Pretty Vulgar Early Bird Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

01/08

Pretty Vulgar Early Bird Eyeshadow Palette
Pretty Vulgar Early Bird Eyeshadow Palette
Pretty Vulgar Early Bird Eyeshadow Palette
Pretty Vulgar Early Bird Eyeshadow Palette
Pretty Vulgar Early Bird Eyeshadow Palette
Pretty Vulgar Early Bird Eyeshadow Palette
Pretty Vulgar Early Bird Eyeshadow Palette
Pretty Vulgar Early Bird Eyeshadow Palette
Pretty Vulgar Early Bird Eyeshadow Palette
Pretty Vulgar Early Bird Eyeshadow Palette
Pretty Vulgar Early Bird Eyeshadow Palette
Pretty Vulgar Early Bird Eyeshadow Palette
Pretty Vulgar Early Bird Eyeshadow Palette
Pretty Vulgar Early Bird Eyeshadow Palette
Pretty Vulgar Early Bird Eyeshadow Palette
Pretty Vulgar Early Bird Eyeshadow Palette
Pretty Vulgar Early Bird Eyeshadow Palette
Pretty Vulgar Early Bird Eyeshadow Palette
Pretty Vulgar Early Bird Eyeshadow Palette
Pretty Vulgar Early Bird Eyeshadow Palette
Pretty Vulgar Early Bird Eyeshadow Palette
Pretty Vulgar Early Bird Eyeshadow Palette
Pretty Vulgar Early Bird Eyeshadow Palette
Pretty Vulgar Early Bird Eyeshadow Palette

Early Bird

Pretty Vulgar Early Bird Eyeshadow Palette ($35.00 for 0.55 oz.) contains 12 eyeshadows in an arrangement of soft, neutral shades with a peach/pink leaning. The palette is made out of sturdy cardboard and has a large mirror underneath the lid. The eyeshadow formula is supposed to be “ultra-smooth, color-rich, blendable” that is “long-wearing” and “supremely creamy.” I was less impressed with this palette compared to the Prettie Birdie palette. This one had several shades that had more medium to semi-opaque pigmentation with only a handful that were truly pigmented. Many of the eyeshadows in this palette were powdery or dusty, which led to shorter wear and more difficult application.

Early Bird
B-

Permanent

8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total

01/02

Pretty Vulgar Tweet Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Tweet Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Tweet Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Tweet Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Tweet Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Tweet Eyeshadow

Tweet

Tweet is a pale pink with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had medium color coverage that was somewhat buildable (up to semi-opaque pigmentation). The texture was soft but dusty, so there was excess product that kicked up in the pan. It wore well for six hours on me.

Ingredients

Talc, Boron Nitride, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Zinc Stearate, Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Sodium Dehydroacetate, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Poloxamer 338, Silica, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Chrysanthemum Coccineum Flower Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate.

Tweet
Tweet
C+

Permanent in Palette

7.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
6.5
Longevity
5
Application
78%
Total

01/02

Pretty Vulgar Wink Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Wink Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Wink Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Wink Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Wink Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Wink Eyeshadow

Wink

Wink is a soft, peachy gold with warm undertones and a pearly shimmer. It had semi-sheer pigmentation that did not build up at all, and the texture was noticeably dusty and prone to sheering out further so it did not have much coverage. This shade seemed best used patted over another shade for added shimmer. It started to disappear after six hours of wear.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Zinc Stearate, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Sorbic Acid, Carmine (Ci 75470), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Boron Nitride, Poloxamer 338, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Silica, Chrysanthemum Coccineum Flower Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate.

Wink
Wink
D

Permanent in Palette

6
Product
6
Pigmentation
6
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
64%
Total

01/02

Pretty Vulgar Chirp Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Chirp Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Chirp Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Chirp Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Chirp Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Chirp Eyeshadow

Chirp

Chirp is a light-medium pink with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The eyeshadow had semi-opaque pigmentation paired with a soft, dusty consistency that sheered out a bit when I applied it to bare skin. It performed better over a primer, which gave it more to adhere to. The color started to fade on me after six and a half hours.

Ingredients

Talc, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zinc Stearate, Boron Nitride, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Tin Oxide, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Chrysanthemum Coccineum Flower Extract, Poloxamer 338, Silica, Tocopheryl Acetate, [May Contain +/-: Mica (Ci 77019), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77499), Carmine (Ci 75470), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510)].

Chirp
Chirp
C+

Permanent in Palette

7.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
78%
Total

01/02

Pretty Vulgar Rise Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Rise Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Rise Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Rise Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Rise Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Rise Eyeshadow

Rise

Rise is a soft brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out easily. The texture was soft, a little powdery in the pan, but I had no trouble working with it in practice. It wore well for seven hours on me.

