A few weeks ago, I received Jordana Made to Last Powder Eyeshadow Collection 06 Plumbelievable. Somehow at about the same time, I came across a coupon on Facebook for a free product from Palladio at Sally’s Beauty, a brand of affordable makeup that I had never tried. I went to Sally’s, and somehow I came away with a Palladio Silk FX All-in-One Herbal Eyeshadow palette in the shades, Debutante. When I took it home, I immediately noticed how close it was to the Jordana palette.
They are not dupes, but they are from similar color families. Both are what I would describe as cool-toned palettes in shades of plum or even “rose silver” (instead of rose gold). The Jordana palette has deeper shades, while Palladio’s are lighter. Both have mostly shimmers with a couple of matte shadows. The Jordana Made To Last Eyeshadow Collection palette offers 6 shades, while Palladio Silk FX Eyeshadow Palette has 5. Jordana gives instructions on the back of the palette on how to use the shades to create a smokey eye, while Palladio has an insert that sits on top of the pans that labels how to use each of the shades: highlighter, base, crease, lid, and liner. Both come with cheap, useless applicators.
Let’s look at the shades and swatches, both applied over Milani Eye Primer.
First up, Jordana. Below are my own color descriptions and how I would use them.
- pale pink satin: highlighter or base
- plum shimmer: lid
- deep plum or raisin matte: crease, outer V
- silver pale plum shimmer: highlighter, lid
- rose silver shimmer: lid
- black: smokey eye, liner, V, under eye
Here I’m wearing the Jordana palette with the pale plum shimmer in the inner lid, plum shimmer on the lid, and deep plum matte in the crease and V. (Not my favorite photo, but you get the idea of the shades.)
Next, Palladio. It must have been a cloudy day when I took this photo because the shades look more taupe, more muted than the plum shades that they actually are. Sorry about that.
When I did the swatches, I started with the second and lightest shade, labeled as All Over Base and went down from there. While the suggested uses are from Palladio, the color descriptions are mine.
- All over base: pale pink matte
- Crease: taupe
- Lid: plum shimmer
- Liner: raisin, deep plum, also good for V, smokey eye etc.
- Highlighter: light silvery plum shimmer also good for lid.
Here I am wearing the Palladio shades. I’m wearing “Lid” plum shimmer on my lid with the Crease shade in the crease and V.
Thoughts on Both
Both palettes kick up some dust when I put my brush into the palette. It is definitely important to tap the brush before applying. I would definitely apply these over eye primer. I have had a little fallout using the Jordana palette every now and then, but no fallout using Palladio. Surprisingly, I get a bit more dust in the pans, however, with the Palladio. Go figure.
In spite of some dust, both eyeshadows have a buttery feel to them, and are quite easy to apply and blend. They are decently pigmented.
Both palettes have good lasting power over primer. They definitely show up and last until I remove them many hours later.
Purchase Info and Ingredients
Jordana Made to Last Eyeshadow Collection is priced at $7.99 for 6 shades, net weight 0.25 oz/7.25 g. There are 8 shade selections to choose from. Sold at Walgreens and on the Jordana website. Made in the U.S. Here are the ingredients of each of the six shades:
Shades 01, 03, 06:
Ingredients: Talc, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Poloxamer 338, Silica, Mica (CI 77019). +/- May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxide (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Carmine (CI 75470), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510).
Ingredient: Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Poloxamer 338, Silica, Mica (CI 77019). +/- May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxide (CI 77491, CI 77499).
Ingredient: Talc, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Poloxamer 338, Silica, Mica (CI 77019). +/- May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxide (CI 77491, CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510).
Ingredient: Talc, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Zinc Stearate, Polyurethane-33, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Stearic Acid, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Poloxamer 338, Silica, Mica (CI 77019). +/- May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000).
Palladio Silk FX Eyeshadow Palettes are priced at $11.99 for 5 shades, net weight 0.9 oz./2.6 g so it’s a smaller, more expensive palette than the Jordana. There are also 8 shade selections. Sold at Sally’s Beauty and Ulta Beauty. Made in Canada. Here are the ingredients that include talc, mineral oil and paraben preservatives: Mica, Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Silica, Nylon-12, Magnesium Stearate, Boron Nitride, Isostearyl Alcohol, Mineral Oil, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Microcrystalline Wax, Paraffin, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tin Oxide. 7.
I hope this isn’t a disappointing post because I don’t really have a winner. I think they are both decent palettes for the money, and I like using both of them. Although in the swatches, Jordana looks more pigmented, but on my eyes they’re about the same. I seem to reach for the Palladio palette a little more often because the shades are a little lighter in color and more wearable everyday for me here in the ‘burbs. But by and large, I’d consider the two palettes equivalent in terms of performance. For value, Jordana wins since it’s less expensive and the palette is larger. In terms of ingredients, I’d give the edge to Jordana again. Although both affordable palettes are talc-based (thus the powderiness), Palladio has mineral oil and parabens, where Jordana doesn’t though it does have dimethicone that some women avoid, though I am fine with it. Decisions, decisions!
What do you think of these affordable palettes? Have you tried either of these palettes in any of the shade selections?