Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Love from London for Edward Bess

Grace London from London Makeup Girl brings you her take on Edward Bess cosmetics. Her blog is one I follow regularly because she features those unique brands - many of which I hope I can try out someday!

Tell us about yourself: London is where I work (and shop.) My beauty interests lie mostly with the smaller, independent lines (Mr London jokes that the best way to describe my taste in anything is 'esoteric'.) My beauty style is classic with a twist. I like taupe eyes, and red or rosy lips.

For our reference, what's your skintone and hair coloring? My skintone is a pale cool olive (I'm about MAC 20 depth, although NW is too pink and NC too yellow.) My hair is a dark chestnut, and I have brown eyes.

How did you find out about Edward Bess? I first read about the Lip Wardrobe in Allure. When the products started to be sold separately a couple of the ladies that I know on emakemeup.com bought some, and one of my makeup twins there told me I needed to try the eyeshadows (and then enabled the purchase for me across the pond.)

What do you love best about Edward Bess? The excellent quality and textures of the products. The eye products are just fabulous neutrals; they're wearable and classic without being dull or muddy.

Top favorite products/colors? Dusk and Intimate eyeshadows, and Midnight Bloom lipstick. Dusk and Intimate are the perfect neutral shadows to wear with a red lip (a khaki taupe and a beige with very subtle green/pink shimmer respectively), and Midnight Bloom is a lovely cherry red (pictured below).


Is there anything that didn't quite work for you? Night Orchid lipstick is hard work for me to wear. I picked it because at the time it was the only pink lipstick in the range, but it is a little bit brighter than I feel comfy in. I have one of the three new lipsticks on the way to me (Tender Love) and I'm really looking forward to trying this; I think the line has been crying out for some rosy/plum lipshades.

What are your other favorite beauty brands and or products? Other brands I love include: Julie Hewett, Beaute, Kevyn Aucoin, Rouge Bunny Rouge, RMS Beauty, Lipstick Queen.

Anything else you'd like to mention? Please come to London, Edward. Your products would be perfect in Liberty or Fenwick, and I wouldn't have to rely on the kindness of US friends to get hold of them!

6 comments:

  1. Thank you for the wonderful review Grace! You have gorgeous lips :)

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  2. Grace, Midnight Bloom is so pretty on you!

    I am so jealous you have access to Rouge Bunny Rouge - I'm in love with the pictures I've seen of the products!

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  3. Hi Lina - thanks so much for the opportunity to contribute to your series. I've really enjoyed reading all the other posts in it.

    Hello Joey - thank you. Rouge Bunny Rouge is a lovely brand, here's hoping it makes it to the US.

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  4. I follow London MU Girl every day. I love all the hidden treasures she finds. I only use the Edward Bess eyeshadows since I can't wear fragranced lipsticks and I agree that they are wonderful.

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  5. I have a few of Bess' products and they are high end average. He didn't reinvent the make up wheel, he is just "exclusive" so this makes his line more desirable. I bet if he was available for mass purchase at Target or Macy's there wouldn't so much obsession about him. The aura of mystery and allure would pass.

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  6. Just wanted to concur with Barcelona Chair; the contrast between the hype about the Edward Bess line and the empirical quality of the products - average at best - is remarkable.

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