Thursday, July 4th, 2013

Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss Prismette Eyeshadow Quad
Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss Prismette Eyeshadow Quad

Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss Prismette Eyeshadow Quad ($68.00 for 0.25 oz.) contains four eyeshadows in a “smooth, long-wearing formula” with textures that range from “soft matte to high pearl.” The palette was really nice in terms of quality, but it could have used more contrast, depending on your skin tone. I think fairer complexions may notice the subtleties between each shade more so than medium and darker skin tones. For example, on my medium complexion, it definitely runs together and loses something.  I wore all shades, and they lasted eight hours well and were a little faded before the ninth hour.

Cosmic Bliss #1 is a light-medium beige with warm, caramel undertones and a matte finish. It looked a lot lighter in the pan than it did swatched. It had a soft, buttery texture and had great color payoff. NARS Biarritz is lighter. MAC Call Me Bubbles is lighter, more shimmery. MAC Grain is more shimmery. MAC Bisque is lighter. Chanel Beige Lame is warmer, darker, more shimmery. See comparison swatches.

Cosmic Bliss #2 is a warm, golden-shimmered, medium-dark brown with a frosted sheen. The texture was a bit drier compared to the first shade, and the resulting color payoff was good but not as easy to blend out. MAC Bronze is darker. MAC Woodwinked is warmer. MAC Soba is darker. Dior Golden Savannah #1 is less shimmery. Benefit Thanks a Latte is more metallic. bareMinerals Cognac is warmer. See comparison swatches.

Cosmic Bliss #3 is a medium-dark, warm-toned taupe with a frosted shimmer. It had good color payoff, and the texture was really soft and smooth. Urban Decay Stray Dog is darker. Urban Decay Lost is much darker. Urban Decay Midnight Rodeo is cooler-toned. Urban Decay Rehab is a cream product. Chanel Topkapi #2 is similar. Chanel Raffinement #1 is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches.

Cosmic Bliss #4 is a medium-dark bronze brown with a frosted sheen. It had nice pigmentation and a soft, buttery texture so it applied smoothly and evenly. Bobbi Brown Bronze is less warm-toned. Urban Decay Deeper is slightly darker. Maybelline Bad to the Bronze is browner. MAC Buckwheat is redder. Dior Fairy Golds #5 is less shimmery, darker. Inglot #421 is warmer. See comparison swatches.

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The quality is nice, but the colors run together a bit when applied, so it really depends on how you intend to use the palette and if you really like the idea of something with a very gradual gradient when used together. I felt like it could have used a little more contrast between the shades.

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4.5/5

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Cosmic Bliss #1

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Pigmentation

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Longevity

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Application

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Cosmic Bliss #2

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Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

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Longevity

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Application

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Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss Prismette Eyeshadow Quad
Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss Prismette Eyeshadow Quad

Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss Prismette Eyeshadow Quad
Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss Prismette Eyeshadow Quad

Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss Prismette Eyeshadow Quad
Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss Prismette Eyeshadow Quad

Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss Prismette Eyeshadow Quad
Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss Prismette Eyeshadow Quad

Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss Prismette Eyeshadow Quad
Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss Prismette Eyeshadow Quad

Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss Prismette Eyeshadow Quad
Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss #1 Prismette Eyeshadow

Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss Prismette Eyeshadow Quad
Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss #1 Prismette Eyeshadow

Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss Prismette Eyeshadow Quad
Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss #2 Prismette Eyeshadow

Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss Prismette Eyeshadow Quad
Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss #2 Prismette Eyeshadow

Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss Prismette Eyeshadow Quad
Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss #3 Prismette Eyeshadow

Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss Prismette Eyeshadow Quad
Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss #3 Prismette Eyeshadow

Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss Prismette Eyeshadow Quad
Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss #4 Prismette Eyeshadow

Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss Prismette Eyeshadow Quad
Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss #4 Prismette Eyeshadow

Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss Prismette Eyeshadow Quad
Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss Prismette Eyeshadow Quad

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16 thoughts on “Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss Prismette Eyeshadow Quad Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Liz

    It looks kind of boring and not special. Not worth almost $70 in my opinion.

  2. I have so many dupes for these shades. I still think this is a nice palette for those who may not already have a collection of neutral nude eyeshadows. My stash verges on the ridiculous already so I’ll take a pass on this one.

    • I think it’s worth it IF you just wear these shades all the time and would wear this palette a lot, BUT I do think they run together so more contrast would just stretch it further – because you can always blend two shades into a gradient, especially when they’re browns!

  3. Avatar of Amy xamyx

    I like the colors, although very dupeable, but the presentation is a bit “cheap” looking. The layout reminds me of some really inexpensive DS, off-brand shadows I bought in the 80s…

    • At least it doesn’t have cheap quality!

    • Liz

      Now that you mention it..the packaging kind of reminds me of Rimmel London quads.

      • Christina

        ITA! Was just looking at some of the Rimmel quads in CVS yesterday. I have both Edward Bess eye shadow trios and the packaging is so much classier. I wouldn’t spend almost $70 on this one just b/c the packaging looks so cheap.

    • Avatar of Jill cloudburst

      I totally agree about the packaging – I saw this brand at Bergdorf and was really surprized how low end the palettes looked.

  4. Avatar of Alison Alison

    It does run together a lot, doesn’t it? I think it’d really make this palette if there was a bit more contrast!

  5. Avatar of Malia Malia

    It doesn’t look like a $70 palette to me either :(

  6. I have this one and I reach for it so often that it’s definitely worth the money for me! I wish the second shade were just a little more shimmery so that it brightens the inner half of my lids better. I often get around it by throwing Burberry Pale Barley in the mix or wearing it over Laura Mercier Sandglow though!

  7. LOVE this quad! These are the sorts of colors I reach for on a daily basis.

  8. Avatar of Chelsea Chelsea

    I like the colors in this palette, but I could never justify spending $68 for it. It reminds me very much of palettes that Etude House has put out before, especially because of the quilted-looking shadows. The Etude House palettes cost MUCH less for similar (or cuter) packaging and very good quality product. It’s also pretty easy to get Etude House palettes off of eBay, iMomoko, or other sites that feature Asian cosmetics. There are too many pretty brown/nude/neutral eyeshadow palettes on the market at affordable prices for me to ever consider spending $68 on this one.

  9. Bernice

    The quad reminds me of the Rimmel packaging…