Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Edward Bess Secret Affair Blush Extraordinaire
Edward Bess Secret Affair Blush Extraordinaire

Edward Bess Secret Affair Blush Extraordinaire ($43.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “soft peach.” It’s a warm-toned, pink-tinged coral with a gold shimmer. Tom Ford Flush is slightly less pink, less shimmer. theBalm Don’t You Want Me is lighter. theBalm Frat Boy is pinker. Burberry Hibiscus is warmer. NARS Deep Throat is similar but more shimmered. MAC Supercontinental is slightly lighter. MAC Fleet Fast is darker. MAC Flaming Chic is pinker. Dior Pink Glow is more orange. Chanel Fleur de Lotus is more shimmery. Burberry Blossom is warmer. See comparison swatches.

Secret Affair has good color payoff that is buildable and blendable, so you can adjust the intensity depending on your preference and what suits a particular eye/lip combination. The texture is soft, very finely-milled, and smooth. It has a light golden shimmer that buffs into a very luminous sheen the more you blend it into the skin. It did not emphasize pores or the skin’s natural texture. It lasted eight hours well on me and had some minor, but noticeable, fading after nine hours of wear.

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It's a great coral shade that leans warmer and more orange than it does pink, though there is some pink tint to the color overall. There's a light shimmer that works well to give it a glowy sheen. It is a more common shade, so it may not be worth the splurge.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

5/5

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Edward Bess Secret Affair Blush Extraordinaire
Edward Bess Secret Affair Blush Extraordinaire

Edward Bess Secret Affair Blush Extraordinaire
Edward Bess Secret Affair Blush Extraordinaire

Edward Bess Secret Affair Blush Extraordinaire
Edward Bess Secret Affair Blush Extraordinaire

Edward Bess Secret Affair Blush Extraordinaire
Edward Bess Secret Affair Blush Extraordinaire

Edward Bess Secret Affair Blush Extraordinaire
Edward Bess Secret Affair Blush Extraordinaire

Edward Bess Secret Affair Blush Extraordinaire
Edward Bess Secret Affair Blush Extraordinaire

Edward Bess Secret Affair Blush Extraordinaire
Edward Bess Secret Affair Blush Extraordinaire

Edward Bess Secret Affair Blush Extraordinaire
Edward Bess Secret Affair Blush Extraordinaire

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What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: Giorgio Armani #3 Eyes to Kill Palette, Tarina Tarantino Spark of Envy. On cheeks: Edward Bess Secret Affair. On lips: Chanel Pygmalion.

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25 thoughts on “Edward Bess Secret Affair Blush Extraordinaire Review, Photos, Swaatches

  1. I have a feeling this is a silly question…but where could I purchase Edward Bess, Illamasqua, or Chanel? Does it have to be online if I don’t live near a Nordstrom?

    • Illamasqua is only sold at Sephora in the U.S. Chanel can be found at most major retailers like Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, etc. Edward Bess is most readily accessed at Sephora (online, not sure if it’s in-stores).

  2. Gorgeous! This blush sounds tempting!

  3. Love the close-up shot, Christine! You really should let your hair down more often. :) I have most of the dupes listed, but still find it hard to resist pink-corals. They’re extremely flattering! I ordered this through a friend yesterday, can’t wait to receive it.

  4. That is an absolutely gorgeous shade of pink/coral! It looks amazing on you!

  5. Oh Christine, you look so beautiful in those photos! Lovely blush.

  6. AS1929

    You look totally tropical in the full-face pics! Too bad about the completely tasteless name on this blush :(

  7. Really nice! Have TF Flush and at least 2 or 3 others that are very close. Still, if I were looking for a coral, I would definitely consider this well worth the buy.

  8. Teresa

    What lip color do you have on in this picture. It is beautiful on you!

  9. Sue

    What lipstick are you wearing?

  10. Steph

    Hi! What’s that awesome lip color? It’s not listed. Thanks!

  11. Kathryn F

    Christine, can you tell us what you’re wearing on your lips? I LOVE that color and I’m not seeing it listed in the “What Makeup Are You Wearing” section. Thanks so much!

  12. amanda

    On A Fairskinned Cool Toned Girl Do You Think This I’d Better Or The Tom Ford?

  13. Charlene Cunningham

    I have Tarte Tipsy, and also EL Wild Sunset. Do you know how it compares to them? That lip/cheek combo is fabulous on you!!

  14. JennyD

    EB’s Secret Affair has been one of my faves since I bought it a couple of months ago. I never thought to pair it with Chanel Rouge Coco in Pygmalion but you can guess what I’ll be wearing tomorrow!

  15. Kamyll Blanco

    HI! Sorry if it’s already posted, but I couldn’t find it anywhere – what’s the lipstick you’re wearing here? :-) Thanks!

  16. Sasha

    Christine, I’m looking at this one and Burberry Blossom and they look very similar and are almost the same price; which do you prefer?

    • I do prefer the softer, denser texture of Burberry’s blushes – but I prefer that texture overall (for any powder products). It’s purely a personal preference, though!