At our makeover by Edward Bess at Bergdorf’s last month, Liz and I fell in love with his Ultra Slick lipsticks. Our purchases included Edward Bess Ultra Slick Lipstick in Demi Buff ($32), a creamy neutral with a pink-mauve kick.
Why did I wait so long to try these? When Liz and I lined up a row of numerous lip products to swatch, she immediately noticed a difference when we got to the Edward Bess. If I recall correctly, she said, “Wow! So luxurious!!” The creamy, moisturizing feel of this lipstick does feel like putting on a cashmere sweater after you’ve worn some scratchy wool. The texture is noticeably better.
Lipsticks were the first product in Edward Bess’ line, and so it is no surprise that they are stars. The luxurious texture translates into a soft, moisturized glow on the lips. We found Demi Buff an excellent everyday color–perfect for brunch, office, or any everyday activity. It adds just enough color, staying quiet and sophisticated.
Here are comparisons with some of the neutrals. By comparison, Burberry Rosewood is more sheer (it takes a few swipes to build up this color with the Burberry, but only a single creamy swipe of Edward Bess layer down plenty of color). Chanel Patchouli is lighter and more beige. Chanel Baroque is far deeper, and more brown.
Bottom line: Lovely. Really an amazing treat. Don’t be me–don’t wait so long to try these out. You’ll love them.