Viseart Paris Edit Edit Eyeshadow Palette ($39.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a new addition to the brand’s core range that is a riff on the original Paris Nudes 12-pan palette. Overall, the palette applied better than it swatched, which is typical of Viseart’s formula, but I definitely felt like a few shades were under-pigmented and/or more powdery, so it was one of the least impressive Viseart palettes I’ve tried. For the types of tones and shades in the palette, the misses were a surprise.
As someone who loved to the original (one of my all-time favorites for awhile), I found this one to be lacking. Part of what made Paris Nudes special was actually the finer, smoother sheen from each shade, and I felt like this one ran more metallic and included mattes. I don’t know that it recreated the feel of the original but doesn’t feel like it pairs well with the original either. The quality of the original, though mine is from five years ago, was more consistent and performed better for the few shades that overlapped.
Viseart Petale Eyeshadow
Petale is a muted, light-medium pink with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had medium coverage, which was buildable to semi-opaque coverage, but there was enough powderiness to it that I would recommend pairing it with primer to get full coverage out of it. There was a touch of fallout during application, so if I was using it on the brow bone area again, I’d apply it sooner rather than later. The color started to fade noticeably after eight hours of wear.
Viseart Champs-Elysees Eyeshadow
Champs-Elysees is a bright, white gold with subtle, warm yellow undertones and a metallic sheen. It had nearly opaque color coverage with a soft consistency that wasn’t pressed too firmly nor too softly into the pan, so it picked up well with a brush but wasn’t prone to fallout. It wore nicely for eight and a half hours before fading visibly.
Viseart Creme Brulee (Paris Edit) Eyeshadow
Creme Brulee (Paris Edit)
Creme Brulee (Paris Edit) is a very light, slightly peachy brown with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. It wasn’t as rosy as some lighter browns are, but it wasn’t as orange-toned either, so it was harder to categorize it (possibly “very dark peach” might be more apt; still mulling it over). The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable without being too powdery in the pan. The eyeshadow had rich pigmentation that lasted well for eight and a half hours before fading a bit.
There’s another shade by the same name in the Neutral Mattes Milieu palette, but they were drastically different, so this shade has been added a separate shade. Based on how different they were, it seemed more an issue of using the name twice rather than being that off in reproduction.
Viseart Fleur Eyeshadow
Fleur is a muted, medium-dark mauve with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. It had buildable coverage from semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation in two layers. The texture was soft, blendable, and smooth without being too firmly nor too softly pressed into the pan. The color applied evenly and wore well for eight and a half hours before fading visibly.
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Viseart Opera Eyeshadow
Opera is a brighter, light-medium pink with warm undertones and a metallic finish. The eyeshadow yielded opaque coverage, while the texture felt a little creamier and thicker, but it was more loosely-pressed so I had to be careful to press and pat it into place to avoid light fallout. There were signs of fading after eight and a half hours of wear.
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Viseart Beaux-Arts Eyeshadow
Beaux-Arts is a light-medium copper with warmer undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It seemed slightly drier and less firmly-pressed, so there was some tendency to sheer out, light fallout, and a bit of excess that kicked up in the pan. It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage that lasted well for eight hours.
The color seemed to be a little more muted, less opaque, and rustier (not as golden) compared to the original I have from five or so years ago.
Viseart Tulle Eyeshadow
Tulle is a light-medium coral with warmer undertones and a matte finish. The texture was moderately powdery, so there was light fallout during application and a tendency to sheer out. It was better built up over primer, but I was able to get to semi-opaque coverage in two layers without primer. It wore well for eight hours before fading noticeably.
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Viseart Cerise Eyeshadow
Cerise is a muted, medium-dark burgundy with warm undertones and flecks of micro-sparkle over a matte finish. The texture was slightly drier with some powderiness, though it applied evenly and blended out well. It was the kind of shade that seems like it would be problematic but ended up better applied than merely swatched. There was some unintended diffusion of sparkles beyond where I was blending, though. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours before fading visibly.
Viseart Saint Germain Eyeshadow
Saint Germain is a medium-dark, purplish-taupe with cool undertones and a pearly sheen. The texture was more emollient and thinner, but it also seemed drier in a way–like the barest crumbles–as it sheered out very readily and was difficult to apply evenly to build up coverage. It wore well for eight hours before fading visibly.
When really heavily packed on and minimally blended, the color was very close to the original I have (from five years ago), but the performance of the one in this palette is much poorer so they don’t quite look the same applied.
Viseart Marais Eyeshadow
Marais is a medium-dark copper with warmer undertones and a metallic sheen. The consistency felt slightly more loosely-pressed, but it applied evenly and blended out well without fallout or sheering out too readily. It had opaque color coverage that wore nicely for eight and a half hours before I noticed signs of fading.
It seemed slightly deeper and more metallic but drier compared to the original I have from five or so years ago.
Viseart Pirouette Eyeshadow
Pirouette is a medium-dark copper with moderate, warm undertones and a bright, metallic finish. It was intensely pigmented with a smooth, creamy consistency that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out well without fallout. It stayed on well for nine hours before creasing faintly.
Viseart Tuileries (Paris Edit) Eyeshadow
Tuileries (Paris Edit)
Tuileries (Paris Edit) is a medium plum with strong, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The texture was smooth, lightly creamy, and dense without being too thick. It had excellent color payoff that applied well to bare skin and blended out with ease. This shade lasted well for nine hours before fading visibly.
There is shade by the same name in the Golden Hour palette, but it was a different color entirely–matte black!–so there’s nothing to compare this to, but I wanted to make that clear!
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