Ingredients

Talc, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zinc Stearate, Boron Nitride, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Poloxamer 338, Silica, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Chrysanthemum Coccineum Flower Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, [May Contain +/-: Mica (Ci 77019), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Carmine (Ci 75470), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ultramarines (Ci 77007)]

Rise
Rise
B

Permanent in Palette

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total

01/02

Pretty Vulgar Shine Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Shine Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Shine Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Shine Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Shine Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Shine Eyeshadow

Shine

Shine is a soft, golden brown with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had medium pigmentation that was buildable to semi-opaque coverage, but the powdery texture made it harder to apply evenly. The eyeshadow was best applied with a dampened brush or over a primer. It lasted for six hours on me.

Ingredients

Talc, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zinc Stearate, Boron Nitride, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Poloxamer 338, Silica, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Chrysanthemum Coccineum Flower Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, [May Contain +/-: Mica (Ci 77019), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Carmine (Ci 75470), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ultramarines (Ci 77007)].

Shine
Shine
C-

Permanent in Palette

6.5
Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
70%
Total

01/04

Pretty Vulgar Ruffled Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Ruffled Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Ruffled Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Ruffled Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Ruffled Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Ruffled Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Ruffled Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Ruffled Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Ruffled Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Ruffled Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Ruffled Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Ruffled Eyeshadow

Ruffled

Ruffled is peachy beige with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage that went on evenly and only had a bit of fallout initially (from the sparkle). The texture was soft, a little dry to the touch, but blendable and did not sheer out too readily. The eyeshadow wore well for six and a half hours on me.

Ingredients

Mica, Talc, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Boron Nitride, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Sorbic Acid, Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Tin Oxide, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Chrysanthemum Coccineum Flower Extract, Poloxamer 338, Tocopheryl Acetate.

Ruffled
Ruffled
B-

Permanent in Palette

7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total

01/02

Pretty Vulgar Unruffled Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Unruffled Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Unruffled Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Unruffled Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Unruffled Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Unruffled Eyeshadow

Unruffled

Unruffled is a light-medium mauve with neutral undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had great pigmentation that applied evenly to bare skin. The texture was soft, smooth, and not powdery at all, but it still blended out nicely along the edges. It wore well for seven hours on me before fading noticeably.

Ingredients

Talc, Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Mica, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Boron Nitride, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zinc Stearate, Iron Oxides (Ci 77499, Ci 77491, Ci 77492), Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Poloxamer 338, Silica, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Chrysanthemum Coccineum Flower Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate.

Unruffled
Unruffled
B+

Permanent in Palette

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

01/02

Pretty Vulgar Nest Egg Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Nest Egg Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Nest Egg Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Nest Egg Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Nest Egg Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Nest Egg Eyeshadow

Nest Egg

Nest Egg is a medium brown with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff, though it was not quite opaque, that blended out easily along the edges and adhered evenly to bare skin. This shade started to fade on me after seven hours of wear.

Ingredients

Mica, Talc, Iron Oxides (Ci 77499, Ci 77492, Ci 77491), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Boron Nitride, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Zinc Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Poloxamer 338, Silica, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Chrysanthemum Coccineum Flower Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate.

Nest Egg
Nest Egg
B

Permanent in Palette

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total

01/02

Pretty Vulgar True Colors Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar True Colors Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar True Colors Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar True Colors Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar True Colors Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar True Colors Eyeshadow

True Colors

True Colors is a light-medium, pinky mauve with warmer undertones and a glittery, metallic finish. The texture was soft, more loosely pressed in the pan, which resulted in chunkier product coming off of the pan’s surface. It was messy to use on the lid as well as kicked up a lot of excess product within the pan. It had good pigmentation, though, and mostly opaque coverage on the lid itself (even after the fallout). The eyeshadow stayed on well for seven and a half hours, though there was a bit of additional fallout while worn.

Ingredients

Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Talc, Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Boron Nitride, Zinc Stearate, Carmine (Ci 75470), Sodium Dehydroacetate, Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Sorbic Acid, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Chrysanthemum Coccineum Flower Extract, Poloxamer 338, Silica, Tocopheryl Acetate.

True Colors
C+

Permanent in Palette

7
Product
10
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
79%
Total

01/02

Pretty Vulgar Victory Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Victory Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Victory Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Victory Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Victory Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Victory Eyeshadow

Victory

Victory is a deep brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color coverage that went on evenly and smoothly on bare skin. The texture was a bit firmer in the pan, but it remained blendable in practice. This shade lasted for seven and a half hours on me before fading.

Ingredients

Talc, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Boron Nitride, Zinc Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Poloxamer 338, Silica, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Chrysanthemum Coccineum Flower Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, [May Contain +/-: Mica (Ci 77019), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Carmine (Ci 75470), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ultramarines (Ci 77007)].

