Edward Bess Love Affair Compact Rouge

August 16, 2010
I’m so excited to be able to give you a preview of the newest Compact Rouge from Edward Bess in Love Affair ($38) a lovely watermelon pink cream with the slightest hint of fuschia. The new Love Affair Compact Rouge will officially launch in the US at Bergdorf Goodman this September during their $25 off a $100 purchase Gift Card Event (exact dates to be determined, but it’s estimated to occur mid-September).

So why all the excitement? For one, it’s something new from Edward Bess. I love his small well thought out collection, yet I am always eager to see what he has coming out next. They were kind enough to send a complimentary sample to me before the launch date and Love Affair does not disappoint. It works well for both lips and cheeks, but I prefer this one on my cheeks. It’s fairly bright and more cool toned on the lips. On the cheeks, it gives a pretty doll-like pink blush.

I’m also a huge fan of the Compact Rouge from EB. I have already purchased Island Rose (raspberry pink) and After Sunset (browned rose), both of which I get regular use out of. I keep one on me most of the time for those last minute dates when I have to look somewhat presentable but have no time to go home and touch up my makeup. Easy to blend, fig scented, natural finish – these are among my favorite cream blushes. (I will review and compare all three in more detail very soon – they both have been featured on my blog before, it may require a bit of searching.)

Love Affair is a pretty addition to his collection. It’s is gorgeous pink, but better suited for those who can pull off bright pinks or cool pinks. I personally find Island Rose and After Sunset more versatile and universally flattering, but I think Love Affair will work with any of EB’s eyeshadows or eyeshadow trios. (In case you haven’t seen, check out my review on his single eyeshadows Edward Bess Eyeshadow Gorgeousness). On the lips I like it with a touch of gloss to soften the color (like EB Desert Glow, Chanel Bon Bon or Vanilla Aqualumiere Glosses), but it’s pure perfection as a blush for that healthy doll pink glow. If you like lip colors such as NARS Roman Holiday or Schiap, then I think you will adore Love Affair.

Here it is swatched:

L to R (swatched heavy and sheer): After Sunset, Love Affair, Island Rose

Also coming out very soon for fall include the following:

  • Endless Love Deep Shine Lip Gloss – $30
  • Sheer Satin Cream Compact Foundation – $60
  • Moroccan Rose Blush Imperiale Powder Blush – $48
  • Love Affair Compact Rouge – $38
I am anxious to hear descriptions of Endless Love and Moroccan Rose as the launch date draws near. Edward Bess is available in the US at Bergdorf Goodman (instore) and EdwardBess.com (online). Those not familiar with BG – at least twice per year, they have a $25 off $100 purchase event. Some of the beauty lines have an additional promotion such as a gift with purchase with each line. Past gifts from Edward Bess have been a full sized mascara and a full sized compact rouge (shades are predetermined). Minimum purchase amounts have typically ranged from $100 to $150, at least in my experience.

I don’t have the details on this year’s BG promotion, but I hear the BG counter will be sending out their info cards really soon!

As if news of new products wasn’t exciting enough, Edward Bess is expanding in the US! Not sure if you know, but I hear Edward Bess is launching at Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills Sept. 1st and in Houston on Sept. 16th!

This was sample sent to me, courtesy of Edward Bess. At this time I do not have a disclosure policy as this is the first product I have accepted and reviewed. For more information, you may find this article helpful: Yes, No, Maybe.

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  • I'm not stalking your blog. I swear! I just love creme blushes. How nice to receive a sample!! This looks stunning on you! I love the review you gave as well. very detailed and wonderful pictures as always!

  • Anonymous

    Great post! I usually am not an EB fan, but your posts always create lemmings, dear Lina. I think the color is so pretty and rather wearable. It looks great on you, too.

    Please, please do keep us informed on the BG sale. I think I might order from them this year.


  • Eileen

    I have been eagerly awaiting your take on EB's new products ever since I first saw them on the British blogs. His new foundation, Love Affair, and Moroccan Rose were shown at the Zuneta launch in London on July 12, but evidently the lighting in the room was not conducive to photography because all the pictures that were taken and posted by bloggers are rather dark and murky. But you, Sabrina, as always, have come through with first rate pictures and wonderful swatches that reflect the true beauty of the products you're reviewing.

    As an EB fan, I'm looking forward to seeing more of your posts. Your pictures and review of Love Affair have convinced me that I need to put it on my wish list. By the way, it actually looks quite lovely on your lips.

    Having bloggers like you, Karla, Amy, and Gaia make me feel like I'm right there at his counter. Thank you!

  • Oh I am HOPING this event happens when I visit NYC the weekend of 9/17.

  • Thanks for sharing Sabrina!! I have been waiting to hear more about the new EB products for fall.. I must say this looks absolutely gorgeous!! I always carry one of his compact rouges and highlighter in my makeup bag, its just so versatile. I am now addicted to using the highlighter on the bridge of my nose, under the arch of the brow and on the inner corner of my eyes, can't believe how much of a difference it makes!

  • niki

    Love this color!! Any dupe on Chanel or Dior for this one please??? I canΒ΄t find Nars here…

  • OH GOD I NEED IT! lol you are such a bad influence!

  • i really enjoy looking and trying out cream blushes even though i can't wear them. this is really a lovely shade.

  • This color is soo pretty! Haha.

  • such a pretty pink color. I'm hoping to try this out some days.

  • Love this colour! It's so pretty =)

  • This blush is the most beautiful out of all 3 and I think that I'll get it. Thank you!

  • Ooh…sooooo pretty, thank you for sharing!…how to EB cream blushes compare to Paul & Joe's?

  • This is way nicer on you than Paul & Joe's 066 kitty cat lippy πŸ™‚

  • The color looks wonderful on the lips! Love your blog. I look forward to reading it and that is what a good blog should do. I adore the EB products and have pretty much everything from the line.

  • Ohhh, that looks so pretty!

  • Very beautiful product! i was wondering if you've every tried Hourglass Brozer duo and if so, how would you compare to the EB compact rouges?

  • Elvira – I love cream blushes too and the EB is just gorgeous.

    Eileen – I'm excited about his new foundation too! Photos/swatches are always hard to take. I am always hesitant to do lip swatches b/c those are so hard for me to get consistent with different lighting and angles!

    Lexi – I think the event does happen that weekend!

    Lakshmi – the EB highlighters are amazing. I love both of them like crazy!

    The Gloss Goss – Yes you need it! It's so you πŸ™‚

    Jojoba, Wuguimei, L4pinkpetal, Rachel, Marina – It's lovely and very wearable.

    Agmini – Check out my review one post up.

    Robin – Thanks! EB has amazing products. I really like them!

    LissaSioux – I haven't tried the Hourglass Bronzer so I can't compare it.