Viseart Neutral Matte (01) Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

Viseart Neutral Matte (01) Eyeshadow Palette
Viseart Neutral Matte (01) Eyeshadow Palette

Viseart Neutral Matte (01) Eyeshadow Palette ($80.00 for 0.84 oz.) contains twelve matte (well, mostly) neutral eyeshadows. When it comes to their eyeshadow palettes, the Neutral Matte palette is considered the “base” where this is the one you start with, and the other palettes build on this one, particularly the shimmery ones like Bridal Satin, Sultry Muse, and Paris Nude (though you can get looks out of them as is, but you have to love your shimmer). According to the brand, the formula is supposed to be pigmented, smooth, blendable, and long-wearing, and the palettes/eyeshadows are made in small batches (which is what is said to be the reason for why restocking can take awhile). All of the shades in the palette were very soft and silky to the touch, finely-milled, and fairly pigmented, though some shades were more semi-opaque and buildable, while others were quite pigmented from the get-go. A few of the shades are more semi-matte to satin-matte, where they lack the flatness of a truly matte eyeshadow but look like a “natural matte” finish applied, so even some of the lighter shades are less prone to looking dry or chalky on the skin. They all wore well for nine hours on me before fading (no primer). Its greatest strength to me is really that they adhere and apply to bare skin without the necessity of primer, and they tended to blend easily without turning patchy or uneven. It’s worth taking a look at if you’re in need of more matte, warm-toned neutrals in your stash, but if you’ve already stocked up on many a neutral palette in the last few years, these are dupable (182 dupes across the twelve shades).

The brand has been around for awhile as a more artistry/professional brand, but Sephora recently started to carry some of their products (four of their eyeshadow palettes specifically, but there are additional ones; I have personally shopped through Muse Beauty and bought three more through them, shipping was $10, but they shipped from SF so I got mine to what amounted as overnight delivery). I hope Sephora will start carrying the other palettes, though, to make it more and more accessible.

