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NEW BRAND ALERT: PRETTY VULGAR

Hi everyone! So sorry it’s been so long since I posted last, a lot of changes have been happening in my life! I recently after almost 4 years, left Sephora. I decided to pursue my freelance career which is something I’ve always wanted to do, and I honestly couldn’t be happier with my decision! I will miss Sephora a lot, and I am so happy to have had the experience.

Ok back to the review, so I am going to be talking about some products I purchased from a brand new brand that recently launched on Sephora.com. And yes, the brand is really called “Pretty Vulgar” haha. Here’s a little background on the brand:

According to their website, prettyvulgar.com, they were created by a group of makeup artists, industry vets, and innovators who were inspired by the different colors and characteristics of birds around them (hence the bird cages on their packaging). What I also learned, and what I LOVE about the brand is that they are cruelty-free, free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates and more. Which is important to me, because those ingredients can be super harmful to the skin and break you out.

Also, the brand really believes in celebrating your personal uniqueness that makes you you, and encourages diversity, trying new things, and learning from each other. Pretty neat concept, I love the positivism and how they accept all types of girls and guys weather you’re super girly, or more on the edgy side. I’m assuming that’s how they came up with the name “Pretty Vulgar” since those words are quite opposite.

Lets talk about product. I purchased two items in the line that I feel I use the most: setting spray and lipstick. The packaging honestly is what really made me curious about the line, I mean just look how girly and adorable it is!

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I’m obsessed. So the setting spray is called the Lock it In Setting Spray and it retails for $30. I’m kinda sad because I thought it would have the old school sprayer where you squeeze the pink handle, but it’s just for looks. So this is just a regular setting spray that all skin types can use to extend the wear of your makeup, and add moisture to your skin. I feel like it did just that, and I do really like the product. I feel like setting spray in general is a must-have, because it really just melts any powders into the skin, making the makeup appear over-all more skin-like. This one has no scent at all, which was kind of disappointing but in all honesty better, because fragrance can be a skin irritant. Overall I definitely love this product, and I love how beautiful it looks on my vanity!

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The second product I got is their My Lips are Sealed Liquid Lipstick in the shade Secret Sabotage which goes for $24 a tube. I’m going to start off by saying how much I adore this color. It is a beautiful metallic mauve-nude color and whenever I wear it I get so many compliments from strangers! That rarely happens when I wear a lip color, so I know this one is special. The formula is definitely like a vinyl-gloss, not so much a “liquid lipstick”. I was thinking this would be like a metallic stain to where it would completely dry down and not transfer. But it’s definitely more of a long-wear gloss, which is still nice because it does last a long time on the lips. It also isn’t sticky, and it doesn’t dry your lips out like some glosses can.

I am super impressed with this brand, the packaging is adorable, and the products are top quality. I can’t wait to try some more items out from this line!! You guys should check them out as well and let me know what you end up trying!

Until next time (which hopefully won’t be too long),

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