It’s quite possible that the Viseart Absinthe Theory Palette ($45.00) just replaced Minx as my favorite Viseart palette. I don’t know how this happened. I’d like to say it was the greens…. but, you guys, it was totally that gold.
what is it
The Viseart Absinthe Theory Palette is a six-pan eyeshadow palette that has both matte and shimmer shades set in a way so that the pans are removable and the compact can fold into an easel. All Viseart eyeshadows are said to be super pigmented and provide all-day, long-lasting wear.
Pigmented indeed! The Viseart Absinthe Theory Palette has pigment to the point that when you say “saturated” you’re basically drooling it to make the statement. Especially with the mattes… my God they’re beautiful. As much as I could sit here and talk about matte shadows all day the real standout to me is the gold shade. It looks a bit basic in the pan but it’s got a lot going on when you use it, especially on the eye. They can be used wet or dry but using that gold wet, particularly in the halo eye, is INSANE. My love runs so deep for that gold that if I could only grab a couple of makeup products while I’m running out the door and never to return, this palette would be one of those things. Lately I’ve become accustomed to a transition shade so I’d have liked to have seen one in this palette. BUT since the shadows are removable it’d be cause to customize my own palette to work a transition color in there.
Like with the Anastasia Subculture Palette when working with the darker mattes you’ll want to press and then blend ever so lightly. I did experience some fallout with the deep forest green matte and the chocolate brown matte. Nothing terrible and they were easy to swipe away with a brush. The shadows last all day without fading or creasing when worn with an eye shadow primer.
In the eye look below I went for what they recommended on the Sephora website because that is the look that truly sold me on getting this palette during the VIB sale. I can never resist a beautiful halo eye! Let me know how you’d wear this palette in the comments below!
The Viseart Theory IV Absinthe Eyeshadow Palette is swatched below dry and on bare skin (no primers):
get the look
EYES: Urban Decay Primer Potion; MAC Painterly Pro Longwear Paint Pot; Viseart Absinthe Theory Eyeshadow Palette: #1 (pressed all over from lid to brow), #5 (outer & inner corners of eye), #6 (all over center of lid blending into #5, also smudged under lower lash line), #4 (pressed wet over PUR Get A Grip to center of #6), #3 (to deepen crease), #2 (inner corner of the eye); Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette (Naked2 as a transition shade); Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Mad Max Brown (top lash line); Anastasia Beverly Hills Metallic Luster Liner in Liquid Gold (lower waterline); Tom Ford Metallic Mink Eye Kohl (lower lash line); IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara.
shop the look
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