Cannelle is a muted, mediuum peachy-brown with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. The texture was soft, smooth, blendable, and easy to work with, as it yielded mostly opaque color payoff and lasted for nine and a half hours on me. MAC Layin’ Low (P, $18.50) is less shimmery, lighter. Laura Mercier Ginger (P, $23.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Make Up For Ever M650 Cookie (P, $21.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever M664 Fawn (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Satin Ochre (Right) (LE, ) is lighter. Make Up For Ever S706 Milk Toffee (P, $21.00) is darker. Too Faced Peanut Butter (P, $16.00) is darker. Kat Von D Ludwin (P, ) is lighter. Colour Pop Selfie (P, $5.00) is brighter. Colour Pop Just a Sip (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter. Urban Decay Riff (P, $18.00) is darker, brighter. Urban Decay Riff (P, $18.00) is darker, brighter. Too Faced Honey Butter (P, $16.00) is lighter. Buxom Invite Only (P, $12.00) is darker. First 15 dupes listed, please click the links to see additional dupes: Viseart Beige (P, ) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Beige is a light-medium, muted peach with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had good color payoff that was buildable to opaque, but it wasn’t fully pigmented. The texture was soft and a little powdery, but it remained blendable and applied well to the lid in practice. On me, the color lasted for nine hours before fading. Viseart Cannelle (P, ) is lighter. Laura Mercier Ginger (P, $23.00) is less shimmery, darker. Viseart Cannelle (P, ) is darker. Kat Von D Ludwin (P, ) is darker. Tarte Peach Poppy (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler. bareMinerals Shhh… (P, ) is more shimmery. Colour Pop Just a Sip (LE, $5.00) is darker. Kat Von D Geek (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker. MAC Bamboo (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Samoa Silk (DC, $16.00) is less shimmery, brighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Sable is a light beige with warm, yellow undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with a soft, smooth consistency that blended well on the skin without looking powdery or dry. It started to fade after nine hours of wear. Urban Decay Skimp (P, $18.00) is darker. MAC Brule (P, $16.00) is lighter. Kat Von D Countess (LE, ) is darker. Urban Decay Bleach (LE, $18.00) is . MAC Her Mistress (LE, $16.00) is darker. Kat Von D Damned (LE, ) is lighter. Tarte Just Malt Away (LE, ) is more shimmery. Makeup Geek Vanilla Bean (P, $5.99) is lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #4 (P, ) is lighter. Hourglass Graphite #1 (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter. Dior Sundeck #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery. theBalm #24 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery. Tarte Sand Out from the Crowd (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter. Kat Von D Laetus (P, ) is darker. Hourglass Color Field #1 (P, ) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Ivoire is a lightly, brightened white with neutral undertones and a matte finish. It was semi-opaque with a silky texture that was surprisingly soft without turning powdery. It lasted for nine hours before fading. Sugarpill Tako (P, $12.00) is cooler. Bobbi Brown White (LE, $22.00) is cooler. Inglot #373 (P, $6.00) is brighter, cooler. MAC Chill (LE, $16.00) is warmer. Too Faced Jingle All the Way Eyeshadow #10 (LE, $16.00) is warmer. LORAC White (P, ) is cooler. Hello Kitty Milk (LE, ) is brighter. Makeup Geek White Lies (P, $5.99) is darker. Kat Von D Banshee (LE, ) is brighter. Kat Von D Liberatus (P, ) is warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Chocolat is a muted, dark brown with warm, yellow-orange undertones and a satin finish. It had decent to good color payoff, but the texture was a little firmer compared to the other shades and wasn’t as easily blended in comparison. The color still wore well for nine hours, though. Inglot #327 (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, warmer. MAC Brown Down (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Swiss Chocolate (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. Kat Von D Wolf (P, ) is cooler. Chanel Charming #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery. Guerlain Two Spicy #2 (P, ) is more shimmery. Tarte Multi-Tasker (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Kat Von D Leather (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter. Colour Pop Farah (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, warmer. Hourglass Obscura #4 (P, ) is less shimmery. Colour Pop Fairfax (P, $5.00) is cooler. MAC Choco Cake (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Kat Von D Sytry (P, ) is less shimmery. Tarte Powerful (LE, ) is less shimmery. Becca Ombre Nudes #5 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. First 15 dupes listed, please click the links to see additional dupes: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Brique is a medium-dark, copper-brown with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It was richly pigmented, silky-smooth, and blendable on the lid and lasted for almost ten hours on me. MAC Body Conscious (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery. MAC Saddle (P, $16.00) is less shimmery. Kat Von D Cleopatra (P, ) is darker. Inglot #122R Middle (P, $6.00) is brighter. Anastasia Sienna (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker. Zoeva Substitute for Love (P, ) is more muted. Sephora + Pantone Universe Chutney (LE, ) is less shimmery. Too Faced Peanut Butter (P, $16.00) is lighter. Anastasia Morocco (P, $12.00) is less shimmery. Make Up For Ever S706 Milk Toffee (P, $21.00) is lighter. Make Up For Ever S604 Teak (P, $21.00) is cooler. Make Up For Ever S602 Cinnamon (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted, cooler. Make Up For Ever M704 Canyon (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter. Kat Von D Wrath (P, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler. LORAC Dream Girl #2 (LE, ) is darker, brighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Taupe is a muted, medium-dark brown with warm, caramel undertones and a satin sheen. It had good color payoff with a soft, smooth consistency that was easy to work with on bare skin. The color started to fade after nine hours of wear. Inglot #360 (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Texture (P, $16.00) is darker. Urban Decay Twice Baked (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker. Too Faced Semi-Sweet (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer. Laura Mercier Café au Lait (P, $23.