Monday, July 23, 2018

Product Review -- Viseart Petit PRO 1 Eyeshadow Palette

I've had the Viseart Petit PRO 1 Eyeshadow Palette for so long that when I purchased it, it was only known at the Petit Pro because versions 2 and 3 hadn't come out yet.

Why I'm only getting around to reviewing it now, I don't know -- but I have been using it quite a bit recently so it seemed like as a good a time as any.

Viseart is known for having some of the best quality shadows on the market, and while I do think they're excellent, I'm not sure that I think they're worth the $80 that their full-size palettes go for.

That's no shade toward the brand -- I have a hard time believing any shadows are worth that kind of money.

(Which is why I've never purchased a full-size Natasha Denona or Pat McGrath eyeshadow palette, both of which are even more expensive. I'm sure if I worked out the price per gram of some of these shadows, I'd find that I'm paying more for some mid-range shadows, but there's something about shelling that amount of money out at one time that gets me, regardless of what kind of value it might actually work out to. But that's just me.)

So I think these smaller palettes that Viseart puts out are a great way to try the brand if you're leery of spending that kind of money on a palette.

The Petit PRO 1 eight shadows, and yes, the pans are pretty damn small -- they're square-shaped, but I'd say they're roughly the size of a dime -- I still feel like it's a decent value. You get 5.9 grams of product, which may not seem like much but it's more than is usually included in the single shadows that most high-end brands put out, and those often run between $20 and $30.

The palette comes in sturdy cardboard packaging that's very small and slim, so not only is it perfect for travel, it's compact enough that you could toss it in your bag or pocket and take it with you to work or school for touch-ups throughout the day.

Viseart Petit PRO 1 Eyeshadow Palette
There's a very small mirror inside too, but it's really only good for quick touch-ups.

There are four matte shadows and four shimmer/metallic shadows, which include: a matte ivory; a matte mid-tone brown; a matte reddish brown; a matte black/charcoal; a shimmery golden taupe; a shimmery golden bronze; a shimmery copper; and a shimmery plum burgundy.

Viseart Petit PRO 1 Eyeshadow Palette

Viseart Petit PRO 1 Eyeshadow Palette mattte shades

Viseart Petit PRO 1 Eyeshadow Palette metallic/shimmer shades

Like the other Viseart shadows I've tried, these are lovely. They're smooth, creamy, and really nicely pigmented. Whether you're new to makeup or an expert, you'll find these shadows very easy to work with.

I love all of the shades in the palette, though they do all lean rather warm and are mostly deeper tones, which can lead to a fairly intense look with my fair skin. Still, I can come up with quite a few looks for everyday wear pretty easily.

If I do have one complaint, it's that there's really no transition shade for me -- even the lightest matte brown is pretty dark on my skin, so it doesn't really work. I wish they would have swapped out one of the deeper mattes for a light tan or taupe instead.

I should mention that the pans in the palette are magnetized and easily lift out of the packaging so you could transfer them to a larger magnetic palette without much effort.

The palette retails for $30 and is available on the Sephora website, the Beautylish website, and the Muse Beauty Pro website.

Have you tried the Viseart Petit PRO 1 Eyeshadow Palette? Are you a fan?

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