Mar 242010
 

Edward Bess has been getting high regards from several beauty bloggers that, in my estimation, have high standards including The Beauty Look Book, The London Makeup Girl and The Pink Sith.  Recently, I placed a phone order from the Bergdorf’s counter in New York City for two Edward Bess eyeshadows–Intimate and Dusk ($30 each).

When I ordered, I wasn’t entirely sure of the difference between them and so my review for both is consolidated.  Although there are excellent swatches out on the Internet already, I had to play with them myself to see the comparison.

Overall, the texture of these two is excellent. The pigment is easily picked up by the brush, the powder is very soft and there is excellent color payoff.  They look almost matte in the pan and at some angles.  However, there is a discernible sheen to each.  Both have a very sophisticated look–the colors will look appropriate anywhere, anytime and no matter what else you are wearing.  They are truly universal.  Not sure what kind of eye to do? These are go-to colors that look gorgeous, understated and yet very polished.

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Here is Intimate, the lighter of the two.  Its a soft light tan with a touch of gray.

Here is Dusk, a deeper complicated taupe:

Here are some swatches (no primer):

Here are more swatches because few of us are able to go to a counter to swatch.  These should also give you a better sense of the way that the texture looks in different types of light:

They look lovely as a wash of color with a matte ivory highlighter, or can be used together for a subtly contoured eye.  Highly, highly recommended for a gorgeous neutral look.

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