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Makeup Geek Hipster (P, $5.99) is warmer. Laura Mercier Café au Lait (P, $23.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Sleek MakeUP Entwined (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, lighter. LORAC Unspoken (P, ) is less shimmery, warmer. Too Faced Truffled (P, $16.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever M630 Sweet Chestnut (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, cooler. MAC Clove (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer. Dior Cuir Cannage #3 (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer. MAC Clove (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer. Dior Cuir Cannage #3 (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer. First 15 dupes listed, please click the links to see additional dupes: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Cafe is a medium, taupe brown with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had excellent pigmentation with a soft, blendable consistency that sat well on the skin. On me, the color started to fade after nine hours of wear. Make Up For Ever M540 Gray Beige (P, $21.00) is less shimmery. Kat Von D Vanish (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter. Make Up For Ever M540 Gray Beige (P, $21.00) is less shimmery. Make Up For Ever M558 Dark Taupe (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker. Urban Decay Primal (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker. Make Up For Ever M630 Sweet Chestnut (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker. Too Faced Fawned of You (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer. Stila Being (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. Tarte Merci You Later (LE, ) is lighter. LORAC Brown (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer. Laura Mercier Stone Taupe (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler. Tarte Taupe of the World (LE, ) is darker. Urban Decay Dare (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker. Urban Decay Fix (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer. Too Faced Puddin’ (P, $16.00) is darker. First 15 dupes listed, please click the links to see additional dupes: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Charbon is a medium-dark black with a satin finish. This shade had the most sheen out of the entire palette, but it seemed to make it more blendable than some matte black eyeshadows are, so perhaps that’s the reason for that slight sheen. The texture was soft, smooth, and had a slightly firmer press compared to other shades. I started to see fading after nine hours of wear. MAC Dark Dare (P, $20.00) is less shimmery. Sugarpill Bulletproof (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker. Anastasia Coal (LE, $12.00) is . Giorgio Armani Obsidian (01) (P, $38.00) is less shimmery. Urban Decay Perversion (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery. Chanel Rêve d’Orient #4 (LE, ) is darker. Make Up For Ever M100 Black (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker. Make Up For Ever S102 Onyx (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker. LORAC Caviar (LE, ) is less shimmery. Chanel Tisse Riviera #4 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker, more muted. NARS Sycorax (P, $29.00) is less shimmery. Makeup Geek Corrupt (P, $5.99) is less shimmery, darker. Viseart Tuxedo (P, ) is more shimmery. Milani Bella Black (12) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Souris is a muted, dark gray with a “warmer” leaning though it still seemed cool-toned overall with a matte finish. I thought this was the worst performer of the palette, as it was prone to sheering out and didn’t adhere as evenly as other shades. The texture felt soft but somewhat powdery. It started to fade after eight hours of wear. MAC All Woman (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Kat Von D Graphic Nature (P, ) is darker. LORAC Charcoal (P, ) is darker. MAC Smoked Cocoa #4 (LE, $16.00) is warmer. bareMinerals Velvet Charcoal (P, $14.00) is cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Cendre is a softened, medium-dark taupe with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had decent to good color payoff but wasn’t as pigmented as other shades. The eyeshadow had a slightly firmer press, and it wasn’t as blendable as the other shades. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours. Urban Decay Rewind (LE, $18.00) is warmer. MAC Brains & Brawn (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Bobbi Brown Slate (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer. bareMinerals Head Over Heels (LE, ) is darker. Tom Ford Beauty Unabashed Eyeshadow #2 (LE, ) is warmer. Urban Decay Undone (LE, $18.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever M558 Dark Taupe (P, $21.00) is warmer. Chanel Tisse Rivoli #4 (P, ) is more shimmery, warmer. Too Faced Risque (P, $16.00) is warmer. Colour Pop Adios (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Laura Mercier Stone Taupe (LE, $23.00) is warmer. Tarte Power Player (LE, ) is warmer. theBalm Dig It (LE, $16.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Tabac is a medium-dark brown with warmer undertones and a subtle gray tint paired with a matte finish. It had good pigmentation that applied smoothly and evenly to the skin, and it was easily blended and diffused. On me, the color wore well for nine hours. NARS Bali (P, $24.00) is darker. MAC Deep Brown (P, $21.00) is darker. MAC Brun (P, $16.00) is darker. Urban Decay Rewind (LE, $18.00) is lighter. bareMinerals Get Ahead (LE, ) is warmer. Make Up For Ever M630 Sweet Chestnut (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer. Make Up For Ever M558 Dark Taupe (P, $21.00) is lighter. MAC Noble Spirit (LE, $16.00) is less pigmented, lower quality. MAC Lofty (LE, $16.00) is darker. Tarte Eiffel for You (LE, ) is darker. Urban Decay Undone (LE, $18.00) is darker, cooler. MAC Aromatic (P, $16.00) is warmer. Rouge Bunny Rouge Umber Fire Finch (P, $19.00) is more shimmery. Buxom Big Spender (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer. Tarte Espresso Yourself (LE, ) is lighter. First 15 dupes listed, please click the links to see additional dupes: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Viseart Neutral Matte (01) Eyeshadow Palette
Viseart Neutral Matte (01) Eyeshadow Palette

