Edward Bess Eye Makeup

Edward Bess Earth Tones Natural Eyeshadow Palette, Perfect Line Every Time, Big Wow Full Brow Pomade and Wish Granted Mascara

October 27, 2016
Edward Bess Earth Tones + New Eye Launches

Edward Bess has launched quite a few new things including some classic additions in eye makeup along with three new perfumes. Today I’m reviewing the eye makeup – all true to Edward Bess style where makeup is classic to enhance your features in a natural way but make them look better. I got a sneak preview back in September at Neiman Marcus while visiting his counter. He swatched his new Perfect Line Every Time Liner on the back of his hand and once it sets it does not budge. If you are able to visit any of his counters while he’s in store (all locations listed here) I highly recommend you do – you will be in for a treat.

In today’s review lineup:

All eye products are available at Net-A-Porter. The liner and mascara are also available at Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman. Eyeshadow, liner and mascara are available at QVC (some prices vary with sets).
Edward Bess Earth Tones Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills
Up first is my favorite item the Earth Tones Naturally Enhancing Eyeshadow Palette. It has five natural shades that are very natural but not invisible. The colors look like they run neutral-cool in the palette but on my skin they have a mix of neutral, cool and warm. Colors have the most beautiful finely milled kind of shimmer and texture is buttery soft for smooth natural application. If you like bold full pigment kinds of shades you may find this too natural. But for the person who wants a very natural look for the eyes and a palette that is easy to wear for everyday this one is a great one.
Edward Bess Earth Tones Eyeshadow Palette

Colors are a pale cool white shimmer, satiny light pink mauve, medium warm plum shimmer, shimmering grey taupe mauve, deeper cool-toned purple. Swatched below:

Quick eye look with all colors on the eyes:

Edward Bess Earth Tones swatched

I couldn’t find anything quite like the colors in this palette from what I own. I pulled the Dior Eye Reviver Palette reviewed here which has a similar effect in the natural finish but runs cooler and has a sheerer finish with some of the shades.

Edward Bess Earth Tones vs Dior Eye Reviver Palette
Edward Bess Earth Tones
Next are the Perfect Line Every Time Liner in Deep Deep Black and Wish Granted Magic in a Bottle Mascara in Onyx. The Perfect Line liner is a deep true black with a twist up style applicator and smudge brush at the end. It does indeed last a very long time (all day on me) with out smudging or budging once you apply and let it set. It glides on easily without any tugging and gives a rich deep black color. It does set quickly so if you need to smudge or blend with an applicator I recommend you do so quickly.
The Wish Granted Mascara is a true black mascara. It’s described as a long lasting clump free mascara to add volume. I am extremely picky with mascara as I have straight lashes that require curling. Most mascaras smudge, don’t hold the curl, or flake. This one from Edward Bess did not smudge and there was no clumping so on those points it’s a winner. For me I have a serious need for volume and this one can be built in two layers for volume but I found it didn’t give me as much drama as some other formulas. 
Edward Bess Perfect Line Every Time and Wish Granted Mascara

Perfect Line in action at Edward’s counter:

Edward Bess Perfect Line Every Time

Last but not least are three brow products called Big Wow Full Brow Pomade . It comes in three colors, Light Taupe, Medium Taupe and Rich. I can use either Medium Taupe or Rich for my coloring and it’s really really good. It is an easy to blend natural looking brow product. It has a whipped formula that is lightweight and has the ability to coat hairs or fill in sparse areas. As one who finds I can’t wear any brow products with red, I really like these color options. He has a Dual Ended Brow Brush for these, but I find you can use any angled brush. I tried with the MAC 266 and Wayne Goss Brush 21 and both worked really well.
These look natural and are easy to use. Thumbs up.

Edward Bess Big Wow Full Brow Pomade

Edward Bess Big Wow Full Brow Pomade
One last quick look from my visit to his counter at Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills. Many of you often ask what my natural lip color looks like, here’s a photo of me without anything on the lips – it was after lunch and everything had worn off. To the right is his Big Kiss Lipstick.

Bottom line some solid additions to Edward Bess’s line. I really love his Earth Tones Eyeshadow Palette and the new Brow Pomades and as a natural-neutral makeup lover these are just perfect. I’ll have a dedicated post on his fragrances soon. One briefly reviewed in my Fall Fragrance Loves for Him and Her post if you want a quick peek.

All eye products are available at Net-A-Porter. The liner and mascara are also available at Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman. Eyeshadow, liner and mascara are available at QVC (some prices vary with sets). All items also available from his website Edward Bess.

Have you tried these yet? If yes what did you think?
Many thanks to Edward for keeping me stocked on his latest and greatest.

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  • I've been wanting to try Edward Bess for what now seems forever, and I see my calling in this palette. So gorgeous and practical as well!

    • I agree! Gorgeous and practical describe it perfectly!

  • I was thrilled to see this review as I have had Edward's eyeshadow palette and eyeliner on my radar and just needed a gentle nudge to seal the deal. I'm so glad Edward continues to explore beautiful ways to present natural and classic colors in winning formulations. EB always remains classic and elegant while utilizing new formulas and innovations. I'm sold! πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Eileen! Glad you liked the review/swatches πŸ™‚

  • Sabrina, how does his Wish Granted in a Bottle mascara compare to the Bess-Lash formula? I notice the wand looks considerably thicker. I really liked the separation and definition the Bess-Lash formula delivered but it didn't hold a curl as well as I would have liked. Voluminising isn't a biggie for me, so if this one can hold a curl, I'm game to try.

    • Hi Emily, I never tried the Bess-Lash formula so unfortunately I can't compare. Sorry!

  • Liz

    Love your blog. I haven't tried anything from EB yet but because your blog I want to try out a few things. The eyeshadow palette looks so beautiful! And the Brow Pomade is calling my name. Great post!

    • Thanks Liz! I hope you are able to try something soon πŸ™‚

  • Ugh, how is Edward Bess always so beautiful

  • Anonymous

    The palette looks pretty, but I'm hesitant. The design looks like you could pick up colors on the left and right of what you're aiming for. I have to say – the jumbo lipstick. Is that for real? What on earth would you do with something that size?

    • Hi Anonymous – the lipstick is for real! I think it's something he did for fun πŸ™‚

      I was able to pick up individual colors easily with brushes, the tiny slivers of course need a detail brush though.

  • Well, if only these were available in the UK.

  • Thank you…I'm intrigued by the eye pencil. I've been using the Victoria Beckham pencil non-stop, since it lasts all day on my waterline…just scored a backup, it's that good! I may have to try this one too…

  • Thank you…I'm intrigued by the eye pencil. I've been using the Victoria Beckham pencil non-stop, since it lasts all day on my waterline…just scored a backup, it's that good! I may have to try this one too…

  • Just wanted to leave a quick note to say thank you for providing information on where each of these products are made–this detail is often left out but very, very important to me when I purchase my makeup. (Apologies too if you've been doing this for awhile and I only just noticed now. It's definitely appreciated though!)

  • That palette is lovely!

  • nice products!

    lu | coco & louis

  • Kristina aka cubicledweller

    I think I need the eyeshadow palette, but everything looks fabulous!

    • It's a great neutral staple!

  • I love the browns and taupe.
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