Viseart Plum/Bronze (01) Blush Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

Viseart Plum/Bronze (01) Blush Palette
Viseart Plum/Bronze (01) Blush Palette

Viseart Plum/Bronze (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.

Plum #1 is a light pink with subtle, warmer undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage–about semi-opaque with two to three layers–that applied well to the skin and blended out with ease. The texture was thin and a touch dusty, but the powder did not look uneven or dry on me. The color lasted for eight hours before fading. NARS Threesome (LE, $30.00) is cooler (95% similar). Jouer Tease Me (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Hourglass Ethereal Glow (P, $40.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever B206 (P, $23.00) is warmer (90% similar). Burberry S/S15 Runway (LE, $65.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Kiss Off (DC, $26.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Zoeva Gentle Touch (P, $11.80) is darker (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Guimauve (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). NARS Thrill (P, $30.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Makeup Geek First Love (DC, $9.99) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Tweed Pink (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Promise Ring (P, $10.00) is cooler (85% similar). NARS Impassioned (P, $30.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Totally Synched (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Sydney Grace Always and Forever (P, $9.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). MAC Fleur Real (LE, $35.50) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Plum #2 is a medium-dark, dusty plum with subtle, cooler undertones and a matte finish. The texture was finely-milled and smooth, lightly dusty, and thin overall. It had sheer coverage that was buildable to semi-opaque coverage with three layers. This shade wasn’t as easy to diffuse along the edges on my skin, and it tended to apply a little unevenly. I ended up going back in with a large, clean buffing brush to get the color to even out for the most part. I noticed slight fading after eight hours of wear. Viseart Enamored (Blush) (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Caribbean (LE, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay TMI (DC, $26.00) is cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Rebel Rose (P, $34.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Sesso (Blush) (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Outlaw (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Take Me Home (Bottom) (LE, $24.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Alluring Rose (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). theBalm Cabana Boy (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Oasis (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Cheap Shot (DC, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Plum #3 is a medium-dark, reddish berry with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. While the texture was soft to the touch initially, it was also a smidgen grainy (this is something that I’ve experienced before with red-toned powders) at times. The color adhered well to the skin, and despite some reservations from the texture, it applied and blended out fairly easily. It had semi-sheer to opaque color payoff. This shade wore well for nine hours on me. MAC Petulant (LE, $22.00) is glossier (95% similar). Make Up For Ever B500 (P, $23.00) is brighter (95% similar). Dior Poison Matte (962) (P, $44.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Cheerio (P, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Penthouse (LE, $30.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Ironic (LE, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever S502 (P, $23.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Mistress (LE, $10.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Quiver (DC, $26.00) is brighter (85% similar). MAC Never Say Never (P, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Viseart Coral #3 (PiP, ) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Berry (DC, $30.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Coloured Raine My Day One (Blush) (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Rougeur (P, $32.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Soleil d'Ambre (Blush) (LE, $60.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bronze #1 is a medium, yellowed brown with warm undertones and a satin sheen. There was faint shimmer to this shade, though it looked more like a semi-matte-to-satin finish applied. The texture was soft, silky, and blendable, but it was looser and kicked up excess product in the pan and tended to apply more evenly to less dry skin (or prepped skin). It had semi-sheer to opaque color payoff, which wore well for eight hours on me. By Terry Tropical Sunset #4 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). MAC Golden Rinse (LE, $35.50) is lighter (95% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Desert Days (P, $48.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Sun-Kissed (P, $28.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Spring Bling (LE, $35.50) is darker (90% similar). MAC Liberating (LE, $24.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS San Juan (P, $38.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Lo-Fi (DC, $26.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Laura Mercier Earth (LE, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Hourglass Brilliant Nude (PiP, $38.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Desert Nights (P, $48.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Perk Up (LE, $10.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Bronzer (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Aphrodite's Shell (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (03) (P, $40.00) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (01) (P, $40.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Warmth (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Jawbone (LE, $26.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (02) (P, $40.00) is lighter (90% similar). Flower Beauty Cinnamon (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bronze #2 is a medium-dark, caramel brown with warm, reddish undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-sheer to mostly opaque pigmentation that was buildable in two and a half to three layers. It was slightly thin, and it felt a little firmer than the other shades in the palette. The color took some extra effort to blend and diffuse along the edges for even coverage, though. On me, it stayed on well for eight and a half hours. Colour Pop Happy Hour (P, $8.00) is darker (95% similar). Giorgio Armani Sun Bath (110) (P, $64.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Sun Drenched (P, $55.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Honeywheat (P, $24.00) is glossier (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (04) (P, $40.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Anise (P, $24.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Benefit Hoola Toasted (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bronze #3 is a dark, subdued rosy brown with hints of warmth paired with a true satin sheen. This was the most shimmery shade in the palette, and the finish is gorgeous as it is blended on the skin–glowing but not overtly shimmery. It had buildable coverage from medium to full. The texture was soft, blendable, and smooth without being powdery. I noticed slight fading after eight and a half hours of wear. Too Faced Spiced Peach (P, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Lovejoy (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). The Estee Edit Ember Glow (04) (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Black Opal Rose Gold (P, $8.95) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever S404 (P, $23.00) is cooler (85% similar). Fenty Beauty Heart Burn (LE, $36.00)(85% similar). bareMinerals The Indecent Proposal (PiP, $22.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). MAC Humour Me (P, $29.00) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Vegas (LE, ) is less shimmery, brighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Chivalry (P, $10.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Chanel Accent (84) (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Blunt (P, $24.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Diva Don't Care (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, cooler (80% similar). Bobbi Brown Nude Beach Blush (DC, $30.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Animal Instincts (LE, $24.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Anastasia Chocolate (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Viseart Plum/Bronze (01) Blush Palette
Viseart Plum/Bronze (01) Blush Palette

