Viseart Orange/Violet (01) Blush Palette ($80.00 for 0.84 oz.) is a six-pan blush palette that is the same size (and contains the same amount) as the eyeshadow palettes. It comes in a black plastic compact with a clear lid. Each palette is divided into two families and is “scaled into three levels of cheek color, ideal for the fairest to deep skin tones.” The powder blush formula is supposed to “apply seamlessly” and have “sheer to fuller coverage.” In general, the blush applied better with a light-to-moderately dense brush, light hand, and built-up in layers rather than immediately packed into place. The texture was smooth but dusty, sometimes powdery, and kicked up excess in the pan, so with some of the richer shades, it was easy to over-apply. The formula played better with my skin when it was normal, whereas drier areas had some trouble with the product adhering to the skin for some shades but not all (if you normally wear a cream or liquid base, you should be good to go). The majority of the blushes in the palettes are mostly matte, and they look very smooth on the skin–they actually seemed to hide texture and pores, which was interesting. Most of the shades lasted at least eight hours on my normal-to-dry skin with some lasting as long as nine and a half hours.
Orange #1 is a bright pop of orange with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage (to mostly opaque) with a soft, blendable texture that was rather powdery in the pan–it kicked up a ton of excess product every time I touched it, even with a light hand, so it can make the palette very messy. It wore well for eight hours on me. Illamasqua Lover (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). YSL Rebelle (7) (P, $47.00) is darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
Orange #2 is a medium-dark, burnt orange with warm, brown undertones and a mostly matte finish. The pigmentation was buildable from medium to full coverage. The texture was smooth, blendable, and not too dusty or too firm in the pan, so it was less messy than the prior shade. On me, this shade wore well for nine hours. Illamasqua Expose (P, $26.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Rotonde (LE, $41.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Coppertone (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Powder to the People (LE, $38.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Sephora Oh My Gosh (10) (P, $14.00) is darker, brighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
Orange #3 is a bold, bright, medium-dark orange-coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque coverage, so it wasn’t what I would call buildable, as it is hard to get very sheer or light color without the barest tap of the brush in the pan (which is the same technique you’d use with any very pigmented blush). The texture wasn’t too soft or too firm, so it was easier to work with and sat well on the skin. This shade started to fade after eight and a half hours of wear. NARS Boys Don't Cry (LE, $41.00) is darker, brighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Never Been Kissed (LE, $8.00) is more muted (90% similar). Sephora Oh My Gosh (10) (P, $14.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Savage (LE, $30.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Exhibit A (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NYX Tuscan (P, $6.50) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Fleeting Romance (P, $23.50) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Fruit Stand (P, $8.00) is cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.