Dec 152012

Edward Bess Eyeshadow Palettes

Edward Bess’ new four eyeshadow palettes (introduced here) includes the warm neutral Cosmic Bliss ($68). The minute that I opened the palette, I knew that this would be the one that I’d be reaching for most often.

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I realize that preferences between these palettes will vary by personal preference. For me, Cosmic Bliss is an ideal color palette for my warm-toned, NC15/20 skin tone. It’s an effortless look for me, particularly on those mornings when I’ve already put in a few hours of work before my morning 8 am commute. In a very busy life, Cosmic Bliss gives me a polished,  appropriate look for almost anything I might encounter.

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Just like Edward Bess Sun and Stars, the Cosmic Bliss palette has a light matte shade that nearly matches my skin tone. I use this in my inner corner (I’m using this over a Laura Mercier Eye Basic in Linen, so my lid color is already neutralized with this as the base shade). From the left, the second shade is a soft light shimmery brown with a very slight touch of khaki. The third shade is a neutral shimmery brown. The fourth shade (on the right) is a deep shimmery brown with a touch of red. Swatches:

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More swatches of Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss:

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Because you might be considering this for an online purchase, here are a few more pictures.  

In shade:

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One more:

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Liz did this simple eye, focusing on using the two middle colors:

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As with other items in Edward Bess’ line, Cosmic Bliss is a “use it all the way up” product. His line is full of products with stable, finely-milled products that I can always count on. The shades are beautiful, flattering, and look gorgeous on a wide range of skin tones. These are available at Bergdorf Goodman, select Neiman Marcus stores, and online at


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  2 Responses to “Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss Reviewed and Swatched”

  1. Your pictures of Cosmic Bliss don’t even begin to do justice to this beautifully conceived selection of neutrals: not because the pictures are poor, but because it is so hard to capture the subtle luminescence that these shadows create when applied to the lids. Women of my age need not fear the shimmer factor of these incredible eyeshadows. The shimmer is subtle and creates a look of depth and complexity when applied, rather than sparkle or overt metallic shine. Like you, Amy, I’ve been using the matte shade to lighten the inner corner of my eye and I also use it under my brow’s arch. I then blend the other three shades seamlessly, one into the other, to create a beautifully sculpted eye. Creating the proverbial effortless look is simplicity itself with these refined and chic colors.

  2. Stunning swatches and great review Amy. I can’t wait to dive in and use this one – I ordered from BG too 🙂

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