Cruelty-free minihaul: Edward Bess Cosmetics on Hautelook!

Edward Bess is a brand about which I’ve been curious for a while, but the price tag on their products is a fair bit more spendy than I can justify these days.  So, I was pleased when I saw them featured on Hautelook a while back.  Buying untried cosmetics online can be a bit of a gamble, shade-wise, but a bit of Google investigating lead me to what turned out to be good choices for me.

Self same Google detective work suggests that two of the three products I bought are not currently available on the Edward Bess site.  But, I thought I’d show them anyway, in case any Hautelook aficionados might be interested in them if they come around again on that site.

My favorite of the products I purchased is the Ultra Slick Lipstick in Demi Buff.  I am very impressed by the creaminess and moisturization (Is that a word?) of this product.  It’s not marketed as a plumper, but it feels so hydrating, I thought it sort of acted as one.  I was also very pleased with the way it wore over the course of the day.  And, for me, this turns out to be a great my-lips-but-better shade.  I’m pleased to report that, from what I can tell, this product is still available on the Edward Bess website.

Edward Bess Ultra Slick Lipstick in Demi Buff
Edward Bess Ultra Slick Lipstick in Demi Buff
Edward Bess Ultra Slick Lipstick Demi Buff swatch
Edward Bess Ultra Slick Lipstick Demi Buff swatch

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I also lucked out with my shade choice, Desert Bloom, of the Blush Imperiale.  As I’d hoped, it’s one of those mauvey, sculpty shades I lean toward for my non-contouring contoured look.  Once again, I was pleased with the staying power, no oxidation throughout the day.  I did think it needed a bit of building up to get a more blushy look.

Edward Bess Blush Imperiale in Desert Bloom
Edward Bess Blush Imperiale in Desert Bloom
Edward Bess Blush Imperiale Desert Bloom swatch
Edward Bess Blush Imperiale Desert Bloom swatch

Lastly, was the Quad Royale in South of France.  On one with anything other the fairest of skin tones, I think this would primarily act as a highlight, which is how I wore it, on the cheekbones above the Desert Bloom Blush.

Edward Bess Quad Royale in South of France
Edward Bess Quad Royale in South of France
Edward Bess South of France Quad Royale swatches left to right: individual shades then one swirl through all shades
Edward Bess South of France Quad Royale swatches left to right: individual shades then one swirl through all shades

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I hope this has been helpful and happy Hautelooking!

*These are only my opinions, formed through my personal experience as a consumer.  I am not a medical doctor, an aesthetician, or a health/beauty professional.  There is no guarantee what effect, positive or negative, these products may have on anyone else.

**All products were purchased by me from brands that, to the best of my knowledge, are cruelty-free.

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