Pretty Vulgar Nightingale Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

01/08

Pretty Vulgar Nightingale Eyeshadow Palette
Pretty Vulgar Nightingale Eyeshadow Palette
Pretty Vulgar Nightingale Eyeshadow Palette
Pretty Vulgar Nightingale Eyeshadow Palette
Pretty Vulgar Nightingale Eyeshadow Palette
Pretty Vulgar Nightingale Eyeshadow Palette
Pretty Vulgar Nightingale Eyeshadow Palette
Pretty Vulgar Nightingale Eyeshadow Palette
Pretty Vulgar Nightingale Eyeshadow Palette
Pretty Vulgar Nightingale Eyeshadow Palette
Pretty Vulgar Nightingale Eyeshadow Palette
Pretty Vulgar Nightingale Eyeshadow Palette
Pretty Vulgar Nightingale Eyeshadow Palette
Pretty Vulgar Nightingale Eyeshadow Palette
Pretty Vulgar Nightingale Eyeshadow Palette
Pretty Vulgar Nightingale Eyeshadow Palette
Pretty Vulgar Nightingale Eyeshadow Palette
Pretty Vulgar Nightingale Eyeshadow Palette
Pretty Vulgar Nightingale Eyeshadow Palette
Pretty Vulgar Nightingale Eyeshadow Palette
Pretty Vulgar Nightingale Eyeshadow Palette
Pretty Vulgar Nightingale Eyeshadow Palette
Pretty Vulgar Nightingale Eyeshadow Palette
Pretty Vulgar Nightingale Eyeshadow Palette

Nightingale

Pretty Vulgar Nightingale Eyeshadow Palette ($35.00 for 0.55 oz.) contains 12 eyeshadows in an arrangement of soft, neutral shades with a cooler, grayer tones. 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.” My experience with these as hit or miss; some shades were amazing but others were hard to work with. I have no idea how the brand managed to make such a poor beige eyeshadow!

You can see a look using this palette here.

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01/02

Pretty Vulgar Nocturnal Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Nocturnal Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Nocturnal Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Nocturnal Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Nocturnal Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Nocturnal Eyeshadow

Nocturnal

Nocturnal is a light beige with neutral undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was surprisingly stiff–it was hard to get coverage out of it as nothing would translate on the brush without jabbing at the surface. It wore for six hours on me from what I could tell.

Ingredients

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

01/02

Pretty Vulgar Pillow Fight Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Pillow Fight Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Pillow Fight Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Pillow Fight Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Pillow Fight Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Pillow Fight Eyeshadow

Pillow Fight

Pillow Fight is a soft, light beige with warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had semi-opaque color coverage that applied evenly to bare skin but had a slightly dusty consistency that had a tendency to sheer out a bit in practice. This shade lasted for seven hours on me.

Ingredients

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

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01/02

Pretty Vulgar Break Free Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Break Free Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Break Free Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Break Free Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Break Free Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Break Free Eyeshadow

Break Free

Break Free is a bright, white gold with a pearly sheen. It translated to a much lighter, whiter shade with barely any gold/yellow tint to it (and I’m warm-toned!). The consistency was soft, smooth, and blendable on the lid and yielded good pigmentation, though not quite opaque. It wore well for eight hours on me.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zinc Stearate, Boron Nitride, Polyurethane-33, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Carmine (Ci 75470), Chrysanthemum Coccineum Flower Extract, Poloxamer, Silica, Tocopheryl Acetate.

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

01/02

Pretty Vulgar Darkside Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Darkside Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Darkside Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Darkside Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Darkside Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Darkside Eyeshadow

Darkside

Darkside is a medium gray with neutral undertones and a satin finish. The pigmentation was fantastic, while the consistency was soft, slightly dusty, but blendable and worked well on the lid as it went on evenly. It started to fade on me after seven and a half hours of wear.

Ingredients

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

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01/02

Pretty Vulgar Hide & Seek Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Hide & Seek Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Hide & Seek Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Hide & Seek Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Hide & Seek Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Hide & Seek Eyeshadow

Hide & Seek

Hide & Seek is a medium taupe with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had medium, buildable coverage, which was part of why it appeared warmer swatched than in the pan, though I did feel it looked warmer just by dusting product off the surface. The consistency was soft, a little dusty but not prone to sheering out. It lasted for seven and a half hours before fading.

Ingredients

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

01/02

Pretty Vulgar Clutch Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Clutch Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Clutch Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Clutch Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Clutch Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Clutch Eyeshadow

Clutch

Clutch is a brighter, medium-dark bronze with warm undertones and a metallic finish. The color payoff was opaque, and the texture was soft, smooth, and denser but not stiff or too firmly pressed in the pan. It wore well for eight hours on me.

