Monday, June 25th, 2012

Edward Bess Midnight Bloom Ultra Slick Lipstick
Edward Bess Midnight Bloom Ultra Slick Lipstick

Edward Bess Midnight Bloom Ultra Slick Lipstick

Edward Bess Midnight Bloom Ultra Slick Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.13 oz.) is described as a “true Hollywood red.” It’s a blue-based, brightened medium red with a subtle glossy sheen to an otherwise creamy finish. Guerlain Vega is slightly darker. Giorgio Armani #404 is slightly brighter and has ruby shimmer. Chanel Lover is similar.

Midnight Bloom is very, very rich in color–you hardly need any product to get nearly opaque color payof. The texture is incredibly creamy, not thin but it doesn’t feel heavy and thick–somewhere between there, though you’ll definitely know you’re wearing lipstick. My lips felt nicely hydrated both during and after I wore this shade, which was a good thing, because this red hue lasted eight hours! Red lipsticks do typically last longer on me than lighter shades (same is true with berries and really intense, vampy shades), but eight hours is still a long time. The texture is fairly slick, though, so you can feel the color move around, and if you over-apply (which is not difficult to do), it can get onto teeth quite easily.

Edward Bess’ lipsticks are packaged in glossy black tubes and contain more 0.13 oz. each, while the average lipstick has between 0.10 and 0.12 oz.  I didn’t notice any taste while I wore Midnight Bloom, but there was a soft fig scent I could smell in the tube.

I bought this a month or so ago as a shade to try out from Edward Bess’ lipstick range, and it’s already disappeared from Sephora. I am loathe to review discontinued products, but I was able to find it on Zuneta. If you do some poking around, you’ll also see it appears on discount retailers like StrawberryNet (for $22.50). Sephora does have several other shades, including Roulette Rouge, which is another red (I haven’t seen it, so I couldn’t tell you how it compares).

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Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

4.5/5

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Edward Bess Midnight Bloom Ultra Slick Lipstick
Edward Bess Midnight Bloom Ultra Slick Lipstick

Edward Bess Midnight Bloom Ultra Slick Lipstick
Edward Bess Midnight Bloom Ultra Slick Lipstick

Edward Bess Midnight Bloom Ultra Slick Lipstick
Edward Bess Midnight Bloom Ultra Slick Lipstick

Edward Bess Midnight Bloom Ultra Slick Lipstick
Edward Bess Midnight Bloom Ultra Slick Lipstick (Diffused Flash)

Edward Bess Midnight Bloom Ultra Slick Lipstick
Edward Bess Midnight Bloom Ultra Slick Lipstick (Studio Lighting)

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Zuneta, $32.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

Guerlain Vega is slightly darker. Giorgio Armani #404 is slightly brighter and has ruby shimmer. Chanel Lover is similar.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadows in Liquid Diamond, Glistening Garnet, Perpetual Purple; Burberry Trench Eyeshadow; Make Up For Ever #26 Aqua Cream, Tarina Tarantino Spark of Envy Eyeliner. On cheeks: NARS Gaiety.

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17 thoughts on “Edward Bess Midnight Bloom Ultra Slick Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. MIRIANV

    i need your teeth whitening secret.

  2. fashcherry

    That colour is truly fantastic!
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  3. ginagina

    Beautiful color on you, looks very luxurious! I also found it here: http://www.amazon.com/Edward-Bess-Ultra-Slick-Lipstick/dp/B006BEBBKW
     

  4. Beautiful color! I’ve never even heard of this brand, much less knew that Sephora carried it! I’ll have to try and check it out if I can find it. 

  5. corallista

    Love the luscious finish! 

  6. Wow, gorgeous. So bright, creamy, and pigmented! I have only tried Edward Bess’ Quad Royale, but lips are next on my list!

  7. Katharine

    That is a gorgeous red! It looks lovely on you!

  8. Veronica

    Geez, you look amazing in a good red.  It just really works for you.
     
    I didn’t know who Edward Bess was until now, but I can tell my bank account is already displeased with our having made acquaintenance.

  9. CynthiaCyndaquilRamirez

    This color is absolutely lush! I am so wow’ed by this color!
     

  10. Alison Cole

    I LOVE you! I’ve been looking to try some Edward Bess and hoping you’d some day review their stuff! 

  11. I am completely unfamiliar with this line.  The website doesn’t exist anymore?  It’s late and I’m confused. 

  12. While I don’t have the money for that lipstick, it sure is a pretty colour. 

  13. Freja Marseen Andersen

    Hello Christine :) I was wondering if the lipstick is “tasting” of anything in particular ?

  14. HannahGabrielleGibson

    Such a beautiful color! Definitely have to check this brand out!
     
    On a completely different note.. Christine, I love your earrings!