Woo! Labour Day weekend! This has always been an exciting time of the year growing up. Sometimes I wish I was back in school just so I could feel that excitement again. So to start off the new school year, I wanted to share with you the Viseart Matte Neutral palette. >>>Pictures and swatches below!
I’ve been hearing a lot of buzz around this product; apparently it has been sold out on Sephora for months, I even noticed they had a red disclaimer how they are looking for vendors to help with the high demand.
The Matte Neutral is called a neutral palette, but I would say it’s more of a warm-neutral palette. For the most part, this palette leans warm with the exception of a few colors. The colors in this palette is very basic – you can easily find dupes in the market (I’ll list some alternatives at the bottom of the post). I think the shade range is decent, there is a good range from light to dark, but some colors – such as the first 3, are quite similar and it would have been nice to see a neutral tan in the mix. I also think it would be great to see 1 or 2 “neutral” purple tones as well. With that being said, the color range is still excellent and it’s easy to make a complete eye look. Another note I want to add is that you can double up to set your under eyes, highlight and contour.
In terms of formula, when I swatched these shadows with my fingers, I noticed they felt dry to the touch but applied very smoothly onto the skin. When applied to the eyes, the colors were very pigmented, easy to blend, and had minimal fallout. I found the whole palette to be very consistent. The longevity of this product is also great; I can apply this early in the morning and it will last on my lids until I wash it off. The formula definitely met my high expectations.
The packaging of this is very practical and leans on the boring side (in all fairness, this palette is meant for make-up artists). When I saw pictures online, I thought the packaging looked cheap but when I received it in the mail I noticed it was quite substantial. Very sturdy and has a good weight to it. The clear plastic lid makes it easy to see the shadows without having to open up the palette, which I can appreciate.
Overall I think this is a great matte palette. It has a high initial price point, but the value is there. This palette contains a hefty 24 grams of product; that works out to 2 grams per shadow – for reference a MAC single shadow contains 1.5g of product, so it basically works out to $6.67CAD per shadow. I think this is a solid palette and it’s a great product to those starting off with make-up and those adding to their collection. The palette is very basic so you can rely on this as a starting base for any eye look. My only negative comment would be that I would like to see the palette to be more balanced between warm and cool tones.
- Smooth formula, blends easily, minimal fallout
- Good range from light to dark
- Mostly warm tones
- Basics colors – not unique
- Good value
Product: $80CAD for 24 grams (2 grams/shadow)
Budget friendly options
$55CAD – Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette