Viseart Libertine 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($49.00 for 0.49 oz.) is a new, permanent palette that’s exclusive to Beautylish. It contains five matte shades and four shimmer shades. Three of the five mattes are “sheer matte pigments,” which are marketed as a wet/dry formula. If you’re someone who wants to be able to use every shade easily in a palette and wants them to perform similarly to each other, I’d look at a different Viseart palette. If you’re into using your eyeshadows as eyeliners, you may appreciate the new finish/formula found in this particular palette. I highly recommend reading through the way the palette is supposed to be used before purchasing it to ensure that it will work for your application style.
I would expect that the brand and its creator would be the best to describe the formula of this palette, which is what I’m deferring to, but I do find that this palette is less consumer-friendly and more pro-friendly. Within the Libertine palette, one will find two new formulas, which are labeled as pigments and are specifically “not” creamy in texture (and they are, in fact, a little drier and a touch grainy). For example, Empowered is described as usable for “all over” as a “wash of color” or “wet as an eyeliner.” Defiance is described as a “hard pressed tattoo pigment” that can be “used as an eyeliner” but for “all over color” one is to “blend carefully.” Debauched can be used “all over” but is listed as a “hard pressed sheer matte fuchsia pigment.”
I reached out to Viseart/Anastasia on the new formula, and from that conversation, these were my takeaways: they have a similar ingredient list but they are pressed significantly harder in order to be able take more water (as they are designed to be used wet or dry as liner) but that they are packed with extra pigment to balance.