Thursday, November 14, 2013

Edward Bess "Edward's Best" Palette is the Best!

Above: The Edward's Best Palette features eight shades of lip color ranging from the palest of nude to the most crimson of red...what else does a girl need?
I have been a fan of the Edward Bess line for years now...this elegantly streamlined exclusive collection   has produced one of my first cream foundations (!) and some of my favorite lipstick shades ever.  The fact that the creator of said line is equal parts gorgeous and charming makes for a double treat!  I recently had the chance to try the Edward Bess "Edward's Best" Palette which, as expected, does not disappoint!  

Above: Edward Bess and me, earlier this year at Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills.

Retailing for $75, this well-crafted palette features a generous mirror, lip brush and eight of the creamiest, most wearable shades ever!  The Edward Bess lip color formula is divine...extremely hydrating, richly pigmented and intoxicatingly fragranced with the subtle scent of fig.  

Kindly scroll on for product images, swatches, shade descriptions and a closeup of the deeply-covetable limited edition Candid Affair on the lips!

Above: "Back matter" including shade names and ingredients.
Above: Edward's Best Palette, resplendent in the sunshine.
Above: The palette in outdoor shade.
Above: The palette in direct sunlight.
Above: Swatches of every shade in direct sunlight.
Shade Descriptions (in my experience):
  • Nude Lotus is a pale nude beige with peachy undertones.
  • Pure Impulse is a light brown nude beige with slightly rosy undertones.
  • Rose Demure is a deep pinky nude.
  • Tender Love is deep berry with slight rust undertones.
  • Candid Affair is a creamy peachy pinky nude...perfection! This is a limited edition shade.
  • Jasmine Blossom is a bright pink-infused magenta.  This is also a limited edition shade
  • Deep Lust is a dark, warm, nearly brown red.  
  • Midnight Bloom is a bright, bold, cool red. 

Above: Swatches of every shade in partial sunlight.
Above: Swatches of every shade in shade.
Above: Swatches of every shade in direct sunlight.

Above and below: Wearing the limited-edition "Candid Affair" alone on the lips...this creamy nude peach is the quintessential neutral shade and I hope that Edward Bess releases a full-sized lipstick version in the very near future!

Bottom Line: The Edward's Best Palette is a must for lip color (and word play) lovers...from pale nudes and creamy pinks to bold wines and bright reds, this collection possesses a shade for every mood and occasion.  Couple that versatility with the clean, flattering aesthetic of the Edward Bess line and this palette is destined to become a classic.  

**PR sample provided for review, however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.  
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  1. What a nice mix of shades! I bet some would look great mixed together as well.


    1. Thank you, Sylvia and yes, combining the shades will result in even more gorgeous shades. Let the mix party begin ; )

      xoxo and have a wonderful weekend,

      --The Beauty Professor

  2. Here's your laugh of the day: I skimmed the actual READING part of the article because I got so excited about the palette. Um, I thought it was BLUSHES!

    I was dying with lust for it even though I know I have a zillion blushes (I'm almost as addicted to them as I am eyeshadows). As I was going back through the text looking for a price I see that they are lipsticks! Whew! Luckily I don't like potted lipsticks and am Saved. Ok, now you can tell Edward to make the same colors IN BLUSH. ; )

    Big hug dear friend, Susan

    1. Hello Susan,

      What a joy to hear from you! Thank you for your totally made me laugh (in the best possible way!). I completely see how the palette could look like blushes...they likely could be wonderful cream blushes should one choose to use them in that manner ; )

      I hope all is well with you dear friend...have a gorgeous weekend and talk soon...xoxo,

      --The Beauty Professor

  3. Hello,
    I to thought what a gorgeous collection on blushes when I first saw the photo.
    They are really nice selection of colours and could only imagine the beautiful and unique colours that could result in mixing them.
    How much is in each colour? Would the pans last very long?
    Also I have finally ordered By Terry Cover Expert in shade 8, Hourglass Ambient Powder in Diffused Light and just bought home the Revlon Colorstay Whipped foundation in Warm Golden that you reviewed and liked.
    Needless to say I am very very excited to try my new purchases but my purse is not very excited :)

    I hope your weekend is off to a lovely start,
    My eldest son Boston was 9 today, so there's been lots of joyful present opening today.

    Talk soon
    Julie xox

    1. Hellow Julie,

      They do look like blushes...I agree ; ) The pans are quite generous...the packaging says ".99 ounces x 8 lipsticks" and I imagine they will last a great while!

      So excited for your By Terry and Hourglass order as well as your recent Revlon acquisition...your face is in good hands, indeed! Happy happy birthday wishes to Boston...have a beautiful Monday and talk soon!


      --The Beauty Professor

  4. Hi! How long lasting are these would you say?


    1. Hello Anon,

      I get three to four hours of wear before needing to reapply with this formula...they are hydrating, creamy and medium coverage. Just delightful!


      --The Beauty Professor

    2. Thanks so much! :)


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