A busy swatch table at the launch. Makeup, check. Cameras, check. Tissues, check.
Edward Bess Blush Imperiale (£36) – L,R – Soft Orchid, Desert Bloom, Moroccan Rose
Edward Bess Blush Imperiale swatches – L,R – Soft Orchid, Desert Bloom, Moroccan Rose
Edward Bess Eyeshadow Trios (£44) – L,R – Island Escape, Soft Smoke
Edward Bess Lip Wardrobe (£310)
Edward Bess Compact Rouge (£30) L,R – After Sunset, Love Affair, Island Rose.
The Compact Rouge pots are something rather special… smooth, silky and pigmented. My heart has been stolen by more products than I can afford. To be blunt, this is an expensive range. For me, it’s an aspirational range. The packaging is plain but sleek with quality casings… some will admire it’s simplicity, others may regard it as lacking in personality.
Edward Bess Midnight Sun Set (£136)
Before seeing the products in person, I was particularly keen to check out the Daydream bronzer and it didn’t disappoint. Soft, creamy and natural – even on my pink hard-to-please skintone.
Edward Bess Ultra Luminous Eyeshadow (£22) – L,R – Intimate, Escape, Dusk, Mystery.
I was surprised by how much I fell in love with the Ultra Luminous Eyeshadow in Intimate. I don’t do greens… but this khaki is something quite special. Texture wise, I slightly favour the Rouge Bunny Rouge formula which blows me away… but I’m smitten by Intimate and Dusk and am in the process of working out how many excuses I can invent to part with the £44 needed to purchase.
I will definitely be purchasing the Ultra Luminous Eyeshadow in Intimate. I aspire to own the Daydream bronzer… but not until I finish the equally lovely Guerlain Teracotta Light Sheer Bronzer in Blondes. I will also spend the next few months lusting after a compact rouge… but knowing that I would only use it as a cream blusher, I know that I can spend less and fall in love with other cream blushers to the same degree.
This is a line for women who want to enhance with quality cosmetics. Subtle enhancement with luxury products is (for me) the epitome of what I want to see in my makeup bag. If you’re looking for a compact collection of beautiful products to achieve subtle but effective enhancements, Edward Bess is worth exploring further.