Mar 11 2015

The obsession continues…Viseart Neutral Matte Palette


Remember the love affair that began with the Viseart Sultry Muse palette? Well, the passion continues to burn with the newest addition from this fantastic brand: the Viseart Neutral Matte Palette. Direct quote from my previous post: “I shutter to think what awaits me when I finally own the Neutral Matte palette (it will will be mine hahaha!).” And so, it has come to pass. By the way, I’ve updated the Sultry Muse post with some more swatches so check it out if you’re so inclined (or missed it the first time).


Viseart Neutral Matte Palette Review and Swatches


Back to the star of this show. I also remember telling you guys that I had heard that the Viseart Neutral Matte palette housed the best matte shadows on this green earth. Now that the palette is in my grubby hands, what’s the verdict you ask?

First, let’s take a quick look at the description and breakdown of the shades.

According to Muse Beauty Pro, this is the “most requested and relied upon shadow palette by pro makeup artists…containing 12 perfectly saturated matte shades of highly micronized pigments created for a smooth and even application. PALETTE 01 is a core neutral palette for every makeup kit that includes beige, bone, peach, taupe, black, grey, sienna and brown – ideal for shading, highlighting and defining eyes, brows or facial contours. Imported from France. Not tested on animals. No parabens, silicone or mineral oils.”

Sephora names the shades in the palettes as follows: Cannelle, Beige, Sable, Ivoire, Chocolat, Brique, Taupe, Café, Charbon, Souris, Cendre, and Tabac.


Viseart Neutral Matte Palette Review and Swatches


Top Row: Cannelle, Beige, Sable, Ivoire
Middle Row: Chocolat, Brique, Taupe, Café
Bottom Row: Charbon, Souris, Cendre, Tabac

Viseart Neutral Matte Palette NamesViseart Neutral Matte Palette Names 2

Basically these are pretty much all the matte eye shadows you’ll ever need (well, unless you’re wanting to create really bright looks).

The swatches:


Viseart Neutral Matte Palette Swatches

Cannelle, Beige, Chocolat, Brique, Charbon, and Souris

Viseart Neutral Matte Palette Swatches

Cannelle, Beige, Chocolat, Brique, Charbon, and Souris

Sable, Ivoire, Taupe, Café, Cendre, and Tabac

Sable, Ivoire, Taupe, Café, Cendre, and Tabac

Viseart Neutral Matte Palette Swatches

Sable, Ivoire, Taupe, Café, Cendre, and Tabac


The eye shadows are buttery smooth, highly pigmented, silky and rich. They are not quite as creamy as the shadows in the Sultry Muse palette, but you can’t really compare satins/shimmers with mattes. That being said, I will admit I had extreme expectations for these shadows and when I initially swatched them, they weren’t quite as smooth as what I had built up in my mind. Once I used the shadows, however, I was again swept off my feet. Here’s the thing with Viseart –  you can find comparable pigmentation and texture among quality, high end brands. BUT where Viseart surpasses the competition, in my opinion, is in how well they apply and blend. They are some of most fluid eye shadows I’ve ever used. It can be difficult to create an all matte look but Viseart makes it easy.


How the eye shadows look on the eyes (used only the Viseart shadows & mascara, no liner):

Viseart Neutral Matte Palette Eye Look

Viseart Neutral Matte Palette Review Swatches

I should note that I’ve come across one or two reviews where the reviewer didn’t seem to be 100% satisfied with their palette. Not everyone will have the same experience with a product but it’s hard to imagine someone not enjoying these eye shadows. However, I can’t help but wonder if trying to keep up with the new surge in demand for a product that is “made by hand” will have unintended consequences. Until recently, Viseart was very much a niche brand used mostly by makeup artists (which is also why the packaging is so basic). Now its being sold at larger retailers.

Now about the price. The palette retails for $80.00 USD (I purchased at Sephora). Seems really pricey – and it is. If you break that down, however, with 12 shadows in the palette, that’s about $6.80 USD per shadow. The total product is listed at 0.84 oz/24 grams making each eye shadow about 0.07 oz/2 grams.  A MAC shadow is 0.05  oz /1.5 grams and cost $10.00 USD (for the pan). Makeup Geek shadows are 0.068oz/1.8 grams and retail for $5.99. If you look at it this way, the Viseart shadows are not that astronomically – about the same price as MUG and cheaper than MAC. 🙂

Based on my experience with the one I have, I highly recommend the Viseart Neutral Matte palette.





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  1. This palette looks beautiful. I’ve seen Karima from Shameless Fripperies use it on her YouTube channel and always thought it looked so versatile. Shame that it’s a pricey outlay though.
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    1. I first saw Viseart on @Tarababyz Youtube channel and she convinced me that I needed them in my life. So happy to have this palette and the other but it is a bit of an initial investment, I agree.

  2. Hey Kimmy, this is definitely one of the more interesting matte eyeshadow palettes out there! I can’t pull all-matte looks off, so I’ll pass. I really like the look you came up with tho, and I can see how useful it might be in a makeup artist’s kit!

    1. I agree, Sunny – the Viseart neutral matte palette is an interesting one. They have a bright matte palette as well. Usually, I don’t do all matte looks either but of course, I use matte shadows daily for the crease and such so this comes in handy. 🙂

  3. This palette looks perfect for a bolder neutral look? Charbon and Souris look amazing! 🙂


    1. You could definitely get pretty bold with this. Though Viseart does have a brights matte palette which you can get really crazy with (yellows, blues, purples, greens, etc etc)

    • Jaa on March 12, 2015 at 1:32 pm
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    These Viseart palettes keep going in and out of stock at Sephora! I was so close to purchasing it at one point but I think it was sold out on me when I was about to check out. So … yeah.. it wasn’t meant to be. Haha.

    An all-matte palette is always a good thing to have in a kit because you always need one! The price isn’t all that expensive once you break it down especially for a good quality shadow like these. 🙂

    1. I know! It is always out of stock. Seems like they are having some difficulty keeping up with the demand. But you can usually find it in stock at Muse Beauty. xo

    • Jen on March 12, 2015 at 10:22 pm
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    Oh wow these swatch very nicely! I love mattes, sometimes I just don’t need a shimmery shadow.

    1. Yes, all of the Viseart shadows that I own swatch amazingly with little effort. I didn’t go over and over the swatch or anything. With the satins/shimmers featured in the Sultry Muse palette, one swipe with my finger did the job. With these, about one and a half. 🙂

  4. *gasp* If had access to this brand I’d IMMEDIATELY get this palette!

    1. It’s a tough one to resist. If you feel like hunting it down, I’d recommend 100%. 🙂

    • Silke Laura on March 18, 2015 at 7:58 pm
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    This palette.. PERFECTION! I’d love, love to own a palette like this. I think you can buy them back here in London in one particular shop, but they’re seriously overpriced.. Ugh! Such a beautiful eye look you’ve created!

    1. Isn’t it? I’m in love all over again, hehe. It’s so annoying that they would raise the prices like that – aren’t these made in France and isn’t that closer to London? Lol. If you ever get a chance to score these at a reasonable price point, I highly recommend.

  5. I’m so tempted by this and the the Bridal Satin palette. I have trouble with mattes, and it sounds like this palette is really easy to work with. I keep thinking the palettes are really expensive, but you broke down the price clearly, and they aren’t after all!

  6. This has been on my wishlist forever. I will get this one day! If it’s in stock on Sephora. I just cannot resist a matte neutral palette, especially one that is exceptional quality!

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