. If only Palladio could come up with a yellow based shade this would be a perfect 10 for me.
8 of 8 people found this helpful.
on 5/13/2015 5:50:00 PM
More reviews by vms1
Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I have used this for years and found this to be a reliable everyday foundation that offered good fast coverage didn't break me out or the bank. I recently bought a new one and was extremely disappointed! Its dark blotchy ugly. A coworker even asked what is on my skin that it looks dark lol. I guess it's time to say goodbye!Update : because of my stubbornness I baught a lighter shade to see if the would work. Laurel nude is better but not very good coverage. Old formula was matte and had good coverage. Also oxidizes and turns orange.
3 of 5 people found this helpful.
on 5/7/2015 1:35:00 AM
More reviews by janis13
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
I find this powder foundation short of perfect but ahead of all the others, and never paid more than $12.
Time was could only buy white or pink block of rice powder, and being combo, this was a blessing, so was super excited to see expansion of options.
Coverage is achievable building with brush, off our DAMP sponge and buffs out well. Neither matte nor luminous finish, but simply natyral and diffused.
Color selection is boon for my pink tones, but probably inadequate.
I use light primer well set before application, and find stays color true and in place for office/indoor worker.
Screw the high dollar hype. I've tried them all and this feels good, looks great and nominal price.
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