Viseart Grande Pro Volume 1

It’s no secret that I have long been a loyal fan to my Viseart eyeshadows. The blendability of the matte shadows is enough to set these apart from any other shadow that I’ve ever used. The formula is so forgiving that edges blend out like a dream making me brave enough to experiment with vibrant colours. Although the shimmer shades are not crazy shiny, they’re perfect for me to use as an everyday wash of colour to brighten up my eyes but not go overboard. I’m sure you could Fix+ spray these to amp up the intensity but there certainly are cheaper shadows that can do that without the extra help so it’s really a matter of personal preference.

So, when Viseart came out with their Grande Pro Volume 1 ($175 USD) palette I gave this some serious consideration. Viseart released 3000 of these palettes and have numbered each one. Although they have not sold out, I bout my weeks ago and I’m number 1249 making me believe that they’re close. I believe Viseart did say this was limited edition pending current sales. If this does really well they might just bring it back. I think this is sold exclusively through Muse Beauty Pro (or that’s where I purchased mine at least).

The palette comes in a similar packaging to the theory palettes with a sleek magnetized cover that also doubles as an easel that you can prop up on your vanity and use. The palette packaging is a soft touch material but comes in a hard cased sleeve that I keep it in to keep the packaging finger-print free.

When you open the palette there is a plastic covering that is attached (non-tear/removable) protecting the shadows from the mirror on the inside. Although I appreciate the added touch, it does get annoying sometimes when you’re trying to use the shades and the plastic is flopping around. I wish it had a tear line that you could remove it if you chose.

The palette consists of 30 matte shades that are designed to be used horizontally from each row (it starts with the highlight shades on the very left and moves into deeper accent shades on the right), although of course you can use these however you want as I do. The pans are magnetized into the palette and are the exact same size as the theory pans..

I haven’t been inspired by many Viseart eyeshadow palettes lately. The warm neutrals and cashmere theory palette were really the only two that got me excited and that I pretty much use interchangeably daily. When I came across this palette, I took a pause because the colour selections were so diverse, wearable and daring at the same time. My only hesitation when I saw this was the quality of the shadows. Brands will sometimes outsource limited edition palette launches to factories that mass produce makeup cheaper, which sometimes results in compromising the quality. I don’t know why I thought this could be the case and since quality is the number 1 reason I buy Viseart it was a concern.

Alas, I bought it after much consideration and am happy to announce that the quality of these shadows are exactly what you would expect from Viseart: bendable, soft and pigmented. Even in my swatches, I got an even layer of pigment throughout. Now, there is a lot of kick up from this palette but that’s a trade off you need to make between kick up and pigmentation – personally I’m okay with some excess powder in the pan if it applies like a dream. Despite the kick up, I don’t get any fall out once I apply these to my eyes.

I’ll let the swatches speak for themselves – happy reading! oh yes, and this is most definitely beauty swatched approved.

Viseart Grande Pro Volume 1 swatch

Swatch of the first row (warm neutral)

Viseart Grande Pro Volume 1 swatch

swatch of the second row (mix of warm and cool browns)

Viseart Grande Pro Volume 1 swatch

Swatch of the top two rows

Viseart Grande Pro Volume 1 swatch

swatch of third row (warm & neutral pinks)

Viseart Grande Pro Volume 1 swatch

swatch of the fourth row (medium lilac)

Viseart Grande Pro Volume 1 swatch

swatch of the fifth row (cool greys, warm blue and a black)


  1. Makeup by Erin
    November 25, 2017 / 9:16 pm

    This looks so lovely! I want to try Viseart so much, but I don’t love the price tag!

    • November 26, 2017 / 6:17 pm

      I totally get it. You’ve inspired me to do a high end dupe post sometime in the future. There are so many more affordable options than I think I ever even realized for a lot of my expensive makeup. Spoiler alert: have you ever tried japonesque eyeshadows? They’re cheaper and perform so similar. I know it’s a hard brand to find since Ulta booted out a lot of their makeup so I’ll keep searching and let you know!

      • Makeup by Erin
        November 26, 2017 / 8:41 pm

        I would love if you did a dupe post!
        I have not tried Japonesque eyeshadows, but I really want to look into it now! I’ll definitely try to find some!
        Please do let me know if you find more dupes! xx

        • November 26, 2017 / 8:53 pm

          Of course!!! That post will be dedicated to you my dear 🙃 it might take me a few weeks but I’ll start searching today. Stay tuned xo

          • Makeup by Erin
            November 26, 2017 / 9:12 pm

            Yay! I can’t wait! 😂😂 I’ll be patiently waiting for your post! xx

  2. November 25, 2017 / 4:56 am

    Looks stunning! That navy blue is really something 😍 Thanks for writing this. I know swatches and reviews take a lot of time, but I really enjoyed it an read every word 😊

    • November 26, 2017 / 6:23 pm

      Your post means so much to me, thank you for taking the time to write it. I honestly cant even find the words to express my gratitude so I hope you can feel it! That blue shade is the showstopper of the palette isn’t it? xo ❤️

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