Monday, 20 June 2011

Edward Bess FOTD

As promised, here is my very basic attempt at showing you how a couple of the Edward Bess eyeshadows in the context of the whole face. I chose Intimate, which is my favourite, and Dusk to create a simple eye with a touch of smokiness about it.

FOTD featuring Edward Bess Eyeshadows
Here is a list of the products that I used:

  • Laura Mercier Oil Free Primer
  • Chantecaille Future Skin Foundation in Alabaster
  • Clinique Airbrush Concealer
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Blush in Gracilis
  • Le Metier de Beaute Highlighter in Whisper
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • Edward Bess Eyeshadow in Intimate
  • Edward Bess Eyeshadow in Dusk
  • YSL Faux Cils Mascara in Black
  • Smashbox Brow Tech in Taupe
  • Edward Bess Compact Rouge in Island Rose
  • Le Metier de Beaute Lip Creme in Vanilla Rose (applied after photos)
Edward Bess Eyeshadows in Intimate and Dusk applied
For the eyes, I swept Intimate, what has been described as the perfect taupe, all over the lid and then I paired this with Dusk in the crease and outer V. You can see I think how the colours blend almost effortlessly into each other. I also applied a little of intimate underneath the lash line. The thing that most surprised me about the colours is how green they make my eyes look. Often shadows can make my eyes look a little dull, and it is normally bronzes and purples that make them pop, but this taupe seems to have a magic quality about it.

I'm attempting to grow out my eyebrows so excuse the stray hairs!

This is the only photo taken not in direct sunlight, and really emphasises the need for powder!!!
If you can ever get hold of it, I would definitely try Intimate as your first Edward Bess Eyeshadow. Individual Eyeshadows retail for £22 each from or the Private Eye Collection, which features 5 shades and 2 mascaras costs £110.


  1. Now *that* is a FOTD. Just amazing. The skin, the shadows, the lipstick, everything is beautiful! You're so skillful! :)

  2. Beautifully done and flawless application! Love! Xx

  3. You look gorgeous, but then you always do. x

  4. What a pretty, natural look, those shadows do work so well together x

  5. Gorgeous! I absolutely LOVE this makeup look. I've just posted a FOTD and realised when catching up on blog posts that I must have been channeling both you and Grace when I applied my makeup. I was wearing Solstice Halcyon with Dusk today :D
    Jane x

  6. Love it! I love Intimate, it is a beautiful color! I love the blush you used, the color is amazing!

  7. I agree Intimate is THE Bess started shadow. I love your EOTD; it's natural yet sophisticated.

  8. Oops, I meant "starter" shadow.

  9. Hi,
    You look ravishing,it's beautiful.Thanks for share.
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