Viseart is a makeup brand known for their high quality shadows. In particular I’d heard amazing things about their matte eyeshadow formula. So when I found this Dark Mattes Eyeshadow Palette for sale I grabbed one immediately to try.
As I mentioned above Viseart are famous for the quality of their eyeshadows and these 12 pan palettes come in a range of themes with shimmer and matte versions. Some other palettes that I’ve had my eye on include the Neutral Mattes and Coy.
Viseart Dark Mattes Eyeshadow Palette
Viseart gives no specific directions for how to wear their eyeshadows. I apply these Dark Mattes over an eyeshadow base as I have oily eyelids that will crease otherwise.
I’ll place and blend these shadows with eyeshadow brushes, I don’t find that I need to use my finger to increase pigmentation. I haven’t found anything unusual about these shadows that causes me to apply them any differently to normal.
The first thing I noticed when I swatched these shadows was how light and dry the formula felt. I think the shadow powder is very fine so they feel quite powdery to the touch. Some mattes will feel almost creamy but these do not. What that means is that these also feel light when I’m picking them up and applying them.
The formula is very fine and a little powdery. If I want a punch of pigmentation I might have to layer the formula. On the flip side because it’s so light the eyeshadow is very easy to blend out smoothly. The colours are all true to how they look in the pans. They can be built up to their full pigmentation or sheered out to a lighter look depending on how much you pick up and apply. Even when I only apply a light layer the shadows blend out smoothly without any patchiness.
The only time I’ve ran into patchiness was when I applied these matte shadows over a tacky eyeshadow primer and the matte pigment stuck in place. I realised that was an issue with the primer and not really the shadows.
Considering this palette is called the Dark Mattes I think there is a great amount of range between the shades. The tones vary enough that the colours don’t muddy on the lids and the pigmentation can be built to get vivid looks.
I can understand why Viseart is recommended for their matte formulas. The pigmentation and ease of use come together to make what could be a daunting palette very fun and friendly. For the future I’ve got my eye on some other Viseart palettes but for now I’ll be enjoying these Dark Mattes for some more great looks.