Viseart Cashmere Theory Palette review

Viseart is a small French professional make up brand that has become very popular during the recent years. Their innovative formula is designed to be high performance without harmful ingredients. Viseart has 12-pan concealer, lipstick, eyebrow and eyeshadow palettes with and minimal, clear packaging. The eyeshadow palettes come in either matte or shimmer finish with a large range of colors you can mix and match. 

Viseart Theory palettes

In Spring 2016 Viseart came out with 3 smaller Viseart Theory palettes (Minx, Cashmere and Chroma) that mix both matte and shimmer finishes for creating a look with a single palette. I was introduced to Viseart by my dear friend and soon I went crazy about these palettes. As soon as I saw there would be travel-friendly versions I was overjoyed. The Theory palettes are half smaller 6 pans and 12g/0.42oz vs 12 pans and 24g/0.84oz and retail 41€ (12 pan palettes 73€). Today I'll show you Cashmere!

Packaging

Unlike the large Viseart palettes, Cashmere comes in a cardboard sleeve, flap with a magnetic closure and a thin plastic cover to protect the shadows. I'm quite neutral about the packaging, don't love it - don't hate it. A traditional see-through cover would have been more convenient if you buy more than 1 of the Theory palettes. Why change it?

Texture and performance

If you're unfamiliar with Viseart think about perfection. Pigmented, soft shadows that blend effortlessly, last long on the lids and have no fallout. Maybe you have a brand in mind that ticks all the boxes. OK then, keep that thought, now, think about better.

For many brands the mattes are difficult to formulate. Viseart mattes are pigmented, buttery soft and blend like a dream. The application is effortless as they glide on the skin without skipping or applying patchy. They stay put for the rest of your day. Simply exquisite. The shimmer shades are beautiful and usually apply in a similar manner, but the mattes are truly exquisite. 

Cashmere would be a perfect performer if there wasn't one mediocre shade: the middle champagne shimmer. It applies sheer, stiff, there's a prominent fallout as the shimmers won't stay intact but fly everywhere. I was so confused, this is unlike in any Viseart palette I've seen. The 1st shimmer shade is buttery and pigmented, a joy to apply, but for the 2nd I need to rub my brush in the pan. I spray my brush with Fix+ and I get a decent, pigmented application without fallout from the champagne shimmer, but this is not how a Viseart palette should perform. The 3rd shimmer is okay, but not as buttery as 1st the pearl one.

Swatches

- Pale matte vanilla
- Matte medium chocolate brown with warm undertones
- Medium dark matte brown with a hint of ashiness
- Perfect neutral pale pearl with a sheen
- Medium shimmery champagne shimmer
- Medium-dark ashy silver taupe

MOTD

Make up of the day wearing the Cashmere Theory palette. Highlight is THREE Shimmering Glow Duo (review), lipstick Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Tell Laura (review). I really like the neutral-warm mattes in the crease and shimmers on the mobile lid.

Overall

I gave some harsh critique on the Cashmere palette's shimmers, but I have very high standards to Viseart and my eyeshadows. Despite one mediocre shade, I love the vanilla shimmer and the mattes - they will leave you amazed and wanting more. I do like and recommend this palette if you're looking for a nice, travel-friendly neutrals with an attractive price. My other recommendation would be the Burberry Mocha quad (subtle shimmer) or Rouge Bunny Rouge Antigo (satin finish).

Have you tried Viseart palettes? Are you tempted to?