Scroll down for review and swatches of the Viseart Paris Nude palette and for eye makeup looks.
I know Viseart palettes are targeted at professionals, and most sensible people couldn't give a toss about the functional packaging, but I'm frivolous enough to like my kawaii and my bling and my pretties, so if there is one thing I don't like about this palette, it is the plain plastic black packaging with the clear plastic lid. The intention is clear - so that professionals can see all the colours without opening the palette.
There are 12 eyeshadows in the palette. All are satin/shimmery and beautifully smooth and creamy. Some did kick up powder while swatching or digging about with the brush, but there was no fallout upon application. The shadows are all incredibly blendable. You'll get lovely gradients with these, without any harsh lines.
I love all the wearable shades in this palette. Even the palest shade can be used as a highlighter/in the inner corners. The purples aren't vibrant but lean dusty. Pigmentation is 100% in one swipe. I haven't had creasing or fading at all - I always wear primer over my eyelids so I can't tell you what happens over bare eyelids. Staying power is great until I take off my makeup.
Swatches, over bare skin; no primerIn direct sunlight:
In natural light:
Eye makeup looks:
VerdictFor blendability alone, these are amazing eyeshadows. I did not have to swipe away with my brushes to remove lines; the colours sort of fell into place on the skin. Top marks for pigmentation, staying power and everything else. Plus, I can use all 12 shades - something rare in a palette.
Next stop: Viseart Dark Mattes, though I need to keep an eye on my limit of six palettes this year (have bought just two so far).
Cost: $80. Buy from Sephora.
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