Apr 282012

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.

Edward Bess Demi Buff

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Sep 082010

As described here, Joeybunny and I had a wonderful time at Bergdorf Goodman’s makeup counters last week to investigate lovely new things. This includes new lipsticks and glosses from Edward Bess, which will be available in December for sale.

I’m really happy that Neiman Marcus has begun carrying Edward Bess’ products–the more Edward Bess used in the world, the better.  I’ve been really pleased with everything from this line that I’ve tried so far.  In fact, I have a little corner of my top makeup drawer where my Edward Bess items are–he makes such beautiful basics and I use them so frequently.

During our visit, Joeybunny and I took a look at three new glosses and three new lipsticks that will be launching soon.  First up, the new Deep Shine Glosses are red Amore, pink fuchsia First Kiss and a soft, light pink called French Lace ($30 each).

The new Ultra Slick Lipsticks are the pink Blush Allure, medium pink Rose Demure and deep nude Demi Buff ($32).  As you can see, these were displayed in new, square-tube packaging that coordinates nicely with the other sleek packaging in Edward Bess’ line.  In the picture, the older round packaging is in the back, the square packaging is used on the new shades in the front:

You can see these colors, courtesy of Joeybunny’s swatches, here:

While I was at the counter, I couldn’t resist placing an pre-order for Bergdorf’s upcoming gift card event— for a $100 purchase, you receive a $25 gift card–nice, right?  If you are interested in taking advantage for some Edward Bess items, you can call Susan at the Edward Bess counter at Bergdorfs (212 872 8826).  Susan has helped me with phone orders several times in the past, and she has been wonderful with advice and service.  At the same time, you might want to ask her about Edward Bess’ new blush– a well pigmented mauve-rose called “Moroccan Rose” that I couldn’t resist, which will be available for the gift card event.  There is also a new compact rouge called Love Affair, reviewed here by The Beauty Look Book, that will be available for the event.

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