One Heck Of A Workhorse: Viseart 01 Neutral Matte Palette

Monday, November 7, 2016

 Hey, remember how I'm on the lookout for a matte palette since I dropped my custom palette and shattered a lot of my neutral pans? I ordered Viseart Neutral Matte Palette 01 after much hemming and hawing.

It's a pricier palette at $80; which for a MUA filling his/her kit, would be an absolute steal. As more of your typical beauty consumer, I had a harder time forking over $80 on one palette, even though it works out to be $6 and change per shade. I was tempted to go the Inglot route so that I could fully customize what shades I wanted, but had no plans to head towards an Inglot counter anytime soon.

I caved. I ordered from Beautylish for the first time. Their way of service is way more communicative than ordering from Sephora (which also carries Viseart), in that I received a lot more updates as well as feedback requests via text and email about my order.  It's more personal and more chatty than I'm used to with online shopping. 

The packaging is nothing but practical. A sturdy case made of solid plastic with a see through lid for visibility of colors. I was happy to see that there is no built in storage for makeup brushes/sponge, standard for professional products.

 Over bare skin, no primer!

I feel like there is just a bit of color redundancy. For example,  an approximation of shade 1 could be made with 7 + 3 + 9, something close to 4 could be made with 5 + 3 + 10. I would have found this palette to be more well rounded if they switched out one apricot/beige shade or one warm brown with say, dark camel, warm concrete grey, cool bark brown, etc.

Performance wise, I have the pleasure of saying that these are some of the finest eye shadows I have ever used. The pigmentation is phenomenal but what impresses me more is that when the colors are blended, they do not lose their vibrance nor do they kick up much dust. While there are matte shadows that are more 'buttery' (LORAC and KVD matte shades come to mind), they also create more excess powder that has to be tapped off.  I really like how I can pick up the tiniest bit of Viseart matte shadow and get the truest interpretation of that color on the lid. 

Here's a quick swatch of all the shades over primer. The shadows are already good without primer, but they are stellar paired with a long lasting eye base.

While you could definitely use this palette for stand alone matte looks, my favorite use of this palette is in a supporting role so that other shadows have a chance to shine. Here I've used 3,4, 5, 8 & 10.

Here I've used 2,4, 5& 7 to make Rouge Bunny Rouge Abyssinian Catbird pop. 

Here, 1, 3 & 9 assist with the neutral shades of Visee Glossy Rich Eyes PK003 (review here). 

Even duochromes! Here I highlighted the brow bone and transitioned into Impulse Cosmetics Narcissa with 3 &4.

This palette is a staple now; when it comes time to put on eye makeup, I reach for it the same time I grab eye primer or a lash curler.

Final verdict: I'm not completely satisfied with the selection of colors, but the eye shadows are of the highest quality. If I was the grading type, it would fall just short of perfect; an A- in my books.

Viseart 01 Neutral Palette is $80 and can be purchased from Beautylish or Sephora.

Have you tried any products from Viseart? I like the looks of some of the Viseart Theory Palettes that contain six shadows, but the packaging is a huge turn off for me.

Product featured was purchased by me, for my own use. For additional information, please refer to my Disclosure Policy. 

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