Over the last year, we’ve seen so many new brands and new products. As I’ve said in other posts, it can be hard to keep up with it all. But one of the brands that has been on my radar since I tried their gel liner is Pretty Vulgar. Thanks to beauty influencers, I’ve seen more and more of the their products mentioned. One of their products that I’ve always wanted to try is their eyeshadow palettes. During one of my many recent trips to Sephora, one of their palettes caught my eye; the Pretty Birdie palette. What I don’t know is how long this has been out and/or how long I haven’t noticed it (which is a crime). It is easily one of the most unique palettes I’ve seen lately.
Here is some information about the palette. It has 12 shades, 4 mattes and 8 shimmers/metallics. It retails for USD$35. It is fairly compact, and the packaging is not excessive. You could easily travel with it.
Here are the shades:
Lay: Off-White (M)
Free: Off-White (almost iridescent) (S)
Ego: Gold (S)
Songbird: Cocoa (S)
Brilliant: Purple (S)
Fancy: Mint (S) (It looks silver in the pic, but its mint)
Wing It: Royal Blue (S)
Snitch: Berry Red (M)
Formation: Brick Red (M)
Nevermore: Dark Blue-Green (M)
Jealous: Hunter Green (S)
Head B****h: Dark Purple (S)
So what did I think? My opinion on this palette is that is definitely worth the money. This is especially true if you have too many neutral palettes. That is not my problem, but I can see this as a great introduction to color if someone is only used to neutrals. The colors are unique, but not overwhelming. As far as pigmentation and fall out are concerned, this palette stands up on both measures. There is not too much fall out and the pigmentation is great. Another major plus is the mirror. Its large enough to fit your whole face, and the design of the packaging allows you to hold it in one hand while applying. They were also easy to blend, and I was able to create beautiful looks without the colors melding together.
The only things that I would change about this palette is that I would add another dark shade. I also think it could do with another matte shade. And these aren’t even complaints, and by no means a reason to not buy it.
And of course, one of the best things about this is that it is Cruelty-Free. It is always a plus when I find newer brands that put out quality, cruelty-free products. Also, as a note, my friend bought the Phoenix Rising palette on the same day. She loves it. It has convinced me that I need to not sleep on this brand or their palettes.