May 4, 2017

Pretty Vulgar Bury Them With A Smile Matte Lipstick Review & Swatches

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

I picked up one of the new Pretty Vulgar Bury Them With A Smile Matte Lipstick ($24) shades because of the packaging. Yes, I’m that girl who buys makeup because it’s pretty. Sometimes you have to give into the illogical side of your personally and buy matte lipstick, even though you really don’t like mattes, because the packaging is so gorgeous. It’s ok if you don’t want to admit that this has happened to you before. I totally get it. But we all know it’s happened to every makeup lover at some point in your lives.

As you know Pretty Vulgar is all about the pretty. This new brand recently popped up on and everyone got terribly excited because of the princess-y packaging. I have to admit in recent year’s I’ve become a bit immune to pretty packaging. Sure, I love it but I’ve tried so much makeup that I realize, finally, that packaging isn’t everything. It’s really how the makeup performs that matters most. But for some reason or another Pretty Vulgar ended up capturing my eye because it reminded me so much of Jadilla J, which is a Korean brand that’s very similiar in style to Jill Stuart.

Cute pretty packaging is fairly common in Asia but I think the US market isn’t as quite up to speed on such packaging. Sure we have elegant brands like Guerlain but compared the smaller, cuter, budget friendly brands like say Etude House from Korea, well, that isn’t something you commonly see available in our market. This was one of the key selling points for me when I saw Pretty Vulgar Cosmetics.

Pretty Vulgar Bury Them With A Smile Matte Lipstick is a $24 lipstick available in eight shade selections that’s 0.1 oz in size. It comes housed in a pretty little decorated with tea cups and roses which gives off a Marie Antoinette Let Them Eat Cake vibe. The actual lipstick barrel is just as pretty with a swirled rose gold metallic design that has intertwined with rose vine. It’s a pretty presentation to say the least and very vanity worthy. The lipstick bullet is imprinted with a tiny bird which seems to be Pretty Vulgar’s signature! The brand seems to like birds and birdcages.

I picked up Prim and Proper which looks like a sienna nude on the site but is actually a pale dusky nude pink. I did a major boo boo picking this shade up as it isn’t quite a nude that works for me and the shade will influence this review a tiny bit but more on that in a little bit. This is a wearable shade for me so long as I put clear gloss on it otherwise the color is a little too living dead girl looking on my lips.

Pretty Vulgar Prim and Proper Bury Them With A Smile Matte Lipstick

Pretty Vulgar Bury Them With A Smile Matte Lipstick Swatches (Prim and Proper)

The formula is lightweight, creamy, and applies quite nicely without tugging. I detected a very faint lemon-y flavor and fragrance but it seems to disappear quickly after application. This particular shade looked horrible on my lips for some reason. I don’t think it has anything to do with the formula, it’s just the shade that didn’t quite work out. It looked less than smooth on my lips not to mention it settled into my natural lip lines and made my lips look dry. I think if I got another shade it would have been smoother because this formula is very nicely creamy. It’s just the zombie nude shade that didn’t work out for me or at least that’s what I’m assuming. I will absolutely buy another one, re-try, and revise this review with my thoughts soon!

Pretty Vulgar Bury Them With A Smile Matte Lipstick has a very nice, creamy consistency that doesn’t feel dry or stiff. It feels like a very comfortable matte to me but I think the shade I choose made it less than smooth looking on my lips. The packaging is simply stunning and will be appealing to those who love beautifully packaged makeup. I’ll share more of my thoughts about this formula as soon as I try another shade. So far, it seems promising enough!

Pretty Vulgar Bury Them With A Smile Matte Lipstick is available now at

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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Dee

    Haven’t tried yet but will. When I saw the packaging on this I knew I had to have to so am one of those girls too!

  • Ruth

    the swatch looks so different than when it’s on your lips- weird! that packaging is absolutely gorgeous and i have totally bought things just because it’s pretty. so shame!

    • Isabella Muse

      It does right? When I swatched it and even when I opened the package it was lovely but on my lips gag!

  • Isa

    Heh, I’ve bought lipsticks that AREN”T matte just because of the packaging! I prefer mattes and satin is about as glossy as I can handle. But sometimes, it’s like I’m hypnotised by the packaging! The most recent incident was with Etude House’s Christmas Nutcracker release. Bought 2 Enamel Lip Talks although that kind of finish isn’t really my thing.

    For me, packaging is part of the whole experience and I think part of why I’m so into makeup is that the products can be a whole lot of pretty packed into a small container. I’ve been known to take stuff out just to admire it!

    If this brand ever becomes available here, I’m sure I will be all over it!

    • Isabella Muse

      LOL glad I’m not alone πŸ˜€ Me too me too! I didn’t even really want a anything from that collection but totally had to get it.