Viseart Chou Chou Petit Pro Palette Review & Swatches
Viseart Chou Chou Petit Pro Palette is a new palette for summer that features a mix of orange, pink, and an unusual pop of silver. There was a surprising amount of near-identical overlap between shades in this palette and past shades released by the brand.
With the exception of Sand Castle, the formula was consistent with past Viseart releases; the mattes were pigmented, blendable, and performed better on the eyes than swatched alone, while the shimmers felt a little more softly-pressed than a few years ago but consistent with more recent launches (pigmented, blendable, minimal to no fallout).
There’s no indication of which shades may or may not include color additives that are not approved for eye usage by FDA, but Red No. 7, Red No. 27, Red No. 28 appear in the +/- portion of the ingredient list, which are often pigments used to get richer hues (like neon pinks and corals!) that are marked as “Pressed Pigments” by a lot of brands (who all still throw them into what looks and feels like an eyeshadow palette anyway). These color additives are allowed in eye products by EU regulations. I would expect Popsicle, Melon, and Cotton Candy to be the shades most likely to be of the “Pressed Pigment” variety due to their hue/brightness.
Viseart Sand Castle Eyeshadow
Sand Castle is a light, yellowed peach with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had medium coverage with a very powdery texture that had a ton of fallout and sheered out.
Unfortunately, it applied a lot like it looked swatched, so it did not improve much during application. I’d recommend applying it earlier on if using it above the lid area due the fallout dropped. It wore well for eight hours before fading visibly.
Viseart Creamsicle Eyeshadow
Creamsicle is a light orange with strong, warm yellow undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which built up easily to full coverage with less than a layer on top.
The texture was soft, lightly powdery in the pan but applied evenly to bare skin and blended out with ease. I tend to find that Viseart’s matte formula works better in practice than swatched, which was true here. It stayed on nicely for nine hours before fading noticeably.
Sangria is a medium-dark orange-coral with strong, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The texture was soft and felt more loosely-pressed in the pan, so I’d recommend using a lighter hand to pick up product (or use a dampened brush) to avoid kicking up too much excess in the pan.
It had good pigmentation that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out nicely. The eyeshadow lasted well for nine hours before fading a bit.
Viseart Popsicle Pressed Pigment
Popsicle is a neon, fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a matte finish. It had a soft, lightly powdery consistency that proved to have more powderiness in the pan but not so much during application.
There wasn’t fallout, and the color went on with opaque coverage without sheering out too readily. This shade wore well for nine hours before fading a bit, and it left a stain behind.
Icy is a bright, medium silver with cool undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had a lot of shimmer and sparkle in it, so it applied best with a fingertip or a dampened brush, which helped to smooth out the product and give a more even application of color.
Applied with a dry brush, there was light fallout and a need to go back and massage the color into place. It had nearly opaque color payoff that stayed on well for nine and a half hours with faint fallout over time.
Viseart Melon Pressed Pigment
Melon is a neon, pink-coral with a matte finish. It had rich pigmentation with a soft, lightly dusty texture that wasn’t too softly nor too firmly pressed into the pan. The product picked up well with a brush and applied with an even laydown of product that was blendable along the edges. It lasted well for nine hours before fading noticeably.
Cotton Candy is a bright, medium fuchsia pink with cool, bluer undertones and a sparkling sheen. It had good pigmentation in a single layer, which was buildable to full coverage with a second layer or when applied over primer.
The texture was soft, smooth, and a little dusty in the pan, but it applied evenly and wasn’t prone to fallout nor sheering out too readily. The color blended out with ease and wore well for nine hours. There was a faint stain left behind.
Sorbet has a medium, peachy-coral base with gold-to-green shifting shimmer that gave it a soft, metallic finish. It had rich color coverage that applied well to bare skin with a smooth, even laydown of product and didn’t produce fallout.
The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable without being too firmly nor too softly pressed into the pan. It wore nicely for nine hours before fading noticeably.