Ingredients

Mica, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Talc, Zinc Stearate, Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Polyurethane-33, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Carmine (Ci 75470), Sorbic Acid, Tin Oxide, Boron Nitride, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Chrysanthemum Coccineum Flower Extract, Poloxamer 338, Silica, Tocopheryl Acetate.

Clutch
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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01/02

Pretty Vulgar Flip Out Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Flip Out Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Flip Out Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Flip Out Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Flip Out Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Flip Out Eyeshadow

Flip Out

Flip Out is a dark brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that was buildable to full coverage with two to three layers. The texture was soft, not too powdery nor was it too firmly packed in the pan, and blendable on the lid. This shade wore well for eight hours on me.

Ingredients

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

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

01/02

Pretty Vulgar Eye Spy Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Eye Spy Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Eye Spy Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Eye Spy Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Eye Spy Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Eye Spy Eyeshadow

Eye Spy

Eye Spy is a rich, deep bronze with warm, red undertones and a metallic sheen. The texture was incredibly smooth, almost cream-like feel, that was blendable and easy to work with while yielding opaque color coverage. This shade lasted well for eight hours.

Ingredients

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

Eye Spy
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

01/02

Pretty Vulgar Silver Spoon Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Silver Spoon Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Silver Spoon Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Silver Spoon Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Silver Spoon Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Silver Spoon Eyeshadow

Silver Spoon

Silver Spoon is a deep gray with cool, blue undertones and a satin finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, smooth consistency that was just a bit dusty in the pan. This eyeshadow started to fade on me after eight hours of wear.

Ingredients

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

01/02

Pretty Vulgar Swoop Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Swoop Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Swoop Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Swoop Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Swoop Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar Swoop Eyeshadow

Swoop

Swoop is a dark brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation that applied unevenly to bare skin and was difficult to blend out. The texture did not seem particularly stiff in the pan, though it was less soft and powdery compared to other shades in the palette. It lasted for eight hours on me.

Ingredients

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

Swoop
7.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
81%
Total

01/02

Pretty Vulgar After Midnight Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar After Midnight Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar After Midnight Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar After Midnight Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar After Midnight Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar After Midnight Eyeshadow

After Midnight

After Midnight is a dark, grayish taupe with cool undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had semi-sheer color payoff that was difficult to apply, as the texture was drier and stiff in the pan. This resulted in an uneven amount of product on the lid that did not want to blend out. This shade wore well for six and a half hours on me.

Ingredients

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

01/02

Pretty Vulgar All Nighter Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar All Nighter Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar All Nighter Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar All Nighter Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar All Nighter Eyeshadow
Pretty Vulgar All Nighter Eyeshadow

All Nighter

All Nighter is a deep, blackened brown with neutrla-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. The pigmentation was nearly opaque, while the texture was finely-milled with a firmer press in the pan. I thought it was going to be challenging to blend it out, but it was not too difficult to work with. It stayed on well for eight hours.

Ingredients

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

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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 matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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This whole line looks cute but I just don’t think the quality is there yet. I was really surprised to see them carried in Sephora. I feel as its launch has been a little bumpy!

I had seen a couple of reviews on this palette so expected it to be a little hit and miss. I had originally thought to pick it up because I do like the cooler grey/silver shades but wanted to wait for your review since I knew several of the shades were not going to perform well. The price point does not work for me to buy the palette for two shades. I don’t have any dupes that are on your list but I do have a grey palette from Heimish that I think will be close enough. I would like to see in person so hope to see one while I am in Canada next week.

Wow, 2 F ratings and on shades you’d think they’d be able to pull off no problem. I’m loving Eye Spy, Darkside and quite a few others, though. It’s a shame they couldn’t do a better job with the 2 shades that garnered F – both are colours that seem easy to get “right”.

The shimmery shades and aa few of the mattes look lovely! But, those other very serious misses give me qualms about buying this. Besides, I not only have Viseart Chroma 😍, but also the equally underperforming UD Naked Smoky😕. Almost got myself killed buying that thing and it sure ain’t worth nearly getting hit by lightning for!

Despite generally liking the color story, this is very uneven (indeed, why IS there a bad beige eyeshadow?), dupable, etc. Even if you vote against a palette, there is always a dupe that reminds you to bring something back into rotation. In this case, it’s that kvd Esperanza s/s palette from about 3 years back, with Santeria in it. That’s a fun one. I think much of the appeal for PV is in the packaging. Who thinks this will succeed as a line? I’m not sure.

Wow – this IS a mixed bag of ratings and quality! Overall, I liked the shades chosen for this palette – so that’s a plus. But – the first three shades are redundant – if the brand only put one beige shade in, that would be fine.
There are some epic fails here with shades that should have been easy to do. Other shades, that perhaps were trickier to construct, were fabulous: Darkside, Clutch, Eye Spy and Silver Spoon.

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