Victory
Victory
B+

Permanent in Palette

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

01/02

Pretty Vulgar Conquer Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Conquer Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Conquer Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Conquer Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Conquer Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Conquer Eyeshadow

Conquer

Conquer is a rich, deep bronze with warm undertones and a golden shimmer. The pigmentation was incredibly rich, while the texture was smooth, almost cream-like, and easily blended on the lid. It wore well for eight hours on me.

Ingredients

Talc, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zinc Stearate, Boron Nitride, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Tin Oxide, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Chrysanthemum Coccineum Flower Extract, Poloxamer 338, Silica, Tocopheryl Acetate, [May Contain +/-: Mica (Ci 77019), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77499), Carmine (Ci 75470), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510)].

Conquer
Conquer
A-

Permanent in Palette

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

01/02

Pretty Vulgar Unveil Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Unveil Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Unveil Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Unveil Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Unveil Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Unveil Eyeshadow

Unveil

Unveil is a deep, reddish brown with cooler undertones and a matte finish. The texture was incredibly soft but had a tendency to kick up a lot of excess product in the pan, and if I was not very careful, could also result in fallout during application. It had semi-opaque, buildable color payoff that lasted for seven and a half hours on my lid.

Ingredients

Talc, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Boron Nitride, Zinc Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Poloxamer 338, Silica, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Chrysanthemum Coccineum Flower Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, [May Contain +/-: Mica (Ci 77019), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Carmine (Ci 75470), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ultramarines (Ci 77007)].

Unveil
Unveil
B

Permanent in Palette

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total
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About the Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). (For more information, please check the FAQ.)

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I love the tone, and colour of these! I’m bummed by the rating/the amount of C’s. So I’ll be looking into the dupes, or swatch in in store!

Right?? That was my exact thought process! I prioritized the brighter one thinking that one was more likely to flop!

I’m thinking that this one just wouldn’t work for me at all. Iffy quality, lots of light neutral shades that would disappear into my medium coloring, etc. Sad, because I was hoping for better.

I don’t think this one would work for you as well as other neutral palettes for the amount of lightness here!

I know that here I am able to yawn. Unimpressive and erratic. Massively dupable, though the full palette shot does not give that impression. Packaging IS pretty. I enjoy looking at the dupes for every shade, as it reminds me what is where. No Christine steel trap mind here. As in, which of four Vice palettes has an X shade? Helps me remember and put things together from different palettes, without having to pull ’em all out. When I play the guessing game of palette origin, I’m improving. Past couple of days has confirmed my desire to have an indie summer. I did get the PV Sinful blush, and it’s good with plums and puces (never thought how funny that must sound to your French speaking readers, iirc, it means flea, not purply brown.). Like Nars Tangier, Tanganyka, and BB Bond.

For as dupable as the shade range is, I would have expected better quality – I was surprised that this one was less impressive than the more colorful palette (where I would have expected sheerness!).

Yes, it should have been the EASIER, between this and the bright. Those are not difficult shades to do. It should have been a contender! Right, Marlon?

There are quite a few problems with this palette….
1. Many of the shades are very similar to each other
2. Poor ratings across the palette – poorly done neutrals….
3. Lots of dupes for each shade

Very sad

I was less impressed with this palette “compared to the Early Bird palette” Did you mean the pretty birdie palette since this is the early bird palette lol.

This was really helpful- because after your prior review of Pretty Birdie, I (of course) had to go to their website and see what else I might want! This was one of the items I was interested in, so now I have more info. Cool.
Also, I wanted to mention that in your first paragraph above, you mention that prior review, but you wrote that it’s Early Bird, and I think you meant Pretty Birdie. (The link does takes you to Pretty Birdie, though.)
I’m a new subscriber wondering why I didn’t subscribe long ago- thank you so much for what you do- you are awesome!

So sorry about the mix up there, Rita! Yes, definitely meant Pretty Birdie. It was a surprise that the more colorful palette was better than the neutral one, which should have been a slam dunk.

Thanks for subscribing!

Actually, I’m happy that the brighter one is the better palette- that’s the one I loved! So. Many. Colors.
It’s perfect.
Thank you!

Totally passing, I was really hoping for better with this one. I so wanted it to be the palette TF White Chocolate Chip was supposed to be.

What a shame that this cute palette didn’t perform better. The palette itself is so cute. But the shades, though I love the look of them, are shades I already own. Loved the format of this reviewed that I just received in my inbox – excellent and attention-getting!

It’s a shame that this palette didn’t perform that well because the colours are very pretty and would make a perfect daytime palette for someone like me with fair skin. However I already have dupes for nearly all the shades so I don’t feel like I’m missing out although it would be nice to have all the shades together to complete a light daytime look.

Yes, it’s almost a bare/neutral/slightly pastel palette. Good idea, poor execution. You could wear it to no makeup venues……if it were decent.

I have enough palettes but I was really thinking of buying this. The pink/peach colors are great for fair skin so I guess I’m a little disappointed that the quality isn’t better.

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