One of Edward Bess’ six gorgeous single Ultra Luminous eyeshadows is Escape ($30).
Escape is a beautiful deep caramel with a touch of bronze and a hint of red. As with his other eyeshadows, Escape is richly pigmented and a pleasure to use.
I appreciate the small, light yet luxurious packaging. Escape is perfect for my warm coloring and –hello!– really sets off my blue-changes-to-green eyes. Also, this seems to pick up some golden tones in my hair, and is a color that really works for me. The shadow has a subtle shimmer that looks sophisticated (read this as–no glitter bits, rather, the shadows has a pretty sheen the brings light to the lid).
Here is a comparison with Burberry Beauty’s Golden Trench, a color that is lighter and in the same color family. I wore these two together over the weekend, and really liked the effect. It worked well with a deep brown eyeliner (for example, Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner in Espresso Ink or Chocolate Shimmer would work well). I used Nars Abyssinia on my brownbone.
This is going to be staple for me, it is a neutral that has a touch of flattering color. Definitely one that is going in my very top makeup drawer, the one that is easiest to reach for. The small compact size makes it easy for travel, and the color means that it will look lovely with the blacks, blues, grays, greens, and even corals, yellows and greens that make up my clothing wardrobe.
Yes, yes, a thousand times yes for Escape.
If you are interested in other Edward Bess colors, Sabrina at The Beauty Look Book has this lovely comprehensive post. I’ve reviewed Intimate and Dusk on Café Makeup here. This is available at Edward Bess.com and also by calling Bergdorf Goodman in New York. Of these two, I prefer calling Bergdorf because the assistance at the Edward Bess counter is wonderful.