Viseart Neutral Matte (01) Eyeshadow Palette
Viseart Neutral Matte (01) Eyeshadow Palette

Viseart Neutral Matte (01) Eyeshadow Palette
Viseart Neutral Matte (01) Eyeshadow Palette

Viseart Neutral Matte (01) Eyeshadow Palette
Viseart Neutral Matte (01) Eyeshadow Palette

Viseart Neutral Matte (01) Eyeshadow Palette
Viseart Neutral Matte (01) Eyeshadow Palette

Viseart Neutral Matte (01) Eyeshadow Palette
Viseart Neutral Matte (01) Eyeshadow Palette

Viseart Cannelle Eyeshadow
Viseart Cannelle Eyeshadow

Viseart Cannelle Eyeshadow
Viseart Cannelle Eyeshadow

Viseart Beige Eyeshadow
Viseart Beige Eyeshadow

Viseart Beige Eyeshadow
Viseart Beige Eyeshadow

Viseart Sable Eyeshadow
Viseart Sable Eyeshadow

Viseart Sable Eyeshadow
Viseart Sable Eyeshadow

Viseart Ivoire Eyeshadow
Viseart Ivoire Eyeshadow

Viseart Ivoire Eyeshadow
Viseart Ivoire Eyeshadow

Viseart Chocolat Eyeshadow
Viseart Chocolat Eyeshadow

Viseart Chocolat Eyeshadow
Viseart Chocolat Eyeshadow

Viseart Brique Eyeshadow
Viseart Brique Eyeshadow

Viseart Brique Eyeshadow
Viseart Brique Eyeshadow

Viseart Taupe Eyeshadow
Viseart Taupe Eyeshadow

Viseart Taupe Eyeshadow
Viseart Taupe Eyeshadow

Viseart Cafe Eyeshadow
Viseart Cafe Eyeshadow

Viseart Cafe Eyeshadow
Viseart Cafe Eyeshadow

Viseart Charbon Eyeshadow
Viseart Charbon Eyeshadow

Viseart Charbon Eyeshadow
Viseart Charbon Eyeshadow

Viseart Souris Eyeshadow
Viseart Souris Eyeshadow

Viseart Souris Eyeshadow
Viseart Souris Eyeshadow

Viseart Cendre Eyeshadow
Viseart Cendre Eyeshadow

Viseart Cendre Eyeshadow
Viseart Cendre Eyeshadow

Viseart Tabac Eyeshadow
Viseart Tabac Eyeshadow

Viseart Tabac Eyeshadow
Viseart Tabac Eyeshadow

Viseart Tabac Eyeshadow
Viseart Beige (inner lid), Cafe (middle of lid), Cendre (outer lid), Tabac (outer crease), Chocolat (crease),
Cannelle (above crease), Sable (brow bone), Sephora Tiramisu Eyeliner (lower lash line)

Viseart Tabac Eyeshadow
Viseart Beige (inner lid), Cafe (middle of lid), Cendre (outer lid), Tabac (outer crease), Chocolat (crease),
Cannelle (above crease), Sable (brow bone), Sephora Tiramisu Eyeliner (lower lash line)

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Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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I find this palette very workable. Great review! Gorgeous chocolate eye! After all that glitter glue, this must feel dreamy! 😛

Smart! How are your eyes doing now? 🙂 I used to pack on glitter like there’s never be glitter again.. A good shower helps, but I believe there’s still some on me all the time somewhere! 😀

Glad you are finally reviewing these ! The Neutral Matte is still too warm for me (orange or peach shades don’t look good on my eyes) but glad this got a good review overall. And with primer, the B shades could be boosted to a B+ or A-. $80 sounds like a lot, but with 12 shades, that’s about $ 6.70 a shadow , and how many all-matte palettes have gotten A- ratings?

