Edward Bess Blush Imperiale Swatches!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Edward Bess calls his makeup a well-edited set of colours, and I do believe he's right. While his small line up of shades consists of neutral colours, it does seem that within that small number of shades he has managed to produce colours that would suit as many people as possible. Case in point: the powder blushes.

Like the rest of his range, the Blush Imperiale doesn't come in many shades - here, it comes in three - but I do think that the colours are very pretty and neutral, and perfect for adding that extra pop of colour to a look.

Edward Bess Blush Imperiale

The photo quality isn't as great as it could be, because these were taken at the Edward Bess/Zuneta launch, and it was all indoors. But fortunately I think the swatches turned out marginally better.

The packaging on these blushes are pretty awesome - fully functional while still remaining portable and compact. The case has a mirror, a brush for on-the-go application, and feels and looks luxe, but isn't chunky or oversized. Pretty and practical all at once.

These blushes aren't as smooth as the eyeshadows and powder bronzers - for some reason they're just a tad less finely-milled - but they're still of pretty good quality, and they retain the good pigmentation that the powder products in his line have. All the blushes are matte, which make them good for work environments - it's not fun to have distracting cheek shimmer that seems to be magnified in indoors lighting!

Once again, pardon the crappy picture quality of the swatches:

Edward Bess Blush Imperiale

01 Soft Orchid is going to be a hit among the fairer girls. This is a neutral medium pink, that isn't too bright, too pastel, too cool-toned, or too warm-toned. I like this. It's pretty universally flattering if it shows up on you.

02 Desert Bloom is a neutral midtone pinky-brown. Very universally flattering, it's a sister to other famous neutral pinky-brown shades, like MAC's Blushbaby, or Bobbi Brown's Slopes. And like Blushbaby and Slopes, it looks really blah and muddy in the pan, but it goes on beautifully.

03 Morrocan Rose is a neutral midtone rose. I know I'll be using the words "universally flattering" yet again (I seriously need to expand my vocabulary!), but this colour is just that. This one would be great for the darker ladies, but with careful application, fair girls can wear this one as well for a pop of colour on the cheeks. I'm torn between Desert Bloom and Morrocan Rose - both are my favourites, and it's hard to pick just one.

As with much of Edward Bess' line, the neutral shades and lack of gratuitous shimmer make this one great for anyone who wants easy-to-wear, go-with-anything shades and quality neutrals. If you're a newbie or someone who has to wear work-appropriate shades, the shade range is excellent and worth checking out.


  1. mmmmmmmm everything EB is gorgeous! *_* Wish I could haul all of them! *drools*

  2. wow they look pretty and seems very pigmented too. thanks for the swatch!

  3. great review and swatches! i think i'm gonna love these! :)

    <3, Mimi

  4. Naww, you're so cute. "Universally flattering"

    I like soft orchid.

  5. I like that blushes!


  6. thanks for the swatch....
    every edward bess is just amazing....
    THANKS !!!


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