Viseart Plum/Bronze (01) Blush Palette
Viseart Plum/Bronze (01) Blush Palette

Viseart Plum/Bronze (01) Blush Palette
Viseart Plum/Bronze (01) Blush Palette

Viseart Plum/Bronze (01) Blush Palette
Viseart Plum/Bronze (01) Blush Palette

Viseart Plum/Bronze (01) Blush Palette
Viseart Plum/Bronze (01) Blush Palette

Viseart Plum/Bronze (01) Blush Palette
Viseart Plum/Bronze (01) Blush Palette

Viseart Plum/Bronze (01) Blush Palette
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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Viseart Bijoux Royal Eyeshadow Palette
  • Sephora Good Mood Eyeliner
On lips:
  • Too Faced Honey Bear Lipstick
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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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I like the Plum colors, the Bronze colors are pretty too but harder for me to pull off, since they can get muddy-looking on me. I know Viseart is geared towards MUAs, and that’s why they put these kind of odd color combos together in a a no-frills palette for $80, since there’s usually an MUA pro discount available. But their products are growing massively in popularity with regular folks who aren’t MUAs, so I wish they had issued these in 3 colors for $40, so it’s more affordable and portable. Not everyone can use all of the colors in here often enough to justify the $80 price tag. Or make it a customizable palette, so we can pick and choose the colors, because if I have dupes for half of them, I can’t justify spending $80 for this.

I totally hear you, Katherine! I agree that if they did the Viseart Theory palettes… but as blush, these would be more accessible to consumers.

Hi Katharine: you comments are in tune with mine. I like this set, but can dupe about 80% of it in stash.. just that one dark plum blush eludes . If I were an MUA, I would easily justify the purchase. As an individual, my only savings would be on ease of access and convenience; much the same as having a palette of eyeshadows in one container versus pulling singles from a stash so… I too am taking a pass.

I’m hoping Viseart reads these comments and issues 3 pans, singles, or customizable blush palettes at more affordable price points. After all, they did issue the 6 pan Theory shadow palettes for $ 45, and those appear to be selling well. It’s great they cater to MUAs, but there are millions of us regular customers who like their products too, and would love to buy something. I only want 3 shades out of their latest Bijoux Royale palette, but I don’t want to pay $80 for them. If they could issue singles or a customizable palette at discount (like MUFE Artist and Buxom does), I would be all over them!!

Exactly, you guys (K&W.) think I’ll get CP cheerio, and am still rueing not jumping on animal instincts. I looked at the dupes for bronze 1 and had 3 hates! So wrong for me. All but the rosy one would be sallow/muddy. Also, not often in the pink wagon train. It’s clear to me I ought to go back to watching anti-haul videos. At least I know this would be a big mistake. I doubt that many people except aficionados would be fond of three depths of the same basic color family. MUAs will doubtless find these useful. We mere mortals, not so much.

I agree with what everyone is saying here. I would consider getting such a palette only if the colors were well matched, but I could wear the blushes, which are cool, and never the bronzers which are super warm so I am not understanding who this palette is for.

I love Viseart shadows, but I think I had higher expectations for these. I’d rather save up and get the new Marc Jacobs blushes, which look EXCELLENT. More expensive per blush, for sure, but stunning. These look kind of meh.

I hear ya – they aren’t as good as I was hoping. The highlighter formula is a lot like the eyeshadow formula, which is what I swatched first, so I was bummed the more matte blushes weren’t quite as dense (I think they adhere better and blend out more easily when they aren’t as thin).

This one was really my favorite of all the palettes. I think the colors go well together and alone. I could using the #1 and #2 shade more like “sculpting blush” and use the others as the color pop. I’d really have to swatch.

Awesome! Hopefully you can swatch sometime – I am not sure if these will be coming to Sephora but here’s hoping!

This has real potential as an “everyday” blush palette, as one could mix two shades for a more individualized shade. Very useful, I think! Plus, I really love all but that pale pink shade, so who knows? This is a “maybe” on my list.

Oh Christine, you’re making me want the viseart palettes so bad. I need these in my life now. Such gorgeous shades. Love your swatches as always 🙂

I’m gonna pass on all of these. I’m ok with paying $80 for a palette but ONLY if it’s top quality or just blows me away with the gorgeous packaging or something.

For that price, I am a bit underwhelmed with this one. I can’t quite place why, but the color combo for this palette isn’t doing it for me, although I do love the reddish berry and plum colors.

I am absolutely confused. I check Temptalia everyday at 5:30 a.m. I checked back every hour all day, never saw a post for 8-11-16. Not a single one. I finally just broke down and googled “Temptalia 8-11-16” and am now seeing today’s posts for the first time…at after 8 pm Illinois time. I don’t understand. Is my phone messed up? Anyone else have this problem?

I’m somewhat relieved this did not get a rave A+ review – I just splurged on both of the By Terry Sun Designer palettes and my wallet needs a break! I would like to get the Bijoux Royal palette though, LOL.

Awaiting your review of the Bijoux Royale palette, Christine. It is looking great on you in the photos. Given that Bridal Satin and Cool Mattes is Viseart’s only other cool toned palettes (Cool Mattes is a bit of a dud) I am super-excited for this one.

I’m too fair skinned to use most of these colors, but am glad they performed as well as they did. I was immediately struck by how perfectly Bronze #1 looks on your skin tone! Very nice!

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