This is my all-time favourite palette, with Brique being the standout colour to me. These blend like a dream, and they are honestly the perfect compliment to any other shadows. I even use some of the ashier shades as a contour sometimes.
I really want to get a couple of the other Viseart palettes after trying this one, and I can’t wait to see your reviews on them!

I’m glad to hears yours performed well. Only a few of my shades are smooth and silky; most of them are just dry and firmly pressed, so I can barely pick up pigment from them, especially the bottom row. I’m going to place another order to see if mine is just a bad batch, but then again, I have several of these types of shades already. Why would I need more? LOL!

Definitely no pigmentation issues on my end – even with the gray shade that was more prone to sheering out, it wasn’t that difficult to work with in practice. Keep me posted! I bought mine last year for this particular palette, and it was brought to my attention that the ingredient list changed at some point between when I bought and now — the ingredient list for Bridal Satin (which I bought at the same as at Neutral Matte) is different from Sultry Muse/Paris Nude (which I bought last week).

Oh that’s interesting! I didn’t realize that they had a formula change. I noticed that as demand goes up for items, sometimes quality starts to diminish–this is particularly true for eyeshadows, though it is not always the case. These are hand made, so to push production to meet demand could certainly affect the quality. I’ll let you know how it goes!

Oh my.. I’m swooning over that eye look! You can tell how buttery the shades are by the way everything is blended so perfectly. And it looks great on your skintone, too! Guess this is what “nude” shadows are supposed to look like.

Viseart is probably a brand that I’ll never get into because of the price (definitely marketable for artists, but I wouldn’t buy it just for me!) but i’m glad that I got to see this in one of your reviews anyways.

PS, Sonya Kashuk has a neutral matte palette that’s pretty identical to this one in terms of color, if anyone wants shades like this without breaking the bank!

Thanks, Izzy! I think artists get helped out (a little, at least) since there are pro discount programs, but the price point definitely makes these less accessible.

I’m so glad for your review and the excellent rating! I just got mine today and was thinking that, if it didn’t get a great rating, I would return it. But I think it’s a keeper! Of course, I will have to put it to the ultimate test for myself and actually use it, but I put much stock in your professional opinion.

I just saw a video review recommending this palette, but swatches weren’t provided so I almost believed they were the most magical of all mattes. But, they look like regular mattes to me? They do like gorgeous on the eye though! Your look is great, then I think about the eighty dollars it cost to make it, and it’s just no longer appealing to me :(((

They are good mattes, and their strength is really that they’re easier to work with/blend than your average matte — but there are equally good matte eyeshadows on the market as well. As someone who has the joy of testing matte eyeshadows without primer, the formula on these made it easy to apply without primer, whereas many mattes (in my experience) require primer or else they look uneven, sheer out, fade quickly, and/or turn patchy when you blend them. This is not true of ALL matte eyeshadows, only that it is harder to find matte eyeshadows actually perform well on their own.

Thank you for showing the ingredient list! Hooray for no chromium pigments!

Christine, how do these shadows compare to the old Burberry formula (like Trench)?

Oh no! I have to admit, I was hoping these wouldnt review well. Now,I want it! Ugh! This puts a damper on my mufe collection because of course I’m going to want them all!

The colors on your eye even look smooth. Very nice! Souris and Cendre, though…meh, especially for an $80 palette. But if the other shades are fantastic, it might still be worth it for a matte lover. I’m rather enamored with Brique.

It feels as good as Dior, Chanel, etc. (which I don’t find impressive, as a note, but it’s really in line with the type of packaging you’ll find on most high-end products). It’s all plastic, though there are grades of plastic, of course 🙂

Yeah Viseart is all about the product rather than the packing as it’s a brand catering more to professional makeup artist.

