Edward Bess Ultra Slick Lipstick «Eternal Passion»: Swatches & Review
If you ever come across this brand offline or online and will wonder where to start, my advice is — start from Edward Bess Ultra Slick Lipstick. I haven’t done so myself, but what a nice surprise it was when I’ve discovered the qualities of this lipstick!
Ultra Slick Lipstick was the product Edward Bess started his makeup launch with. It is long-lasting, smoothing, creamy lipstick that will take care of your lips and give you good classic color. I was wearing it for some time and have found the following:
+ very pleasant creamy texture, applies like a silk on the lips;
+ medium coverage, that both doesn’t look too thick and still gives your lips a color;
+ it is lip smoothing lipstick (will cover dry and peeling ares, except of big parts of peeling skin) with noticeable lip care effect! It is definitely not that rich effect as from a good lip balm, but between other «caring» lipsticks I’ve seen so far this one does care;
+ it is lasting — almost all the day long assuming you will not eat, which is almost impossible. If you eat or drink it will delicately fade away, mostly if you eat food like croissants, bread etc.
+ good color selection, especially comparing with other products of this brand like blushes — 16 classic colors in range;
This lipstick is packed in black and simple design, that doesn’t show as much fingerprint as light gold/silver packaging might. Still it doesn’t eliminate all fingerprints. What else can be mentioned? Nice berry scent of this lipstick.
Eternal Passion — is kind of red color, definitely not classic red, more likely to be berry red. Due to lipstick’s medium coverage it may look lighter or darker depending on the amount of layers will will put. I’ve made som shouts to show one layer (or even a bit less, as I’ve put the color lightly with separate brush) and two layers, that make this lipstick more pink-berry like, but still doesn’t hide you lips and doesn’t give classic full coverage. When I’m looking at colors definition at edwardbess.com, I have a feeling they need to exchange «Eternal Passion» with «Midnight Bloom». The latest looks lighter and brighter, you may find some swatches here.
Availability: online at Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Zuneta (international delivery) or see official website (selected offline stores can be found at edwardbess.com)
Price: 32$/24 GBP.
Limited Edition? No.
Final Thoughts: one of the best lipsticks I’ve seen recently — medium coverage, good color pay off, lip smoothing and lip caring effect. My most favorite lipstick is currently ELLIS FAAS Creamy Lips and it’s not 100% correct to compare them as this two have differences in finish, coverage and packaging, they are somewhere near each other in terms of positive emotions. And though Edward Bess lipstick didn’t become THE Lipstick for me, I still wear it often and with great pleasure.
*Item reviewed in this post was sent for consideration by online-shop Zuneta and Edwards Bess brand.