Viseart Dark Edit Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

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Dark Edit

Viseart Dark Edit Edit Eyeshadow Palette ($39.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a new, limited edition mix of autumnal tones, per the brand, that is designed to be universal across skin tones. There are four shimmers and eight matte shades. I’m still waiting on confirmation with respect to which shades are Pressed Pigments along with which shades are from what palette, but in the meanwhile, I’ve lined them up the best I can comparing these shades to shades found in other Viseart palettes (a good number are from Dark Mattes).

Most of the shades performed well, but a few of the mattes were trickier to use–ranging from more effort but very workable (Sienna) to mildly frustrating to work with (Lavender). I’d say that the texture of the mattes, on average, felt a bit more substantial and “richer” than the originals in Dark Mattes, and while they often swatched very similarly, they appeared much deeper/darker in their pans in this palette compared to the Dark Mattes palette.

Viseart Toffee (Dark Matte #1) Eyeshadow
Viseart Toffee (Dark Matte #1) Eyeshadow
Viseart Toffee (Dark Matte #1) Eyeshadow
Viseart Toffee (Dark Matte #1) Eyeshadow
Viseart Toffee (Dark Matte #1) Eyeshadow

Toffee (Dark Matte #1)

Toffee (Dark Matte #1) is a medium, taupe-brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had excellent pigmentation in a single layer, which adhered evenly and smoothly to bare skin. The texture was lightly dusty in the pan, but it applied well without dropping a ton of fallout and diffused easily along the edges. It lasted well for nine hours on me before fading a touch.

Sienna (Dark Matte #3)

Sienna (Dark Matte #3) is a muted, medium-dark red-brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage that was buildable to full coverage with less than half of a layer. The texture was a touch drier, somewhat thinner compared to the other mattes, which felt more substantial. The eyeshadow applied fairly evenly and blended out without much effort but wasn’t quite as foolproof as other shades. It stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours on me before fading visibly.

Sepia (Dark Matte #4)

Sepia (Dark Matte #4) is a medium-dark brown with strong, warm red-orange undertones and a matte finish. The texture was slightly dusty and had a smidgen of fallout during application, but it was extremely pigmented where a little went a long way. I had no trouble applying and diffusing the edges for a nice blend. This shade wore well for nine hours before I noticed any fading.

Persimmon (Dark Matte #8)

Persimmon (Dark Matte #8) is a brighter, medium-dark copper with strong, orange undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque color payoff that adhered evenly and smoothly to bare skin, while the edges blended out without difficulty. The texture was soft, lightly dusty in the pan but not prone to fallout or sheering out when applied to my lid. It lasted well for nine hours before showing signs of fading.

Olive (Dark Matte #12)

Olive (Dark Matte #12) is a muted, medium olive green with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had excellent pigmentation in one layer, which applied well to bare skin and blended out with ease. The texture was soft, a little powdery in the pan, but it didn’t sheer out too readily nor was fallout an issue during application. It stayed on well for nine hours before I noticed slight fading.

Beaujolais (Dark Matte #6)

Beaujolais (Dark Matte #6) is a medium-dark plum with subtle, warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. There were very faint micro-shimmers throughout that helped the powder to blend out more readily, but it appeared matte in finish on my lid. The texture was slightly drier to the touch with a bit of dustiness in the pan, but there wasn’t noticeable fallout during application. The pigmentation was opaque in one layer, and it blended out without too much effort but could have been easier to diffuse along the edge. It wore nicely for nine hours on me before fading visibly.

Lavender

Lavender is a rich purple with subtle, warmer undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable color payoff that applied somewhat unevenly and was more difficult to diffuse and blend out. I also felt like it darkened substantially on my skin, even over primer, and as a result, it lost some of that vibrancy and ended up looking more like Beaujolais in practice (rather than offering more contrast). The texture was slightly stiff in the pan and felt a bit drier compared to other Viseart matte shades. It lasted well for nine hours before fading noticeably and left a faint stain behind.

Foret

Foret is a blackened blue with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. This was the only shade that I didn’t feel lined up with any past shades by Viseart–it either too warm or too cool to compare with other, deeper bluish shades the brand has done. The texture was slightly firmer, stiffer, and on the thinner side, so it wasn’t as blendable as would be ideal, but it was workable–decent but room for improvement. It had rich pigmentation, so I’d recommend using less and building up to make it easiest to work with. This shade stayed on well for nine hours before I noticed any fading.

Absinthe (Absinthe #6)

Absinthe (Absinthe #6) is a blackened, forest green with subtle, warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had good pigmentation but needed a half of a layer more for full coverage. The texture felt smooth to the touch, slightly emollient which ensured no powderiness, and it applied and blended out nicely. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me before creasing faintly.

Calypso (GPV2 #15)

Calypso (GPV2 #15) is a vivid, orchid purple with warmer, pink undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. The pigmentation was opaque in one layer, while the eyeshadow had a smoother, lightly creamy consistency that sat well on my skin and blended out seamlessly. It lasted well for nine hours on me before creasing slightly.

Burnished Copper (Siren #6)

Burnished Copper (Siren #6) is a rich, deeper copper with warm, orange undertones and a metallic sheen. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that was dense without being stiff or too heavy/thick on my skin. The eyeshadow stayed on well for nine hours on me before fading visibly.

Buillion (GPV2 #12)

Buillion (GPV2 #12) is a bright, medium gold with moderate, warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in one pass, which built up to full coverage with less half of a layer more. The texture felt emollient to the touch, smooth and not at all powdery, while it applied best with a flat, synthetic brush as there was a little more slip than was ideal for a fluffier brush (which could sometimes just push the product around unevenly). It wore nicely for eight and a half hours on me before I noticed any fading.



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