|Edward Bess Ultra Slick Lipstick - £24|
I have been guilty of stalking the Zuneta website a lot recently and Edward Bess is one of those brands that was on my wish list. I had heard great things about his lipsticks but was initially put off by the bias towards warmer shades in his collection. I got one of the only cool colours, Night Romance, for Christmas and I'll post about that later, but the recent trio that was released was meant to be based around pinks. Sounded perfect.
|Left to right: Blush Allure, Rose Demure|
I spent an age looking at swatches on some of my favourite American blogs, liked what I saw and so maxed my credit card to get Blush Allure and Rose Demure. Boy was it not worth it.
The Edward Bess Ultra Slick Lipsticks are strongly scented with fig, which I don't mind although it is a bit sickly, but they do feel like the quality you would expect from an expensive lipstick. The packaging has been altered from the more usual circular container to a square one, but I prefer the original, not so bulky.
In my honest opinion, both shades look like I've covered my lips in mud. Not a good look. It reminds me of my first lipstick, a really drying brown that I got free with Mizz or Shout. I wore it to death and look back at the photos and cringe. Now I am older, wiser and can buy my own lipstick, I don't want to look like that again.
|Top to bottom: Swatches of Edward Bess Lipstick in Rose Demure, Edward Bess Lipstick in Blush Allure|
|Edward Bess Blush Allure applied|
|Edward Bess Rose Demure applied (sorry the pic is a bit out of focus)|
The Edward Bess range is stocked exclusively by http://www.zuneta.com/ in the UK and the lipsticks cost around £24 each.