Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Edward Bess Island Blossom Ultra Slick Lipstick
Edward Bess Island Blossom Ultra Slick Lipstick

Edward Bess Island Blossom Ultra Slick Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.13 oz.) is described as a “soft coral.” It’s medium-dark coral-orange with a soft, satiny finish and warm undertones. NARS Lodhi is a shade or so lighter. MAC Style Surge is pinker. Chanel La Ravissante is darker and redder. Dolce & Gabbana Cosmopolitan is darker, redder. MAC Vegas Volt is a smidgen pinker.

The Ultra Slick formula is supposed to be creamy, hydrating, long-wearing, and “[deliver] rich pigment with a satin finish.” Island Blossom is very pigmented–it’s pretty much one-stroke color–that glides on evenly, smoothly, and without tugging on the lips. The consistency is lightly creamy, so it applies easily but doesn’t slide around once applied. It feels lightweight and comfortable to wear, and this particular shade wore for five hours, which is good but a little short of long-wear (based on my averages, which would be closer to six). My lips felt nicely hydrated during and for a couple hours after wear.

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Edward Bess Island Blossom Ultra Slick Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

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This will be a nice shade for late spring and summer, as it brightens and adds a lot of warmth to the face. It is a more orange coral, so if you prefer warmer corals, you may really like this shade.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

5/5

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Edward Bess Island Blossom Ultra Slick Lipstick
Edward Bess Island Blossom Ultra Slick Lipstick

Edward Bess Island Blossom Ultra Slick Lipstick
Edward Bess Island Blossom Ultra Slick Lipstick

Edward Bess Island Blossom Ultra Slick Lipstick
Edward Bess Island Blossom Ultra Slick Lipstick

Edward Bess Island Blossom Ultra Slick Lipstick
Edward Bess Island Blossom Ultra Slick Lipstick

Edward Bess Island Blossom Ultra Slick Lipstick
Edward Bess Island Blossom Ultra Slick Lipstick

Edward Bess Island Blossom Ultra Slick Lipstick
Edward Bess Island Blossom Ultra Slick Lipstick

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Sephora, $32.00.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

NARS Lodhi is a shade or so lighter. MAC Style Surge is pinker. Chanel La Ravissante is darker and redder. Dolce & Gabbana Cosmopolitan is darker, redder. MAC Vegas Volt is a smidgen pinker.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss Eyeshadow Palette, Kat Von D Proud Peacock Eyeliner. On cheeks: Edward Bess Summer in Capri. On lips: Edward Bess Island Blossom.

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29 thoughts on “Edward Bess Island Blossom Ultra Slick Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Kayvid Kayvid

    Do you think this would be too pale for NC35?

  2. Beautiful. Christine, you look so lovely in this color!

  3. The color looks great on you, Christine!

  4. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Megan Megan

    There are a lot of colors like this out that don’t cost $30! I couldn’t hand over that much money for lipstick that isn’t that unique.

  5. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Naomi Babyshoes

    That is a beautiful colour! But $32.00 seems quite dear for a lipstick. Could anyone suggest a drugstore version of that shade?

  6. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Amy xamyx

    I’m not loving the color, but looking at the finish, texture, etc, I’d be curious to take a look at some other shades.

    • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Amy xamyx

      I just noticed you’re wearing the Kat von D eyeliner; do you have any Kat von D reviews planned?

  7. Great colour on you Christine, I was waiting for this. So glad you like the formula, now I feel a bit more confident to get it, lol!.I’m seriously loving Edward Bess atm, going on a craze here. Did you tried the new blushes as well? It’s gorgeous! ^^

  8. Min

    I have one of Bess’ lipstick–Sundown, which happens to be spot on Asian nude. And the formulation is really good, and to date the only hydrating lipstick I have tried. Too bad I prefer matte finishes, if not I’d definitely buy more in his range.

    This colour seems like the coral I hope most would be (more orange instead of pink). I might try it soon.

  9. Christine this is so your shade (and mine too)! I’m getting so excited about it! Can’t wait for it to show up in the mail :) I have Lodhi too and this does remind me of it, but I can’t have too many corals (or can I… haha)!

  10. Swetha

    Hi Christine, This lipstick looks great on you. Do you think this would look good on NC40?

  11. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Heather Heather

    Wow.. ZERO lip freckle here! lol I like full coverage.. I love this color and always pick it up but somehow I can’t really pull it off. Just don’t like it on me.

  12. Daaaaamn why do I have to love this so much? It’s $32 YIKES! lol

  13. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of dewi arina dewi arina

    Hye Christine! you look beautiful in this color. May I know how this shade compared to MAC Ravishing? thanks

  14. RedWeatherTiger

    Does this formula have the same scent/taste of other EB lipsticks? I have a few, and the scent is listed as “fig”–and I HATE it. I’d try this formula if I knew it didn’t literally stink like the others.

  15. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of hazel Hazel

    I don’t really care for the opaque appearance of this. I like the coral color, but would prefer it to be a bit more sheer.

  16. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Abigail abigailod

    So pretty! How does this formula compare to MAC’s Mineralize Rich lipsticks, Christine? Preference?

  17. Will this be too dark for very pale skin?