I was pleasantly surprised by this gloss. In the tube, it looks like a milky, opaque red. On the lips it is sheer but still brightens and reddens my natural lip color. It is very shiny but not at all sticky, and even feels moisturizing on the lips. I do dislike the squeeze tube with the angled applicator; I much prefer tubes with a wand. However, the gloss feels nice enough on the lips that I'm willing to put up with a messier application method to wear it. It has a very faint synthetic vanilla scent, but I do not notice this once it is on my lips. There is no flavor that I can notice.
Onto the packaging!
|Palladio Herbal Liplicious|
|Palladio Herbal Liplicious in Blackberry|
|Blackberry swatched in good light|
|No flash, Palladio gloss in Blackberry|
|Close up of Blackberry, no flash|
|Palladio Liplicious in Blackberry, flash|
|Close up of Blackberry, flash.|
Rating: Six out of Ten
I like this gloss overall, but I don't know that I would go out of my way to buy another at full price; it's not as pigmented as I'd have liked, so I don't know that another color would look much different from this one! And although the gloss feels great on, I do wish it had a different applicator; it can get messy trying to cover the lip area with the angled applicator of the tube. I love how shiny without being sticky this is. On a whim, I put some of the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream that I reviewed here on top of the gloss and made a shiny, opaque lip color, which worked out great. It's a really nice product and I'm glad I grabbed the one that I did, but I don't know that this is my new favorite gloss.