Who asked me to tell my sister about the Viseart palette. You don’t need any more eye shadows said my sister. She has a point, I have lots of eye shadow but I don’t have a palette like this and I don’t have anything from Viseart. French brand Viseart make makeup for makeup artists. I put this brand in the same category as Le Maq Pro. If you want fancy packaging, this is not the brand for you. If you want products that really work and will become staples in your makeup bag – look no further.
Viseart make lots of different eyeshadow palettes. Their neutral matte palette is very popular with shades from white to black in a variety of tones that can be used on the brows as well as the lids. However, I am not a big ‘neutral palette’ person and I just did not think that this was for me. The Dark Matte palette however is another story. For me this is my perfect nude palette. Not because the shades are all ‘skintone’ but because for every bright satin, shimmery colour in my collection there is a corresponding matte shade and complimentary matte shades in this palette that I can make cooler or warmer or deeper but using other shades in the palette.
Let me explain – There is a khaki green which is gorgeous. I can use it as is as an inner corner highlight, then if I want it deeper and cooler, I can add the grey but if I want to make it warmer I can add the brown. For my brows I can use the mixture of the brown and grey tones to get a great brow shade. I can mix the orange and red tones to get my perfect blush. If you have a palette which is great but also needs a matte colour from another palette, this is ‘the other palette’ It is the perfect complement to the Urban Decay Spectrum Palette, for all my purple mono shadows be that shimmer or matte and just everything.
When you first get the palette the shades look like they might be a satin when applied to the skin. When swatched with the finger they feel dry but not chalky. On the skin they meld beautifully on the skin. They build like a dream whether you are using a fluffy brush or a flat shader brush. The best thing is that you can create dimension with them. Because the shades are dark, there isn’t one shade that I don’t use. This palette is £60 but you get 24 grams of palette. Each shade is 2g and each gram is £2.50 which is cheaper than the majority of brands currently on the market. There is no fall out, little kick up and just a whole heap of yummy eye shadow goodness.
If you love eye shadow as much as you do, a matte palette is something that you will come to rely on. This has to be one of the most sensible makeup purchases I have ever made. I literally use the Dark Matte palette with EVERY eye look.