Edward Bess makes a lovely deep pink cream called Compact Rouge for Lips and Cheeks in Island Rose ($38).
Although I’m on the paler end of the skin tone scale, I find that this color compliments beautifully without overwhelming. The product sheers out beautifully when used on cheeks. When I do a pale look, it adds a pretty pink when applied lightly. When I add bronzer, I can amp up Island Rose nicely. The texture of the product stays true and pretty.
The texture of Island Rose reminds me of Bobbi Brown’s Pot Rouge’s, my other favorite cream blush. The closest that I have in my collection is Bobbi Brown’s Pale Pink–both are cool pinks. You can see that Island Rose is a deeper tone:
Island Rose is an easier product for travel–the small compact slips pretty easily into even a small makeup bag. Island Rose has a slight scent, which is noticeable when applied to lips. I found that the product gives a slight tint of color on the lips (this is also how the product is described on Edward Bess’ website) If you are looking for a full coverage lip color, I’d go with one of Edward Bess’ lipsticks instead.
This is a lovely color and I am really glad that Edward Bess is making such lovely, luxurious and practical products. His Compact Rouge comes in one other color–After Sunset–which is reviewed by The NonBlonde at her site.