If there is one person who can create the palest, nudest lip without making me look like a corpse, it's Edward Bess. To achieve the perfect nude pout, Edward first lined and filled in my lips with the Defining Lip Liner in Natural followed by the Ultra Slick Lipstick in Pure Impulse. To top it off, he added a layer of the Deep Shine Lip Gloss in French Lace. The end result? Pure, nude perfection!
I am a huge fan of the Edward Bess lip products. The Defining Lip Liner in Natural is the perfect shade for my lip color and pairs well with any lipstick. It also looks nice worn alone with a gloss on top. The formula is creamy and the liner goes on smooth. My lips don't feel dry and tight after I put this on.
The Ultra Slick Lipstick in Pure Impulse is perhaps my favorite nude lipstick, ever! The shade is a pale, neutral pink which actually looks lighter in the tube than when swatched or worn on my lips. Looking at it in the tube, it is not a shade I would have thought I could pull off (it looks a bit darker in the picture below but the swatches are true to color). The lipstick has a fresh fig scent which is lovely and not overwhelming. The formula is very creamy and smooth as well. I find that when I apply an Edward Bess lipstick the lines on my lips are less noticeable and my lips appear more plumped. They are very comfortable to wear, and feel hydrating as well. The wear time is about average for a lipstick. I don't know why I received this shade in the old packaging, but I was thrilled because I much prefer the compactness of the round bullet to the new square case.
The Deep Shine Lip Gloss in French Lace is a light rosy pink, with enough pigmentation to wear alone or over a lipstick. This is a creamy pink, with no shimmer. The gloss also has the fig scent, and the formula is slightly tacky but I don't mind this as it helps the gloss to last longer on the lips. Those who do not fare well with sticky glosses may not like this formula as much.
|L to R: Lip liner in Natural, Lipstick in Pure Impulse and Gloss in French Lace|
Edward Bess cosmetics are now available at Sephora online. The lip liner retails for $29, the lipstick for $32 and the gloss for $30. I love this lip combination! What do you guys think? Have you tried any Edward Bess lip products before? What are some of your favorites?