Personally, I’ve always prefered makeup industry brands which is why I like to go to IMATS as it’s the one time of the year up here in Canada I have physical access to them.

Just got the Laura Mercier Artist palette with my VIB 10% discount. Shades are so faint and non-pigmented, and I am very fair. I’ve been wanting this palette since I had a mini makeover at the counter around the holidays and I purchased some of their full sized eyeshadows that I love. Oh well, this may actuallly be a much betteer basiic paette for warm colors, with a drop of cool. Can’t wait to see the others in the line!

Looks beautiful. I’m NC30 but warm colors don’t work on me, plus I think I’m set on eyeshadow for my lifetime. I actually don’t think it’s that unreasonable given the quality — if you have just a few palettes that you use all the time, but then again, most of us here probably aren’t so restrained in our makeup habits !

Yep — if you already have a lot of palettes or neutrals, no need, but if you don’t, it’s not a bad way to start!

After this review, I’m really interested the Viseart Dark Matte and Cool Matte ones, as they are less dupable from what I own (especially because they look like quality mattes!). Also can’t wait for the Paris Nude review! I really like that the packaging is clear on top so that you can directly see colors, and that there aren’t so much space wasting gaps like there are with round shaped eyeshadows. I could see myself buying several of these over time and having a huge range of colors to work with, yet not taking up a lot of space.

How would you compare this formula to MUFE’s mattes? Would you say those are more consistently and deeply pigmented with the first swipe?

I think MUFE’s mattes are a little silkier but some can kick up more excess powder than these — these seem to have a slightly firmer press vs. MUFE. They both work pretty well even without a base, though. They both get a little inconsistent when it comes to intensity in a single swipe, though both formulas build well/apply more in practice.

I own this, along with Sultry Muse and love them both. I’ve heard some people knock the more “shimmery” palettes like SM because it can’t be used in isolation (unless you like your shimmer, as you say) but I think that’s unfair because as you also point out they were designed to be used in conjunction with other palettes by the brand – which was originally conceived with makeup artists in mind. Anyway, tangent aside, I love their eyeshadows.

I think that is an issue when you take a pro product and bring it to consumers, and at $80 a pop, it’s not practical to tell your customer they need to spend $160 to use their palettes, you know? And as a consumer, you might only want ONE palette for travel vs. as a makeup artist, you wouldn’t mind having a few to choose from in your kit.

I’m a complete sucker for matte neutral colors, especially warm tones & browns. I think this is so pretty and definitely up my alley.

Quandary of the week: Someone already owns MAC Orb, Kid, Arena, Soft Brown, Brown Script, Folie, Handwritten, Dance In The Dark, MUFE Black Satin, Taupe Gray, etc……But they really love this palette? Idk if it’s mainly because these ARE my kind of neutrals, or because I *need* this? Maybe I’m losing it!

thanku so much for reviewing this, it’s been on my lemming list for a while and now I can safely take it off – I have waaaaay to many warm neutral matte palettes lol. Which other ones did you buy from Muse Beauty, please say you got the cool matte and/or the editoral matte 😀 and might be reviewing them!!! (if not I totally understand lol)

Clearly this would be a must for a pro. And would be a great choice for s.o. without much stash/many dupes. But the price is quite high for ‘entry level.’ This could be considered an investment piece, if such a term applies to m/u. Viseart may have more widespread ‘penetration’ en France et Europe, mais… but here it’s not so much a niche brand, but a cult brand. Their concept is good: this functions very well as a ‘platform’ to build from. And who wouldn’t love a shadow named ‘souris’ (mouse…very aptly named.) Were I younger, i’d def go for this, but today, it just makes me want to break out those fabulous KVD rusts. Who cares if it’s June?!

i have the Paris nude and althought i like it a lot i do not thing it is worth 80 dollars.i was thinking i will better get a Kat Von D shade & light eye contour palette better value for money…….

I’m a newbie makeup lover. I hate shimmers on my eyes.I have no neutral palette yet. Is this a good investment than the naked palettes? I’m allergic to dior eyeshadows 🙁 Thank you!

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