Another Viseart review today, and this time it’s the Viseart 9 Shade Professional Eye Shadow Palette in Tryst. I actually bought this a couple of months ago, but with all the new beauty toys that I’ve purchased recently, this has actually been outshone and lay forgotten under my new pile of beauty toys. I guess the colour combination is just not as exciting as the other ones that I’ve gotten lately, but it is still beautiful.
I bought this off the Cult Beauty website at £43.50, but less the tax amount as I live overseas. There’s 9 shades and 14g of product in the palette. When it was launched, it was supposed to be limited edition and exclusive to one store but I still find it at different online stores so it is actually not as limited or exclusive as it tries to claim to be.
Being a limited edition product, this has a very different packaging style to their usual sets that comes in cardboard. This comes in a very nice plastic and metal casing, with a very decent size mirror included. I think the packaging is nice and is a good upgrade from the usual cardboard although much less travel friendly since it takes up more space.
As usual with larger palettes like this, I won’t be describing the performance of all the shades individually – only as a whole – but I have tried to describe the colour as close as possible below. I think being from Viseart, the eyeshadows on the whole don’t disappoint in terms of quality but there are a couple of shades that have room for improvement.
1st Row Left to Right:
Dangereuse: soft peach, matte
Rendezvous: very light peachy champagne pink, metallic
Flirt: light yellow-toned peachy gold, metallic
2nd Row Left to Right:
Liaison: bright pink coral, matte
Darling: golden pink coral, shimmer
Illicit: brownish plum, matte with silver sparkles
3rd Row Left to Right:
Paramour: dark warm copper, metallic
Seduction: warm rusty brass copper, metallic
Rapture: medium plummy purple, metallic
As mentioned briefly earlier, the quality is fantastic on the whole – the eyeshadows are very finely milled and feels soft and creamy, the pigmentation is very good and they blend like a dream. They are so easy to work with, even for the mattes. That said, I think that Liaison is slightly powdery and does have some powder kick-up, Paramour feels slightly drier than the other eyeshadows but actually performed really well on the eyes, and when applied, the silver sparkles in Illicit cannot be seen and it is just a matte shade. The eyeshadows wear very well on the eyes, and did not budge through the whole work day.
The only complain I have is probably that the shades are kind of boring, especially with recent launches from other brands with so much more exciting colours and Viseart already have a lot of neutral palettes. Being a limited edition palette, I thought they would put out something more special in terms of shade to complement their usual offerings. But it is a beautiful everyday palette – and the shades don’t actually overlap with the ones I already own – with the possibility of going from day to night with the darker plummy shades; however, I don’t think there are many options for darker night time looks.
Overall, I think Viseart once again gave us a really high quality eyeshadow palette with a nice packaging upgrade. I think it will be a great everyday work-friendly palette; I really do love the lighter shades in the palette, though I wished that there were more variety in shades and perhaps switched out a couple of lighter shades into darker ones so that we could bring our makeup game from day to night with this palette in our bag.