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). NARS Savage (2020) (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Laura Geller Golden Apricot (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Taffy (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sydney Grace Morning Glory (P, $9.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Peachtwist (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Jouer Hot Coral (PiP, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Ciate Date Night (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Laura Geller Pink Grapefruit (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Margin (P, $24.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Cover FX Warm Honey (Right) (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Embruns (-, ) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Sugar Spirit (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Papa Don't Peach (P, $30.00) is cooler (90% similar). ColourPop Total Package (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Perfectly Lit (LE, $34.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Highly Illogical (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). NARS Orgasm (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Milani Bronze Burst (P, $13.00) is less shimmery, darker (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

PPermanent. $45.00.
B+
B+
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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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!

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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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