Edward Bess Ultra Luminous Eyeshadow Trio Swatches!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Edward Bess blew me away with his single eyeshadows, which I wrote about in this post HERE, and his eyeshadow trios are exactly the same as the singles in terms of pigmentation and texture. These are awesomely luxurious. Often, especially for drugstore brands, the singles are often much better than the trios, but this is not the case with these.

There are only two colours for this, one that's composed of browns that would be more suitable warmer skintones, and one that's composed of greys, which would probably look better on cooler skintones. But both sets of shades are quite lovely, and quite neutral.

Here's a picture of them in their packaging:

Edward Bess Ultra Luminous Eyeshadow Trio

I apologize for the blurred swatches, these were taken under low and dim light at the Edward Bess Zuneta launch (which I wrote about HERE), and these were the best photos I could take. I promise all the other swatches are much better than these! I'm just putting them up anyway, because who knows, they might help someone.

Here's 01 Island Escape:

A really pretty trio of neutral browns that go with anything. I like this, it's basic, but it's really well done.

Here's 02 Soft Smoke:

Edward Bess Eyeshadow Trio

Another set of pretty, but basic neutrals. I like this though, I feel it has a bit more interest than Island Escape. The grey in the middle has this tinge of green to it, that I feel is pretty interesting. I'm sure part of it is the crappy lighting, and part of it is just my olive undertones making everything pull green, but I do think there is a hint of green to the colour - just maybe not as much as the photo suggests. I also like that the black in the trio is a soft, smokey black, not a harsh straight-up black.

Just like the single eyeshadows, the meanest thing I can say about Edward Bess' trios is that the colour combinations are kind of boring - who hasn't seen a brown trio, or a trio of greys? But that said, I don't find any other fault with these, the pigmentation and texture are good, and the shadows have a smooth fine shimmer that is not too obvious and totally appropriate for work. If you're looking for good basics, this may be a bit pricey, but it's worth taking a look at.


  1. Wow, pigmented! Looks like a really nice set!

  2. I'm torn! I have a billion eyeshadows already, but I really want to try some Edward Bess ones now they're on Zuneta. Ah, we'll see...



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