Y’all I had the toughest time finding the right words to describe the Viseart Grande Pro Volume 1 eyeshadow palette. To say it in the simplest terms, not all products can be easily defined as being “bad” or “good.”
Please keep reading for an in-depth review on the Viseart Grande Pro Volume I Eyeshadow Palette.
Viseart was founded by a former model, Anastasia Sparrow, in 2012 after she realized that there was a need in the market for high-quality, long-lasting cosmetics that wouldn’t irritate the skin or cause any allergic reactions. The brand quickly filled a gap in the pro beauty market and garnered a reputation for high-quality products.
Since Viseart’s initial launch, the brand has slowly been expanding into consumer-led products. Click here to read more about Viseart.
Viseart Grande Pro Volume 1 Claims
The Viseart Grande Pro Volume 1 is a limited-edition all-matte eyeshadow palette that comes in the brand’s simple, flexible magnetized packaging. This palette includes 6 shades from previous Viseart palettes, as well as 24 new shades.
I purchased this palette after watching several reviews from one of my favorite YouTubers, Stephanie Nicole. She raved about the Viseart formula and I typically trust her opinion. If you’re curious for her thoughts, check out her review here.
Viseart Grande Pro Volume I comes with flexible packaging and a mirror
Viseart Grande Pro Volume 1 Price & Packaging
This palette includes a mix of 30 matte shadows ranging from neutral to color shadows. The Viseart Grande Pro Volume 1 comes in simple, flexible packaging that pro artists can easily grip while doing makeup on clients. Also, there is a plastic sheet that covers the shadows. This helps to keep the shadows from getting everywhere.
There are no shade names for the shadows in this palette. Although this would normally bother me, I don’t mind the lack of shade names. This does not bother me given that the shadows can be easily swapped out.
The Viseart Grande Pro Volume 1 retails for $150.00 USD. However, I purchased this for $120.00 USD during Sephora‘s November 2018 VIB Sale. When this palette originally launched, it sold for $175.00 USD. The original packaging was far more elaborate.
Viseart – Grand Pro Volume 1 Box
Viseart – Grand Pro Volume 1 Packaging
Viseart Grande Pro Volume 1 Ingredients & CF Status
The Viseart Grande Pro Volume 1 contains talc, but it does not contain silicone, petrochemicals, gluten, mineral oil, parabens, sulfates, or phthalates.
This palette is not tested on animals as Viseart is Cruelty-Free. Amazingly, these shadows have a 3-year expiry period. This 3X longer than many other popular palettes.
Viseart Grande Pro Volume 1 Swatches
Swatches are not a perfect indicator of eyeshadow performance. However, they do provide a clue as to a shadow’s pigmentation and ability to blend. Per usual, I’ve swatched each eyeshadow on my inner arm without any primer. Each color was swatched using a finger (top) and brush (bottom). E
These Viseart shadows are much drier than the majority of the shadows in my collection. The formula of the neutral shades is powdery and produces a lot of kickback. The brighter colors are dry and feel hard in the pan.
Viseart Grande Pro Volume I Eyeshadow Palette Review – Swatches (Column 1)
Viseart Grande Pro Volume I Eyeshadow Palette Review – Swatches (Column 2)
Column I & Column II: The colors in the left-most columns are the lightest shades in the palette. The shades in these first two columns are fairly neutral.
Viseart Grand Pro Volume I Eyeshadow Palette Review – Swatches
Viseart Grand Pro Volume I Eyeshadow Palette Review – Swatches (Column 4)
Column III & Column IV: Column III was the easiest column to swatch and to use on the eyes. This column includes a medium-dark mix of browns and purples.
Column IV contains the most colorful shades in the palette. I found these shadows harder to swatch than some of my less expensive, indie brands. The purple and deep blue are easily the driest matte shadows I’ve ever felt.
Viseart Grande Pro Volume I Eyeshadow Palette Review – Swatches (Column 5)
Column V: The last column in the Viseart Grande Pro Palette has the deepest shades in the palette. This includes a mix of browns, purple, and blue colors. These shadows are extremely pigmented.
Viseart Grande Pro Volume 1 Application & Wear-time
First, I commend Viseart for creating a formula that truly is long-wearing on the eyes. I was impressed by the ability to blend the neutral shadows on the eye and in the crease. The dark shadows perform well when packed onto the eye with a dense brush.
Positives aside, I was disappointed by the way the dark shadows in the Viseart Grande Pro Palette Volume 1 applied patchily. They blended away into nothing. I’m sad to say that I own less expensive palettes that perform much better than this palette.
I’m sad to say it, but the Viseart Grande Pro Volume 1 is my biggest product regret of 2019. I don’t regret buying this palette because I think the eyeshadows are poor quality. The palette it is too expensive for what it is and I have a hard time recommending this to others given the steep price point.
Also, I know that everyone in the beauty community seems to love matte shadows, but I don’t live for them in the way that other larger beauty influencers do. I don’t feel as inspired to create looks when I look at this palette. This is an incomplete palette without shimmers.
Although I would not recommend the Grande Pro Volume 1 to a beginner beauty junkie, this may be a worthwhile for anyone looking to build their professional makeup kits. This palette may be worth the investment due to the sturdy packaging, wide array of colors, and long lifetime (3-year expiry date, compared to the standard 6-12 months).
Would I purchase a Viseart palette again? Most definitely – but I won’t purchase one of the larger all matte palettes. Instead, I’d rather try one of the mini palettes.