Edward Bess Ciao Threads of Silk Powder Review, Photos, Swatches

Edward Bess Ciao Threads of Silk Powder
Edward Bess Ciao Threads of Silk Powder

Edward Bess Ciao Threads of Silk Powder ($45.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a medium, rosy copper with warm undertones and a luminous sheen.. MAC Highlight the Truth (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Jouer Hot Coral (PiP, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Laura Geller Pink Grapefruit (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Sydney Grace Morning Glory (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Ciate Date Night (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Cover FX Warm Honey (Right) (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Margin (P, $24.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Taffy (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Peachtwist (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Laura Geller Golden Apricot (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). NARS Embruns (-, ) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Papa Don't Peach (P, $30.00) is cooler (90% similar). LORAC Golden Hour (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NYX Bronzed (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Milani Bronze Burst (P, $13.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Hooked (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Sunbasque (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). NARS Cheek Studio III (LE, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Highly Illogical (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Chanel Elegance (370) (P, $45.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is supposed to “infuse the skin with luster” with a “satiny smooth powder.” It’s available in two shades (the other I already reviewed here), and I think there could have been a third–something cooler, more pink-derived. As I mentioned in the prior review, the texture is smooth and blendable once on the skin, but the powder is denser. It is oddly firm but not stiff; it takes more to dislodge the powder from the surface–not sure if it’s related to the design or formula itself–and does get a little easier with multiple uses. If the texture was more forgiving and easier to use, though, this would be a real winner, as the end result is a glowing and gorgeous on the skin. It had medium, buildable coverage with a luminous finish that didn’t emphasize pores and wore well for almost nine hours on me.

Ciao
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
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Edward Bess Ciao Threads of Silk Powder
Edward Bess Ciao Threads of Silk Powder

Edward Bess Ciao Threads of Silk Powder
Edward Bess Ciao Threads of Silk Powder

Edward Bess Ciao Threads of Silk Powder
Edward Bess Ciao Threads of Silk Powder

Edward Bess Ciao Threads of Silk Powder
Edward Bess Ciao Threads of Silk Powder

Edward Bess Threads of Silk Powder
Edward Bess Threads of Silk Powder

Edward Bess Threads of Silk Powder
Edward Bess Threads of Silk Powder

Edward Bess Ciao Threads of Silk Powder
Edward Bess Ciao Threads of Silk Powder

Edward Bess Ciao Threads of Silk Powder
Edward Bess Ciao Threads of Silk Powder

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Edward Bess Ciao $45.00/0.42 OZ.
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Makeup Geek Casino Eyeshadow
  • Makeup Geek Sin City Eyeshadow
  • Makeup Geek Venom Eyeshadow
  • Make Up For Ever I24 Aqua XL Eye Pencil
  • Make Up For Ever I32 Aqua XL Eye Pencil
  • Make Up For Ever S20 Aqua Liner Eye Pencil
On lips:
  • Chanel Tanami Glossimer

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Stunning. I’m wary of basket-weave patterns in pressed powders. The last one I had, which was drug-store, got dropped and just shattered.

It really DOES look great applied, but I’m not crazy about the B+ vs $45. It gives me a strong pause. That said, I will likely just seek out a good dupe instead, possibly MAC Peachtwist or the yet-to-be reviewed Laura Geller one.

Shimmery blush isn’t something I go for, but this colour is gorgeous enough to make me consider it.
I love the “thread” design how it looks in the pan too – though that would just make me feel bad about using it, so it might be a negative!

The thread design should last a decent while, since it is pretty raised, but it doesn’t lose powder easily!

The pattern on this AND the color is absolutely stunning! I’ve always wondered how manufacturers manage to get all of those different colored pigments to cooperate during pressing without looking like a right mess.

This is definitely my kind of colour and I love the cris cross pattern so you can swirl your blush brush around. But I do agree with you Christine – there could have been a third in the series for more cool toned complexions.

What this post has done is made me dig out my dupes for the Makeup Geek eyeshadows you’ve used! While this blush looks warmer in the pan than the other one you showed, it seems cooler (and almost wearable for me) in the photos of you wearing it. You look stunning.

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