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. Jouer Tease Me (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Threesome (LE, $30.00) is cooler (95% 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). Hourglass Ethereal Glow (P, $40.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever B206 (P, $23.00) is warmer (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Guimauve (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% 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). NARS Thrill (P, $30.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Makeup Geek First Love (DC, $9.99) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Fleur Real (LE, $35.50) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). Sydney Grace Always and Forever (P, $9.00) is lighter, cooler (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. LORAC Caribbean (LE, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). Viseart Enamored (Blush) (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). ColourPop Vogue (LE, $12.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay TMI (DC, $26.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Take Me Home (Bottom) (LE, $24.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Rebel Rose (P, $34.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Outlaw (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (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). Urban Decay Sesso (Blush) (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Cheap Shot (DC, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NARS Oasis (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). ColourPop Just My Pluck (LE, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). ColourPop Potted (LE, $12.00) is darker, cooler (80% 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. Make Up For Ever B500 (P, $23.00) is brighter (95% similar). Mented Cosmetics Berried Away (P, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). NARS Scandalous (P, $30.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). MAC Petulant (LE, $22.00) is glossier (95% similar). Make Up For Ever S502 (P, $23.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Iconic London Fearless Flush (P, $27.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Danessa Myricks Latte (P, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tower 28 After Hours (P, $20.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). ColourPop Cheerio (P, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). ColourPop Mistress (LE, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup by Mario Plumberry (P, $28.00) is glossier (90% similar). Dior Poison Matte (962) (P, $46.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Penthouse (LE, $30.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Ironic (LE, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar). ColourPop Icing on Top (PiP, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Quiver (DC, $26.00) is brighter (85% similar). Danessa Myricks Spicey (P, $18.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Berry (DC, $30.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Rose Inc Azalea (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Lethal Cosmetics Echinopsis (P, $15.50) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. 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. 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). By Terry Tropical Sunset #4 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). ColourPop Perk Up (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Earth (LE, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Desert Nights (P, $48.00) is darker (90% similar). ColourPop Kiss Kiss (P, $7.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Jawbone (LE, $26.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Bronzer (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Flower Beauty Cinnamon (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (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). By Terry Savannah Love #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (01) (P, $40.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Warmth (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Spring Bling (LE, $35.50) is darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (02) (P, $40.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS San Juan (P, $38.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Park Ave. Princess #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (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. ColourPop Happy Hour (P, $8.00) is darker (95% 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). Giorgio Armani Sun Bath (110) (P, $64.00) is darker, glossier (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). ColourPop Trippin' (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Humour Me (P, $29.00) is lighter (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). Anastasia Vegas (LE, ) is less shimmery, brighter (85% similar). bareMinerals The Indecent Proposal (PiP, $22.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever S404 (P, $23.00) is cooler (85% similar). Fenty Beauty Heart Burn (LE, $36.00)(85% similar). MAC Blunt (P, $24.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Anastasia Chocolate (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). Bobbi Brown Nude Beach Blush (DC, $30.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Diva Don't Care (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, cooler (80% similar). MAC Animal Instincts (LE, $24.00) is lighter, cooler (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
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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Katherine T. Avatar

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.

Wednesday Avatar

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.

Katherine T. Avatar

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!!

kjh Avatar

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.

Alison Avatar

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.

Christine Avatar

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).

Tammy Avatar

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?

J Avatar

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.

Alison Avatar

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.

NancyM Avatar

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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