Viseart’s Theory Palettes: Absinthe and Siren

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Viseart will forever hold a special place in my heart for being simply exceptional. They do everything in house, from the formulation and pressing to the actual packaging, all cruelty free and paraben free, and have a high quality control that sometimes hinders them from churning out more product. They have a few releases a year, but each has had years in the making; I have been privy to stories from the design process which I listen to in awe, like a kid at a campfire. Yes, Imma brag.

You can buy these right now AT MUSE BEAUTY PRO HERE, they are exclusive to Muse this month, and will debut at the Makeup Show San Fran MARCH 24TH. We will update this post with links to other retailers once they become available.

The Theory palettes are condensed versions of the main Viseart palettes, they are $45 which is costly for a palette that looks smaller than my palm, however they contain 6 full sized shades (12gr, 2gr each) which are the same size and content as the full size Viseart Palettes. They just look small because the packaging is minimal and made for practicality, allowing for stacking and transporting and easy depotting. They usually have a theme or shade they base them on and each shade is delicately chosen and (I’m told) pressed at different PSI depending on the shades, with multiple tries until they get the right texture.

Enough talk, to the shades!

ABSINTHE has a green theme, referencing the elfish drink that may or may not snare the senses. The shades aren’t named so I am going to detail them in twos.

Top is a creamy ivory shade in a matte finish, for the brow bone highlighting etc, bottom shade is a shimmery light white gold with gold and silver glitter; the glitter itself was a bit chunky for my liking and felt out of place on that specific shade, since otherwise this is a really delicate shade.


Top is a dark olive almost brown in a matte finish, bottom is a shimmery moss green with gold glitter.

Top is a dark sacramento green and bottom is a shimmery forest green.

I feel I should be drinking absinthe while typing this! Also, low key sure that this will be my St Paddy’s palette.


I got no words! its way too late and I’m head banging against the keyboard so I’m heading into the shade.

Top: a light apricot, bottom a smooth rose gold.

Top the prettiest matte peach, bottom: a true foiled gold.

Top is a burnt orange that basically blended itself. Bottom is a bright copper.

Pro: they are a blending dream, perfect for traveling or to add to a MUA kit, full sized shades that can be easily depotted to a palette.

Con: price, they are costly at $45 a pop, but once you have a Viseart palette you understand, also the shades themselves might be in some of your other palettes.

Alright, I’m falling asleep. If you find typos here, roast me in the comments (I stole that expression from the Tea Lady and I love it.. ) also tell me: have you had absinthe? is it really hallucinogenic? tell me your stories, I won’t tell.



  1. Absinthe was banned for decades, because the use of wormwood was thought to cause multiple health problems, including hallucinations. Now, it’s thought that those problems were actually caused by – shock horror – drinking a boatload of high-proof booze.

    Pernod is said to be very similar to the pre-ban absinthe. Green chartreuse is another liqueur that seems to have magical properties, for whatever that’s worth… (I, myself, have sworn that it causes hallucinations long before it causes intoxication.)

    And I think the Absinthe palette somehow just suddenly appeared in my shopping cart…


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