Worth the Hype!? Viseart Grande Pro Volume 1 Eyeshadow Palette Review

Bad or Rad | Viseart Grande Pro Volume I Eyeshadow Palette Review

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.

Brand Ethos

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 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 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.

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.

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 Grand Pro Volume I Eyeshadow Palette Review - Swatches (Column 5)
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.

Where is the Viseart Grande Pro Volume 1 sold?

Viseart products can be purchased at Sephora, Muse Beauty, and Viseart’s online shop.

Viseart Grand Pro Volume 1
Viseart Grande Pro Volume 1 – Close Up

Final Thoughts on the Viseart Grande Pro Volume 1

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.

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Viseart Grande Pro Volume I Bad or Rad Review

Interested in discovering more indie brands? Check out my indie beauty roundup volume I, volume II, and volume III. Looking for in-depth reviews on other hyped up brands and products? Check out my Glossier Brand Review, Huda Beauty Smokey Obsessions Review, or my Milani Soft & Sultry Eyeshadow Review.


Have you tried the Viseart eyeshadow formula before? Would you pay this much for a luxury or pro eyeshadow palette? Please let me know in the comments below.

18 thoughts on “Worth the Hype!? Viseart Grande Pro Volume 1 Eyeshadow Palette Review

  1. I also find that I have such a hard time with completely matte palettes! It’s just so difficult to be truly inspired by them, in my opinion! I loved this post so much 💛

    1. Aw thank you so much for your kind words! I’m glad I’m not the only one who struggles with all-matte palettes. I can make use of them if they are smaller and have a very curated color scheme, but when they’re large, I struggle to find inspiration.

  2. I have always heard such mixed review of The Viseart formula, some say it’s worth the money and some don’t. I couldn’t imagine myself spending that much on an eyeshadow palette because I would be terrified that it wouldn’t work out for me..especially since you can’t return used Make up in the uk! I always love how thorough and in-depth your review are girl because you really want to show and tell everyone what’s what. I admire the hard work and effort you put into your posts!
    Alex xx
    http://allthingsalexx.wordpress.com/

    1. OMG not even at Sephora???? In the US, most stores that sell cosmetics (drugstore and high end) will let you return cosmetics if they come damaged, you don’t like the product, or if you had a bad reaction (within 30-90 days of purchase). Obviously, they can’t resell that product after but I’d be scared to buy anything luxury if that was the case!

      And thank you so much – I realize that sometimes it may be “overboard” but I never want to encourage someone to buy something (especially something expensive) without providing them with as much detail as possible!! Because I’d hate to make a purchase not knowing all the facts… because I’ve done that before based on some Beauty Guru reviews and it never feels good to purchase something you don’t like!

      1. WE DONT EVEN HAVE ANY SEPHORAS! No we cannot return anything used so we usually have testers or samples but that’s it when it comes to trying before buying. That’s why I SCOUR reviews before purchasing anything to make sure it’ll be good. No problem, I think it’s great you’re so in depth because it can help people make really educated and informed choices. I’m glad you care about your audience!

      2. OMG the makes zero sense because Sephora is owned by LMVH and is a French brand! You’d think they would be in UK since we have them in the US/Canada and Australia!!

  3. That’s too bad that this was so expensive and didn’t perform well, LP. I wonder if the 3 year expiration is why some are so dry? Like they put something extra in them to preserve them that also affects the application. Thanks for your your thoughtful post.

    1. I hadn’t thought about the longer shelf-life potentially impacting the formula in that way, but I wonder if it could be! I know that their shadows are meant to be buildable so that pro makeup artists can work on clients without fear of going to heavy handed, but this was just too much effort for me… at this price point!

    1. I was honestly just surprised by how dry the formula was compared to other popular brands on the market. I will say that the neutral shades did perform better on the eye than they swatched on my arm… but not good enough for me to be happy that I bought this.

  4. I have the ND Lilac and the Viseart Theory in Amethyst and I think I prefer the Viseart Purple’s for sure. The mattes have no fall out, and whilst the shimmers aren’t like ND, they aren’t bad. I know purple’s are meant to be difficult I’m surprised about the patchiness of the dark colours 🙁

    1. I was so surprised by the difficulties I had with this palette overall – maybe its just a formula preference thing. These just felt bone dry compared to the other shadows I typically reach for.

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