I am apparently now in the phase of my life where I can sometimes buy luxury makeup for myself. I recently splurged on the Viseart Paris Edit Eyeshadow Palette, and I spent three days pondering do I really need this? Should I buy it?
Even a few years in I’m not really used to the idea that my husband & I have two incomes. When he went back to school we pinched every penny, and I’m still kind of in that mindset. I remember blogging and subscribing to all these little beauty boxes so that I could review minis on my blog. Even now I hesitate before every purchase! After thinking about it for a good while I decided that I wanted the Viseart Paris Edit Palette after all.
I saw some people are saying it’s similar to the UR A QT palette from ColourPop, but I personally felt that they were different. While some of the shades are similar the finishes aren’t identical. I’ve heard amazing things about Viseart shadows and the Paris Edit palette spoke to me… But did it hold up to my expectations? Keep reading to find out!
Viseart Paris Edit Eyeshadow Palette Review
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The Viseart Paris Edit Eyeshadow Palette retails for $39USD and contains 12 shades in a mix of matte & shimmer finishes. In addition to four matte shades there is also one sequin matte finishes, which contain a bit of sparkle in the matte base. The remaining 7 shades are shimmers.
This is probably a me thing, but personally I find the flip book style packaging a little inconvenient. Unlike a traditional palette you have to flip the cardboard over and around to get to the shadows. If you store the palette with the pull tab & brand name facing up, you’re actually storing the palette with the shades facing downwards. The packaging looks nice, I just don’t think it’s all that practical.
The Viseart Paris Edit palette contains a mirror which is a nice touch and makes it travel friendly.
This is a small palette. If you were expecting something larger than the palm of your hand don’t hold your breath! For me as an eyeshadow collector I don’t mind, it will take me years to hit pan on this with how much I rotate through my other palettes.
The Paris Edit palette gives me wedding season vibes! The colors are rosy & romantic. I probably wouldn’t wear these shades as a bride, but I can definitely see them for a bridesmaid or a wedding guest. I’ve been wearing this palette both on work days as well as my days off.
I appreciate that there’s a lighter champagne shimmer for a fabulous brow bone or inner corner highlight. The Paris Edit palette also has some neutral tan shades for a quick everyday look, but there are also a few fun purple & smokey shades. I used to always think I needed to have a matte shade for my crease and outer corner, but I tried out some of the shimmers in my crease and they were absolutely fine!
My favourite eyeshadow in the palette is the smokey blue-grey shade.
Pigmentation, Fallout & Blend
The mattes in the Viserart Paris Edit aren’t the most buttery & smooth shadows I’ve ever seen, but they’re definitely good eyeshadows. They blend out smoothly without skipping or clinging and don’t take a lot of effort to move around. The shades definitely show up against my fair skin tone, which is sometimes a worry for me with lighter pinks.
The glitter in the bordeaux sequin matte shade doesn’t show up on my eyes. Sequin shades are pretty to look at in the pan, but the only brand I’ve seen do sequins well is Tati Beauty with the Textured Neutrals Vol. 1 palette.
The Paris Edit Palette has such gorgeous shimmers! They’re soft & smooth to the touch and look absolutely beautiful on the eyes. They might be a touch too soft however, they’re very prone to breaking in the pan and I’ve had to press a couple shades back together already.
I usually apply shimmer eyeshadows with a flat brush, but I’ve noticed Viseart’s shimmers don’t always grip well to these types of brushes. I’ve found that they apply better with a slightly fluffier brush, or with setting spray to help with adhesion. They also apply just fine with my fingers.
The Paris Edit Palette has a “normal” amount of fallout, it’s nothing crazy. I can get away with doing my foundation first.
Viseart Paris Edit Palette Swatches
The swatches are where you can really see the shimmers shine! No pun intended… but they’re so ethereal on the skin. They catch the light beautifully.
The eyeshadows in this palette do have names, but they aren’t printed anywhere on the palette. They are however printed on the back of the box, so I guess I won’t be recycling the packaging anytime soon.
Pétale: Petal pink matte
Champs-Elysées: I have no idea what this means in French, but this is a stunning ethereal Champagne Shimmer
Creme-Brûleé: Toffee Brown Matte
Fleur: Pretty Pale Purple Matte
Opera: Shimmery Pink
Beaux-Arts: Shimmery light Copper
Tulle: Peachy Pink Matte
Cerise: Bordeaux Sequin Matte
St. Germain: Shimmery Nightingale blue
Marais: Warm Gold Shimmer
Pirouette: Deep Copper Shimmer
Tuileries: Mauve Shimmer
This look is something I came up with one morning when I was planning on spending my day outdoors gardening. This is an eyeshadow look that I would wear on a Spring Picnic, the pink & purple shades Tulle & Fleur are so soft & pretty! I paired it with the ColourPop Maui Wowie Lip Crayon and some Shop Miss A Lashes.
I would definitely wear this soft glowy look to a Spring Wedding. I love the shade St. Germain, it’s the blue shade you see in my crease at the edges. It looks more bronzey in the photo but in person it’s definitely blue! I also topped the look with Beaux-Arts in the centre of the lid, plus a light dusting of my Essence Melted Chrome shadow in the shade Ironic — The melted chrome shadows are absolutely fantastic, you can read my review here!
Save the Date
aka — The most glam of the looks I did with the Paris Edit palette! I haven’t been doing many cut creases or experimenting with techniques lately. This pandemic has kind of got me in a creative rut, my makeup has been pretty basic. The day I did this look my husband was on night shifts and was sleeping, so I had to try and find a new spot to take my photos! My office isn’t ideal, but it was the only place that had enough light.
I did a soft cut crease, and it;s obvious that I’m a little out of practice. I still love how this look turned out, you can see how pretty the shimmers are! The mattes are good, but the Shimmers are where the Paris Edit really shines if I do say so myself.
Have you tried Viseart eyshadows? What do you think of the Paris Edit Palette?
I have no regrets with this purchase, though we’ll see how much I actually use it this time next year. I definitely have way too many eyeshadow palettes, but they’re all special & unique to me. This was a great intro to Viseart shadows, I would buy more in the future. Thanks for reading! Don’t forget to follow me on social media @alwayscleia. x