The Edward Bess Thread
Hi ladies and gents,
I created this thread as I figured I might be posting a lot about Edward Bess in the coming weeks and just felt this would be more organized. This was an unknown brand for me until I saw it on the Sephora site and after googling for reviews and images and scouring youtube I was curious. I started out buying just an eyeshadow and the lipliner so I wouldn't prematurely go hogwild over the brand. I don't usually do pictures but I thought if I figured out how since this is a new brand (I guess not entirely but new for me and perhaps other gals) I might take some photos of items so interested parties could see what they look like. There is some but relatively limited information and imagery about his products out there. I thought anyone else whether they are just getting into the brand, have been for awhile or are curious could add their questions or thoughts, photos etc. to share for the benefit of all.
Edward Bess ultra luminous eyeshadow and luxury eye brush[ Edited ]
I think the Edward Bess luxury eye brush is tied with the Clarisonic Plus for favorite recent purchase. Of course, not having owned either for more than a week it almost makes me hesitant to yammer on about their wonders so if you keep in mind these are first impressions and I cannot yet vouch for durability over time then
So back to the Bess eyeshadow brush; yes, its really that good. I do think though this will probably not be well liked with those who have small lids or eyes because the brush head tends to be on the large side but I only have about medium lid space and I do just fine. Possibly my favorite eye brush even [ I know I'm being premature but have I ever fall this in love with an eye brush? I can't recall though I've had close contenders]. I'm a brush fanatic myself and when you find a truly good brush that not only makes application feel luxurious but performs well for me that is an instant beauty high. So, I'm going to get long winded but I sort of can't help it when I am this giddy over something. I just want to share it with everyone else so that they might get to experience it themselves.The brush will cost you 40 bones which seems like a bargain when you use it. It is a real hair brush and though my lids are oily, yet sensitive it doesn't irritate them in the slightest. It feels so soft, yet it is a good amount of density to it. I wish I had this brush when I started out using makeup years ago because this can take on the most challenging of eyeshadow hues and make them look sophisticated.I watched EB himself use the brush to apply all the eyeshadows in a look and I wanted to try it for myself. Sure enough just a few taps and you can go from dark shadow to light without dirtying anything. I can't pull that off with my By Terry eye brushes.The blending and effect are just elegant and lovely. Really wonderful brush and if you are new to eyeshadow or blending techniques and even if you aren't I really highly reccomend this. It may seem like a brush is a brush is a brush but in this case it is indeed a beauty tool and so fantastic.
I purchased 3 of the ultra luminous shadows (Dusk, Intimate, and Nude) I feel like I'll have written a novella to go into that but if anyone has questions about them please ask. I love them also and reccomend them as well.
I'll end this post with something I didn't like of Edward Bess' and that was the quad royale in south of france. A lot of glitter but unlike some NARS blushes which the glitter isn't as obvious on face this was for me and I was just very dissapointed. I did not find it to be fine milled like the eyeshadows either. I think as a powder highlighter mary lou manizer is far superior even and less than half the price.