Sunday, March 19, 2017

Viseart Eye Shadow Palette Petit PRO ::: Review & Shadows!!!

I love how Viseart has a no-nonsense approach in naming their eyeshadow palettes. They recently launched a palette that is named as “Petit Pro Eyeshadow Palette”! It is no doubt a petite palette, so petite that it will EASILY fit in my tiny little wallet. And of course, it’s a pro palette. You can get at least 2-3 simple, everyday looks and you can get few super smokey, sultry looks as well! The description on Sephora website says that the shades are inspired from 2017 fashion-forward trends. To me that does not mean anything because the shades in this palette are very common, easy-to-find neutral-ish shades. 

Anyway, on to the review –

Price & Availability: You can find it on Sephora, BeautylishMuse Beauty Pro and Frends Beauty. I believe this is a permanent palette and currently in stock. It also says Pro 01, at least I can see so my makeup crazy mind cannot help but anticipate for 2nd edition.

I have reviewed the Dark Matte (click here for full review) and Bridal Satin (click here for full review) palettes! If you read them you already know that Viseart is an expensive brand! I view their eyeshadow palettes as investment pieces; they will cost you a hefty amount of cash up front but you will surely get a lot of use and hence, more value for your money!

In this, you will get 4 mattes and 4 shimmer shadows for a price of $30. I am a little bit confused about the amount we get here. On the Sephora website, it says 5.9g (0.208oz) of product but I can see 5.9g(0.208oz) as well as 12g (0.42oz) mentioned on the back of the palette. I am trying to contact Viseart to see which one is correct. Their regular 12-pan eyeshadow palettes will give you 0.84 oz. of product for $80 which will be $95.0z per oz. and this palette will be $144 per oz. if we go with 5.9g (0.208oz). (If I hear back from Viseart, I will update here.)

Here are is a comparison of similar travel-friendly palettes from other brands.

Palette Name
6 x 0.03 oz
6 x 0.03 oz
8 x 0.03 oz
6 x 0.05 oz

Packaging: Cute packaging! And looks strong enough to be actually travel-friendly! I have not yet travelled with it. Also, it comes with a tiny, little mirror! Keep in mind that their 12-pan does not include any mirror. 

Formula & Quality: I love Viseart matte shadows. They really are top notch quality. Even when you blend them a lot, each shade maintains their individuality without looking muddy like some other brands while getting perfectly blended. Now, the shimmers are not the greatest when compared to some of their counterparts from different brands. They have much less shimmers than what I like, but they are still much more shimmery than their regular satin palettes. 

The wear-time, overall is excellent. In general, they stay on the eyes throughout the day till I remove my makeup. The shimmers appear more vibrant & shiny when I first apply them but after 5-6 hrs. they lose some shine and retain a gorgeous satiny finish. I wished they would have more metallic-ness and would remain so but I still do enjoy the satiny look. It’s very sophisticated.

What I love the most about the palette is its portability. Currently, when I travel I use a mini z-palette and take my Makeup Geek single pan shadows. However, I generally don’t wear complex looks when I am travelling so I don’t really need a bunch of shades! But these 8 shades will give me enough versatility for day and night time looks while practically taking minimum space in my makeup bag. Seriously guys, it’s even smaller than my Ulta mirror or my Nexus 5 phone :-)
Also, if you have been always itching to try Viseart but $80 is too big of a commitment, this is a fun, little palette to try out both their matte and satin shades.

Speaking of shades, here are all 8 shades –
1: it is a very stark white shade. Excellent blendability and great pigmentation and smooth for a white shade.
2: This is a very dark brown with a strong cool undertone. I wished this was mid-tone brown rather than being this dark. But the quality, again is excellent.
3: This is another quite dark, maroon shade. Very soft and blendable. I love this type of shades.
4: This is very dark, grey, almost black shade. Essential for creating those sultry, smokey nighttime looks. I am glad that they included this instead of a stark black.

All matte shadows are quite consistent in performance. But I really wished that the 2nd shade was much lighter, mid-tone brown so it could work as a crease shade for light to medium skin tones. That’s my biggest complaint about this palette.

5: This is a beautiful champagne taupe shade. It is gorgeous, but it is bit gritty to touch in comparison to other 3 shimmer shades. It also takes some effort in getting to show in getting the shade to show on my lids in an opaque fashion. This is the only shade that somewhat disappointed me.
6: Rest of these 3 shades are right up my alley. This one is a beautiful soft gold. Very pigmented and so sophisticated. And this feels so buttery and velvety soft! So, so soft.
7: Another shade with that same velvety softness. They feel so nice on my fingers and on the lids.
8: This shade is not that smoother than the previous two but performance is really nice. I love all these shades! 
2 on inner crease and above the crease, 3 on the crease, 4 on outer crease, 8 on entire lid, 7 very lightly on v. inner corner

1 on crease and lightly patted all over the lid, 2 on outer crease, 6 on 2/3 of inner lid.

In conclusion, I believe my 30 bucks were well spent. I like the color assortment here and the portability and the extreme compactness of this palette. While the formula and the performance are great the colors are nothing extraordinary! They are pretty easy to find shade. So, if you already have a lot of eyeshadows this is not going to be quite exciting. But, if you do a lot of travelling or if you have not tried Viseart shades this is going to be a good edition to your makeup collection. 

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