Thursday, December 27, 2012

Edward Bess Sun and Stars Prismette Eyeshadow Quad


Edward Bess has recently added three new palettes to his line called Prismette Eyeshadow Quads ($68 each for 0.25 oz/7g). These come cased in a black rectangular mirrored compact with a double-sided brush. According to Bergdorfs, these quads have Edward's Classic Ultra Luminous Eyeshadow formula in a combination of some new shades and signature shades.

There are three sets right now: Cosmic Bliss (all taupe), Over the Moon (plummy greys) and Sun and Stars (day and night look). All quads include the same basic light all-over-base-shade. For the repeats of his singles, Cosmic Bliss includes Intimate + 2 new taupes. Over the Moon contains all new shades and Sun and Stars include Escape, Dusk and Night. I will review all three in the upcoming weeks. First up is Sun and Stars.

Sun and Stars contains three existing shades, Escape (a warm coppery bronze shimmer), Dusk (a metallic taupe, looks greenish/khaki in the photos but applies more neutral), and Night (a cool satiny black). The base/matte shade is new. It has a similar color to his single shadow in Nude but is slightly darker and more pigmented. It works well as an all over base to even the lid softly without looking chalky.


I've been using Sun and Stars over his illuminating eye primers (which I think are the best eye bases I've tried) and it has performed exceptionally well. The colors are well pigmented with just enough shimmer to add depth but not overly frosty. Compared to the singles, the Sun and Stars quad applies with the same pigment and smoothness. If you already own the individual shades, then purchasing the quad isn't necessary. It is very convenient for travel and if you're new to Edward Bess, this is a perfect introduction to his line.

Here it is swatched on my arm:


Comparison shot to the singles: Nude, Escape, Dusk and Night (no swatches since the shades swatch identical between the singles and quads, with the exception of Nude which is a lot lighter/sheerer)


Bottom line: excellent! For me it's not a must-have simply because I already own the shades individually. I do like the sturdy packaging which is much easier to travel with (versus singles). Sun and Stars has performed very well. Lasting power with his eye bases is all day for me. It's a palette that can be incorporated into any look and versatile enough for day or night. I believe it will suit a wide range of skintones. While I was at the Beverly Hills counter over a year ago, I saw Edward apply Night to lovely woman with a dark complexion - it gave her a stunning smokey eye.

I'm sure all Edward Bess fans have already seen reviews on other blogs, but in case you haven't be sure to check out:
I purchased my Edward Bess quads from Bergdorf Goodman. They are also available online at Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus and Sephora. Right now there appears to be a limited-edition set exclusive to Neimans online called Private Eye which has the Sun and Stars, Dune Eye Base and his mascara for $100 (individual products added up total $128, I haven't tried his mascara so I can't report on it, but I do love his eye bases).

Have you tried Edward's latest?

7 comments:

  1. I really like the smokey colors. I've never heard of this brand before, but isn't that what's godo about beauty blogging? We learn so much from reading each other's products.
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  2. Aren't these new quads just lovely? Although I have all the singles, I like this new formulation. It seems to be smoother and more silky in texture. These colors are not razzel-dazzle but are in perfect keeping with EB's legendary refined chic. They are subtly luminous and blend seamlessly to create everything from a work appropriate eye to a smoldering smoky eye. Well done, Edward!

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  3. I love the layout of this palette... and the colors are very pretty as well... I think I need to add some EB to my collection :)

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  4. I haven't tried a lot of EB products--only the Quad Royales. Really want this palette though! I always love a nicely done, basic palette and this one looks so smooth and pigmented and dreamy!!

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  5. I think the packaging looks cheap and dated; however the color night is beautiful.

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  6. I'd really love that smoke trio that you have. Neiman's goes back and forth on whether they'll ship to me but I'm thinking it's time to try it again. This is a beautiful quad.

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  7. Beautiful palette -- I especially love the look of Dusk :) Thanks for the swatches! :)

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